Here is a list of all the postings OuBallie has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Warco green paint|
Very pleased how it turned out as it looked a wreck when received.
Edited By OuBallie on 24/06/2022 22:58:53
Used a part off of my BH600G for them to scan.
Geoff - Somewhat cooler thank goodness
|Thread: Setting up a Warco BH600G|
Thanks Rik, much appreciated👍
Geoff - Workshop’s been feeling neglected😥
Can’t believe I’ve finally finished adding the independent power feed to the Carriage, using a windscreen wiper motor.after trying various plain DC motors plus stepper ones, and having to learn how to control steppers.
Geofc - Still in shock having finished that project😳
Edited By OuBallie on 19/03/2022 18:00:46
Missed spending time in the Workshop the last two years🤬
Don't hesitate making that clutch as it transforms the lathe whether it’s single or three phase.
When I had my Emco I got really peed off having to switch off frequently for whatever reason, particularly when making numerous small parts or measuring, but now an absolute pleasure.
I love the ‘Jog’ feature especially when using taps & dies in the Tailstock as well as screwcutting.
Geoff - Feels good to be back on the Forum
It makes my first lathe an Emco Maximat V10P look a little puny, BUT I do miss it’s power feed clutch and saddle/carriage stop working together, and nothing much else to my surprise though apart from the big choice of accessories.
Workshop still too cold to for comfort as I’m NOT heating it for the first time, for obvious reasons🤬
Geoff - Morning coffee to wake me up.
Go to Grizzly.com and download ‘MODEL G9249 12" X 37" BELT DRIVE GAP BED LATHE OWNER'S Manual’, the very best available!
A few more done since, but no photos added yet due to health issues unfortunately!
My Albums headed BH600G & Warco BH600G for more on the lathe.
Clutch and VFD without a doubt two at the very top of the mods done.
Geoff - Frustration doesn’t adequately describe how I feel!
|Thread: Internal threading|
Back into Workshop at last.
Ref: Joe Piezynski youtube video showing internal threading away from Headstock.
Anyone know where to buy a similar tool please, as I need to thread a number of parts from an internal shoulder.
I could of course use the VFD Jog feature, but have never done internal threading like this before.
Any advise appreciated.
|Thread: Mystery DTI|
Thanks for posting that link & attached diagram.
A stat of interest 70°-90° of hand usage depends on the thumb!
Geoff - I agree wholeheartedly with that statistic with my left one out of action for some time as it heals
|Thread: dirty clutch trick|
No progress on the Seven unfortunately due to health and a contra temp with front door.
Geoff - Stupidity knows no bounds!
Ray MacMahon device in action on my BH600G:
Edited By OuBallie on 30/06/2021 12:18:10
Edited By OuBallie on 30/06/2021 12:19:06
|Thread: Filing machine uses?|
Thanks Michael 👍
Forgot to add the finished items ready to be welded to handles.
Geoff - To say “Play has been abandoned” is an understatement.
Been some time since my last post, all due to work on the Austin Seven and lately health.
Geoff - Last week amputated the tip of my left thumb, nail as well in hinge side of main door jam‼️🤬🤬🤬
Edited By OuBallie on 21/06/2021 16:02:30
|Thread: Knurling tool operation|
Made mine to the drawing but then wasn’t at proper height, hence having to fit the tool post mount lower, or a woopsie, but I no longer remember🤗
|Thread: Namibian Dust Storms|
Spent an afternoon in Swakopmund mid ‘60s when the frigates SAS Kruger, I was serving aboard, and SAS Steyn docked in Walvis Bay waiting for newly commissioned SAS Pretorius to arrive from UK, both frigates to meet up with her further up north
We weren’t expecting much after the drive there through the desert to your town, BUT what a pleasant surprise it turned out to be, cool with palm trees if memory serves, and realised why it was THE holiday resort that it was then.
No doubt built up somewhat since then.
The only other thing I remember was sand as far as the eye could see, apart from the sea.
Geoff - Couldn’t take the heat now, and uncomfortable with 30° now.
|Thread: A unlucky accident|
My best wishes to friend and family.
I carry my phone with me wherever I go now, after my Blues & Twos to hospital end July for an emergency heart artery balloon insertion, hence my absence since.
Geoff - Fully recovered from the VF arrest during, something I will NEVER forget!
Edited By OuBallie on 22/11/2019 18:51:17
|Thread: Knurling tool operation|
Experiment on a scrap piece first as you may need to adjust my method.
My technique using Hemingway kit I made is as follows, with lathe running:
1) Wind Cross-slide forward until knurls are centred over workpiece, then turn the screw until they make light contact and just start revolving,
2) Wind Cross-slide back,
3) Give the adjusting screw 1/8-1/4 turn
4) Slowly move Cross-slide forward forcing the knurls onto the work until centred, then another 1/4-1/2 turn
I find that this method ensured the knurls are in sync and produce perfect knurls as evident:
Geoff - Recovered from the Stent procedure, and complications, I had end July
|Thread: John Stevenson|
I think of him every time I read back issues of ME I got from him and when turning the Y-axis handle on the Marlow.
Geoff - Walking 1.5 miles with ease with double soon.
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