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Thread: Taper identification
30/10/2020 10:52:24

I have just looked up the gauge dim of a BT 30 taper at 31.75 clearly to small to fit the machine, which is 1 3/8 ?

Am I right in saying the size of a bt ? is the same with a shade as a int ? the difference being at the thin end, designed on bt for auto tool changing ?

30/10/2020 07:50:14
Posted by Me. on 29/10/2020 09:49:18:.

Its a Herbert machine from the 50's so it used to use a Herbert taper but I can see it has been modified to take more standard tooling but what that is is yet to be confirmed.

That tool shown in the pic fits the spindle and looks to be imperial, it will measure 1 3/8 a shade further on the taper? Which makes it the standard NS taper, If the machine has been modified what was it before, because now it takes very difficult to find tooliing?

It would be good to see a picture of the modification to the machine, has the spindle been sleeved and remachined to rectify damage?

Am I missing something here?


Edited By Pete White on 30/10/2020 08:02:23

Thread: .DXF Files for Meccano Chain Wheels
27/10/2020 12:55:42
Posted by Engine Builder on 26/10/2020 17:59:54:

This site has all the Meccano original part drawings. I have made some parts using them.

Meccano Drawings

Browsing those took me back, developed my skills with a number 6 set, very useful gounding for owning Landrovers for 50 years lol.

Thread: Heating copper boilers
25/10/2020 12:12:28

The wire would be a problem, certainly where it leaves the transfomer core to the leads? My oil filled Oxrord say at 150 amps 50 volts will run all day, but the heat output is on the end of the electrode. ?


Thread: Herbert No10 Mill - details
25/10/2020 09:38:24
Posted by Oldiron on 24/10/2020 20:28:58:
Posted by Pete White on 29/09/2020 14:00:32: I don't think I can mention Arc Eurotrade?


As far as I know there is no ban on mentioning our good friends @ Arc Eurotrade.


O good dont want to to break tthe rules.

24/10/2020 14:03:52

That looks like a nice machine. So Herberts went their own way with tapers more than once ! They certainly knew what they were doing, must have had good reason. The single slot in the table is sometimes a challenge!


24/10/2020 09:14:50

I am not sure which casting is broken on your machine, that pic of mine shows the top of the knee mainly, big issue if that is broken .

Edited By Pete White on 24/10/2020 09:16:54

24/10/2020 09:12:32


Thread: nanoCad
07/10/2020 13:39:59

There are wobblers when you use different drawing packages on a file for sure. I use Librecad with linux on a Chrome book. I sent some files off for a laser quote and the guy said my lines were all green and dotted? I sent the same drawings to a mate running a newish version of Autocad and they opened fine? I suspect the issue was caused when I imported the drawing as a block and exploded it, don't know where the dotted lines came from? I had used green construction lines but had deleted them, night mare.

I have since sent the laser firm drawing done with normal techniques and they are fine ?


Edited By Pete White on 07/10/2020 13:42:16

Thread: Sheet Metal Bending Block and Blade
05/10/2020 06:41:27

Nice work,I have toyed with making something like this for years, never got round to it, day !

I did turn out this, which may be of interest? Bending force calculator , if you have not already seen anything similar?


Edited By Pete White on 05/10/2020 06:43:16

Thread: Please Avoid Political and Partisan Issues
02/10/2020 12:52:53

Top marks to all, we only have to do is follow the rules, everywhere would be a better place if people could do that.

Full support, thankyou.


Thread: Herbert No10 Mill - details
29/09/2020 14:00:32

I believe that there is a very small length of parallel after the gauge line ? Int 30 was a natural choice, didn't see any thing more suited IMO.

Plenty of 30 around at fair prices if you watch out. I was lucky that my machine came with a clarkson chuck on a Herbert taper. Apart from that I have adapters with the use of the sleeve to morse for drilling and a 30 tool for fly cutting. I don't think I can mention Arc Eurotrade?, so have a look at one of your forum sponsors as a starting point of the auction site.


29/09/2020 10:40:36

Rough, very rough, sketch of setup, hope that helps.

Not sure about the image size?


29/09/2020 10:38:21


Thread: Quality Problems With the Sieg sx2.7
28/09/2020 20:28:23
Posted by Tony Pratt 1 on 28/09/2020 19:11:19:

Mr Nir Somthing, is there anyone you know personally near your location who can advise you? I say this with the best intentions as there are many people on this forum who could evaluate your machine if they had eyes on it but diagnosing a problem via a forum is nigh on impossible, are there any model engineering clubs near you for example or do you know any mechanically biased co workers? Please don't take this as a negative posting.


Plus one Tony, if only I could have said that in my own words.smiley

This hobby? is great fun, not supposed to cause us big problems............??? , leads me to sleepless night sometimes though. lol


Thread: 3/16 Cast Iron Rod
28/09/2020 14:37:24

I went to a poor school, no snapping of cast iron there. We had a bar between fixed supports,with a threaded end, the strongest lad in the class would tighten the nut, after heating a slight slender girl would then come on stage and tighten the nut more with ease. You would have to pick the participant differently these day of course and do a full risk assessment due to the heat. laugh

I remember it well,I was that lad, reined by self confidence for years. lol


p.s. now we have the whole horse to ride, can I suggest that it doesn't have to be cast iron?

Thread: Restoring a wooden tool box, help needed
27/09/2020 21:47:19
Posted by Brian Abbott on 27/09/2020 21:16:04:

Hello Pete, i used Gorilla Glue, just the normal white wood glue.

bit unsure but it has worked really well.

now had 2 coats of the danish oil and is starting to look really good,

would like a bit more of a shine but maybe this will come with a few more coats.

Thanks all.

Edited By Brian Abbott on 27/09/2020 21:20:10

Thanks for the reply, I just wondered what you would opt for after all the advice. I like "normal" monkey glue, but not sure about the expanding stuff myself. Danish oil does need a coat or two, but can be tidied up at any time later with a quick sand and an added coat. Light sand and thin coatswink


27/09/2020 09:48:50

Yes like the Bosun said, but............what did you glue it up with, I need to know.!


Thread: Quality Problems With the Sieg sx2.7
25/09/2020 19:50:10

Nir, an aside welcome to the forum, .................sorry to hear of your problems.

Thread: Herbert No10 Mill - details
25/09/2020 13:36:11

Workshop locked up and sleeve is in the spindle. A pic wouldn't be very interesting, it is just a taper blued to the mill spindle the inside blued to 30 int, don't over think it !


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