Here is a list of all the postings Cliff Izzard has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: air compressors|
Thanks Dave did you mean 7524 ?
I am nearing the completion of a Stuart Victoria engine and will need to buy an air compressor to run it.
I have no experience of compressors / air tools, but am considering a Hyundai
HY5508, 4cfm, 8ltr, 100psi, 550Kw £149.
Will this be adequate ?
I would appreciate any comments and advice
|Thread: Lifting an SX2P Mill|
I have been considering buying an SX2P mill for some time but have been put off by the problem of lifting it up onto the bench. I am self isolatiing and being the wrong side of 80 would not attempt a manual lift of 70kg and would not ask anyone else to either . All other alternatives such as engine hoist, chain block and tackle etc were out for various reasons.
It occurred to me that if the Ancient Egyptians could raise 100 ton blocks of stone up onto the Pyramids I should be able to lift a 70kg 3ft onto a bench using what is believed to be their method., and so I went ahead on that basis.
One 12 ft section of an extending aluminium ladder was used as the inclined plane positioned so that about 2ft was over the bench. 2 hook bolts were fitted over a rung and through the bench to prevent any movement. I had tested the ladder on two timber packers just off the floor with a 90 kg ( me ) load at mid span.
As can be seen in the pics it was was fortunate that the batterns on the underside of the packing case were ideally space to act as guides against the sides of the ladder.
I had considered using a bottle jack to push the case up the plane but in the event found that although it required a bit more effort a length of wood used as a lever was quicker.
When the case was over the bench it was easy to lift the bottom of the ladder and place a step ladder for support . The ladder could now be withdrawn and the case dismantled on the bench.
The most difficult part of the job was reassembling the ladder and re roping it.
|Thread: Boxford Cross slide|
Thanks all for the suggestions and info
I have cleaned the slide up and find the screws are standard 2ba cup point grub screws about 10mm long. There are no ball bearings or plugs and the ends have not been rounded. 2 of the screws were missing which helps to explain the sloppyness.
I intend to retain the 5 existing grub screws and replace the missing 2 with cap screws which I am now awaiting, I may have to run a die down these to make the threaded part long enough to reach the gib strip.
Its worth mentioning that the gib strip is located axially with a small pin 1.5mm dia driven through from the outside of the slide engaging with a slot in the outer face of the gib.
The cross slide on my Boxford Cud is very sloppy and in need of attention.
The gib strip adjusting screws are full of gunge. I intend to replace the grub screws with cap screws which are easier to adjust and better to lock the slide when necessary. i propose to run a tap through the screw holes to clea them out.
Can any one tell me the thread size of these holes, they are very small and it would easy to run the wrong size tap through and ruin the slide.
the lathe serial no is 17370 which I think makes it about 1965. I collected it from a school about 1979
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