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Thread: B7 BP steel
08/02/2019 09:44:34

I bought a big lump of ground finish stainless bar 30mm dia x 3m long from a scrap yard.....

def stainless as stored out side for a long time (forgot about it)

because it was magnetic I got for the price of mild steel = peanuts.....hahaha.....

Thread: Myford Vm-f
04/02/2019 17:52:34

I picked mine up with an engine crane then moved it as a complete unit on a trailer........just fifty miles......not hard to strip out but leave the wiring alone if poss.......The family I got mine from (father died), messed the wiring up by taking the motor off. Not an easy repair, sorting out the wiring with no manual.........

also still not found a manual for my VMF and lathes and co.com or what ever it's called can't supply........

as it happens I only know of three VMF's in existance.....

good luck I love mine almost as much as me Bridgeport J head.....

just need to mod the machine with a raising block and then make a quill shaft lock........

clogs

Thread: did u see
25/01/2019 17:45:59

sorry I said train, doting I's an all that.......u have to make allowences to the uneducated.......not my thing really....

I always fancied 1/3 scale a scale steam lorry that I could drive tho......

speaking of Loco's whats the chance of changing the lead photo on the forum's fist page, more bloody trains.......

hahaha........

25/01/2019 06:46:26

todays Daily Mail features Harry Powells, the Duchess of Buccleuch train.....

estimate at auction £200,000......

out of this world workmanship.....

take my hat off to u train makers, ur all outsatnding......

Thread: Cold Saw vs Big DIamond Blade vs Bandsaw
20/01/2019 08:13:16

I'm fortunate enough to own a 12" bandsaw (bought new), a 355mm Rage cold cut saw and a diamond blade cutter also 355......never use the diamond saw anymore.......

did think about putting a carbide cold cut blade on one of my abrasive chop saw's but DIDN"T because the speed /RPM is so different.......

so, sold both abrasive saw's and bought a new 355..Rage chop saw....also have the largest hand held metal cutting carbide circ saw available........why u may ask...well they all do their specific jobs well and SAFELY.....

my band saw is used for solid and the larger box sections.....the cold cut for everything else.....

found the Rage to be very accurate and well guarded so chips are not a problem....still wear saftey specs tho.......

just made a heavy'ish folding cutting benches / stands, in-feed and out-feed with an adjustable length stop for the long stuff.......been wanting 1 for ages.....so made it to suit the bandsaw and then made rolling stand for the Rage all the same height....now both are interchangeble with the cut/bench.....

would put photo's on but always struggle with that on here.......

I don't do hobby engineering really, living and working a small farm plus restoring old cars + motorcycles + tractors keeps me busy plus always making gates and security doors...this makes it necc for all the above toy's / tools....

have a very understanding wife.....hahaha.......

depending what u do/cut up buy a 6" band saw and the smaller Rage chop saw, u wooooon't regret it......promice....

please don't put a cold cut blade on ur abrasive saw, a it wont last very long due to high speed and b, just to risky.....

also,

once initially adjusted, my 12" B/saw has never been touched in the 12 years of ownership, it's a SIP....everybody says they are rubbish but I like mine, it has a pumped coolant feed (used everytime) and just bought some HSS/Co blades for it from Tuff Blades, "brilliant", u wanna see it go thru 80mm solid bar......hahaha...

it's no good having money in the bank if u need the tools......money is worthless.......

make ur life better and buy the tools........

good luck.... clogs

Thread: Best value parting tool for mild steel?
08/01/2019 19:22:54

I now only use HSS with cobalt blades.......not had time to try the rear mounted tool holder on my Myford S7 yet........

BUT I do grind a small groove on the top edge of the blade with a Dremel and use a contsant heavy flow of cutting fluid...

had loads'a problems with Carbide, not the tips but the holders, lower support cracking......always used at the next higher chuck speed when parting off......

not brave enought to use a power feed.......

on the big diameters always use the bandsaw to cut the part from the stock and then face off.......saves my nerves.......

Thread: plastic or cotton covers for machines
06/01/2019 16:56:59

my machines are wrapped in old Duvet's and blankets.......

underneath each machine (7) I keep an 11watt curly whirly bulb running 24x7...never any rust ......the bulbs are on from the end Sept till mid march........

My place is a 17th century watermill........leave the covers off just 1 night and u get rust.......

when my water soluble suds liquid is finished I'll be using 40grade (I think) Hydraulic oil for coolant.......

Thread: Christmas disaster
26/12/2018 07:20:16

my oven fan went down during Chrissy dinner cooking mode......had to keep turning the Turkey.......hahaha.....

£17 for a replacement.......

the above post's was the reason for buying a simple electric oven........would love gas but they don't make a double oven for bottle gas, well at a price I can afford........no town gas here.........

all the best for the New Year 1 and all..........

Thread: Drill sharpener
26/12/2018 07:10:28

Adam,

I still think my way is best in the long run........

how about getting somebody to show u the way to sharpen and or give a few quid to charity and let somebody else sharpen ur's........somebody out there does it for charity, sharpening milling cutters I beleive...on this forum....?????

looking over somebody's shoulder will help give u confidence to try it for urself.......

save ur split point drill's for that "special" job.....u can never resharpen split point drill bits sucssefully anyway, if I mess up I always buy a new'un.....I beleive they are one trick pony anyway......actually I never buy less than 10 of any size anyway.....esp with all this xxxp metal around... I had to drill hundreds of holes in boiler plate using a split point drill for speed, I used the De-Walt brand as there's no other supplier near me and no time for post.....they wern't that bad, mind some were a bit soft..........after the were bxxxxed/blunt I just resharpened them and use as a normal drill.......

I have a dedicated drill press set to run at 5,000rpm with a 3mm quality drill bit permently fitted just for pilot holes.....there's no run out using a center punch....it's not often that I drill a hole without using a center punch.......

just go for it, learn, it really wont take long, promise........clogs

Thread: Traditional Fluorescent Starter : How do they fail ?
25/12/2018 17:40:23

PHIL,

have a few with that first problem but also have a flu that eats tubes....only buy Sivania or Phillips.......bit fed up with it all now.....

until I move I'm stuck with Flu's but am expecting LED strips for the new place.........just hope they are a lot cheaper by then......a 4ft single LED fitting is €39.99 euro's.........I would like at least 5ft doubles, guess there won't be any 8ft led units tho......storage area etc will be lit by LED floods......€14 euro's gets ua 25watt one without a PIR.......

cheers and all the best.........

Thread: Wall Storage Recommendation
23/12/2018 15:30:35

mechman48,

hope those oil heaters are the oil in rad sort as burning parafin etc actually make moisture.......

Thread: Bearing puller from hell
22/12/2018 15:31:13

have u seen the "FAT BIKE" they built ?

just looking for better wheels right now.......it'll be electric tho......

my knee's are junk.......

it was this crowd that made me buy a carbide tipped chop saw, OH and the same thing but a circular saw.......hahaha........

Thread: Modern efficiency !!!!!!!!!
20/12/2018 07:03:27

just to add,

practically all modern vehicles never have major mechanical problems.......it's the cxap electronics that let the side down.......that's because somehow the know nothing accountants have got control....I'm guessing that most of the electronics is made in a shed somewhere in China....BUT IT'S CHEAP......!!!!!!

long gone of the days when cars were tested for 1/2 million miles before they got into productin......now, some hairy moron just outta uni setting up a computor program tell's us it'll work OK......there should be mandatory warranty on all automotive electronic's for 100,000 miles .....no more problems....eh........

mentioning no names, I did prototype work on a high power wind turbines, told management there was a design problem.....was told the computor says it'll be OK....and what the xxxx did I know about anything......3 months down the line a major disaster and a refit to each turbine cost £600,000 each......Managemnet and Accountants....bahhhhhhh....

on Trevor's point, there's a certain ladies knicker manuf that sends the cut material to Turkey for the sowing to be done .........by truck.......!!!!!!!!!..very green and OTT.......

on my old vehicles,

as the Citroen is show and go so it has an alternator.....actually off a Kubota tractor re-machined and fitted inside the old 3 wire dynamo..... so the "anarack's" wont notice......

the distributor was totaly rebuilt but with a 2 wire electronic ign system.....Brakes have modern linnings so they work a little better....just.......hahaha......

as for the greasing I quite enjoy it but I have a commercial grease gun on a hose with a large bucket of grease with the whole thing on casters plus a 2 poster car lift....

nobody mentioned CD players but all mine get a decent radio with some sort of modern connector so I can plug in my I-POD......but thats now old tech........hahaha......

job for next year, client wants a modern 16valve (black) Ford Focus petrol engine in a MKII Escort.......absolutly no ECU....carbs off a Kawasaki, distributor from a MkIII Escort.....there u go.........

All the best of the new and the old....

............

wishing you all the best for the festivities and a special thanks to the moderatorator's for giving their time......

HAVE A GOOD ONE.........Clogs

19/12/2018 07:07:23

I run a 1999 VW T4 1.9TD......no electronic other than the alarm which will be junked as soon as there is a prob....everything is fixable and it is my forevercar....380,000klm....No rust, cavity wax filled from new......

shop truck is a 1989 Reno Extra 1.6D, speedo stopped at 400,000klm......and a 1934 Commer 2 ton bread van.....

new to the road next year is a 1928 Citroen C4 pick up, that's not a toy and will get used regu during the summer......which in Crete will be 10month's long.......

also, 2 x 1930 Indian motorcycles, why on earh would I waste my money on anything new.....?? hahaha......

If I need to do a lot of miles on 1 journey I rent a car, drive it like I stole it for fun.......

I know why u have to buy modern tho.......

Thread: Colbalt Lathe tools
16/12/2018 14:08:43

as well as wood turning tools have a few metal files (at least 6) that have been reused as cold chisels ....

u can see where they have been heated and reshaped........

mine have not chipped and hold a good edge.......these were given to me by some old guy.....who's no longer with us......but I do thik of him when I used said chisels.......

Thread: Turning Welded steel
01/12/2018 16:40:34

over the years got better at welding and using a small grinder....I now know the settings on the oil cooled welder and size of rod to use for a smooth and lump free weld.....buzz box's don't help much......normally turning the material whilst welding helps a lot......

never really found any rods that turn nicely........

have a 20 x 20mm turning tool with a beat up industrial carbide bit I use just for that job.......because it wrecks everything else I've tried inc Cobalt HSS......clogs

Thread: chuck grinder
01/12/2018 16:32:04

Celso,

I like ur idea BUT unless it's the vari speed model it's just to fast for anything bigger than 5mm.......the vari speed is used by a few stonemasons I know.....not much need woith steel.......

in steel or ally bit to dangerous.....

clogs............be careful out there......

Thread: Myford oiler
29/11/2018 17:36:00

they often full of gunk, strip and clean [provided the taper isn't damaged.....

.ultra fine lapping paste will sort that out...

I prefer the flip top toggle sort but they are quite expensive now.......

Thread: Evenings all
11/11/2018 14:27:57

I need to move my machines around some times esp spring time for a total w/shop clean out.....

the heavy / akward machines (4) and metal cabinets are on a chassis type frame that u can use a pallet truck under.......

U could just make em a bit taller to suit ur needs.....

have some fun......

Thread: AF socket sets. Are they extinct
11/11/2018 14:20:45

Alistair,

have u seen the price of Snap-On lately......make ur eye's water.......hahaha....

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