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: DRO installation - a salutary lesson|
I bought a M250 with a industry quality DRO fitted when new (optical). Had a readout problem after fitting a VFD, this that was completely cured by earthing the readout.
|Thread: Deckel FP1 feed gears|
Hi Rick, yes I was, I didn't have the gears when I asked for help but I have them now and it looks like I wont need them anymore the friend I was helping out is looking to add a variable drive now, as hes got the motor and etc and to be honest I was struggling a bit Ive only made about 6 gears in the last 60+ years 2 nylon ones for my lathe and 4 small 40:1 worm gear sets for dividing heads. So thanks for your offer help. Regards Paul
Hi Paul, How did the feed with an extra motor go?
|Thread: Digital angle gauges|
Bought one a few years ago for setting up the pitch on model helicopter rotors, very pleased with it, used more on the mill now!! Not a brand named one, and not expensive, dare I say it China clone!!
Edited By Richard - on 21/06/2020 23:28:00
|Thread: New to the site|
Yes it is!!
|Thread: hi from Wales|
Welcome, if you give us some idea of location, might help with meeting other members.
|Thread: Possible machine hoist?|
|Thread: Hi From Bavaria|
Welcome, Good beer ,Currywurst, snow and mountains - what else could you ask for!!
And the Deckel factory!!
|Thread: Electric Hoist|
I'm struggling for height!! Snatch block would't work.
I bought one of these 18 months ago (for more money) and it does exactly what it should, other than the speeds a bit quick for my use. Use it to lift on and off the mill table.
|Thread: Temporary oil conundrum|
Where are you located? Perhaps somebody could help you out with a small amount until yours arrive?
|Thread: Plumbing question|
Why throughout hydraulics do me make use of flow restrictors to slow components down ?
|Thread: Hello from South Devon|
I'm still jealous of that tooling you've got for the Deckel, since we corresponded I've got a large table for the dividing head that just about lives on the Alexander,
Richard (from Wales)
|Thread: Wanted help with machining small ali components|
Can we have a photo, or a link ?
Are we talking variable pitch?
Edited By Richard - on 01/12/2019 08:18:37
|Thread: Hi guys just bought a Harrison m300 and looking for info etc|
HI there, where are you located?
If you join the Harrison group there are lots of files and info, and people who know!! --- free of charge !
The Yahoo group has been closed
|Thread: Yet another 'which mill shall I buy'|
Where did you get the buyer details?
What tooling did it come with?
I'd like to know the year, I think 40's it must be late ish as it has needle rollers in the head, reads 1493
Edited By Richard - on 12/11/2019 18:11:59
The Alex vertical head is 4mt, the original draw bar is S20, I'm getting quite proficient at cutting it, both internal and external.
I've done allsorts on mine, if you mount off the vertical where the table fits you can bore all the way to the floor!!
Point to note when using a vfd you will still be changing belts as you lose torque,
Edited By Richard - on 12/11/2019 16:17:20
I had a Bridgeport but due to low height of workshop I could only put it in one place, simply didn't work.
I sold it, done some research and got an old Alexander toolmaster, Deckel FP1 copy, best thing I ever did, you really can do about everything with it, yes they have problems eg not a lot of room on the Z axis above the table but there's always a way around it.
|Thread: Newall DRO|
Not a great photo but it'll give you an idea, on a M250
|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.
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