More quill dismantling

More quill dismantling

I took the quill apart further to find out what needs doing. The original Jacobs drill chuck taper is not ideal as I cannot easily convert this to a collet spindle. An ER16 collet spindle is available with a 16mm shank; This is ideal for the bottom bearing as the shaft is 16mm, but it will be hard to sleeve or connect onto the original spindle.

The spindle simply has a ball bearing top and bottom with a few circlips. It’s certainly nothing fancy – with a bit of jiggery-pokery I should be able to get an ER16 collet system on there.

Of course, the first thing to do is to try it with the drill chuck on. We’ll see if that can at least cope with the loadings of milling. It’ll only get better with a good collet system.

4 thoughts on “More quill dismantling

  1. Dan

    Hi Brian, Loving the project thus far. I am struggling to find any contact information for you on the website and wanted to run something by you. Could you get in touch? Perhaps you can see my email in the comments field, or are able to contact me via the website listed in my profile. Thanks in advance, I look forward to hearing from you.

  2. Brian_S Post author

    Hi Dan, Thanks for getting in contact. I’ve popped you an email. I must admit, I can’t find my email address on here either!

    1. Dan

      Hi there Brian. I did reply to you but haven’t heard back so I’m hoping you received the message (was sent from a different email address at the same domain). Anyway, thanks in advance and I look forward to hearing from you.

      1. Brian_S Post author

        Hi Dan, Sorry I’ve been away from me keyboard for a bit. Anyway, I just popped you an email. Thanks for your interest in the Manta! 😀

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