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|Thread: 1/2" x22tpi tap?|
I work on Bugatti's and they use M7, M9, M11, M15 etc!
|Thread: Steel identification|
Most scrap yards use these now, especially on stainless steel and ali-bronze.
There is a lot of difference. I have seen steering arms made from en8 snap like carrots! I always use en16t or 24t and so far none have ever broke.
I always mark offcuts with number stamps so I don't use the wrong steel for the wrong job.
You would need to do a lot of cutting to get your money back!
|Thread: Aluminium Firebox|
Molten aluminium and water is highly explosive!
|Thread: What thinner for Enamel paint.|
|Thread: Boiler material|
It depends what temperature you will running at. There must be a formula for calculating heat versus strength of steel. The higher the temperature the weaker the steel becomes. The comes a point where you get a sudden catastrophic failure, that's why steel beams in buildings have to be incased in plasterboard.
|Thread: If starting again, what would you buy with a budget of £5k?|
Not a lot! Might get some of the big stuff, lathe and mill not much else. A couple of years ago I did a rough calculation of the value of my tools and stopped when I got to £50K. Some of my Stahlwille spanners are over £30 each! A Hoffman dividing head second hand will set you back £500+
|Thread: How do you make a lifting eye|
It would be too hard to make a die and hammer them out as they are quite small.
They are normally drop forged,
|Thread: EN1a vs EN3 steel|
EN3 is a weldable mild steel. EN1A contains lead to give better finish but is crap to weld.
|Thread: Myford Lathe on Ebay|
This looks like a bargain for someone. Lathe
|Thread: 3/16 bsw screws|
|Thread: Slitting saw speeds|
Start off slow and increase speed until it cuts without building up any heat.
|Thread: Clarkson Tool & Cutter Grinder Fixture|
Does anyone have drawings to make a universal head for a Clarkson tool & cutter grinder?
|Thread: Hello, Alexander master toolmaker|
Mine is model number 1489. & PGIE 20degree PA
I have one too. I was told that the designer was a jew who fled Germany with the design during the war. I have a vertical and the over arm for horizontal milling and it can shift a lot of material in this mode. I also have a slotting head from a another copy of the Deckel. I am looking for a tilting table and a dividing head. I did manage to buy a complete set of fed gears from a chap in Rugely who made them in batches.
|Thread: Another newbie question!|
You could use the steady to support the end of the bar.
|Thread: How many threads please?|
The ideal is 1 1/2 times diameter
|Thread: Copper Round Head Rivets|
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