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.|
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|
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|
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.|
They are still in the same place for me.
|Thread: Hi from leeds|
Welcome along John. Ask away with any questions, always someone on here will know the answer.
|Thread: Show and Tell Event for Forum Members?|
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?|
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|
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?|
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|
Thanks for the heads up, I go over to Northern Ireland 2 or 3 times a year for the racing.
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|
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.
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.
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|
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|
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.
Welcome along Matt, sounds like you have some interesting machinery.
|Thread: The Ageing Engine|
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|
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|
Mouse hole could be a tooling aid for locating on the press tool/folding jig.
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