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23/10/2019 07:28:58
Posted by D.A.Godley on 20/10/2019 15:28:15:

Jason ;

Moan , Me moan ? But thank you for pointing out the subliminal influence on purchasing , brought about by Arcs involvement with the forum , however , I really do think that it’s too much to claim that the forum might fold should they not continue to take advertising space , Nor do I consider it necessary for them to increase prices in order to be present at the Shows , and the suggestion that disturbance , logistics , etc , cause them , and not just them , such financial discomfort that it’s impossible to attend, seems a bit weak when you consider Tracy’s situation , or RDG , who I believe also have interests to satisfy outside of the modelling fraternity.

Rather than shrink away , this year , RDG actually increased their stand area by introducing their proxxon range . I have no connection with RDG , or any of the others , but I respect them for attending shows with goods relevant to my needs .

Circlip : sorry but I would have to pay with the old silver threepenny piece , I have already ditched my euros , by the way , What is CNC ? 🧐.

Ah, the Little Englanders are back.

Love a moan? A good winge? Too right.....

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Thread: Slideways oil
21/10/2019 09:33:32

Not another machine tool oil thread...

Forget the "use anything inc motor oil" brigade.

If you can't get proper ISO 32 or 68 Slideway oil easily (Ebay is a wonderful shop window) or are not prepared to pay the prices (8 quid a litre seems steep), go to your nearest auto factors or agricultural tractor parts shop and get a 5 litre can of hydraulic ISO 32 or 68 for a pittance. It is is virtually identical to slideway oils, just less tacky.

Thread: Tapping drill size
18/10/2019 16:17:21

Done hundreds of M8 over the decades, all common materials, hand and machine tapped, Zeus book says 6.8mm, 6.8mm it is. Or imperial equivelant.

Thread: Problems with "The Home Shop Machinist" website?
18/10/2019 16:12:32

Not working here either. I look daily.

Win 10/Firefox.

But George Bullis who runs the site recently mentioned they were undergoing site renovation and would be "off air" for a day or two. Could be that.

Thread: Telescopic bore gauges
16/10/2019 10:17:31

Concur with Clive.

For sizing and measuring telescopics, i like to have the mic cradled in it's stand.

Thread: Lidl grinder/belt sander 29.99
15/10/2019 17:15:17
Posted by old mart on 13/10/2019 13:53:49:

They are not bad for the price, I have had better luck with the Lidl Parkside products than the Aldi equivalents.

If I had one, the grinding wheel would be replaced by a left hand taper to run polishing mops on to.

Concur. Looks ridiculous for the price.

I have a Creusen linisher/polisher similar and i'm embarrased what that cost 16 years ago....

Thread: Reilang oil cans
14/10/2019 07:00:54
Posted by Vic on 13/10/2019 15:31:31:
Posted by Norman Billingham on 13/10/2019 13:55:16:

Would one of these generate enough seal and pressure to lubricate a Myford lathe through those ball-seal oil nipples? If so, which model is best?

I use one like this but you can get them even cheaper.


I dunno what it is with Reilangs, prolly a bit like Myfords - blinded by the brand.

I have one, a lovely alloy bodied 500ml version, too big and bulky for machine tools, it's relegated to the motorcycle side of the workshop.

But, it's no better than the version Vic linked to above, for putting oil into ball oilers.

I have used for years these cheapo Chinese oil cans, choice of hard or flexy spout, never a problem. And out here, a 200-250-350ml version is 2.50 quid.

Never broken one, and if i did, i'll get another 2.50 GBP one.

Oh and the Castrol version; a Fiver extra because it's green with Castrol written on it...

Go figure...

Nowt as queer as folk...

Thread: Colchester Chipmaster Part
11/10/2019 15:36:24


Answers like the above is what makes forums a great place.

Can't ask for better. Kudos.

Thread: I am a metal sculptor and happy to be here!
08/10/2019 06:26:51
Posted by Vidar on 07/10/2019 16:45:35:

Impressive work!

I don't really make models either, but this forum seems natural for all kinds of techniques, equipment and discussions in the small but larger than jewelry range. So I finally signed up too.


Superb work. Kudos!

Thread: New tool post for my lathe
04/10/2019 09:32:39

Armstrong type tool holder in a lantern tool post.....



And just for back up, 19 QCTP Dickson (note spelling) holders...


And for extra extra back up, note the original indexing 4 way behind the light, although i despise using the thing and dislike it intensely.

Edited By thaiguzzi on 04/10/2019 09:34:51

Thread: New lathe?
02/10/2019 06:54:05


Note the capital letters for effect.

Thread: Cutting tools - what type is most suitable?
30/09/2019 06:29:17
Posted by Hollowpoint on 29/09/2019 20:51:41:

Don't worry about the grade of hss it's not that important. Personally I think grinding is a bit of a hassle. I'd rather be turning than grinding.

If it was me I would go with a tipped tool and inserts. An sclcr tool will do 90% of turning jobs. You would want an 8mm or possibly 10mm shank and ccgt tips.


Yes you don't need 5% Cobalt or M42 HSS, BUT... you DO WANT brand name HSS, it is not expensive. I stay clear of no name Chinese HSS.

I also disagree that grinding is a hassle, it is extremely simple, and in the smaller 1/4" and 5/16" sizes, very quick.

Plenty on YT to get you going.

Thread: collet block
29/09/2019 06:04:07
Posted by Paul Lousick on 28/09/2019 23:28:44:


My old 9" Southbend has a 3MT taper in the spindle and uses an adaptor to accept the 5C collets. Also accepts a 3MT/ER32 collet chuck.

You have said that "its got a funny taper in the spindle". What type of dead centre do you use ? Are not most centres Morse taper. ?


Edited By Paul Lousick on 28/09/2019 23:32:31

Are you sure it's not 3C?

The Southbend 9 is 3 MT as you rightly said, and i was under the impression 5C will not fit in a 3 MT lathe spindle. The SB Heavy 10, will, however, take 5C.

Thread: cutter slippage using ER series collets
29/09/2019 06:00:55
Posted by Chris Evans 6 on 28/09/2019 10:14:37:

All this makes me glad that I have Clarkson chucks for 1/4" to 1" shank and around 1500 threaded shank cutters to play with. I picked up loads of mainly new threaded shank cutters at a sale, industry now rarely uses HSS so available cheap at sales.


Thank you, concur.

28/09/2019 06:43:32

What is ER ?

All my cutters are threaded (still available) and never slip in my Clarkson type Vertex holder.

Just joshin....

Thread: Im done with big pharma‼️
28/09/2019 06:40:32


Cannabis oil.

Thread: Black crackle spray paint
26/09/2019 05:02:56

Wrinkle Black can be purchased in Harley Davidson dealers in aerosol can form as an official HD part.

More matt than gloss, and high temperature too.

Good stuff, but it aint cheap last time bought some.

Edited By thaiguzzi on 26/09/2019 05:04:02

Thread: citric acid
24/09/2019 09:23:13
Posted by Philip Burley on 23/09/2019 18:52:38:

So should I dump this and mix some fresh , or carry on using it , Will it still have the cleaning effect ? Should I have made a stronger mix ?


Nah, add a double Vodka in there, it'll be fine...

Thread: Tool post project
21/09/2019 07:41:59


Wonder how the OP was getting on?

If he had taken on any of our ideas or suggestions or was ploughing along with his own plans?

Thread: Screw cutting is over complicated
17/09/2019 04:59:45
Posted by Hopper on 17/09/2019 01:43:22:
Posted by Mike Poole on 16/09/2019 09:55:31:

Good to see you back on the forum Hopper, hope you have had a nice break rather than been off sick.


Thanks. Been to Bonneville salt flats watching motorbikes go really really fast. laugh

Lucky bar steward.

Envious? Just a bit....

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