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: Notre Dame|
Can’t help thinking the money it will take to rebuild could be better spent elsewhere, its just a building when all’s said and done.
|Thread: Simple WorkshopTips|
Don’t wear slippers when welding 👍
|Thread: 2 pack, enamel...paint advice please!|
.As per David’s post, Dacrylate sprays lovely, Thinner is Xylene, (badged as R5 by Dacrylate.) Just wear a decent filter mask.
Like most xylene based paints, you have to recoat within a couple of hours, or leave for a couple of days between coats, or it crizzles.
i found a quick light tack coat, leave 20 mins ( depends on temp) to dry, followed by a heavier coat, and a final coat thinned down a bit more works a treat.
You can get a decent finish straight from the gun, but i let the paint harden for a week and then flatted with 1500 wet and dry, and polished with a rotary polisher using Farecla G3, much like you would with car paint,
It has good resistance to oils and cutting fluids etc and is pretty tough.
|Thread: Cincinnati 207MK restoration|
You do realise it’s probably 10hp or more.......plus motors for the feeds etc, gonna take one hell of a rotary converter unless you have 3 phase on tap !
Usually machines end up in the scrap yard for good reason, just because the ways are good, doesn’t mean it’s not paggered. Big old lump though, maybe it got weighed in for the scrap weight......Large Horizontal machines are not generally sought after, so in turn dont fetch much.
Have you seen this thread on PM **LINK**
Guess if you have a burning desire to own a big horizontal, and it’s dirt cheap, then worth a punt.
|Thread: Cap head screws|
If you want to buy online, iv’e used Orbital fasteners in the past, found them good quality and reasonably priced.
|Thread: J&S 540 Manual PDF|
Recently done a maintenance job on mine.....cleaned out tank, replaced hydraulic oil, took bed off and cleaned out oil feeds, replaced spindle oil etc.
Fairly easy job, found oil grade info online, rest was common sense, so no manual required.
Having never used one, controls were easy enough to figure out without a manual.
Wheel balancing info is available on youtube amongst other places.
So unless you intend delving deeper into the works, reckon a manual is not a must.
Saying all that, a week or so after finishing the job, i found an original manual hiding in the back of the wheel balancing cabinet
|Thread: Hardinge lathe on fleabay|
Yeah it’s definitely been given a lick over, but at that age hardly surprising, don’t think i would buy without seeing first though.
|Thread: All things Beaver Mill|
Have had my Beaver for a good while, but up to now never had cause to remove the drawbar. Until today that is..........Tried to fit an INT 40 boring head, only to find it has a 5/8 imperial thread rather than the M16 of the majority of my tooling.
No problem, just remove the the M16 drawbar and make a new imperial one, easy peasy.......except unlike every other mill i’ve owned, the drawbar won’t come out, it withdraws around 150mm and then hits a hard stop.
Manual offers no clues, on the drawings the drawbar is just a long bolt through the quill, which is what i expected ?
Any ideas ?
Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 11/03/2019 21:45:11
|Thread: Jones and Shipman 540 Dripping|
Managed to lift the bed off and back on without help, so although probably not advisable, it is possible.
Well worth the effort, as a couple of the oilways were blocked solid.
Also drained and cleaned out the oil tank, seriously sh*tty job.
|Thread: Workshop - indoors or outdoors|
Bought a bandsaw off a guy in Manchester, fantastic cellar workshop, Hardinge lathe etc. Told me he had a Bridgeport down there at one time. Only access was through the kitchen, and down a flight of steep and narrow stone steps, a mountain goat would have balked at
|Thread: Colchester Headstock Sleeve|
Hi Richard, yes still on a shelf, PM me your address and i will send it to you.
|Thread: Trends in Radio Ads|
The problem with Planet Rock, is the playlists are drawn from a very small barrel of tracks, which never seems to change........if you listen to it for 6 months it’s just an endless repeat of the same records, drawn from a very shallow gene pool that hasn’t changed in years.......For example, how many times a week do they play Hocus Pocus, by Focus , great track once every couple of years, but six times a week becomes seriously tedious 😩
|Thread: A gas engine question|
Not sure about that Tim, most modern Superbikes are around 13:1 and will happily run on pump petrol.
|Thread: Get on yer bike|
|Thread: Guidance on selling my late fathers machinery|
Ollie, you have PM
|Thread: Colechester help please|
If you can wait until Saturday i will take it off, take better photos, and take some accurate measurements for you.
Holy crap David.......charades at xmas must be fun with you
Is this the offending article ?
Apologies for the quality, bit awkward to photograph with an ipad and lathe up against a wall.
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