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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......

Thread: French model Engineers
09/05/2019 17:56:12

shame, have also tried for 15 years to get interest in this sorta thing.....with no luck......

even the old car lads seem to stick with their countrymen......

there's def a them and us attitued in the Charente Maritime....been told elsewhere it's not so bad......!!!!!!!!!!

and it's not a language thing either.......

mind they are quite happy to get u to make something.......

Well I'm moving outta here now, just had enough......

Shame cos it's a beautiful place.......

Crete bekons.....hahaha.......

Thread: Shackerstone - Battlefield Line - Outside storage
07/05/2019 07:14:32

easy come, easy go...looks like.

supose better here than making artillery shell's in the 3rd world......!!!!!!!!!!!

Thread: 7 WW de Lorch, Schmidt & Co
07/05/2019 07:11:32

Michael,

how do ya get the upside down question mark ?

and do u speak Greek ?

Nice one.......

clogs

Thread: 7/8" x 5 tpi acme threaded rod
07/05/2019 07:08:55

also try www.ukbolt.co.uk

I needed some TR20 acme for my Sip bandsaw......

1mxTR20, rh threaded rod was less trhan £16......

works a treat......

Thread: Sump Plug
02/05/2019 07:12:00

dont worry for £20 squids u can get a vacumn oil drainer kit from the bay of FLEAS.......

I use it for draining engines in boats, (mostley unable to get at the sump plug, even if u can get a catch tray under the engine)....

and for the same job on some mower's where the sump plug is underneath the tray in amogst all the crap ......

it will take out cold engine oil but it's easier if the oil is warm.....

clogs

Thread: AutoCAD substitute
30/04/2019 06:09:34

what is Smart Draw like ???? it came recomended and suposed to be free !!!!!!!!!

want to learn a little, basically draw and layout my new workshop 200sq/m......

plus in the future who knows....

no plans for 3D printing etc etc.....all to complicated....

Thread: Dol starter or just a plug is it really worth it?
25/04/2019 19:22:23

U don’t say if it's 3phase....all my 3phase machine have dol starters....

i have several pillar drills that I have binned the starter buttons and now use an outside type light switch...

not strictly the best idea but it works for me.....it's only me that uses them....

never a prob in 10 years....they are only fractional motors....

Thread: Impressive Workshop in Germany
15/04/2019 07:06:47

start em young, lucky lad.....

it's just a shame that for most of us we have to have 1 foot in a coffin to have something like that.......

oh, and a smaller shed........hahaha.....

said it before, when my turn comes all my machines will be gifted to a young person who I'll help train....

just to set him up for life......

clogs

Thread: Crete
13/04/2019 06:20:32

Are there any memebers witrh family or friends that live in Crete.....

have a few questions to ask on purchasing items.......non household....

thanks

Thread: Odd bolt size
01/04/2019 06:18:23

repaired a Chinese motor scooter no so long ago and quite a few of the nuts and bolts had 5 corners around the engine and ancilleries.....

standard threads tho.....everything got replaced with Stainess..

had fun getting the seized fixings undone......hahaha.........well funny now........

Thread: Tangential tools ?
13/03/2019 08:20:55

Neil Lickfold

can u give us the link to this MDT tool...what I found was what looked like a home made spade bit....!!!!!

be interesting to look at.....

Thread: LED lighting
08/03/2019 07:08:42

Duncan......

how do u know all this stuff.......?

have enough trouble trying to find LED strip lamps at a decent price.......hahaha

all credit to ya........

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