Here is a list of all the postings Harry Wilkes has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Federation Boiler certificates UK|
The only thing I would suggest is to ask the dealer/seller to arrange to get the boiler/engine independently tested and offer to pay for the test, that way the engine/boiler should come to you without any worries also if the seller/dealer say's he has not got time etc walk away.
Ian my club are more than happy to help in such circumstances but I was referring to someone who simply wants to join the club with the sole intention of getting a boiler cert and you never see them again !
" where Club membership for the year may be £20 (or so?) it may well still be worth the Sellers while to join just to obtain a current certificate (as it should add much more to the value)" not a positive reason to join a club and use it's resources this is why my club and many others are refusing this type of member. So better get it tested by one of the independent boiler inspectors then sell it.
|Thread: Thread substitute|
3/8 x 26 is what's know as 'cycle' thread neither taps or die's are hard to obtain with most ME suppliers selling them.
|Thread: Ally Pally show|
Thank for the link Jason some nice stuff on display !
|Thread: Federation Boiler certificates UK|
In a nut shell and I'm sure someone will correct me if wrong ME clubs in the UK are in the main members of a federation, the Southern Federation of Model Engineers and likewise the Northern Federation of Model Engineers these two bodies along with other interested parties such as Insurance representatives draw up the rules to which boilers are tested. ME clubs will then appoint a boiler tester/tester's within their club who will test a members boiler and issue a certificate, this certificate then allows the member to take out the necessary insurance to use the boiler in public.
Hope this is of help
|Thread: M.E. thread screws wanted|
These are as good as any https://ekpsupplies.com/screws-and-studs/cat_2.html
|Thread: Tight thread|
Guy's found the problem after making sure the threads were clean and taking up Robbo's suggestion of a little light oil I was able to screw the chuck on further but still very tight when it start over the register and it was at this point that I thought try one of the other chucks I have (Doh why didn't I think of it before) this one screwed on as it should so I need to do a little scrapping and it should be OK.
Thanks for all suggestions and comments it looks as if it's getting tight just before the register but over the weekend I intent a much closer look at the problem,
Again thanks H
Need some advice please I recently purchased a Myford chuck adaptor to mount a chuck onto a rotary table, the chuck in question screws onto my S7 without any problem however when I screw the adaptor into the chuck it goes tight so whats the best way to ease the thread on the adaptor ? Any advice welcomed .
|Thread: Can't insert image|
Rick had similar probs changed to Chrome which I find better anyway.
|Thread: Phosphor bronze balls|
Second that also Poly Models and Macc Models
|Thread: S7 lubrication, oil gun & stiff clutch|
I have a oil gun smiler to the one in 'Robbo's ' link it works well but the one infuriating thing is that it leaks (well mine does) so I have to keep empting and filling it.
|Thread: Problem identifying a thread|
Hi Dave I find this chart very useful when trying to identifying threads, http://www.watchman.dsl.pipex.com/thread.xls
Hope it' helps H
|Thread: MYFORD - SWIVELING VERTICAL SLIDE|
Many thanks for all comments, John have sent PM
Thanks for your reply, the point I was trying to make if that the holding down bolt on mine is not as the picture and I feel that in order to pass it through the tube which clamps the swivel makes it quite thin and flimy so I would rather replace it with the proper designed bolt ! So if some kind gent could draw up the bolt and email it to me
Hi all would again welcome some advise my lathe came with a Myford swiveling vertical slide but unlike the photo below
mine does not have a single bolt through the base, mine as a threaded tube which secures the bottom swivel then a 'tee' bolt which passes through the tube clamps the slide in place. Do I take it mine is wrong and the photo above is correct.
|Thread: Myford Super 7 Power Feed|
I have a little play in the cross slide on my Myford super 7 with the power feed, there is some slight front to back play I plan to take the feed screw and nut off for closer inspection can someone tell me what the thread diameter and tpi should be ?
|Thread: Myford S7 Ancillary Equipment|
Hi was not sure where to post this info, I have uploaded photos of the 1985 Myford S7 Ancillary Equipment for anyone who may find it of interest. My copy was badly soiled and oil stained so I have scanned and cleaned them up and placed them in a album.
Edited By Harry Wilkes on 02/10/2013 22:29:30
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