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: Hemmingway/Machin gearbox label|
Can anyone assist, i need to make new charts/labels for a Myford ML7 gearbox, the old ones have disintegrated due to oil contamination and are illegible.
Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 19/06/2022 16:31:11
|Thread: Grease in oil lines|
It’s an Aciera F4 David, fortunately it came with a manual, including a lubrication schedule, which previous owner obviously didn’t bother reading !
And to answer Swarf Mostly’s question. Fortunately the ways seem to be in A1 condition, so no harm done either way.
Picked up a new to me mill at the weekend, seller proudly mentioned he had greased all the nipples to save me the trouble……yep he’s greased all the oil nipples to the ways. So whats the best thing to do, thought about pumping some diesel through to flush the grease out, followed by the correct way oil……..thoughts on a postcard ?
|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: 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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