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Thread: free copy of Model Engineer?
26/03/2016 18:29:41
I thought it was just a catalogue.

I subscribed today. I finally got fed up with looking for WHS's latest location of the mag
26/03/2016 15:15:46

just been to WHS and brought MEW, unusually it was in a sealed clear bag, with a current copy of Model Engineer magazine.

but no mention of a "two" pack?

just curious if its a mistake?

Thread: Spindexer/spin indexer
20/03/2016 07:44:42

Thank you for all the comments.

I think I will go with the Arceurotrade version.

Some good points raised.

Thanks again


19/03/2016 07:41:33


Been thinking about getting spindex thing, (arceurotrade one).**LINK**

Are they solid enough to mill hexagons on bolts, or really just a simple drilling thing?

I only ask because the locking pin does seam a good distance from the action!

I have been using a hex ER collet block, but if these spindexers are ok, I'd be able to check for run out etc easily.

Thank you

Thread: Arceurotrade 000 QCTP
02/02/2016 20:45:04

250-200 would be nice!

Thread: The Workshop Progress Thread (2016)
02/02/2016 19:14:45
Posted by Roderick Jenkins on 02/02/2016 19:10:37:

Bandsaw update: Having proven the concept, I've made a better job of the clamp. The studs are 6mm and the slots in the bar were made with a 1/4" slot drill:

bs clamp.jpg




one more for my todo list!

Thread: Arceurotrade 000 QCTP
02/02/2016 19:05:17

Treated meself to one of Arceurotrade's new 000 QCTP.

These are the sliding wedge type.

I bought mine for a Sieg C4, i'd had a mini lathe QCTP before, but, they are not very good!

Very impressed! Very precise location, far more positive and accurate than my "piston" type 2 on the Crusader!

Only problem is, I now need to buy more holders.......

Thread: replacement motor brushes WEISS mill (champion 20v)
06/01/2016 17:04:46
Posted by Dave Daniels on 02/01/2016 10:55:30:

IF !! it's the same 600W motor as a Warco WM16 it's these :


I think Warco charge a fair bit more for what appear to be the same brushes.


The new ARC brushes arrived today, fitted straight in.

Happy days.

A big thanks for the heads up on this.

Cheers Jim

02/01/2016 11:04:45
Posted by Dave Daniels on 02/01/2016 10:55:30:

IF !! it's the same 600W motor as a Warco WM16 it's these :


I think Warco charge a fair bit more for what appear to be the same brushes.


Edited By Dave Daniels on 02/01/2016 10:56:43

Edited By Dave Daniels on 02/01/2016 10:57:52

Edited By Dave Daniels on 02/01/2016 10:58:13


They look just the job!!

I was just about to order some from ebay!

Thank you for your help!!

02/01/2016 10:44:50
I'll probably get some oversize ones off eBay.

Thanks for advice
02/01/2016 07:15:02

Just discovered my mill is dead. Its a WEISS mill, similar to Chester's "chapion 20v"

Took out brushes and blew out with air and she lives again.

One of the motor brushes is very short, I have looked and can't find the correct size.

They measure 3.4mm wide, 10mm high and I'd guess around 15mm long when new.

Can anyone help, please

Cheers Jim

Thread: Insert
01/01/2016 20:15:32
CCGT inserts are what you need. Ground inserts for ally/plastics etc
Thread: A request
16/12/2015 16:22:20
Posted by Bodger Brian on 16/12/2015 13:41:47:

"I'm can imagine"

I see what you mean....................................

Edited By jim' on 16/12/2015 16:22:58

Thread: Gary Wooding and his Chester 12 x 36 Lathe
05/12/2015 11:59:00

I also drilled and tapped the cross slide. 4 holes on the top and three on the side, (I made an "L" shape plate).

I figured that if I had a crash, it would be better to damage a steel plate than break a cast iron cross slide!

It also means that the load is spread over a far greater area

Thread: M10 socket caps with 6mm Allen hole?
25/11/2015 20:40:34

M10 button head capscrews are 6mm hex.

I have used "low head" cap screws, I think they were 7mm hex

Thread: M1.7 - what is the history behind it?
12/11/2015 05:43:14

all you need to know about metric threads


Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
30/10/2015 17:13:41


Thread: ER 40 Lathe collet chuck
12/09/2015 19:26:57

pleased to hear its worked ok.

I got similar results!

Thread: ER40 collet chuck
10/09/2015 19:02:53
Posted by pgk pgk on 10/09/2015 18:33:53:

When the penny finally dropped in my brain and I realised that i could shove my mills ER32 MT3 collet holder into the 5-3MT adapter and shove that in my crusader lathe I've been using it quite a bit.

The only downside to the MT holder system is limited insertion distance.

I didn't know ER40 went as big as 1 and 1/2 inches? Can i also ask which collet chuck you sourced to fit the crusader?

1 1/2" is a bit big!!

The job was some 30mm 304 stainless.

I think i got the chuck from Gloster tooling on ebay.

10/09/2015 16:37:46

The bearing type nut is excellent. **LINK**

I have not had to resort to using the spanner yet, even on 1 1/2" stainless bar.

So much better than three jaw

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