Here is a list of all the postings Sandgrounder has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Will cash become obsolete ?|
When I worked at Mullard in the 60's they issued salt tabs to the foundry workers.
|Thread: Myford Super 7|
Years ago I aquired a S7 Mk1 with the old style clutch, it didn't work as a clutch because the "push rod" or " actuating rod" running down the spindle centre was missing, however the previous owner had put a long bolt M10? in it's place and tightened down the adusting screw, this locked the pulley to the spindle, result no clutch action but at least it worked as a lathe.
|Thread: Super 7 lubrication|
This is a previous post of mine to another thread re' Myford oiling
"After having had two oil guns sold as suitable for a Myford lathe ( neither came from RDG, Myford or any of the main suppliers) which did not work I decided to try something else, from eBay I bought for £7 inc' P & P a used Interlube pump type grease gun, I filled it with Nuto 32 and pumped any remaining grease out on a piece of wood, refilled the gun and did all but one of the Myford nipples with no problems at all except a small amount of oil weeping past the guns filling cap, this I cured with a plastic plug and 'O' ring to provide a seal which wouldn't have been required for grease, the only nipple it won't oil is the one in the 'V' cone pulley, the end fitting on the gun is a little too big, I haven't got around to that yet as I very rarely use the back gear."
|Thread: Hand Wash|
I heard that face masks can be good in preventing you touching your mouth or nose inadvertently with your hands which may be contaminated.
|Thread: Ebay Chancers|
I've never sold anything on eBay but from what I see the charges at traditional auctions are not much differerent, watching Paul Martins 'Flog it' programme he always warns about the standard charges which seem to vary from about 15% to 18% plus 20% VAT.
|Thread: Encryption software|
I agree with you and that's why I used it as an example, I don't have an Amazon account or use my school name as a password, and even if I did there's almost certainly no one alive who knows it or records available as to the name or location of my first school.
Exactly my way of thinking, if needed, a few critical passwords can be places or events that are easy to remember, so a password could be the first school I went to and thats what I would write down to remind me what it is, for example Amazon = 1st School.
|Thread: Myford S7 headstock on ML7 bed|
Years ago, 25+, I bought an almost new condition ML7 bed with metric leadscrew that had been used as an optical bench where I worked, after a couple of years searching, no internet or eBay to help then, I bought a battered Mk1 S7 which apart from a few missing teeth on the back gears had a good headstock which after cleaning up and new gears bolted straight on to the bed along with the S7 tailstock and I'm still using it. However I don't know if all S7 headstocks would fit all ML7's.
|Thread: Beaten and robbed.|
I would think this is done quite often, I've bought items on eBay, Preloved, Shpock etc and driven to a addresses with cash, nowhere near the £9000 amount they got robbed of, more like £200 at the most, and I've sold items similarly.
|Thread: Back plunger indicators - does anyone use them?|
I do as well and I know now what it's called.
|Thread: Myford super 7 oiling|
After having had two oil guns sold as suitable for a Myford lathe ( neither came from RDG, Myford or any of the main suppliers) which did not work I decided to try something else, from eBay I bought for £7 inc' P & P a used Interlube pump type grease gun, I filled it with Nuto 32 and pumped any remaining grease out on a piece of wood, refilled the gun and did all but one of the Myford nipples with no problems at all except a small amount of oil weeping past the guns filling cap, this I cured with a plastic plug and 'O' ring to provide a seal which wouldn't have been required for grease, the only nipple it won't oil is the one in the 'V' cone pulley, the end fitting on the gun is a little too big, I haven't got around to that yet as I very rarely use the back gear.
Edited By Sandgrounder on 05/01/2020 08:37:53
|Thread: Lathe chuck guards - how many folk use them?|
I've never had one and I doubt if I would use it if I did, but what does scare me is seeing photos of older lathes for sale with no guards over the drive belts and change wheels.I don't really want more than one danger area (the chuck) to concentrate on.
|Thread: Anyone know about buying freehold to a house in the north|
I have about 800 years left on my leasehold property which costs me £6 per year, I enquired about buying the freehold but my solicitor said that there would be covenants left on the land which will mean that I would still have to pay for any extensions etc. so it would'nt be worth it as the leaseholder would probably charge around £30000 to lift them, otherwise it would be freehold in name only
|Thread: Collet sticking in chuck|
Thank you all for your very helpful advice which has resulted in me finding the problem, the collet does lock into the nut with a click however it doesn't withdraw the collet, but I found another chuck, a MT3 one, and this nut fits the MT2 one as well, this was assembled the same way and works, I've just tried both a couple of times more and the results the same, the MT2 nut must have a fault, it was just a cheap one but it will suffice now I have a nut that fits.
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, the Arc Euro page is very good.
I've got a Myford Lever Action Collet Chuck with it's set of Imperial collets but I thought I'd try one of the ER series MT2 chucks as metric collets are both cheaper and much more easily obtained, for a trial I bought a cheap chuck which fitted and ran well in the lathe, however it was difficult to remove the work from the chuck, I'd remove the locking nut but the collet was still stuck and required a tap with a brass drift to eject it, as I only have two hands, one for the hammer and the other for the drift this meant both the collet and the work springing out and landing in the swarf under the bed, is this because I bought a cheap collet chuck, do more expensive ones automatically loosen when the locking nut is unscrewed?
Thanks for any advice.
|Thread: O rings.|
I've just bought 5 nitrile 'O' rings for £2.64 inc postage from,
35mm dia X 3mm section, much too big for you but a quick look shows them down to 1mm i/dia X 1mm section, other materials available as well.
Edited By Sandgrounder on 11/09/2019 14:27:56
|Thread: Ambiguity of the day|
Amazon in Paris are making redundancies in their French workforce.
|Thread: My Faircut Lathe|
Thanks for that Andy,
I'd downloaded the manual and had a quick read but the bit about sideways mounting hadn't registered, I'll look into doing it.
Thanks for the manual, although I hope I'll never need it for my motor.
This is the best I can do at the moment, the camera does'nt seem to do close ups very well, and excuse the workshop clutter as I'm just re-arranging things, I've tried to crop most of it out. The motor serial no is 958784
Edited By Sandgrounder on 19/08/2019 10:11:50
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