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: Soft Feel Finish on Radio|
Acetone cleans it off quite quickly although might affect the base material - always do your test patch!
|Thread: New Toy|
I must mention George at Emvio Engineering who is the UK importer for Syil, George has been an absolute treasure throughout the process, from enquiry right through to commissioning, his support and assistance is brilliant and has really helped to smooth the process right up to the first cuts under CNC control.
Edited By Nick Hulme on 28/03/2019 10:58:05
This video gives a hint of what the Syil X7 is capable, here it's cutting a 3mm deep pocket in 316, entry was spiral then full 3mm DOC using a 10mm 4 flute carbide roughing endmill with 33% step over at 1170rpm and 126 mm/min with very reasonable noise levels, the mill noise was not noticeable above the background noise outside my workshop.
Edited By JasonB on 27/03/2019 13:28:10
If you're the kinda guy to stick you hand in the working area you're definitely best off without.
Consider that a Pressure Washer presents most of the same dangers to the hard of thinking without any of the safeties!
|Thread: New Toy|
Although I did look at Tormach and Skyfire at the start of this journey I don't think the X7 is intended as competition for either, the X7 is far more rigid and massive and has a base casting, not a stand.
It is my personal machine and will be used for motorcycle parts for me but I will be doing some commercial work with it, the commercial stuff is covered by NDAs so I'm not at liberty to give details without the permission of the IP owners until the products are released into the UK market.
It's the Syil X7 with 12 tool changer, the big 4th (that's the hand wheel on the tailstock!) , Siemens 808d Advanced controller and Siemens servos and drives, the factory were very kind in including the laser ballscrew mapping at no extra charge.
That's it in position, just the complete rewire of the workshop to do, the cable trays are going in next week :D
|Thread: Metal ball joints for 1/3 scale action figure?|
It's worth looking at how the original Action Man figures joints were articulated, with a combination of hinges and swivels they give realistic articulation with lass complexity than ball joints.
|Thread: Sizing an M2 thread during screwcutting|
I'd go with a set of M2 chasers for one of my die heads.
|Thread: Carbide inserts again.|
If you cut away from the shoulder there are no worries about speed.
|Thread: Myford cross slide backlash|
You can use thrust bearings to eliminate any backlash from the adjusting collar system, you do need to machine the cross slide end plate casting to accommodate the bearings though.
|Thread: 3 Jaw self centering ER chuck|
It's a significant geometrical compromise and not a very clever way to use a dual taper collet.
|Thread: ER25 v 5C Collets|
It actually works perfectly well with square, hex and octagonal
|Thread: Skoda Live Cemtre|
Grease is a suspension of oil in a soap, over many years the lighter fractions in the oil will evaporate and the soap can also degrade and set, a Lithium Soap based grease is more stable and lasts longer and in a Synthetic Grease the oil component is "Built" from molecules rather than refined and so doesn't have lighter fractions to evaporate.
|Thread: Aluminium black|
Chemicals like Birchwood Casey Aluminium Black work fine on material that's been exposed to air for weeks as long as it's well cleaned and degreased, keeping the surface to be treated covered with adequate fresh solution is essential, wiping it on and leaving it is a recipe for patchy results, different alloys take colour differently.
|Thread: new toy tormach 1100|
He was trying to do what Tormach told him the mill could do prior to it's purchase, it's irrelevant WHAT he was trying to do, the point is they refunded him because they lied about the capabilities of their machines.
|Thread: Noise from lathe drive|
Double your motor power and go 4 pole, the increased power will deliver adequate torque at lower speeds than the less powerful motor can manage.
|Thread: Spring Calculation|
I find an old copy of Machinery's Handbook more useful, it even gives you good starting points for mandrel size/finished diameter for a wide range of gauges of piano wire.
|Thread: Testing for isolation|
No one here heard of or have a Test Lamp?
|Thread: Tinhat warrior trademark.|
Pushing that rock up the hill again Sisyphus? :D
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