Here is a list of all the postings thaiguzzi has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Smart and Brown Sabel|
Google G&M Tools and Home and Workshop Supplies, both suppliers of S/H Boxford parts. That L/H thread screw is also a Boxford/Southbend part. They will stock that item and sell you one.
|Thread: Stent T&C Refurb (also need Wiring Help)|
Yes, i did'nt like the look of the motor plate design in the Stent drawings and others on the web, so changed how my motor was bolted on, adjusted, and the Z column.
Welcome to The Club.
The Stent Owners Club.
Bought mine as a S/H unfinished project too. Funny old world. Innit.
Yeah, i built my Stent using a S/H washing machine motor with a new external capacitor, as i knew washing machine motors have to run both directions.
Double toggle switch is from a Brit motorcycle, so originally 12V.
Never been any elektrickery problems.
Got over 200 hours of build time in it, and at least half that in use.
|Thread: Homemade cutting fluid|
Its 2020, not 1920.....
... and if you insist on bacon fat, make sure its Halal....
|Thread: Surface Plate & Height Gauge recommendations|
That is a very nice bit of kit.
Highly jealous, regardless of the price, but 30 quid is just outright theft!
|Thread: Machine Tool Peripheral Hoists|
Edited By thaiguzzi on 02/06/2020 03:04:26
Dont you start over this side of the pond as well!
This has nearly started WW III over at the Home Shop Machinist forum...
|Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020|
i had a specialist Triumph (Meriden - not Hinkley...) shop in the UK 1988-2003, and if the customer did'nt want to spring for a dynamic crank assembly balance (sent off), we offered in house static balancing. After making our own balance jigs of various copied designs inc your bearing version, and never being happy with the end result, we settled finally on John's version above. No bearings, just knife edges, used for many many years, highly accurate and repeatable.
My 2 Baht's worth,
|Thread: Myford Lubrication... yet again!|
Try a 5$ Chinese oil can from Halfords or Ebay or whatever, 375 or 500ml, the type that come with two spouts, bendy and solid.
Been using them for years, work great, c/w brass internals.
And yeah i have a Reilang too, but not used on my machine tools as its rather large 1000ml, but it works upside down on cars and bikes.
Still have problems, modify the spout end.
|Thread: Myford MG9 grinder|
Geez Pete, you don't hang about!
|Thread: My Quorn|
Yes, so much more practical, however, nowhere near as pretty as the original ball handles, and a Quorn needs to look pretty.
Unlike a utilitarian Stent or Kennet or Worden....
Great description from Rod, not heard that one before - cantankerous device - very apt.
And being a Stent owner, i actually do like the Quorn inc the OP's, sans handles.
|Thread: Warco Super Major Milling Machine - Gearbox Oil|
Yes, no probs, or use 80/90w gearbox oil, whichever is easier to hand.
|Thread: Source for wiper felt|
This is who i buy my felts for my Boxford from. Current price is $19.05 for a set of 8, ie a spare set inc.
The SB 9 is identical to the Boxford for apron details.
the guy (Stevewb) is an excellent seller and well known in the US. His Southbend Resto book is very useful.
|Thread: [Project 3] Dickson T1 Tool Holder|
After making the first one successfully, will you be making them in a gang of 3,4,5?
Much quicker, then saw off to length/width.
Looks like a good start so far.
|Thread: Milling a 45 degree 'v' slot|
Er, T1 ish (?).
73mm long rings a bell, 35mm high, stock a 16mm tool slot/capacity.
Originally sold for Boxfords/Bantams etc.
That was a block of steel to make 5.
No probs in making some more, but the postage back to Blighty could sting a bit.....
|Thread: A polite note to beginners from ARC|
Very nice OP, concur with all that was said.
In fact i'll also go one further; i don't understand why people buy stuff off Ebay when it comes from China, and you are saving $2 but you're not sure of the quality. $200 ok, but $2 or even $20 on a larger order/item?
I've always been the type to support your local business, and bricks and mortar businesses, that actually pay business rates, have real life employees, and occupy proper commercial premises, not working from your spare bedroom...
Back in my day...., sorry i'll stop ranting....
|Thread: Milling a 45 degree 'v' slot|
|Thread: Yet another parting-off question|
Guys, the OP's lathe is a generic 12x36.
That is Colchester Student/Triumph, Harrison M300 territory.
All the above lathes inc the OP's should comfortably part off 3" OD Ally. And more.
We are not talking flat slideways Myford S7's here.
If i can do it on my weedy Boxford either with HSS or 3mm carbide tips from the front, there is plainly something wrong with the OP's tool, tooling or technique.
Its not rocket science and it certainly aint expensive..
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