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Member postings for Peter Simpson 3

Here is a list of all the postings Peter Simpson 3 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Spindle depth stop
05/05/2022 18:16:23

Has anybody got a spindle depth stop for a myford S7. I need to cut some flue tubes to 11 7/8" long photo would be much very helpful.

Thread: Rent free Oxy Acetylene bottles
07/04/2022 21:31:47

Looking around Hobby Weld are as good as you get..

05/04/2022 21:40:19

Can anybody a good supplier of the above, Looking for 10ltr bottles.

Thread: Rolling a 5" gauge copper boiler barrel
28/03/2022 18:41:25

After phoning numerous engineering companies, non of which were remotely interested in doing the work. I have two choices.

Buy flat 3mm sheet and form it round a 4" tube.

Buy 5" diameter 10 SWG tube a cut the relevant triangle out to form the the 4.5" diameter smoke box end.

Sheet is cheaper but tube may be easier.. What the thoughts of the experts ?

20/03/2022 11:28:29

Looking to roll a 5" gauge copper boiler !/8" thick copper plate. What rollers would be suitable ? There load of rollers on the Bay. but they only go up to 1.2 mm thickness

Thread: Cast iron properties
03/03/2022 17:24:04

I need to carry out a repair on my Boxford shaping machine vice. The original has a two small sections of the movable jaws fractured off. I intent do fabricate the whole movable jaw, which will require new dove tails to be machined.

A length of 60mm square cast iron would be the starting point but I'm unsure which grade to purchase M-Machine do GR17 and SG. Which grade be more suitable ?

Thread: Machine movers
22/02/2022 18:40:53

Has anybody got the details of a reliable machine moving company. Looking to get a lathe moved from York to Manchester ?

Thread: Myford 254
31/01/2022 08:51:47

Does the Myford 254 lathe have a spindle clutch as per the Myford S7 ?

Thread: Harrison 250
12/01/2022 14:07:27

Thanks for the replies. I'm torn between keeping my Boxford ME10 and getting a slightly bigger lathe. As stated my workshop is in my back garden. Between the gravel drive there is a gravel path and an 18" retaining wall to negotiate. When I put my Tom Senior milling machines and my laths into the workshop I stripped them down to smaller "lumps" me and her in doors managed it with a few cross words. The problem with a Harrison 250 is that it's probably 3 times the weight of the Bpxford and the Myford..

Gavel paths and drives are fine unless you want to shift heavy objects.

Edited By Peter Simpson 3 on 12/01/2022 14:07:59

12/01/2022 10:02:20

Has anybody moved a Harrison 250 if so. Would removing the lathe from the makers stand be a problem to ease the lifting and moving. My workshop in my garden so lifting the entire lathe from the drive would be rather difficult.

Thanks Peter

Thread: Boxford x10 lathes
08/01/2022 20:26:40

Thanks Gav, looking to swap my ME10 for a good x10. What would be a reasonable price for a good X10 ?

08/01/2022 19:24:54

Has anybody got the foot print dimensions of the Boxford X10 lathes ? loads of of info on but I cannot see physical dimensions.

Thanks Peter

Thread: Milling machine
02/01/2022 14:07:11

Michael the kit looks suitable for lathe only work, enjoy your lathe when it arrives.

02/01/2022 13:26:36

Michael you can mill using a lathe if you can get a suitable vertical slide. What size steam engine are you considering ? One of the smaller Stuart engines would be a good starting point.

Thread: Slightly large lathe
01/01/2022 21:50:03

Are these gearhead versions much heavier than an ME 10. As my workshop is in my garden so my lathes and milling machines all needed to be stripped down to move the "lumps" from the drive to the workshop.

31/12/2021 15:22:21

In my workshop I have a Myford S7 and a Boxford ME10. As they are very similar in size, I'm considering going for a slightly larger lathe. One of the more modern Boxford STS gearhead lathes looks a good size option. Had anybody got experience with STS range or suggest a suitable replacement for the ME10

Thread: New Member from North Yorkshire
29/12/2021 18:26:54

Welcome Robin another member from gods country North Yorkshire. Loads of us started with 10v kits.

Thread: Minimum bending radius
25/12/2021 21:19:05

Hi John,

Thanks for the reply, My 5" gauge Don Young BR Standard 2 has 1" OD Super heater flue tubes. The super heater tubes are 7/32 OD. Looking at min radius of the tubes I will have to go for silver soldered copper or stainless steel spear head super heaters.. I have never silver soldered Stainless steel but using the correct flux should not be a problem. I have a Mig welder but would not be confident welding them.

25/12/2021 17:53:11

Hi Bill I eventually found that page myself. So minimum "U" bend would be 30 mm OD. Still too wide for superheat tubes as the Super heater flue tube is just less than 25mm diameter.

25/12/2021 17:29:07

Cheers Jan. I was hoping for a a bit tighter radius. I will have to do some silver soldering.

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