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Member postings for Richard Millington

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Thread: Lathe change gears vs gearbox
20/01/2022 19:50:33

Gearbox for me, not only for pitch change ease but also for feed rate as well

Thread: Are standard "M4" nuts & bolts normally fine or course pitch?
13/01/2022 19:27:33

You could have BA mixed up with them.

Thread: Harrison 250
12/01/2022 10:53:29

I would certainly leave the bed attached to the stand, but when I moved my old Boxford BUD I removed the headstock, motor, saddle and tailstock so it was easy to get into a Berlingo.

Maybe worth looking into for the Harrison.

Thread: Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition 2022
11/01/2022 19:14:16

Good, hope Doncaster is on as well.

Thread: Collet Choice
06/01/2022 19:52:26

I have an ER32 collet set, a Clarkson type chuck and MT collets with my mill.

ER32 - most versatile, can be used with any type of cutter or drill bit (threaded shank or plain).

Clarkson type - most secure tool holding but you need screwed shank cutters in either metric or imperial to suit your collets.

MT collets - best for height, but are not as flexible on sizing as ER collets. i.e. the shank needs to be suited for the collet size.

If you want to take heavy cuts get the Clarkson type, if you want flexibility get the ER, personally unless you have height issues I wouldn't bother with the MT collets.

Thread: Tailstock cuck, keyless or not?
05/01/2022 20:45:58

I have keyless in the lathe (a cheap one), never had a problem with it.

Have a keyed Jacobs in the mill just for the reduced height never had a problem with it.

On my second keyless for the Makita battery drill - chuck slips again!

Thread: Slightly large lathe
01/01/2022 20:31:09

I have a Boxford 280 (9 speed), a vast improvement on the BUD which was before it and with virtually no more space taken (just a little deeper).

Mine came with everything except steadies, I have already made a fixed steady and travelling is on the projects list.

If you get the original QCTP extra holders can be expensive, RDG ones can be made to fit with a little grinding to the slot.

Thread: 2021 Christmas Cracker-ish humour
19/12/2021 20:39:43

From the Chester Zoo prog:

How many tickles does it take to make an Octopus laugh?

Ten tickles.laugh

Thread: Myford ML1 ? or 2 ?
07/12/2021 20:03:38

The gear is for backgear, undo the V-belt drive allen screws locking it onto the headstock spindle and slide the gears in which should give backgear range.

Thread: Myford 280 Manual and Sales Brochure
24/11/2021 07:50:17

Well done Russ.

Thread: Thread cutting on a lathe
24/11/2021 07:47:49

As an alternative to Zeus you could download Presto Counsellor

Thread: A workholding question.
22/10/2021 18:27:28

I assume you don't want a bolt / washer as you don't seem to have a through hole. Ditch the double sided, it's probably causing more problems that solving. Make a spreader washer for the tailstock to spread the pressure out more and use Loctite, stud lock or bearing fit if needed. Heat up to remove.

Thread: 316 Stainless
18/10/2021 10:50:35

If you are going to mount two gears on it for one to drive the other then you will need the slot.

You could file the slot for the keyway, or clamp the tube on the cross slide on a small V block and put a small milling cutter in the chuck.

Thread: My new favourite threads
16/10/2021 19:45:02

M12 x 1.25 is used on Japanese motorbikes (as is M10 x 1.25).

M10 x 1.0 hydraulic applications as is 3/8 UNF.

Thread: ML10 Headstock mounts
16/10/2021 19:34:23

I've dropped him a message to see if he still has them.

16/10/2021 19:17:19

43 - refer to my post above.

16/10/2021 18:17:36

What do you mean by "mount". Can you post a picture?

If you mean the clamp which holds the headstock to the bed I sold some to someone recently, Not sure if he wanted them, but could put him in contact with you.

Thread: Boxford ?
15/10/2021 21:40:00

Left cover;

Move the white knobbed lever up or down, this is forward or reverse for the leadscrew. Looks like it is in neutral.

Thread: Seal selection
15/10/2021 20:53:32
Lip seal with open bearings on most OE motorbike wheel setups. Lip seal with sealed bearing will be fine.
Thread: Could you get away with this today
14/10/2021 08:14:35

Kenny Everett is being re-run on Freeview here, it even has a disclaimer at the start!

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