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Thread: Vertex BS-0 dividing head ?
25/09/2018 23:16:43

Have had a few small dividing heads pass through my hands, including a Vertex......which was nice, however the Homge was nicerer wink 2 ........... looked a bit lost sat on a Beaver mill table though, so current one is a nasty looking

thing, but considerably biggerer smile p

Thread: Myford Super 7 with 'Big Bore Conversion'
22/09/2018 09:37:27
Posted by Niels Abildgaard on 22/09/2018 08:32:41:
I bought a piece of (s)crap for 1100£ from UK.Testbar runout more than 0.1mm.

I have also bought a chineese 210 400 lathe for 600£ where runout error could not be detected with my swiss DTI

You can buy crap from anywhere i suppose, even the unicorn bearings will have runout if the machining of the housing they are in is wrong.........but who knows maybe those english guys bought their bearings off ebay for £5.99, which was my point to the OP



Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 22/09/2018 09:39:39

22/09/2018 09:24:06
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 22/09/2018 08:01:44:

It's not the country of origin, its the quality of the bearings, you can get any level of quality you want for the far East and trailer bearings from Europe, if you want.


Yeah, there are exeptions to every rule, but you know where i was coming from......a set of bearings off ebay for £5.99 posted direct from xhingyu province, are highly unlikely to be of the same quality as a set of SKF or similar from the local bearing merchants.

21/09/2018 23:51:06

Seems like a great idea, how can large bearings be inferior to a smaller plain bush ? ........ although most half decent industrial lathes seem to have headstock bearings which are super precision and made from a mixture of unicorn horn and dried pixie’s tears.....well judging by the cost, that must be the raw materials they are produced from.

So i suppose if the seller is using bearings from a far eastern destination, intended for use in trailer axle’s, or similar, then the quality of the cut might be questionable ?

Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 21/09/2018 23:52:29

Thread: Confused abut the oil?
21/09/2018 22:48:41

Agree with Chris on all counts, including the incontinence..........Student 1800

Thread: All things Beaver Mill
19/09/2018 19:18:07

Alf, have sent you a PM regarding manuals.

18/09/2018 22:32:15
Posted by Alf Scotting on 18/09/2018 00:41:12:

Hi guys,

Can anyone tell me how to remove the Y axis motor and gearbox - I have removed the 4 bolts and 2 dowels but though loose will not come away - the manual I have shows the motor going off at a horizontal plane whereas mine is vertical - I would like a more comprehensive manual but can't afford at this time the one offered on the web for 65 GBP - all switches are stuck in the ON position so I will need to remove them and spray with contactor cleaner - I think Beaver mills would be thin on the ground here in Australia so I am looking forward to corresponding with members from there place of origin

There is a PDF manual floating about, think it was Russ B that sent me a copy. It’s on my hard drive somewhere, Will have a look for it and come back to you .

Thread: Hello From Yorkshire
16/09/2018 10:28:06

Hello Jack, welcome aboard, might be worth posting what you are looking for and a budget, forum members may have what you seek sitting in a dusty corner.

Have sent you a PM.

Thread: Precision
16/09/2018 01:05:18


Thread: New Workshop
15/09/2018 12:22:39

Might be worth looking at some of the American forums for inspiration, they tend to have much bigger “shops” than us Brit’s.

Talking of ingenious use of space reminded me of buying a tool and cutter grinder from an old guy over manchester way, he had a very impressive workshop in the cellar of his terraced house.

The only way in to the cellar was a very steep narrow staircase with limited headroom, accessed through the kitchen.

When i marvelled at how he got all the machinery in, which included a hardinge lathe, he laughed and said

“ Oh that’s now’t, i had a couple of Bridgeports down there at one time “

14/09/2018 08:33:53

Bigger the better, not a fan of long and thin personally, you can always add nibs of walls near machines to provide extra shelf space etc.

Only downside to big is heating, had a barn as a workshop at one time 100ft L x 40 ft W x 30ft H.......bloody freezing in winter, and damn near impossible to heat, eventually split it up into smaller areas which was much nicer.

Whatever size you build, insulation is paramount for both summer and winter use.

Nice dilemma btw

Thread: What Bandsaw 41/2 to 6 inch
11/09/2018 12:23:06
Posted by not done it yet on 11/09/2018 11:53:18:

Are we looking at different machines?

Soreee! I looked at the specs in the manual for this machine - MCB1155HD - and it says 1/3HP. Usual carp manual or carp advertising? One place it says MCB1155HD and in another it says MCB115SHD. Which one is correct? I think I would trust Warco on specifications - they do seem good at that sort of thing!

Spec is clear enough, just scroll down the advert page i linked to........

11/09/2018 11:05:18
Posted by not done it yet on 11/09/2018 10:23:47:

“ Warco speeds are different and the motor is considerably more powerful”

Warco motor is 550w.........Axminster motor is 560w.

11/09/2018 09:23:51
Posted by Richard John 1 on 11/09/2018 07:50

The 5'' Warco is out of stock, I'll have to keep looking.

Thanks everyone yessmiley

Axminster do the same saw, probably from the same chinese supplier, different colour scheme and a bit more dosh though........**LINK**

10/09/2018 20:56:32
Posted by Richard John 1 on 10/09/2018 14:30:47:

Can anyone recommend at a sensible price?

Like all tools, you get what you pay for, if you want something that will saw stuff, but frustrate the hell out of you, break blades, rarely cut straight and generally need fettling and then coaxing through every cut, buy one at a sensible price.........On the other hand if you want a saw that does everything an industrial bandsaw does on a daily basis, only on a smaller scale, dig deep and buy a Femi. yes

Thread: how to machine an internal curve
06/09/2018 08:35:51

Do you have access to a mill ?...... Easy enough to do with an end mill and dividing head. You could probably do the same using the lathe, but it might take a bit of ingenuity to set up.

Thread: Mystery lathe on eBay
03/09/2018 22:36:24

Hard to imagine how the seller thought blowing the stand over would improve it at all cheeky......could have at least stood it on a fresh pallet before taking the photos smile o

Thread: Workshop working tolerances
03/09/2018 10:23:20

Can you not alter the gears you have ? For example the crank gear you mentioned which is bored 2 thou over, maybe bore it out much larger, and turn up a new centre to size, which could be a press fit or welded/soldered in.

I doubt a gear being 1/16 undersize in width will make any difference to anything.

Thread: Mass Production
03/09/2018 09:18:07


Thread: Colchester Headstock Sleeve
31/08/2018 14:11:13

Just to update this thread, Simon kindly sent me the bush he had, and it fitted perfectly. (Thanks Simon)The taper is indeed 5mt, but the fat end is larger than a drill sleeve so it sticks out of the headstock a little way.

I therefore have a bush going spare. (My ebay purchase)

So if anyone can identify it, and make use of it, the same deal as Simon did for me will apply.

Let me know your address and i will post out at my cost.

If it suits your needs, you make a minimum donation to charity of £10

If it does not fit, you return to me, or someone else who’s machine it may fit.

These tend to be advertised between £30 and £70 on ebay

Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 31/08/2018 14:12:17

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