Here is a list of all the postings Bo'sun has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Planer Blades|
I'd stick with HSS rather than TC unless you are machining especially hard timbers and can be sure the timber is free of debris (nails, stones, etc) . A chipped HSS blade is much cheaper to salvage than TC.
I use HSS on my Kity 1637 to good effect, keeping two spare sets so that I can continue to work while chipped blades are reground.
My last blade purchase was from "Woodford Woodworking Machinery & Tooling" at a very reasonable price.
I haven't researched, but I suspect segmented spiral cutter blocks aren't available for old KITY machines?
|Thread: Telescopic Bore Gauges|
Thanks everyone for your input. I was considering the Kennedy ones because they were sort of mid-priced (and from what I found, the only mid-priced ones). All the others are very cheap or relatively expensive.
I want to buy a set of Telescopic Bore Gauges. There are scores of sub 20 quid ones from China, and those I've handled were somewhat rough and graunchy as you might expect. There are also those from Starrett, Mitutoyo, Moore & Wright, etc, starting at around 150 quid.
Kennedy have some around the 80 quid mark. Does anyone have experience of these? Or any others around this price?
|Thread: Lathe Tool Height|
I like the idea of using shims made from drinks cans. It just means I'll have to drink more beer.
What about pieces of hacksaw blade with the set ground off?
|Thread: New ways to skin a cat|
Interesting. Watched it last night.
Google translator maybe?
|Thread: Digital Height Gauge Recommendations?|
Maybe a good compromise would be a mechanically driven (no batteries) digital display, rather than an electronic/LCD one. I've seen micrometers with this set-up, but I don't recall seeing it on a height gauge.
Another "thumbs up" for the Vernier Height Gauge. Got a great Rabone & Chesterman 12"/30mm model on Ebay for £52.00. With digital instruments, I always find myself questioning the zero setting.
|Thread: Tubal Caine Wenceslas|
More than one Tubal Cain then?
|Thread: Warco 290v|
Why am I not surprised it's not in the manual? Most of the useful information isn't. At least with the WM240 & WM250 anyway. Both were several iterations out of date! OK for those familiar with the fine art of metal turning I guess, but what about the learners?
|Thread: Schraeder valve threads|
Going off topic, but don't forget Woods/Dunlop valves.
|Thread: 3D printing for investment casting article MEW 300|
Will 3D printing produce a decent surface finish for investment casting? I know some who have tried making patterns from a 3D printer for Petrobond (or green sand for that matter) casting, but the rough surface finish inhibits pattern withdrawal. I'm guessing that post print surface finishing isn't possible?
|Thread: airfield white lines - is there a quick way ?|
You can get two and four wheeled line markers that hold an inverted can of marking paint, and spray between two masking discs to get the line width as you walk. The four wheeled version is more stable, keeps the can at the same angle, and will stand on it's own when you stop.
Hope this is helpful.
|Thread: Removing powder coating finish from metal.|
Tube thickness will depend on the bike quality. Cheap bikes will almost certainly be high tensile plain gauge steel (non-butted) so not much of a problem there. Not sure that butted cro-moly would be too much of an issue either. I'd be a little wary though, with hydro formed aluminium. My Specialized S-Works M5 sounds pretty thin in places when you tap it.
|Thread: Car Identity|
Yep, Lancia, typical Italian rubbish.
Yep, Lancia, typical Italian rubbish.
|Thread: Another Telephone / Computer scam?|
Yep, had the same sort of call about a fault with my BT Broadband, and I don't even have BT Broadband.
|Thread: Carriage stop/dial gauge mount.|
Thanks Dave, but most of that has gone completely over my head, but I think I get your drift. Not into any of those things you mentioned at the end.
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