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Thread: Cheaper Oxy acetylene source?
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?


Hi Russell,

It's Propylene.


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:-


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.


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.


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,


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:-


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.


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.


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


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.


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:-

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



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.


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

Yep MA99E, my typing error.

29/12/2016 11:15:35

Hardinge don't have MM99E listed, but that may be because it's another collet type, re-identified by Myford to disguise the true identity, or may have been a special.

All Hardinge Workholding Catalogues are here:- **LINK**

As you have some idea of the dimensions, you may be able to identify the true collet, if one exists.


Thread: Huron NU3 Milling m/c adaptor
24/12/2016 13:59:17

You can buy Tool Blanks as a starting point:- **LINK**


Thread: Dovetails
24/12/2016 11:35:50

Hi Alan,

I have a dovetail cutter here, that I had re-ground to 50 deg, when I made a new topslide for my mates bantam a few years ago.(Hacked out of an old B.R. rail chair)

If you can wait a few days you are welcome to borrow it.


Thread: Cheap 3 in 1 tig welder - any one used one?
21/12/2016 11:51:27

You CANNOT TIG weld WITHOUT a shielding gas. This gas will usually be either PURE ARGON, ARGON/HELIUM mix, or PURE HELIUIM and just for the record (before you ask and ignore the answers), the ARGON/CABON DIOXIDE mixes, used for MIG, WILL NOT WORK.

As you appear to be ignoring all the advice, information and pointers given to you, good luck.

Edited By Nick Hughes on 21/12/2016 11:59:45

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