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Member postings for Andrew Tinsley

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Thread: X2 mini mill way covers
13/02/2022 10:45:55

I was looking through the Arc website last night and saw a good few concertina covers for Sieg mills. I have not got a clue if they are any good or even if they fit your mill, but maybe worth you having a browse.

Andrew..

Thread: Hand Held Magnifiers?
12/02/2022 18:54:57

The Eschenbach magnifiers are available from ZORO at a better price than Cromwell.

Andrew.

Thread: Tee slot clamps similar to mole grips
10/02/2022 17:57:02

I got my drill table clamps off Ebay/. were sub £9 each and exactly the same quality as the Axminster and Machine Mart clamps.

Andrew.

Thread: ML7 Spindle Lock
09/02/2022 13:13:06

I have been testing the printed spindle locks. This morning I substituted my 3 jaw for a 4 jaw on the ML10. I noticed that the teeth on the print now didn't fit very well. The first 8 teeth fitted and then the rest were obviously at a wider tooth spacing.

When I first started to use the wrench, the fit of the teeth was perfect. So either the print is relaxing and allowing the arc of the wrench to increase in diameter OR my hard usage has caused the problem.

It still works like a dream even with only 8 teeth engaged.

Andrew.

09/02/2022 13:13:05

I have been testing the printed spindle locks. This morning I substituted my 3 jaw for a 4 jaw on the ML10. I noticed that the teeth on the print now didn't fit very well. The first 8 teeth fitted and then the rest were obviously at a wider tooth spacing.

When I first started to use the wrench, the fit of the teeth was perfect. So either the print is relaxing and allowing the arc of the wrench to increase in diameter OR my hard usage has caused the problem.

It still works like a dream even with only 8 teeth engaged.

Andrew.

Thread: New workshop - Quart into a Pint Pot!
08/02/2022 13:09:11

Looking at my workshop, I wonder where you will put all the small tools and bits and pieces. I find they take up more space than machine tools.

Still an excellent job on the layout. I bet it doesn't stay as neat once you start work! I seem to take as much time tidying up and putting things back as I do constructive work!!

Andrew.

Thread: ML7 Bull Wheel Dimensions?
07/02/2022 15:06:47

Hello,

I have just posted my interim findings on the ML7 spindle lock on the other topic entitled "ML7 Spindle lock". Results so far are astonishingly good, with the print standing up to some serious force, without any signs of breaking.

Andrew

Thread: ML7 Spindle Lock
07/02/2022 12:27:46

I have been testing the printed ML7 spindle lock, kindly supplied to me from a forum member, and so far it has been amazingly good. It removes any chuck or face plate from my ML7 with ease. I also have an ML10 (same bull wheel) which is a swine when it comes to chuck removal (Can't figure out why). It needed a large lever in the chuck jaws (at right angles to the lathe axis), the printed spindle lock coped with ease.

I then did the unthinkable, put a chuck on the mandrel nose using only 2 or 3 turns and then turning on the motor. Those of you that may have done this, will know that it is virtually impossible to get the chuck off again. An even larger leaver (about 3 feet long!) and the printed lock. One good heave, loosened the chuck with no problems.

I shall continue to abuse the printed lock and see if I can destroy it overtime. Somehow I don't think I will manage to do so.

Andrew.

Thread: Another Scam
02/02/2022 17:35:58

You can pay in bank cheques at the nearest Post Office too.

Andrew.

Thread: Right to Repair
31/01/2022 09:52:13

Volvo have never been the same since the Chinese takeover.

Andrew.

Thread: Jib Crane
30/01/2022 15:06:39

+1 for an engine crane. Mine came for less than £100 brand new, doubt you could make one for that, unless you have a very large scrap bin.

Andrew.

Thread: What is it please
28/01/2022 20:37:01

I will try something like a washer to reduce the flame area.

Thanks,

Andrew.

28/01/2022 20:03:51

Hello Bill,

Thanks for the offer, but I do have the M&W info filed away. I was working from memory, too idle to get up and check!

Do you know if there is anything above the wadding? Maybe a gauze or something to retain the string / wadding that fills my particular version. Just curious.

When I use mine, I find the flame covers the whole tube diameter, which seems a bit wasteful??

Thanks again,

Andrew.

28/01/2022 17:43:33

I have and use one of the Moore and Wright mouth blowtorches like the one in the above thread. I have often wondered if there should be a gauze or some sort of wick holder that is placed on top of the wadding. Mine works fine without, but I would be interested to know if the item is incomplete.

Andrew.

PS I think the M&W code is a 606.

Thread: Adcock Shipley Bridgeport motor
27/01/2022 17:10:41

A pity you don't feel confident to rewire in delta. That motor looks to be an easy conversion. However full marks for expressing your concerns about your ability.

Where are you located, someone may be near enough to do the job for you?

Andrew.

Thread: Unusual Leather Rolling Machine
25/01/2022 19:10:27

Well Martin bought it and if I had been at the auction I may well have bid.

Andrew.

P.S. In my neck of the woods, there are quite a few saddlers. They may have been interested too.

Thread: Can you identify this motorcycle?
23/01/2022 19:57:26

Looks like my father's pre war James 198cc twinport.

Andrew.

Thread: Looks as though the classifieds have been hacked again.
14/01/2022 15:05:46

Could someone take down the offending add?

Andrew.

Thread: Mill or drill for the same money
12/01/2022 11:20:25

You seem to have forgotten that the gentleman in question has already invested in a mil. A Proxxon mill to boot, with which he didn't seem too pleased about, despite being warned about them.

Andrew.

Thread: ML7 Spindle Lock
11/01/2022 18:54:03

Well I will give it a try if anyone can sell me the printed product.. I don't have a 3D printer.

Andrew.

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