Here is a list of all the postings Brian Sweeting has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Odd furrow like finish when taper turning?|
|Thread: AC Capacitor|
Good comment John, I must admit when I was on the fridge tools it was standard practice to replace the complete starter kit, relays, capacitors etc, when one item had failed.
It wasn't worth the cost risk to skimp on the starter kit compared with blowing the compressor.
If you have motor start capacitor there should be a resistor fitted across it. If not then it is probably a motor run capacitor so make sure that you specify it as a 'motor run' item.
|Thread: Unusual knurling tool|
Plasma, one use in clock making that I can think of would be knurled clock case feet but seems kind of expensive for that.
|Thread: Calculating piston length|
Perhaps machine a Delrin piston first to see how it fits before the final metal version.
|Thread: Myford Lathe on Ebay|
Fair comment, thanks.
Seeing this thread content may I ask if it is okay to post links from Facebook?
Of late there have been a few lathes and mills for sale in my area, Newton Abbot / Torquay, which may have been of interest to some.
|Thread: Tube Notching|
AJ 1, very many years ago I worked for a firm that made tubular steel trolleys and the tubes were notched on a machine providing a similar method to the one that you are proposing.
If memory serves, it had a rotating cutter like a milling tool but mounted horizontally The tube was clamped into a movable vise and pushed onto the cutter.
Maybe make a sliding plug to go inside your tube so that a spare(?) drill chuck could be used to hold the non cutting end of the tube and improve your grip.
|Thread: E bay|
Seems fine to me using Chrome on a tablet.
Have you tried clearing your computer cache? Sometimes helps.
|Thread: Modern equivellent idea's please|
If you need new mounts for that motor try Remco......
|Thread: lathe wanted|
Whereabouts are you located, roughly.
|Thread: How do I adjust the quill?|
Thank you for the update, always good to know when a resolution is acheived.
|Thread: J&S 540 Manual PDF|
Have you tried lathes.co.uk ?
|Thread: Overload trip|
Right, 8amps and 230vac would be a suitable size for a regular motor overload device however a temperature sensing motor protection thermistor might be a better solution.
This link is to an American source but gives a good insight into the device.
Thank you MichaelG, I hadn't read or adsorbed that bit of the title, I'll sit in the corner quietly for a bit.
May I ask what the voltage of the motor is and is it ac or dc?
|Thread: Very soft stretchy rubber grommets, where from?|
I think I know the type of thing you are looking for but for the life of me I can't name them.
In the meantime is there anything suitable from this grommet company....
|Thread: Copper Round Head Rivets|
The power of Google ....
|Thread: nylon gib strip grub screws?|
Try "self locking grub screws" to get started.
Some similar here - **LINK**
|Thread: Piston rings|
Why not use what is specified, worst price I've seen was £4 a metre.
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