Here is a list of all the postings Chris Evans 6 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Sourcing materials|
Your approximate location/county would help. I use a steel stockholder about 12 miles from me, very useful.
|Thread: What Material for a rear tool post|
I used an offcut from a flame cutting place, just mild steel and free. It was a pieces on the floor that I spotted when going in to order a piece.
|Thread: JB cutting tools .com|
They where at Stafford classic bike show over the weekend and from Jason's post at the Midlands show as well. Sounds like they have been a bit stretched for time.
|Thread: Deburing holes|
Centre drills with a 118 degree profile are available and the shallower profile may help. Work with a three square (triangle) scraper by hand is slow but can give a good result.
|Thread: Turning a tapered carburator needle|
I have made several slides plus other bits for pre war Amal motorcycle carburettors but never attempted a needle.
Just how you will support the needle when turning is a problem. I think that I would set up in a 5C collet and do it in steps turn around 5/8" length at a time then bring it out some more for the next 5/8"and try to blend it in Good luck, please let us know how you get on. Do you have access to a shadograph ? If you do then you have a chance of checking them and local polishing to get two the same...….
|Thread: EN1A alternative|
AJW where are you located ? my local steel stockholder lets me look in the offcut/short length rack. Prices are more than reasonable if paying cash.
|Thread: Depth Guage|
I have several depth micrometers and over the last 50 years have only once bought a replacement rod. This was for a Starrett make, the price bears no relation to what you get. I suggest you will be better off buying a new depth mic. Look out for offers with the likes of MSC.
|Thread: Hello and Bridgeport Mill advice needed|
When I first got my Bridgeport mill it was a bit dry on the ways. For the first couple of fills in the oil pump tank I used ISO32 oil instead of ISO 68. This seemed to get things going again.
|Thread: New here|
Welcome along Robert,
|Thread: Parting off - again, sorry|
I use the same parting blade from ARC with a 2mm tip. Rear mounted I can part 40/50mm EN1A (leaded) at 1100 RPM and 0.05mm per rev feed with flood coolant. Feed by hand if not using flood and still dab plenty lube on with a brush. I tend to mix a little machine oil in with the soluble coolant when brushing on.
|Thread: Sustainability of under powered VFD on Initial motor starting|
My Bridgeport mill has run happily from a cheap £90 Chinese VFD for five or six years. Prior to this I tried running it from a Transwave static inverter but the mill would only run for a few minutes before tripping a contactor. The 3HP lathe still runs from the static inverter but start up is vicious and sudden with no soft start. One day I will drag the lathe from by the wall remove the motor get someone to find the star point and wire it for 240V through a VFD. Doubt I will spend more than a couple of hundred pounds so maybe I should move the job up the roundtuit list.
|Thread: New Mill - Starter Tooling|
R8 collets on offer with MSC this month at very cheap prices. Enjoy the new mill.
Edited By Chris Evans 6 on 06/10/2018 09:26:15
|Thread: Road Run Length vs Size|
At various times of the year I get full size engines passing my house. If I hear them in time I will go and watch them pass and maybe take a picture. Living on a main road we have a "pinch point" outside the house to slow the traffic, one day I nearly collided with a motorcycle on the pavement when exiting my drive The rider was to impatient to wait for a steam engine to pass through the narrowed road.
Things may be different for you by the time the engine is built we may have considerate drivers ?
|Thread: F J Edwards Folder|
What a lovely bit of kit,a good addition to any workshop. Countersunk screws sometimes yield with a good few blows with say a 1/2" diameter bar faced off square and a lump hammer to shock them followed by a centre punch to drift them round. Good luck.
|Thread: Steel for machining|
Make a simple pattern from polystyrene which will be burnt out of the sand box. This is how I made my new lathe cross slide. Speak to Nigel at Coventry Castings.
Welcome along, a friend in the Derby area has recently sold a Grayson lathe. Was it to you ? He always maintained that the Grayson was better made than a Myford. I have never operated either so can not comment. Enjoy the lathe/hobby.
|Thread: How much do Colchester spares cost ?|
Yup sounds as expected. Genuine Bridgeport mill parts are not far behind 600 group prices but availability is good.
I have a Taiwan built lathe about 20 years old, a similar model still sold but the distributor does not want to know about supplying parts. Fortunately I have been able to make the odd part I have needed, the last item being a cross slide.
|Thread: YAN (Yet Another Newbie)|
Welcome along Ian.
|Thread: Confused abut the oil?|
I ran a Colchester Triumph 2000 when at work, same sort of lathe just a bit bigger. It was happy with ISO 32 in the headstock and ISO 68 for slideways. Leaked like buggery so always had fresh oil.
|Thread: Pete Bucks|
Welcome Pete, enjoy the lathe whatever you end up with.
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