Here is a list of all the postings Richard - has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: What lathes have you had?|
During the machining part of my apprenticeship we used many machines,
Now I've got space we have amongst other things!!
Lathes - SWMBO said I'm always buying rubbish!!
A Schaublin with no tail stock or lead screw, sold for a
Mk 2 Raglan Little John, sold for a
Emco Maximat standard 3000 with milling head, sold for
Boxford CUD, sold for
Harrison M250 still got it
Bridgeport belt head, no space sold for
Amolco cnc modified running mach 3, too small sold for
George Alexander tool master, still got it... Fantastic
What we have now is the most capable machines we can get in the space we have.
|Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019|
Cut an S20x2 internal buttress thread for a new drawbar for the George Alexander (Deckel) feeling pleased with myself!!!
|Thread: Horizontal Bandsaw - Final Thoughts|
I settled on the Axminster a year ago as it popped up on ebay hardly used.
I agree with Perko.
I often use it vertically, however you do need to make a larger rest as the one supplied is pitiful, there is a fair bit of room around the rest in the horizontal position, so you can leave a larger rest attached.
Setting up can be a challenge, but what I have discovered is it is mostly down to careful setting with a quality blade,
|Thread: Hello from west wales|
I'm just outside Cardiff, also 52!!
Welcome, one of my mates is a real scooter nut!!
|Thread: Cast Iron For Boxford Change Gears?|
If you look at the lathes UK website there is a calculator, it allows you to input your available gears and give you combinations with percentage errors. This allows you to make an informed choice. My CUD now sold had a metric lead screw, I used to cut imperial threads successfully using this method.
Spot on, put another shilling in the meter!!
Does anybody knows what's happened to the Homeworkshop adverts site, it's been down for a while now?
|Thread: Setting Milling-machine Vice|
A quick search you tube, might help?
There are a lot of similar tips,
If you keep one bolt on the vice tighter than the other it will act as a pivot and you will be able to set it parallel very quickly,
No need for anything else,
|Thread: Stainless Steel Metric Fasteners|
Just be careful the standard for stainless steel is a lot lower than normal 8.8
Got caught out many years ago when making roll cages for competition.
|Thread: Chinese dovetail cutter|
I made one, based on the Randy Richard's design he has a channel on YouTube.
It works brilliantly and uses a 60 degree carbide lathe tool insert.
Check out his channel
|Thread: What would one use this adaptor for?|
It's a morse taper screw in adapter for a shell mill holder/face mill or such like.
|Thread: Boxford tool post|
My 2 pence worth!!
Had a original Dixon badged Boxford on my CUD, couldn't fault it apart from the price.
Have now got a clone wedge type size B/250 on a Harrison M250, brilliant with the benefit of being able to make your own tool holders, because of the wedge you have more of a tolerance when using cloned tool holders. There is a fair bit of info about wedge v piston.
Check the sizes, I think a B will be a bit big, probably an A would be better.
|Thread: Boxford AUD needing a new Motor|
I've just moved on from a single phase CUD, if I kept it I was planning 3 phase.
I think you'll find reversible single phase more than the 3 phase motor. Also you won't have the speed control.
The finish is meant to be better with 3 phase as well.!!
|Thread: Colchester Headstock Sleeve|
Alan sent pm
Hi Alan, have you still got the bush, my Harrison is reported to be 41/2 MT
|Thread: New to metal lathes - bore sizes?|
Harrison M250 35mm
Harrison M300 38mm
|Thread: Digital speed display|
I bought a kit from Banggood for £12 and am using a phone charger to run it!!
|Thread: Extracting a dowel pin from a blind hole|
Try drilling the pin with a cobalt drill, what is the pin diameter?
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