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Thread: Two or three axis DRO
18/03/2021 08:49:36

You will see from the dodgy photos that I made a sliding table with linear bearings and rods.

The scale is mounted to the table which is attached to the quill.

the reader head is attached to the head itself, it’s worked ok for a couple of years now.

There are some more pics in my albums.


18/03/2021 08:42:30



dfcf07be-6e01-4936-8c5a-9740fd978684.jpegHere are some photos of the Z axis scale on my Warco mill if anyone is interested

26/02/2021 19:10:33

I would be interested to see how Warco do the Z axis, mine is on the quill not on the column. I can’t see what use it would be on the column. If anyone is interested, I could take the cover off mine and post some photos.


26/02/2021 09:08:51

I have fitted three axis glass scale dros to my Warco WM18,

Thw Z axis is a bit trickier than the other two and I’m not sure that Warco offer that option on this mill

I didn’t like the quill dro that was factory fitted, I’m sure many people get on alright with it so maybe it’s me.


Thread: Magnetic v-blocks - how useful these are?
25/02/2021 10:16:44
Posted by Martin Dowing on 24/02/2021 20:29:21:

There are on offer on ebay Indian magnetic v-blocks. Cannot include url because it is very long link and I don't know how to shorten it.

Of course words "Indian" and "precision" does not mix well but anyway how useful such a tool might be?

How well are they holding barstock?

Would they be useful for cross-drilling a bar (where geting rid of clamps can be a great advantage) or maybe for light milling operations, particularly if bar can be axially supported on one end to take a force of cut?

Do you have any experience with these and if so then what is your opinion about them?

Edited By Martin Dowing on 24/02/2021 20:30:34

Edited By Martin Dowing on 24/02/2021 20:33:23

If you believe that the terms ‘indian’ and ‘precision ‘ are mutually exclusive, it may be interesting to look up Jantar Mantar, Jaipur. I went there a few years ago, and was very impressed.


Thread: Advice and guidance for arthritic folk
16/02/2021 15:20:35

There is a great deal of treatments available for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. If you think you are suffering from either of them, ask your doctor to refer you to you local hospitals rheumatology clinic.

My father-in-law, aged 87 has had various treatments over the past few years and his rheumatoid arthritis has eased considerably. Many medications intended for cancer treatments have been found beneficial to arthritis patients.

He takes Methotrexate in tablet form and injects himself weekly with Benepali. His knuckles were enormous and now they appear normal and give him no pain.

I have osteoarthritis, one of the treatments is a malaria drug, the name of which I cannot remember which I cannot take because it can make the Vittelliform Macular Dystrophy in both eyes worse.


Thread: Turning by Hand in the Lathe
29/01/2021 09:59:26

I knew a chap in the 1960s who had worked in a company that made brass water taps and sanitary fittings. This was after his demob at the end of WW2.

He told me that all the threads were made using gravers and chasers, and in his shed he had a Lathe with no feedscrew or gearing upon which he demonstrated this skill. As a youth of sixteen I was suitably impressed.


Thread: Ball turning attachment for ml7
27/01/2021 16:47:16

Warco sell a ball turner device for the ML7


Thread: So Much For CE Labels!
25/01/2021 09:56:28

Michael, the myth is the ‘China Export Mark’ it has no reason to exist!

A non-conforming CE mark is simply that.


25/01/2021 08:34:36

I can’t believe that people continue to believe this myth!


Thread: Christmas Cracker Jokes .. and similar
08/12/2020 13:39:40

Two blokes got arrested last night, one was drinking battery acid and the other was eating gunpowder

they charged the first one and let the other one off

07/12/2020 18:44:28

Did you hear about the newlyweds who couldn’t tell the difference between Vaseline and putty?

Their windows fell out!

07/12/2020 15:37:04

What do you call a fast escalator

an escasooner!

Thread: Who is Right?
14/11/2020 20:43:20

Often these batteries suffer from dry electrolytes. They are not really sealed in that if overcharged even slightly the gases escape through the relief valve. It’s usually possible to prise the top off and removing the rubber caps, which are the relief valves, to squirt a little distilled water to revive the cells. Sealed lead acid batteries need a charger that regulates the voltage applied to each cell which from my fading memory is something like 2.35 volts per cell.


Thread: Good set of drills
01/11/2020 10:22:24

I do have a set or Dormers and similar quality drills up to 13mm, but I don’t use the good drills for jobs that don’t call for them.


01/11/2020 08:01:21

Not yet, I only ordered them yesterday, they do look to be good value.

This far, I’ve not been disappointed with anything from Arc.


31/10/2020 22:21:56

Just a heads up, Arc are doing a set of drills 1-6mm for near enough £40 posted, split point for the larger than 3mm. I’ve bought a set. No connection other than a satisfied customer.


Thread: Memorable topics discussed on this forum
24/10/2020 19:31:28

I used to love Bodgers Lodge it was fun and interesting


Thread: Big Bang : Tallboy bomb
15/10/2020 09:10:16

While his achievements with aeroplanes and their armaments are very well known, his greatest project IMHO was the design and construction of the Stratosphere Chamber which can still be seen at the Brooklands site, at the time the largest in the world.

it was so successful commercially that Vickers ran it 24 hours a day, seven days a week.



Thread: Awstin or Ostin
04/10/2020 09:40:56

Thanks for that, Neil. I thought that might be correct, but English names aren’t always pronounced how one would expect. Cholmondely, and Featherstonehaugh, for example.


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