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Thread: Hemingway Dynamic Toolpost Grinder
15/01/2019 10:42:47

Last Saturday mornings initial hand work:-

Fettled the Inner Cover cast appeture (this is slightly out of position, but not enough to cause a problem). The two 3.2mm drills, are just acting as temporary aliignment dowels between the two covers and will be replaced once the covers are painted,

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Then the Outer Cover (Removed the Logo, to make painting easier),

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Followed by dressing the assembled covers,


There's a bit more work to do and some dinks to fill before painting. This will be done when all the remaining castings are machined.and finished to the same level.

Edited By Nick Hughes on 15/01/2019 11:10:35

10/01/2019 19:49:10

I've had this kit for about 9 months and finally made a start on Jan 1st 2019.

First off the outer cover, clamped down lightly on 3 blocks, to machine the bosses.


After machining the bosses, the 3 blocks are clamped to the machine table and then the inverted cover stuck on to them with superglue


The joint face was then machined down to the drawing dimension, using 0.5mm/0.020" cuts and some breath holding


The inner cover was machined in a similar way, but no need for any superglue this time on the second face




As most of the holes in the inner cover are dimensioned using Polar Coordinates, I used the DRO functions for these and again to mill the radius slot.

This meant that (even though I have both a CNC mill and a 10" Rotary table for this manual mill) only the one setup was required.


More to come!





Edited By Nick Hughes on 10/01/2019 19:51:08

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
01/01/2019 23:02:55

Started on my Dynamic Toolpost Grinder Kit from Heminway:-


(More immages in my "Dynamic Toolpost Grinder" Album)

I'll post progress on here and update the Album at the same time.


Edited By Nick Hughes on 01/01/2019 23:15:42

Thread: Form tool to cut big end / main crank bearings.
01/01/2019 19:33:24

Relieve the centre of the tool, as shown in the first 3 min of this video:- **LINK**

Edited By Nick Hughes on 01/01/2019 19:36:07

Thread: Wall Storage Recommendation
27/12/2018 19:02:49

Machine Mart have a range of all steel small part storage, with either 16, 25 or 36 drawers. An example:- **LINK**

Don't know if they can be directly wall mounted or not though.

Edited By Nick Hughes on 27/12/2018 19:05:25

Thread: Bearing puller from hell
22/12/2018 11:55:20

Direct link:- **LINK**

Thread: Learning CAD with Alibre Atom3D
07/12/2018 21:02:31


Check your "Inbox" I have sent you a message that might interest you.


Thread: toolpost motor
03/12/2018 10:20:19

The Dynamic Toolpost Grinder kit I have from Hemingway, has a 250W, 2 pole motor.


Thread: Any ideas anyone
21/11/2018 11:45:24

Roundhouse Engineering have a Steam Regulator, that may fit the bill.

On the website here:-

Have a look in the drop down menu Roundhouse Products, then click on Parts and scroll down the Parts List to REGRC


Edited By Nick Hughes on 21/11/2018 11:56:19

Thread: Quick release hook
14/11/2018 14:38:44

A couple of simple ones to copy (HK3 or HK6 ?) here:-



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)


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