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Thread: Milling maching
19/08/2019 19:23:21

Have you tried the manufacturer - 600Group/Colchester Machine Tool Solutions?


Thread: Grinding your own lathe cutters
17/08/2019 11:23:12


And obviously my borrowing/lending books comment was not pointed at you, Christopher, or anyone else on here smiley

17/08/2019 10:47:44

Posted by Christopher judd on 17/08/2019 10:22:38:

My policy is never borrow a book as it lead to falling out if it gets forgotten, but your a mate for offerring.


Same here. Have had a few fallings out over exactly that in the past (books that were borrowed from me, in one case the borrower having subsequently 'lost' it).

Thread: Flat bottom hole 3/16 o/d
11/08/2019 10:33:32

I would use a slot drill for that. Clear the swarf regularly.

Thread: First Lathe
07/08/2019 21:11:49
Posted by Old School on 07/08/2019 18:02:28:

What about a Myford 254S the metric ones are cheaper than the imperial ones. Only secondhand machines now. Very happy with mine.

Nathan's brief included 'good sized spindle bore, perhaps 38mm'. A 254S misses that brief by 12mm wink

Thread: Senior M1 Overarm Dia
06/08/2019 21:08:45

I had thought someone else would have answered by now!

Just been out in the workshop and checked, mine is 2.25"

Thread: Warco milling machines
06/08/2019 20:47:34

I suspect the .0001 was a typo for .001 wink

Thread: First Lathe
06/08/2019 20:45:44

If you are looking at Warco, why haven't you mentioned the GH1322?

Bigger swing than the two you mentioned, smaller footprint, and if you want a metric 3 phase one, and you say you can fit a VFD, it has the benefit of currently being £650 off!

Thread: Furrows on a milled edge
05/08/2019 19:33:47


Thinking of your poor old fingers, please use a brush to clean the swarf off before before poking your fingers in brass milling swarf wink

05/08/2019 12:30:19
Posted by 34046 on 05/08/2019 12:11:52:


Bit small the reply

Vertical along a 75mm length

When quoting, start your text below the left hand vertical line on the quoted part, you will then get full size text - as here

Re the lines on the work, do you have a larger diameter cutter you can use?

Also, are you winding in the feed evenly? If manually feeding, there is a tendency to speed up and slow down the hand wheel rotation if not careful, which can leave marks.

01/08/2019 23:06:22
Posted by old mart on 01/08/2019 21:45:31:

Renault currently make a small car with a rear engine, I forget it's name.

Twingo. No longer sold in the UK

Thread: Which metal for which job?
01/08/2019 11:35:57


That is an almost impossible question to answer - the glib reply is use mild steel when the work requires it, use tool steel where the work requires it, and use silver steel when the work requires it.

In effect, you are asking for the answer before the question is asked.

01/08/2019 08:28:01
Posted by not done it yet on 01/08/2019 08:24:20:

Cars of the 60s were the start of that - minis and cortinas that had sporty options after the 105E Anglia (with the ‘square’ engine) that was gutless unless revved hard - unless one dropped in a 1500GT engine from a Cortina.

Exactly what I had - two successive 105E's with Cortina 1500/1650 engine transplants! laugh

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
29/07/2019 18:28:37
Posted by Joseph Noci 1 on 29/07/2019 08:29:38:

That paint brush... I have quite a few that look just like it..Didn't think they were available in your part of the world..


I was going to say the same Joe, I have those paint brushes too!

Thread: Another scam
29/07/2019 11:51:56
Posted by Dave Halford on 11/07/2019 21:03:09:
Posted by Oxymoron on 11/07/2019 15:56:16:

Roy, mix it with grass cuttings in compost heap. At least that's what I do with shredding. Stops the grass cutting going to slimy mess and ultra secure when paper is composted.


You wait till some slug empties your bank account.

teeth 2 teeth 2

Thread: Gear spec for threading dial
23/07/2019 17:00:49
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 23/07/2019 16:53:40:

Oh well ... There wasn't any interesting argument after all.


There's still time Michael wink

Thread: ARC NCIH Part Off Blade
23/07/2019 08:32:37
Posted by Ketan Swali on 23/07/2019 06:38:25:

Most beginners WILL most likely break it.

Ketan at ARC

edited to correct spellings,... not had coffee yet.

First time I used mine......I broke it laugh

But I was doing something dumb with it that was, in hindsight, almost guaranteed to break it blush

Just had my first mug of freshly ground is good wink

Thread: Face mill size
22/07/2019 11:23:31

A larger face mill means more contact with the work, and thus you are trying to remove more metal. Simple as that.

Thread: What lathes have you had?
21/07/2019 17:59:37

Myford ML10

Myford Super 7

Myford Super 7 big bore

Myford ML7

Myford Super 7

Myford Super 7

Boxford 280

Boxford 330

Boxford 330

(these have all been sold in the past)

Myford Speed 10

Myford 254S

Colchester Student 2500

(Still got the three above)

Thread: Crystal Ball Gazing
19/07/2019 12:51:04
Posted by DMB on 17/07/2019 15:37:44:

Consider from a slightly different angle; many species are tottering on the point of extinction. Humans are reverse of that, the current number of over 7 billion of us is, I think, ridiculously unsustainable in the long term. The rate of increase in numbers, soon to exceed 8 billion, is also way beyond sustainability.

Edited By DMB on 17/07/2019 15:54:50

In a nutshell, this is the real issue.

There are many theories of when the human race reached the point of true sustainability as far as the planet and its resources are concerned, but it probably happened around the industrial revolution.

Steam and then electric power allowed the industrial revolution to happen, with the growth in production, and population, that then followed.

The question was asked earlier 'when will governments do something about it?'.

The simple answer is, no one government can do anything about population growth.

All so called developed countries are built on a basis of increasing GDP, so are all chasing a common goal. All so called developed countries have huge sovereign debt, and have to service that debt. They need taxpayers to fund growth in GDP and pay for sovereign debt, and need to increase, or at least sustain, birthrates to create new taxpayers.

The USA (say, as the world's biggest economy) could in theory today announce that there is a complete ban on births, and immigration, to reduce the population. Apart from the fact it isn't at all enforceable (China tried to control births, and failed), and it would take many years to have an effect, nevertheless in a short space of years they would have an even more ageing population, decreasing taxation revenues, an inability to service debt, an inability to grow enough food, an inability to replace crumbling infrastructure, and a whole host of other issues which would lead to a collapsing economy, and massive increase in job losses, and so more loss of income and tax revenues.

That is one economy, what about all the other developed countries? They would also have to do the same.

None of the above is ever going to happen, if nothing else it is political suicide.

All of the world's developed countries are based on a fiscal policy of massive borrowing.....from each other.

Global economies rely on each other (look what happened when Dubai almost went bust, and Abu Dhabi baled them out), and it is all a deck of debt cards that could easily come tumbling down if you take one out.

Global population will only rise, it is impossible to voluntarily reduce it.

Now, will nature decide to take its planet back, by way of something like a global pandemic, a nice new nasty version of a flu virus mutation? That's a different matter, and the answer is probably yes, nature is very clever.

As was once said 'The human race, the only species intelligent enough to document its own self destruction' wink

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