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Member postings for Chris Evans 6

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: Yet another 'which mill shall I buy'
08/11/2019 17:00:22

My Bridgeport does all I need. There are some about with the 36" table, don't come up for sale very often but desirable for those with limited space.

Thread: Reaming - depth of cut
05/11/2019 08:21:19

If using a brand new reamer do as said above and try in some scrap. New reamers tend to cut big on the first pass or two.

Thread: Metal supplies
03/11/2019 18:47:15

Nick, where in the world are you ? Here in the Midlands we have many stockholders willing to sell small quantities for cash. I do buy small amounts and also complete bar lengths at more than reasonable cost.

Thread: Hello
30/10/2019 08:38:46

Welcome along Marcus, enjoy the forum.

Thread: Uhrenindustriemuseum Villingen, Germany.
24/10/2019 09:08:09

Kienzel went on to make Vehicle Tacographs now owned by Continental.

Thread: John Stevenson
24/10/2019 09:02:46

John was in my thoughts last week when I drove to Long Eaton.

Thread: Hello from the Netherlands
24/10/2019 09:00:12

Welcome along Jurrian from another |Bridgeport user.

Thread: Problems with "The Home Shop Machinist" website?
18/10/2019 15:06:51

I am getting the same as you Old Mart. Also using edge.

Thread: Need Carbide Mill Cutters honed?
18/10/2019 13:56:42

I may be able to help in a few weeks time, I only took delivery of a cutter grinder this week and have to install it and practice on a few cutters.

Thread: Cheap ER collet advice please
15/10/2019 08:45:27

Plus 1 for ARC and Chronos. A £ more on 6 or 8 collets is forgotten in short time. I use 5C collets on my lathe and have never bought one that was not up to scratch.

Thread: Morning from the Midlands
12/10/2019 14:54:12

Richard, which bit of the Midlands are you in ? May be useful to know if you are searching for something one day. Chris.

11/10/2019 20:38:12

Welcome along Richard from another Midlander.

Thread: Cheap Lathes in Hertfordshire
10/10/2019 19:34:31

Re the lathes and to bump the thread back up. The sellers details/contact are


08/10/2019 14:06:00

I've looked on Tony's site it is not the same lathe. I have e-mailed Tony to this effect.

08/10/2019 13:51:49

Bazyle , thanks for the reply. I will have to try and get the pictures from the other forum but being a computer dummy do not know how. I will look on Tony's site to compare the two.

08/10/2019 12:16:05

I am a member of the Vintage Motorcycle club forum.

There is a post on there for a Muir and Co lathe at £150 and a Smart and Brown Sable at £450.

The seller is selling for a Widow and they are buyer collect.

Any interest and I will give the link. I am in the Midlands so to far away for me to offer assistance. Chris.

Thread: Leadscrew material ?
03/10/2019 18:49:25

I bought mine from Automotion Components and bought two nuts thinking the wear would be rapid. Four or five years on there is no sign of requiring the fitting of the spare screw and nut. The lathe is used around three hours a day about four times a week Look at the position and design of your machines nut to see if it can be split to move apart for backlash. Some Colchester lathes use a wedge pushed into the split nut by a grub screw.

Thread: Closet Machinist
03/10/2019 18:38:26

Welcome along Mark, any thoughts on what you want to make or use the lathe for ?

Thread: What are members thoughts on Gap Bed lathes ?
03/10/2019 18:35:14

I have a 14" x 40" gap bed lathe and have only needed to take the gap filler out once. Biggest downside for me is the modern lathe having the spiral spring lead screw cover which seriously hinders getting close enough to the face plate without excessive tool overhang.

Thread: Leadscrew material ?
02/10/2019 17:48:29

Richard, it is easy and very cheap to buy off the shelf. I bought a 1 metre length of 16 x 4 l/h plus nuts. enough for three leadscrews around £60

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