Here is a list of all the postings Stuart Bridger has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Whitworth v UNC|
In the UK aircraft industry, unified threads were seen as the spawn of the devil. Purely due to the potential for mismatching resulting in dangerously reduced strength. All aircraft grade fasteners with unified threads had to be specifically marked with a symbol with three circles.
Edited By Stuart Bridger on 17/11/2020 19:48:02
|Thread: Source of 1/2" Diameter Delrin|
I have always used Direct Plastics, but they only seem to stock metric sizes
|Thread: Aluminium surface finish|
Turning?, Milling? Polishing?
|Thread: Chipmaster variator|
There are a number of posts on the Practical Machinist Forum about variator strip and repair. As Pete says, adjustment should be the first step. If the variator is worn, spares may be very expensive and it is almost certainly cheaper (and easier) to replace with a VFD. Mine is a little noisy but has sweet spots, where it is easier on the ear, so it is staying as it is for now.
|Thread: Calibrating Micrometers|
Excellent post from Howard, absolutely spot on.
|Thread: What are these? My first post.|
Looks from the photo's that they are made from aluminum alloy? If so I wouldn't have thought that they would be durable enough for a gauge? I am thinking either apprentice test work or perhaps some form of sales samples.
|Thread: M G Electrics (Colchester) suds pump wiring.|
That's exactly how my suds pump is wired. Motor run cap to give the third phase. Very easy way to run a low powered 3 phase motor off a single phase supply. No need to change. I would tidy up and leave as is. I think there is a terminal diagram under the cover of mine, but I'm not too enthused to poke about down the back of the lathe to dig it out.
|Thread: Adjusting cross slide Colchester bantam lathe|
Assuming that the assembly is the same as the Chipmaster and you don't have a taper turning attachment installed. I think you have missed the lock nut that secures the screw to the handle. This goes through the centre of the big handwheel nut.
Can you be a bit more specific. When you say only moves in one direction, does the handwheel turn in that direction and not move the slide, or is the handwheel locked as well? I don't have a Bantam, but a Chipmaster and I believe the slides are similar.
|Thread: Tom Senior E type - fitting 3 axis DRO|
Nice work, very tidy installation
|Thread: Huanyang VFD help please|
I have to ask why? A conventional pot would give a much more useful variable speed rather two fixed.
|Thread: C0 Lathe Blowing Fuses. Control board short?|
No direct experience of this lathe, but my recommendation would be to check high powered active components first. I.e. diodes and transistors. Not sure if replacement components are easily available though. Not cheap but the complete PCB is available from Arc Euro. Probably the simplest option.
|Thread: £1000 to make a Spitfire aircraft fuel tank gauge. Can it be done cheaper?|
A much abused term!
Aircraft grade alloys will meet certain specifications and have traceability documentation verifying origin, conformance and batch.
Most of the cost will be tied up in paperwork. Both getting approval for the replacement design with substitute materials for those no longer available and traceability documents for the new parts. A fuel gauge will be very much a safety critical part, so subject to the most stringent regulation.
|Thread: What is a Good Second Steam Engine Model to Build?|
Check out Elmer's Engines plans. "Bar Stock" engines with varied complexity. I'm.working on the #29 mine engine as a follow up to a 10V. Albeit with a diversion via a Universal Pillar Tool to help with tapping.
|Thread: Sky Broadband and Windows 10|
The host operating system should have no relevance to the broadband service.
|Thread: High Temperature Air Source Heat Pumps for Domestic Heating|
The GSHP example seems a bit extreme. We installed a an IVT unit 13 years ago with panels a metre deep in the back garden. We have never experienced the permafrost effect and it has no effect on the lawn. I do keep an eye on the ground loop temperature and only one year has it been sustained below zero on the incoming side. We do supplement with a wood burner in the winter though.
|Thread: Any experience of Sturdi Shaft repair sleeves?|
Thanks all, great feedback
I tripped over the above and wondered if anyone has any experience?
The context is that my Chipmaster has a known issue of leaking oil from the clutch shaft. About 5 years ago I replaced the oil seals, but it never really fixed the issue. The leak has been getting progressively worse. I did notice at the time that the shaft one of the seals was fitted on had considerable wear. I couldn't do anything about it at the time and was just hoping that a new seal would improve the situation. The Sturdi product looks like an ideal solution to finally fix the issue at a sensible cost?
|Thread: Chin Yu 4 jaw chuck|
M10 x 1.5 is definitely not standard. Although originally an American standard the D1 camlock is incorporated into the ISO standard 702-2. This specifies M10 x1 for the stud thread for D1-3.
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