Here is a list of all the postings Mike London has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Does anyone know what this is for?|
You now know I am not a gardener!
Not sure if it is connected or not but there is a drum of what looks like nylon rope behind the machine, out of context with the rest of the surroundings.
As a total guess in the dark, maybe it was for turning and folding over a rope edging and putting in eyelets etc. for tarpaulins, canvas sails etc?
As above, thoroughly recommend Tracy Tools.
Disappointed when they moved from West London many years ago and I could no longer visit and rummage through their large selection of tooling but their mail order has always been faultless and they attend a lot of the exhibitions. Excellent company to deal with.
|Thread: 5 BA Cap screws|
I recently acquired some 3 BA screws from a company called GWR Fasteners Ltd. based in Owestry.
They stock and /or will make a large range of BA fasteners.
No connection apart from good service.
|Thread: Royal Mail next day 1pm is a rip off|
On Monday (15/02/21) at about 3 in the afternoon I ordered a fairly large heavy item from Arc Eurotrade. I was promised delivery on Wednesday (17/02/21).
I have no connection with Arc Euro or Royal Mail. But I think that was fantastic service from both parties.
|Thread: Bridgeport power feed|
Please correct me if I am missing something but you have a varispeed head with all the the torque benefits.
|Thread: help needed|
Is it possible to check inside your master socket to see what colour wires are actually connected to its input?
I think BT quite often run everything in their standard 4 core cable but may only use a couple of the conductors.
Old Mart beat me to it.
Edited By Mike London on 07/12/2020 15:49:21
|Thread: Moving a Myford VMC advice needed thanks!|
If you are renting a Transit, can you you not rent a Luton with a tail lift?
Normally can lift a ton plus which should cope with a VMC intact and on the ground I used some short offcut lengths of scaffolding under base to manouver to position.
|Thread: Taking Leave|
Whilst fully understanding the priorities of life, I hope this will be a scaling down of forum activities rather than a complete disconnect.
As a fellow M300 and Bridgeport mill owner, it is good to know that there is someone out there with more knowledge than myself regarding these machines should a query arise.
Unfortunately the internet is a double edged sword, allowing people to easily connect but also allowing people to easily insult. My approach is just to develop a thicker skin.
But I hope as your life readjusts we will see you at some time back on the forum with your knowledge.
|Thread: Harrison 300 Swarf Shield|
I have just noticed you said that you drilled and tapped the holes.
I agree with Clive that the sight glass was probably a push fit, possibly with an "O" ring.
Out of idle curiosity. Just going back to the swarf shield, which in your pictures is screwed to the headstock. Did those tapped holes exist or did you drill and tap. My headstock has no tapped holes.
Andrew has prempted me regarding the use of the mounting pads.
As for the oil sight glass I don't think it is possible to clean it. They are made of plastic and the oil ends up permanently staining and deteriorating the plastic. Mine is almost totally opaque. Impossible to use it to check oil level.
With out wishing to side track the thread.
Your pictures high light something I have never noticed before.
The question I would like to ask, is do you have on the back wall of your bed a plain area with tapped holes for mounting accessories?
|Thread: Cigarette Papers|
I always used to scrounge the tins and still use them 40 years on.
|Thread: Welding precautions|
|Thread: Press Button Oilers?|
Thanks for link.
Without wishing to side track the thread.
|Thread: Parting off|
I have to agree with the comment about the Chronos "T" shaped parting off blade.
The Chronos "T" shaped blades are extremely rigid. Ensuring they are set square and at centre height and I have parted off 60mm diameter stock like a knife through butter. Just touch up the front face with a diamond hone to resharpen and the contoured top surface just curls the swarf clear.
|Thread: Belt Up|
Both my belt sanders are older and British. Both have crowned pulleys and tracking.
Maybe I am not keeping abreast with modern engineering practice.
If you look at any belt sander / linisher you will see a crowned pulley. It can give you an idea of scale and shape.
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