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Thread: 316 Stainless
04/08/2019 17:42:17

I used to machine, and fabricate and weld the 300 series stainless steels a lot. it work hardens very quickly, so you need to push on and not let the tool rub or it will become a nightmare to work.

Thread: The Current War (Film)
30/07/2019 23:24:24
Posted by XD 351 on 30/07/2019 20:40:00:

I think he killed a few Elephants as well - in real life that is !

I think his intelligence was only like a speck of dust compared to Tesla .

Edited By XD 351 on 30/07/2019 20:43:14

Yes, Tesla was an actual engineer, but a bit of a recluse, its only at this distance in time we can see how good he really was.

30/07/2019 23:17:21

I was reading about Sir Joe Whitworth a while ago, he was another borderline nutcase , he fell out with absolutely everyone he had any dealings with, notably Armstrong, his former friend. He could cause a row in an empty house.

George Stephenson, was very good at claiming others hard work as his own, such as the laying of the railway over Chat moss when really it was Joseph Locke who devised how to do it. Stephenson was also good at, if anything went wrong, blaming everyone else.

Henry Ford and his well known anti-semitism, his private "security" guards and his controlling ways ? Hitler actually based a lot of his ideas on Fords scribblings, and the gestapo were modelled on Fords security force. There was a brilliant documentary about Ford on PBS a while ago, if Ford wanted to get rid of someone from his employ, he would set his thugs to bully him into leaving, and then he would be dragged into a secluded place and have the life half beaten out of them.  

Ethics in Business, what was the name of that delightful chappy who fell off the back of his yacht about 30 years ago after raiding everyones pension fund ?

 

Edited By ronan walsh on 30/07/2019 23:22:26

Thread: Boring Head
30/07/2019 20:39:26

Buy a decent one too, the far east import ones can have dials that mean nothing. I have one here and its neither metric or imperial, i should chuck it in the bin ideally. I bought one made in California, Criterion i think and its miles better. You get what you pay for.

Thread: 3 phase - radio puzzle
30/07/2019 13:05:14

I have a old shortwave receiver in the shed, normally on the 20 meter amateur band. I noticed the other day when i powered up the vfd on the mill, it sent the receiver haywire, couldn't hear a thing.

Thread: The Current War (Film)
30/07/2019 01:01:21

I think Edison was a bit of a gangster to be honest, ethics and fair play were not things he let bother him too much.

Thread: "I'm calling about your accident" - how does this scam work?
28/07/2019 13:54:16

I remember see an american advert for an ambulance chasing firm of lawyers, many years ago, and thinking how appalling it was. Someone said to me it would be like that here in years to come, and low and behold, it is. No morals or ethics. Same with this "ppi" rubbish.

28/07/2019 02:43:54

Is it one of these reverse the call charges scams ? The longer you keep chatting the more you pay ?

Thread: Wiggler or edge finder?
20/07/2019 22:24:34

I have a Starrett edge finder and swear by it. Use it all the time. I have a cheaper one but its not as good. if you have a look at the sururban tool channel on youtube , they do a test of the various types, the edge finder wins it i think.

Thread: Electric Cars
15/07/2019 14:05:32
Posted by J Hancock on 14/07/2019 09:51:43:

Call me 'old-fashioned' but I don't really want to participate in this futuristic world you have described.

Reads utterly boring , like being the Mekon, sitting on that flying saucer thing it used to move around on.

Nope, 1964 ish was nirvana, downhill ever since.

I tend to agree. The modern world that everyone in power seems to be striving for, seems a boring, clinical place.

Thread: Lack of Quill on Milling Machine
09/07/2019 21:38:27

My Tom senior has a vertical head, a head without a quill and it was a pain to use. The vertical head was merely an add-on to update a machine that was outdated, a horizontal mill. Another issue to me was the huge lack of travel in the z-axis, about 4-5 inches between the cutter and the table top, maybe ok for very small work, but hopeless for anything else.

My solution was to graft a Bridgeport varispeed head onto the large cast iron overarm. Its transformed the machine completely, i have much more space under the head, can drill holes at an angle if i tip the head, its been a worthwhile project.

Thread: Scraping
27/06/2019 01:28:57

I think scraping as a process has been put up on a pedestal and is being worshipped as a "long lost black art" by some. I think its like filing or hand fitting or something similar, not a process that is to be feared or to be overawed by. But to be undertaken with patience and common sense.

Thread: Chinese tacho - beware
20/06/2019 22:56:13

Quite a lot of the large motor manufacturers such as mercedes, BMW etc, have factories in China to make components, or complete cars for those regions. Triumph motorcycles are touted as being made in England, but again a lot is made abroad, Malaysia and India i believe, frames, suspension components, switchgear etc. The design and engines are made in the UK.

So saying anything is rubbish because its chinese, or made in the far east is fraught with danger.

Thread: Is this cheap type of VFD worth buying?
18/06/2019 21:46:36

I have to laugh at people slagging off chinese electronics when probably 90% of electrical devices are made there. The high end Apple £1,000 phones are made in china, as well as the rest of their range. Televisions, computers etc etc. I bought two vfd's made by huan yang for the surface grinder, set up was easy and they work fine, and did not break the bank.

Thread: Dro scale positioning
16/06/2019 22:01:17

Got the dro kit delivered yesterday. Popped out to the shed today and had a quick look, i don't see any way to mount the scale on the front of the table. Looks like i will have to mount it on the rear and lose a bit of movement in the y-axis. There is simply too much going on, on the front of the machine, with the powerfeed limit switch, oiler, and the nut that clamps the table in place (its a universal).

Thread: Chinese carbide inserts.
14/06/2019 20:29:28

Doubleboost on youtube does reviews of banggood tooling. Most seems ok, especially for the price. The problem i have is the very long wait for the goods once you have ordered them. I am waiting months now for a set of parallels for the mill.

Thread: Dro scale positioning
13/06/2019 22:17:04

Yes John, that looks like a solution, something i will consider when i get the dro kit delivered, I have enough movement in the x and z axis, but always found the y a bit limited and don't want to lose anymore if at all possible.

13/06/2019 17:22:11

Just splurged out on a 3 axis dro kit for the Tom Senior. It seems that the way to mount the x-axis scale is to mount it on the rear of the table. This is going to reduce my meagre y-axis travel by an inch or so, which i don't really want to do. I was thinking of mounting it on the front of the table, but this would interfere with the limit switches for the x-axis power feed.

Anyone any novel ideas for mounting this scale without losing y-axis travel ?

Thread: Motorcycle 'blipping'...
04/06/2019 18:45:00
Posted by Mike Poole on 04/06/2019 18:38:13:

Up to 217hp for Ducati Panigale, I think it is only the speedo that stops at 300kph the bikes can exceed that speed.

Mike

Amazing, in the 50's, 60's the manx nortons and bsa goldstars, were the top of the heap and they made about 50 hp.

04/06/2019 17:43:25
Posted by Haggerleases on 04/06/2019 17:32:06:

I'd say it was youth and exuberance, but most of the buggers seem to be in the 40 to 60 bracket. Mind you, I'm a joyless sod and reckon all vehicles should be limited to 70, full stop.

I reckon a lot of born again motorcyclists don't cop the fact that modern bikes have multiples of the power of the old stuff. Old bonnevilles, commandos, 60 hp if you were lucky, a bit more for the japanese bikes of the 70's and 80's, but now they are crazy, up to 200 hp in a road bike surprise

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