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: Vertex BS-0 dividing head ?|
Have had a few small dividing heads pass through my hands, including a Vertex......which was nice, however the Homge was nicerer ........... looked a bit lost sat on a Beaver mill table though, so current one is a nasty looking
thing, but considerably biggerer
|Thread: Myford Super 7 with 'Big Bore Conversion'|
Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 22/09/2018 09:39:39
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.
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?|
Agree with Chris on all counts, including the incontinence..........Student 1800
|Thread: All things Beaver Mill|
Alf, have sent you a PM regarding manuals.
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|
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: New Workshop|
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 “
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|
Spec is clear enough, just scroll down the advert page i linked to........
Warco motor is 550w.........Axminster motor is 560w.
Axminster do the same saw, probably from the same chinese supplier, different colour scheme and a bit more dosh though........**LINK**
|Thread: how to machine an internal curve|
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|
Hard to imagine how the seller thought blowing the stand over would improve it at all ......could have at least stood it on a fresh pallet before taking the photos
|Thread: Workshop working tolerances|
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|
|Thread: Colchester Headstock Sleeve|
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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