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Member postings for Chris Evans 6

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Thread: The bomb in the workshop
24/01/2021 13:45:01

Reading this lot has convinced me to replace my 20 year old compressor, I am very lax at draining down but when I was at work I drained daily. Home discipline has wained.

24/01/2021 09:51:47

I have a cheap compressor that cost around £50 about 20 years ago. I will put my hand up and admit to not draining it daily, more like monthly when I think about it. Time I thought about a replacement to ensure safety. Like a lot of tools when you reach age 70 plus, the how long will I be using it for question comes up.

Thread: Flooding
23/01/2021 10:04:28

Mans interference tends to be a major problem. The river Trent runs through my village and floods where the river was straightened out. Fortunately far enough away from me.

Thread: Benchtop lathe with power cross feed, looking to buy
18/01/2021 10:06:34

Just a personal view but I always wonder about the attraction of power cross feed. Most of what I do is sub 70mm diameter, only if I am skimming a car flywheel do I use the power cross feed.

Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
17/01/2021 20:31:16

I ran an R50S BMW with the Earls style forks. Smooth and reliable bike but I just did not gel with it. I went back to my preferred Norton's and bought an SS650, I still judge handling by the Norton standard.

Thread: The cheapest way to make a tailstock Dro
17/01/2021 10:38:59

Great work. I put one of those Aldi callipers on my 14x40 lathe around three years ago. I did drill and tap the tailstock for my installation. Best £8 ever spent on the lathe, only just changed the battery for the second time.

Thread: Stainless ID
15/01/2021 19:23:01

If it machines easily it may be 303 grade. 304 can be a bitch to machine and 316 is easier but not to drill and tap. 303 wins for me every time for the cosmetic stuff.

Thread: Schraeder valve threads
13/01/2021 14:14:04

All the sizes are on the net. I get away with 5/16" x 32 tpi for the bigger ones when making motorcycle retaining nuts. The bespoke taps and dies are pricey for the odd nut.

Thread: 3 HP Frisco Standard Stationary Single 4-Stroke IC Engine
11/01/2021 09:23:46

That is a great start, will you be making patterns for the castings ?

Thread: Hello from Yorkshire
07/01/2021 09:23:21

Welcome long Steve, the advice to buy a bit more than needed is sound for building up a stock. You also have some handy for when you produce scrap and have to start again.

Thread: Metric to imperial
05/01/2021 22:26:50

Your starting clue 10 = 0.25

Thread: trapezoidal rod + leadscrews
04/01/2021 10:39:43

I concur, some years ago I bought a 1 metre length of leadscrew and two bronze nuts for around £65/£70 (memory ?) I had enough to replace the cross slide screw on my lathe plus make up a spare screw and nut. I still have the spare and a bit of the unused leadscrew.

Thread: Tacho problem
04/01/2021 10:33:55

I have no knowledge to help you but welcome along to the forum. Someone will sure to have an answer for you soon.

Thread: New member from Essex
01/01/2021 19:20:53

Welcome along to the forum. Any ideas re what you would like to make ?

Thread: GHT Rear Toolpost 8deg milling cutter
31/12/2020 21:51:08

When I made my holder some years ago I seem to recall 7 degrees as a requirement. I used a 14 degree inclusive angle dovetail cutter from my woodworking router set. High spindle speed and very light cuts worked. Difference of 1 degree to your 8 degree requirement may not be noticed over the depth of the slot if you use 14 degree inclusive ?

Thread: TIG is harder than it looks
31/12/2020 10:44:56

Once Covid is under control I will have a search for the Hinkley training facility. I am only about 25/30 miles away and would love to improve.

30/12/2020 19:02:41

I learnt to gas weld 50+ years ago and got to a stage where I was happy enough with the results. I have had a dabble at TIG and find it difficult.

Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
29/12/2020 19:01:52

Big miles on Japanese bikes are not unusual, my Yamaha Diversion owned for 25+ years has 132,000 miles on it. It broke a starter gear at 12,000 miles which meant engine out and split the crankcases. All back together with silicone sealant as I could not afford a gasket set and not touched since. I commuted 200 miles a week plus a 90 mile round trip at the weekend to visit my Mother. I have never had an unreliable bike including all the old British stuff before the Yamaha, all were good.

Thread: greetings
29/12/2020 09:45:24

Welcome along, if you can post a picture of a typical part you would like to make. I am curious having never been the slightest bit musical.

Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
28/12/2020 20:14:58
Posted by Peter Jones 20 on 28/12/2020 07:45:53:

I had a Sprite but with a Sachs engine and a Bing carb. Impossible to start when it got too cold (snow on the ground cold)

Don't remember much about it though as I sold it couple of months after getting hold of it, was more into four stroke bikes and had several Royal Enfield 250's and saw some pictures of Enfield 250 trials ( was it Mick Andrews?)

Friend had a Suzuki RL250, sold Bultaco to get it LOL

Biggest problem with my Sprite trials iron was the riders incompetence. For me I felt the steering head angle was a little to steep, great for a good rider on the tight nadgery stuff but a tendency to "Tuck under" for the less skilled.

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