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Thread: Temporary oil conundrum
17/12/2019 23:52:55

Where are you located? Perhaps somebody could help you out with a small amount until yours arrive?

Thread: Plumbing question
09/12/2019 21:40:29

Why throughout hydraulics do me make use of flow restrictors to slow components down ?

Thread: Hello from South Devon
03/12/2019 15:18:46

Hi Bob,

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
01/12/2019 08:13:33

Hi Peter,

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
16/11/2019 08:48:37

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'
12/11/2019 20:12:02

Where did you get the buyer details?

What tooling did it come with?

12/11/2019 18:11:10

Hi Mark,

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

12/11/2019 16:14:40

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

10/11/2019 14:11:16

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
14/10/2019 21:31:29

Not a great photo but it'll give you an idea, on a M250


Thread: What lathes have you had?
23/07/2019 20:59:48

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

Milling machines

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
03/07/2019 17:00:03

Cut an S20x2 internal buttress thread for a new drawbar for the George Alexander (Deckel) feeling pleased with myself!!!

Thread: Horizontal Bandsaw - Final Thoughts
10/06/2019 08:17:28


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
05/06/2019 17:22:29

Hi Paul,

I'm just outside Cardiff, also 52!!

Welcome, one of my mates is a real scooter nut!!


Thread: Cast Iron For Boxford Change Gears?
21/05/2019 21:45:45

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.


Thread: Homeworkshop
10/05/2019 16:28:13

Spot on, put another shilling in the meter!!

10/05/2019 16:06:11


10/05/2019 14:44:46

Does anybody knows what's happened to the Homeworkshop adverts site, it's been down for a while now?


Thread: Setting Milling-machine Vice
05/05/2019 11:13:20


A quick search you tube, might help?

There are a lot of similar tips,


05/05/2019 08:44:38

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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