Here is a list of all the postings Richard Millington has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: My Casting Blunders and Successes|
Thank you for taking the time to post this. It has been a really interesting and informative read.
|Thread: Single phase milling machine recommendations|
I will be selling my bench mounted Centec 2a in a week or two, MK3 head,riser block,horiz arm etc, EMI dro.
Edited By Richard Millington on 27/06/2022 08:56:44
|Thread: Replacing a 24V AC machine lamp|
If you are coming off a multi tapped transformer see if you can swap the supply to 12v. I have replaced mine with MR16 lamps, you can get new lamp holders from Toolstation.
|Thread: Failed Miller Transportation|
I feel for you and hopefully no one was injured.
I would wait for the damage assessment, it may not be too bad, on the other hand it may have ruined the column, knee and table. Until it's stood upright, shrink wrap removed and assessed you're not going to know.
|Thread: MES Kennet Tool and Cutter Grinder|
For my Quorn copy I incorporated a fitting to take my Dyson hose for dust extraction. Well worth it.
|Thread: Making HSS form tools|
Dremel with grinding discs will do it. I do my gash when sharpening end mills with a diamond cutting disc on a Dremel.
|Thread: AN UNFINISHED PROJECT !|
Nine's 3/8 whit for vert, but 5/16 for the horizontal. 10mm I have a waisted special for the times I need one.
|Thread: Best way to cut mild steel sheets|
|Thread: AN UNFINISHED PROJECT !|
Motor on the side has good and bad points, coolant and swarf and ease of tensioning as mentioned, I'd have it in a cabinet preferably.
From memory Arbor support is 2" deep at arm.
Arbor, if you have a lathe turn one between centres, 5/16 tapped for drawbar, no keyway, could shatter thin cutting discs if grabbed in material.
I'll measure the pulleys for you at the weekend.
|Thread: Fix my (new) Lathe|
If that's the saddle lock I'd leave it as it is, but I would ask for some new wiper felts as those do not look like they will wipe anything.
|Thread: Vickers Bl 8 inch Howitzer cannon of 1917|
Apologies I missed this.
Pak 40, not to scale or even 100% accurate. All made from stainless from the scrap tub apart from the nylatron tyres!
17" total length from tip of the muzzle brake to the towing hitch.
|Thread: Boxford AUD/BUD single phase conversion|
Check the motor can be wired Delta 240v.
|Thread: SENIOR Mill for someone?|
Looks work in progress project, table doesn't look long enough for a 2B, motor mount's fabricated, belt drive isn't using gearbox, column, knee and saddle 2B
|Thread: Boxford Ball Oilers|
1/4" on my 280. I get the old ones out where I don't have access to the back with a self tapper down the hole then pull.
If you have access to the back of it, knock the oiler out and it may be that the spring has started to come out of the oiler. Wind it back in and tap the bottom with a ball bearing to retain the spring better.
|Thread: Machinist level|
You will probably have to break the old vial to get it out.
This will show you how they come to bits.
Edited By Richard Millington on 16/03/2022 20:14:53
Yes it does come apart, ends unscrew, vial is usually held in with plaster of paris.
Someone beat me to it!
also some sellers on EBay
Edited By Richard Millington on 16/03/2022 20:03:29
|Thread: Myford to Tom Senior...what next!|
Bigger workshop collect more toys
|Thread: Making a Carriage stop for a lathe|
I have two carriage stops for my lathe, one is std and makes a clutch slip in the apron. The other one I put on the carriage stop which operates a micro switch to add a braked stop from the vfd for when screw cutting.
|Thread: Scratch build of CES rotary table|
Home and Workshop Machinery had some advertised on EBay, may be worth a phone call.
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