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Member postings for Bob Astill

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Thread: Eagle Surface Grinder Colour
15/09/2019 13:53:42

Hi all I have a small Eagle surface grinder made by Dronsfields of Oldham and have made a cover surround to Catch the debris but no where can I find what colour blue it is via google can anyone help please.


Thread: Jones and Shipman 540 Dripping
30/08/2019 14:18:43

Update well there is not one realy been doing 7 days at work so not had time to do it yet i have made a puller to get the stones off but thats about it


Thread: Cheap DRO for Mill
23/04/2019 14:29:07

If you look on Ebay for a seller 3977colin CBR Electronics Ltd he is from Nottingham and sells loads of DROs he goes all over fitting them he is a loverly chap and has done 2 mills and 2 lathes for me over the years at a very good price.


Thread: Milling Machine advise
23/04/2019 14:18:10

I buy all my machines fro Madan Machine tools at Goole had 2 Bridgeports and 2 lathes from him now both from colleges done very little work and he delivered them and put them in the workshops cant fault the man well worth a look


Thread: Jones and Shipman 540 Dripping
23/03/2019 09:17:37
Posted by David George 1 on 19/03/2019 20:34:57:

How is it going Bob did you stop the leak.


Hi David not had time i am working 6 days a week at moment and she who must be obeyed claims the 7th

Thread: J&S 540 Manual PDF
19/03/2019 08:16:21

LOL David i am going to clean it not check it for finger prints


14/03/2019 11:49:03

I have now bought the Spare parts manual if anyone needs a PDF copy please let me know.


Thread: Colchester toolpost help
14/03/2019 11:45:16

Alan Pearce has just done a great series of videos on just this in several designs well worth a look

Thread: Jones and Shipman 540 Dripping
14/03/2019 11:38:58

Thats great thank you to you all will get it done hopefully later this week


13/03/2019 10:05:13
Posted by David George 1 on 07/03/2019 18:39:58:

Hi Bob the oil is supposed to drain back to the tank by a hose and passage ways. The system loses quite a lot of oil to drainage and you should clean all the ways and pipes as they get clogged with dust and grease like deposits especialy from the catch trays in the casting on either side inside and the steel pipes from them to the tank. If you disconnect the cylinder on the table traverse you will find that with help, three people, you can lift off the bed, carefully to not bend the rod, and you can get to other oil drains from the cylinder as well. Find something to put heavy bed on befor lifting. You can run the hydraulics with table of and see where oil is running to but operating traverse by hand. If you need any help just ask.


what do you mean by disconnect the cylinder? David

13/03/2019 08:31:41

sorry for late reply to you all been so busy with work but i am very grateful for all the comments looks like a day taking the bed off and doing a big clean glad i did not clean out the tank yet as i had planned.

07/03/2019 17:20:46

I have finally got the 540 up and running but after running for about 30 mins it has started dripping oil from the bottom of the cross feed handle. after googling I am led to believe that there is an imperial oil seal behind the. handle. my questions are does anyone know the exact size so I can get one before I strip it and is it just a matter of taking the nut with the 2 pin spanner holes in off and pulling off the hand wheel to reveal the seal? I can not find spare part drawing showing a seal?


Thread: J&S 540 Dwell Lever
07/03/2019 17:14:37

I have someone making a drawing of theirs and measuring it thank you for all the help and replies.


06/03/2019 08:16:53

Hi all just had a message back from Jones & Shipmen Hardinged Ltd they can make one at £175.50 so can anyone just do me a quick sketch of theirs with dimensions please and i will make one from billet.

Dave George 1 yes i tryed them first they have nothing but thank you.

01/03/2019 13:02:14

I have rang and emailed most places with no joy According to Hardines its the Feed Choke Lever they dont have any and are not sure when they will be making some more. it should be on the left the one with the wire through itimg_20190221_081710_resized_20190221_081824475.jpg

Edited By Bob Astill on 01/03/2019 13:05:15

20/02/2019 14:11:46

I have bought a 540 surface grinder and the Dwell control lever is missing someone has put a bit of welding rod through the roll pin hole and the shaft seems to be dropping down into the bed so does anyone know where i might get one or where i can get a drawing so i can make one? i have tried all the normal places that google list for spare parts and flebay etc.

A part number might help if anyone has it?

any help would be great Bob

Edited By Bob Astill on 20/02/2019 14:12:46

Thread: J&S 540 Manual PDF
09/02/2019 15:43:47

when i have it i will gladly send anyone who needs a copy a link so hey can download it.

09/02/2019 15:11:18

I have but they want £65 for one and £55 for the other i think i have found one for £9.95 a bargain thank you.

09/02/2019 13:58:35

Hi just bought a Jones and Shipman 540 surface grinder would anyone have a copy of the manual or data on what oil and maintenence it needs please.


Thread: Belt grinder
24/01/2019 10:21:46

there is many of these in all shapes and sizes on Fleabay


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