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Thread: sch 40 pvp pipe
05/09/2018 21:18:42

idiot why didn't i twig spelling mistake.

just assumed pvp was american thing typed pvp into ebay and got nothing.

ill be using dyneema rope as bit on heavy side myself.

05/09/2018 21:00:27

what is it?

local diy place hasn't got clue.

got some hammocks for kids and want to make couple of these.

Thread: Bench grinder
26/08/2018 12:55:07

i have an old one that had no guards.

pigtail on one side and made adaptor for other that holds a flap disc from angle grinder

Thread: shoe sole glue
16/08/2018 11:18:46

what's best for sticking soles to shoes?

daughter as managed to have front of hers come loose on her favourite shoes.

Thread: Blue chips
30/07/2018 03:15:25

looking at jason's second video and speed he is going i might have been trying to go to fast.

will have to watch properly when i get home in morning as no sound on works computer.

but have always been bit heavy handed.

problem is i don't get lot of chance to practice on it.


Edited By mick70 on 30/07/2018 03:16:55

29/07/2018 07:28:51

new to milling and guy who took our 2 day introduction to machinery course at work said blue chips mean damaging cutter.

said they should always be silver coloured chips.

so i was just obv being over cautious if nothing obviously wrong.

do those speeds he gave us sound about right?

29/07/2018 04:40:45
Was told if I want to mill some steel should work to 400rpm for 1" cutter half that for 2" and double for 1/2".
So thought as quiet at work would have go.
12mm 2 flute cutter and some mild steel.
Getting blue chips at 800 rpm.
New cutter so obv operator error.
Where have I gone wrong?
Mill as no makers plate on it but is similar in size to Bridgeport at my old place. Only taking 1 mm cuts just wanted to make double sided clamp spacer. On side 20mm other 10mm.

Edited By mick70 on 29/07/2018 04:44:47

Thread: Clarke CL430 Metal Lathe
24/07/2018 12:00:22

no probs

24/07/2018 11:40:00

if you still stuck could come over but not this week.

i'm at jct26 m62

24/07/2018 11:35:54

hi mine is in storage since events meant i lost workshop so can't do pic.

but on the pulley is a small one behind the big one that faces motor.

have you got right manual for it?

a lot were sold with wrong pulley diagrams.

24/07/2018 09:45:45

it does move slower in auto.

is it geared for standard use?

mine always did never had prob with it.

where are you?

Edited By mick70 on 24/07/2018 09:46:09

Thread: good book haul
22/07/2018 18:48:30

had some really good books from pre war to modern day from them.

22/07/2018 15:08:35

popped into charity shop earlier.

got load of good books on engineering and woodworking from 50s 60s and 70s.

all 50p each

Thread: drilling files
18/07/2018 06:26:53

got a few old blunt and broken files.

thinking of making folding knife out of one was wondering how difficult to drill?

does it need any particular drill bit or certain speeds?

Thread: milling qestion
13/07/2018 15:01:37

couple of basic qs as still learning milling.

prob got total of 3hrs in on milling.

had to slot some brackets last night at work and needed to be dead central as between bolt holes.

easy with dro but if no dro could it be done by marking it out and using say a center drill to line it up then move piece to one side making sure not to move front or backwards and fit cutter then mill it?

also was using two flute slot cutter can i mill on return as well as forward?

i was just taking table back to start then starting again with cut,


Thread: Age related macular degeneration.
11/07/2018 15:01:04

got to agree with herbal.

drs useless at sorting my knee problems then friend said try turmeric we use it on our horses.

very little pain or discomfort these days.

Thread: great youtub
08/07/2018 14:00:53
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 08/07/2018 09:37:21:
Posted by mick70 on 08/07/2018 09:23:29:

... i assume he used cutter to start bolt hole then finished with drill bit as cutter less likely to wander giving better accuracy?


Correct, Mick yes

The side loads on the drill would be appalling, otherwise.


cheers for that.

a good day as learnt something new.

08/07/2018 09:23:29

love them.

but question about it from someone who knows little about milling having only done very basic bits on one.

i assume he used cutter to start bolt hole then finished with drill bit as cutter less likely to wander giving better accuracy?

Thread: safest way to hold
05/07/2018 19:23:27
Point taken Bob will start from scratch.
John will look out for expanding mandrel as if starting from scratch will hold OD and bore center out to size then do outside.
05/07/2018 15:31:13

got some rear bike hubs that very sturdy i want to modify to use on tadpole builds.

one is threaded internally to hold freehub.

i want to bore that out and remove spoke flange from it.

then make piece that fits in place with disc brake holder and larger soke flange on it.

reason for doing it is not easy or cheap to get hub i can fit bearings and 14mm axle to.

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