Here is a list of all the postings Dave Halford has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Imperial acme threaded rod|
Paul, Whats wrong with using HPC? https://www.hpcgears.com/pdf_c33/2.8-2.9.pdf
Edited By Dave Halford on 21/02/2019 11:53:34
Drawdown might be your answer
|Thread: Lead Screws|
You will have to joint the new thread to the old 'front end'
HPC also do lead screw
|Thread: Lathe Identification|
Refurbishing is a touch strong, he's removing rust and repainting basically a good machine that he steam cleaned and left to rust for a bit.
90% of the original paint is still there so it's not had much use
|Thread: Boxford machinery auction|
It's a bit like when we voted to join because it sounded good, then surprise! we have to charge our Commonwealth countries large tariffs on their goods so we buy EU instead and shaft the whole Commonwealth.
They can't, schools are still set up for A levels and Uni to feed the service economy brave new world where everyone should have a degree First you need to bring back the need for vocational subjects and given we have a government that is capable of giving a ferry contract to a company without ships don't hold your breath.
|Thread: New coffee maker - disgusting taste!|
And everyone of them has a dead clock :O)
|Thread: Unused Xmas Gift|
Any insert will chip if you stall or stop the machine in a cut.
It's not down to cost unless you run a machining center, your hobby machine hasn't the power to make the difference noticeable.
I tried a very cheap set of 12mm CCMT tools, came with 10 inserts and tried a destruction test with the boring bar on a 9 3/4" wheel rim running on a 10" lathe. I got chips coming off as sparks which the coating stood up to for 10 minutes before the varidrive belt slipped and chipped the tool.
Edited By Dave Halford on 04/02/2019 19:02:29
|Thread: Is it a drone?|
One wonders if he had a moment of trying to fly the wrong 'bird'.
|Thread: Testing for isolation|
The joy of tag rash, plain 'local battery' was bad enough never mind ringing. That was one of the reasons I went to a repeater station instead of an exchange till one day I was jumpering (wiring) channel equipment to a TJF (very low power) and got a big flash, so smart arse thought he would see how long a spark he could draw - 1/4" later the tip of my best pliers melted.
|Thread: Noise from lathe drive|
Niels, You might find the noise is caused by the sheet steel rear splashback drumming, it's quite a big sounding board.
That said I have just swapped out a 1980's 1/2hp 4.5A 1480rpm Brooke Crompton English motor for a modern 1hp 4.8A 1480rpm Belgian Javac EFF2 efficiency on my lathe and the noise level is greatly reduced along with the current. So the problem still could be a noisy motor.
|Thread: Milling on the Chester Craftsman|
A means quickchange + power everything
B means change wheels + power apron
C means plain lathe only and really cheap
U means underdrive so it comes with a cabinet so you can't store much beneath it.
I would advise against burning the guarantee leaving it in the garage unused, a few weeks can soon turn into months, quite a few need to be returned.
|Thread: Tinhat warrior trademark.|
looks like a 2005 casting mark so not too shabby on lifespan
|Thread: Centec question|
Good luck with that, nothing posted since last summer and you cant add new posts, I think the moderator is asleep.
|Thread: Filing A Curve|
Exactly right. otherwise you have to sharpen it more often.
|Thread: Small lathe steadies|
?? Two on Ebay right now. Nowhere near £100.
Kits are usually raw castings
|Thread: Guidance on selling my late fathers machinery|
Watch ebay for a week or two, include sold items in your advanced searches. Ignore any silly 'buy it now' inflated prices, some of those sit for six months before reality takes over.
Only the Elliot will be hard to find.
|Thread: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines|
They will roll 3mm steel if only 3" wide
|Thread: Milling slide for sale|
Super Adept more like.
|Thread: Super glue filler|
Agreed,not to be confused with bead blasting glass spheres which are somewhat more heavy duty.
|Thread: Colin Chapman - Great Lives, 4:30 today|
Lovely man Colin, driver safety came in at around 9999 in his top 100.
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