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Thread: Raglan training lathe value?
21/10/2019 11:48:46
Posted by Hollowpoint on 21/10/2019 10:03:33:

The Loughborough was my first lathe! If you can live without screw cutting it's an absolutely brilliant little lathe. It's very rigid and the build quality is excellent. It has good spindle capacity and they are cheap! When you consider the other crap in the same price bracket it's a steal.

Agreed, but not really in the price bracket indicated by the OP. smiley One can buy a good 5” for that sort of money!

21/10/2019 11:48:44
Posted by Hollowpoint on 21/10/2019 10:03:33:

The Loughborough was my first lathe! If you can live without screw cutting it's an absolutely brilliant little lathe. It's very rigid and the build quality is excellent. It has good spindle capacity and they are cheap! When you consider the other crap in the same price bracket it's a steal.

Agreed, but not really in the price bracket indicated by the OP. smiley One can buy a good 5” for that sort of money!

Thread: What's the company called
21/10/2019 11:44:09

No supplier by that name listed in the free show guide.

Wuhu Brand Arts and Crafts Co were listed as ‘live steam models’.

www.bowandeusa.com

They were stand number 82, if that helps...

 

edit Mike got there first.smiley

Edited By not done it yet on 21/10/2019 11:45:17

Thread: Pratt Burnerd 4 jaw Chuck jaw alignment
21/10/2019 09:27:24

If the jaws have not already been ground, if laid on a flat surface, would the outer ‘lands’ not be found to be parallel? Not so much distance over which to measure, but should show a difference?

Thread: Two weeks wasted
21/10/2019 09:23:50
Posted by Kiwi Bloke on 21/10/2019 01:53:05:

Well, Peter, you've just 'won' two weeks! What are you going to do with it? What would any of us do with an extra two weeks? Suggestions please...

I don’t think it quite works like that. smiley

He is now simply (almost) back on track.

Thread: Interface PCB for the ELS project
21/10/2019 09:18:39

At last! An image I can see. smiley None on the other thread were anything other than an empty box.

Thread: Is Model Engineering in Decline
20/10/2019 23:15:20

Dave,

You are right - ‘e’ for ‘er and ‘i’ for ‘im! My bad. Wasn’t thinking.

Some of the bobbins are quite valuable, too. Particularly the ‘hanging’ bobbins. I hate to guess how many bobbins are around our house (pillows as well).

Thread: Limiting pressure to a gauge
20/10/2019 18:06:56

The last VE post says enough - it was an experimental engine.

I have a Wisconsin VE4 engine that simply sprays oil around the required areas of the engine and so would not require a PRV. It does not have an oil pressure gauge of any description. A blocked big end spray nozzle might be the death of the crank - while still registering the low running pressure. I don’t think the roller-bearing mains were lubricated directly, just relying on oil splash, even though it revs to 2200rpm.

Thread: MIDLANDS MODEL ENGINEERING EXHIBITION
20/10/2019 17:47:45

I think Arc’s reputation amongst hobbyists would not be particularly further enhanced by their attendance or not.

Even though they are only 30 miles or so from this exhibition the expenditure, of time effort and money, would likely only attract a few possible new customers, while adding pennies to all our orders - the cost has to come fom somewhere!

They retain their high regard, by customers, by other means (competitive prices, helpful and generally good to deal with).

I wonder what exactly they might gain by attending? Only Myford and Chester attended as hobby OE machine suppliers (if we can call myford ‘original&rsquo. As I see it, the most useful thing might be using the show as a collection point (of previously placed orders) by those attending the show!

Thread: Is Model Engineering in Decline
20/10/2019 14:26:44
Posted by steamdave on 19/10/2019 16:31:19:

When I visited GEARS over in Portland OR, the ladies of the exhibitors were not left out on a limb looking disinterestedly at the engines while hubby was rapt: they had their own display (in the same building) of their crafts, mostly quilting and needlework sort of things. It was very noticeable how many of the men went and viewed them.

Dave
The Emerald Isle

Francis was quietly making lace at the Midlands show, on the Thursday - don’t know if she persisted for all days.

That was one way to pass the time.... She was actually getting quite a lot of attention while we were in that area of the show. Lacemaking is ‘basically’ a simple operation. Lacers only use four sticks at any one time and there are only two stitches - a full (cloth)- and half- stitch. If you could manage the first, the second is easier! Most of the rest is ‘crosses’ and ‘twists’ - with a few other manipulations thrown in when required. The real skill is making it all look neat and appealing - as well as designing patterns, choosing appropriate threads, etc....

Thread: Slideways oil
20/10/2019 14:03:30

If you mean WD40, a waste of money - less than a quarter is of lubricating oil - and only a light oil. Some is simply volatiles so evaporates and likely close to 10% is ‘inert’. All this from a quick look-see at wiki. Rest is mostly paraffinitic hydrocarbons, I suspect, so little lubricating properties for the most part.

What you might have come across, recently, is anyone’s guess. Slideways oil adverts could be for anything, and with a wide range of compositions - from good to snake oil.

Thread: Bearing fit
19/10/2019 06:59:37

The area of the inner and outer surfaces can be considerable. Clearly a properly operating bearing requires “support” so needs a gap-filler when shafts/housings are out of spec.

Some consideration of this and the need to dismantle might be far more sensible than reaching for the strongest, most permanent offering available as the ‘dumb’ option for any and every instance a problem may arise?

Thread: Aldi Metal Bandsaw
18/10/2019 16:45:19
Posted by ChrisB on 17/10/2019 20:12:21:
Posted by not done it yet on 17/10/2019 20:02:01:
Posted by Pat Bravery on 17/10/2019 11:12:02:
...
. Is it a normal practice to cut dry on bandsaws?
...

It is on mine. Specifically states ‘cut dry’.

If the pulleys are not all metal then it is a 'cut dry' saw. Mine has cast iron pulleys and likes oil a lot.

I have no reason to believe the wheels on mine are not metallic. Most likely Aluminium. But they do have a friction coating/covering and that is non metallic. No ‘tyres’ on yours? Quite unusual, I would think? I assume my saw band would like some lubrication/cutting oil, but the rim material would not. Can’t manage all the requirements all of the time, so as the instructions say ‘dry’ dry it is.

18/10/2019 16:34:26
Posted by Pat Bravery on 18/10/2019 05:59:32:

Did you read the ‘destruction’ manual? If it says cut dry it probably means cut dry.smiley

At the risk of making myself look stupid, where in the instructions does it say to use the saw dry? I have read it a few times and I can't see it but then I am getting on a bit. Regards Pat

I did use the word “if”. That is exactly what I meant.smiley

Thread: MIDLANDS MODEL ENGINEERING EXHIBITION
17/10/2019 21:51:12

They sited the lecture theatre inside the exhibition hall and the noise from the hall was horrendous. I was considering going to two, but gave the second a miss because of that.

Other than the catering queues, it was a good show. Third time and will go again next year. An expensive day out, but at least the expenditure on goodies should come in useful.smiley Plenty of ideas and inspiration from the show, as well.

Thread: Lister advice
17/10/2019 21:37:49

Do you not have a stud remover (and installer) - I mean a tool for undoing studs, not a ‘broken stud extractor’ (which are mostly a waste of time and likely to cause more damage)? Usually found as part of a quality socket set, or as separate additions to sets. Heat will certainly help...

One like this:

**LINK**

Two nuts locked together will sometimes aid unscrewing studs, from engine blocks for instance. But long studs may well twist.

Thread: Aldi Metal Bandsaw
17/10/2019 20:02:01
Posted by Pat Bravery on 17/10/2019 11:12:02:
...
. Is it a normal practice to cut dry on bandsaws?
...

It is on mine. Specifically states ‘cut dry’.

Thread: VFD Instructions
17/10/2019 19:57:01

It is likely that a grossly oversized VFD would not recognise an overload for a small motor and let the smoke out of it. I would expect that double might be OK, but 4 times might be OK until a fault occurs... Ie. A 1.5kW VFD would see an overloaded small motor as a normal-size loaded motor.

Edited By not done it yet on 17/10/2019 19:57:53

Thread: MIDLANDS MODEL ENGINEERING EXHIBITION
17/10/2019 07:09:17
Posted by Mark Rand on 16/10/2019 22:17:30:
Posted by John Haine on 16/10/2019 19:47:09:

My local contact advises approach up or down the Fosse Way as the A425 to the west is closed!

Is that because the nice folks in Radford Semele have got fed up with those weird model engineering chaps coming past every year?

I'm going tomorrow because SWMBO has got the car on Friday and Saturday.

Edited By Mark Rand on 16/10/2019 22:19:51

I doubt it! Might be the ‘straw that breaks the camel’s back’ but I expect there are many different weird exhibition-goers passing through as our show is not the only one occurring each year.smiley

I’m on my way in about an hour or so.

Thread: Limiting pressure to a gauge
17/10/2019 07:02:49

Do remember that a positive displacement pump must have an outlet - or it will destroy itself. Unless it is built to resist extremely high pressure. The drive is often the limiting area, but I have seen hydraulic pump housings cracked in half (normally operating at close to 300 Bar, mind).

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