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Thread: Case Hardening
05/12/2019 05:05:03

I have very good results with that same stuff from ebay.

I really wouldn't bother making my own!

Jim

Thread: Breaking bandsaw blades
02/12/2019 17:46:42

I can't help with any advise, other than to say I leave my bandsaw tensioned all the time, with no ill effects.

Jim

Thread: Recommend a Small Parts Lathe for 2k.
02/12/2019 08:29:57

The SC4 has been a more reliable machine and has done a lot of work for me.

The Crusader (mine is the deluxe) is a more capable machine. The DRO fitted to this is very useful.

I have found that the two lathes actually compliment each other very well.

As for reliability, the SC4 has done thousands pf hours of work and not really gone wrong, on the other hand, the Crusader has given me enough trouble with the motor, to push me in to spend on a VFD and new motor.

If I was to but one from business use, I'd seriously consider the Chester Variable speed 415v version.

Jim

01/12/2019 19:06:39

I have both the SC4 and Crusader lathes.

Very happy with both.

Good luck.

Jim

Thread: which lathe?
29/11/2019 18:45:50

I have machined Olite bearings a few times. Re oiling is not a problem and actually standard practice link

Jim

Thread: Long bed lathes affected by the tide
29/11/2019 14:46:04

I have heard this. Could well be true.

Some very highend machines have to have their own "slab" so that other machines vibrations don't interfere with them.

We once had trouble on CNC lathe with surface finish, eventually traced to a big mill at the bottom of the shop!!

JIm

Thread: LPG heater- fumes
28/11/2019 18:28:18

I just use an electric radiator. 2.5kw heats 10' x 8' shed for about a fiver a week.

Jim

Thread: ARC Catalogue No.11
28/11/2019 06:43:49

Mine came today, nice to have a look through and get some ideas.

Thank you.

Jim

Thread: 1.1kw motor iffy
24/11/2019 05:47:07

That could explain a lot!

Jim

23/11/2019 16:26:03

I had endless troubles with my Chester Crusader motor. I changed the run and start capacitors several times, but the motor just kept playing up.

I've now got a VFD on the lathe and easily double the power.

I now suspect that the motor was not to clever!

Jim

Thread: 3D printer recommendations
21/11/2019 18:51:44

It all depends on your budget.

I'm now using the Balco one from Aldi. £250 and worth every penny, to me.

I use Fusion360 (for free) to design things.

Jim

Thread: My new lathe a Warco 918
17/11/2019 09:04:56

I get my CCGT inserts from SHOP-APT.

**LINK**

You can get inserts in packs of 2.

Jim

Thread: Quorn MK3!
16/11/2019 21:09:55

I have just seen the Quorn Mk3.

This could be the unfinished project I need!!

Jim

Thread: Inverters and stop switches
11/11/2019 08:42:28

As I don't fully understand VFD's I'm just enjoying the "new" lathe mine has given me!

I have just installed the remote pendant and made a mechanical "interlock" cover for the switch, that covers the srtart button unless the chuck guard is down (to prevent accidental starting).

Jim

Thread: Chuck backplate mistake
10/11/2019 18:47:23

a or b.

not c!

I made one of my back plates oversize to the register to allow for fine tuning of run out.

Jim

Thread: Cutting stainless steel rod. Bandsaw or chopsaw?
04/11/2019 17:27:05

I have quite a lot of 304 and 303 stainless on my Chester saw.

M42 blades and going slow are the secret!

Jim

Thread: Moore and Wright Micrometer
02/11/2019 07:21:13

They are a press fit.

Jim

Thread: The wonderful world of gauge blocks
25/10/2019 04:36:03

I was happy with an inch set, right up to the point I saw a rally nice metric set!

Just wait until you discover how use full gauge block accessory sets are!

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Jim

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
20/10/2019 19:10:23

Fitted a cheap digital tachometer to the crusader today.

Since fitting the VFD, I've been a bit lost with speeds!

Works great!

Jim

Thread: Slideways oil
20/10/2019 17:07:12

I use proper slideway 68, I possibly use a 1ltr a year between two lathes and mill.

Not worth using anything else.

Jim

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