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Member postings for Frank Gorse

Here is a list of all the postings Frank Gorse has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2021
20/07/2021 20:56:57

I’ve heard iroko called a lot of names,usually with an expletive attached,but never ironwood. Apart from the dust,which can be evil,it’s notoriously unstable-rip a straight piece and you may finish up with two banana- shaped ones.

There’s another African timber called Ekki or Red Ironwood (Lophira alata). Now that’s really hard and very heavy

Thread: Man management
12/07/2021 20:38:08

The word ‘some’ is only used in the phrase‘some job’

The only possible inference from the original letter is that all local tradesmen are cowboys and most get up to dirty tricks.

12/07/2021 19:49:00

Brian,I’m fairly sure that a number of members on this forum(Jason?) are or have been in the building and related trades. You appear to dismiss them-us- all as ‘cowboys’ who get up to ‘dirty tricks’. Perhaps you would like to reconsider that ?

Thread: Beam Engine
08/07/2021 19:07:20

Speaking as one who never,ever gets anything wrong- stay with us Bill!

Thread: Milling machines - western-made s/h recommendations up to 2k
30/06/2021 12:57:58

William,I’m sending you a pm

Thread: Taper due to tailstock height misalignment.
07/06/2021 20:18:41

It was GHT He’s talking about tool height,which is constant along the length unlike tailstock height the effect of which increases but the result must be very similar.

Using a 2MT shank as an example,with the tool 10 thou high or low he calculates the error on diameter to be 0.000058” and the hollow in the middle 0.00000135”. which even he describes as ‘insignificant’ And,he tells us,always a hollow,never a barrel shape.

(Model Engineers Workshop Manual,p139 ,’the myth of tool height setting’

Edited By Frank Gorse on 07/06/2021 20:21:28

Thread: Easy question for woodwork specialists
15/05/2021 21:26:50

You can’t judge plywood by its colour,have a look at the cheaper grade supplied by Fyne Boat kits(usual disclaimer) which is to BS 1088 and also FSC certified. And I’ve had some with a very rough surface ,from a trusted local supplier,which also complies and has been perfectly ok in use.

Thread: Looking for a block of cast iron please
16/04/2021 22:15:51

M machine metals list it,also same size in steel.

Sorry,ignore that,misread size!

Okay,third try,they really do list 150x150mmEdited By Frank Gorse on 16/04/2021 22:18:09

Edited By Frank Gorse on 16/04/2021 22:21:38

Thread: ML7 Hand Crank / Wheel?
27/03/2021 20:39:22

I like Bernard’s version myself,are there any drawings anywhere to save me from making several scrap ones?

Thread: Tailstock turret
04/02/2021 22:36:56

How about a disc of,say,thick MDF with a recess cut out to clear the spigot. Safer than loose parallels.Then the whole thing clamped to the faceplate.

Incidentally,where did you get the casting from?

Thread: Yet another scam lathe sale on ebay to be aware of
05/01/2021 19:06:20

There was a Super7 for sale near Inverness a few weeks back,very similar advert. Anyone know what happened to that? The option of collecting may be a bluff,knowing that most of the population is under house arrest at present. It’s a shame we’ve all been made so sceptical but there are lots of crooks out there.

Thread: Stent Tool Grinder
20/12/2020 16:13:24

There’s a grinder designed by Derek Brooks in MEW 16-17,all fabricated,which has been called the Brooks Stent. There’s a lot of info about it,including pictures and errata, on the Gadgetbuilder website. I’ve been thinking about building one ever since the article appeared,nearly 28 years ago now.

Thread: Good Old British Weather?
16/12/2020 10:35:21

According to Wikipedia-yes, I know- burning 1 gallon of kerosene produces 10 pints of water. Even if the figures are not exact surely that tells us all we need to know.

Thread: Good YouTube videos
21/11/2020 17:11:06

I recently discovered Julius Sumner Miller,professor of Physics and enthusiasm. And nobody has yet mentioned the brilliant Dan Gelbart. Both highly recommended.Sorry,don’t know how to do links.

Thread: Workshop/Garage Insulation/Space Heating
06/11/2020 12:34:17

‘Drying wet bikes out’ is the first problem you need to solve. Every bit of moisture you carry into the workshop has the potential to become condensation on any cold surface. Machines are big heavy things that take a long time to warm up so are the first places for condensation to form. The British climate tends to be pretty soggy too so keeping it outside is best for most of the year. Insulation can only be a good thing,not only to keep the heat in but also to prevent sudden temperature increases,as when a warm (ie wet) front comes along.

I used to have an unheated,uninsulated and badly sealed workshop in one of the wettest bits of Britain so have given the matter some consideration. Dehumidifiers are great but you must do a good job of draghtproofing,otherwise you’re trying to dry out the entire planet.

Thread: Swamp Ash
29/10/2020 20:39:02

Times like this I’m glad I have Van Gogh’s ear for music.

Thread: Hemingway Myford Saddle Stop kit
21/10/2020 13:44:58

It’s a nice project but if you want something that does the job for a fraction of the work there’s one in ‘The Amateur’s Lathe’ by LH Sparey. His only provides one length stop but it’s a simple enough modification. I fully agree with Baz,by the way,that the place for a saddle lock is at the saddle.

Thread: Stuart 7a (again)
15/08/2020 13:33:13

I’ve just bought an incomplete set of castings for a 7a-no crankshaft,flywheel or drawings-and am awaiting delivery.
Please can anybody tell me the diameter of the crankshaft and the thickness of the webs so that I can order some metal.

Thank you.

Thread: Help identifying "garter type" oil seals
11/07/2020 17:01:47

Try looking for ‘lip seal’,the garter bit refers to the spring inside it I think. Just had one from ‘Simply Bearings’ for a water pump

Thread: Mild Steel Flat Bar?
21/04/2020 11:02:48

For that quantity gauge plate shouldn’t be too expensive,I think M Machine have it.

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