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: 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.
|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,
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