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Member postings for Mark Gould 1

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Thread: Digital callipers shows time not distance
24/03/2020 12:50:19

Are you sure it’s hours, minutes and seconds? It could still be showing size, just in degrees, minutes and seconds. Have to be pretty big mind you


Thread: Super 7 lubrication
06/03/2020 10:59:08


Do yourself a favour and click on the link

it’s an excellent guide to lubrication of your Myford.


Thread: T slot cutter of woodruff cutter?
04/03/2020 21:11:14

Again, these are photo’s Graham himself has put up here so I hope he doesn’t mind me re-posting them.


04/03/2020 21:10:03


Here are 2 photos showing the device installed. I think it’s quite an elegant design and although a lot of material needs to be removed, what you are left with is an effective device for solving the annoying problem of not having 3 hands.



04/03/2020 18:22:33

Ok thanks to you both,


04/03/2020 06:38:09

Thanks all for the advice. I will look at an appropriate woodruff cutter and proceed carefully. My plan is, as you have advised to get everything out of the central slot with an end mill first and then do each “side slot” separately.

@Tony, how should I stress relieve it?


03/03/2020 16:53:43

Here is Grahams drawing, I hope he doesn’t mind me posting it here. It clearly shows the 60mm long slot which has to be milled out. 


Edited By Mark Gould 1 on 03/03/2020 16:56:00

03/03/2020 16:40:40


I am making a spindle lock for my Emco FB-2 milling machine. I am using Graham Meeks design which is made from a single piece of metal. I am using EN1A.

Grahams design has a long slot which carries the actual locking piece. My question to you is, should I be using a t slot cutter or a woodruff cutter? I am unsure what the difference is between these 2 cutters.

Thanks in advance for any help,


Thread: Drill sharpeners
18/02/2020 06:48:40

Bill, I've seen a couple of the Picador attachments on Ebay recently. Perhaps worth a go. Thanks for the info. I will try free handing first.

Clive, yes similar to that first one you posted. A lot of variations on a common theme. That Kaindl looks nice too but is probably eye watering expensive. The Scheppach (sounds German but isn't) one looks to similar but them a lot cheaper. I have a Scheppach 1 inch belt sander which despite its price has done a lot of good work so far. Your Clarkson sounds like the business I will dream on!

Duncan, yes, thats the plan for the moment. Thanks, scribing a line is a good idea.


17/02/2020 21:09:37


I am in the Netherlands so that won't work but many thanks for the offer. I have just been looking on youtube (where I learn most things these days) and will tackle a drill or two next week when I have some time. The range of the drills I want to keep is probably from 8mm up to 12mm.

I'll look at the site, thanks John Baron and the others who have chimed in. Much appreciated.


Thread: Stuart No. 1 Build Progress
17/02/2020 20:38:14




17/02/2020 20:27:58

I keep forgetting to uploads the pics. We have basically completed the Stuart No. 1 but I forgot to take a photo of it in all its glory. We have run in on compressed air without piston rings or gaskets and yet it runs nicely. There's probably some more tweaking of the eccentric to be done to make it run even better but thats something I will have to look into.






Thread: Drill sharpeners
17/02/2020 20:03:56

Now thats encouragement! I will give it a go. I have a decent bench grinder with good stones so any failings are squarely on me


17/02/2020 18:51:04


I have a lot to learn and it will be some time before even my questions make it out of the Beginners section, let alone my answers.

So with this question: my father and I have a lot of drills. Some he has had for 50 years and I don’t want to replace them. I can take them to be sharpened but this in a pain in the ar$e. I have therefore been looking at a drill sharpener. Not the Drill Doctor ones but one step up from there. As with Chinese lathes etc. they come in a variety of packages and colours but are essentially the same machine. They have a lid on the front which contains a set of ER20 collets.

Can anyone tell me if this is a wise buy? Or is the Drill Doctor just as good? I looked on youtube and I must admit the DD didn’t exactly inspire me with confidence.

Thanks again all,


Edited By Mark Gould 1 on 17/02/2020 18:51:34

Thread: The Workshop Progress Thread 2020
16/02/2020 22:11:43

We had a maintenance day today and yesterday. Took the complete table off our FB-2 and cleaned the X and Y axis leadscrews, nuts, gibs and ways. Put it all together and adjusted the backlash out. Also completely cleaned 3 chucks and gave the S7 a good spa day. Replaced the felt wiper, oiled everything and got her looking like new again.

Feels good!

Thread: Tapping drill sizes?
11/02/2020 14:05:05

My Dad said I bet you'll have a decent answer within 10 minutes and you gents came through...again. Many thanks for explaining this to me. There's a lot to learn here.


11/02/2020 08:40:34


Can anyone tell me why the tapping drill size for 3/8 BSP is over 15mm? I thought I had a basic grasp of tapping drill sizes but a hole over half an inch for a tap under half an inch doesn’t add up in my (newbie) head.

Many thanks,


Thread: Metric V Imperial Measurement
09/02/2020 19:53:22

I work in aviation and we use knots, Mach, feet, nautical miles, statute miles, meters, liters, US gallons you name it. A right mess!

Thread: I my goodness
30/01/2020 23:04:43

A good weekends work. Rise early and skip lunch, you might just make it

Thread: Has anyone watched this Girl
18/01/2020 23:58:18

She did a great video on parting and for a complete newbie like me it was a revelation. Parting was always my arch nemesis. I’m still not an expert but have become better at eliminating the variables that cause parting woes. Thanks to Blondihacks.

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