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Member postings for Philip Burley

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Thread: Four Jaw chuck
02/03/2020 08:19:15

while we are discussing 4 jaw chucks , can someone explain to me why some have numbered jaws? I assumed that it wouldn't matter where the jaws went on a 4 jaw.

Thread: DVLA Scam
28/02/2020 15:06:50

I nearly got caught with this last year , just noted at the bottom a charge , when i knew there should not be one , I sent an email saying that they were a con , They replied not because they will send me a reminder next year ( but at a cost)

Thread: tipped tooling
23/02/2020 10:55:48

The bar I was using is a RDG indexable 16 mm diameter , Yes its a 4 inch x 1 1/4 bore , I think my trouble is taking it too slowly, speed and feed and too fine a cut, But working to a size fine cuts are a must for me , I am not an engineer . just a self taught guy . I think I will stick to the HHS unless its something really hard .

Thanks for the input

23/02/2020 09:07:48

I dont seem to be able to get on with tipped tools , I just bought a new boring bar but it leaves a poor finish , I tried a couple of others as well similar result , A HSS tipped cutter works fine . , I have founf similar results on plain turning , on cast and on steel . I am using a Culchester Bantam so plenty of power , Where an I going wrong please

Thread: cylinder boring
19/02/2020 19:44:20

Its a Mk 1 Bantam . I bought the plate last week for £25 . nobody wanted it as it's too big and heavy for most lathes . I was going to use a between centres bar , but I couldnt see how to set it to get an exact to size bore with out a complicated adjustment bar . . and the Bantam doent have and bolt holes in the cross slide anyway . With a thick boring bar I think this should be OK , Takes ages though . 10 mins for one pass at my speeds !!

regards

19/02/2020 17:58:40

a pic of the set up to bore my red wing cylinder using a monster keats type angle plate

19/02/2020 17:56:31

a picture of my boring set up , with a monster keats type angle plate

19/02/2020 17:54:04

cylinder boring.jpg

Thread: digital mag
15/02/2020 13:31:18

got them now , but I don't know how , I hope I can find them again !!

15/02/2020 13:31:17

got them now , but I don't know how , I hope I can find them again !!

15/02/2020 10:17:27

I have downloaded the Pocketmag etc , when it says to sign in , I cant find anywhere to do that , until a couple of months ago I had no problems . Sorry but i am a "thicky" when it comes to anything not straight forward

15/02/2020 09:39:21

Is it only me ? I dont seem to be able to read my digital editions of the ME Workshop . I get lost in a mass of downloads

regards

Thread: cylinder boring
11/02/2020 12:43:16

So I will make a piston sized plug and bore the cylinder , the make the piston to fit , Rings are supplied with the kit so piston size is critical.

regards Phil

11/02/2020 08:35:22

Hello .. I am about to start boring the cylinder for my Red Wing engine , Is it easier to make the piston first and the bore the cylinder or bore first and make piston to fit .What do other's do ?

Thread: The Engineers Emporium - Red Wing hit and miss engine
28/12/2019 14:06:14

I got mine from Forest Classics a few months ago , I have machined the base casting and the crankshaft , Working on the flywheels now

regards Phil

Thread: Suppliers of brass, aluminium, bronze etc
11/12/2019 12:11:23

I recently ordered some 1/2 round bar and 5/8 square metal from a well known supplier . They sent me metric material , too small for what I needed . I have emailed but had no satisfaction , a bit disappointing

Phil

Thread: ST boiler insulation again
04/12/2019 11:57:29

oh yes sorry , they are the old fashioned 501 and a 504

regards

04/12/2019 08:49:30

Hello , I cant be the first to look for suitable insulation materiel for a ST boiler . I have some woven materiel . but it isnt right , it needs something rigid about 1/4 inch thick

Regards

Thread: pressure release valve
17/11/2019 11:05:30

I bought a second hand 5 inch boiler . It passed the hydraulic test fine . just a dribble from the fittings . The pressure release valve seems very small for the size of the boiler , is it OK to fit another bigger one on the new steam turret

regards Phil

Thread: Better work
26/10/2019 07:54:07

I recognise " silly old duffer " Mine have been "moderately acceptable " But I have met up with another local model maker , he made me a pair beautiful miniature oilers for my ST no 1 , When I came to fit them I was embarrassed to do it , I started to see all the faults on my engine , so I have stripped it down to re work the big end and refit the crosshead pit etc etc ,

regards

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