Here is a list of all the postings Nick Hughes has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: S7 saddle|
This is the link from Neil Wyatt with more information:- **LINK**
|Thread: Super 7 not facing flat|
Either a worn or badly adjusted saddle. as when new, they are set to face slightly Concave.
Discussed before an here :-**LINK**
|Thread: Wohlhaupter UPA4 Boring and Facing Head Operation|
It;s been about 30 years since I had one apart, so memory might be a bit hazy about their construction.
Looking at the instructions and exploded parts photo for the NAREX MTE range of boring heads, they appear to be of a similar internal construction and so this might help:- **LINK**
|Thread: What is this cutter used for?|
Probably for interpolating this groove form on a CNC machine:- Dovetail Seal Groove
|Thread: fusion 360 cam|
To use Pocketing with an open pocket in ViualMill, you can either,
1) Select the sketch in Alibre that you used for the Extrude Cut ( you need to extend the "open side" of the sketch by more than the the cutter radius) as the Drive or Containment region
2) Create another sketch in Alibre, on the top or base of the pocket, that also extends beyond the open side by again, more than the cutter radius and select this sketch for the Drive or Containment region.
The second option would also allow you to use the Pocketing operation and get a full clean up of the edges, in the above tests.
Edited By Nick Hughes on 29/06/2020 10:16:11
Using 2 Axis (2D) Facing in AlibreCAM gives you this:-
Edit:- "Select Flat Area" used
Edited By Nick Hughes on 28/06/2020 20:11:57
|Thread: Myford Ml7 micrometer dial.|
There are resettable dials available in either Imperial or Metric from Myford Ltd :- ML7 Resettable Dials
I use these on my vertical slides.
|Thread: Split-spoke wheel castings- where from?|
That numbering system is used by Mark Wood Wheels.
T15 is not currently listed but the same style, in a different scale are:- Mark Wood Wheels (N15 is also listed), so he probably did them at one time (T14, T16 and up, are still listed).
Recognised the numbering, as I had my Castle wheel castings from him.
Edited By Nick Hughes on 08/05/2020 14:10:39
|Thread: Old steam boiler|
Mamod SE3:- **LINK**
Plug in the end when removed, is for the water level as the boiler is filled through the safety valve bush
Edit:- Journeyman beat me to it
Edited By Nick Hughes on 26/04/2020 16:57:42
|Thread: Mitutoyo depth gauge problem|
Here's a link to the Mitutoyo micrometer instructions, that tell you how to reset/align the counter:-
|Thread: Machine feet/mounts?|
I've used these on a Colchester Triumph lathe and they have been fine for the last 4 years:-
|Thread: Colchester student 1800 carriage handwheel issues?|
The detent pressure on Colchester Triumphs is adjustable, but don't know if the students are the same. Have a close look at the handwheel collar for a grub screw.
If you find a grub screw but can't tighten it, take it out, as it may be just locking the adjusting screw beneath.
|Thread: Toolpost question|
I have the Aa size on my S7.
The standard A size tool holder will not go low enough, BUT the genuine Multifix made some special A size tool holders for the Myford 7 lathes and I think the set was designated Am.
Edit:- Even when using the Aa size with insert tooling, the 8mm square shank tools only just go low enough, to be on centre height (I use 10mm square, milled down to 8mm high, leaving them 10mm wide).
Edited By Nick Hughes on 13/03/2020 00:07:28
|Thread: Imperial Electronic Edge Finder|
|Thread: D'Andrea automatic boring head|
I've sent you a message, with a link to the scans of my manual.
Edited By Nick Hughes on 23/01/2020 14:53:29
I have a couple of printed manuals and one has sectioned drawings, along with part numbers in the back, for the T100 and TA120 to TA220 heads.
If no one offers some electronic copies, I'll scan mine during the next week for you.
|Thread: Replacement inverter advise|
Give NewtonTesla a call, regarding repair of your Mitsubishi inverter.
This link takes you to one of their information pages :- **LINK**
|Thread: Myford Super 7b lead screw end float|
From the Myford manual, dealing with replacing the Half Nuts, so ignore the reference to the Saddle and Carriage:-
|Thread: Stuart S50 (Want to cry)|
Have a look at the 30Int taper collets that I keep recommending to people on here.
Link in this thread https://www.model-engineer.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=146359
Edited By Nick Hughes on 13/12/2019 15:23:49
|Thread: Resilient motor mount retaining clips.|
Even later to the party, Remco list them as "Latches for resilient mounting rings" on page 84 of this catalogue:-
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