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Thread: Bending stainless rod
20/10/2019 14:30:51

New jig worked a treat, thanks for advice fellas. Steep learning curve this stuff as I only started messing with metal recently.

20/10/2019 12:38:30

Revised jig, I'll see how this goes.


19/10/2019 17:30:44

Better photo without collet, bend needs to be on blue mark in line with one of the end flats.  303 stainless



Edited By Paul Ainsworth on 19/10/2019 17:31:24

Edited By Paul Ainsworth on 19/10/2019 17:45:20

Edited By Paul Ainsworth on 19/10/2019 17:47:24

19/10/2019 10:34:47

I have to put a 45deg bend in this part where it meets the pin. The 10mm shaft that's in the collet has to remain true as it will run in a bush, the 25mm collar stops me using a normal 2 pin approach (I think).

Heat or not?

Would you build a differnt jig?

How would you do it?




Edited By Paul Ainsworth on 19/10/2019 10:37:26

Thread: Metric tap and die set
20/09/2019 13:17:35

After much deliberation I opted for the HSS set from Tracy tools.

Now to bung my repeat sizes of Presto and Dormer imperial taps on ebay.

19/09/2019 18:08:55

I can get away with 5 or 6 sizes so can splash on them. I've been given a mountain of dormer etc imperial but no metric. *light bulb moment* use good imperial taps and dies even though I'm working in metric.

Thanks for input fellas, I'll reply with results.

19/09/2019 15:35:35

Gentle folk of the model making world, would you kindly supply me with a few names of decent metric tap and die sets please. My Aldi set is just not up to O1 tool steel and Stainless has just killed it completely.

Thanking you in advance.

Thread: Mill DRO
08/09/2019 11:57:50

X axis was a doddle but y axis took some fiddling

08/09/2019 11:57:04


02/09/2019 16:35:33

Thanks for the measurements Martin, it should all fit together nicely. Just waiting for the couriers now, one with shiny new DB10 Super and one with mill dro.

01/09/2019 15:20:03

Looks good, I'll have to check clearance for rotary table handle but would also like it sited at front of table.

31/08/2019 06:41:09

Thanks gents.

30/08/2019 10:38:38

Has anyone fitted a machine dro 'Chester 20v' kit to a Warco wm16? Any tips for fitting would be most welcome.

Thread: Depth of cut
06/08/2019 11:24:15

Thanks for that, seems happy at 0.5mm cut and faster feed. As you say there’s no rush.

06/08/2019 09:13:16

First time cutting 304 stainless, online calculator gives 480rpm and 75mm/min for feed and speed.

What depth of cut would you use roughing and finishing?

10mm hss 4 flute cutter, wm16 mill


Edited By Paul Ainsworth on 06/08/2019 09:39:10

Thread: Cutting steel to size
12/05/2019 18:42:09

I used to use a 1mm cutting disc on angle grinder, does the job but rough as a bears watsit. Just bought the smallest of the Warco bandsaws, my, what a difference. Switch on and do other stuff whilst it cuts, very good finish to the cut and I'm not panting like a dog cutting 30mm stainless.

Thread: Bolted or Feet?
26/04/2019 19:47:55

This stand is the improved one, 13" x 17" footprint. I'll use feet, brace it to the wall and add ballast as suggested though. Thanks fellas.

Edited By Paul Ainsworth on 26/04/2019 19:48:44

26/04/2019 10:50:01

Milling machine stand, would you bolt it to concrete floor, use anti vibration feet or stand it on wood blocks?

It's a Warco WM16 stand, and won't be getting moved once in.

Thread: Jarvis Tapper
06/04/2019 15:02:04

Just had a good look at the holding end, it's similar/same as your Pollard, 3 jaws and spring method to centre and square drive. Split sleeves sound like a good idea, if not I'll keep it for the bigger jobs.


06/04/2019 11:36:09

I recently bought a Jarvis Tapping Head from ebay, stripped and cleaned it and it is now running as it should. Does anyone know if I could fit a smaller collet insert to enable smaller taps to be used? Or is it a smaller chuck job? Smallest that will centre at the moment is 3/8".


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