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: What are you using for Lathe Way Oil?|
ISO 68 hydraulic oil from auto factors, designed for tractor rear axles and gearboxes.
6 quid for 5 litres.
|Thread: "The Unique"|
i thought most of those HD type truing stands just used centres, but in that pic of yours above, it has small rollers or bearings adjacent.
|Thread: Boxford AUD needing a new Motor|
Double check rpm on the original motor.
A/B/C's prolly a common number, but the VSL's ran an unusual 960 rpm motor.
|Thread: Do you wear a mask grinding HSS tool bits?|
Fine if you have carbide milling cutters - i don't. All my milling cutters are HSS.
A linisher with an Al/Ox belt as i said earlier will do the job faster and cheaper than a mill & having to buy carbide.
Getting to the exact stuff, once finished, use the T&CG.
I'll stick to my Al/Ox belt linisher for roughing out 5/8 and 3/4" sq HSS blanks thank you...
Re the OP, no.
|Thread: Omnimill 00|
Lovely machines, always liked them.
Nice resto, kudos.
Only thing that put me off them is the lack of fine feed on the quill.
Regards, happy M1 Senior owner with the quill feed vertical head.
Edited By thaiguzzi on 27/05/2019 14:40:56
|Thread: stamford show vandals|
Er, thats governments, corporations and corruption. In SE Asia.
I was talking about vandalism in Britain.
Like for example, when i lived there, my 10 y/o non descript 1500 quid Merc parked outside my 2 bedroomed terraced house on the street had it's Star motif snapped off 3 times and keyed once. Meanwhile a newer 4 grand non descript Ford or Vauxhall was never touched.
Ditto my Moto Guzzi - keyed tank.
Why is their a class thing that exists in the UK that likes to damage stuff that they "presume" belongs to somebody posher?
Ditto, outdoor keep fit stuff for adults, playground stuff for kids, if it's not nailed down it's nicked, if it is nailed down, it's vandalized.
This stuff does not happen in Europe.
By the way i drove that beloved manual Merc in my oily greasy overalls to & fro from work.
I have travelled the world and spent considerable time in most European countries excluding Skandinavia.
IMHO, wanton vandalism ie destruction of actual property rather than graffitti etc is pretty much a unique British thing.
I have not seen mindless violence/property destruction on a remotely similar scale anywhere in Western Europe.
Another British disease?
|Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion|
If anybody sees or hears of one of these for sale, please pm me.
Like button pressed.
|Thread: Vanco linisher|
I have a Creusen linisher, ie not cheap and very well made. I had a large stock of brand name belts purchased when i moved out here to TH in 2003. 10-12 years later all of them had the same problem you describe.
No matter what i tried, stapling, superglue, hot glue under a press, nothing worked.
So i have a lot of stock of thick backed al/ox strips for hand held use.
Purchased a new batch last year, and hey presto, perfect belts, perfect linishing.
|Thread: WHERE ARE THE SHAPER USERS ?|
Bit late to the playroom,
my shear tools are as shown in the American books and google images, with a curved face. Will try and get a pic up.
|Thread: Impressive Workshop in Germany|
One of the better and most talented YT machinists.
|Thread: Upside down reverse threading|
Not at screwcutting speeds.
Screwcutting on my Boxford in reverse @ 50 rpm and a low DOC is not going to unscrew a chuck.
|Thread: Collet Chuck or not ?|
First time i have had to disagree with you...
|Thread: Boxford 8" Shaper Problem|
Er, i don't have to prove anything to you.
If you are unable to grind a tool for your machine to use it to it's full capabilities, it is not my fault.
As for soft materials, try delrin & brass next time, you should get a 4-5mm DOC.
Below is some real nasty stuff, flame cut, no-name steel, DOC was in the region of a minimum 60 thou (1.5mm in new money) i seem to remember.
2 blocks together to make 10 QCTP holders.
Next pic is the shear tool in use on the same material.
Have a nice day.
Edit; pics ar$e about tit, apologies.
OP, i like to use min ie low feed rates (1 click pref to 2 on the ratchet wheel) but make up for it with (supposedly unbelievable) DOC's. Try slow feed, bigger bite.
Edited By thaiguzzi on 25/03/2019 09:50:27
If i'm roughing out 2mm DOC i aint bothered about surface finish.
Blunt tools are virtually unheard of in the TG shaper household.
And i can put a 2 thou DOC on a block of steel with a shear tool that would make a surface grinder blush.
re the OP, are you tightening when the machine is in the correct position, ie the external feed adj wheel has marks on it that line up?
Edited By thaiguzzi on 24/03/2019 06:24:10
Not at all.
I have the same machine, and can hog 80 - 100 thou (2 - 2.5 mm in new money) no probs in steel.
The stroke problem certainly needs investigating further, i never need to hoik hard on mine to lock up adjustment.
I presume you are on the slowest of the 4 speeds?
|Thread: Mystery Starrett vice|
I have the exact same model.
Ground vee underneath?
Can't remember where i got it from and i doubt i've used it in the last 20 odd years.
Pretty though. Innit.
|Thread: Toolroom lathe?|
Weight. Weight. And weight.
If you and your floor can handle moving a heavy lathe, buy the heaviest lathe you can get.
A footprint of a Myford, Boxford, Colchester Bantam, Harrison L5 is not that different.
Ditto a S&B 1024.
The differences in operation if all the above are in similar condition is remarkable.
Especially comparing the lightest, a Myford, to the heaviest, the Smart & Brown.
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