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Member postings for Chris Evans 6

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Thread: Keeping Shop clean
07/06/2020 10:06:47

I tend to have a regular sweep up and odd session with the Henry vacuum. A really good clean down and wash down of bench coverings before engine or gearbox assembly. I do admire the folk who keep their machinery clean, mine tend to get a brush down/wipe over and oil when it is time to empty the chip tray.

Thread: Morrisflex Sander on an Atlas MF Mill ?
06/06/2020 09:59:23

When I served my time as a mould and die toolmaker we had several MorrisFlex machines for polishing the dies. Basicly a motor driving a flexi shaft mounted on wheels, the motor pivoted to allow the shaft to move through an angle.

Thread: Using Counterbores
04/06/2020 21:08:04

Most (all?) of my counterbores are also bigger around the head than I would like. One day if I can be bothered I will spin them down on the cutter grinder. Got to get energy levels back after a recent stroke first though.

Thread: Recommendations for quality brush for synthetic paints
03/06/2020 15:44:15

Another vote for Purdy. I gave up with Hamiltons a few years ago. I did use some "Brittan" brushes that where very good but not seen any for many years.

Thread: Storing & Documenting Your Tooling?
03/06/2020 15:41:17

Taps/Dies/Reamers are all stored in A4 size "Bisley" drawers with a simple hand written label on the drawer. Regularly used cutters are in Ikea wooden drawers with the size range written on. Most other cutters are in a selection of boxes which I sort through to find what I need. I can remember where most stuff is but with several hundred cutters it sometimes takes a search.

Thread: Workshop Gloves
30/05/2020 09:31:43

I wear gloves a lot when working on the cars or old bikes. I never wear them on the lathe or mill and can't subscribe to the theory that they will tear and not do harm.

Thread: Nick from South Derbyshire
29/05/2020 14:40:55

Welcome along Nick, enjoy your new hobby. Nearest bit of South Derbyshire to me is Lullington about 10 miles away.

A beautiful county.

Thread: Hydraulic Motor
26/05/2020 09:00:17

In my working life I used a few hydraulic motors for our applications. All where made by "Danfoss". Worth a Google to see if they are still around ?

Thread: Needle rollers
25/05/2020 21:11:31

Try Simply bearings, they are my go to supplier. If not listed on their web page they may still be able to get them for you.

Thread: Myford MG9 grinder
23/05/2020 22:11:55

I have used a mate's Myford grinder a few times. I will ask him what model it is and if he has any info for you. May be a delay with the copying if he has info due to the covid 19

Thread: Used Lathe Pinnacle PL1340C Gap Bed
23/05/2020 09:19:22

I guess once the lathe arrives it will be a few weeks before installation is completed. Be nice to know it got there safely though.

Thread: Thanks from down under
23/05/2020 08:45:52

Bridgeport is well worth the effort Craig. I must get around to fixing the table feed on mine one day. Some threads on this site re table feed if you do a search.

Thread: Macro rust spots.
21/05/2020 12:06:16

The wire cut EDM process is done with water. Either power flushed or submerged. If the distillation of the water is slightly out or the part left a while after cutting you get the results shown. As far as I am aware only the very early Japanese "Sodik" brand machines used a paraffin type dielectric like a normal solid sink EDM (spark erosion) machine At the end of the day it is down to slight impurities.

Thread: New member from Shropshire
17/05/2020 19:08:25

Welcome along Craig, enjoy the banter and knowledge.

Thread: Just saying hello
15/05/2020 09:19:46

Welcome along Mark.

Thread: Used Lathe Pinnacle PL1340C Gap Bed
15/05/2020 09:17:05

My 3 HP Excel lathe runs from a Transwave static inverter and has done for 8 years. On odd occasions it sounds "Wrong" turning the inverter of for a while and restarting cures it. Talk to Transwave to see if it would run a two speed motor, I have my doubts.

12/05/2020 19:30:05

My Excel lathe is now 20 years old and still in reasonable condition, originally sold as more of an industrial machine than the hobby market lathes. When mine wanted spare parts I had to make a new cross slide and screw/nut as whenever I contacted Excel they never answered any parts query I made. Tread carefully.

12/05/2020 17:59:08

I have an Excel 14" x 40" and it is not the same as the pictured one. (mine is Taiwanese)

General appearance of the pictured lathe tells me to walk away.

Thread: two lathe stops (diy)
09/05/2020 09:26:48

Neat work, I have done something similar.

Thread: New hobby lathe for retired engineer?
05/05/2020 09:04:01

Welcome along Fred, I am a retired toolmaker and motorcycle restorer. (mainly pre-war bikes) I have a 14" x 40" lathe that does everything I ever need with a 40mm bore I can pass most motorcycle related things through the head. Only you know what space and budget you have so good luck with the search. For wheel spindled I always use EN16T never any of the alloys mentioned.

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