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: Electric Motor|
Having read the writeup on lathes.co I think it is refering to early electric motors.
It should be remembered that every motor start generates heat and the motor needs to run for a reasonable time to dissipate that heat. Frequent stop/starts will kill a motor over time.
Also a motor running without a load will often run at above full load current which is not good for the motor.
|Thread: Unusual miniature|
I would imagine that there is a differential driving the two tracks with brakes on the drive shafts.
You can see that he doesn't need to 'spin' the steering, just turn it a small amount.
|Thread: Dishwasher detergents|
Haven't tried Aldi but swear by the ones from Lidl
|Thread: LED replacement bulbs|
I've just bought some 106W halogen bulbs from thelightbulb.co.uk , equiv to 150W for a limited sight lady friend of ours.
So, if you look you can still buy proper bulbs.
|Thread: Myford workshop Manual|
A good start would be lathes.co.uk **LINK**
|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.
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