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Member postings for Brian Rutherford

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16/10/2019 19:21:10

Dissapointed to not be goimg this year. Just had a second knee replacement op. Pity as i waited all year for it. Wanted to check out the model boat club based at kingsbury..

Thread: Chinese dovetail cutter
08/04/2019 16:41:00

I bought a 10mm dovetail cutter for telescopic sight rail in mild steel. Suprised it did the job but took very light cuts

08/04/2019 16:40:59

I bought a 10mm dovetail cutter for telescopic sight rail in mild steel. Suprised it did the job but took very light cuts

Thread: Hardinge lathe on fleabay
20/03/2019 09:06:49

Reduced due to fault . Bent leadscrew or half nut.

Thread: Boiler material
11/03/2019 22:18:37
Posted by Brian Rutherford on 11/03/2019 17:17:14:

I was thinking of using then filled with compressed air for running simple steam engines with a suitable regulator fitted. Filling from a compressor to about 100 bar

Sorry should have said 100 psi

Edited By Brian Rutherford on 11/03/2019 22:19:16

11/03/2019 17:17:14

I was thinking of using then filled with compressed air for running simple steam engines with a suitable regulator fitted. Filling from a compressor to about 100 bar

Thread: Bench grinder
25/08/2018 20:45:09

Yes 400 watt motor. Seen a few posts on here previously recommending them.

I shan't be using it till next week but will post an opinion on it. Putting a green wheel on the old one and will use the coarse wheel for roughing tools out

25/08/2018 10:46:18

Been wanting a new grinder for some time as mine was given to me minus the guards and vibrates quite a bit. Noticed screwfix had dropped the price of their Titan 8" to £35 so picked one up this morning. Surprised they had any left at that price

Thread: Songs for the Workshop
23/07/2018 20:08:52

What about Turn, Turn, Turn by the Byrds?

Thread: Dropping 12v dc to 6v dc
25/05/2018 16:51:54

Google ballast resistor

Thread: Warco WM250 Lathe and Warco WM18 Milling machine (Advice please)
18/05/2018 14:21:43

Bazyle you missed the point of my post. Of course its not an ideal job however and i quote from Warcos website

  • Every milling machine we supply is fully checked and tested by a member of our qualified team, and is supplied with an individual accuracy test report.

This is blatantly untrue and should be removed from their literature.

17/05/2018 21:42:34

I have read most of this thread with interest having a warco lathe and toolco mill. I agree with most of the views expressed by the original poster i.e. he has a right to a machine that is totally in specification. What i don't agree with is the claims made by suppliers that that skilled engineers test each machine and fill in a test sheet that shows the results when in fact the tests are "switch on and check it runs".

Thread: Dro for mill
06/04/2018 10:05:27

Ordered the 3 axis kit on March 28th and was delivered today at 9.30am. This is the second set i have bought from the same supplier on the bay. Both times without a hitch. The 2 axis ones for the lathe i had £12 duty to pay plus fedex charge £10 for admin. To fit both lathe and mill has cost me less than £400. Bit of a bargain i think.

First job is to tidy the workshop and clean the machines ..

Thread: National coal mining museum
30/03/2018 19:30:36

Ì went to the mining museum a couple of years ago. Parking and entrance were free. The underground tour cost £3 for a check disc which was refundable or you could keep as a souvenir. Extremely good day out for free although we donated to the museum.

I never new i came from a mining background until i was researching the family history and found my great great great grandfather on the in memoriam list of miners that had been killed in pit accidents on the Durham mining museum website. . My father never mentioned it or any of his family for that matter.

Thread: Dro for mill
26/03/2018 19:00:39

Jason been able to measure up this evening. 700mm scale just fits but with the covers on it would be too tight so 650mm it will be. The z axis only moves 330mm not 370mm as Warco & Toolco both claim. I think they are adding on the quill travel! So i think i need to choose between 350 and 400mm

The cross slide 250mm is ample.

Jason can you post a picture of the fixings for the y-axis please???.

Thank you all for your help


26/03/2018 14:20:11

Thanks FMES

mes. I saw that a few months back but couldnt find it when i looked the other day.

Can't understand why the y and z axis are so long.


I was thinking 200mm for y and 350 for z. I think there is only 330 mm and 200 travel on the machine

Edited By Brian Rutherford on 26/03/2018 14:21:03

26/03/2018 14:14:16

Of course you are correct in that table length and not travel is 840mm. Like Silly old duffer says it looks neater with a longer scale which is why i suggested 700mm. Overhead on length is 140mm total and should just clear the coolant union. You still pay same price upto 1000mm so no reason not to

26/03/2018 10:48:44

Ordering a 3 axis dro from china in the next couple of days to fit to my Toolco vm32. Essentially same as the Warco Wm18.

If anyone has the same sort of setup would be interested in any photos or details on lengths of scales which might help me avoid any pitfalls.

X axis travel is 840mm and was thinking of ordering 700mm scale to avoid overhang as the scales are plus 141mm. My thinking is you would never use the full length of the x axis. Does that sound right ?. Y and z axis the overhang wouldn't matter



Thread: Digital Read Out Optical scales (cheap ones on Ebay
15/02/2018 20:31:53

I bought a 2 axis set from china off the bay. The supplier was very good and will use the same when i do my mill.

Ended up paying £20 extra on duty and paperwork by fedex. Instruction manual is appalling but fitting on my warco was straightforward. No problems with quality and reliability and lets face if just about every computer motherboard is made in china.

Thread: Bench Grinder advice
08/02/2018 15:03:39

Think the record is a no no. Had 2 lots of bad reports. There also seems to be a lot of second hand ones about.

I think the Allwin ones on arc euro look ok the cheaper Titan ones on Screwfix are very cheap but come with 20mm wheels and not 25mm. One thing with Screwfix you can try it and if it vibrates or wobbles you can take it back for an easy refund no arguing

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