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Thread: What Material for a rear tool post
20/10/2018 14:57:34
EN1a should be fine.
I've now got front and rear QCTP.

Thread: Parting off - again, sorry
14/10/2018 10:53:26
How far away from the chuck are you parting off? It looks to be quite away?
Thread: Quick change toolpost
13/10/2018 15:31:43

I use a "222" on my Chester Crusader (Ø300mm swing) and a "000" on my Sieg SC4. Both are perfect size.

I could have possibly got away with a "111" on the big lathe, but most of my tools are 16mm shank.

Going over to a wedge QCTP has transformed the tool holding.


Thread: Carbide threading inserts.
07/10/2018 06:54:42
Posted by JasonB on 07/10/2018 06:14:05:

Just be aware that tip quality can vary, last time I bought a "bargain" holder and 10 tips the tips were pants, ended up getting some decent tips that cost many times more but they made an unusable tool usable.

Very good point Jason!

I had some from Ebay a few weeks ago, total rubbish, clearly reject items!!

**LINK** are my choice for inserts usually.


Thread: MEW 273
06/10/2018 17:53:39

That was bothering me too!


Thread: Spiral taps
01/10/2018 14:45:26

Spiral flute are for blind holes and spiral point are for through holes.


Thread: Rocol RTD shelf life
30/09/2018 09:16:39

I've just read the data sheet for it...

That said, RTD liquid is the best I've found for stainless threading. I do now use an extractor fan though, as the fumes are bit bad.....


Thread: A Big Treat coming for Readers of MEW
29/09/2018 20:16:22
Thank you Jason and Neil. I'm looking forward to trying this.

29/09/2018 19:02:46


Do you know what the cost of the package is?


19/09/2018 17:41:39

That's got my attention!


Thread: New Workshop
15/09/2018 11:24:29
Well said Ron!

Thread: Better resealing alternatives to paint tins?
26/08/2018 13:15:57

Could you just buy some smaller empty tins?


Thread: Extra axis on lathe?
26/08/2018 09:41:30

I'm very pleased with progress so far. I'm powering the spindle with a Makita battery drill for now. Its working very well!

Just need to sort out a spindle brake and indexing ring for the back of the spindle next.


26/08/2018 09:39:31

made some progress today.20180826_085424.jpg20180826_085431.jpg

25/08/2018 10:15:32

Quick update!

I've just got back from Arceurotrade with **LINK**



Thread: Simple Ball Turner Attachment for the Lathe
24/08/2018 16:07:45

Nice idea.

I had thought of trying that on my Crusader, but .015" size difference put paid to that one....


Thread: Dormer centre drill grind - effective or defective?
22/08/2018 18:46:23

Its not unheard of to get "duds"!

At work, we've had a fair few over the years.


Thread: What are these drill inserts
22/08/2018 05:32:41

Bottom picture is of Iscar "multi-master", screw on inserts


Never liked using them myself.....


Thread: Kempes yearbook, worth getting?
18/08/2018 11:06:52

Got my Kempe's book yesterday.

Better than I thought it.


15/08/2018 16:54:06

Thank you all for the feedback.


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