Just arrived Aceria F1

 By: David Walter : February 18th, 2021-08:59
After years of searching I now have a new and never used Aceria F1 milling machine. It came with some accessories but not all, now I am on the hunt for W12 collets and a rotary table.
I set it up yesterday, oiled the spindle as I am sure after 50 years the old oil, even contained within the spindle was in need of replenishing, then plugged it and turned it on.
All ran as I expected

What pieces and parts are you planning to produce on this interesting machine?

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : February 18th, 2021-10:19
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Watch parts

 By: David Walter : February 18th, 2021-17:12
As you see no CNC for me, all made traditionally using hand operated machines.
Initially I will use it to make the watch plates and bridges and possibly wheels and pinions. The Aciera is a very accurate machine.

imperial graduted dial

 By: golden hands : February 23rd, 2021-12:21
i notice that the table has a imperial graduated dial for the table-i assume that you will be making the watch plates and bridges and wheels and pinions from plans.
will this mean that you use imperial measurement plans or are they metric -maybe getting a dual reading dial could also benefit and make accurate cuts easier to obtain in regards to the plans. the micrometer or vernier caliper will be your best friend otherwise

I draw my own..

 By: David Walter : February 23rd, 2021-16:44
plans with dimensions for any part i want to make.

I work in metric and in imperial if necessary, I will be fitting a DRO to the F1 as it makes life much easier .

Super machine! Best wishes!! -John

 By: John-E-Mac : February 18th, 2021-10:52

Looking forward to see your progress and parts you made on this machine

 By: Watchonthewrist : February 18th, 2021-11:42
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Super Cool Machine, David...

 By: elliot55 : February 18th, 2021-15:41
... I'll see if my friend in Lucerne can locate the desired W12 collets.

- Scott

Great, thank you NT

 By: David Walter : February 18th, 2021-17:09
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That is so neat, please post updates as you go along. You're living my dream, keep up the great work.

 By: doubleup : March 22nd, 2021-12:19
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