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Old 01-05-2018, 06:01 AM
jwpope jwpope is offline
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Default Gorton P1-2

Hello Everyone,
Totally new to the forum so I'm sorry if this tread is in the wrong heading.
I was recently given a Gorton P1-2 pantograph which I plan to use to cut Mother of Pearl inlays for musical instruments. Most of my experience is working with woodworking tools so this will be an adventure!
My questions is. Can I convert my tapered shank collect to a straight collect? If not, where could I purchase tapered shank end mills to cut MOP? I also plan to do a small amount of engraving in the distant future.
Many Thanks
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:33 AM
Joe PAonessa Joe PAonessa is offline
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Default Re: Gorton P1-2

I have a Gorton 3-U with the tapered spindle and I use the midget collets that hold a 1/8 inch straight cutter. they show up on E-bay occasionally and work well. The tapered cutters show up on Ebay sometimes as well. I believe I have some of the tapered cutters stashed in the basement that I could let go for a couple bucks a piece. do you have a cutter grinder to sharpen them?
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Old 01-05-2018, 08:17 PM
Roger B2 Roger B2 is offline
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Default Re: Gorton P1-2


I have a similar problem with my panto and from what I can make out it might require a new spindle which can involve big money.

For enquiries or parts you could try http://www.pantograph.co.uk/ - I have bought belts and clamps from them in the past.

Let us know how you get on.

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Old 05-05-2018, 10:52 PM
preachinpilot preachinpilot is offline
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Default Re: Gorton P1-2

the taper in the spindle that uses tapered cutters is a brown and sharp #1 taper. Anyone can look up the specs and make some adapter collets. Find a hobby machinest into homeshop machinest stuff.
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:50 AM
JoeJacob JoeJacob is offline
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Default Re: Gorton P1-2

For the instruction and parts manual take a look at:
Scroll down to about the middle of the page.

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