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Member postings for Nick Hughes

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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

17/12/2016 09:45:22

I have an adaptor **LINK**

so that I can use the same regulator, either side or bottom entry, on either type of cylinder valve.

Personaly I have a Side Entry Regulator, as most if not all of the Rent Free cylinders and the smaller X or Y size BOC, have side rather than vertical outlet valves.


Edited By Nick Hughes on 17/12/2016 09:54:05

16/12/2016 14:31:37


Get your yourself on **LINK**

All in a decent bunch of guys and in my experience, very helpful.


Thread: Elliot 3 1/2 dividing head.
08/12/2016 10:50:35

Try turning the shaft, whilst holding the chuck (to prevent it and so the worm wheel revolving), the worm "unscrewing" from the wheel should push the remains of the bush out. Only gentle turning should be used and try turning the shaft in both clockwise and anticlockwise, as you may not know if the worm is LH or RH.


Thread: ML7 motor size
07/12/2016 09:42:41

Mine did.


06/12/2016 10:32:12

The Newrton Tesla VFD and motor packages that they supply for Myfords came with resiliant mounted motors (even though the photos in the link show solid mounts, BUT call them to check to make certain, if you are interested) :-


They can also supply a 1/2 HP Single phase resiliant mounted motor:-


I can confirm that the package fitted to my Super7 is extreemly smooth and quiet.

Nick. (Just a happy customer. No connection with Newton Tesla etc.).

Edited By Nick Hughes on 06/12/2016 10:45:50

Thread: Watch Out if updating Adobe Flash...
20/11/2016 12:28:55

I use Unchecky to overcome this very issue :- **LINK**

08/11/2016 21:49:18

Try Steel Express, anything on this list of any use?



Thread: EASSON ES-10 DRO Woes
29/10/2016 12:18:14

If you can't find anything obvious, gave Darren at Goodwin Technology a ring :- **LINK**

He's fixed a couple for other members of this forum.


Thread: Alloy BSA M/C fork slider wear? bush material.
28/10/2016 15:52:30

The bushes fitted to the BSA's with steel lower fork stancheons are "Oilite" rather than a plain bronze.

Modern forks are fitted with a "DU" style split bush :- **LINK**


Thread: 14mm spanner
28/10/2016 15:41:44

DIN Standard nuts, rather than the more usual ISO?

Thread: 4 jaw chuck jaw numbering
24/10/2016 12:37:04

Just mark 2 opposing positions with a center punch mark,. no need to mark all 4 positions, unless you really struggle to remember the last jaw you adjusted.


Edited By Nick Hughes on 24/10/2016 12:39:05

Thread: Wanted
19/10/2016 16:57:29

Steel Express :- **LINK**

I had some slices of the hot finished seamless tube off them (to make tyres for my 5" gauge Castle) around six months ago and cannot fault their service for such a small order (to them).


Thread: Apprentice Piece - Turning
13/10/2016 11:13:19

John, re-read my post about a thick washer. It covers all the original posters requirements, also introduces the difference between Forming and Generating as a bonus and the big plus is it's all possible within the time frame.

My interpretation of the original posting is that this is a "one off" hour or two and so anything other than very basic or simple would not be possible.


13/10/2016 09:56:36

A simple thick washer?

I would set the topslide to 45 Deg at the start (to save time later) and use a 45 deg approach tool, then :-

1) Turn O.D.

2) Face

3) Form a small chamfer on the outside edge

(All the above done with the same tool. Hence the 45 Deg approach tool)

4) C.Drill & Drill

5) Bore

6) Generate rather than form a chamfer on the bore using topslide and boring tool

7) Part off (probably best with the rear toolpost if available)

Edited By Nick Hughes on 13/10/2016 10:18:29

Thread: Yet again! Metric screwcutting myford super 7
01/10/2016 10:07:22

Another set of charts from a previous posting:- **LINK**

Thread: Petrol tap thread
31/08/2016 12:03:27

Seems youv'e found the thread.

Here's a link to some obscure and standard threads: **LINK**


Thread: What Did You Do Today (2016)
21/07/2016 12:03:27

Various other forums actively block links to other sites and so replacing some of these sites title letters with characters, defeats the auto blocking.

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