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: A sight for sore eyes|
Common throughout Asia, and particularly SE Asia to have more women than men in most labouring jobs on site inc, to name just a few, tilers, roofers, plumbers, brick layers, rebar tying in, tarmac layers etc etc etc.
Go into ironmongers or an independent auto factors, or a steel stockholders, (yeah, remember them?), and quite often, the main person at the desk for all orders is a woman.
|Thread: Using EZELAP sharpeners|
Honing yes, sharpening 1/4" HSS no, not really.
I find most of these hand held diamond sharpener thingies great for sharpening a knife in the kitchen, but certainly no better than a good honing stone in the workshop.
|Thread: What are you reading?|
|Thread: QCTP dilema?|
I like the wedge type too, mainly because extra toolholders are so easy to make.
But, re the Dickson design, i have to completely disagree. When clean and in tolerance, it is a great tool. I don;t baby my machines and have never had a problem, from my pro days 30 years ago with Colchesters to my current hobby days with a Boxford.
Clive as per usual, makes some very valid points above.
|Thread: Does Silver Steel normally look like this?|
A good read and a fwd thinking specialist company, thanx.
|Thread: QCTP dilema?|
I guarantee you will end up wanting more....
I started with 3 genuine, made another 10, then made another six, now 19 in total and i still want/need more...
Excluding a genuine 4 way i don't like using and a home made lantern that i do....
|Thread: Lucky escape.|
Ours is inside the house. Near to the cooker, in the kitchen.
Been that way 15 years and counting.
Also have a second LPG bottle outside, near to another cooker, in the outside 2nd kitchen.
I must be a wally too.
|Thread: Way oil vs Chain bar oil vs motor oil|
I've said it before, i'll say it again.
If for whatever reason you cannot buy a 5 litre can of way oil, the next best thing, which is available everywhere that has tractors and large lorries, is ISO68 hydraulic oil. Cheap as chips and sold anywhere that sells agricultural parts, tractor parts and commercial vehicle parts.
|Thread: Finally got the milling machine home.|
Nothing wrong with MT2 in a vertical head.
Maybe in horizontal sure.
Possibly why TS had INT30 in the horizontal and MT2 in the vertical in the majority of his machines, early M1's being MT3 in the horizontal, but always MT2 in the vertical.
I like MT2, use it in the mill, the HV 6" Vertex Rotab,the lathe headstock and tailstock, the T&CG, cuts down on different tooling taper requirements.
As some may know, i use my machines a lot, and don't baby any of them, i have never had a MT2 milling cutter holder come loose, and never had one come stuck in the quill feed TS head. Just common sense needed.
I would'nt worry about leadscrew play, especially as you have a DRO. My TS M1 has about half a handle turn, no DRO and it has never bothered me.
I certainly would not want to fit ball screws to a TS LV.
Edited By thaiguzzi on 13/03/2020 14:19:19
|Thread: What am i doing wrong|
1. Boring bar as big as fits in the hole.
2. Two hands or digits on the top slide hand wheel. Lock everything else down.
3. I prefer sharp HSS on anything inc internal tapered bores if i want a super finish.
4. Stating the bleedin' obvious - yes, on centre with the cutting edge every time.
Along with all of the above, and a smooth, well oiled, no slop movement on said top slide, i can get perfectly workable, wonderful finishes on 2MT internal tapers on a 51 year old Boxford.
|Thread: Shaper Vice?|
|Thread: Old time equipment coating|
Should still be able to buy/order it from an authorized Harley Davidson shop, sold in aerosol form.
Not cheap, but the proper stuff.
|Thread: Does anyone watch Ades workshop on you tube|
All TS quill feed heads came with a 4 speed belt drive, 1/2 hp motor and you do not need anymore, nor was it designed to take a bigger motor.
I have one on my M1.
The M1 has the back gear facility on the horizontal which takes a 1 hp motor which also drives the table power feed.
You have a Light Vertical, a very nice mill, and better/sturdier than the E, the only drawback from the factory was they normally did'nt come with power feed to the table.
Google Thai bum gun.
Toilet paper, and wiping one's arse with it, is oh so yesterday, and quite frankly rather filthy.
The West has a lot to learn when it comes to personal hygiene...
|Thread: Powder coating|
Mmm, don't tell me, tell every major motorcycle manufacturer in the world who uses it on steel frames and swing arms and steel and alloy wheels.
They must all be wrong too, and have huge warranty problems replacing all that powder paintwork constantly.
Both your bikes are wonderful machines when mechanically sound, i am familiar with both, the ES2 is one of THE GREAT ENGLISH singles.
79 T140 owned from new
89 Guzzi Cali lll owned since the late 90's
2 x off 84 Yamaha ty250 mono trials bikes
All very non std.
69 Boxford VSL lathe fully tooled
73 Tom Senior M1 with the quill feed head
79 Boxford 8" shaper
and all the usual... inc linishers, grinders, welders, pillar drill, T&CG etc etc
For m/c work i would say a big thing is spindle bore size, you want minimum wheel spindle size up there.
|Thread: Powder coating|
Was the other part he quoted utter tosh or not?
I would call powder coating powder, not plastic myself, but hey each to his own.
I aint that pedantic. Nor frothy.
And it is NOT PLASTIC coating.
Go and see how it is applicated in a finishing shop or factory, or even, heaven, forbid, watch a YT video.
Yep, sounds like the people with lousy experience have been using companies with poor preparation and quality control.
There is a reason why EVERY motorcycle manufacturer in the world have their frames and steel chassis components powdercoated.
Done correctly, with the right preparation, PC is the most economical, hard wearing, corrosion resistant paint surface available today.
My PC put on my 89 Guzzi in 2000 (20 years ago) is still holding up well. Perfect on steel surfaces, little chipping on the corner of an aluminium fork leg.
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