Bridgeport Series 2 Interact II Retrofit

Post your completed retrofits for the world to see.

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Jay
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Re: Bridgeport Series 2 Interact II Retrofit

Post by Jay » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:56 pm

Console Mounted!!
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Side View
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Back View
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Running!! I'm a happy camper at this point
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Re: Bridgeport Series 2 Interact II Retrofit

Post by martyscncgarage » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:02 pm

Very nice work! It's satisfying to see all your efforts pay off.
Marty
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Re: Bridgeport Series 2 Interact II Retrofit

Post by cnckeith » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:08 pm

wow..super nice work!

Jay
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Re: Bridgeport Series 2 Interact II Retrofit

Post by Jay » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:10 pm

Thanks , as I'm a software guy by day, it's great to tinker on this by night. Food for my soul
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martyscncgarage
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Re: Bridgeport Series 2 Interact II Retrofit

Post by martyscncgarage » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:50 pm

Jay! Thanks again for posting your progress on your rebuild/retrofit. Reminds me of my first Bridgeport knee mill. I stripped it all the way to the iron and re-skim coated it with filler and painted it....WHITE! Turned out great, but I will never forget all the work I put myself through.

Curiously, how long did it take you to complete that project?

Marty
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Jay
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Re: Bridgeport Series 2 Interact II Retrofit

Post by Jay » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:04 am

Oh Man! - the whole summer of Saturdays - and it's not over, it turns out my Spindle bearings were loose - with about .020 of vertical play - so now it's torn apart and discovered someone before me put cheapo bearings in it.

I'm also tweaking the PLC to accommodate the Joysticks - Mario in Support helped me get started - now I'm running with more enhancements. But in all honesty I'm enjoying it.

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This may not be the end as I'm looking for a suitable lathe to take on as well.

Jay
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martyscncgarage
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Re: Bridgeport Series 2 Interact II Retrofit

Post by martyscncgarage » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:09 am

Jay wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:04 am
Oh Man! - the whole summer of Saturdays - and it's not over, it turns out my Spindle bearings were loose - with about .020 of vertical play - so now it's torn apart and discovered someone before me put cheapo bearings in it.

I'm also tweaking the PLC to accommodate the Joysticks - Mario in Support helped me get started - now I'm running with more enhancements. But in all honesty I'm enjoying it.


2017-10-21 21.53.25.jpg


This may not be the end as I'm looking for a suitable lathe to take on as well.

Jay
Never seems to end with these older machines does it?
Keep at it Jay...
Marty
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Re: Bridgeport Series 2 Interact II Retrofit

Post by martyscncgarage » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:39 pm

How are you coming Jay? Up and running yet?
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