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Member postings for David Standing 1

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Thread: Milling for beginners
31/12/2019 09:32:43

I will echo Ron's comments, thank you Jason for producing the series yes

Thread: 3HP Compressor quality and noise
14/11/2019 23:12:48

You will almost certainly need a C curve MCB to run it, it will probably trip out a B curve on startup.

Thread: Mills with tilting heads..?
26/10/2019 11:51:59
Posted by vintage engineer on 26/10/2019 11:23:34:

I think Warco do one.

I don't think that was the original question smiley

Thread: Gandalf is broken
22/10/2019 22:43:49

Builders fizzy foam is definitely the answer!

Thread: Boring bar
21/10/2019 17:19:13

That appears to be a Komet boring bar.

Take a look at the UJ R (RH) bars and inserts at the bottom of page 306 on the attachment:


Thread: Cast iron cabinet theft
10/10/2019 10:58:42
Posted by Brian Wood on 10/10/2019 10:42:16:

On a side note, we lost our black wheelie bin some months ago, complete with it's contents. That did seem rather bizarre; I would have expected the rubbish to be tipped on our driveway or in the hedge at the side; it had all gone.


They frequently go in the back of the wagon accidentally, on bin day. Once in, they don't come out again!

Thread: At last - no more chattering when parting off!
07/10/2019 09:07:35
Posted by Pete Rimmer on 07/10/2019 08:50:00:

That's nearly as bad as that idiot Steve Jordan's idea of lapping lathe slides by hand - and then having to put two locking screws on his compound when he's realised that he's ruined it, and called that an 'upgrade' too.

I just looked at that. Oh my word! And commentators on the video are praising him! surprise

07/10/2019 08:55:21

Darwin Award contender!

Thread: Has to be seen to be believed
05/10/2019 08:57:48

If Stevie Wonder did boilermaking.......wink

Thread: Which Lathe
02/10/2019 14:40:55

First advice is that two of those (the eBay ones) are sourced from China. How do you return them if they are faulty?

As to the other choices, as you appear to be limited/guided/dictated by budget, surely only you can decide where to stop your limit?

Thread: Cutting tools - what type is most suitable?
29/09/2019 18:59:27

I suspect you are currently having the thought of 'how do I post photographs'..........wink

You need to create an album, put your photographs in it, and post them from there.

Thread: How to repair old King Dick socket extension?
28/09/2019 09:17:04
Posted by bugbear6502 on 28/09/2019 09:10:08:

Thanks to all for the constructive comments. As soon as I get the Adnam's mini keg emptied and off my bench (don't want to stir up the yeast), I will attempt to press out the insert, and proceed to repairing it.


Best excuse of 2019 so far! laugh

Thread: cutter slippage using ER series collets
28/09/2019 09:12:18

Also make sure there is NO swarf whatsoever in the slots of the collet, this can cause it to bind and not tighten as much as required, particularly if the shank/collet combination is that you are closing the slots up to the minimum (such as a 16mm shank in a 17-16mm collet).

Wherever possible I always use the smallest size ER collet possible, rather than 1mm bigger and trying to close it down to the minimum.

Thread: Anthropocene
21/09/2019 18:13:28

And an observation, not politically motivated either, in his own words he travels the globe taking images - thus adding to the same impact humans have on the planet, that he captures in his images!

Thread: Ebay site changes for the worst
18/09/2019 18:35:56
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 18/09/2019 00:18:39:

The best technique is to wait until about three seconds from he auction closing, and bid what you genuinely feel is the most the item is worth to you.

if someone beats that using a 'sniping' program, good luck to them.


Exactly how I bid, and it frequently works. I bid so late I can't up my maximum bid if outbid, even if I want to, because I probably shouldn't! laugh

Thread: Picador Grinding Wheel Flanges
14/09/2019 16:43:17

I had suspicions about the wheel washers on my bench grinder, due to a vibration that wasn't cured by replacing the abrasive wheels. I took the pressed steel washers off, put them on the milling machine, and took a truing skim off the outer face to bring them parallel.

Thread: THIN cutting oil - Suds alternative?
12/09/2019 15:16:53


That was one of the ones I looked at. As you will know probably better than me, product sheets often raise more questions than they answer! blush

12/09/2019 14:01:10


I too, out of curiosity, searched for product sheets before posting my first post, but none I found adequately explained what ISO grade the lubricant oil component was.

12/09/2019 12:26:31
Posted by Tony Pratt 1 on 12/09/2019 11:58:35:

You can obviously use any oil as a cutting fluid but Neatcut et al are meant to be specially formulated for specific purposes, bit like putting cheapo oil from Wilko in your high performance racing spec car, it will run but for how long?


There are, of course, many different grades of hydraulic oil (including those used in aircraft control systems), but I suspect that a good grade hydraulic oil is probably a better spec that your average neatcut oil, not the other way round!

12/09/2019 11:28:10
Posted by Tony Pratt 1 on 12/09/2019 10:59:45:

I also use 'Neatcut' (Google it).

I have a suspicion that Neatcut labelled up by various suppliers is nothing but ISO 32 hydraulic oil.

One would hope not!


Why not? ISO 32 hydraulic oil is actually a good cheap general cutting lubricant for steel.

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