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Member postings for Lainchy

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Thread: Macro-photography
27/05/2020 07:10:14

I took this one in 2016 via Konus microscope and a phone. Looks almost sci-fi/steampunk. I think it was a mozzi. Too long ago now.20160216_200939_hdr.jpg

Thread: A polite question - from a beginner :) Drilling a NONE wandering hole
22/05/2020 16:42:49

Thanks for all of the info guys, and suggestions. With these in mind, I did some googling and found a very useful video which confirms a lot of the theory here, and certainly I have more understanding and confidence to have another go over the weekend.

Hope this is OK to post.

Thread: Stuart 10V Build Log - Complete Beginner...
21/05/2020 21:43:11

Following this, and making great job of it. I found Andrew Whales youtube build very useful for my S50, and I know he's done one for the 10v too. He's also a forum member. I know he had some pitfalls with the column and crosshead guide.... but it's well worth watching.

Thread: A polite question - from a beginner :) Drilling a NONE wandering hole
21/05/2020 20:22:59

Great reading from all! Many thanks for the suggestions....I have a 3mmspot drill on order, and will also follow other suggestions. And may even make the drill sharpener too.

Many thanks guys

21/05/2020 16:18:15

Perhaps it's not the right terminology Roy, but it definitely doesn't stay on centre anyway.

21/05/2020 15:27:44

Thanks John, I'll bear this in mind also, I hadn't thought about the pressure, but will remember that.

21/05/2020 15:08:43

Thanks Martin. I'll order one and see how I get on with it. Many thanks. Fingers crossed.

21/05/2020 14:44:12

There's no secret in drilling a pilot hole smaller than the centre flat on the next drill up?

21/05/2020 14:42:28

OK, so, I'd be drilling mild steel... maybe 3/32" - 1/4" thick.

I have been centre drilling these with a BS1 or 2 centre drill, but I have also read that a spotting drill should be used to start, not a centre drill. Perhaps I'll get a 3mm spotting drill to try to improve, so many thanks for that. The drill's I've been using are all still factory fresh, all be them not "high quality" named brands, but not also the cheapo cheapo sets.

I'm also drilling with a Warco WM14 mill, which so far is proving to be great, even if not a huge throat. I do tend to try also to drill with very little of the quill out and the tables/head locked.

I am currently building Juliet II and my concern is mainly for when I need to drill and ream the coupling rods. The Baker valve gear is mostly made, but with some wandering on the levers, so not too critical I hope. on the whole... pretty ok, but just... OK. I really want to improve my drilling accuracy.


21/05/2020 13:13:42

Hi group!

Seeing the note RE beginners questions... I have one that troubles me....

When trying to drill a hole, centred in a part, I mark up, edge find in the mill, centre drill..... all good, hole STILL in the middle, but, when drilling, it wanders!

I know there's some reasons why a drill will wander, but haven't worked it out yet.

Any suggestions regarding going up from a centred centre drill, to a bigger hole? Is there some theory other than not trying to poke a 1/2" drill into something that doesn't want to be drilled? I have sometimes managed to get things square again, with a 12mm endmill in one instance, but say I just needed to drill a 3/32 hole, or a number 30, or an 1/8 and get it to remain on the centreline?



Thread: Bending 1/8" Steel Plate
13/05/2020 09:34:46

I have to bend some 1/8" steel plate for my Juliet II... it needs a z bend in it offsetting the reversing lever by 1/4". I have no idea how I'm going to do that yet. I should imagine that 1/8" will need some pounding to do that, or plenty heat.

Thread: Nylon sheet
29/04/2020 16:15:53

Anyone looked or used Vesconite before? **LINK**

Perhaps this could be looked at also. Out of interest, I have a 200mm Orion Optics Newtonian, and I ended up fan cooling the main mirror cell. It cuts cooling time down from 1 hour or so to 20 mins, so definitely worth thinking about when making your cell.



Thread: inland seagulls
29/04/2020 14:47:57

They're everywhere sadly Geoff. We have loads in Birmingham too. always have had.

Thread: Blot On The Landscape
24/04/2020 16:15:27

A total waste IMO, and during and after this virus is done, people will have realised that most meetings can be done via video conferencing, and I doubt very much if the project will recoup even half of its cost.


Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020
01/04/2020 09:11:24

I finally made a start on Juliet II after pulling together lots of resources (Via help on here, and purchases from Kennions, eBay and of course John Tom's site)

Lots to learn and indeed, starting on the valve gear, I've had to make / remake some of the parts so far. With each one though, I've learnt something. I figured I'd start on the valve gear as it was minimum outlay. If this bit can be done, then I'm confident I can make the chassis up. We'll see.


Thread: Mill drill Y axis power feed
31/03/2020 10:41:15

Duplicate - but on a quick surf I notice that it is indeed the RC company. 

Edited By Lainchy on 31/03/2020 10:44:00

31/03/2020 10:41:14

That looks the same typeface "Align" use for their r/c helis? Same company?

Thread: Stuart No 9 Plans
27/03/2020 11:51:47

OK, thanks guys. Many thanks. Will follow those suggestions

25/03/2020 21:11:48

Hi Forum,

We have a kit of parts for a Stuart Number 9, but no plans... does anyone have the plans for this engine?

Many thanks


Thread: Escort anyone?
16/03/2020 22:24:16

Stunning Chap makes Mk1 and 2 escorts in precious metals.

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