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Member postings for Brian H

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Thread: New to forum
18/01/2020 17:43:31

Hello Neil and welcome. I started out with a Myford 'M' and very good it was too, apart from the 'backwards' saddle travel.

I soon got used to it but it was a devil to adjust to a 'normal' lathe when I upgraded to a Mitchell 6 1/2"


Thread: New from Essex
17/01/2020 13:59:03

Welcome Mick, I can well appreciate how frustrating it would be if you had access to machinery and now you don't!

All the best with finding your ideal lathe and remember, this is the best place to ask for advice and request help with any particular problem.


Thread: Chinese DRO opinions
15/01/2020 17:40:18

My mill DRO was supplied by M-DRO and looking at the items it is clear that it is a Chinese made item, so it must have been sent from China!


Thread: New to Forum
15/01/2020 08:07:37

Welcome to the forum Glyn, it sounds like you are VERY busy with all those projects, I'm struggling with just one!


Thread: Hello from Luxembourg (with a Russian flavor)
14/01/2020 22:18:42

Welcome Gene to this wonderful site. If you have any questions you have but to ask, and remember, there are no silly questions, just occasionally, silly answers ( but of course, not on this site)

Brian (from England).

Thread: Hello from North Hampshire!
13/01/2020 15:08:01

Welcome Nat, if you have ANY questions just ask.


Thread: Hi from Sleaford
11/01/2020 11:41:16

Welcome Martin, I'm not a million miles away at Mansfield, Notts. What sort of thing are you into with your workshop?


Thread: Rivets
08/01/2020 18:04:51

Hello Derek, rivets are ordered by shank diameter, length and head type i.e roundhead (or snap), countersunk, flat etc. and of course, material..


Thread: New legislation that could affect us all.
08/01/2020 10:08:15

Neil, it's not April 1st.


Thread: Hello from Norfolk
08/01/2020 08:45:32

David, John Hainings book "Model Traction Engine Construction " explains the function of controls on a model and also includes a section on raising steam and driving so may be useful.

Regards, Brian

07/01/2020 15:24:11

Hello again David, I've sent you a PM (private message).

If you look at the green banner at the top of the page, you will see that one of the tabs is marked 'Inbox'.

Regards, Brian

07/01/2020 07:19:04

Welcome to the forum David. If you have any questions you know where to come.


Thread: lathe cutting fluid.
05/01/2020 14:45:58

A couple of years ago on this excellent site, someone recomended Castrol Hysol Excel and I tried it because there was a supplier who would supply 1 litre.

It is recomended at 4-6% for machining and 8-10% for tapping. I use it at 20% with deionised water just to be sure and have had no problems.


Thread: Alexander master toolmaker
03/01/2020 17:54:02

Sorry they didn't work David. No need to return them, just add them to your spare fasteners box. Please let us know how a bespoke one works out.


02/01/2020 16:18:19

David, I put some pins in the post for you this morning (02-01-2020).


Thread: Hello from West Yorkshire
01/01/2020 08:13:42

Welcome Steven. What are you hoping to do with your lathe?

Any questions, you know where to come.


Thread: Alexander master toolmaker
31/12/2019 14:20:13

David, I can let you have 2 or 3 pins at 3,94 at the large end by 32,46 long if they are any use. If so just PM me with your address.


Or, a search on Ebay has possibilities


Edited By Brian H on 31/12/2019 14:28:03

Thread: Opening a Port
31/12/2019 08:30:31

There are several questions here;

Why do you want to enlarge the ports? unless you are building a 750 racing engine.

How much metal do you want to remove?

Why mess with prewar components? surly the idea of owning a prewar car is to keep it as original as possible.


Thread: 0-1 Micrometers
29/12/2019 19:46:45

I don't very often use a micrometer these days, preferring the digital six inch rule otherwise known as a digital caliper but I was doing a job that required that little bit more accuracy and so went in one of my measuring instrument drawers for a 0 to 1 mic.

I realised that I have 4 very different ones to choose from and wondered if others might be interested.

The picture shows, at the top, my first mic, a normal sized but elderly Brown & Sharpe.

Below that is my first mic, another Brown & Sharpe but much bigger and heavier.

Next is a quite modern TESA which is the one I normally use and finally, a GKN Shardlow digital but it's a mechanical digital and not an electronic one.


0-1 Mics

Thread: Alexander master toolmaker
28/12/2019 16:52:28

Well done David, I'm glad that your perseverance has finally paid off.


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