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Member postings for Chris Evans 6

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: New (Old) mill R8 problems.
05/07/2020 17:32:08

Plus 1 for getting rid of the pesky location pin.

Thread: Cutting oil ( Suds) resistant paint
04/07/2020 15:22:52
Posted by Andrew Binning on 04/07/2020 09:22:32:

I assume this was an oil based paint intended principally for woodwork?

Yes I still have the tin of "Squirrel Grey" from 7 or 8 years ago. Berger brand oil based, I did not want to throw money and loads of time at the saw but it is proving to last well enough.

Thread: Hello from Lancashire
04/07/2020 15:18:22

Welcome along. A separate mill beats buggering about on the lathe any day. I have made a cross slide for my Taiwanese 14" x40" lathe. A simple polystyrene pattern will do for a one off casting. You then need a mill to machine the slide......

Thread: hardinge 5c collets
04/07/2020 09:23:31

I have some genuine Hardinge collets on my cutter grinder also some South Bend collets that date back to 1942.

I will check these along with some cheap Chinese ones and report back. I have had no fitting issues with any of them in my 5C collet chuck.

Thread: Cutting oil ( Suds) resistant paint
04/07/2020 09:17:40

I repainted my "Donkey Saw" a few years ago with Berger household paint because I had some and it was near enough the grey colour required.

The machine does not get a lot of use but the paint is standing up well to the suds oil.

Thread: Short introduction
02/07/2020 21:40:19

Welcome along Stewart, always useful to have some machinery around with old cars and bikes to work on.

Thread: Eclipse circular magnetic chuck
30/06/2020 09:04:54

I have one somewhere, it gets whatever is in the oilcan when I remember to oil it which is usually when it starts to get stiff.

Thread: Exploding Grinding Wheel
30/06/2020 09:01:25

The toolroom where I served my time had a piece of grinding wheel embedded in a rafter. All apprentices where shown this when they did their stint on the grinding section to highlight the danger. We where all sent on the "Abrasive Wheels" course in around 1971. I still have my wheel mounting safety certificate and memories of the dangers from the pictures shown on the course.

Thread: Hi everyone
29/06/2020 13:04:28

Welcome along Ian, there is a wealth of knowledge available on this site. Starting this hobby you will soon need a mill and bigger shed.

Enjoy the lathe.

Thread: BSA drop down centre stand
28/06/2020 10:03:19

I have only had the later A10 with conventional centre stand and don't recall the earlier A7 stand design.

My present BSA bikes are from 1929 and 1932 so still have the drop down rear wheel stand. Both are missing the correct front wheel stand.

27/06/2020 19:15:23

Given that most old bikes don't cover many miles one made from EN16T should last for many years.

Thread: Shaft Steel Material Selection
26/06/2020 19:05:30

Silver steel(drill rod) may be ok if unhardened but by nature is a brittle steel. If lubrication is good I would try EN16T or EN19T in as supplied state. You should be able to get an equivalent specification steel in Canada.

Thread: Myford MG9 grinder
26/06/2020 07:56:06

Pete, I have not forgotten you. I said I would ask a mate if he had a manual but with covid and me having a stroke just have not got to see him yet. I am recovering well and will ask as soon as I can. Chris.

Thread: Help with lathe operation would be much appeciated.
23/06/2020 16:58:20

If you are close to Lichfield/Burton on Trent I will do it or you can use the lathe.

Thread: Installing lathe cooling pump
17/06/2020 18:23:32

Was that a plasma cutter you used to cut the hole ? I have never seen one working.

Thread: New member in Ireland
17/06/2020 17:20:32

Welcome along David, you are right about the eastern machinery being good value. I have a Taiwanese lathe now 20 years old and still good. Without the imported machines the hobby would not be to popular. Before this lathe I did have a South Bend machine of 1942 war finish supply that still worked OK.

Thread: Concrete Garages, Shelving and Catastrophe
16/06/2020 22:03:08

If you where near me I would let you use my SDS. Maybe a local forum member has one ? Could you drill through and put a metal plate (big washer ) on the outside to spread the load ?

Thread: Hello from Cheltenham
15/06/2020 20:50:58

Welcome along Adrian, enjoy your machinery and the forum.

Thread: Mild Steel Rod in Metric Sizes
14/06/2020 20:44:33

Another case for an approximate location. My local to me in the Midlands steel stockholder carries a good range.

Thread: J&S 540 belt keeps coming off
14/06/2020 10:01:23

With the oil filled head are you using the correct "Felt backed" style of belt ? The latter sealed head uses a yellow looking thinner belt. Try Andmar in Leicestershire for correct information/supply.

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