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Thread: warco lathes.
25/04/2017 17:51:21
Posted by Nick_G on 25/04/2017 11:34:23:
No knowledge of them.

But for that kind of money my first port of call would be to look for a near mint condition and fully kitted Harrison M300



I have been on the lookout for exactly that for some while - a 'near mint condition and fully kitted Harrison M300'.

I'd love to find one for £5k (the price of the Axminster), but the going rate for what I have seen is nearer £7 or £8k surprise.

25/04/2017 17:47:59
Posted by KWIL on 25/04/2017 16:13:43:

Bit two faced really then, business use but use Consumer protection to get it fixed.

If it meant they wouldn't do anything otherwise, what is he supposed to do?

Are you saying you would not have done the same in Antony's case if it were you? smiley.

Thread: Cutting Speed Table
24/04/2017 09:46:08
Posted by Henry Artist on 24/04/2017 08:59:27:

Using a lathe or a milling machine is a bit like making love. Best results are obtained if you pay attention to the feedback. wink 2

And if your windings start smoking, you probably need to back off the feed rate wink 2.

Thread: Myford Beds?
24/04/2017 09:09:09
Posted by Nick_G on 23/04/2017 23:10:04:
Posted by David Standing 1 on 23/04/2017 19:17:02:


Are you thinking of Chris Dooley - doog12010 on you-know-where



You mean ebay.??

Why is it that the name ebay for some reason on here is pussy footed around.?? - It's not like it's part of the 'dark web' that is selling illegal drugs, surface to air missiles and plutonium now is it.?? ............. It's ebay.!!!

So it's OK to provide direct email addresses and phone numbers in an open forum but god forbid anyone should use the 4 letter word E B A Y

Not having a go at you David. Lot's of people do it.

Unless there is a good reason why ebay (OMG said it again) cannot be mentioned here. - Perhaps a moderator could clarify.?



No offence taken wink 2.

The only reason I didn't mention it is because I belong to lots of forums (too many probably, that's why I have so many jobs on my to do list sad), with many varied interests, and some are really touchy about eBay, some aren't. One shooting forum is sponsored by an online retailer (and a good one) so I can understand his position.

As I can't remember which ones are touchy about eBay and which aren't, I tend to err on the side of caution smiley

Thread: Brammer belting
23/04/2017 21:39:33


You push a link towards the next one (compress the belt) so the pin pushes through the split part into the hole, and twist the stud out of the hole.

My Dad showed me how to do this in circa 1966, so apologies if my memory is a bit hazy wink 2.

23/04/2017 21:35:06
Posted by Ian Parkin on 23/04/2017 21:05:05:

Don't the link steel bits twist and then you can slip the links off and then after reassembling twist them 90 degrees to lock?


That's NuTLink type belting

Thread: Myford Beds?
23/04/2017 19:46:37

I had a deeply unpleasant experience recently with the gentleman from Lincolnshire.

You may not, but that's probably enough said on an open forum.

23/04/2017 19:17:02


Are you thinking of Chris Dooley - doog12010 on you-know-where

Thread: Degreasing box section
22/04/2017 11:44:54

I use cellulose thinners for degreasing steel, as it evaporates. Cheapest one I can get possible, bought in 5L tins.

Edited By David Standing 1 on 22/04/2017 11:45:24

Thread: Myford 10 accessories
20/04/2017 00:41:31


The boat type holder would be a 4 way holder, and not a QCTP, would it not, so I assumed (dangerous, I know) that Graham is referring to the latter, the Dickson type.

I believe the Myford QCTP is a different one for the 7 and 10, as original equipment. Certainly 'new' Myford list the current QCTP as fitting the 7/S7 and 254, but NOT the ML10.

Whilst they are physically interchangeable, I am not sure they are the same height, and thus cause the problems you mention.

The rear toolpost is different from the 7/S7 amd ML10 too.

Edited By David Standing 1 on 20/04/2017 00:45:00

Edited By David Standing 1 on 20/04/2017 00:45:31

19/04/2017 15:16:05
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 19/04/2017 12:56:14:

< deleted > blush

Sorry ... I've just realised we are discussing a travelling steady; not a fixed one.


Edited By Michael Gilligan on 19/04/2017 13:01:25


That definitely wouldn't fit Michael laugh.

Edited By David Standing 1 on 19/04/2017 15:16:46

19/04/2017 15:15:31
Posted by Phil Hale 1 on 19/04/2017 12:40:10:

David, I find it difficult to believe that there is a significant difference for the steady. Myford ML10 is 3 3/8" centre height versus 3 1/2" for the ML7 and both look like they use a 'T' bolt fixing to the cross slide. What am I missing?

I can't comment on the QCTP because I've never used them.

Phil H


On a pure point of accuracy, the ML10 is 3.25" centre, not 3 3/8 wink 2.

The clamping flange is different on the 7 and 10 travelling steady castings - and if one would fit the other, I can't see why Myford would have gone to the trouble of casting a new travelling steady for the ML10 when it was introduced in 1968, if the steady for the 7/S7 that had been around for 20 years before it would fitsmiley.

18/04/2017 23:23:50

Sorry, but both the travelling steady and the QCTP are different, and unique to both machines.

As you say both are much more expensive for the ML10, largely dictated by their relative rarity compared to the ML/S7 versions.

Thread: Any Chemists (rust)
18/04/2017 18:36:35
Posted by Martin King 2 on 18/04/2017 16:39:20:

Hi Guys,

This is kid of on topic so please forgive the slight deviation. My continual problem is keeping tools stored before sale but after preparation in good clean rust free condition.

By far and away the best product for this comes from a company that sells tiny little pots of Vapour Phase Imhibitor, these are a small piece of sponge with some of the magic product on it enough to just dampen a bit of sponge about an inch square and 1/4" thick, I doubt in total there is 1/2 a cc if even that. Buying these by the 10 is still the eyewatering amount of £30 odd quid. It is a GREAT product but the cost of a litre of this ingredient must rival plutonium! I am all for people making a reasonable margin but his seems way OTT

Product name witheld

What is it that makes this stuff soooo expensive?

There must be a generic VPI chemical? How does VPI exactly work?

I have had to stop using it and now use mothballs in old Shippams paste jars which works pretty well but its getting harder and harder to catch the moths.........wink





I know exactly the ones you mean, because I use them too. Excellent, but expensive.

You can also use Napier VP90, a product primarily for stopping guns going rusty, I suspect it has the same active ingredient as the little pots - the Napier ones are sachets around 75mm square, and will probably protect a bigger area.

Edited By David Standing 1 on 18/04/2017 18:36:59

18/04/2017 18:33:04
Posted by Nick_G on 18/04/2017 14:26:28:


Let us have an update of results please David.



Will do happily, but i'm not sure where it might fall on my to do list, which is vast!

I have a 5m shed to build from scratch, then empty my garden toolshed and refelt the roof, then put all the non garden stuff from the toolshed, and all the woodworking stuff from my garage, into the new shed.

This then gives me room in my garage to finally set out the two lathes, two millling machines, Clarkson tool cutter grinder, two pillar drills and a linisher that are just in the corner in a jumble - but before I set these up I have to put a new consumer unit in the garage and totally rewire it, so I can run three machines from a rotary converter.

That's my 2017 taken care of! blush.

18/04/2017 13:36:45

But seriously, I have a whole tote tray full of Clarkson tool cutter attachments that are seriously rusty, I have just ordered 5L of the Frost's Evaporust to try out on them, so thanks Nick for the heads up thumbs up.

18/04/2017 13:33:04
Posted by Michael-w on 18/04/2017 11:21:41:
Posted by Nick_G on 18/04/2017 09:15:48:


Thanks for the replies guy's. yes

I wonder in it would 'save' that rusty Myford on ebay that was the topic of a thread the other day. wink


No I think it's still destined for the aquarium.

Michael W

It can keep the Super Adept company devil.

Thread: U-Profiles from Square Tubing
17/04/2017 13:05:21
Posted by Johannes Grabsch on 16/04/2017 16:57:44:

Is there maybe a company that could fold 14 mm channels from 1 mm material? Cheating ...


In the workshop, there is no such thing as 'cheating', only 'solutions' wink 2.

Thread: Parafin blowlamp
14/04/2017 00:22:24


Yep, my dad had paraffin blowlamps and paraffin heaters too, plus Tilley and hurricane lamps as well.

Thread: Cutting fins on an IC engine
14/04/2017 00:01:17

Does your parting off tool have enough side relief /taper ground into it?

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