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There are many web resources to learn about tooling.  This Wikipedia [[wikipedia:Endmill|page]] is a start.  
There are many web resources to learn about tooling.  This Wikipedia [[wikipedia:Endmill|page]] is a start.  
==WTB (Want to Buy)==


*Storage rack for R8 tooling
==Familiarization Details==


==Maintenace==
The principal elements of the Millrite are detailed in the following:
* Spindle Drive Motor
* Spindle Speed Range (via belt and step pulleys)
* Ram
* Turret
* Head
* Quill
* Knee (Z-Axis)
* Saddle (Y-Axis)
* Table (X-Axis)
* Column and Base
 
==How To's==
* Pre-Planning
* Change Spindle Speed (via belt and step pulleys)
* Change Tool in R8 Spindle
* Dry-run cut before actual cut
* Clean-up when done (leave it better than you found it)
 
==Preventive Maintenance==
* After each use (each certified member user)
* Once-per-month (clean the Hive Saturdays)
* Once-per-year (JimD and/or area warden)


*Way Oil (Vactra #2)-- [http://www.use-enco.com/1/1/45214-105480-mobil-no-2-vactra-2-way-oil.html]
*Way Oil (Vactra #2)-- [http://www.use-enco.com/1/1/45214-105480-mobil-no-2-vactra-2-way-oil.html]
*1"x2" 6061 Aluminum (Soft Jaw material) [http://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?pid=1186&step=4&showunits=inches&id=997&top_cat=60]
*WD-40
 


==Sites to buy from for cheap==
==Sites to buy from for cheap==
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*http://tools4cheap.net/
*http://tools4cheap.net/
*http://littlemachineshop.com/
*http://littlemachineshop.com/
*[http://www.use-enco.com/ http://www.use-enco.com]


==Gallery==
 
==Milled Items==
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| <flickr > 6920286374 |<nowiki>m|thumb</flickr></nowiki>
| <flickr > 7066364307 |<nowiki>m|thumb</flickr></nowiki>
| <flickr > 6919913940 |<nowiki>m|thumb</flickr></nowiki>
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==Mill==
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| <flickr > 6909235372 |<nowiki>m|thumb</flickr></nowiki>
|[[File:Scale on Mill.jpg|thumb|iGaging scale on Z axis of mill|link=http://wiki.hive13.org/view/File:Scale_on_Mill.jpg]]
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==Resources==
==Manuals & Guides==
==Manuals & Guides==


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*[http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=132 Vintage Machinery Website History of the Burke Machine Tool Company]
*[http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=132 Vintage Machinery Website History of the Burke Machine Tool Company]
*[http://rick.sparber.org/TM.pdf "Traming" a mill drill]
*[http://rick.sparber.org/TM.pdf "Traming" a mill drill]
*[http://rick.sparber.org/ma.htm#4 Motherload of RF-30 Mill Drill guides]


==Books==
==Books==
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*[http://www.dcmorrison.com D.C.Morrison Company in Covington, KY (reference Burke Milling Machine parts)]
*[http://www.dcmorrison.com D.C.Morrison Company in Covington, KY (reference Burke Milling Machine parts)]
==General Information==
[http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=267465 Someone else who picked one up (Ours is nicer)]