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Member postings for David George 1

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Thread: Wiring new Motor on Myford
27/05/2019 08:35:46

Hi Toni to post a picture the information is on a forum web site FAQ if you look at top of page on the black stripe Forums tab. I hope this helps.


27/05/2019 08:31:02

Hi a little more information would be helpful what make and model would make it easier to advise, perhaps a picture of the information plate on the motor. Sometimes there is information on the inside of the terminal cover plate.


Edited By David George 1 on 27/05/2019 08:31:28

Thread: Replacement Type cross slide nut.
27/05/2019 07:51:19

Hi Thor I just used the OD as is I just made sure front clearance was ok with a ball nosed cutter. Hopper I have just drawn a mod for using a single thrust bearing on the handle side as the plate isn't thick enough to fit another on the screw slide but the area is quite small and there dosn't show any wear after 70 od years.



26/05/2019 22:37:07

Hi I have been screw cutting a new cross slide nut and in order to make the nut standard I first made a tap hardened it then screw cut the phosphor bronze nut and then tidy it up with tap.20190518_090018.jpg








Perfect fit no play and just needs to mod slide to take nut.





Edited By David George 1 on 26/05/2019 22:38:22

Edited By David George 1 on 26/05/2019 22:40:47

Thread: Hello
26/05/2019 22:02:09

Hi Toni welcome to the forum it's good to see international connections to information shared over the world. Have you pictures of small constructions etc.


Thread: Watching for long enough.......
24/05/2019 20:05:30

Hi welcome to the forum not to far from you down the A38. Loads of info on here you just have to ask.


Thread: Threading plastics
24/05/2019 06:51:52

Hi Chris what is the coil for will the coil get hot or warm in use? Have you thought of using tufnol you can get it in tube sections it is machinable and an insulator.


Thread: sieg mill: normal chuck or collet chuck?
23/05/2019 08:46:43

Hi Ace drill chucks are not recomended for milling and I would always use a collet set to hold a cutter. You are likely to find that the cutter moves if held in a drill chuck and it may push back or pull out to ruin your job. You will also have to have a vice and clamps for holding the work piece. Talk to ARC they have some starter sets unless you gave some equipment already.


Thread: Hello
20/05/2019 19:48:43

Hi Philip welcome to the forum. It helps to say where your locality is so local supliers etc can be suggested. Being an ex motorcyclist what bikes have you worked on. I had a Matchless 650 twin then a Triumph 500 tiger before racing a 500 Suzuki based Dresda, a FEW years ago.


Thread: Equipment required
19/05/2019 07:32:45

Hi i see that you havn't had a reply but i can't help as i don't know about locomotives but I would have thought that you could find out what diamiter the larger parts are and find a lathe which is capable to turn it. But don't restrict yourself as the next job will probably need a larger lathe etc you can turn small parts on a larger lathe but not always the reverse. I would buy what you can afford and as good as you can get.


Thread: Where can I get a 2 step pulley
16/05/2019 13:32:11

Hi Grant I made one for my M Type here is a copy of the sketch. It is the one for the motor to drive the counter shaft made of aluminium.




Edited By David George 1 on 16/05/2019 13:32:56

Thread: Green Grit Wheel
16/05/2019 07:12:04

Hi Nick the first thing I did when getting my grinder was to change the rough standared wheel to a silicon carbide wheel as if you use brazed on carbide tools and boring bars you will need one. I use the fine wheel for HSS tool and drill grinding.


Thread: Long time reader, newly joined
16/05/2019 07:05:24

Hi DC welcome to the forum. What are you interested in and where are you based as it helps to suggest local supliers etc.


Thread: Shipping to USA
14/05/2019 20:11:12

Hi Matt The rules for shipping go America are terrible and even the wood and packing materials must be to regular US standard. Any oil and coolant etc must be removed and certified clean. Get an agent to prevent it being impounded and or returned.


Thread: fobco drill
14/05/2019 17:53:02

I have had to repair a similar problem with a Fobco bench drill it had been used in a toolroom to drill graphite and the graphite was abrasive so that the clamp wouldn't lock but the and of the ring closed when tightened. I just had a larger slot cut with a wider slitting wheel to allow it to clamp.


Thread: Quick change tool post for myford mtype 31/2" long bed
13/05/2019 18:03:20

Hi I have fitted a Dickens type bought from Myford. Here is picture and sketch of my mod.

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Thread: Result - the 2019 Stevenson Trophy
12/05/2019 21:50:35

Congratulations Mike


10/05/2019 19:59:16

Any news or results

Thread: Drummond type m
09/05/2019 17:53:26

Hi Dan There is a mod to fit an extra thrust bearing just behind the chuck location and into the bronze bearing. The bearing is a roller thrust bearing with two hardened washers and fits perfectly into the space there now. It gives more support to the spindle and reduce chatter. I bought mine from Simply Bearings NTA1625 Needle Roller Cage Thrust Assembly with 2 TRA1625 Washers 1.00x1.562x0.1381 inch (NTA1625-TRA1625) = £6.41


Thread: Fobco Star Modifications
09/05/2019 13:30:20

Hi Phil The floor standing one has a solid column and a wind up mechanism for raiseing and lowering the table. It would have to be bolted to the floor or a substantial plate fastened to the floor of a wooden floor. You could make a new spindle with a Morse taper, they were available on some models.


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