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Thread: The Workshop Progress Thread (2017)
05/02/2017 15:44:37

Finished off a log and brush moving trolley (for tree surgery) by painting it yesterday and testing it out today.

Rubber handles on order from China smiley


Thread: Subscribing
01/02/2017 20:29:27


I need to renew my subs and noticed there was no free gift or anything available?

Is this a new policy or am I trying to renew at a lean time ?

Thanks smiley

Thread: Potts Drill Grinding Jig
31/01/2017 18:56:28

It was started around November 1951 ! in Model Engineer by Duplex.

31/01/2017 18:14:33

I finally made a copy of the drill grinding jig from Model Engineer from the 50`S ? Not sure if this was the Potts or not? It has a fair bit of engineering in such a small item surprise

Odd thing is, I can actually hand sharpen fairly well. But the fun is in the building I guess laugh

Anyway I just need to make it look fancy (or not) and it does seem to work ok.


drill no guard.jpg

Oh, the guard is now back in place cool Just needed a little trim angel

Thread: Myford Super7 low speed range problem
18/01/2017 11:00:46

There is a two toothed driving washer (not sure of correct name) that may be the issue. I had this fail on mine but cant remember full symptoms. It did drive but relied on friction to power it. It can be found on the clutch assy underneath the nut on the left hand side.

Thread: Silver booty
20/12/2016 17:08:21

Guessing 780 mm

Thread: WSP books
16/12/2016 22:25:08
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 16/12/2016 20:19:28:
Posted by Roderick Jenkins on 16/12/2016 17:53:18:

Milling in the lathe. Never mind the lathe bit it's an excellent treatise on milling and milling cutters.


'Spindles' is supposed to be very good, but i haven't read it.


I purchased Spindles on a whim from Amazon, as it was really cheap (a few pen notes inside), and I confirm it is a good read

16/12/2016 16:17:31

No 3 On screwcutting


On second reading, you have that one `Doh

Edited By ASF on 16/12/2016 16:34:57

Thread: Arc Eurotrade UK
09/12/2016 16:25:09

Not sure they have codes yet, See here **LINK**

Thread: myford nose thread
02/12/2016 22:13:05

I have 3rd edition. It is at chapter 3.8

Thread: Model Engine Maker
24/11/2016 19:16:56

looks down to me


Thread: Screw Thread diameter Help
24/11/2016 15:49:13

Wouldn`t you add 0.0246" x 2 onto any internal diameter?

See **LINK**

Thread: Tool and Cutter Grinders.
26/10/2016 21:31:39

The Acute grinder sharpens end mills without a problem. I use a Harold Hall rest I made for shaping lathe tools.

I made mine from stock metal so didnt cost too much either.

Both use the same standard grinder I can change between the two in minutes.

Thread: Digital Calipers - Can you rank these from the measurements?
26/09/2016 13:41:52

I only use a caliper for a quick measurement. If I need a good fit the micrometer comes out.

As far as what is a best buy, its what the pocket can afford.

Thread: Simple endmill sharpening device (end cutting edges only)
18/09/2016 23:18:28
Thread: List of trader's attending MEX2016
14/09/2016 18:38:21

Question. Are there more than 14 trades attending the show?

Thread: Download Motor Boys Model Engine Plan Book
01/09/2016 19:15:41

Well if the plans are ever made available, I would like to see them

Thread: Hemingway Compact Powered Hacksaw
24/07/2016 14:38:41
This is my powered saw cutting a 25 mm bar.
The blade is not new but still cuts ok.
Full video so real speed can be seen.
22/07/2016 19:02:18

I made one of the Myfordboy saws from plans. Cuts very accurately using a normal metal blade, and the vice holds short pieces well.

Mine uses 17mm hex for the main saw frame, and stock metal for the rest.

Probably the hardest part to locate, for me, was the motor.

Must have cost about £120 plus a fair bit of time. embarrassed

Thread: Help wanted to find article.
06/06/2016 21:02:19

Might like to look at these vids?

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