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Thread: o-ring groove in plate
27/03/2020 16:50:38

would have thought it'd be easy to make it urself.....

nice peice of round bar say 14/15mm dia....and a modified broken drill shank at the least for the cutter......

secured into a hole pre drilled into the shaft.....

no need for complication....it's only ally....

Thread: easy weld welding rods
26/03/2020 16:50:00

woz it a proper firms rods n flux or off the bay of Fleas....?????

ta

Thread: Boxford AUD clutch
24/03/2020 18:38:22

I got the idea from MR S O duffer........

my lathe is a Student sq top......sorry cant load the photo's.....

but

used a deck lever from a 60's ride on mower with a long adjustment rod to the motor mounting plate......

life is so much better now....

Thread: Warco WM280V-F Gearbox
16/03/2020 11:05:06

is it me or does there seem to be a lot of problems with Warco lately....?

I was gonna buy one of their milling machine, little used......

begining think glad I didn't........

now have a Bridgeport......

Thread: Colchester student top speed problem
15/03/2020 08:11:08

I run an old 6" Student sq top.......

found when I bought it it was coverd in a thick dried oil glue.....

partic in the notches and indents around the gear selctor (threading)

but it could be as simple as a loose nut/bolt on the selector mech.....

R the levers loose and / or moving fully ?????

try the simple things first cos it's usually them.....

I should get mine outta storage v/ soon if u get stuck pm me.....

be happy to help......

Thread: 15,000 for a Bridgeport!
15/03/2020 08:04:25

if it's the same aucioneers I was gonna use it's not the end of the price fixing....and there are others.......

(buyer beware, not the items it's the machine auctioneers)......

and they charge for everything.....

what I was looking at ended up with fees almost double......

and u can only move the items on their timescale......

forget em......better wait and buy privately.....

the more people buy from these clowns the more they can get away with......

I'd like a new Merc and a Learjet for me hols........but then some of us have to ACTUALLY work for a living.......

Thread: ER collet chuck/mill incompatibility?
07/03/2020 12:16:04

ps,

looking at the length of ur collet chuck u could machine a couple of flats for another spanner to hold the chuck body whilst u undo the ring nut I suppose.......

But I've not found it necc..........

07/03/2020 12:14:01

Bill, this is quite a common problem.....

have the same thing on my Bridgeport and Myford VMF mill's...

on the Bridgeport use a low gear and shock the collet spanner with my hand.....

simmilar on the VMF but have to use a spanner on the quill.....

BUT u dont need to tighten the collet nut very tight in the first place.....

just a good nip is all u need.........

there are all kinds'a mod to use air guns and drill drivers to Auto / ease the change-over of tooling

but I don't need a production problem solver.....

for me using these machines is for pleasure, NOT a race.....

can't explain a good nip, but use the spanner on the draw bar nut and then give the collet ring a good nip.....

practice will help....

I've been undoing nuts and bolts all my life and can't explain the feel.....

unless ur hogging metal off on the mill the cutter will not come loose anyway.....regardless of what others may say...

never happened to me in my lifetime....and sometimes I'm machining on the edge of what should be OK....hahaha...

this is providing the cutter and the collet chuck it's free of oil and metal swarf....

I always use an airline to clean the chuck before use and cutter swap over....

if u have an old cutter u could mount it in the collet holder and try to turn it with pipe pliers to gauge how tight u need the ring nut to be......

wish I was local to show u how I do it.....sorry.......

Thread: Old time equipment coating
06/03/2020 16:50:45

last time I used this "Crackle finish paint".....

was very easy......warm the item up in the oven....wife was out....hahaha.....

spray on the paint (aerosol) and it Crackles in front of ur eyes.....

waited several days before touching the item....

Harley cast iron cylinder barrels.......

the paint went hard and the heat did not affect the finish,

but they did stink for a while when warming up the engine for the first time...

easy peasy........

Thread: WM18 - Broken it again :(
23/02/2020 06:09:51

I nearly bought a WM mill......

after reading this and other problems with the brand.......RATHER glad I didn't.....

with all the world sales I would have thought that the factory should have got it right by now.......

Overpriced and over comes to mind.......

Thread: What sort of things DO NOT inspire you
22/02/2020 14:20:06

simply one word RAIN.......hate stuff, never been inspired to go out in it for fun........

similar to lack of sun........

sorry, just a sad old bloke.....

Thread: Why?
18/02/2020 16:41:55

loads'a of that type on French car boots......

Thread: Drill sharpeners
18/02/2020 16:34:40

have said before.......

buy 2 cheapo drill sets....... Lidil etc.....keep 1 as a pattern and practice on the other.......

after each attemp at sharpening try it on a peice of angle etc.....

u'll soon learn what works.......

no cheapo drill's when I was a lad tho......horrendus waste of good Brit drill's.......still, gotta learn......

Thread: Did i make the right choice buying an old banger Myford lathe.
16/02/2020 09:02:15

just to add :-

I was extremly lucky to buy both a Myford Super7 and a VMF mill, both still covered in wax......as new....

Paid around £8,000 for both......

reasons, why the hell not.......n, also when I pop me clogs my wife will get most of the money back....

wont get that with Asian machines.....

they are used as stand-by machines to help out my Clchester Student 6" and the Bridgeport.....

Lucky u say, I worked v hard to get em and enjoy every min useing them....

Thread: Cutting fluid
16/02/2020 07:04:30

my plan is to use Hydraulic oil as a cutting fluid when my machines are unpacked from the big move..............

previously only ever used Q8 dilutable cutting fluid......think it was about £100 for 25 ltrs......when left standing u get a frog spawn type growth in the tank....had enough of that........

My as new Super7 and VMF mill only gets Hydraulic oil.......dont want water anywhere near em.....

Thread: Model car clutch pads - where ?
09/02/2020 18:56:56

there are specialist clutch n brake material suppliers........

I often have to resort to these people for help with antique machines......

ALSO dont forget tractors, industrial machines n cranes use block friction pads in the jib....

just google what u want but don't name the product......or friction material suppliers......

Thread: Wot No Teeth?
09/02/2020 18:53:00

ring gears are quite cheap, easy to fit.........

the old days where bendix starters were used 1 replacement ring gear per life of the car......

not to bad really is it.....???

Thread: What bench drill
09/02/2020 10:38:22

when I lived in Los-Angeles "JET" was then just Chinese old tat.....better now I guess......?

Axminster machines are also Chinese????? but perhaps somebody checks em for accuracy before they are shipped to europe......where do the bad'uns end up ??????.

Nothing wrong with Chinese/Asian tooling, it's when it's built DOWN to a price that causes trouble.......

Thread: Delays in Shipping from China
07/02/2020 06:16:48

just goes to show how complicated world trade really is.......

Thread: foundry work - aluminum pulley
01/02/2020 16:34:31

Thanks Celso......

nice peice of wood....tropical...you lucky boy.....

Nice tunes as well.......

Clogs, Crete, Greece........

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