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Member postings for larry phelan 1

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Thread: Woodmaster Table Saw
15/09/2021 14:05:23

At 30 quid, I think you did OK. I would just fit a new switch and get it up and running.

Riving knife is not too important, I seldom use mine since it gets in the way while grooving or cutting joints.

You will do fine without it.

Nice find !

Thread: Cutting Steel Plate.
11/09/2021 09:11:35

Hacksaw ??

Thread: Why do designers do this!!
07/09/2021 09:55:42

I think Chris has got it in one !!

Thread: They see you coming
05/09/2021 13:45:28

You mean to say you have people like that over your way as well ???

Shocking !!cheeky

Thread: Disposal of swarf
04/09/2021 14:20:47

I recycle my scrap in my local centre, they take almost everything and all for 2 Euro !

No excuse to dump anything in The Sunny South East !

Thread: Cleaning my lathe
03/09/2021 10:04:17

I clean off every scrap of dirt I can find, then I polish everything to a high finish before wrapping it all up nice and tidy and wishing it sweet dreams. !

Needless to say, I seldom switch it on No-N0-No, that,s not good for it, it,s only there to be looked at, not used !

However, in the real World, I use it to get the job done, then clean off the heavy muck before getting on with something else. I regard it as a machine to be used, not to be looked at. I can buy ornaments cheaper.laugh

Thread: Student switchgear
02/09/2021 17:40:57

Sad to say, Bernard, that kind of response seems to be quite common these days.

Hope you get sorted out OK, could be a nice machine when you get it running.

Thread: A SIMPLE POINT !
27/08/2021 17:20:59

Nothing in life is simple, is it ?cheeky

Thread: Build a Pallet Beehive
27/08/2021 09:09:54

And as Ady1 says "If it dont work, kill them" !

Thread: Chipmaster motor wiring
25/08/2021 08:39:15

I dont think it,s the starter you should be looking at. Perhaps you should check the position of the links in the motor terminal box ? One way for star, other way for delta.frown

Thread: Left hand thread on a Chester drill spindle
23/08/2021 16:21:58

That would seem to be very similar to the setup on a chopsaw, which has a left hand screw, or nut, clamping the blade in place. Nothing unusual there, I think. As Brian Woods said, a washer should sort it out.

Thread: Moving vice on mill table....
21/08/2021 17:19:58

Sounds like your vise is being clamped to something, just not the table !

Time to have a look to see what.

Vises clamped to milling machines do not move.

Thread: Strange stain in caravan
20/08/2021 16:08:40

Could be due to an infected Haggis getting revenge.

Other than that I dinna ken.frown

Thread: Is there such a thing as an 'external reamer'?
18/08/2021 08:22:10

Some of you may remember my seeking advice about a similar problem some time ago.

I had made an adjustable stop for my cross slide, which worked, sort of, but was just too light.

The advice I received was to beef it up, and Hey Presto it worked !

I still use it from time to time and once set, it is a pleasure to use, since it has three different settings.

Easy enough to make.

Thread: choices of material to turn
16/08/2021 07:55:23

First thing you need to get is a big scrap box, believe me, you will need it !cheeky

Thread: Making Tapered Castellations in Aluminium
14/08/2021 10:09:18

Nice tidy workshop, Jason, mine used to be like that, many moons ago !

Now, it,s more like a tiphead, everything is there, it,s just a question of finding it !

Anyone else in the club ? Dont be shy !frown

Thread: Colchester Bantam Lathe
09/08/2021 16:49:14

When I had my garage/workshop built, I had the floor smooth finished [the builder thought I was mad, maybe he was right ], cost a bit more, not a lot, but it makes moving stuff around so easy !

Rough floors--heavy machines= A-P-I-T-A.

Smooth floors+ rollers =a simple op., Even so, take care, if she tips over, dont try to stop her, you wont, just stay out of the line of fire !

Nice machine, never had one, had to settle for Chinese junk, still going 20+ years on.

Have fun !cheeky

Thread: Beginner Lathe, Chester Craftsman.
31/07/2021 18:55:13

Hi Blake,

I have a Craftsman lathe for the last 20 years and offer my comments, for what they are worth, [perhaps not a lot ]

Mine came with two chucks, faceplate, two steadies, centres and a few gearwheels.

Mine is a belt drive, not a gear head machine, with a low speed of about 40 RPM, great for screwcutting.

There is quite a wide range of threads which can be cut, both Metric and Whit., Two threads which are not listed are 1,75 [12mm ] and 3.5 [30mm ], both of which I use from time to time, but they can be cut [ask if you want to know ]

Did not have any issue with the fixed steady, but the traveling steady seems to be WAY OUT OF LINE ., N ever needed to use it until recently and thought I was seeing things.

Most of the screws used at assy seem to have been total shit, I replaced most of them. Paintwork not great, but I dont care about the look of a machine as long as it works.

Regarding response or service from Chester, I will say nothing ! They did have a man called John there some years ago, who was helpful, to a fault, and never failed to respond to a call, sad to say, he was not replaced when he retired, [Hope you are keeping well John ]

Perhaps Chester are more interested in the bigger market, who knows ?

However, you must remember that Chester are regarded as a "Sacred Cow" on this Forum.

To sum up, I am happy enough with my machine, it was built to a price but does all I want, that seems to be the name of the game, you want better, you pay big bucks.

When I was a young lad [dont ask when that was ], did I ever think I could afford a lathe ?

Did you ?

Thread: Leveling machines
26/07/2021 17:50:51

From what I have read, before and now ,it appears that it would make no difference if the machine was standing on its head, like a vertical lathe, provided that it was not in twist.

Open to correction, as usual.

Thread: What on Earth would this be used for?
26/07/2021 17:36:09

!Them were the days, when men were men, and women were glad about it !

My Father had one of those things, would put the fear of God into you !

Sad to say, it went AWOL, like many other things, when I had to "Move House "

On the same track, I once saw a Primus stove about 5 times as big as any I had ever seen before, I dont know what size the tank was, but you would not carry it around on your bike like I did with my little one !

I think it must have been Ex Army.

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