Here is a list of all the postings Dell has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Warco small mill|
i have purchased warco’s smallest mill WD12 does anyone have same and fitted DRO , as being an old man my eyes are not as good as they used to be , I have to have a good long look at the increments and I think a DRO would make it a lot easier to use , I only repair clocks so I think the mill will complement my watchmakers lathe.
I have never used a mill before so I have a big learning curve, I was originally looking at a bushing machine but when you consider they are between £1200 and £1800 I went for a mill because I can not only use it to replace bushes but lots of other jobs as well for a total cost of just less than £1000.
|Thread: Another watchmakers lathe|
Hi all hope everyone staying safe and well
i have it all cleaned and painted in 2K ready for rebuilding, but I am unsure what oil to use, with my IME the consensus was to use H32 transmission oil, has anyone any suggestions?
the lathe is a Derbyshire Magnus 10mm , I found the stamp when I stripped it to get rid of the crap paint job and repaint it .
If anyone has any 10mm Derbyshire Magnus collets surplus to requirements they wish to sell please PM me as there are a few missing.
many thanks Dell
I don’t want it ti fit my IME lathe as I am going to sell that I was just wondering if anyone knew what it was.
there we’re three different collets that came with the lathe and I have tried them for running true and they all run true as far as I can see with my dial gauge ( well very close 0.0025”  , also picture of knurled ring as requested it measures 45mm o/d 25mm I/d plus some better pictures of possible cross slide.
Hi Nigel thanks for reply I will have a look on site you suggested I have ordered a quick change tool holder set as I can’t be doing with setting tool every tool change, plus I need to find out what fitting for leaver operated tailstock for Jacob chuck.
i have been looking for a cross slide for my IME watchmakers lathe but it seems they are as rare as rocking horse poo, so I have purchased another watchmakers lathe including cross slide and other parts, some I know what they are for and some I don’t.
so If the knowledgeable people on here could help it would be much appreciated,
firstly I can’t find a makers name on it although most of the collets measure very close to Derbyshire and the very top of the bed measures 1 and 15/32” or 36.5mm.
second the two black and brass poles have two pulley wheels on top of one of them I haven’t a clue what they are for .
land last but not least various other handles and things plus a round knurled ring with two grub screws.
many thanks Dell
Edited By SillyOldDuffer on 13/01/2021 22:01:13
|Thread: Just purchased this|
Hi all hope everyone staying safe
|Thread: 5BA Threads|
I have just received some 5BA cheese head steel screws for a french clock, from EKP Supplies £3.50 for 25 they have steel and brass different heads and lengths.
|Thread: Macrome tools|
Thanks for replies the set will only be for cleaning threads in mainly brass clock parts and the occasional replacement screw making , I know the risk in buying second hand but unless you pay big money nowadays or new they are mostly rubbish so I thought for sixty pounds it was worth the risk, It is a full original set in wood box, I also looked at another set but it had bits missing and it didn’t look in as good condition but it was LaL, only time will tell, but I have been in vintage/ classic vehicle restoration for 50 years but had never heard of Macrome before.
I did a google search but not much came up obviously I asked the wrong question
has anyone got any information on Macrome tools, all I can find out is that they were in business around the second ww in possibly Wolverhampton and or Alcester and there is a road in Wolverhampton with same name not sure if road named after company or vice versa, the reason for asking is I have just purchased a BA tap & die set and I am wondering about the quality although vintage tools mostly seem to be good quality and a lot of this sort of thing used to be made for the armed forces
|Thread: What size shaft|
Thanks for that Emgee but I forgot to also ask how long it is so I get the correct one and is it grub screw.?
|Thread: What lathe tools|
Hi all hope everyone staying safe and well
although I am a key worker I am only working two day’s a week so as I have plenty of time I have just started to make some clock parts and screws with my Cowells 90 ME but I am finding that I am not getting a very good finish with brass although I get a better finish on mild steel, I am using HHS tooling and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to what could be wrong, I have tried different speeds, would carbide be any better.
any help would be appreciated Dell
|Thread: Rear parting|
being new to using a lathe especially one this small it is and will be a steep learning curve, I knew I would have to cut a bit then extend the bit cut then extend again , also I have been looking to see if I could find a different sort of tool so if you have a picture or link that would be great .
i haven’t started yet as I want to make everything clear in my thick head before I get going.
Many thanks Dell
The overhang was just to set the height to centre and yes I can use a 1/4” HSS parting tool but some of the things I intend to make are 45mm diameter in brass so an HSS parting tool is not going to cut it ( pun intended ), if I make a wedge to set the tool on a rake would that not work ?.
Thanks for reply’s
I cannot run it backwards as the chuck on a Cowells 90ME is threaded so it would unscrew, and I have sent a email to Cowells.
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