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Thread: Free 2D drawing programs
29/03/2019 09:46:09

There is a very good "AutoCad-like" program called Draftsight. The program is free, but you have to activate it every year (email etc.)

Another option is to go for a 3D program, I use DesignSpark Mechanical, and this can of course be used for 2D drawings. Free download here:

**LINK**

Regards Sverre

Thread: 2D CAD
10/08/2017 18:28:49

Hello;

Try DraftSight 2017, it is a free version of AutoCad, I have used it for several years. Another option is to go for full 3D, and I would recommend DesignSpark Mechanical - also completely free!

Regards Sverre

Thread: Why do they do that,
08/03/2017 16:57:37

Hello;

Left hand on the saddle apron and right hand on the cross-slide or top slide...? That's how I use my Blomqvist lathe (a South Bend clone).

Sverre

Edited By SverreE on 08/03/2017 17:02:23

Thread: What shall I build to please the boss?
12/12/2016 21:44:59

Some years ago I made 6-7 Rolling Pins (in Norway it is called a "Kjevle" for making flat cakes and pastries (pizza etc.) for all family members. I had some old aluminium tubing, and used ball bearings for easy rotation. It was completed with a hardwood stand. It is a pleasure to use, and only needs a simple cleaning with a moist cloth.

To my great pleasure, my wife likes to show the Rolling Pin to guests and I willingly shows them my workshop in the garage!

Merry Christmas from Sverre

rolling pin.jpg

Thread: Experience
01/06/2016 19:25:54

Back in the old days with valves in the television sets, my colleague was repairing a faulty television set - with a hammer! He knocked at each valve, and suddenly smashed one. "Aha - here is a faulty valve!" So he put in a new valve......and the television set was ok!

Life was simpler in those days!

Thread: how many 'one time' tools do you have?
30/11/2015 16:13:48

"It is better to have tools you don't need - than not to have the tools you need"

Sverre

Thread: Workshop Practice Series
13/05/2015 10:23:07

A quick search on Ebay gave228 items for sale - if you are interested in buying!

Regards Sverre

Thread: Tangential lathe tool holder
05/01/2014 15:07:15

Hello Rik;

Yes - I know! I just wanted to get a quick way of trying out a tangential toolholder. The big screw holds the toolbit firmly, but limits the diameter for facing to about 20 mm.

I'll have to finish the holder for grinding the toolbit, thought I would make a jig for grinding it on my new Worksharp 3000 (mostly for sharpening woodworking tools), but will give a very nice sharp edge.

Sverre

05/01/2014 09:52:22

I just finished my version of tangential toolholder for my homemade QCTP:

tangential1.jpg

And here it is on the QCTP:

tangential2.jpg

And it woorks beautifully!

Sverre

Thread: What did you do today? (2014)
01/01/2014 15:19:19

And today I finished the first actual toolholder, a tangential one:

tangential1.jpg

And here it is on the QCTP:

tangential2.jpg

And it works beutifully - tried soft aluminium, then proceeded to steel and then stainless steel - very nice surface finish!

Sverre

01/01/2014 15:16:21

Not today, but yesterday, I finished (after several years of "planning"....) my QCTP! It is very simple to operate - just one handle to lock it.

qctp1.jpg

Here is the first toolholder I made for a DTI:dti_holder.jpg

I only need to add a screw for height-adjustment. By the way, I have an old Blomquist lathe, which is a South Bend clone produced in Sweden in 1960.

Sverre

Thread: Simpler the Better -what do you use?
28/12/2013 20:54:18

I have used AutoCad LT (2D) for several years, and Alibre PE (Personal Edition) for a couple of years. Alibre is a full parametric 3D program with "all" functions, but has a relatively high user threshold. The PE version has - as far as I know - no interface to CAM programs.

But - have a look at "Designspark Mechanical" - it is a FREE version supplied by RS and Allied (Electronic parts), and this program is a very good full 3D design program! Ok - no CAM interface, but an excellent way to design in 3D, put parts together and see if they fit. Designspark Mechanical is a downsized version of "Spaceclaim" - used by professionals like Boing etc. There are lots of documentation, tutorials etc. freely available!

Just follow this link: **LINK**

You got nothing to loose! Regards Sverre

Thread: Drill Sharpener
10/11/2013 18:33:35

A bought a Drill Doctor 750X directly from the US, cheaper, but have to use a 230/110V transformer, the US suppliers only had 110V versions.

I have read about people who have problems using it, but there are nice instructional videos on Youtube. I find it very simple to use - I have perfect drills all the time!

Sverre

Thread: Alibre 11.2
30/12/2012 15:06:39

Hello David;

I haven't read all answers above ....but I have a legal Alibre 2011 PE (Personal Edition). Maybe I can help you read your files?

Regards Sverre

Thread: Cheap and safe machine worklight
28/11/2012 08:55:03

Geoff - MEW 200? The last issue out now is MEW 197....

Sverre

28/11/2012 07:17:12

Professional machine worklights tends to be very expensive for the home workshop. Now, LED-lamps can be a very good alternative, like this lamp I found at Ikea in Norway. It is called "Jansjo" and costs £10 in the UK.
jansjo-arbeidslampe.jpg

The advantage with this lamp - apart from the low cost, is that it is a a low-voltage lamp (6 V, 3W I think, safe voltage for swarf) and its long flexible gooseneck.

Here is how I mounted it on my milling machine:

1.jpg

And here a view of how strong the light is with two of these lamps:

2.jpg

I think I will fit my lathe with a lamp or two!

Regards Sverre

Thread: Very simple quick change tool holder
16/09/2012 17:33:31

Hello; I posted this recently in another thread, but I think you should have a look at links below - this QCTP is really simple!

I bought plans to make a QCTP which is available as a kit (or only drawings) from METAL LATHE in USA, the MLA-23. This seems to be a very nice design, simple and stable. See the following link:

**LINK**

The design is also described in the "Home Shop Machinist" May/June 2006, and also a brilliant description in the "Practical Machinist" forum:

**LINK**

Since I live in Norway, I ordered only the drawings from METAL LATHE, due to the cost of shipping the heavy hardware from USA.

Regards Sverre

Thread: Quick Change Toolpost and Holder systems
10/09/2012 09:59:44

I bought plans to make a QCTP which is available as a kit (or only drawings) from METAL LATHE in USA, the MLA-23. This seems to be a very nice design, simple and stable. See the following link:

**LINK**

The design is also described in the "Home Shop Machinist" May/June 2006, and also a brilliant description in the "Practical Machinist" forum:

**LINK**

Since I live in Norway, I ordered only the drawings from METAL LATHE, due to the cost of shipping the heavy hardware from USA.

Regards Sverre

Thread: indexable endmill on a small mill/drill
06/05/2012 18:43:16

I have a XJ9520 mill (bought from Amadeal) which - I think - is quite similar to the Warco WM14. I have plans to modify this machine to belt drive - for noise reduction and because a lot of people have had problems with breaking the plastic gear in the gearhead. My gears are still OK, but many say that to use a flycutter is a sure way to break the plastic gear(s). Different make of these machines have different types of gears, some have plastic, and some have brass or steel.

Anyone who have had problems with gearbreaking? Have a quick search on the internet, and you will see that some say that a flycutter should never be used on the asian mini-mills...

Regards Sverre

Thread: Digital editions of Model Engineer and Model Engineers' Workshop.
20/05/2010 18:18:48
Thanks David for your answer. Of course I see your point about access more than 1 year if you download a digital issue.
 
But, when you advertise:
 
1 Year UNLIMITED Access - just £29.99
 
Then unlimited access means unlimited access! That includes downloading, that's how our digital world works. I tried the digital archive before I subscribed, and decided to subscribe to what I saw.
 
Had I tried the new reader - I would not have suscribed! Simple as that....
 
Seems like somebody in the managment suddenly understood what unlimited access means. But you can't take back what you already have given us. So - give the old subscribers their rights back, and offer a new service of actually downloading old issues in high-resolution pdf-format for an "acceptable" cost per issue. (Like iTunes Store).
 
Regards Sverre
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