Here is a list of all the postings Paul Ainsworth has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Bending stainless rod|
New jig worked a treat, thanks for advice fellas. Steep learning curve this stuff as I only started messing with metal recently.
Revised jig, I'll see how this goes.
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
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|
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.
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.
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|
X axis was a doddle but y axis took some fiddling
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.
Looks good, I'll have to check clearance for rotary table handle but would also like it sited at front of table.
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|
Thanks for that, seems happy at 0.5mm cut and faster feed. As you say there’s no rush.
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|
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?|
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
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|
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.
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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