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Member postings for Chris Evans 6

Here is a list of all the postings Chris Evans 6 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Morse taper spec.
25/05/2018 21:26:29

ARC euro trade catalogue has the tapers listed "for reference". Set your top slide with a sine bar and you are good to go.

Thread: Saving a toolholder
25/05/2018 09:11:19

Most likely the heat from welding did the trick. A good save better than trying to drill the screw out.

Thread: Brass bar , 55 mm - ?supplier
19/05/2018 19:27:00

At those prices I would be making them out of a decent grade of aluminium. Are they like the seal retainers found in models like Ariel front and rear hubs?

Thread: Latest for sale ads.
19/05/2018 19:21:41

They are still in the same place for me.

Thread: Hi from leeds
18/05/2018 09:31:08

Welcome along John. Ask away with any questions, always someone on here will know the answer.

Thread: Show and Tell Event for Forum Members?
17/05/2018 09:03:44

I am another who missed the first post. Put me down as being interested although I am not a model maker (Motorcycles are my interest) I would attend from an engineering interest.

Thread: Bent leadscrew?
16/05/2018 14:28:14

As apprentices the old turners told us to "Trail our hands" on the saddle feed wheel/handle. This was to prevent the weight of the hand wheel rising and falling giving a poor finish.

Thread: Recommissioning an old motor
13/05/2018 10:18:41

Interesting subject. I have a "Wolf" branded drill a huge lowish revs high torque job. Bought second hand in around 1965 it is on a stand and I have a 1/2" chisel morticer attachment for it. I have not used it for 40 years and would not dare to try it, reading this post I think I will find someone to check it over and replace the cord. It will then sit in the shed until I fall off my perch knowing it is safe for its next owner. Or go in a skip....

Thread: Colchester student cross slide - what bolt threads?
11/05/2018 09:01:27

Not sure on the round head models but later Colchesters I used where UNF/UNC.

Thread: Irish Road Racing on TV - starts this Monday night
11/05/2018 08:57:12

Thanks for the heads up, I go over to Northern Ireland 2 or 3 times a year for the racing.

Thread: dro
10/05/2018 09:17:08

Ian, with you being based in Northern Ireland it is difficult to try a used unit on your kit. I do still have my old front panel that I could send over for you to try. The buttons are all unresponsive but it may eliminate the fault so that you know a good panel would be the fix. The £300 console sounds good though because the scales seem bombproof.

Thread: drilling a 20mmx 300mm Hole in cast iron
10/05/2018 09:10:07

Plus one for Jeff's gundrilling. I spent my working life in mouldmaking. as a DIY job though we never like spending money so the last time I was faced with a similar job I modified an old long series drill from my building kit of DIY stuff. Namely an SDS drill, cheap to buy and do the job if the hole size / straightness is not an accuracy issue. Certainly better than any brazed on D bit type. The SDS drill shank is soft enough to turn to suit your equipment.

Thread: dro
09/05/2018 16:03:01

Ian, where in the world are you ? The guy who found me my used panel is based in Walsall West Midlands, I can find a phone number if of any use.

09/05/2018 12:37:11

I was in this situation last year where my Newall Spherosyn would work but all the buttons became  unresponsive to set zero etc. I was fortunate enough to obtain a used front button/display panel for £70. Failing finding one I would have imported a complete system from China for about £180. That would have been the last resort because I did not want the work of fitting new scales which would mean moving the lathe away from the wall. Enquiries I made at the time drew a blank on any other display working with my existing scales and I did ask several places.

Edited By Chris Evans 6 on 09/05/2018 12:37:56

Thread: New old member now hiding in Lincolnshire
07/05/2018 21:24:25

I advise taking your T2 toolpost along and trying the toolholders for fit. I have had some awfully poor examples for my T1. The best for fit/price where from RDG.

Thread: 2 inch face mill problems
07/05/2018 09:52:56

I run a couple of face mills on my Bridgeport, a 40mm and a 50mm with three and five teeth respectively. Both use a triangular 16mm tip. Being a tight wad I buy TPUN160308 turning tips and grind them by hand on a diamond wheel. They cut well give a good finish and last well between touching up the cutting edge. Much more cost effective than designated TPKN milling tips.

Thread: Introduction
05/05/2018 06:12:59

Welcome along Matt, sounds like you have some interesting machinery.

Thread: The Ageing Engine
04/05/2018 07:43:10

13 Harvards, that would be worth seeing. When I was at school we would cycle over to Aldridge in the West Midlands to watch the Harvards coming in for service/repair. Happy Days.

Thread: Homemade collet chuck alignment issues
02/05/2018 13:20:51

The last soft nose morse taper shank I had to machine was awful with 0.015" runout. but as you have machined yours in situ it should not be a problem. I think looking at your set up you could have an accumulation of errors a thou or two here and there adding up. Some work finding out why your register is not seating should get you to a useable state.

Thread: Aldi 3 drawer steel toolchest
27/04/2018 14:32:34

Mouse hole could be a tooling aid for locating on the press tool/folding jig.

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