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Member postings for David George 1

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Thread: Workshop insulation
10/04/2020 20:55:04

We have just had a new shed from Crane buildings. It came with a vapour barrier between the outside skin shiplap planks and the frame frame. The walls were then Rockwool insulated and the inner planing tongs and grooved. The roof was the same but had celotex insulation. No other insulation except the floor had solid insulation fastened to the underside. Celotex. I asked about any further barrier but was told it would just trap condensation and cause rust etc.


Thread: Tailstock alignment of an ML7
10/04/2020 09:18:06

Hi Bruce you don't have to have a bar to check the alignment of the tail stock. I have a short length of silver steel with a bend in and mount that in the main chuck. I put the dial indicator on to that and as you rotate the chuck with the indicator in contact you can see any out of alignment.

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I hope this helps. I had previously set the main spindle to cut parallel by checking a piece of 20 mm silver steel 12 inch long, held in the chuck, clocking it with the carriage and further cutting a piece of steel parallel.


Thread: Hello From West Wales
09/04/2020 19:45:08

Hi David welcome back to the forum. What are you interested in, what do you make.


Edited By David George 1 on 09/04/2020 19:46:50

Thread: Hello
08/04/2020 08:22:17

Hi Tom welcome to the forum. Where are you based as it helps to suggest local supliers etc. I make tooling and whatever takes my fancy. I have recently made some jewelry bangles, (with my granddaughter) a simple wobbler steam engine, a drill/grinder attachment for the toolpost on the lathe and other bits and pieces.


Thread: Myford Super 7 Lead Screw Not Turning
08/04/2020 07:55:46

Have s look at the Myford web site as it gives an exploded drawing as well as a parts list. Looking at it there is a taper pin on the drive shaft which could be the weakest link. Can you try and rotate the input shaft with the drive gear disconnected to see where the disconect could be.


Thread: New member from Sherborne Dorset
08/04/2020 07:39:33

Hi Tiger welcome to the forum. It sounds like you are getting a nice workshop together and any knowledge shared is great. What are you interested in making on on your tools or are you a tools person.


Thread: Which suppliers are open for business?
08/04/2020 07:10:28

I had a delivery from M machine metals the middle of last week.


Thread: Wolf NW5 5/8 Any use for Parts
07/04/2020 07:32:04

Looks like no one needs spares but thanks for offering.


Thread: Coronavirus
07/04/2020 07:29:36

Just had an email from a local supplier of canvas good and services and they can supply have masks just thought someone may find it useful. I have just ordered some for a residential home where mothering law is as they are struggling to get supplies.


Thread: Hello from Rugby!
07/04/2020 06:58:24

Hi Oliver welcome to the forum. There are many members interested in like projects on here so ask away but it is worth visiting local clubs as there is a wealth of information there and they may have machinery that helps with the build. They are usually friendly groups but you have to ask if you want help.


Thread: Homemade Lathe Tools
05/04/2020 21:53:11

Hi Jeremy Here are a few bit i made and are useful.

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Small angle plate approx 2" x 2" 1" with a 1/2" step with a few useful holes.

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Silver steel body cross drilled to suit HSS diamiter with grub screw to hold tool bit.

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Small sine bar there is a article in magazine on how to make it.

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Angle plate made from a bought cast iron angle plate with lots of useful taped holes etc

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Small jack screws for adjustable clamping.


Centers for chuck for tapping or centering. Silver steel hardened and tempered. 







Edited By David George 1 on 05/04/2020 21:56:54

Thread: New member in Cumbria
05/04/2020 07:05:14

Hi Keith welcome to the forum. There are plenty of helpful members on here just ask. What interests you and what are you likely to make. If you need to post pictures etc you have to create an album and there is information on how to in the forum tab in the top of the page then FAQ web site tab.


Thread: How to make a silver steel axle
04/04/2020 19:13:32

I have just finnished the same engine yesterday. I used phosphor bronze for the bush and silver steel shaft, no problem. I think you have the wrong brass?  I got my bronze from M machine  metals.



Edited By David George 1 on 04/04/2020 19:17:42

Thread: Some help needed with my build
04/04/2020 08:14:02

Hi Terry can you put some pictures on as it helps to see what the problem is.


Thread: New member
04/04/2020 08:10:13

Hi Sam welcome to the forum. Where are you based as it helps with local supliers and help. There are plenty of Boxford owners on here who can give advice. Safety DONT LEAVE THE CHUCK KEY IN THE CHUCK and Wear safety glasses. Good luck


Thread: Beng's Laura Stirling engine
04/04/2020 07:57:34

Hi welcome to the forum. where are you based, it helps with local supliers and help. This engine has been done on here and it can help with your prodject. At the top of the page, in the search box put Stirling engine Laura it shouldgive you a lot of information on machining and other tips.


Thread: New member in the Scottish Borders
04/04/2020 07:15:27

Hi Jager welcome to the forum. What sort of tools have you been making. If you need to put pictures on here look at the forum page in the black line then frequently asked questions tab. The left hand threading facility is just that you can cut a left hand thread by inserting an extra gear into the gear train, on the headstock, to make the leadscrew rotate in the opposite direction to it left hand thread. Just ask on here if you have any questions but a picture usually helps and shows off what you are making.


Thread: New Mill
03/04/2020 12:21:33

Hi Keith nice to have a nice new machine. When you remove the grease that protects the slides etc. you will need to lubricate the slideways and lead screws with a slideway oil I use 60 grade. don't forget to check the spindle taper inside the spindle as that will need cleaning and not lubricating. The small clamp handles for the ways are a bit of a nuisance as it is possible to break them by positioning them so they catch as the slides are moved and clash with the castings. check for play in the slides after cleaning and oiling they may need adjusting. I didn't check that the headstock locking was tight when I first got my machine as it was lightly tightened but moved when I started to cut steel test piece and it cost me a new carbide cutter. also check the head for being square and tramed up. Make sure that it is bolted down before using especially tilting the head.


Edited By David George 1 on 03/04/2020 12:22:26

Thread: Help with finishing Wobbler engine
03/04/2020 11:49:14

It runs. I had to use the tyre inflator to test as I don't have a compressor.

Thanks for help.




Edited By David George 1 on 03/04/2020 11:50:41

Edited By JasonB on 03/04/2020 12:59:10

03/04/2020 07:59:59






Hi I have been making a wobbler from Steves workshop web site and one of the last things on making it says find the extreme position of the cylinder and mark the port with drill through the exhaust port but the position of the port is on the drawing. I just wondered if I put the hole in to drawing will it work or is it better to mark with a drill and how critical is it. If anyone has made one your help would be appreciated just so I don't have to adjust the hole after drilling.



Edited By David George 1 on 03/04/2020 08:01:09

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