Here is a list of all the postings Alan Waddington 2 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Help needed to lift bandsaw curse.|
Ah ok, followed your link to the Femi saga........surely that is a courier issue rather than a faulty saw ?
Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 02/03/2021 21:07:47
Femi NG120 ABS bandsaw is one of the best workshop investments iv’e ever made, never had a minutes bother with it, cuts clean and square every time, no matter what the material being cut. Makes all those generic Chinese clones look like junk......and i had several different flavours of them before the Femi.
Am interested to hear why you sent yours back OP ?
|Thread: crane uprate - where would you add some metal ?|
Am always a bit suspicious of engine cranes, a lot claim to be capable of lifting 2 tonnes......yeah right.
I bought a commercial vehicle one for peanuts, no one wanted it because it was stupidly huge. Rating fully closed 2800kg, and fully extended 800kg. The thing is seriously beefy
Advice to the OP would be don’t bother, if you need something heavier duty, just buy one,no point compromising safety.
|Thread: Yet another scam lathe sale on ebay to be aware of|
30th of October to be precise.......nice buy that
Have sold a couple of lathes that way, and a milling machine, which was bought by a very nice man in Malta.
Not everyone is a scammer, but personally i always collect with cash, money is too hard earned to gamble with.
|Thread: face milling|
Have you got a link to the tool, or a photo ? Asking because i bought a cheap 3 insert face mill once (Not from Arc) and it was useless, could never get a decent cut from it, and my mill is industrial sized.
Try running it with one insert and see if that makes any difference.
|Thread: How surface hard does plasma cutting make steel?|
At the end of the day, plasma cutting and flame cutting etc are industrial processes, presumably expected to be machining with industrial sized machinery, which of course wouldn’t bat an eylid at a bit of a hardened skin. So not the suppliers fault in any way. Best way to get through it for a hobbyist would be to hit it with an angle grinder before attempting turning. As for the blow hole, just order a slightly oversized disc.
|Thread: Vevor lathe|
There’s a cosmetically challenged Denford Viceroy on ebay, single phase, screwcutting gearbox etc, currently under budget, make a nice lathe with a bit of TLC.
Headstock hole might be a showstopper though, think they are 13/16” but not 100% sure.
Also a well tooled Colchester Bantam but its mis spelled as a ‘Bantham’ £1300, think thats the one i would take a punt at, seller mentions a phase converter at extra cost, could be a deal to be done there
Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 10/12/2020 21:29:50
Stuart, you might be surprised, a Boxford takes up no more room than a Myford, and a Harrison is not that much larger.
Depends what your turning ambitions are, but as a fellow motorcycle tinkerer i would go for a larger lathe. Given your budget, something like a Boxford or maybe a Harrison L5 etc.
|Thread: Hairline crack in CH boiler|
Sorry to break it to you, but classed as ‘immediately dangerous’ in the trade. Any attempt at repair would be a bodge. My advice is don’t use it, sell a kidney or whatever it takes and get a new one.
|Thread: "restoring" a Colchester student, anything to consider?|
Buy it, Scotchbrite the rusty bits, stick on ebay With a £900 reserve.......job done
|Thread: Camlock D1-4 chuck won't come off|
On my Colchester even when the locks are disengaged it can take a smack with a soft faced mallet for the chuck to pop off
|Thread: Electric vehicles|
No need to worry about charging points in flats, terraced streets etc, once they introduce charge per mile motoring, only the well heeled will be able to afford to run a car anyway.
|Thread: Evolution rage2|
Not so good on Ally
Second what Frances said, also bloody noisy, so earmuffs a faceshield, hat and scarf necessary in a confined space.
Got one here you can have for nothing if you can pick it up or arrange collection
|Thread: Strength of Beams|
I think castellated beams traditionally had hexagonal holes, because they were hand burned using an oxy acetylene torch. Straight lines are easier to burn by hand than circles. They bend like bananas when cut, we used to tack them together in a jig using metal wedges to straighten the halves back up.
No issues whatsoever in the workshop except welding with a head shield, and if you need to get really close to something in an awkward spot, like working on a car.
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