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Member postings for Nick Hughes

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Thread: Mystery Dividing Head
02/11/2018 21:08:10

Have a look down this page **LINK**

Thread: Learning CAD with Alibre Atom3D
28/10/2018 20:35:53


This video should help you understand constraints (you may not have all the constraints in the video available to you in Atom though)



There's more videos here (Don't worry Alibre was Geomagic before it was re-aquired )


Edited By Nick Hughes on 28/10/2018 20:48:09

Thread: I finished a project!
25/10/2018 11:36:37
Thread: Depth Guage
15/10/2018 21:32:36

Bowers Group now own the Moor and Wright brand.

look at page 10 on the link below


Don't know if they will deal direct, or if there's a minimum order.

Thread: loctite fixing
14/10/2018 15:43:35

This vid should point you in the right direction

Edited By Nick Hughes on 14/10/2018 15:44:25

Thread: New WD40 Can
29/09/2018 17:01:27

Another option and should be the same quality as their oilers:- **LINK**

29/09/2018 11:21:52

Something like this? :- **LINK**


Plenty of others also listed on the Amazon site


Edited By Nick Hughes on 29/09/2018 11:29:49

Thread: Convex buffer face
20/09/2018 22:21:59

I've posted this in another thread, but might still help, with some interesting methods:- **LINK**

Thread: Centroid Acorn
19/09/2018 13:57:52

A bit more discussion on the MYCNCUK site here:- **LINK**

Thread: Tailstock tapping chuck
31/08/2018 21:09:57

Not a Coventry but a Landis and a bit on the large size for the OP (I'm sure we had slightly smaller ones at RR though)


Thread: Simple Ball Turner Attachment for the Lathe
25/08/2018 09:18:06

Not ball turning, but for larger rads this publication gives some interesting methods:-



Thread: Lead acid battery charging
10/08/2018 18:37:45

Any use? :- **LINK**

Thread: Milling Table "fault"
04/08/2018 11:01:07

If the OP was holding the DTI in the spindle and then rotating the spindle by hand, then the error would be the column, but as he is not and just moving the Y Axis then the error is in the table.

0.010" is nothing to worry about IF you're happy producing wedge, or parallelogram shaped parts. However if you want to produce accurate, square work then it needs correcting (and THEN also check the Column alignment, shimming if needed)


Thread: Help needed getting a Triac up and running
21/07/2018 13:25:29

Hi Dan,

There will probably be more help for you on the MYCNCUK forum, regarding a conversion e.g:- **LINK**

Even though I use Mach4 to run my Syil X5, if you do decide to convert, I would suggest looking at UCCNC **LINK**

rather than the no longer in development Mach3.


Thread: Vauxhall Omega Aircon
02/07/2018 21:53:30

Replacement coils and clutch kits are available

Just had the compressor replaced on my astra and started looking at my options, just in case it was'nt covered under the warranty.


Edited By Nick Hughes on 02/07/2018 21:59:57

Thread: Magnetic mill vice
20/06/2018 22:27:05

Electro magnet, a bit like the maglock the OP was referring to!

The Turbomill Chuck obviously has a market, otherwise it would not be in production, PLUS I only posted the clip,

in response to earlier posts.

Speculation as to their use/usefulness I'll leave to others.


Thread: metric screw cutting Myford Super 7
20/06/2018 11:16:10

A bit more information (and alternatives) in a previous threat here:-



Thread: M-Machine
20/06/2018 10:54:19

+1 for M-Machine

Bought all of the copper for my Castle boiler from them, as they have 10G copper sheet (With certificate if needed) in stock (actually 3.3mm) and so could keep to the published design without any issues, that may be caused by using the more easily available 3mm sheet.


Thread: Magnetic mill vice
20/06/2018 09:14:46
They are oviously no use at all for milling!

Edited By Nick Hughes on 20/06/2018 09:33:25

Thread: Help with TurboCad Architectural
19/06/2018 10:15:10


Have you tried contacting the new Alibre (No longer owned by 3D) team about your old version?


They have been very helpful with others in a similar situation.


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