Here is a list of all the postings ASF has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Levelling a lathe..yes that old chestnut again|
Why do you use a dial indicator to test for parallel turning? I thought the test was turn both parts of the bar and use a micrometer to measure.
Usually twitter users wanting to create more interest to their page create a giveaway item and then ask to follow and retweet to enter.
If you just want to put adverts for the latest magazine etc then your followers will disappear as that is not very interesting and also cannot be used to start a conversation.
Most of all, Twitter can be fun if there is something of substance worth tweeting about. I have also managed to meet with a few people off Twitter and developed friendships with them ( not M.E.though)
|Thread: What is this item|
Its one of these
|Thread: Stevenson End Mill Fixture|
Use a height gauge to find height then half the diameter down. Put edge of cutter on that height. Also look at
|Thread: Making an alloy gear knob, help needed|
Yep, drill and tap then turn taper on threaded arbor then use ball turner and shape end over
|Thread: Kiln control.|
Go to My Posts and you will see your posting My Postings and My ignored members you can then deselect an ignored member
|Thread: slit saw jams|
I avoid using slitting saws if i can. To use one in this instance would be a no-no. I would rather create a quickly formed pile of swarf with a milling cutter than slowly passing a blade through a solid piece of steel like that.
|Thread: Bench Covering?|
|Thread: Carbide blades for Biax scraper|
I thought Biax was a German product so there should be no problem seeing as we are still in the EU
|Thread: Unknown precision drilling tools|
Were the plans published then? Interested to see them of course
Edited By ASF on 17/09/2017 17:42:01
Hi, I picked up these at a steam fair on Friday. They look as if the base and head have been cast and the rest is home made. They need a little more work but has anyone seen these in a book or magazine?
Sorry about the sideways pic
|Thread: Where (apart from ebay) to look for a pillar drill base?|
It might be worth your time looking for Walker Turner drill press on ebay. They look similar. I picked one up off ebay for 17 pounds the other day
|Thread: Stuart 10v cylinder Cover PCD on warco DRO|
Just checked mine. I could also get odd numbers to be produced if I didnt press the enter button ( just continue to scroll down ) on every step.
So centre over part and press X - 0 enter, Y - 0 enter then scroll down to dia 1.125 enter etc
Setting start angle to 0 and finish at 360 produced the required shape. First move was 0.5624 on X
What was interesting was that when in PCD function and setting 0.0000 axis (first step) if you move the table, the display remains as 0.0000 and 0.0000
|Thread: Source of Silver Steel|
Probably a little cheaper than Cromwells but throw the £6.00 on and it might be a close run thing.
Worth adding to my long list of bookmarks though
|Thread: Minilathe changewheels don't fit|
I was just going to remark the same
|Thread: MEW 257|
I think you will find it right beside the chuck key article
|Thread: cricket club mower|
If you need that gear, I would say buy the one off ebay for £3.47
I repaired a mower last year where those gears had stripped. Perfect and even has a new PB bush installed
|Thread: 19 TPI|
Not going to help you, but on my Norton box it sits right between 18 and 20
|Thread: Edge Finder On Milling Machine|
The edge finder will run concentric when touching the work piece but you then need to advance until the edge finder kicks off. That is then the edge of the edge finder.
You then need to advance the axis a further 1/2 diameter of the edge finder to set on edge of work piece
Edit for smelling
Edited By ASF on 09/07/2017 18:18:02
|Thread: Feedback Sought - Beginner's Series|
We keep being told that there is nothing really new in engineering except the electronic control side.
Isnt there enough books and old magazines out in the public domain to satisfy a beginner already?
A website like this could host all the files from `setting up a workshop` and prevent printing the same old same old.
I understand that not everyone has the same skills etc but youtube has free hosting for videos if the magazine wanted to show correct procedures etc.
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