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Thread: Turning 304 stainless
28/11/2015 21:22:34

Hi ,i'm attampting to make a stainless wheel spindle fron 304 grade stainless, could someone please advise me on speed and technique etc as i'm just ruining my cutting tools. It hasn't work hardened as i've tried several pieces. Also if i ever get it turned to size whats the best threding technique?

Thanks in advance.

Thread: what grade of stainless?
18/11/2015 06:43:54

I plan to make a motorcycle wheel spindle in stainless, is there a particular grade i should use or is 303 o.k?

Thread: Help to stop backlash
18/11/2015 06:20:43

Thanks everone for all your help and some really good points, much appreciated.

17/11/2015 18:22:36

Thanks for reply John, no its not 15mm, you can tell i'm a novice! theres about a quarter of a turn where nothing happens. You are right of course that the lead screw is worn too in one spot but the nut is twice as bad and i was hoping that if i could find a nut with a good thread i would reduce my problem, even better if i found a longer nut it would have extra contact on the better threads?

I have emailed Roton 3 times with no reply!

Thanks again.

17/11/2015 16:26:02

I'm loosing about 15mm on the dial of the topslide which on some things is causing ripples in the work! I sent the actual nut to Abssac who identified it and were very helpful and suggested Kingston or Halifax, all these companys and many others i have tried cannot help as all their machinery is metric, hence the high cost to make a one off.

Thanks for all your help so far though!

17/11/2015 07:44:53

Thanks James, hadn't thought about that, will look into it!

17/11/2015 07:19:32

Can anyone offer me advice on obtaining a Acme profile 3/4 10tpi left hand thread single start nut? Its for the topslide on my Qualters & Smith 1324 lathe. I have tried several u.k companys only one would help at a cost of £370 as they would have to make the tooling to turn the thread, and that was for one plain nut (i would have to sape it and weld a lug on).

I have found a company in U.S and have sent several emails which they have not replied to, so i have taken the hint.

I have no expectations of finding the correct nut, i would be happy just to get a nut i could make fit, just to get rid of the exessive backlash which is annoying me!

Please help.

Thread: Hello, i'm Glenn
17/11/2015 07:08:00

I'm a HGV mechanic (not a fitter), i still like to make and repair things, frowned upon by some companys i've worked for. I restore classic motorcycles which i collect and have just finished restoring my 1943 Diamond T 981 truck.

I became so frustrated with having to pay high prices for poor quality turning and milling work for parts i needed making for my projects plus having to wait weeks and weeks i bought a Qualters & Smith 1324 lathe (Kerry) and recently a Denbigh milling machine and am now doing nearly everything myself. (I want to upgrade lathe to a CVA though)!

hopefully with some guidance from you clever people i can overcome a few issues i have and do even more?

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