Here is a list of all the postings Mike E. has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Rotary table + cross slide ....... why ?|
I have a Palmgren rotary table with the x & y cross slides. When I was young, all I had was a drill press, and paired with the x/y rotary table served me admirably for light milling and making custom spool hubs for the chopped bikes I worked on back in the early 1970's. Would have loved to have had a mill back then.
|Thread: Lunar Eclipse|
Nice photos. No luck in my neck of the woods.
|Thread: Bending copper pipe|
An option would be to find a long coil spring with a 3/8" bore and slip it over the copper tube where you intend the bend to be. The spring will support the surrounding area to equalize the pressure around the bend and minimise the chance of a sharp kink. I have a set of commercially made ones are made for this purpose, but are not immediately available to post photos.
|Thread: Angle checker|
If it were me, I would probably have put it where I keep my lathe centre gage tool for threading; because they look alike.
|Thread: Todays Mystery Objects?|
possibly a chute connection for air dropping supplies for ground troops.
|Thread: Solution found to the World's biggest problem . . .|
The DVLA already have. This year our 15 year old car cost us one hundred and ninety pounds road tax, yet the newer one we just bought now costs us thirty pounds.
|Thread: what Christmas present|
A set of gear cutters would be nice.
|Thread: Where to learn Gear Hobbing?|
Currently there is an old Koepfer gear hobber on the G and M tools site.
|Thread: Pickle for Cartridge Brass|
Not sure how it would work on copper, but Apple Cider Vinegar will dissolve the worst corrosion imaginable on brass and leave it looking like new.
|Thread: Today's mystery object|
Necessity being the mother of invention, it looks like an attempt at a home made builders level.
|Thread: Tiny hoist designs?|
Consider a hand crank winch, the type used on small boat trailers to winch boats up on to them out of the water at a loading ramp.
|Thread: Belt Driven Hacksaws -|
I have the larger model 90 Kennedy saw which had belt slippage when I acquired it. Oil was part of the problem, but slippage all but disappeared when I roughed up the small motor pully with coarse sandpaper.
|Thread: A good quality oil can..?|
Here's a thought..... Why not make your own ?
I often see metal hip flasks for a couple of pounds in charity shops. Machining a simple drip nozzle replacement cap with an O-ring would make for a handy size oil can.
|Thread: Correct name for this item please?|
Although I have many fine quality tools, I never considered that they needed to be put on an Alter. To me there is nothing sacrilegious about using a fine quality item to make a fine quality tool, and yes, I would use a Rolls Royce for towing a plow if I needed to; but I don't, I have a Kubota. I take very good care of my tools and vehicles, but they are there to serve me in life, not me to serve them. Cobbling pipe fittings for a tapping machine would suffice if the need arises, but personally, I would prefer to make something a little more refined if possible.
|Thread: What Is The Most Beautiful 'Thing' In The World?|
True reciprocated Love.
|Thread: Digital Calipers|
Lock it within a couple of thousandths, then carefully stone the ends to fit the sample you wish to duplicate.
|Thread: Copper Solid Rivets|
Google "riveting aircraft panels".
|Thread: Tom senior M1 horizontal arbor|
Not sure about your vertical head, the one on my mill has an MT-2 taper.
Hope you and Durhambuilder work out an equitable swap.
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