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Member postings for David Standing 1

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Thread: If starting again, what would you buy with a budget of 5k?
10/03/2019 21:13:55
Posted by Lee Jones 6 on 10/03/2019 20:43:54:

Wowsers. Looks like I stepped on a bear trap with this one.

Firstly I'd like to say to you guys who have been overly negative in this post; you must understand that when someone comes in off-the-street (so to speak) they are not going to be aware of the customs and nuances of your particular community. If there are hot topics or previous annoyances which your new and unsuspecting member trips up on, you really should handle such scenarios with calmness and decorum. There are tried and tested methods (FAQs, stickies, links to previous posts, etc) which are used almost ubiquitously on other forums and online communities exactly for this purpose. Taking wider issues out on the new guy is usually considered bad form.

Ah, so it's all our fault for picking on you. Okaaaaay...... sarcastic

10/03/2019 12:12:02
Posted by Andrew Johnston on 10/03/2019 10:53:05:

I think these sort of threads should be banned. They really don't add anything to the debate, and everything that needs to be said has been said. In most cases the original question is unanswerable anyway.


Andrew, I entirely agree. Particularly when there is a hidden agenda in the original post, deliberate ambiguity, admitted in post #4.

Not an ideal way for a new member to endear themselves to the community!

Thread: Older/cheaper lathes
07/03/2019 19:30:24

Page 2, and still no mention of the most important bit of the age old question of 'what lathe to buy' - you still haven't stated your budget.

Thread: Welding helmet
24/02/2019 20:12:03

I use a Parweld XR935H.

Once you have gone to an auto darkening helmet, you will never go back to a manual flip one, and your eyes will thank you!


Thread: Colchester Headstock Sleeve
14/02/2019 23:58:34
Posted by Pete Rimmer on 14/02/2019 23:40:04:

Without drawing it up in CAD your adapter sound awfully close to #13 Jarno taper.

There are three different bush sizes referred to in this thread, which one are you referring to? wink

Thread: New coffee maker - disgusting taste!
14/02/2019 09:18:38
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 13/02/2019 22:42:14:
Here's a Teasmade on Amazon UK, genuine Swan and a lot cheaper then 300E - buy it before the channel becomes and impassable barrier!


Isn't that straying into politics? wink

Thread: "Vintage" CNC
11/02/2019 14:05:41

And in turn, I started my apprenticeship with Marconi at New Street in Chelmsford in 1969, I remember the black magic of the CNC machines there.

11/02/2019 14:03:50
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 10/02/2019 10:29:59:

Strange how small things can steer your entire life.

So my late entry into Model Engineering after retiring was due to the Kaiser invading France via Belgium in 1914 in order to defeat the French Army before turning on his real target, the slow moving Russians, who were supporting fellow Slavs seeking independence from Germany's ally, the Austro-Hungarian empire. Actually, the real reason for Germany starting a war was internal: the ruling class wished to undermine the Socialists who were challenging their authority. As Belgium's independence was guaranteed by Britain in a Treaty signed in 1839, it triggered a chain of events such that I now own a Chinese lathe ...


Classic! yes

Thread: ER chuck for Myford Super 7
02/02/2019 13:14:04

The one in this thread?


Thread: Milling on the Chester Craftsman
30/01/2019 18:14:54

Sounds like a call to Chester might be appropriate.........

Thread: ARC's Adventures in China 2019
28/01/2019 13:03:03

Stop picking on him Jason, he's got man flu cheeky

28/01/2019 12:29:54

Welcome back Ketan, and sorry you have brought an unwelcome stowaway back with you!

Is that supply of just chucks, or other interesting stuff? wink

Thread: Get on yer bike
28/01/2019 11:25:18

For £60, you aren't going to get much.

It probably feels horrible to pedal, won't be stable, and won't be good for you ergonomically.

This is probably one of the best half decent budget exercise bikes to go for, that isn't crap:


Thread: Guidance on selling my late fathers machinery
27/01/2019 20:37:51


It is totally impossible to put any sort of meaningful value on the machines, without clear photographs.

One man's 'as new' Myford is another man's boat anchor.

Thread: You tube videos of entertainment if not informative
26/01/2019 09:20:35
Posted by XD 351 on 26/01/2019 05:48:31:

This video had me scratching my head wondering what he was making ! turn the volume down as the music is irritating and there is no commentary .


Indian back street butcher!

24/01/2019 18:28:33
Posted by Nicholas Wheeler 1 on 20/01/2019 23:25:21:

The only odd thing about it was the material source - there's no reason why that couldn't have been made from roundstock.

He made it from two nuts, because that was what he was asked to do, per the messaging in the 'WHY' bit at the end of the video.

Beautiful workmanship, particularly considering the humble source materials, which I expect was the whole raison d'etre.

Thread: Progress No2 GS Pillar Drill
24/01/2019 18:14:10

First thing I would do with that chuck, bearing in mind it is on a MT, is to set it up appropriately to alleviate damage to the quill, so the chuck is facing upwards, jaws fully retracted, and using a brass packing piece in between, take the aforementioned 4lb lump hammer, and give it one full force crack with the hammer to drive the chuck home in the quill.

I kid you not, that may apply enough force to just crack the taper free, so you can use a MT extractor.

I would also try a taper extractor, and as suggested above, machine it so it has a shallower taper.

If that doesn't work, what I would try then is to make two identical wedges, and machine them thin enough so you can apply one from either side, grease them well, and if you have a big enough vice, don't hit the wedges, but squeeze them in the vice, so you apply pressure rather than force, and it is evenly from either side.

I have got some MT shanks apart that have also been together for years, you just have to work out non destructive ways to do it, whilst applying the most effective force.

Thread: Mini-Lathe Repair
24/01/2019 16:13:30


Are you using the tool slide or carriage wheel to advance the cuts?

I note you have been playing with the gib strips wink

Try locking down whichever axis you aren't using to see what effect that has - if you are advancing with the tool slide, lock the carriage, if you can, and vice versa.

Also try winding on your next depth of cut, and then locking the cross slide before advancing the cut.

Just takes some of the variables out of the equation.

Thread: Quick change tool holders
24/01/2019 14:57:48


You probably can get 16mm tools in and achieve work centre (although I don't think that is what Boxford ever intended), but you will need the deepest tool holders.

The deeper the holder, the further you can lower the bottom of the cutting tool.

The Rotagrip/Bison ones are 35 or 44mm height.

The OEM ones are 38 or 44mm height.

I have probably around 40 tool holders, a mixture of all four types.

The platform the cutting tool sits on is around 5mm lower on the 44mm height tool holders than on the 38mm ones.

What are the RDG ones? Dunno, and there is no helpful information on their website.

Unless you can persuade someone at RDG to measure the overall height of their two types of toolholder, and the height of the tool platform off the base, I would not take a chance on them.





Edited By David Standing 1 on 24/01/2019 14:59:19

24/01/2019 11:20:30


Don't get sidetracked by metric or imperial, as far as I know all the Dickson type QCTP and holders are metric.

I suspect your toolholders are TO/SO, which ties in with the markings on the toolpost.

Is yours a 'Rapid' marked toolpost? Boxford fitted these to many of their X10 lathes.

Can you measure the thickness under the part of the toolholder beneath where the cutting tool sits?

I suspect it is 10mm, +/- a bit.

Last question, and the most important one, do the toolholders you have sit the cutting tool tip at the correct centre height?

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