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Member postings for JOHN KNIGHT

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Thread: Need a lot of help from you good people
19/08/2019 19:46:33

Connecting the leads to a battery is ok, but the "regulator" will need to be moved to the run position. Apolgies if i'm stating the obvious.


Thread: Help a beautiful lady
20/05/2019 09:10:44

Medissa shoes. Liversedge do a wide range of shoes in uncommon sizes. They don,t list AAA but may be able to help. Full details from their web site.


Thread: Shop vac recommendations please
27/06/2017 17:49:55

For many years I had an "Earlex" which worked well, when it dies I bought a " Karcher", which is awfull!. The main problem is that the Karcher has a pleated filter element which gets clogged very easily. The Earlex and similar models have a bag filter which the dust tends to fall of,f and therefore not clog.


Thread: screwmez app
09/09/2016 07:10:37

I have tried to use both "screwmez" and the gear calculator, When I try to run them a box comes up saying I don't have permission, then my anti virus (Panda) says it is a dangerous program and removes it. My computer knowledge is very limited so to me, the programs are useless. I am using Windows 7.


Thread: Drummond round bed
04/01/2016 09:53:19

Hi Anthony, I have sent you a PM.


02/01/2016 16:08:20

Hi Anthony, I may well have some lurking in the garage. Give me a couple of days and I will seache them out.



Thread: drill speed reducer
09/12/2014 13:26:02

I tried to use a speed reducer in conjunction with a pillar drill and a 50mm hole saw. I found that I could not hold the outer of the reducer - hence no drive to the hole saw.



Thread: Linisher Belts
01/12/2014 12:50:22


I have the same linisher, and have got 915 x 100 belts from Axminster, and cut them in half. It is a simple task to divide the width into two by cutting on the inside using a "Stanley" knife or similar. I made a simple jig to act as a guide. Even if not very neatly cut, they still work. I have found that if heavily scored, the belt wil break apart, but that may depend on the grade of belt. Whether the Axminster belts are strictly "metal cutting" I don't know, but I have found them satisfactory. There may well be other suppliers.



Thread: cz metal bender
01/11/2014 11:44:02

Axminster sell a "metal bender" which looks identical.


Thread: Log-antilog table booklet
01/10/2014 08:51:31


I have a scruffy set of 5 figure log tables, been sitting on ny bookshelf since I left collegemany years ago. If they are of use to you, let me have your address.



Thread: Cutting a SRBF gear
15/08/2014 21:03:09


When time allows I have to cut a 16DP gear in SRBF. So far I have failed to find any useful information on the cutting speed that should be used and tool geometry. Should the tooth be cut in one pass? Any advice please.



Thread: Spacing of buttons for making involute cutters
04/03/2014 07:49:09

Thankyou to all who replied to my question. In less than 24 hrs I have the information from several sources. All I have to do now is make a cutter, then a gear.



03/03/2014 18:20:27

Gentelmen (and Ladies)

I am about to try making a replacement gear (16DP 14.5deg PA 56 teeth) and need first to make a suitable cutter. I have read Ivan Laws book, and obtained an excel spread sheet giving sizes for the buttons and their spacing for 14.5 deg, from a kind Gent via the internet. However in a quest to actually understand what I am doing, I would like to know how the button cutter spacing and infeed is derived. I can work out the size of the button cutters, but the spacing and infeed have eluded me. Can anyone enlighten me please?



Thread: What am I?
27/12/2013 16:15:40

The chuck is tightened by the front collar holds and the tap shank. The square of the tap shank fits into what may be described as a vice, tightened by the allen key socket, marked "open", and stops the tap rotating in the chuck. The "vice" is self centreing. I have one of these devices and it works well. particularly on the larger taps, just make sure that the morse taper is a good fit in the tailstock. I have not found it necessary to use the C spanner, hand tight seems to be sufficient.



Thread: Skilled hobbyist lathe turners help required
17/02/2012 19:07:25

may be able to help, sent you a personal message

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