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Member postings for Richard Millington

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Thread: My Casting Blunders and Successes
04/07/2022 11:44:48

Thank you for taking the time to post this. It has been a really interesting and informative read.

Thread: Single phase milling machine recommendations
27/06/2022 08:55:40

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
18/06/2022 19:48:45

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
04/06/2022 20:29:26

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
27/05/2022 20:33:18

For my Quorn copy I incorporated a fitting to take my Dyson hose for dust extraction. Well worth it.

Thread: Making HSS form tools
27/05/2022 20:23:32

Dremel with grinding discs will do it. I do my gash when sharpening end mills with a diamond cutting disc on a Dremel.

26/05/2022 19:19:15

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
26/05/2022 19:14:37


26/05/2022 19:07:44

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
20/05/2022 19:35:55

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
17/05/2022 20:31:44
Posted by mal webber on 30/11/2020 19:44:41:

Hello all

Thanks for the comments and interest in the Howitzer build ,Richard the pak40 would make a very nice model what sort of scale are you thinking of building it in .

Apologies I missed this. blush

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
10/05/2022 11:25:57

Check the motor can be wired Delta 240v.

Thread: SENIOR Mill for someone?
08/05/2022 22:18:25

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
17/03/2022 19:39:32

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
16/03/2022 20:14:36

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

16/03/2022 20:05:49

Yes it does come apart, ends unscrew, vial is usually held in with plaster of paris.

16/03/2022 20:02:11

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!
12/03/2022 20:12:12

Bigger workshop idea collect more toys smiley

Thread: Making a Carriage stop for a lathe
02/03/2022 12:58:21

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
24/02/2022 18:59:23

Home and Workshop Machinery had some advertised on EBay, may be worth a phone call.

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