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: Gunmetal or brass|
If it helps Brass is yellow, Gunmetal is darker and more orange, looks like brass and copper mixed.
|Thread: VFD Question|
Many years ago i helped a mate who lived a few doors away build a wood turning lathe.
We knocked it up in my garage and fitted a used single phase motor, it ran perfectly.
When he plugged it in at home it ran in reverse.......much head scratching.
Eventually brought the motor back to mine and it ran the correct way every time, but at his place it ran the other way.
Never really got to the bottom of it.
|Thread: Identifying Light Alloy|
‘Very light’ Are you sure it’s not Dibond composite ally sheet. Very common in the sign industry 👍
|Thread: Odd sleeve|
Can’t provide an answer, but iv’e also got one floating about in my drill drawer.
|Thread: Harrison Lathes|
Haha, epic thread ressurection......never looked at the date
Have had quite a few harrisons, L5’s L5a’s L6’s, 140’s they were all stamped with a serial number on the bed, tailstock end. There is a list on lathes.co.uk which will tell you the year of production from the number.
|Thread: Harrison L5A 11" - VFD set up & spare parts needed|
Just remembered Bede Tool and Machinery are breaking an L5, not sure if parts are interchangeable but worth an ask. Advert is on Facebook, but probably worth giving them a call to discuss.
You will need to take the motor apart and dig out the star point to run it from an inverter. I would forget using the original switches and contactors etc. Wire the inverter direct to the motor.
L5a has a clutch, so once the motor is running, just leave it running and use clutch for stop start.
Forward and reverse is handled mechanically.
Harrison serial number/year list .http://www.lathes.co.uk/harrison/page14.html
Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 16/12/2019 16:20:20
|Thread: Aluminium welding|
Define ‘small’ what are the dimensions of the hole, and what wall thickness ?
|Thread: Inverters and stop switches|
Both of my inverters have the E Stop wired into the low voltage ‘Control’ side of the inverter. The lathe has a pendant with Forward, Reverse, Jog and E stop switches, wired to the inverter using alarm type multicore cable.
|Thread: diameter calculation|
To quote my old gaffers well used phrase
“Come on lads, we’re not making gold watches here”...........
|Thread: Threading on Colchester triumph 7 1/2|
Have a nice Ainjest high speed threading unit to fit that lathe if you are interested ? Makes thread cutting so much easier.
|Thread: Why does the micrometer have a second knurled segment|
The second knurled grip is designed to afford the user better purchase when using the micrometer as a hammer during squaring operations and such like.
Well that’s one less you have to make.......
|Thread: Is the price of this model boat at all realistic|
If it sells then its realistic.........market decides what things are worth, not sellers.
|Thread: Dumb question from a none driver|
Did you get a receipt in your name when you bought it ? If so that’s your proof. No one will ever ask for proof unless there is a dispute over ownership between you and your son. And yes the seller should have filled in the existing V5c with your sons details (if he was to become registerd keeper), and sent of to DVLA Your son will receive a new V5c in his name in due course.
Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 31/08/2019 00:48:59
Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 31/08/2019 00:37:32
|Thread: Ultrasonic toothbrushes|
We feed our dogs on Raw, perfect pearly whites due to The bone content, plus a host of other benifits.
|Thread: be careful out there people!|
A friends son has recently been electrocuted at work, cardiac arrest at the scene but fortunately revived by a quick thinking colleague. Entry wound to his chin and a massive exit wound to the back of the head........nasty stuff electrickery, play safe boys
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