Here is a list of all the postings Rockingdodge has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Fake Websites|
Yes those milling machines are for 'milling' minerals and is totally legit, been around for years.
|Thread: Polly II query|
Hi, Just been firing up a friends Polly II built around 1978 for a shake down and found an issue with the regulator. It seemed to be stuck in the closed position and when opened it looks to be unscrewing itself rather than opening the valve.
My question is if I remove the bolts off the backhead and try to withdraw the regulator should it come out as an assembly and can I then use threadlock to stop it unscrewing itself?
I am assuming that the assembly is threaded and not a press fit even though the plans don't show any threading.
Any advice will be gratefully received.
|Thread: Aldi 3D printer|
Nice printers, can be made much better with upgrades on Thingiverse such as braces for the Z axis, parts cooling fan oh and get an ally bed plate, the pressed steel one tends to move about a bit upseting the Z settings.
|Thread: Using a propane cylinder for partable compressed air.|
I question the argument re corrosion when compressor tanks use the same/ similar metals and I suspect that propane tanks are of a thicker gauge than the air tank sat in your workshop. How many of those have been tested during their life and how many of you religiously drain your tanks on at least a weekly basis?
Propane tanks are tested to approx 400 psig on a 10 to 15 year cycle and they are not bought they are hired and should be returned after the need has been fulfilled.
Edited By Rockingdodge on 04/04/2019 18:42:33
|Thread: Anyone recognize this?|
Hi Jeff, I did mean manual tapping, i don't think the motor would have enough torque and there would be little control.
The drive shaft is held by a nut on the top and my thoughts were to make an extended nut and make a handle similar to the G H Thomas Universal Pillar Tool, and by releasing the balance weight I would have a super dooper tapping machine.
Oh, and I don't eat chips in the workshop
Edited By Rockingdodge on 27/03/2019 10:13:19
There's no id on the castings but the gears are well made, the motor looks to be french. I picked it up for £28 at a local auction, I think I can add tapping to it without too much effort.
Edited By Rockingdodge on 26/03/2019 20:04:07
Ha ha, nice one Jason.
|Thread: What is a good quality lathe paint|
+1 for Tractol, used it to restore my Denham Junior and Record vice.
|Thread: Denham Junior Mk2 Drawbar|
Having the chuck on will take too much travel off.
Cheers John, I'll order up a 3MT dead centre then.
A good idea but I only have 1 &2 mt and the main tapers are R8, will try to beg, borrow or acquire one to try
Thanks Brian, been there, got manual but no info contained therein. It's probably the first items to be discarded, damaged, not replaced and so forgotten in the annals of time.
Ok they are not 5C collets, way too big, the spindle bore is 0.75" with a slightly larger taper so how can I find what taper this is?
Can anyone tell me if the lathe uses 5C collets or if not what the taper is in the spindle please?
I would like to use a centre but don't know how to do it in this lathe.
I'm thinking if it uses collets then I could machine up a drawbar and use a collet to hold a centre. Of course I would like a kind person to give me the dimensions of said drawbar to do this.
Can anyone help please?
|Thread: Machining cork!|
Turn one out of balsa wood?
|Thread: Anyone got this lathe?|
An invisible lathe? Not sure, can't see mine
|Thread: Balco 3D Printer|
There can be and is a degree of flex between the tower and the base which can easily be firmed up with the trusses, the screws attaching the frame to the base are not strong enough to stop movement away from true vertical and the cooling fan is for the part not the extruder itself.
They are nice printers but it is worthwhile to print some of the Thingiverse 'accessories' to firm up the tower and also print a cooler fan for the extruder. makes a real difference.
|Thread: Workshop - indoors or outdoors|
Go for both?
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