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Member postings for colin vercoe

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Thread: Cleaning an old lathe
13/02/2020 20:10:30

We used to clean machines in an industrial environment lathes milling machines etc using a product called Elbow Grease which is water based and very similar to Flash floor cleaner, Morrisons also do their own very similar product called Citrus Shine, most of the dirt that a machine collects is water based eg coolant etc and this worked very well especially if soaked and then agitated with a soft dust pan brush.

Thread: Replacing a Clarkson 'autolock' chuck with a standard ER collet chuck?
23/10/2019 21:11:31

Hi I have a mill with MT3 spindle and driving flats also, which will still accept all other MT3 tooling. It is the collet chuck that has extended driving flats down the MT shank and not the spindle, Also worth considering the Clarkson is an industry standard with positive locking and will not slip in the spindle.

Thread: Machining a chuck backplate
04/05/2019 09:29:05

I would try to find some EN24T or similar as much better quality than EN1A

Thread: Bring and buy sale
13/04/2019 23:58:13

Bargain trim tool for less than £150.00 quid

Thread: Smart and brown lathe
13/04/2019 23:51:19

obviously not!wink

Thread: Slot Drills
07/04/2019 19:53:29

Slot drills are ground with one edge longer than the other past centre so that it cuts to the centre,They are also ground convex so only the outside edge cuts leaving a flat bottom to the machined slot.

Thread: Imperial acme threaded rod
21/02/2019 17:34:47

Try the Halifax Rack and Screw Co they were very reasonable

Thread: How can I tell if it's cast Iron
19/11/2018 21:31:48

Grinder dull red sparks -cast iron

bright yellow - steel

Thread: 1-2K Which Mill?
13/10/2018 10:39:08

Second hand Tom Senior or Adcock Shipley for the best build quality

Thread: Weldon Shank Tool Holding
29/04/2018 23:14:33

TG and DA collets were made with a loose captive pin in the collet that when the collet chuck was tightened the pin went into weldon slot on the shank and stopped the cutter from pulling out and it worked fine,the only problem was when the collet was mistakenly used on straight shank cutters, chuck cutter etc could be damaged.

Thread: Hobby related jokes
25/02/2018 18:06:19

Definition of an Expert, X = unknown quantity and a spert is a drip under pressure.

Thread: What is this Item
24/02/2018 10:39:52

This is a tap driver used on capstan lathes etc, drives forwards on the pins when machine gets to depth stop tap continues to drive in then pulls off drive pins the small end rotates freely as machine engages reverse it locks and tap comes out, they also make them for split dies as well.

Thread: Recommended Shed suppliers
26/01/2018 17:22:23

ColinBuild your own you can get a lorry load of timber for a few quid, and throw in a new drill n and chop saw as well win win

Thread: Advice on rotary burrs for cast iron use.
19/01/2018 18:35:04

Garryson burrs probably the best bit more expensive but worth it I think.

Good luck with the bantam!

Thread: Recommendations for a quality milling vice?
30/12/2017 10:47:44

I purchased a new rhom 125mm on ebay for £100 a real bargain, worth keeping an eye on ebay look for Rhom, Abwood, Jones and Shipman etc

Thread: End mills for alluminium
22/12/2017 14:56:14

try using uncoated cutters the coating process forms a small radius on cutting edge so coated cutters are not as sharp as uncoated ones, they probably require higher spindle speeds as well, This also applies to carbide turning and milling inserts as well

Thread: taper pins
24/09/2017 23:51:23

drill small end of pin size, then drill with taper drill, then finish with taper reamer to fit pin required, tapered pins can be over length eg 8mm to 3mm dia x100 mm long fit pin then cut to length.

Thread: 2 odd items?
13/05/2017 17:25:34

Hi the Speed Twin badge is from a triumph 500cc speed Twin of early 60s vintage, the other thing aint got a clue

Thread: cutting 8mm steel plate
05/04/2017 21:27:40

Hi clogs you could use an angle grinder either 4.5" or 9" with steel cutting discs very cheap for the discs. As a company we use this method for most site work pipe cutting and plate etc, The 4.5" easy to control and cuts very well discs about 50p each.

Thread: I don't know the name of this component bolt/pin?
04/03/2017 17:55:50

Make sure you type CLEVIS and not CREVIS as this also brings up girls with nose rings in all sorts of funny poses!

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