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Member postings for Brian Morehen

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Thread: Faircut Lathe Owner
18/10/2020 18:23:02

Hi Charles

Welcome from another Faircut Lathe Owner I think this means there are 4 Owners n Model Engineer

I have a Junior which i have had for over 40 years

Regards Brian

Thread: Sky Broadband and Windows 10
08/10/2020 18:11:00

Evening any members having problems with there broadband connection keeps cutting out , Have checked with a couple of friends also having similar problems mostly afternoons and evening


Thread: Faircut lathe tidy up
01/10/2020 14:14:16

Hi Jake.

I was probably lucky with my backplate for my lathe .Having rewired a machine as stated this was a favor in return. Do you not know any one near you who can help. Any machine workshops near you often found local ones only to willing to help if you were in trouble when working away from home with a breakdown.

Regards Brian

Thread: Rocol T.F.P Spray
28/09/2020 18:49:12

Where can I find a similar product. Unable to find any listing for this product anywhere . Regret My Aerosol is now empty.,  Rocol T F P spray

Thanks Brian

Edited By Brian Morehen on 28/09/2020 18:50:38

Thread: 5BA Threads
25/09/2020 18:11:34

Yes I broke my 6BA taper tap 60 yrs old rpaced from Cronos Tools Cost £1.40 ,

Regards Brian

Thread: Switch gear for 2 speed motor
19/09/2020 18:21:36

Look forward to a update at Last everything know working O/K

So many ways and possibilities to get this working.

Regards Brian

17/09/2020 14:08:28

Hi Tom Are the following linked together A1 B! C! if so you may have a dual voltage motor , Is there anyone in your area who does motor repairs ? I feel if you take this motor into ther works they will be able sort this out quite easily.

Regards Brian

16/09/2020 18:01:51

Hi Tom

A three phase motor has 3 leads , connect each of your phases one to each lead and your motor will run if this runs o/k it may be running either slow or fast , which ever it is this will tell you which speed it is running at.

If the direction is wrong change over two of your incoming leads to reverse rotation. al O/k St test complete

disconnect your incoming supply and then reconnect to the other 3 leads your motor will either run fast or slow

2 test complete.,

Your Motor has two sets of windings one for slow and one for fast .

Hope this makes sence if not please come back regards Brian

16/09/2020 10:29:27

Hi Tom.

Once again so many ways this can be done , Wish I had Toms Motor on a bench with a few contactor;s so difficult to find the easiest way when you are not there the obvious and easiest is always the last idea that works A simple change over switch and 1 Relay for Slow and 1 for Fast..

Good luck looks like the answer is with you Brian

Thread: My Faircut Lathe
14/09/2020 11:28:43

Hi Andy.

Looks good worth all of the time and patience and problems on the way , guess you are pleased with the end result

enjoy your bottle of champers Have forgot how many screw threads i made for my cross slide be for i was happy

Regards Brian

Thread: Faircut lathe tidy up
12/09/2020 18:38:28

Hi Jake.

I was lucky my back pkate came back complements of a local engineering works and only required some small adjustments . One Favor for another

Regards Brian

Thread: Myford super7 motor U/S
10/09/2020 18:23:30

Dave ?

Hi Dave

ll of your suggestions for starting a motor that buzzes I would try myself and have done many times . I dare not suggest this to someone . I thing Health and Safety > Big No/

Regards Brian

Thread: Faircut lathe tidy up
10/09/2020 14:46:16

Hi Jake

I bought a 4 inch 3 Jaw Myford chuck which had a myford thread all ready cut into the chuck .I had a friend who then got a ex work colleague to make make a backplate to suit my lathe after providing all measurements to fit my lathe this came with the thread cut to fit my lathe , the faceplate then had to be machined on its face for accuracy and the small piece in the faceplate centre machined to fit into my chuck register up to the thread that was inside the chuck all to get a perfect fit . All has been fine A 6 inch 4 jaw chuck is really a matter of choice and price I have had mine over 40 yrs and never used it or fitted it to the faceplate . Slow work getting a perfectly smooth finish looks like you are learning don't be in such a hurry.

Regards Brian

09/09/2020 18:46:12

Hi Jake

I think Andy and Howard have provided all of the answers that you were looking for any instruction booklet will be a collectors item Can you lock your cross slide with a centre screw in the back gib. I think you will need to find someone who can make you a faceplate for any 4 Jaw chuck you get I have 4 inch 4 jaw chuck that fits my lathe comlplete with backplate I also have a 6 inch that fits my faceplate this i have never used to date

Regards Brian

Thread: My Faircut Junior Lathe
09/09/2020 18:23:40

Hi Andy The cross and compound slide are both 3/8 whitworth and each seem to provide a movement of 60 thou when rotated a full turn.

egards Brian

09/09/2020 12:32:12

A surprise find 2 red dots on my bull wheel then revealed the 60 teeth gear wheel had 4 cut marked on it at 15 teeth intervals not bad had not seen this before have only owned lathe for over 40 yrs , My guess the previous owner had done this as both the cross slide and compound slide hand wheels are graduated from 1 to 60 thou most photos i have seen of this lathe does not show any graduations.

Any more Faircut Owners may be worth a look .

Regards To all Brian

09/09/2020 12:14:14

Thread: Myford super7 motor U/S
09/09/2020 08:18:28

I take it this was working o/k and now only busses and will not start almost definitely the centrifugal switch which is built inside the motor you will have to remove the end cover on the motor get acces to the switch which may be brocken or stuck a common fault ( Capacitor less likely) Investigate further

Good Luck Brian

Thread: Faircut lathe tidy up
03/09/2020 16:14:39

Hi Jake

Puzzled by your question backlash , Have you got cross slide movement if you try pushing or pulling the cross slide by hand if so this may be some wear in the lead screw nut or both , or is there movement if you try to twist the cross by hand on the lathe bed which may be some loos ness or wear or can this be tighten with the gib screws on your your cross slide . PS ( Always a problem trying to explain or diagnose a problem when you cant see it )

Good Luck Brian

Thread: Blown band saw circuit.
31/08/2020 08:34:06

Have just read about your problems.The fact that you can hold the contactor in and your motor runs definatley sounds like the coil is faulty

Good luck Brian Morehen

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