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.
I have been away on holiday so have missed all the posts over the last week. Andrew I respect your decision and will miss your input. I to use large machinery for my motorcycle work and being a retired toolmaker have some knowledge to pass on. Your leaving will be the forum's loss.
|Thread: Different ways of boring a hole|
|Thread: My new lathe a Warco 918|
Ron, do not worry about the age of your machine. I have an Excel branded 14"x40" lathe made in Taiwan in 1996.
Second hand when I bought it and has done a lot of work over the last 8 years in my ownership. No accuracy problems but I did have to make a new cross slide, partly due to wear mainly due to abuse by former owner. I wanted to beef it up and add tee slots so a worthwhile mod.
|Thread: Forging brass; how easy would it be?|
Andrew, I have looked at my stock and have nothing over 2" for you. The 2" piece I found is about 3 1/2" long and has still got the price on in felt pen. £3 I usually pick up useful bits and bobs from the bike shows. Chris.
Life's to short and the gas will cost near as much as an offcut. I would just buy a piece. I often see small offcuts at the motorcycle autojumbles and shows, I will check my stock I may even have a piece, where are you ?
|Thread: Hello from Belgium|
Welcome along Julian, there is a diverse range of interests and knowledge on here.
|Thread: Lack of Quill on Milling Machine|
Plus 1 for David George's comment. "Get a Bridgeport" if you have the room and budget. From a Bridgeport user.....
I have used a variety of mills over the years and always found ones without a quill a PITA.
|Thread: In need of a steel ring 132mm dia|
I would look at laser or flame cutting a blank. Where are you ? plenty of places here in the Midlands at good prices.
Ah the widget. I worked at a toolmaking company in the 70s and worked on the mould for them. They didn't catch on straight away. I seem to recall we had to core out a hole of 0.013" diameter to allow the air into (or out of ?) the widget to make them work.
|Thread: Sieg g1 power hacksaw|
I have an old "Donkey" saw, most likely pre war. I just use bits of 1" or 1 1/2" bright mild to pack the job out to even up the blade wear.
|Thread: What do you use your lathe for?|
As Colin above, I use my lathe for making motorcycle parts and tooling. I also help a mate out when he is repairing ground keeping equipment for the local football club. Seem to do more bits for other peoples bikes than my own, with a lathe and Bridgeport mill you get a lot of friends.
|Thread: New member|
Welcome along Kelly, I once worked on a mould tool for a plastic recorder. About 5 attempts to get the core for the inner hole to give the correct sound. Good luck with the flutes.
|Thread: Spotted in Pewsey|
I go into museums and see the sort of machinery I served my apprenticeship on.
|Thread: What to do,what to do.|
I would put the money towards a 5C chuck and collets. 80% of my work is in collets.
|Thread: Help making Radius Turner|
British Standard Brass is 55 degree flank angle so will work well with your tap. I made a radius attachment loosely based on a design by the late Steve Bedair. I think plans are still on the web, works well and gets a lot of use. I would not get to hung up about having the correct size thread to any plans. Common sense and use what you have is my approach, if concerned about things loosening use a dab of threadlock.
John, you will be pleased with Waze, sometimes it even gives alerts for potholes and speed cameras. As I said before it is better the the built in car job.
|Thread: Mill spindle speed|
Even with small carbide cutters I only use 2000/2500 RPM lets face it we have the time for the lighter cuts when at home and the mechanical sympathy to the machine wins.
Download Waze to your phone. A free app that I find better than my car built in sat nav. It will play through Bluetooth if required, I just use the headphones when on the bike. I tend to only rely on sat nav for the last few miles if in the UK I know my way around well enough.
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