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Thread: My first lathe
04/10/2017 04:31:54
Posted by Bazyle on 03/10/2017 13:19:22:

The 4in longer bed and slightly more powerful motor may be worth the extra £100 even though most work will be under 2 inches long it makes things a little easier to set up.

As said on another thread BEGINNERS DON'T NEED A QCTP, there are more important things to buy.

If you have the money for a WM180 and a QCTP then you have the money for a WM240 which is worth far more than having the QCTP and it has a vertical slide and eventually a QCTP available.

If you have the money now for a WM240 and a QCTP then get the WM250 and so on. Always sink the max into the lathe to start with as it is easy to get extras later but a real hassle to change up the lathe.

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This is logical and good advice.

Although a QCTP is certainly a very handy item to have. Reality is a considerable amount needs to be budgeted for tooling for a lathe. This is often forgotten. - But then again Christmas is coming. wink

Nick

Thread: Painting aluminium alloy black
01/10/2017 23:04:23

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I don't know this, but I would strongly imagine that there will be youtube videos about how to apply it best.

Nick

01/10/2017 22:47:20

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This is a good product for your needs. Not cheap but one of the best.

Once you have given the metal a final clean don't hang about before giving it the first coat of etch primer. Aluminium oxidises very quickly. Even though you cannot see it.

Nick

Thread: Myford Super 7 Struggle
01/10/2017 22:09:21
Posted by David Standing 1 on 01/10/2017 21:05:26:
Posted by Howard Lewis on 01/10/2017 19:02:05:

If you need a 30mm throughway in the mandrel, (have I misread previous posts?)will a Myford, even a late 4MT one be capable?

Howard

Nope! The 4MT Myford spindles (S7 big bore, and 254) are only bored 26mm smiley

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A Boxford X10 series lathe has a 35mm spindle bore.

But people are asking (don't know if they are getting) silly money for them recently. I have one and it's for it's size a nice lathe. But they are not IMHO worth what I am seeing them now advertised for.! frown

Nick

Thread: Oilers for my myford ml4
01/10/2017 12:24:06
Posted by Jon Cameron on 30/09/2017 15:31:09:

I've seen the offerings of RDG tools for small oilers which would fit my lathe and cost less than £2 each.

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I have looked on RDG site for the oilers and cannot see any at that kind of price. - Can you post a link.

Nick

Thread: Ideas for Beginners' Articles
30/09/2017 23:52:52
Posted by Geoff Perkins 1 on 30/09/2017 12:23:52:

Also what to do if 'contaminated' with softer metals or body filler.

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Dip in acetone or cellulose thinners and rub with a small wire brush.

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But I also would like an overview on using files. I obviously use them like most here do but I often make a total hash of the process. blush - Hence me knowing how to clean body filler off them. indecision

Nick

Thread: Brush Change kills my X3 mill, No it lives on
30/09/2017 14:35:57
Posted by JasonB on 30/09/2017 14:31:04:

All back together and running nicely now. Thanks to all those who responded in the thread and by PM.

J

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Huuuuuzzzzzar.! laugh

Nick

Thread: Smoothing a Cast Iron Wheel
29/09/2017 21:17:27

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Same as Jason. Files, Dremel and a smear of Isopon P40 after wiping with acetone for any low points or places where I have got over enthusiastic with the first two.

A quick dusting flick over with spray primer will easily reveal any areas you may have missed that need further attention.

Nick

Thread: A bit of humour
29/09/2017 12:18:17

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This clip **LINK** on the BBC where youngsters are trying to tune in a radio. ........... Priceless.! laugh

Thread: Compressor tooling connections
28/09/2017 14:31:29
Posted by choochoo_baloo on 28/09/2017 14:25:01:

I ask since the air tools I've seen in a local shop seem to be mostly female quick connect,

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All mine have a male connector on them like the image.

Nick

Thread: A bit of humour
28/09/2017 14:25:37

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I need to make a crankshaft. yes

Thread: Eccentricity / Run-Out
27/09/2017 19:18:00
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 27/09/2017 19:04:02:

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laugh

... but isn't an enrichment centrifuge over-doing it a little ?

MichaelG.

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Hahahahahaha.

Nick laugh

27/09/2017 18:16:53
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 27/09/2017 18:04:20:
 

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Thanks for the recommendation, Brian

 

MichaelG.

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Find out what make this guy recommends for washing and spinning.

Nick winkdevilcheeky

Edited By Nick_G on 27/09/2017 18:17:07

27/09/2017 16:47:22
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 27/09/2017 14:40:17:

If [as I suspect] the spider has failed ... and it's the four legged one like this:

**LINK**

MichaelG.

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How much.????? frown 'Mein Gott.' !!!

Looks to be made of an alloy. - Is there not a member that is handy with a Tig welder in your area.? Does not need to be pretty as it will never be seen. Just functional.! Install a new bearing for good measure while it's in pieces.

Nick

Thread: Dog poo problem
27/09/2017 14:50:14

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Talking of 'pets' This hairy legged handsome-hero has recently been adopted and living in the garden. Estimate it to be between 30-35mm. No idea what breed it is but his/her days are numbered with the colder weather coming I should think.

Not really relevant to OP but some may like a nosey.

Nick

Thread: Cam material
27/09/2017 14:08:34

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I have always found silver steel to be reasonably nice stuff to machine with nice sharp cutters. Having used it a fair bit (including making a cam) it's certainly IMHO nothing to shy away from.

Having said that depending on the supplier some seems to be nicer than others. - Stuff from HPC gears is always nice.

Nick

Thread: Dog poo problem
27/09/2017 13:53:28
Posted by Mike Poole on 27/09/2017 12:44:40:

Freezer spray?

Mike

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Hahahahahhaha. laugh

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And when defrosted is it used by the Chinese as that stinky anti rust covering that their equipment gets covered in before shipment. devil

Nick

Thread: Any caravaners on here
26/09/2017 08:12:38
Posted by duncan webster on 25/09/2017 23:09:59:

I used to work in deepest North Wales, the antics of some shed draggers who would hold up lines of traffic miles long when I was trying to get home make me wish that all their towballs would creak and drop off!

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I used to spend quite a bit of time in North Wales (Abersoch) The general feeling of many of the locals was that caravans should only be allowed to use A and B roads between 8pm and 6am

There used to be a lot of accidents with somehow-someway involving a caravan. Not sure if this was the result of the towing driver not being overly competent with the task or others getting frustrated and taking chances to overtake. Probably a combination of both I would think.?

Do caravans contain self destruct detonation charges.? - As they seem to explode into tiny fragments when involved in the smallest of bumps.

Nick

Thread: UK supplier of 1mm T section parting blades
24/09/2017 20:15:45

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I stand corrected. smiley

Nick

24/09/2017 14:08:18

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The ones I have purchased from Eccentric engineering are of excellent quality but have a flat top to them without the groove Graham is requesting.

Nick

Edit :- The ones from Chronos https://www.chronos.ltd.uk/acatalog/New--Clamp-Type-Parting-Tool-s-with-Chipbreaker-Blade--5--cobalt-.html look from some of the images as if the may have a groove in them. - You could always phone them and ask.

Edited By Nick_G on 24/09/2017 14:13:19

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