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Thread: Drill bits
02/09/2017 11:20:54

Hi Vic,

the smaller sizes have the HSS Flash Butt Welded to the softer shank and the larger (usually morse tapere shank) are Friction Welded.

It's also possible that some manufacturers may have Induction Hardened part of the HSS blank, to achieve the same result.

Searching for Flash Butt Welding, Butt Flash Welding, Friction Welding and Induction Hardening will bring up plenty of information on the processes for you.

Nick.

Edited By Nick Hughes on 02/09/2017 11:24:19

Thread: UK company supplying knobs, handles etc?
15/07/2017 10:34:43

Company I work for use :- **LINK**

Nick.

Thread: Braided hemp sash cord....
06/06/2017 09:40:45

 

Musketeers Slow Match available in the UK from here:-

**LINK**

In the USA :-

http://blackthorn-usa.com/product/slow-match-with-snuffer/

Edited By Nick Hughes on 06/06/2017 09:44:25

Thread: Cheaper Oxy acetylene source?
03/06/2017 11:30:33
Posted by Russell Eberhardt on 03/06/2017 08:17:54:
Posted by Nick Hughes on 02/06/2017 20:30:22:

Hi Russell,

It's Propylene.

Nick.

Thanks. So, it's the same as the current formulation of MAPP gas.

Russell

I've just checked the label on my bottle and it's pure Propylene, not a mixed MAPP gas.

Nick.

02/06/2017 20:30:22
Posted by Russell Eberhardt on 02/06/2017 15:11:45:

Does anyone know what exactly Profuel gas is?

Russell

Hi Russell,

It's Propylene.

Nick.

Thread: More & Wright 1"- 2" No940 micrometer
28/05/2017 13:31:24

Moor & Wright are now part of the Bowers Group and they still list spares:-


**LINK**

Thread: Bridgeport one shot lube repair, plus lubrication question
21/05/2017 11:41:52

Try here:- **LINK**

for nylon oil line and other lubrication items.

Nick.

Thread: TORNADO 100mph Steam train TV Program
15/05/2017 18:53:56

oops, posted in the wrong topic

Edited By Nick Hughes on 15/05/2017 18:56:35

Thread: Lathe bed marks - would you be happy to have this?
11/05/2017 11:54:36

Looks like the typical damage caused when a Hacksaw is used (with a stationary chuck), to cut off parts held in the chuck.

Other than that it looks fine and would not affect the accuracy.

Nick.

Thread: Who has bought a Tormach mill ?
11/05/2017 11:19:14

Hi Andrew,

I have Geomagic with VisualCAM for Geomagic (same as VisualMill, but intigrated in Geomagic), both are 2014 and the helical hole function works ok for me,

Nick.

Edited By Nick Hughes on 11/05/2017 11:29:39

Thread: Myford Super 7 screw cutting gears (metric)
19/03/2017 12:13:06

Here's a set of charts that should help:-

**LINK**

Thread: What Did You Do Today (2017)
23/02/2017 16:09:29

Hi John,

18mm Ball Nose cutters with a 16mm shank, are available **LINK**

Because of the small machine you are using, I suggest roughing out with smaller cutters first, leaving only a minimum of material to be removed in a clean up pass.

Hope this helps.

Nick.

Edited By Nick Hughes on 23/02/2017 16:16:04

Thread: Lost wax casting advice needed
09/02/2017 14:33:02

Hi Brian,

A bit late, but if you haven't yet, try Dan at Union Steam Model Company:- **LINK**

I've had the castings he does for the Peter Rich Castle Class and have no complaints with the quality.

Nick.

Thread: Plans for a small bore spiral pipe bender
27/01/2017 20:22:28

Deleted

Edited By Nick Hughes on 27/01/2017 20:29:53

Thread: Acetylene bottles
27/01/2017 16:17:41

Small acetyline cylinders are available to buy in the UK here:- **LINK**

and here:- **LINK**

Use the websites to find a local stockist.

Nick.

Thread: Wilbur! %&^*&$ Wilbur!
20/01/2017 21:08:47

Planet Rock is still on DAB, have you done a full re-scan?

However TeamRock has gone internet only.

Edited By Nick Hughes on 20/01/2017 21:24:53

Thread: File handles
19/01/2017 12:09:22

Faithfull are the cheapest I could find **LINK**

on a quick search.

Thread: Clark CL500m run-out
14/01/2017 09:39:47

The OP is talking about Taper not runout.

The Myford manual here:- https://www.dropbox.com/s/n2fumms41y3cmyy/MyfordML7Manual.pdf?dl=0

shows and explains how to align (level) the lathe bed.

Nick.

 

Edited By Nick Hughes on 14/01/2017 09:43:40

Thread: Centering square bar in 4-jaw chuck
05/01/2017 12:02:35

Plenty of info on YouTube and this one:- **LINK**

is worth a look.

Nick.

Thread: Myford lever collet chuck
29/12/2016 12:40:03

Yep MA99E, my typing error.

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