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Member postings for Keith Gibson

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Thread: Hydraulic ram machining
22/08/2020 19:18:37

In the past I have used a company called Steerforth Hydraulics,(In the UK) who supply cylinder components for self completion, I am sure there is someone in New Zealand who does a similar thing, such as Power Farming Parts Direct, or RAMSPECS in Aukland, thers's plenty to choose from.

Thread: Odd Screw on Boxford Tailstock
20/06/2020 20:04:58

I don't have a Boxford, but if it has a lever type lock on the tailstock, (as my Warco has), it could be a stop for the lock lever.


Thread: Hello from Leicester and what have I done wrong
12/06/2020 17:19:38

Hello Andy, have a look on Youtube for 'Ade's Workshop'

He has produced a very good video about setting up the gear-train on his

Warco WM190, which i think is very similar to your Chester lathe

He does a very good job of explaining the use of the 'spacers'



sorry forgot to add a link!

Edited By Keith Gibson on 12/06/2020 17:20:33

Thread: New member in Cumbria
15/04/2020 10:30:33

Hi Keith,

I'm quite near to Vulcans Park.

I also have a Warco lathe, a GH1236. My dad, was a Machine Shop Foreman at Distington Engineering so I used to get loads of advice and tips.

14/04/2020 12:31:21

Hello Keith, from another Keith G(ibson), also from Cumbria!

Where abouts, I'm in Workington.

Thread: Heavy Duty Castors
09/03/2020 20:01:10

Sorry not to have replied earlier, did you get sorted with some castors?

I needed some a while ago, and got some from Coldene Wheels in Aylesbury

A search on line will find them.

Thread: ARC Euro Trading Great service
23/08/2019 22:35:35

I ordered a few milling cutters from ARC, order was placed 11pm on Thursday 22/8/19. Not a big order, but important to me, to progress a job.

Got home from work today at 7pm, and the cutters were waiting for me!

That's less than 24 hours from order to receipt,

Fantastic service, and don't forget the service from the Post Office too.

Usual disclaimers, just an ordinary customer, no connection otherwise.

Keith Gibson.

Thread: Aluminium extrusions
07/03/2018 09:52:27

Have you tried CAPALEX in Cumbria.

I have bought from them in the past, but now they refer individuals to one of their stockists, none of which are local!

There is an online catalogue of 'standard sections'

Thread: Steel Machinists Tool Chest
25/03/2017 20:24:31

Another place to have a look is SGS Engineering

I've had a tool chest off them, and an engine crane.

Tool chest may not be Snap on standard, but then again, neither is the price!

Thread: new member PHANTOM MAN
27/01/2016 14:04:20

HELLO from another ex Phantom phixer!

Also a new model engineer! Just getting my workshop up and running, getting lots of advice from Dad, who spend 46 years as a machine shop foreman, unfortnately he is not in such a good physical condition these days, so advice is as far as his help can go.

My Phantom experience was only 4 years, on FG1's on 43 Squadron at Leuchars.

Joined the RAF in 1974 as an apprentice at Halton, (124th entry), which makes me one of Trenchard's 'brats'.

Left in 1985, now working in the nuclear industry, but not in engineering.

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