Here is a list of all the postings ian j has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Good way of attaching instructions to a painted surface|
Laminate the printed instructions and use thin double sided tape to fix it in place. I use this method to produce control panel overlays etc with good results.
|Thread: Milling spindle motor|
That link just goes to a ebay listing for a PSU.
Edited By ian j on 18/05/2020 22:05:56
|Thread: MEW Special edition 2008 Cherry interview|
Stephen PM sent.
|Thread: Getting a milling head ready for use|
I think Simon may be correct regarding the type of chuck. I've just fitted mine and with the threaded backing ring screwed up to the bottom of the quill there are about four threads showing.Might seem a bit obvious but have you tried spraying some Wd40 type lubricate down the quill?
Here is the spec for the light vertical. Looks like 2MT, R8 and 30 INT were all options.
Edited By ian j on 28/04/2020 17:52:28
" clean out and re-tune the spring mechanism for the quill "
Unless it's really necessary I would not dismantle the quill return spring assembly as it's a right pain to get it back together. If the quill is sticking and not returning,fully extend it and clean it then use a light oil in the top oiling point.
Edited By ian j on 27/04/2020 19:55:09
|Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020|
When using a plunger type DTI on the lathe I use to just clamp it by the lug on the back in a QCT holder of course it was on it's side, not ideal. Today finally got around to making some thing better after spotting a 3D printed one on ebay. I machined it from Alluminum.Works just fine.
|Thread: Finally got the milling machine home.|
I have sent you a PM
Nice looking machine. When I bought my T S light vertical mill I was a bit nervous on removing the milling chuck, but the advise I was given from a member on here was unscrew the draw bar a few threads and just give it a sharp tap with a soft faced hammer BUT make sure the fine feed clutch on the right is disengaged first.
Edited By ian j on 13/03/2020 07:16:36
I'm building the ACTO T & C grinder and have had the following number engraving done by " Modern Engraving" Stoke On Trent.
1. Two 50mm hand wheels 0-40
2. Two 70mm flanges 50-0-50 top and bottom.
3. one 70mm flange 90-0-90
4. one 100mm base 0-350
I had done the lines and knew I would mess them up if I tried stamping the numbers.
The cost was £50 for the lot which I consider VERY reasonable.
Edited By ian j on 16/02/2020 16:19:59
|Thread: ML7 how much space needed?|
ML7 manual gives the weight as:
Add 16ibs for QC gear box
Edited By ian j on 07/02/2020 21:46:10
Edited By ian j on 07/02/2020 21:46:53
|Thread: Yahoo "Myfordlathes" group has moved...|
a quick google found this :-
|Thread: Myford 254 thread dial indicator|
Phil. I've just spotted this one on ebay:
|Thread: Just bought an ML7, what should i do first?|
Edited By ian j on 18/11/2019 08:16:30
|Thread: How to use CamCalc for cutting Camshafts|
Thanks for that, Yes you are correct that works ( I had tried but used _ instead of - )
> java CamCalc 128 .075 .562 .1375 1000 -a1
I'm building the Jerry Howell V4 4 stroke engine and it's time to machine the cams.I've followed Neil's post above and have CamCalc installed on my Win 7 PC.
The Cam details are :
C:\users\ian\documents>java CamCalc 128 .075 .562 .1375 1000
CanCalc produces a table of results in 2* increments I really would like 1^ increments but can't work out the command line ( I get invalid argument response)
Not sure if Neil will see this but maybe Rod could help.
Thank You Ian
|Thread: Tom Senior vertical guards|
as you can see it fits to one of the T slots and be easly swung out of the way.
I only use mine when using coolant to stop it spraying every where.
|Thread: Tom Senior Milling Machine|
The base is drilled for 1/2" bolts.
|Thread: ME 4621 availability|
Mine arrived at my local newsagents only to day, so there has been a delay as it's normally there on Friday..
|Thread: Myford 254 thread dial indicator|
May be worth emailing David of "Quillstar" as he says on his web site
A few 254 bits including lathe beds, aprons, tailstocks, screws, nuts, dials etc. "
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