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Thread: What Myford is this?
17/06/2019 07:26:21

Phil P

I'm pretty sure my S7 has the same cabinet....

they guy it came from was a machine salesman and collected machines everywhere....

managed to salvage some nice stuff from his estate....

the paint match between the lathe and the stand is quite different but certainly the lathe is as new....

Thread: water supply
16/06/2019 17:24:49

I'd like to add that there are properties in Grand Caneria that also store rain water below houses collected from the roof....in the mountains it is ducted by open troughs to houses / farms for use and storage....

and soon to be a an ex Pat living in Crete, their water is snow melt, gathered and treated for consumption ...

Last year they collected best bottled water in Europe cert....

and the last time I checked, untreated water for farms and Agri was 20cents per cub/m...also available for garden use.....

and this place is a mainly desert....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

16/06/2019 12:32:57

I used to live near Hyde, gtr Manchester and journey around Derbyshire.....there were loads of smallish reservoirs ...many were sold of as building plots......

where did the money go I wonder,

the main problems with utility companies is the scabs in suits that run it "for our benefit" NOT....

Thread: Worx 20V drill issue
12/06/2019 10:36:30

sounds normal....they are not quality items.....

even my Japanese made Hitachi drill spark a little when viewed thru the cooling slots....and is a tad noisy on shut down.....remember there's a lot of weight to slow down quickly....personally I prefer drill to slow down and stop the old way, in it's own time....I find the weight of the bigger voltage machines quite wearing after a days use....torque reaction...

the clunk is all the gears and other rotating bits n bobs coming to a halt....cheaper equipment means lower tolerances i.e. bigger gaps....

providing it's not noisy when working I'd not bother to much BUT u could take it back to where u bought it from and compare with another machine of the same type...

I bought a couple of cheap and nasties from lidil to get me outta a hole when on a job....

surprisingly they worked and lasted well...but with similar prob u describe.....

with this kinda gear u really get what ya pay for.....buy cheap buy twice I'm afraid.....

Thread: Electricity Supply
12/06/2019 10:24:38

in Sept I will be living on a very hot dry island in the eastern Med.....

perfect for solar panels, all rocky and nothing but spikey weeds growing but very little in the way of commercial solar panel systems tho...shame.....

as for an electric car or pick-up, it's be entirely suitable BUT the stupid initial cost of such a vehicle rules it out....

even if the electric was free.....

we need the next jump in technology right now.....prob find that Shell, BP and others have snuffled it all out of existence .....damm shame....

09/06/2019 06:05:02

a friend drove his new Tesla from just south of Paris to just north of Bordeaux and had to stop 3 times to get the charge to make the trip.....3/4 hr per charge...not the right vehicle for the job me thinks.....

when u think of the overpriced e/vehicles forget them for the moment....

oh, do u own the batteries or are they leased....cos after say 5 years they will be junk...cost of replacement....??

then they'll want an extortion amount to dispose them

my take on it is, just dump the whole vehicle in the ocean and use it as an anchor.....

before the busy bodies get involved we need the next jump in techno....

then E/V's might be worth having.......

Thread: Hexagonal Socket Drive
07/06/2019 09:16:41

I have a couple of extension bars from who knows where....

they make great drifts...u can pound on them all day....hahaha.....

more old crxp from our distant past.....

a bit like flat head wood screws.....

just thrown a load of them in the bin (20kgs).....

onwards and upwards....hahaha......

Thread: mark 1 1/2 student with an inverter
05/06/2019 16:49:44

Paul, I have the mk2....I'm lucky enough to have full 3phase at home, I found the original switch gear a pain (mine was in-line with the chuck in the bottom left cabinet...(all original)....

also I might say bxxxxy dangerous....u loose sight of the chuck when bending down.....

The on/off switch is now housed on a bracket mounted on the top cover. U can now turn the machine OFF safely even if a bomb goes off....the original contactor burnt out and I thought it was a good idea to change everything....

Incidentally I still use the original suds pump switch mounted on the old switch cover....don't use it an awful lot anyway......most tools are carbide tipped.....

Mine never had a clutch but a chuck brake instead, (it was either or not both when ordering a new lathe I'm told)

I, got the simple but brilliant idea for the clutch from ''silly old duffer',(on this forum), he's made the conversion as well .....

  • I will happily forward photos should u wish and am sure Mr S.O.Duffer will do the same...
  • Found the clutch so handy when stop start function is needed....measuring...
  • good luck
Thread: Myford vmf style (KF-VO-A2F)
05/06/2019 14:24:20

I was lucky enough to buy an unused, as brand new Myford VMF...made in Taiwan, 3phase....still covered in wax....

it was from a machine salesman’s private stash...he died and I was first offered all his equip....inc a Super7 in the same condition....no tooling for either....

the mill is a treat to use, will modify mine with a col raising ring....

i also have a sweet Bridgeport J head.....the tooling is the same....

real diff is nothing but the size....

go buy ur new toy, u won't be disappointed..

Thread: What are you using for Lathe Way Oil?
02/06/2019 18:21:53

DMB what is the drill aid please........

Thread: 8mm harden rods 16 1/2" long. any suggestions??
02/06/2019 09:58:17

gotta to be better to use em as is than soften them....norm steel is cheap enough.....

I got something similar I use to centre the mill...

perhaps u need to buy a mill, a good excuse eh........lol.......

Thread: Piston Ring slot
01/06/2019 22:16:57

nice job....whats it for....?

Thread: How often do you oil your lathe ways?
01/06/2019 22:13:48

I pretty often oil up the lathe bed and most of those stupid recessed ball bearing oilers are now changed for drippers....mostly home made....

tho the best aid to cleanliness I added to my lathes was tin covers fitted with magnets to the carriage ....

these stop virtually all swarf and coolant directly where I'm machining....

quite like the "Rage magnetic swarf wand"

have a dedicated paint brush for cleaning and another for applying oil....

oil is always Synthetic engine oil 5w-40....

Thread: Rage Evolution sliding saws
01/06/2019 18:42:14

I think u'll find the cheapo all purpose saw's are to fast.....ok for wood...

They won’t take the treatment of cutting steel for long....also worry about bounce and the risky dig in let alone the blade destruction....

not at home now to check but look at blade speed for the steel blades...compared to machine speed...

I have the expensive Evolution chop saw and their Circ steel cutting saw....

So handy for outside use.....u pay's ur money. !!!!!!

Thread: Watching for long enough.......
24/05/2019 19:05:22

I'm 70 and had more time when I was working propa....

also main pump failure, electric trigger type machine on order....hahaha....

yeah have loada fun.....

Thread: Oxy hydrogen torches
24/05/2019 19:00:49

just to add, have been thinking of the Air / town gas brazing units we used at school some 50 years ago....

need to braze a new custom motorcycle frame, thought about using a TIG for the job but at £2,000 for a good unit is just a touch to much......

so, was wondering .....

I have an as new BOC cutting torch, (all Brass) was thinking about having a go with compressed air and Propane....

any ideas......

Thread: Oh Dear, I've blown the chop saw...
24/05/2019 18:50:54

second the Rage metal chop saw....

better yet, get that and bandsaw.....that sort'a size will eat the chop saw tipped blades....and plenty of hot chips...

tho cheap at Screwfix...

as I'm always cutting heavy metal I invested in a 12" bandsaw, (with coolant) the biggest Rage chop and circular metal saws...

a lot of money BUT

never looked back......hardly ever use abrasive cutting disc's anymore....

Thread: Lathe improvements?
23/05/2019 19:24:41

nowt wrong with clockwork.....

damm electric will be the death of all or at least electronics will....hahaha...

Niels, nice work, oh, to have a shop that clean......mmmmmm

hahaha......

Thread: Childhood diseases
23/05/2019 19:20:29

what was it where u had to stay in a darken'd room...

remember that as a scroat...in the spare room on me own....brown paper over all the windows....

also was warned to watch out when I lived in S Africa because for TB....

as for Maleria took me chances as the drugs had horrible side effects....

Malaria wasn't that far south at the time....rather hot at night tho with the insect screens ...

Thread: oil for lubricating lathe
19/05/2019 13:16:53

have said before, got rid of all the junk special oils for lathes etc......

Now all I use is 5-40w synthetic engine oil (norm mineral oil ok, but I only have synth in stock).....

the only place I use a special oil is in the gearbox of my Colchester Student, sq top...which is

the red automatic Dexrton 3 or 4 transmission oil.......

I even use it in all my compressors, 1 of my Piston type comps would cost over £4,000 if bought new....

never a prob in over 12 years.....

Colch Student 6", Myford S7, Myford VMF, Bridgeport J milling machines, 4 compressors plus tons of other gear...

just got fed up with all those different oils gathering fluff in the storage cupboard......

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