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: TOOL BOXES|
Snap on, buy secondhand, they’re good quality and always be worth good money if you sell them on.
Costco used to do a decent stainless range at reasonable money.
|Thread: ISO Container for Workshop|
Look for an insulated fridge container. No need to mess about lining it then.
You can get a 40 footer with a roller door for around a grand plus vat and delivery.
|Thread: 3 Phase in a Model Engineers workshop|
|Thread: Concrete Garages, Shelving and Catastrophe|
I use my mothers prefab concrete garage as an extra store.
Made some racking from hollow section
legs sit on floor, tops are bolted to roof joists
Reckon there must be going on for 1/2 tonne of steel sat on them with no issues.
Could easily be adapted for sheves, just by adding wood
|Thread: 3 Phase in a Model Engineers workshop|
Guessing the primary coil on the motor contactor is 240v ? if so, make sure it is hooked up to the genuine 240v output leg of the converter rather than a false leg.
Also might be beneficial to start the lathe up first, leave it running and then try to start the mill.
|Thread: Interesting video|
Worth a watch, definitely not made on a Myford......
Edited By JasonB on 01/06/2020 08:19:54
|Thread: Steam Powered Workshop|
No worrying about programming Chinese VFD’s for this fella.....
|Thread: Machine Tool Peripheral Hoists|
Nothing on my lathe that i can’t physically manage at the present time. But that would be a useful addition to the mill.
last time i used the dividing head it was touch and go if i could lift the bugger on to the table, took 3 attempts and nearly did myself a mischief.
Felt stupidly dangerous and reckon it won’t be long before i simply can’t do it.
|Thread: Arc welding rods|
Depends on the rods, we used to bake Low Hydrogen rods in a rod oven for a certain period of time, can’t remember the temp, but once lost my eybrows and fringe by opening the door with my face too close. May have been 300 deg C
We used to cook pies, pasties and baked potatoes in it during cold winter shifs.
Rods would then ge transfered to heated quivers on the job.
Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 28/05/2020 18:16:43
|Thread: The sneering detractors|
Say that to myself every time i chuck another lump of metal in the bin..........
|Thread: New Steel Boiler for under £200|
Things have probably changed in the 30 years since i was a boiler maker / coded welder but MIG was not accepted for pressure work.
Most of the 4ft diameter and upwards shells and dished ends were done automatically with submerged arc, and all the bosses etc stick welded with low hydrogen rods.
Smaller vessels especially stainless would be TIG root and capped with stick.
Mig was only ever used for non pressure stuff.
Way before my time there, a very small upright vessel approx 18” diameter failed under pressure test. The fella doing the testing failed to get all the air out. The door which would have been probably 4” thick blew off and bent one of the angle iron rafters in the roof, that would have been around 30ft above. Luckily no one was around when it took off for space.
|Thread: Tooling for a spline|
Might be cheaper and easier to just farm the job out.
i had a pair of custom shafts made for a bike engined lotus 7 clone, good few years back and i cant recall the company name, something like GB Engineering. Think i paid in the region of £160 each
However a quick google brought a few companies up who specialize in such work.
Maybe worth a few phone calls.
Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 30/04/2020 17:26:16
|Thread: DRO installation|
You see a lot of industrial lathes with them mounted stuck out the back, but you do need plenty of room behind the lathe.
Mounted mine where you are planning to, and it can be a pest at times, just had to remove it for a one off boring job set up as it was in the way.
|Thread: J&S 540 way lube question|
Looks pretty much like mine, similar vintage i would guess.
yes table is easy to get off, unbolt ram and it lifts staight off.
did mine without help, but would be much easier with two people.
Very wet, lift the table off and run the machine, you will see the little oil holes, oil should be coming out and into the channels machined in the ways. I had to poke mine out with a small drill or a bit of tig rod.
|Thread: Selecting an Engineer's level|
|Thread: Correct boring with a steady - advice please :-)|
Why not true the bar up externally first, at least in the area where the steady sits ?
|Thread: Tom Senior light X Axis power feed|
Dunno why, but that toothbrush cracks me up
Engage power feed, let go of handles.......please explain difference ?
Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 09/04/2020 22:00:42
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