Here is a list of all the postings steamdave has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: A few newbie questions, sorry|
Seems to be relatively common with those oil cups.
|Thread: Lanz tractor|
You may want to have a look at another JDW Lanz tractor build, this one over on HMEM and maybe compare notes.
|Thread: Lack of Quill on Milling Machine|
Look for a Thiel, Alexander, Dekel or even an Aciera ram type mill.
Lots of info on Lathes.co.uk
|Thread: water supply|
From safety statistics from a number of years ago it was stated that 10% of all road accidents occurred at speeds of More than 70mph. That means that 90% of all accidents occurred at speeds of Less than 70mph. By deduction then, it is safer to drive at speeds of more than 70mph.
Just an attempt at a lighthearted comment, not meant for serious discussion by the pro-safety lobby.
The rotating optics of lighthouses used to float on a bed of mercury.
|Thread: Which thread for T nuts|
GHT used 1/4" BSF threads in his Tee nuts on 3/8" clamping bars. This was on a Tom Senior mill.
|Thread: Omnimill 00 Opinions|
I had a Thiel Duplex 158 for a number of years. Originally bought it for the dual horizontal and vertical capability without having to change heads.
It was a 1971 machine that came from the Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Company and had all the original attachments. A fantastic machine that I couldn't even begin to test the functionality of with my limited ability. 17" headroom under vertical head. Huge outreach, but only 16" X travel, but that was never a problem.
Built like the proverbial outhouse, but if you get one without the desirable accessories, kitting them out could be expensive.
|Thread: The Chocolate Fireguard as designed by Mercedes Benz|
Whilst I have nothing against electric vehicles, I think the politicos are jumping on the bandwagon to save us all from death by climate change, or tax us out of existence.
On another news group, I received the following last week. No date given, but from the poster I would think it is up to date.
I suppose it all depends on which side of the fence you sit whether you believe the hype or not.
|Thread: Aspiring Myford User|
You could always subscribe to the Yahoo Group for Myford lathes.
|Thread: Using magnets|
Also, the ball bearings are top quality.
|Thread: Telephone / Internet Scams|
Probably an old one for the Brits, but here in Ireland the phone rings. I answer it. No one speaks. Hang up phone. The caller is obviously hoping I will call him back and be charged some exorbitant rate for the privilege. Get wife to call the house phone from her mobile thereby ensuring the phone line is not open.
Another recent one is a scam call coming from a local number. (My local land line number is only 5 digits) On answering it, the Indian sounding voice goes into his repertoire. How can they get hold of a local number from (presumably) India? The phone provider does not appear to give a damn because calling their help line nobody answers! The gards and local radio station have been informed.
|Thread: Workshop insurance|
I wish I could get insurance for my workshop here in Ireland. I've numerous brokers, but nobody will entertain insuring contents of 'outbuildings' on a domestic property for more than 3000eu. I contacted Walter Midgely to see if they had any contacts over here, but drew a blank on that one.
Still wouldn't move away, though!
|Thread: How do you make a lifting eye|
Thanks for the updated suggestions.
I'll see the exact size I need when I get to that stage, but I may well get away with the M3 size. With no detailed photos, who will notice the odd few thou difference!
Apologies for not being clearer with the dimensions.
I'm not worried about loading capability as it will be 'decorative'. Internal diameter of eye will be 1/4". Bar thickness commensurate with diameter to 'look the part'.
David, I tried using a screw eye and fitting a 'washer' to the bottom of the eye to hide the join, but didn't like the result. Your method is one that I originally thought about doing it and will probably end up doing it that way.
Good suggestion, George, but unfortunately they are too large.
I want to make a lifting eye, the diameter of the ring is about 1/4".
I can't think where to get a ring of that sort of size that I could solder to a stem and I don't think I could bend a bar neatly enough to form the ring.
Any suggestions, please?
|Thread: Quorn Castings|
If you are desperate to get a set of Quorn castings, you could always import some from the USA.
Sorry, Can't help with a UK supplier.
|Thread: super 7 headstock bearings|
That's it, Andy. Use the Allen key as a lever.
|Thread: Storing small lengths of steel stock|
Most came from the local scrap yard before I escaped and I think the original source was HM Dockyard, Devonport. All I need now is the will to use it!
I use 4" drainpipe on end. There are 5 rows of pipe, 1 x 12", 1x 24" 1 x 36" The pipes are glued together with normal plastic glue and are self supporting. They sit on a piece of 1/2" plywood.
The pipes are set a little way from the corner so that large pieces unable to fit in the pipes are able to be propped up in the corner.
Pieces that would get hidden in the short pipes are put in Linbins. The items wrapped in newspaper are steel billets.
Works OK for me.
Edited By steamdave on 06/02/2019 09:43:48
|Thread: super 7 headstock bearings|
I've had this note about S7 bearing adjustment (I can't remember where I found it) and you may care to read and follow:
Sounds like out of adjustment bearings. The pressure from the live centre is reducing the front bearing clearance to zero. Carry out the following as per Myford (Nottingham) practice:
ADJUSTING HEADSTOCK BEARINGS
This is what Myford Ltd used to do:
1. Power Down
2. Remove all belt tension.
3. Remove Chuck
4. Rotate RH collar one complete turn. (top towards you).
5. Rotate LH collar one complete turn. (top towards you).
Spindle should be completely free of front bush.
6.Loosen Allen screw on collar at end of spindle.
7. Using the Allen key tighten collar as tight at it will go by hand.
Inner tapered roller races are now locked together with correct pre-load.
8. Back off LH collar one complete turn + a bit (top away from you).
9. Rocking the spindle by holding the spindle nose tighten the RH collar by hand (top away from you).
10. When you feel resistance to movement stop.
11. Collar should be just tight enough that spindle can just be moved by hand holding the nose.
12. Do up the LH collar by hand (top towards you). You should still feel resistance when turning the spindle by the nose.
13. With the crescent wrench (adjustable spanner) on the LH collar tap the end smartly with a 12oz hammer.
The spindle should move forwards by a couple of tenths and be completely free running.
14. With the lathe running slowly (lowest direct speed) put the oil gun in the front oil cup and pump until oil issues from the front bearing. (It comes out of the back and is sprayed around by the bull wheel at least it did on mine).
15. All should be sweetness and light with great rejoicing in heaven and on the earth.
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