Here is a list of all the postings Lee Rogers has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: What rivet to use to join aluminium?|
A few soft solid rivets and if you want belt and braces bond it as well. The bonding + rivets method would allow the use of less rivets and resist peel loads .
|Thread: Locked out of the lathe|
If it's fs fp locker type key anything that is similar has a good chance of doing it. I have the same problem occasionally in my job so I carry 3 odd keys and that does the trick 9 times out of 10. Old Austin, Morris etc car keys are the same.
It's actually worth trying anything that will fit in the lock without force then give it a gentle tweek. When trying other similar keys rake the key in and out with a bit of welly between trial turns of the key, give it several goes before moving on .
|Thread: Drummond Lathe|
|Thread: Help with lathe valuation - First post, be gentle!|
I'm inclined to agree with the half the new cost valuation. Just at the moment there is a glut of good workshop machinery going for a song . ML7 for £300 anybody? Plenty more out there in the £400 to £500 range that would have made £700 ten months ago. Ebay with a starting price of £299 and put it on for ten days ending on a Sunday late afternoon and you'll find out what it's worth today. All a sign of the times I'm afraid.
|Thread: recommendations for used lathes?|
Right now you are in the best buyers market that we have seen for a very long time. Lathes that would have seen £900+ ten months ago are changing hands for half that. I've just bought a lathe that I'd have given £300 for last year for £150. Follow the advise above and go for the hard bargain. Walk away from the dreamers and trade chancers, there's plenty more coming along soon.
|Thread: Covid virus and oil|
|Thread: Spectacles and solder.|
First set the specs up in position with plasticine or whatever and bond the joint with a suitable cyano, loctite , superglue type adhesive. Once it has set make a splint from hard wire (paper clip or safety pin ) and bond that in place with the superglue. Once set you can then apply a thin coat of 2 part epoxy over the entire repair allow to set and repeat untill a layer of epoxy has built up over the entire repair. Superglue is useless on it's own and the area of the break is too small to repair without the splint to spread the load. My £££ varifocal ultralights are still going after 3 years.
I keep thinking that it would be a fun project to make some frames from scratch but SWMBO says I'm not allowed .
|Thread: How Best to Sell a Clarkson Cutter Grinder & Accessories?|
|Thread: Dodgy Lathe on Ebay|
Similar thing happend recently . My restored Drummond Admiralty B Type is Featured on Tonys site with a photo album including one of a letter to the original purchaser on Drummond Headed note paper. This photo lifted from Tonys site was in the ebay ad and he claimed that he had some interesting original documentation. I messaged him and told him to take it down and why. I posted the incident on the Drummond FB group and a guy who had sold the lathe to the ebayer a while ago messaged me and asked for more info. He then contacted the ebayer and had a few words with him.
To say I was hopping mad is an understatement.
|Thread: Is This a Tooth?|
Not a tooth , It's a claw . Simillar to one I have .
|Thread: Collet Blocks|
I knew I'd seen them somewhere. It seems both me and Google had a brain fail. Thanks chaps.
Does anyone know of a UK supplier for square and hex collet blocks. I've tried the usual suspects with no luck.
|Thread: EN3B Mild Steel is a pain or is it me?|
It's the task that makes a power cross feed worth having. It's the constant smooth feed that makes the difference but the set up must be spot on.
|Thread: Silly issue with HBM parting blade|
I have very few insert tools but my Glanze parting tool is one I wouldn't be without. Batten down the hatches , power feed on the crosslide and little Drummond does it's stuff. All that's logical says this is a risky thing to do but I think that it's the steadyness of the feedrate and me concentrating on the cutting oil that does the trick.
Edited By Lee Rogers on 20/07/2020 18:08:55
|Thread: Science Museum needs help identifying mystery objects|
The Hobbies fret saw was part of a combination of tools that included a lathe and I think possibly a pillar drill. A bit like the old Coronet set up.
|Thread: ML7 3jaw pratt burnard|
It has that sudden TWANG look about it .
|Thread: Rapide-Lime hand shaper|
I think that's a French machine . I saw one sold about 6-7 years ago. It's in the same class / size range as the Drummond.
|Thread: Attempting To Make My (new to me) Zyto Beautiful|
Cracking little lathe, I know of one that is still earning it's keep repairing indusrtial sewing machines.
Further to my last post , the standard method of testing parachutes is that daft youth that's always mooching around in the hangar.
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