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Thread: The Glory Days of British Motorbikes
02/04/2014 20:34:26

just sold my le mans v, 90000 miles of fun still got my c15 though ian c

Thread: EN1A mild steel strength
02/04/2014 20:30:29

hi lee there are 2 types of en1a leaded and unleaded, unleaded should be fine for your needs, leaded allows it to machine easier but is softer. En3b will do as well for you. ian c

Thread: Facing off with carbide tip tool causes hardening of workpiece?
24/03/2014 14:02:28

hi ya, try it the other way round centre drill first then face off, unless your piece of material is sawn/cut at a really bad angle this is quite a safe way of keeping your slocam drills my personal experience ive never known eni/3 to work harden,but anything is possible ian c

Thread: Small tap wrench
14/03/2014 18:33:50

best ones I have used on ba sizes are clock keys no overkill ian c

Thread: What did you do today? (2014)
14/03/2014 16:10:08

believe it or not some of these waggons have 2 steering wheels in the cab for manouvering in confined areas ian c

14/03/2014 10:59:54

hi the transporter has actually got 39 wheels the odd wheel is the 5th wheel (TURN TABLE) cannot include spares because it might not carry them . And graham its to clean to work in ha ha ian c

Thread: Making or Buying a Miniature Counterbore
13/03/2014 19:16:15

hi find some one near you with a cutter grinder,and have an ordinary 7/64 drill ground so it has a short pilot and the cutting edges similar to a slot drill I find these work on virtually all matierials its then just a case of findind the correct speed hope this helps ian c

Thread: What did you do today? (2014)
13/03/2014 19:05:04

you cant count its 37 ha ha ha ian c

13/03/2014 17:34:16

its a wheely good photo neil don't listen to them, ha ha makes a change ian c

Thread: from the back cover of MEW 214
11/03/2014 18:53:03

hi ya I bought one last year to replace the one that was warn out, I got that when they first came out years ago and it had a really hard life. The best deal I could get at the time was from warco (usual disclaimer).If you get one (any dealer) just make sure the guide bearings are set to square they are simple to ajust ian c

Thread: Winding Small compression springs
07/03/2014 13:09:31

hi I did mine similar to Andrew ,I used a piece of hard wood with a saw slit in the tool post , rod with hole as a mandrel but I heated mine with a gas torch the spring usually keeps its tension when its formed, I found that the mandrel needs to be about 15 % smaller than the finished spring size ian c

Thread: Another open thought - beginners perceptions .
03/03/2014 16:17:11

not to worry peter ive seen worse ha ha, on to the subject ,of course theres room for different oppinions /methods that's what development engineers do they think outside the box, it is wrong to judge somebody because they have stated a method that worked for them we were not there to see. Some of the methods by gents like LBSC are dated but still work, but many have been super seeded by newer ideas ,and on it goes the never ending cycle of learning ian c

Thread: dim tolerances
28/02/2014 13:58:55

a few years ago back in the 1930s or40s a famous locomotive engineer (cant remember which one) who had come from the aircraft industry, designed a locomotive that would not run,the problem was he had used aircraft tolerences .we all like to work as close as we can and make a nice job but lets not take the fun out of it by people thinking that if they don't hit the prescribed measurement the product they make is not good which, when you read some of the post from a newbsy they think they have got to produce something exact instead of something that just works. think theres to much emphasis on tolerance and not enough on machining procedures which would be more helpful to a lot of people that unable think outside the box not every one has an adaptable brain but It should not stop them making there bits ian c

Thread: Slitting saw advice
28/02/2014 11:32:14

without any doubt number 2 ,the other 2 are called climber milling which allows the cutter to grab the work piece and try and drag it in .like others have said slow speed personely I use between 60/100 rpm on small up to 2" then half that for large ones, also high speed will just burn out your 10 quid cutter ian c

Thread: wozzits
25/02/2014 17:45:13

they measure inside and out me thinks ian c

25/02/2014 17:43:51

umph ha ha

Thread: Lathe Tool Inserts
25/02/2014 17:24:48

I think its just sometimes personel preference and experience,also the type of machines and probably for the majority cost, many are in retirement or have children, to buy tips are quite expensive and once warn or damage is in the bin ,where as hss can be reground at no cost other than the initial outlay.At some point probably sooner than later you will have to grind up special tools for a purpose even on an easy job where a standard tool wont do {and drill bits}.I don't mean to put you off by any sense ,only that this is such a broad subject and at the end of it ,it will be up to you what you prefer it might even be both ian c

25/02/2014 11:58:23

I agree JA, Im sorry if captain biggles was offended but you will have to buy one more piece of essential equipment in the form of some sort of grinder/ linisher eventualy, and please don't jump to the conclusion that every one that offers advice is time served .Many people on this and other forums are from totally unrelated back grounds and there comments remarks and advice come from there own experiences in the hope that it makes newbes life a lot easier and more enjoyable and It does nt matter how much you know you never stop learning cos theres always something new ian c

Thread: What did you do today? (2014)
25/02/2014 10:49:07

ye john get the destruction out of the way early then you ve got all day to sort it out, enjoy

Thread: Lathe Tool Inserts
23/02/2014 22:15:33

nothing against Harold Hall but now you can learn more from these fellas experiences have fun ian c

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