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Member postings for Mark Gould 1

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Thread: More evidence that the world has gone mad!
06/12/2019 22:49:27
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!

Thread: DRO on a Mill
29/11/2019 01:49:21

I have an Emco FB-2 (Round column mill) which I fit a 3 axis DRO which I bought from Allendale. Works a charm and I use the z-axis a lot. I am not sure I understand why this is an issue? If you google “FB-2 dro” there are several iterations of the z-axis.

Thread: What's your favorite Dan Gelbart video
29/11/2019 00:49:34

Thanks Michael, I’ll have a look at that thread.

28/11/2019 22:59:06

Funny I have never even heard if him and I watch all the usual suspects (Abom, Ox Tools, Keith Fenner, no23mk2, Joe Pi and Mr. Crispin). Thanks for the tip.

Edited By Mark Gould 1 on 28/11/2019 22:59:26

Thread: Metric micrometer what t buy?
28/11/2019 22:44:58

I watched a youtube video a while ago in which a Chinese digital caliper was shown to be changing the indicated value as the battery depleted. This was an eye opener for me. Since then I have decided to buy only Mitutoyo’s (or similar) and would prefer a decent second hand quality mic to a new Chinese made one.

That being said I do buy my milling cutters from Banggood which I have found to be excellent, generally. That is more an aside just to prove I’m not a complete tool snob


Thread: Parallel Pliers
28/11/2019 22:24:27

Another +1 for the Maun pliers. Excellent bit of kit.


Thread: How to use a round column mill
01/11/2019 10:14:27

Silly me, I used my mad Googles skills and found your website Graham!

01/11/2019 08:57:55

Graham, that looks like a fantastic spndle lock on your FB-2. Do you still have any drawings for it? It’s one of the less popular things on this otherwise great little mill and together with powerfeed on Z the only thing I would like to add. If you have anything left and don’t mind me copying your design I would love to make that addition.

Thread: Fortis lathes
24/10/2019 21:16:56

Hello Vic,

Welcome to the forum from another newbie, have you checked ? That is probably the mother lode when it comes to lathe info.

Hope this helps,


Thread: Stuart No. 1 Build Progress
16/10/2019 12:37:26

I would great appreciate any help in rotating these photo's. If the moderators have any tips I'm listening.



We have also done the top and bottom cylinder covers (what a joy a PCD function is on a milling machine!)







Edited By JasonB on 16/10/2019 16:36:44


Edited By JasonB on 16/10/2019 16:38:57

Thread: Telescopic bore gauges
15/10/2019 23:20:24

I too bought a set of Chinese telescopic bore gauges and found them horrible. They came in a blue plastic wallet thingy (on Banggood). I have thrown them away and bought a second hand set of Mitutoyo's on Ebay.

Thread: Stuart No. 1 Build Progress
15/10/2019 23:01:57

We have been whittling away at the Stuart and are getting there. We have completed the steam chest and cylinder.






Thread: S50 Conrod test
29/09/2019 14:57:00

Looks beautiful, well done. Is the shank tapered?

Thread: Complete newbie question - RC car from scratch
19/09/2019 09:28:07

I had never heard of a tether car either and was amazed by what I saw after Googling them!

Thread: Any interesting lathe projects for beginners?
17/09/2019 15:31:24

What about a Kentucky-do-nothing?


Edited By Mark Gould 1 on 17/09/2019 15:32:47

Thread: Lubrication
15/09/2019 05:34:41


David Hawthornthwaite made an excellent maintenance booklet for the S7, describing where to oil and how often to oil. I printed it out and had it plasticized and keep it near the lathe.

If you Google “Myford Super 7 maintenance” you’ll find it on his website.


Thread: V-Twin 100cc Design & Build
12/09/2019 09:39:07


Loving this build thread immensely. As an alternative to holding your milling cutters in a collet you can also buy end mill holders from Arc which have fixed sizes. I have 2 ready to go with cutters in them 6mm and 10mm, being 2 sizes I use often.



Thread: The Workshop Progress Thread 2019
09/09/2019 16:40:54


I am amazed to think you are designing a gearbox, i only vaguely undertand them! looking forward to seeing the progress, do you plan to take any phtotos to share with us?


Thread: Just bought an ML7, what should i do first?
09/09/2019 06:10:04

Shaun, watch Geoffrey Crokers’s most excellent youtube channel where he restored an ML-7 to what looks like almost new. Most rewarding to watch. With some effort and advice for which this forum is the best place to be your ML-7 will be fitting fit again!

Thread: Stuart No. 1 Build Progress
07/09/2019 06:05:55

Here are some more build pics. It was challenging getting through that hard layer in the casting.








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