Here is a list of all the postings Ian Skeldon 2 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Quick Change Tool Post WM280|
How damn useful is this forum. Yesterday I measured up with a view to buying a QCTP. Decided on the 111 from arc as it is going to be the best size fit for my Warco DB10. Then found the mounting boss thing for the original tool post. I haven't gone any further at this stage as I wil need to use the lathe to make the modifications for whatever method of mounting I go for. Additionally nobody has any of the standard tool holders for this size of tool post so I will have to wait a while longer.
My sincere thanks to all contributers as the information shared in this thread will be used when tool holders are available.
|Thread: Cutting a fine groove|
In years gone by yes I ground many a tool on various grindstones, in fact I was made responsible for dressing them and checking balance, width and dia to make sure they were safe and ready to go or change the wheels if needed. I even went to universal to learn more when they were based in Staffordshire.
The reason I don't now is that I have a poxy little bench grinder which would be ok at a push, apart from the useless tool rests, they are so small they are next to useless, and I know what your thinking, why not make better rests. You would be right in that as well, although I am thinking of upgrading to a decent (ish) grinder and then using some angle plate to give me a tool rest that's safe to use and will allow me to produce more of my own tools when required.
Thank you, lots of ideas there and a kind offer from John Stevenson. Who are MSC by the way?
In one of my latest projects I wish to cut a groove about 1mm deep and about 0.5mm or 0.6mm wide, material will be stainless steel. I am almost resigned to trying to re-grind a HSS parting tool in order to do this.
Of course someone out there has probably done this already or knows where a tool that is narrow enough can be bought?
|Thread: kennedy hacksaw|
Ahhh yeah I remember the thing we used to use having a sort of rhythm to it, never saw it (see what I did there) fail. I used to take the old blades and grind them, they made fantastic sharp knives that held their edge well.
I might have to get a Chinese one as there are only a few used ones on ebay and none local.
|Thread: brass wanted|
Don't know if this helps but I went to a materials supplier geared up to supply lots of different stuff in small quantities to lots and various materials and sizes and shapes etc, based in Stoke-On-Trent they're called Noggin End Metals.
As I say I went there today and only spent a few quid but the chap there (I think it was Mike?), asked his good lady to make us both a brew, very friendly and helpful, here is a link **LINK**
|Thread: kennedy hacksaw|
mmmm Where might be the best place to look for a used saw? In my youth we used to have a clonky old thing with a solid starret blade and a recipricle movement, wasn't that slow as I remember it and certainly better than doing a dozen by hand.
|Thread: CMD10 / X1 - stopping gears breaking|
Well sorted out mate, hopefully many happy hours of milling now.
|Thread: Ebay chuckle|
And the reason there was so much lateral play was because the keyway pin has been machined wrong, the pin is oblong and won't engage inside the keyway, In the photo below you can see what I mean and just make out the whitness marks about 1 inch below, where it was binding in the key way, the pin will now be hand ground or filed and re-fitted.
Seems like you have all done me a favour as I wouldn't have bothered had it not been for posts, so thank you.
Well as I got it for free and it has done lots of work I can't complain, but I also can't produce anything with accuracy, easily, or quickly.
I guess that having the mill available has just made drilling so much easier, without doubt, if I didn't have the mill I would still be using 'my old china' for everything and just working around it's limitations, in fact even now if it's just a hole in something and the size of hole aint too big, I use the drill, using a car jack under the table for support also works but it all takes a bit longer. The quill adjustment on mine seems to be best where it is currently set, if I try to adjust any more play out of it it starts to bind and all sorts.
Who knows, if I get the time I might strip it and renovate with new bearings/bushes.
Ooops I ment 'check'.
Neil, I believe I now have drill envey.
I just checked my original post, glad to see I wasn't actually slagging off all chinese machines, just mine.I guess it's easy to mis-interpret what I actually said.
So yes my drill is pretty dire, but it has managed to get by, helped by supporting the table from underneath, as it bends slightly even under the weight of a light vice, the noise has been there from day one, not sure exactly where it is coming from but sounds like the bush that the idle wheel is mounted in. Too be honest I was thinking of stripping and renovating it but there is so much play in the quill I doubt it would be worth doing.
Chesk this out,
Edited By Ian Skeldon 2 on 12/06/2017 16:41:43
If it can't speak it can't lie, note, this is finger pressure!
I've seen the diameter of brass you turn Bob and given how light a cut you take, I doubt you will ever deflect anything. II'll give you some of my stock to have a go with if you want ?
Like I said, I was given mine, so it's only to be expected that it isn't going to be a fine quality machine. Yes the table distorts downwards when drilling 30mm aluminium even drilling it slowly and using gradually bigger drills, it results in the top of the hole being where it should be and the bottom of the hole being forward of the axis.
It has however served me well but as I now have a mill that is very precise and functional I tend to use that, i might look at servicing the drill, or just scrap it off.
My Chinese lathe is doing a great job and is certainly worth every penny and means that I have managed to get a good quality lathe producing great results, rather than a worn out British one at the same price.
|Thread: aluminium crank cases|
DO NOT USE OVEN CLEANER,
and don't ask me how I know
|Thread: Ebay chuckle|
Ahhh no, I thought I was the only one to own such rubbish. In fairness mine was kindly given to me and is ok for very light use. The table bends downwards if I use too much pressure with larger drills, hence no accuracy built in, oh yes and mine also has the idler in the middle, mine is noisy, vibrates and hardly gets used now as I use the mill.
|Thread: Machine moving day.|
Nick can I ask who did the move for you and where they are based, I don't need anything yet but always good to know these things.
Muzzer, same question to you but obviousley for a different reason
|Thread: Dore Westbury Mk2 drive pulley repair|
Canyon can you let me have your contact details please, I have a Grayson and may want to ask some questions about it.
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