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Member postings for Micky T

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Thread: Newbie trying to thread
02/06/2020 10:43:32

The first time I did threadind was a complete train wreck too. The easiest way to learn is to watch YouTube vids on the subject.. As David said withdraw the tool fom from the thread reverse beyond the start then reset for the next cut keeping the half nuts engaged at all times. The reason you dragged across the first cut is because of back lash in the lead screw


Thread: 3D printer recommendations
03/04/2020 09:49:41

i use cura slicer with my ender 3 and you can open a file twice (or mas many times as you like) on the same work area and then slice and save as g code for printing. You are able to move the objects around so that they fit within the printing area.


Thread: Box-Ford travelling steady
31/03/2020 09:40:05

Hi Joe I'll measure them later on my Boxford for you and let you know


Micky T

Edited By Micky T on 31/03/2020 09:40:30

Thread: Buying online delivery problems.
27/03/2020 08:35:15

I work for Royal Mail and I'm classified as a key worker so still going to work We still have plenty of items coming through infact it is nearly as busy as it is at Christmas.

Post Offices are one of the businesses on the high street that are allowed to stay open under current guidelines so if you order from one of the sellers on eBay that use Royal Mail then you should get your item.

Micky T

Thread: VFD off the bay
26/11/2019 12:57:55

Hi Peter

I have purchased 2 from Ebay and have not had any problems with either. they are only used for a couple of hours at a time and work perfectly well for my needs


Thread: Electronic Lead Screw Project
26/11/2019 12:29:29

Hi Roy they are available from**LINK**


Thread: Remote speed control pendant
20/11/2019 11:24:32

Hi Peter

Not sure where i got the wiring diagramme from but this is quite good when used in conjunction with your instruction manual for your inverter.


Thread: Changing a Motor from Star to Delta
05/11/2019 09:26:48

Hi Brian that is correct the end of one coil is connected to the start of the next


Thread: Basic questions about wax chucks
29/05/2019 10:15:01

Hi Nigel

A modern technic for cutting wheels is to use an aluminium arbour and to glue the blanc onto it with super glue. it is then removed using a little heat. Have a look at this video by clickspring which explains their use. **LINK**


Thread: Cast Iron For Boxford Change Gears?
25/05/2019 10:56:45

I made an Arduino indexer as described in MEW 249. There was a thread about slight changes to get the package working **LINK** . I then used the Arduino code from the home model engine machinists forum **LINK** . Well worth the read and probably the easiest way to index a 127 gear.


22/05/2019 10:57:25

Hi William I made my 100/127 conversion wheel from Aluminium with a brass bush in the centre



Thread: DRO for Boxford Lathe
04/04/2019 07:38:18

Hi Peter here is a link to a DRO being fitted to a Boxford Lathe



Thread: Issue Reading New Digital Viewer
19/02/2019 09:25:36

Ive just tried the print function on the Pocketmags web site using Chrome and I've had no problems printing pages from the current ME and MEW magazines. I am using a PC running Win 10


print screen.jpg

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
09/02/2019 18:42:35


I completed a metric set for my Boxford lathe

Thread: Keyway cutting
25/01/2019 12:37:13

If you have access to the archives there was a plan for a slotting attachment in issue 6 August/September 1991 which would meet your requirements


Thread: Gear Cutting
21/12/2018 12:54:32

I've just cut a 127 tooth gear for my Boxford in aluminium, I used the arduino / rotary table method discribed here

I also used the sketch from this thread



Edited By Micky T on 21/12/2018 12:55:58

Thread: New member Shropshire / Wolverhampton
06/12/2018 12:02:13

Hi James i have sent you a PM. if you look to the top of the page there will be an envelope flashing called inbox


Thread: Supplier for Large Timber Workshop - Recommendations Please
13/07/2018 09:25:31

Hi Nick

Your friend could try these suppliers of timber buildings. **LINK** they supplied me with a log cabin 5M by 5M.


It comes as a flat pack


It all slots together




A full set of plans and construction details come with the building

You can purchase a full roof insulation and floor insulation kit. I purchased the thicker floor boards i think they were about 30mm thick.

I have been very satisfied with my purchase so far. not the cheapest way of doing a building but definatley very satisfying. I have gone through one winter so far and i was quite warm in there.

I do not work for the above firm , just a very satisfied customer


Thread: What did you do Today 2018
02/04/2018 23:49:14

It’s not my original idea . But the copper rings are 38mm in diameter and should only allow access to small sead eating birds like blue tits sparrows and robins. As soon as I get birds eating in there I’ll post a photo.

02/04/2018 18:03:07


Finally placed the new Squirrel proof bird feeder in the garden

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