Here is a list of all the postings pete hammond has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Holding End Mill on small lathe|
Just a thought - if it is only a very occasional or one off requirement then I, or an other enthusiast local to you, with a slightly better equipped shed/workshop could do the job or allow you to do the job (under supervision- we tend to be precious about our tools).
I'm Bucks based so if you are local - I'm offering.
From this you may also see how others work/get by.
And in this modern age it is still - good to actually meet like minded people and talk!
P.S. Risk assessment, liability etc. are all topics for another time.
|Thread: Chester Crusader Motor|
pm sent- by Crusader user - that would be 'red or white' grape full!
|Thread: Denford Novamill|
Pre - recent retirement and following an engineering career, I provided apprentice training and assessment for a few years in the engineering workshops of local ( Bucks) industry, any and all exposure to 'making things' in school is to be applauded in preparation for considering these career options.
I am well aware how hard it is to produce 'interesting student projects' particularly for groups of learners and as an example the most popular with learners was the -desk holder for the mobile phone. The holder could be in a variety of materials and production methods. (Not actually a V block but required similar skills.)
Like others I would be interested in the mill and pay a fair price, collection is no problem.
|Thread: Ally Pally Exhibition|
On the basis of use it or lose it - I attend the two exhibitions relatively local to me each year,
Midland and Ally P ally, like most people I grumble about cost of a tea bag in a paper cup- buy a (very) few bits but generally enjoy the day out and importantly recognise I am not the only person enjoying 'me time' in the shed most days.
I could probably like many of us close my eyes and picture a 'walk round ' the exhibition BUT if I don't go I may miss something new /fail to identify a new project, so I and hopefully many of you will make the effort to support our exhibitions for years to come.
I will be there tomorrow (Friday) and if any one wants to talk engineering from draw filing to bench top CNC- I will be the one with the HAT Fun Union Jack hat. - I talk/listen to all - in fact chatting in the corridor queue is another good reason for going!
|Thread: Pete Bucks|
Thank you for the welcome.
I have been lurking so long I feel I know some of you! I value all opinions but tread my own path based on others advice/own experience and limited depth of my wallet.
Fancy a smaller lathe than my Chester Crusader for those small more delicate jobs.
MOD trained engineering instrumentation/electronics apprentice over 40 years ago and been fortunate with an enjoyable R&D career to 'keep my hand in'.
Most jobs these days for historic karts.
|Thread: Junior Hacksaw Blades|
The beauty of an old/well lived workshop is- you tidy up behind a bench or cupboard and find new unused but old in years, meaning sharp and good ,hack saw blades other similar goodies and lots of swarf that's out to get you!
|Thread: Pete Bucks|
Been lurking,want to buy lathe listed ,so need to 'come out' to those I hope will be friendly,
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