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Member postings for Mark Gould 1

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Thread: Piston size?
10/01/2020 13:26:16

Wow what a wealth of information. Just what we need to proceed. Many thanks for taking the trouble to explain all that Jason, it is much appreciated. We are taking steps in the dark here and this website is providing all sorts of relevant guidance.

Most excellent.


Thread: Heads up!
10/01/2020 12:15:22

I’m not sure if this is allowed on here but I wanted to draw your attention to an FB-2 in the classified section. With the original power feed (a hens tooth) and Emco machine stand. If I was in the UK I’d be in the car already.

Good luck,


P.S. I am not linked to the seller in any way and cannot vouch for the machine itself but as a happy FB-2 owner I thought I’d bring this to your attention.

Thread: Magnetic chucks
10/01/2020 12:06:12

Hi Michael,

Thanks. It is an Eclipse AX475C magnetic chuck 40/034. I think given the fact that they degrade that I’ll give this one a miss.


10/01/2020 11:37:26


I have the possibilty to buy an Eclipse magnetic chuck for our Myford S7.

It is a second hand chuck with a Myford backplate already fitted. Are these worth having? Are they dangerous (anymore dangerous than a newbie who already has a lathe I mean)?

Can a magnetic chuck lose its magnetism?

Thanks in advance,


Thread: Piston size?
10/01/2020 11:33:20
Posted by JasonB on 01/01/2020 07:12:45:

. I'll have a look at the No1 drawings later and suggest a ring and groove size.

Jason, I don’t mean to prod you but have you had time to have a look yet?

Many thanks,


01/01/2020 11:26:37

It is indeed. I tried to hone the bore with a cheap and nasty honing set I bought of eBay. I can’t say I was overly impressed by it, but my own newbie level of honing tai chi might have played a part too.

01/01/2020 00:24:49

Jason, thanks again. Can you say anything about the choice between silicone poston rings and the ones supplied by Stuart?


31/12/2019 16:16:48


Thanks, that explains it then. I couldn't figure out why it would be made from 2 halves though while the original imperial drawings call for a single piece, 2 ringed piston.

We will be running in on air, at least to start. We have no way of creating steam as of yet and have no plans to make a boiler.


31/12/2019 11:31:15


We are about to start machining the piston for our Stuart no. 1. I have a few questions regarding this part.

1. How much clearance should we allow the piston to have relative to the cylinder?

2. I have seen a few youtube videos where silicone piston rings are used instead of the Stuart supplied rings. Which should we use?

3. The original drawings (imperial) show a 2 ringed piston and my build book (metric, also from Stuart) show a strange looking part that doesn't even seem to have a piston ring groove in it.

Any help is greatly appreciated, many thanks,


Thread: Making a superglue chuck adapter for brass wheel
26/12/2019 12:37:23

Alan, thanks for your reply. I’ll give it a go soon!

Thread: Tom senior M1 Mill overhaul completed
26/12/2019 09:24:25

Looks gorgeous Peter, well done!

Thread: Making a superglue chuck adapter for brass wheel
26/12/2019 08:50:30

@Alan Wood, can you explain to me (a newbie to ME) why the tailstock must be slid and not wound when pushing the workpiece into contact with the arbor?



Thread: Impulse buy German pillar drill
16/12/2019 00:00:09

Yes Michael, thats right. 6 gang indeed means 6 gears. From what I can see the gears are changed using 2 selectors on the body of the drill. Thanks for the links,


15/12/2019 23:55:03
Posted by old mart on 15/12/2019 18:10:18:

Could you post a pic of the plate on the drill?

I will when I get it mart.


15/12/2019 14:39:05

Good point old mart, I’ll probably in here when the machine arrives.

15/12/2019 09:21:23

Thanks Michael, I’ll look that up.


15/12/2019 04:15:33


I have wanted a quality European drill for a while and have been searching for Meddings etc. but havent been successful.
i recently ran into this one which seems to be military surplus. Have anyone heard of it? It is a Duss D23 and the press part is a Hahn and Kolb.
My internet searches haven’t revealed much info.

Many thanks,







Edited By Mark Gould 1 on 15/12/2019 04:16:22

Thread: Newby machine help please
09/12/2019 11:07:42

This thread is nearly 3 years old. I doubt Marc is still following this.

Thread: Why mostly manual cars in UK
08/12/2019 04:20:44
Posted by Dave Smith 14 on 07/12/2019 19:41:01:

I have driven a lot of automatics, but why do I still prefer a manual? As with everything its personal preference, I LIKE changing gear and it also allows me to have the car in the part of the power band I want it in not what the car thinks its wants to be in.

a lot of modern cars these days Allow you to choose between automatic and manual. I have a Audi with an S-Tronic box which I can leave in “D” or change to “M” which allows me to use the paddles to change gears. Best of both worlds I suppose.

Thread: More evidence that the world has gone mad!
06/12/2019 22:49:28
Posted by Clive India on 03/12/2019 09:14:18:
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 03/12/2019 08:40:53:

Ah ... that nicely complements the infamous Scunthorpe problem MichaelG.

A friend came from there and, when he was away, called it Shorpe, since there wasn't one in Scunthorpe when he wasn't there!

Funniest thing I’ve read in weeks!

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