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Member postings for Chris Evans 6

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Thread: Buying metal - caveat emptor.
20/01/2020 08:47:48

I tend to buy most of my steel by the bar length. Usually 3 metres long, this is cheaper and I like having a good stock.

As standard practise I cut the first 2"/50mm off the end and throw it in the scrap box.

Thread: Big HELLO from Dublin.
19/01/2020 22:34:56

Welcome along Dave, what sort of things interest you ?

19/01/2020 19:21:49

I have a Brierley supplied cutter grinder (American made "Cuttermaster" I have seen You Tube operating instructions / Demonstrations for my machine. Worth a search for the drill grinder ?

Thread: Laser Cutting Aluminium.
18/01/2020 10:27:49

Chris 123 your location/county added to your profile is a great help for folk suggesting places to get work done.

Here in the Midlands we have a good choice.

Thread: Lathes as bling!
17/01/2020 19:15:24

RMA Plus one for Excel Taiwanese lathes. Mine is from the 80s and still good.

Thread: Bridgeport & Transwave - Help Please
14/01/2020 12:59:32

Clive, your comment re dirty contactors is valid as it is a route I went down with some improvement in running time before tripping out. When the improvement was real I replaced the contactors but did not gain improved running time. My cable from house to inverter is on a 32 amp supply and in 6mm (cooker/hob) size cable. Lathe runs well but seems to occasionally have a vicious start. The 3HP lathe is Taiwanese and no clutch just a microswitch. My VFD on the Bridgeport has now seen over six years service on a machine that runs a few hours a week.

14/01/2020 09:11:51

If my experience with a Transwave static and a Varidrive Bridgeport motor is usual it may never work.

My machine would run for a few minutes then a contact would trip. I had good support from Transwave and a visit to my workshop to fix the issue. Sadly even after that the machine would not run for long and I bought a Huan Yang VFD from China for around £90. With this installed I have no problems. The Transwave does run my 3HP lathe without issues.

Thread: The cultural status of engineers in the UK
10/01/2020 07:43:24

I spent my 50 year working life as a Toolmaker (Mould and Die) 22 of those years managing a company with 35 toolmakers. If I was in Italy or Germany I would be referred to as "Ing" and have some status for my skills. Here in the UK it is very much a blue collar/manual trade sneered at by many.

Thread: Old Brown & Sharpe dividing head
09/01/2020 18:06:32

Nice piece of kit you have there. Does it have the usual 40 turns per rev ? This gives one turn 9 degrees.

Thread: Drilling hardened steel
08/01/2020 13:10:18

Is it worth the effort ? There are spares out there at most autojumbles and some new ones from the magneto specialists Try Tony Cooper in Halesowen Birmingham.

Thread: lathe cutting fluid.
05/01/2020 14:25:00

During my apprenticeship I ran a "Keller" copy milling machine, the cutting oil was made up of Lard Oil and parrafin.

No rust issues but very unsociable smell.

Thread: Can anyone identify this power hacksaw
04/01/2020 08:13:38

My "Excalibur" (Spelling ?) machine has or did have a similar drive belt set up. Now converted to Vee belts. The saw Arm on mine is very different which may indicate either a totally different machine or a latter model.

Thread: Hello from West Yorkshire
01/01/2020 09:04:33

Welcome along Steven, any questions and someone on here will have an answer.

Thread: 0-1 Micrometers
29/12/2019 20:04:04

I have around 4 or 5 if I include the 0 to .5 Just bought a new 0 to 1 because the older ones, some I have had for 55 + years are getting harder to read. Until I got the new one my go to was a Mitutoyo I bought around 1970. Maybe when they where first imported ? All the old hands told me I was wasting money because it would not last.

Thread: Have you got one?
27/12/2019 20:39:08

Yes I have one, they are from the days when wallpaper came with a "Safe Edge" to be trimmed off before use.

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
27/12/2019 17:06:55

Spent a few hours today cleaning and sweeping, followed by oiling the machines and adjusting gibs.

Retired to the house to place an order for a lot of workshop consumables. Start making swarf again tomorrow.

Thread: Hello from Somerset
24/12/2019 21:14:55

Welcome along Johnathan,

What lurks in your workshop ?

Thread: Hello from Dave Morris
24/12/2019 08:39:08

Welcome along Dave, from another petrol head. Mainly old pre war bikes for me now, room and money put the cars beyond reach when I retired they had to go.

Thread: Slip gauges
14/12/2019 08:53:56

I spent 50 years in engineering and most "shop floor" sets where "workshop" grade. Only the very high end toolrooms I worked in had Inspection grade slips.

Thread: Foundries
12/12/2019 08:51:09

I will look at Manor as they are not to far from me should the need arrive. I spent my last 13 years before retiring working for a pressure die foundry who also did some gravity work Sadly they only do the pressure die work now.

I would not contemplate back yard casting if a hint of quality is required, I have seen what is involved with getting good castings from known materiel.

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