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: 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.
Sorry if im being a bit thick David, read your post through a few times, but still not sure what you need.
Not entirely clear what you need a photo of David, but i have a student 1800 and am happy to take any photos that may help.
|Thread: New Bandsaw Gloat|
Great video on youtube comparing the manual v auto. To be fair unless you are using for production work i suppose auto is a luxury, although Femi claim the blades last longer on auto.
I don’t have space for a permanent set up, so bought the Femi Jobby folding stand, it works similar to an ironing board, but is rated at 50kg, i thought it would come in handy for other uses as well as the saw. It will be hung on the wall between duties.
From the research i did prior to purchase, yes they are all good. When i first came across Femi no one in the UK was selling them, you had to import yourself, so was pleased when Stakesy’s started to stock them. Decent prices too.
I think the only real difference with the cheaper models, aside from the obvious like smaller cut capacity and lack of auto downfeed, is the blade runs the conventional way. Not sure what the advantage of a reverse cutting action is, or if there is indeed any advantage, but the more expensive ones run like that.
One slight disadvantage of the reverse blade direction is you cant fit a vertical table, which is an option on at least one of the cheaper models.
Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 17/01/2019 13:51:54
|Thread: Hobby mill|
People will have differing views on this, It also depends on what you intend to make with it, what your levels of patience are and what your budget is.
3 phase isnt really an issue these days as inverters are cheap, and give the advantage of soft start and infinite speed control etc. Which opens you up to many of the smaller semi industrial mills, Tom Senior, Boxford VM30 etc
Weight wise, something like a Tom Senior will happily sit on wooden floorboards. I once bought an 800kg universal mill from Liverpool, and when we got there , found it was in the front room of a terraced house with 2 steps up to the front door........was an interesting day for sure !
Wabeco are fantastic little mills, but pricey, many on here use seig, Warco etc, and if one f those is big enough you have the advantage of perhaps buying brand new..
So really it’s impossible to tell you what is ‘Best’ for you.
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