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Member postings for Chris Evans 6

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Thread: Hello to exisiting forum members
23/09/2020 12:38:46

Welcome along Peter, I am no model maker but a motorcycle tinkerer. The 1920s/1930s stuff appeals to me. What sort of thing do you prototype ?

Thread: Hi
19/09/2020 10:16:56

Welcome along. Mill choice is mostly about space and budget available rather than what you really desire. I have a Bridgeport that will do all I need but most jobs could be done on something else if required.

Thread: Which lathe
19/09/2020 10:13:18

Think about the spindle bore size if you are a motorcycle tinkerer like me. My bikes are pre war girder fork jobs but at times I do other folks stuff and need to put front fork stanchions in the lathe. Most are 35mm and upwards. Enjoy whichever lathe you choose and let us know how you get on. Chris.

18/09/2020 08:58:17

Welcome along to the forum Paul. Before jumping in for your lathe purchase have you got a firm idea of what you will want to make on it ? I am not a model maker, old motorcycles are my interest so my priorities differ. I think your decision to go for a new lathe is sound, Myford lathes are very capable but a lot of old worn out ones now given the possible age of some of them.

Thread: Hello - Help Needed with Bridgeport Wiring
17/09/2020 19:31:50

I do have a manual for my Bridgeport. What year is your machine ? ( the serial number contains the date code)

Lots of wiring changes over the years.

Thread: Taking Leave
17/09/2020 14:35:10

I look forward to your posts and depth of knowledge should you return. Your contributions have always been useful. Chris.

Thread: close account
17/09/2020 08:21:13

Not sure why the question is being asked. If you want to leave the forum just stop posting and fade away.

Thread: Hello
15/09/2020 08:32:12

Welcome along Richard, a lot of knowledge is shared on this forum.

12/09/2020 09:00:59

Depending where you are based Rotagrip in Birmingham used to offer the strip down service. Worth a call to see if still available ?

Thread: Transwave converter
08/09/2020 21:26:18

I've run a Transwave static inverter for about 8 years now. It powers my 3hp lathe ok but would not run the 2hp Bridgeport mill for more than a few minutes. Never did sort out why and fitted a VFD to the mill.

With the lathe running I turned the setting knob to show around 400 volts on the meter and have not touched it since. On odd occasions the motor will sound "Wrong" powering down and back on again restores normal service. Only downside I can think of with the inverter is no soft start. Every now and again the lathe starts with a bit of a sudden clonk, does not seem to have done any harm though.

Thread: Hi All
04/09/2020 14:58:04

Welcome along Terence, you have the excitement of waiting for the lathe and planning the workshop installation. What have you in mind to make ?

Thread: Dead blow mallet
03/09/2020 09:26:17

For gentle seating in the vice or tapping things true I use a Thor copper/hide Size "A" mallet. This is the smallest one, works well and they last for years. There should be no need to really clobber things on a machine. My number three and four copper/hide mallets are reserved for belting old Land Rover and farm equipment apart.

Thread: UK availability of 1/8" Dia shank End mill/Slot drills
01/09/2020 22:10:37

Have you asked MSC ? as an American company they do tend to list a lot of imperial stuff. They may have to order in as most of the UK has gone metric.

Thread: Apex taps
01/09/2020 14:27:17

For most tapping I do especially for small sizes I drill at least 0.1mm oversize. Usually 0.2mm and mostly tap on the mill with a guide to keep vertical. Rocol or similar RTD and a squirt of tapping fluid as well. I haven't broken a tap in the last 15 or 20 years. Edit, all my taps are HSS.

Edited By Chris Evans 6 on 01/09/2020 14:28:22

Thread: Mystery post
31/08/2020 09:03:19

Plus 1 for a day at Crich. The box on a post stirs memories of the bus or tram inspectors at a local terminus opening the box. Maybe it just held a clock to keep on schedule ?

Thread: Hello to the forum
29/08/2020 09:14:06

Welcome along Jon from a fellow motorcycle tinkerer. Mainly pre-war stuff for me. Where in the world are you ? Lots of help with any queries on the forum. Enjoy.

Thread: Hello from Cornwall
24/08/2020 07:51:34

Welcome to the forum Matt, the LeBlond is a nice machine to own. Enjoy the learning and ask away for any answers, someone on here will know.

Thread: Laptop power supplies
24/08/2020 07:46:05

I have recently bought a new charger for a Lenovo laptop. £18 off the bay, needed when the new puppy chewed the old lead. Be sure to check power outputs and jack plug sizes as they differ between models.

Thread: Hi, new member
20/08/2020 09:21:45

Welcome along Glenn from an old Rocker who still plays at restoring motorcycles. Enjoy the lathe when you get one, have you considered the through spindle bore size for parts you intend to turn ? Some of the smaller lathes are a bit restricted. Chris.

Thread: Hello
18/08/2020 09:09:22

Welcome along Paul from an adopted Brummie. (Born in Bewdley) Spent most of my working life working with Black Country lads. Enjoy the forum.

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