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: DRO to vertical mill z axis|
DRO or Digital Scale?
|Thread: Curve Cut Problem|
If you add what CAD/CAM/Controller you are using people with relevant experience will be able to comment.
|Thread: At last - no more chattering when parting off!|
There was a lot of chatter in the tool, but it's his video........
|Thread: Metrication of models|
It's predominantly a case of substituting alternate threads which will work (i.e. not having an over-size major OD which interferes with another aspect of the part) and using a calculator.
|Thread: cutter slippage using ER series collets|
Unlikely to slip if used correctly on a good quality tool shank, read up on what bits should be clean and oil-free when fitting the tool and use the correct torque.
|Thread: M8x1 left hand tap.|
If going the CNC route go straight to Ball Screws, suitably sized ones for your machine will not break the bank.
|Thread: Myford Bull Wheel Indexing|
That's cute, neat and well executed.
|Thread: Anyone know where I can get hold of 'Gauge Rods'|
I'd just make a mount for a digital gauge on the top slide, measure from a shoulder to a face or face a known length from the shoulder
|Thread: Loctite minefield|
Ask your supplier.
|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)
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