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: Lack of Quill on Milling Machine|
To those stating the quill is only for drilling, i would counter it also comes in very handy when boring, especially when power feed is employed.
|Thread: In need of a steel ring 132mm dia|
Rather than rolling some flat it might be easier to cut off a section of tube, somewhere like metalsupermarket might be able to help. Or ask at your local pipe fitting stockist, they usually hold stock up to 6” dia, you might find a straight coupler that fits the bill, 5” schedule 40 is around the size you need, wall will be around 6mm
|Thread: Metal Bandsaw - Chester H80 or Warco CY90|
Have had a few bandsaws over the years including a large industrial Startrite,
All of the hobby ones ive owned, Clarke, Axminster and one i cant remember, have been to put it politely, ‘Somewhat Frustrating and inconsistent’ in operation, with plenty of fettling to be done from new.
Recently bought a Femi, and can’t recommend highly enough, A quality piece of kit, just does what it should, straight out of the box, work perfectly every time, with no faff whatsoever.
|Thread: High performance Torx bits|
Another vote for Wera, and if you are doing loads, and the space isn't limited, use a cordless impact driver.
|Thread: How to price up and sell a super 7 lathe|
Look in the ‘wanted’ adverts section down the right hand side of the page. Someone is looking for a Myford. Do a deal and save yourself the inevitable hassle of selling via ebay. From what i can see in the photos, start your negotiations around £1200
|Thread: Electricity Supply|
|Thread: Rage Evolution sliding saws|
Bought one when they first came out, god awful things, it’s sat on a shelf somewhere, buy a bandsaw.
|Thread: Childhood diseases|
Had measles, mumps and scarlet fever as a kid.........managed to swerve chickenpox until my 40’s, really not a good experience as an adult
|Thread: harrison l5 start gear|
Yeah, they are dead easy to do, strip the motor and star point is fairly easy to find....... Well it was on the ones I did anyhow.
Have a read of this Thomas **LINK**
I Think it will run, but not properly, probably find it will stall under load, never tried it to be fair.
whip the motor cover off and see how many wires are coming out of the motor, you need six.
You really need to wire the inverter direct to the motor and not through any of the lathe switchgear.
ive converted a couple of L5’s to run from inverters, and in each case had to dig the star point out of the motor.
so unless yours has had the motor swapped at some time to a star/delta motor, you will need to do the same.
|Thread: HSS or CS taps and dies|
Was in the same boat recently, needed to tap some 5/8 20tpi cycle threads and my drawer full of miscellaneous, randomly accquired taps was not forthcoming.
Due to the price of HSS i bought a set of three carbon taps from RDG for the princely sum of £12.46 and so far they have performed faultlessly, im using them in Stainless Steel, which is hard on the best of tooling.
|Thread: Harrison L5 thread cutting|
Assuming it has a norton gearbox fitted (some L5’s don’t) You need a 127 tooth wheel to cut metric threads
Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 18/05/2019 13:45:54
|Thread: Natural gas for TIG welding|
|Thread: DIY Bed Gap|
Did a pair for a mate once as he was skint, foulest shittiest job ever, rust and crap everywhere, took forever to clean up afterwards, lathe, workshop and myself...........never again.
Unless they off something exotic rare or classic, not worth the aggro, modern discs are dirt cheap and consumable
Personally wouldn’t consider butchering a lathe for the purpose.
|Thread: Tap and die question|
Have a job to do that requires a 5/8 x 20 tpi CEI thread, material is stainless.
a quick search online shows HSS taps are around £30 each.
RDG sell a set of 3 carbon taps for £12 but not convinced these will perform so well in stainless
The Tap and die company do ‘HQS’ taps for £12 a piece.
Is this just fancy marketing speak for carbon steel, or are they genuinely better than carbon ?
|Thread: Notre Dame|
Funny job the religion thing.......That book they follow is packed with dire warnings about the dangers of hoarding wealth, and advocates giving it all to the needy........guess the catholic church just skip those pages
|Thread: Viceroy AEW|
Not had that particular mill, but have had several similar, Tom Senior etc, last one was a lovely universal Delta Hero,
Found them all frustrating due to lack of daylight, you run out of room very quickly.
Vertical heads are also pretty useless for drilling, as it’s hard to feel whats going on when cranking a handle.
And of course you can only drill vertical holes.
I wouldn’t consider a mill without a quill now, it just makes everything so much easier.
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