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Member postings for Ian Skeldon 2

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Thread: indexible internal thread cutting tool
19/05/2019 21:22:46

I have a query about an indexable internal threading tool which uses either a 55 degree or 60 degree insert as required.

The tool is one of these

The query is this, when mounted in the tool post the tool and insert sits at an angle of tip down giving a very negative rake angle. I could just live with this if I got a good result using it, but I don't.

I recently cut a 1.25 metric pitch thread using a new 60 degree insert, material was a steel hydraulic tube which already had one end threaded with the thread I wished to cut. The finish on the one I cut was pretty awful feeling very rough and having burrs on every crest. Spindle speed was 240 rpm and results was the same with or without suds. I checked that the tool was at 90 degrees to the work piece and tried various speeds, all giving the same result, am I right to suspect the tool?

Thread: Chester DB10 thread cutting ???
03/05/2019 21:43:18
Posted by Brian Wood on 03/05/2019 10:01:31:

Hello Ian,

That looks like a nice piece of work, thank you for showing us what the collective prodding of grey matter helped you produce as a result.



Without the help from yourself and a few others I would have failed to get a satisfactory result. Of course I will still find a few more stumbling blocks with future projects I'm sure. wink



03/05/2019 21:40:35
Posted by Mick Berrisford on 03/05/2019 09:04:08:

Nice compact reg tester Ian thumbs up

Edited By Mick Berrisford on 03/05/2019 09:04:40

Thanks Mick. Hopefully it will get lots of use as I still have a few AA's with regs that do not perform well.

Thread: Bridgeport
02/05/2019 18:35:01

Nice mill well done, I hope it serves you well.


Thread: Chester DB10 thread cutting ???
02/05/2019 18:28:45

img_20190502_180345.jpgI apologise for taking so long to show the components I needed to cut 14 tpi for. Below is the collection of parts the small item was bought in, the other two made by myself. The solid bar still needs to be parted and faced then drilled and tapped to take the guage assembly but it is very nearly done now as you can see in the photo above.

My sincere gratitude to everyone that helped me to get this done.



Edited By Ian Skeldon 2 on 02/05/2019 18:39:17

Edited By Ian Skeldon 2 on 02/05/2019 18:39:46

Thread: 2 1/2" Gauge Society Event at South Cheshire MES
01/05/2019 19:07:18

I will try to pop in and say hello if time permits, I only live a few miles away. Hopefully the weather will be kind for you all.

Thread: 1959 Nsu quickly
30/04/2019 19:34:47

Welcome to the forum Dave Corkish, ignore the Comments from Brian he is in a small minority, the larger group of forum users are often friendly and helpful. I can't help with your enquiry but I hope that you do eventually find the information you are looking for.



Thread: Help on a Matador four stroke engine build please.
26/04/2019 21:24:40

I have never built my own aero model engine but I have owned a few Laser engines (and still do), British 4 stroke engines, very reliable and fairly powerful.

I can't say for sure, but maybe you could contact them and buy gears from them? Link below

Laser Engines

Edited By Ian Skeldon 2 on 26/04/2019 21:26:20

Thread: The Workshop Progress Thread 2019
22/04/2019 20:08:29

But what a beauty she is, nice one Jason.

Thread: Bengs 'Karl' Hit & Miss engine.
22/04/2019 19:58:11

Nice engine Andy.

Thread: The Workshop Progress Thread 2019
22/04/2019 15:56:08

Duncan Thanks for the tip, will give that a go.

Jason I love that engine, just to give an idea of the size, what diameter is the fly wheel?

Thread: Workshop insurance
28/03/2019 15:13:31

Thanks to Harry for the link, I have emailed them and am awaiting their response, I will of course let you all know how it goes.

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
21/03/2019 12:27:10

Great day so far......

Day off from work smiley, MEW mag dropped through the letter box and shortly after that the Vertex rotary table I bought second hand from forum member David Corner arrived.

David I commend your packing sir and I can't thank you enough for being such a gent to deal with.

Many thanks,


Thread: Workshop insurance
17/03/2019 16:59:41

Do WM have a website? I have googled and come up with only one address that is actually Walker Midgely and that returns a bad page??

Thread: Soba rotary table
13/03/2019 20:04:58

I have seen lots of the things you have made, so in the right hands they're very useable.

Thanks Jason

13/03/2019 18:29:17

Does anyone here use a Soba roary table without any issues? As already covered it depends on the level of accuracy the user is trying to achieve but it would be interesting to hear from owners of such tooling.

12/03/2019 20:14:12

I don't think I will ever have to worry that a shaft or bearing face is one hundredth of a millimeter out, and if I did I am really sure I don't have the time, equipment or skill to improve it, so maybe that vertex would be a good item for me to buy.

Ketan, do you sell Vertex?


Thread: Slitting Saw Arbor
22/02/2019 21:37:18

Thanks for sharing, great video although I don't think it needed the music.

Thread: Threading a bar for 6ba
08/02/2019 20:45:23

Thank you Benjamin, IanT and Nick, I will check out both of those suggestions.


07/02/2019 19:25:43

Firstly my apologies is this post is considered to be hi-jacking the original thread (there's a pun in there somewhere).

What is considered to be the best way to create very small diameter threads ( 1mm for instance) both internal and external, can you buy taps and dies in that sort of size?



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