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Member postings for Chris Evans 6

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Thread: Loctite or Draper? Much difference?
11/04/2021 19:44:30

ArcEurotrade list equivalents in small bottles.

Thread: All the gear, no idea
07/04/2021 07:41:55

So sorry to hear of your Father's passing. Can you give a rough location ? County/Nearest City ? Then someone can perhaps advise if there is a local club.

As I go through my 70s and poor health I keep meaning to do a photographic record of my equipment with a description of what it is and a rough value. My Wife and Daughters have no idea other than it's "Dad's Junk" they would be happy just to see it cleared.

Thread: Hi from Cambridgeshire
28/03/2021 11:00:09

Welcome along, have fun setting up the workshop.

Thread: New Member wants to make a purchase from the classified section...
27/03/2021 07:52:55

A moderator will be able to confirm but I believe it is 5 posts.

Thread: New car - or is it a wheeled computer?
26/03/2021 08:58:12

I feel for you. I ran Series Land Rovers for 40 odd years, things don't get more basic. ( always ran an estate car as well for the wife and dogs)

When I retired I could only afford to keep the Land Rover or the vintage bikes and the bikes won the call. The Land Rover was replaced with a Toyota Rav 4. worst car I have ever owned and moved on after 4 months and replaced with a Land Rover Freelander 2, a superb car. I am now looking at something to run alongside the Freelander and went to see the new Land Rover Defender. Nice looking but as a working vehicle it fails to impress, I could not drive anything with a touch screen "Infotainment" panel. So distracting as to be dangerous.

Thread: Anyone done any Nickel or Chrome plating of mild steel parts at home?
25/03/2021 08:33:44

A good few of my motorcycling friends use the DIY kits and have plated things for my bikes.

I believe they are now finding it harder to obtain the battery acid that is used in the process.

Thread: Endmill smear of metal
21/03/2021 21:23:22

Can you fill in a bit of information ?

What machine ? HSS or carbide end mill ?


Thread: Machining a replacement jacobs style chuck key?
19/03/2021 13:55:31

Miss directed energy but a nice project to do. Be wary of the four way keys available cheaply, they are cast and the metal used is soft. I have tried 2 now.

Thread: Advice on Heat Treating
17/03/2021 13:46:20

I doubt if you would ever wear them out if no heat treatment is carried out. O1 is pretty tough.

Thread: Bushing material
08/03/2021 13:35:20

I tend to use the leaded bronze for just about everything without problems (660 ?)

Thread: Chinese End Mill Grinders
06/03/2021 16:33:18

When I was in the mould making toolmaking game a fair bit of our work was automotive including Lucas Rists.

Standards required where very high, some of our fuse box moulds ran to well over 4,000 hours a reflection of standard expected.

Thread: DTI's Its all in the name
06/03/2021 16:22:04

When I was working I bought Mercer 301, maybe had 4 or 5 over 50 years. Just before I retired 7 years ago I bought a Mitutoyo. If it breaks it will be a £16 job that should see my time out.

Thread: Chinese End Mill Grinders
06/03/2021 08:35:14

Imported goods are at the very core of our hobby. How many people would have a workshop lathe/mill if it where not for the imports ?

Pay a little more for the back up from the likes of ARC so that quality can be reasonable. I have a well used Bridgeport but if starting out again would have a Warco/Chester offering on cost and availability.

Thread: Hello from Lincolnshire
04/03/2021 08:47:14

Robert, tell us more about the vintage motorcycles. They are my passion in life.

Thread: Crowning a pulley for a flat belt Question
04/03/2021 08:41:17

Faced with this type of calculation again do it in steps as suggested. The formula is the square root of radius squared minus distance moved (step over) squared. Hope this makes sense.

Thread: Hello from Lincolnshire
03/03/2021 20:01:20

Welcome, I have never had the pleasure of operating a Traction engine but would love to. I am lucky enough to live on a road used by many traction engines during summer months so get to see them go by. Friendly bunch if I call into their home ground at "Klondike Mill" on the A515. Enjoy the forum.

Thread: Hello from Warwick
02/03/2021 08:51:47

Welcome along Andrew from another retired toolmaker. I was in the mould and die trade but would have loved to work in autosport.

Thread: Reaming stainless
28/02/2021 19:16:10

I avoid 304 stainless. 306 is bad enough for me. But for hobby use I get to choose which you cant do if an industry specification.

Thread: Ali-Bronze
27/02/2021 19:32:04

I was tapping 1/4" x 26 tpi for grease nipples. Ended up grinding up the tap flutes to make the tap really sharp. This stopped the tap binding on withdrawal. A 5/8" reamer that had previously cut a bit oversize left a tight hole and bound up on withdrawal enough to release the Morse taper.

Thread: Cutting Oil Fumes
27/02/2021 09:08:49

As a young toolmaker I spent years operating a "Keller" copy milling machine. The cutting oil used was a mixture of Lard Oil and Paraffin. (lard oil is tallow based)

I survived but given that any fumes or dust are an irritant I try to avoid them.

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