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Member postings for Steve King 5

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Thread: New tool post for my lathe
04/10/2019 07:48:31

I have a QCTP but only one tool holder so untill i have the time to make some more (10-15) its stays on the shelf. My current set up is 3 fore way tool posts all set up with the most common tools that a use, 2 tools in each holder. Its surprisingly quick just a whip off the fore way and change it with another.

Thread: Any interesting lathe projects for beginners?
17/09/2019 05:40:34

A fire piston maybe.

Clickspring on YouTube have a good video on his channel.

Lathe tool hight gauge

Chuck key (iv just done this myself) not so difficult and useful.

Do a simple sketch with dimensiones and try and hit the numbers to the thou.

Thread: Recommendation for Tool and Cutter Grinder
13/09/2019 20:02:23

Read a thread on here recently about someone turning their lathe into a grinding machine not really recommended due to all the dust contamination but if cleaned down properly I can't see any issue sorry don't have a link

Thread: My Faircut Lathe
11/09/2019 17:51:52

Looking good mate

This is the sort of thread I was planning on doing with my faircut lathe before I came across the damaged headstock. Very interesting reading so far keep the progress updates coming. I still need to sort out the bits it's that you need as soon as I get five minutes in the garage I'll photograph what I've got an email them to you.



Thread: Quorn Mk3
06/09/2019 11:15:58

Nope but i will now


Thread: Grinding cup wheel help
30/08/2019 20:09:37

Evening all

Bit of help/advice on grinding wheels and cup wheels please.

I like grinding my own HSS tooling for my lathe and shaper, mainly free hand but i need to machine a acme thread in a couple of projects time. So im correctly making a grinding rest to help me achieve accurate angles on the tool. The grinder rest design iv settled on is a mash up of several iv seen on YouTube and sites like this. So my question is what grit and what type/style of wheel would best suit my needs. The HSS i mainly have is mo max and super mo max up to 3/4. I should ad ill mainly finishing my hand ground tooling not hogging off large amounts as iv got a bigger grinder for roughing. 



Edited By Steve King 5 on 30/08/2019 20:12:13

Thread: My Faircut Lathe
18/08/2019 21:40:55
Posted by Andy Carlson on 18/08/2019 21:36:31:
Posted by Andy Carlson on 18/08/2019 21:25:13:
Posted by Steve King 5 on 18/08/2019 20:51:25:

I will PM you.

... or not. I dont seem to get the option to PM you when I look at your profile. Not sure why.

My email is

18/08/2019 20:51:25

I have one of these myself. Not used it as closer inspection revealed the head stock was cracked. Iv been told its not repairable. So i have spares you you need any stuff. Think iv got pictures of it im my album if you'd like to have a look.

Thread: V-Twin 100cc Design & Build
10/07/2019 11:57:13

Really looking forward to seeing this engine buid progress. Good luck and keep us all posted.

Thread: Using a pillar drill for milling?
22/06/2019 21:16:33

I tried it on my startrite drill it didn't end well. Lesson learned

Thread: DTI identification
21/06/2019 16:52:48

That's correct a mk2 I believe

21/06/2019 12:03:25

I'd love a DRO but even the cheapest Chinese one are hundreds and I only have tens hahaha. Maybe one day.



21/06/2019 10:34:38

I plan on using the DTI like this




21/06/2019 08:37:32

Thanks JasonB

Its metric 0.050 equal the one full rotation plus 27 divisions.

Thanks for helping out the novice its much appreciated .



21/06/2019 08:11:07

Think its metric as it does not line up when mounted to my lathe as suggested by JasonB.

If any one wants to swop it for a imperial equivalent drop me a message.



20/06/2019 19:35:34

Hi all

I have the DTI but it doesn't say if its metric or imperial nor does it say what each increment is. Its very heavy and feels smooth so I'm hoping it's a good quality one.

Can anyone help.




Thread: Hello from East Yorkshire
19/06/2019 20:18:36

Good evening Mark

Welcome to the forum, it's a very friendly place with people always happy to help.

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
02/06/2019 19:04:20

20190602_125636.jpg20190602_125641.jpgDragged the wife and kids around a car boot this morning and picked up a bench grinder £18, bottle Jack £4 and some g-clamps £4 for the 3.


28/05/2019 19:29:30

Finished and blued up some tee nuts.


28/05/2019 15:24:03

Managed to finish the tee nuts this morning. Used cold blue for the 1st time and was pleasantly surprised with the results.



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