Here is a list of all the postings Bob Brown 1 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Holding End Mill on small lathe|
Some mini lathes do not have a full depth morse taper in the headstock but if yours has I'd opt for a MT1 ER 25 as the range of collets is larger than ER 16. My Boxford has an ER40 on a back plate but it is a bigger lathe.
|Thread: New lathe|
Ask away, owning a 5" AUD for quite a few years I know it fairly well.
I have a late 5" metric AUD so my answer would be go with the Boxford.
|Thread: Speedometer Ratios|
It might be worth speaking to Speedy cables as they can recalibrate speedometers **LINK**
|Thread: Cylinder bore measuring|
|Thread: Basic battery charger|
Just place a good battery in parallel for around 1 hour.
Compressor output is usually quoted as x cfm but often miss the last bit "free air delivered" or running at atmospheric pressure.
|Thread: To use chuck or collets|
You can get a collet chuck with a Myford thread as I have one on my Dore Westbury milling machine Also have an ER40 on a back plate on my Boxford which I tend to use over a 3 jaw chuck with round bar.
|Thread: Long bed lathes affected by the tide|
Edited By Bob Brown 1 on 30/11/2019 14:53:27
|Thread: Tungsten or Alloy Steel Taps and Dies|
Age old adage you pay for what you get.
|Thread: Aluminium welding|
It depends on the material and the kit you have, TIG would be my preference.
|Thread: Allchin Gears- thinking of using pre-cut chinese|
|Thread: Lathe chuck guards - how many folk use them?|
When I purchased my Boxford AUD metric lathe (ex school) it came with interlocks on the chuck guard and gear cover so they both got removed as I like to apply a little oil to the gear train and the guard is just a pain.
|Thread: new computer|
Doing it your self using Crucial's or Kingston's free software is straight forward, as I said earlier have done it a few times now and well within most peoples capability and is probably how the computer shop did it. I assume the computer is now booting much faster and in general faster which extends it's life for minimal outlay.
|Thread: Installation of a Myford (or any machine tool)|
My Boxford sits on 4 x 2 treated timber to get it to a more comfortable height, raised 8" by doubling up 4 x 2.
|Thread: new computer|
I doubt a 9 year old PC is too old to accept a SSD hard drive after all the Intel Core I5 is now 10 years old. May not work at optimal speed but still considerably faster than a mechanical drive. Do you know make and model of motherboard and processor? "Belarc Advisor" will tell you, only a small application.
Edited By Bob Brown 1 on 04/11/2019 22:16:26
Dependant on current hard drive size you may want to consider a new SSD hard drive from the likes of Crucial + kit as it comes with a clone option to copy your current drive to the new drive, instructions are simple enough, I've done it with 3 desktops and a couple of laptops all with a major speed boost.
|Thread: ER32 collets from 20- 30mm|
I use an ER 40 collet chucks in my Boxford on back plate or in one of my milling machine and ER32 in the other milling machine.
|Thread: 3 phase - radio puzzle|
Not had a problem with mine fitted with a filter and property on RCBO's on each individual circuit.
|Thread: Upgrading to fibre optic broadband|
There should be another side to this question and that is what speed of connection do you actually need? There seems little point in paying for a connection speed of umpty Mbs when something a little slower will work just as well. A bit like buying a superfast car capable of a speed you'll never use when something slower will still get the job done. The needs of couple with two teenagers are going to be different to the likes of me and the wife, with a wife that works from home connected to the London office for 8 hrs/day.
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