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Member postings for Paul Ainsworth

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Thread: Material for a Chuck Backplate
18/06/2020 16:07:36

Is it for a DB10? I bought a backplate for a C6 from ARC, only difference is 52mm nose hole. I sleeved and bored to 50mm to fit the db10s.

Thread: Chester lathe as my new lathe anyone
01/04/2020 15:50:17

Chester after sales are awful to say the least. I bought a DB10S last year and promised myself I'd never spend another penny there. Got mill and bandsaw from Warco and had a much better experience.

Thread: Bandsaw woes.
22/02/2020 11:19:45

Mine did the same just before the belt snapped, changed to bi metal and fine now.

Thread: Warco WM14 mill with DRO
19/01/2020 19:09:03

Another option is to fit a Machine DRO kit, i did this to my WM16, great bit of kit and easy to fit.


Thread: projects
19/01/2020 19:01:34

I like that, looks great.

Thread: Boring bar with inserts shape choice??
12/11/2019 18:31:11

I bought a set of micro boring bars from Bangood, they work rather well. Much better than the set I got with my boring head.

Micro Boring Bar

Thread: Chuck backplate mistake
11/11/2019 09:28:26

Not threaded, it's for a DB10 Super.  A slight lapse in concentration and I took 0.2mm off instead of 0.02mm, must try harder as my school reports used to point out.

David is right in that it is this part that determines the position of the chuck, register is a push fit but the slack from behind it would throw the chuck out.

Bore out and bush it is then.

Thanks gents.


Edited By Paul Ainsworth on 11/11/2019 09:48:32

10/11/2019 18:44:51

Ooops, I've taken a smidgen too much from the nose hole of a backing plate I was making.

Should I/Can I

a: shim it (beer can fits great)

b: make hole bigger amd sleeve it/loctite

c: bin it

Thread: Fly Tying Vice
31/10/2019 19:30:44
Posted by Senior Yates on 30/10/2019 09:10:17:

Nice work Paul, do you have any drawing available?

Not at the moment, I had an original vice to work from.

31/10/2019 19:29:07
Posted by Vic on 30/10/2019 18:50:41:

What did you make the jaws from Paul and were they hardened?

O1 tool steel, hardened, tempered then cold blued.

28/10/2019 10:14:56

Depends on club rules/local bylaws but generally yes they are. I tie these for display or as tying excercise rather than to fish with.

28/10/2019 08:47:23

JohnF, spot on it's a Thunder and Lightning.

28/10/2019 08:46:21
Posted by fishy-steve on 27/10/2019 21:24:54:

Lovely looking vice and fly!

The design looks simular to a LAW vice.


It is copied from a LAW vice, sold my LAW a couple of years ago and regretted it. I've also got a LAW anti reverse reel, I need some more skills before trying one of those though.

Thread: Bending stainless rod
27/10/2019 19:47:18

The end result


Thread: Fly Tying Vice
27/10/2019 19:43:28

The fly is a Classic Salmon fly the name of which escapes me, I'll have to check my books.


27/10/2019 16:44:35

Thanks to the help and advice I get off here the vice is finally completed. The only thing I didn't make is the button cap screw, everything else on the clamp and vice is mine apart from the design (copied from existing vice).


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

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