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Member postings for larry phelan 1

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Thread: Surface Plate & Height Gauge recommendations
01/06/2020 15:56:48

I spend my money on good Irish Whiskey, can,t do much better than that !cheeky

Thread: Belt Up
01/06/2020 09:00:14

I think very few small lathes like form tools of any kind, has been my experience anyway.

Thread: Braze Welding Gear Tooth Repair
01/06/2020 08:52:34

Would love to hear the feed back on this one !

I have a similar gear waiting for repair.

Thread: Machine Covers
01/06/2020 08:50:43

Sad to say, my Lux machine remains as naked as the day it was made.

Thread: Steam Powered Workshop
01/06/2020 08:45:25

Not sure what the workshop police would have to say about that set up !

Thread: Two queries please
31/05/2020 13:26:08

You might also try Drills UK.

I have bought from them several times and found them good to deal with.

Thread: Surface Plate & Height Gauge recommendations
31/05/2020 13:15:41

I was given a large piece of granite worktop when a friend fitted a new kitchen.

This thing is as big as a double sink and about 40mm thick.

Not tool room quality, but a lot better than my bench top [when I can see it }

Thread: Boxford AUD motor drive wheel plus reverse switch issue
30/05/2020 20:45:37

Just as a matter of interest, how or why is the key moving ?

Is it the wrong size ? Why is the screw not clamping it in place ?

Thread: Parting tip breakage
30/05/2020 20:35:31

I use inserts like that for parting off. Bought the holder and inserts from China, made a holder to suit my back mounted tool post and the whole thing works OK, well most of the time anyway.

Would not ever consider parting off that far from the chuck.

As an aside, my lathe does not like 3 or 4 mm inserts, but seems quite happy with 2mm ones, so I stick with them.

Happy parting off !

Thread: Workshop Gloves
30/05/2020 14:43:43

Oh You are awful ! I hate you- I hate you- I HATE YOUUUU !

Thread: Earthing Issue on new machine
28/05/2020 17:01:49

You need to remember that machines are sent out with little or no inspection despite what the seller tells you.

You have only to read some of the posts on this Forum to see that.

Cars are not much better. It pays to check EVERYTHING before using any machine.

The suppliers goal is to Get it out---Get the money in ! Full stop !

You don't believe it ? Read a few posts on this Forum and you might see things in a different light.

Don't even ask how I know.

Thread: Arc welding rods
28/05/2020 16:48:06

I solved that problem many moons ago by keeping my welding rods in the hotpress.

S-W-M-B-O objects from time to time, but I suffer from deafness from time to time, as required, so it,s not really a problem.

The good news is that the rods remain dry and the flux never breaks away, so it,s worth a try.

Rods kept in a cold workshop seldom perform well

Wrap them up in a tee shirt and say nothing about them.

Thread: cross slide dept stop
26/05/2020 17:01:27

Taking on board the good advice offered by so many Members, I scrapped my first attempt at a dept stop and up graded the whole thing.

The end result has been much more satisfactory all round, with the error being reduced from 6 or 8 thou to I or 2 thou, which is good enough for my needs

I would like to thank everyone for their input.

I will try and put photos in my album [sometimes it works, sometimes not ]

Thread: Single point threading
26/05/2020 16:52:47

I have cut 6mm with HSS tool bits [at 50 revs ] without any trouble. I never bother with tailstock die holders, not much use for anything over 6mm , I found.

Support from the tailstock does help, but threading right up to the shoulder ?, How often do you need to ?

Thread: Stressing over numbers
26/05/2020 11:02:39

I,m 20 years arsing about and I still make cock-ups, sometimes bigger ones, so don't feel too bad about it.

Just join the club, remember, you don't have to be nuts, but it helps !

Thread: Riveted Linked Vee Belt
26/05/2020 09:42:49

Forgot to add, link belts are about three times as dear as standard v belts. !

25/05/2020 09:50:57

I bought a link belt fo r my lathe recently and found that it was easy to remove links by turning the rivets sideways as Brian says. Older belts were a bit different I seem to remember, not too kind to fingers.

Thread: Starting again.
21/05/2020 18:14:26

Too true.

Thread: A polite note to beginners from ARC
20/05/2020 19:24:37

You cannot please everyone all the time.

You cannot please some people any time, no matter what you do.

So, I say, don't worry about it, just do your best, most of us will be thankful for it.cheeky

Thread: Stabilising a Milling Machine
19/05/2020 18:33:16

I have a LUX milling machine for which I made a stand using 40x40x4 box tubing.

The space under the machine is used for storage of milling tools ect.

It has never moved since I installed it but to be sure, to be sure, I fitted a brace from the top of the coloum to the back wall.

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