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: Keeping Shop clean|
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 ?|
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|
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|
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?|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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.|
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|
Welcome along Craig, enjoy the banter and knowledge.
|Thread: Just saying hello|
Welcome along Mark.
|Thread: Used Lathe Pinnacle PL1340C Gap Bed|
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.
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.
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)|
Neat work, I have done something similar.
|Thread: New hobby lathe for retired engineer?|
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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