Here is a list of all the postings Nick Hulme has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Travelling Steady|
You can make soft tips for softer materials, try Nylon or Delrin tips.
|Thread: Floor Paint|
Water based hasn't yet matched the durability of solvent or polymer based, when it does you'll know, you'll no longer have to clean bird poop off your new car ASAP lest it strip the paint! :D
|Thread: Toyo MD-1 mini drill - drive belts needed|
Use V blocks and a straight edge, works perfectly every time for round PU belting and also for bonding O rings from cord.
|Thread: Gibraltar Toolpost|
I have a Long Bed Super 7 and can take deep, accurate cuts on 30mm OD 304 stainless steel without need for a special tool post.
|Thread: Wiggler or edge finder?|
Both, plus a decent 3D tester, they all excel in different ways.
|Thread: Finally sort of know which lathe to buy, but?|
If you want significantly more rigidity look for a long bed Super 7b, the bed casting is deeper and heavier and there is nothing fragile about it.
A lot of new and re-manufactured small parts are available for repair & maintenance.
Edited By Nick Hulme on 19/07/2019 17:35:53
|Thread: Myford Change Gear trouble|
Yes, add spacers, or skim the quadrant to align correctly.
|Thread: Inverter Remote Stop button.|
Don't forget DC Injection Braking, an option available on many good drives which although not as fast as using a braking resistor is still quick enough to require positive retention on screw-on chucks to ensure they don't go on safari
|Thread: broken myford changewheel|
Drill a well placed hole and open it out & square it up with a file - hey presto - keyway!
|Thread: Wobbly slitting saws|
Buy cheap, buy twice (or more)
|Thread: Using a lathe|
In industry, education, or private? The answer will be different for each and will prove irrelevant here :D
|Thread: Solid carbide end mills|
Check manufacturer's recommended speeds, if you can't achieve them you will just abrade your endmill.
|Thread: Toyo ML210 Milling Attachment Help Needed|
Yeah, I wish!
|Thread: Mill DRO - How many axis?|
If you go 2 axis leave room to upgrade, you'll probably want to as it's common sense to have three and straightforward penny pinching not to.
|Thread: Using a Metal Cutting Disc on the SX2 Mill|
I use 100mm carbide tipped circular saw blades for cutoff in the mill.
|Thread: combined BOB with drivers or seperate?|
Mach3 runs fine and only has an issue with the Parallel Port in 64bit
|Thread: Chinese tacho - beware|
The stuff you buy from China which is crap is that way for a reason, it's because you're cheap! :D
|Thread: Myford Super 7 and ER40 collet chuck|
I went with ER40 because it gives me up to 32mm with extended range collets :D
|Thread: Carbide inserts tool holders.|
That's how you harden many of the better Tool Steels :D
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