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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: HSS or CS taps and dies
20/05/2019 16:22:05

Always HSS for me, I once bought a set of carbon taps from RDG 5/8 x 26tpi. I only had one hole to do in 303 stainless but the taps could not manage it and I had to go HSS.

Thread: oil for lubricating lathe
19/05/2019 10:50:45

I run ISO 32 hydraulic oil in the headstock and ISO 68 for the ways and all other oiling points. It does not seem to be critical, just keep the machine clean from swarf and oil regularly. Lack of oil kills machinery.

Thread: Hello - Vintage Drummond Lathe user
17/05/2019 17:04:24

Welcome along Chris, nice car. I am also a petrol head but nowadays stick to vintage bikes.

Thread: Long time reader, newly joined
16/05/2019 09:10:33

Welcome along DC, a wealth of knowledge available on here. As David suggests a rough location/county is good to know.

Thread: North West 200 coverage
14/05/2019 08:18:37

Well I knew exactly what it refered to and many of us on this site are bike enthusiasts.

13/05/2019 19:57:40

Thanks for the heads up JimmieS. I watched the Cookstown 100 last week, got to miss the North West this year. My wife is going "Home" to NI next week.

Thread: Honing motor cycle small ends
10/05/2019 21:45:06

I have done little ends with an adjustable reamer for the last 50 years, still doing my pre war stuff in the same way.

Thread: NME&MEX Doncaster
10/05/2019 21:39:16

Just think how much more the likes of Warco/Arc/Amadeal etc would have to charge for the machines if they went to a few exhibitions. It costs big money to haul the stuff around and pay for space plus staff. They all seem to have open days and anyone serious about buying should make the journey.

Thread: Loctite minefield
09/05/2019 21:50:18

I have a Loctite catalogue giving all grades/uses. A good reference is ARC Eurotrade's catalogue which gives their brand alternative.

Thread: Turning Cast Iron question - Health & Cleaning Up
06/05/2019 20:00:33

Biggest problem I have with cast iron or any ferrous metal is the fine bits falling from clothing into the toilet. These seem to settle and rust/stain the limescale in the pan. No amount of brushing or bleaches seem to have any effect.

Any known remedy ?

Thread: Setting Milling-machine Vice
05/05/2019 09:06:25

I am with you Richard-, just nip one bolt and true up in less than a minute. No other junk to put away afterwards.

Thread: Schaublin
04/05/2019 09:06:02

Not sure re correct pronunciation but I did use a couple of the mills when working at one place. After 50 years and many different machines I realise it was a privilege. Got to be the finest mill I ever used.

Thread: Just joined
03/05/2019 16:32:02

Welcome along Ian. I am sure someone will be along to help re the 1ES.

Thread: Irish Road Racing season on TV
02/05/2019 09:09:50

I will miss the North West 200 this year but hope to be at Armoy and the Ulster, Greatest racing in the world for me.

Thread: Workbench
02/05/2019 09:04:19

I concur re the 258kg. I always multiply to get cubic inches then multiply by 0.28 then divide answer by 2.2 Whichever way you do it that is a heavy old lump.

Thread: Small Tension Spring Suppliers
28/04/2019 19:25:20

Old petrol lawnmowers at the local tip are a useful thing. Usually a few on the carburettor.

Thread: Hi from Derbyshire
24/04/2019 16:32:51

Welcome along Andy, a wealth of useful people on here. Enjoy the forum.

Thread: Tap and die question
23/04/2019 08:26:16

Have a look for ebay seller "Wespen" trades as Spain off road. I buy all my CEI cycle taps from them in HSS. good service and quality products at sensible prices. Just put tap size into ebay under business/office/industrial heading and they should come up.

Thread: Milling Machine advise
22/04/2019 22:41:52

I have a Bridgeport and it does all I need. I have in the past used an "XYZ" Bridgeport clone and never had any issues with it.

Thread: Know of a good lathe bed grinding firm?
16/04/2019 09:35:16
Posted by Steve King 5 on 16/04/2019 08:25:38:

For no other reason than curiosity what does a lathe bed re grind cost?

To many variations on bed design for a close answer to that question.

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