Here is a list of all the postings David Standing 1 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Adept and Super Adept Register|
It is worth resurrecting this thread every once in a while, if only to note the late, great, JS's comments
|Thread: Machine moving recommendations.|
Been there with the machine moving dilemma on a number of occasions.
Pricing includes getting to you, and getting back to base, plus the extra mileage if they are not close to you.
If you are employing someone with a HIAB, you have the choice of a 3.5 ton vehicle, or 7.5 ton upwards.
Firstly, if you have 3 x 500 kg machines, that would probably put you over the weight carrying capacity of a 3.5 ton vehicle - 3.5 ton is the gross all up weight, on average they will probably carry a payload of around 1,000 kg/1 ton max.
With a 7.5 ton upwards vehicle, all of the costs are more because of the larger vehicle.
Truth is, if you employ someone to do it for you, nobody is cheap - it is a day out for them, a probably 350 mile round trip Manchester/London/Manchester, fuel costs, wear and tear on the vehicle, having to make a profit etc.
A commercial mover will also have the costs of employee salary, employee overheads, premises etc.
|Thread: CROBALT...Lathe tools|
|Thread: Turning Cast Iron question - Health & Cleaning Up|
Waaaaaaay too much information Neil
|Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019|
Lucky man, if only my life were that simple!
I have projects/machines that are:
Enfield small arms standard
And probably some more I have forgotten!
|Thread: Does anyone know where I can source a Myford 34t change gear?|
See posts #3 and #5
|Thread: "Screwing" a car round a corner!|
Decades ago it would have been oversteer, today drifting.
|Thread: Pivoting bolt|
A photograph, as ever in these situations, would help!
|Thread: DIY Bed Gap|
If I recall correctly, at one time under the Motor Vehicle Construction and Use Regulations in force at that time, from a safety point of view, handbrake mechanisms had to be mechanical, and not hydraulic, operated. The drum within a disc arrangement got round this requirement.
|Thread: Boxford X10 user manual pdf|
If you didn't know, you might like to note this thread:
|Thread: Lathe controls position|
My recently acquired Student has the start/stop/forward/reverse switch located on the saddle (the big red knob in the photo, stop in centre, up for reverse, down for forward)).
Very safe and very handy!
|Thread: Poor finish using indexable lathe tools on steel|
Reduce your tool overhang too, if you can.
Edited By David Standing 1 on 15/04/2019 21:18:08
|Thread: How to get that high end paint finish|
I do not like synthetic brushes, they flick paint, and do not flow as well as real bristle.
Also, if your paper is immediately clogging with paint, the paint is too soft/hasn't fully gone off.
When you say sandpaper, do you really mean sandpaper? Sandpaper will fall apart if wet, only wet and dry will work wet.
I spent years working in bodyshops, so do have a bit of background in paint prep and finishing.
Remember if making a comparison that you are brush painting, and the manufacturers spray paint.
|Thread: Milling curves|
I like your humour
|Thread: Unusual drills|
A photograph would help
|Thread: Myford 254s accessories ?|
254 accessories are as rare as hens teeth.
If you don't buy the taper turning attachment that is available, chances are it will be gone. Home & Workshop Machinery had one, that has gone.
|Thread: What new lathe?|
If it helps, the Boxford has gone
Lathe wise I have the Colchester, Myford 254S and Myford Speed 10 now.
There is space to get between the 254S and the Student to get to the coolant tank - albeit on hands and knees!
|Thread: Boxford X10 lathes|
I believe the previous report was that they were selling some of their production machinery (like surface grinders, probably used in the X10 production process), and the building was up for sale.
My take on it after talking to the Boxford spares staff is that they are selling the site - which if you look has masses of unused space - robably to raise funds for a smaller site.
It appears they are concentrating on CNC machines and 3D printers, so will probably buy in production from the far east, possibly made to their spec, so just be a box shifter and not need the existing space.
Rumours of the factory being 'closed down' are just that I believe. They were certainly there when I spoke to them eight days ago.
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