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Thread: mystery tool
22/05/2020 06:40:37

..holders for (maybe the circular-type) thread form tool?

Thread: KMyford Hard Rubber Bushes
20/05/2020 20:03:46's that keen to rush out and measure those filthy things, then..

The overall width is 5/16", the flange is 3/32" thick. The major diameter across the flange is 1 1/2", stepping down to 1 1/4" for the reduced portion that the slots in the cover ride on.

The bore is approx 1.10" (can it really be 1 & 7/64ths? -seems a ridiculous dimension to choose..), in any case, just make them to be a good push fit onto their spigots, and the reduced part to have a little clearance in the slots so that the bushes stay fixed on the countershaft head and the cover is able to slide up & over them easily..

Welcome to the forum!

Thread: Lead size for metric bolts.
19/05/2020 07:31:23

Hi Mel. ..all the commonly available threaded rod and fasteners use Metric Coarse Pitch as the standard issue, unless stated to be otherwise;

Wikipedia ISO Metric Screw Thread

..M10 will give you 6mm in 4 turns, but getting a convenient number of turns-at-hand-wheel for 8mm spaces from the M8/10/12 coarse sizes might be a pain - if this is important, 1mm pitch Fine thread bar is available in larger diameters as illustrated here (although I'm sure other suppliers also stock it).

GWR Fasteners Metric Fine Threaded Bar

..depends on how much handle-turning you find acceptable!

Edited By DiogenesII on 19/05/2020 07:40:20

Edited By DiogenesII on 19/05/2020 07:41:44

Thread: Sharpening Files
13/05/2020 09:11:18

I have done it, with the aim of removing rust from a job-lot of ancient new and used files - they sat in a quart of vinegar for up to two weeks (checked at intervals).. ..the "new-but-rusty ones cleaned up okay and are good. Those that were new but pitted, worn, or marred in any way weren't any better.

Once the "edge" has gone, any erosion just seems to replicate the profile as is at the time of dunking, or perhaps even to make it worse - I guess it's in the very nature of the process to remove the angularities and thinnest parts first.

Some of the "new" files were a bit pitted and "raggy" here and there, and they are truly awful to use - they "pin" horribly.. they went in the scrap box (suddenly, and with great emphasis) during the last job that involved EN3b..

So no, it didn't work for me, other than to remove rust.

Thread: Cheese grater strip/band
12/05/2020 21:47:19
Posted by Grindstone Cowboy on 12/05/2020 20:13:07:


I know exactly what you mean, but I just can't remember where I've seen it.

Which isn't much help, I realise, but it may come to me suddenly.


Rob used get given a bit to roughen the tube with in puncture repair kits..

Er, if anyone does an image search on terms similar to "perforated abrasive strip", please take care which web domains you click on, regardless of the image displayed..'s lucky Mrs Diogenes has a sense of humour.. might be best to omit the word "strip", possibly blush..

Edited By DiogenesII on 12/05/2020 21:49:06

Thread: Myford ML10
09/05/2020 12:20:49
Posted by not done it yet on 09/05/2020 09:57:49:
Posted by DiogenesII on 09/05/2020 07:52:44:

..a tapered pin fitted into a blind hole? ..surely the little end must have access for removal, a bush is a service item..

Hopefully a '10 owner will have an answer, if not a photo or even sketch of the parts would be useful, as it's hard for those not familiar with the machine to envisage how the assembly might be arranged..

They are not tapered, surely? Fluted from parallel I would guess. A cheaper production method than precision dowels, I expect.

Not a myford but any positional dowels on my machine can be removed either by tapping out, or through, the hole.

Quite so, NDIY. Apologies...

Thread: Bandsaw advice
09/05/2020 10:28:17

Jason, sorry to be tiresome, but if you have minute, could you just re-iterate what model you have and what the speeds are?

Thread: Myford ML10
09/05/2020 07:52:44

..a tapered pin fitted into a blind hole? ..surely the little end must have access for removal, a bush is a service item..

Hopefully a '10 owner will have an answer, if not a photo or even sketch of the parts would be useful, as it's hard for those not familiar with the machine to envisage how the assembly might be arranged..

Thread: ML4
07/05/2020 18:17:12
Posted by Bazyle on 07/05/2020 17:13:14:

Does your banjo have a second short slot near the pivot point above the leadscrew as visible on the 'lathes site' illustration?...

+1 - ..the quadrant is prevented from rotating by a nut that tightens (against a curved slot cast into the upper front of the banjo) onto a stud that is screwed into the end of the leadscrew bracket above the leadscrew shaft.

The hole for the drive pin in the larger gears is blind, so only present on one side - check the other side of the gear..

The gear should be held in mesh with the pin by a separate collar with a grubscrew..

Edited By DiogenesII on 07/05/2020 18:17:44

Edited By DiogenesII on 07/05/2020 18:19:45

Thread: Description required
05/05/2020 16:17:11

..maybe governor bobweights & parts from a diesel pump? ..or even a magneto?

Thread: Lathe improvements?
02/05/2020 22:20:05

The significance of having a line of sight to NY only struck me today (a dull day at work..) - the Dover Strait makes a very narrow window to look through.. Now I see where you are, I understand how Stuyvesant must have got there.. ..not even any turns to make..

I'm always interested in tools that sit firm on a slide with almost no overhang, as everyone should be.. I think I have it figured enough for my own experimentation, for which I thank you again. I'm sure that if you wanted to post further details, others might be interested too, but of course I don't wish to impose on your welding & turning time - mankind is waiting..

30/04/2020 21:51:19

Thank you posting the extra tool photo's, Niels - I like that design very much..

You have a new 250? ..with bigger bearing housings?

29/04/2020 22:12:48

Good to see that you are back, and have been doing.. Are both of these spindles to be fitted in "inboard"/standard bearings?

..and I am intrigued what is held in that battleship-shaped toolholder..

Thread: Garden Spray Head Nozzle
28/04/2020 09:13:09

Can you show us by a link/photo/description which one you have, David?

Thread: Lawn weed and feed. How much is 35g?
21/04/2020 17:42:25

..Nigel, SShh ..You'll be pestered with Spam from American legal practises offering to sue Bayer for you.. I am, daily..

Thread: Aircraft Guidance Lights, Or?
21/04/2020 17:35:13

Well done, Nigel, I did wonder - I (miss-) spent various parts of my youth with that view as a backdrop..

Thread: Lawn weed and feed. How much is 35g?
21/04/2020 16:52:30

Dosage rates for items to be broadcast are often given for a handful, quite literally - so it'll probably be about as much as one can easily take out with one (smallish) hand..

If you put some non-treasured container on the scales and set the tare, you will be able to put a handful in and see..

..wear gloves..

Thread: Aircraft Guidance Lights, Or?
17/04/2020 07:08:56

If they are not above the skyline, are you sure they are not a set of temporary traffic lights on one of the roads behind the base?

Thread: Tool post for Myford ML10 lathe
13/04/2020 07:57:17

..don't have one, but found this.. that the one, top left? ..some of the other posts on that brochure might also be workable?

Thread: Source of Small Extension Springs
02/04/2020 20:20:39

Ha, tiny springs are obviously like buses.. You have another message..

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