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Member postings for Chris Evans 6

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Thread: Contacts
19/10/2021 20:42:50

I seem to recall that it is 5 post's.

Thread: Valve seat cutters?
15/10/2021 17:26:58

Andrew, for future reference next time I visit my friends workshop I will try and remember to ask re seat cutter. It is all motorcycle work that he does. I did have a valve refacing machine but gave it away as it was unused for many years.Age and health now mean that I take on very little work.

Thread: Chester 920 cross slide & Backlash
14/10/2021 21:01:24

Google leadscrew and look at the suppliers. I used "Automotion Components" (am I allowed to say that ?) for my 14"x40" lathe. You will need to know pitch required and left or right hand. I bought 1 metre of trapisoidal leadscrew and a bronze nut that could be adapted to suit for around £60 Had enough to make three screws.

Thread: Valve seat cutters?
14/10/2021 13:51:17

Sykes Pickavant must be made with legs. Can't remember who borrowed it but not seen for years. I tend to take my cylinder heads to a mate now, he has diamond coated cutters and it only takas a few seconds per seat.

Thread: J & S 1310
07/10/2021 09:00:42

Plus 1 for trying Andmar. Andmar rebuilt a 1310 for me when I was managing a toolroom but it was maybe 20 or more years ago.

Thread: Hi from the sunny south coast of Dorset
06/10/2021 21:18:19

Hi Jon, welcome to the forum. Any questions ask away, someone will have an answer.

Thread: Under & over reamers?
01/10/2021 08:57:19

Taylor Jones where the go to for non standard reamers when I was working.

Thread: Backlash on Warco GH1230 Carriage
30/09/2021 09:15:46

Slop/backlash on most lathe carriage hand wheels is not unusual. As apprentices we where told to drag our hand on the carriage wheel to stop the lash affecting the finish on final cuts.

Thread: Hello all
23/09/2021 08:08:05

Welcome along Shamus. I to have a lifetime passion with motorcycles and feel your pain in giving them up. Enjoy the forum and your new machinery. Do let us know how you get on and what you make.

Thread: Hello from North Yorkshire
21/09/2021 19:48:41

Welcome along John, as a motorcycle tinkerer I am no help to you with thee models but someone will be along.

Thread: Absolute beginner, just bought a cheap lathe
19/09/2021 20:03:13

I know nothing about your model of lathe but an approximate location my help, there my be a forum member close by.

Thread: Back to Imperial
18/09/2021 09:23:37
Posted by Anthony Knights on 18/09/2021 09:09:47:

My current project is an model American civil war cannon. The drawings came off the internet and are in imperial fractions - an absolute nightmare. I am in the process of converting all the dimensions to millimetres, just to make life easier.

When the metric system was introduced to engineering the first thing we would do is sit and convert the drawing sizes to imperial. Not because we could not think in metric terms but to suit the imperial measuring equipment we had. I am 73 and to this day prefer to use an imperial depth micrometer to a metric one whereas other metric measurement equipment does not bother me and all my machines are metric.

Thread: New Member, Hi From Northern Ireland.
15/09/2021 08:33:14

Welcome along Scott, enjoy the lathe and ask any questions you may have. Where in NI are you ? my Wife is from there and one of my Daughters lived there for a few years.

Thread: Which grade of. bronze
13/09/2021 21:52:58

I use sae 660 for all my bronze needs.

Thread: Hi from Aldridge
12/09/2021 18:43:33

Welcome along John, I take it that is Aldridge in the west midlands ? I am north of Lichfield, not a model engineer but a motorcycle tinkerer.

Thread: Good morning all, new member here.
06/09/2021 09:01:33

Welcome along John, be sure to leave space for the lathe you know you want......

Thread: New Member
03/09/2021 20:22:25

Welcome along Allan, enjoy the knowledge on the forum.

Thread: Intro
30/08/2021 20:48:48

Welcome along to the forum Julian. What interests you and do you have any machinery yet ?

I am not a model maker but do plenty of machining playing around with old motorcycles.

Thread: Motorcycle wheel spindles
30/08/2021 09:11:18

I keep a good stock of EN16T for wheel spindles and especially girder fork spindles. Pre Covid a local steel stockist would let me rummage around in the short bar length rack for the bigger diameters but up to 5/8" I buy the 3 metre length. The last time I bought some 1/2" diameter EN16T the 3 metre length was sub £15. No compromise on safety critical items.

Thread: Hello from the west country
26/08/2021 08:49:53

Welcome along Colin, as stated earlier a vast amount of knowledge on this site. I spent 50 years as a toolmaker and can still learn from folk on here. Do a search on this site re Chipmaster and VFD, my memory tells me it is not straight forward with the original motor but doable.

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