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Re: Frick setworks
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2011, 07:12:12 PM »
Frickman:

I agree with you in that it will be easier than using the one on the left.  This mill actually has 3 tapers along with additional dogs.  I like the fact that this mill is simple so that there are less things to go wrong. 

Do you know if it would be difficult to locate a foot receeder or if I should just stick with the one thats on it? 

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« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2011, 09:34:56 PM »
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more and more i see here and watch youtube, not all mills are the same even by the same manufacturer, mainly the circle mills.

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Re: Frick setworks
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2012, 10:43:10 AM »
I don't think you can use a foot receder with the setworks you have on that mill.  The foot receder has a wheel that runs on the receder board.  That pushes the setwork pawls into neutral and the wheel moves the headblocks forwards or back through the setworks.  When the receder board goes down, the wheel drops and the pawls become functional. 
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« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2012, 09:06:21 PM »
Shelby,I don't think I've ever seen two circular mill the same.Years ago there were options and most sawyers mixed and matched parts from different mill to there likeing. Frank C.
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« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2012, 09:14:48 PM »
NMFP,have you tried that hand receder on the right in your picture you don't need the mill setup to try it,it may be fast and easy.My Chase has a beam receder but I need to manually twist the  "D" handle to release the pawls so it will recede.Many times I'll just use the setworks to recede the headblocks. Frank C.
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« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2012, 07:08:59 AM »
Yes, I actually went the other day and started loosening everything and it works well but it will need disassembled, leaned, painted and lubricated for sure.  It works ok as it is right now but i am positive it will work better after lubricating a little.

The one on the left, there are pins in it and they set the advancement for board thickness.  Do you know off hand if the pin holes are set for nominal dimensions such as 4/4, 5/4 and so on or do they have overage built in so that the boards can be sawn with overage such as 1-1/8" and 1-3/8" respectively?  Most of the handset mills I sawed on a few years ago did not have the pins and we watched the setworks for our board thickness and location.

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« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2012, 07:33:24 AM »
NMFP,those holes in the quadrant are nominal and include the desired thickness such as 4/4 plus saw kerf.Those dimentions are adjustable for different kerf saw and special dimensions between the pins.Adjustments are made by how far the pawl yoke goes back to its rest there should be an adjust bolt there. Frank C.
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« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2012, 10:44:08 AM »
Also the 'head' of the pins can be made different size to account for finer adjustments.

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« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2012, 10:39:20 AM »
NMFP,

You cannot put a foot receder on your mill the way it is setup, just like Ron said. Like bandmiller2 said, there should be an adjustment bolt on the back for fine tuning the distance you move the headblocks on every set. You may also have some shims that are bolted on back there that are set up like feeler gauges. You can flip them in and out for a rougher adjustment. I don't see any in your picture though. With a little work and ingenuity you can make that setworks work as well as the fancier ones.
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« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2012, 03:15:51 PM »
Frickman,

I believe you are correct that it will work as good as the fancier ones out there.  I am beginning the tear down and rebuild process this winter/spring and will make sure everything is working correctly when it is reassembled.  I havent seen another one out there like this so i was sort of confused when I first spotted it.  Will be nice to get it rebuilt and set up so that I can begin sawing with it.


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