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Re: WM 6' Bed extension connection inprovements with pictures
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2015, 11:58:39 AM »
I'm going to be adding a BX12 to my BX24 soon, and my extension was not drilled on both ends from the factory. I've got a friend making a drilling jig right now. The factory hole on mills that are drilled is .500". If you drill your mill this size, then you will be able to use the newer extensions, as well as buy the proper tapered pins from Wood Mizer. From what I'm told, all BXs are drilled both ends now. The rails are case hardened, so you can drill the middle easily.

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I suggest that you grind a flat spot the entire length on the side of your pins before you install them as alignment pins are very tight fitting.  This will allow for air to escape or get in as you install or remove them.  Also the flat spot would allow a place to get penetrating oil to get in.
Again, just a suggestion.  I didn't and one pin is stuck in the extension and the other is stuck in the mill.
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Re: WM 6' Bed extension connection inprovements with pictures
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2015, 01:59:18 PM »
The pins are different diameters on each end. I think they are designed to stay in the extension, which is logical, but I also have one in the mill and one in the extension.
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Re: WM 6' Bed extension connection inprovements with pictures
« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2015, 02:22:51 PM »
Dave - when I built my two extensions, I worked up a drill bit guide to centre the holes to the rails.

I'm going to be adding a BX12 to my BX24 soon, and my extension was not drilled on both ends from the factory. I've got a friend making a drilling jig right now.
I used cut-off Sched 8 bolt shanks for the pins, and cut them for length so that they would 'float' in the holes. Two 3/4" holes = pin 1 1/4" A dab of No-Seize on them before they went in will keep them mobile.

Send me a PM if you'd like to borrow my jig - it's small and shipping wouldn't take long.
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« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2015, 08:48:07 PM »
Dave, I wanted to see where the drilling jig went?  I would like to drill mine and it would come in handy if I could borrow it.  I have a 6' extension that came with my mill and has never been used by me or the original owner.
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« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2015, 08:50:42 PM »
Member slingshot came up with a simple, easily built jig for drilling the ends of the rails. I built one and used it to drill the rails on 4 mills and 1 extension. A search should find it, or there are pics in his gallery,,
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Re: WM 6' Bed extension connection inprovements with pictures
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2015, 01:41:56 PM »
I think slingshot sent it to me, I used it and sent it to @stephen1 in Canada. I'm not sure if he sent it on to someone else or not.

But there is one floating around somewhere......

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« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2015, 02:44:09 PM »
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The @ function needs to have the exact lettering... i.e. @Stephen1 should work. ;)
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Re: WM 6' Bed extension connection inprovements with pictures
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2015, 03:12:18 PM »
Hey that @ works! I know I have the part you are talking of Jim. I have not had to use my extension in a while. I will look for it.
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« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2015, 06:53:20 PM »
Stephen If you find it I would like to use it to drill my be rails.  I don't have access to a machine shop any more to make one.

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« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2015, 08:12:24 PM »
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The @ function needs to have the exact lettering... i.e. @Stephen1 should work. ;)

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Re: WM 6' Bed extension connection inprovements with pictures
« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2015, 01:42:10 PM »


Clamp it on the rail and drill.

Pretty straight foreword - but yeah, a lathe is needed to make one.
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Re: WM 6' Bed extension connection inprovements with pictures
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2015, 08:24:28 PM »
Picked up my drilling jig today. Will drill mill and extension in the morning. Photos don't do it justice.

 

  

 
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« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2021, 10:21:08 PM »
Anyone have one of these drill jigs that they would care to rent out?
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« Reply #33 on: June 08, 2021, 11:28:40 PM »
Mine is buried deep in a storage shipping container.
I'll send it to you if I can get my mitts on it in the next little while.
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« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2021, 06:24:19 AM »
I had found the one I had, but then I moved. I will keep thinkin and hopefully a 4 AM wake up will tell me where it is. 
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