Here is a list of all the postings HasBean has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: ARC Facemills|
I've had it for months but just tried my ARC Euro 3MT 25mm indexable face/endmill on a bit of old black bar.
Very impressed, cuts like butter and a lovely finish (usual disclaimers)
Starting to think that cemented carbide isn't that bad after all
|Thread: A good toolpost drill design|
Nifty idea, I have some in the bathroom cabinet...........
|Thread: Rack operated tailstock|
I'm afraid not, the bits are still sitting on the bench. Work seems to be getting in the way of everything these days
|Thread: CARBIDE BURRS|
I have some from here , they work fine.
So pleased that are going to rejoin after a break.
|Thread: What to do,what to do.|
I agree, my ER32 collet set would definately be higher up on the list than the 4Jaw SC if I was buying again.
I would appear to be in the minority.
I use mine a lot, in fact I can't remeber the last time I took it off the lathe except for using my ER32 collet chuck. It's only a 4" job but is consistently accurate to within 0.03mm, more than good enough for my meagre skills & I've never noticed any issues with holding round stock.
|Thread: Sending of heavy items|
I very recently went to order an endmill from a well known supplier and the postage at the checkout has now gone up to £10 postage (£5 for the cutter) so I didn't bother. (£3 a month ago)
Reminds me of the time I ordered an air tool and was quoted £30 postage as 'Your destination is very expensive to send to'. I paid as I needed it.
Was not impressed when it turned up in a small box with a £2.40 franked label on it.
|Thread: Rack operated tailstock|
I've had one for a few years now (bought from the 'old' Myford) and prefer it to the handwheel. Mine has a friction collar graduated in MM and sliding stop at the rear with a locking screw. It's a bit of a pain having to use a knocking bar to eject tooling, especially as I'm short of room to the right of the lathe, but I've been meaning to make up a combined drawbar/ejector to get over this (the bits for this are sitting on my bench, have been for four years )
Edited By HasBean on 23/02/2019 10:28:26
|Thread: Old Printer Parts|
Thank you Gents, the piece I have is beautifully straight and round, almost a shame to chop it up, but I'll give it a whirl over the weekend and see how it goes,
Many moons ago, in a previous existance, I used to repair large scale printers as part of my job and accumulated some bits which I thought wpould be usefull.
Fast forwarding 35 years to the present day I've found a piece of stainless rod just the right size for my next project. Thing is has anyone any idea what grade it might be, and if indeed any of it's worth keeping?
|Thread: Quick change toolpost|
Apoligies for being way too late now but I had the same issue with a 'pack' of 5 holders. Had to machine off some of the faces as above to make things fit.
I'd had them sitting around for a couple of years hence not sending them back, but cost a few carbide tips to make things ok, but really speaking I shouldn't have needed to do anything in the first place ?
Edited By HasBean on 15/10/2018 17:06:21
|Thread: Myford Super 7 binding spindle|
I went around the houses doing this only to find the motor to countershaft belt tension wasn't tight enough and the belt was slipping (not that I could see it though, had to touch the motor pulley to confirm).
|Thread: 2 inch face mill problems|
Those ones in the picture from APT are identical to the ones I have for aluminium.
Very un scientific test on a piece of rusty black bar.
Left hand side was the inserts for aluminium, 10 thou depth of cut at 1000 rpm, hand fed. Any more than 10 thou and the vibration was awful and you could tell it was cutting unevenly by the sound. What I wasn't expectiong was the right hand side, same speed feed and depth but with inserts for steel. The faster you fed it the better it seemed to like it, even at a 40 thou depth of cut. It sounded fine but I know that the cutting teeth vary in height.(BTW my mill is a RF30)
The steel inserts were APMT1604PDER-M2. I didn't get the inserts with the facemill but I noticed that there seem to be two flavours available, both in grade VP15-TF. One is -M2 and the other -H2. From what I can find the H2 is for medium to heavy cutting and the M2 is for medium to light, they certainly seem to have a sharpish edge to them.
I've got one of these Banggod cutters but haven't used it in anger yet after having read everyone else's experiences.
The insert height originally varied by 16 thou which I managed to decrease to about 8 by swapping/changing the inserts. I have a good quality 3mt arbor which fits my Mitsubishi face mill snugly but is a 'loose' fit on the Banggood job like Jason found.
When I bought it I also got some inserts for aluminium, these are razor sharp as the now dried blood on them testifies and also the height difference is now down to 1 1/2 thou. I'm tempted to try these on steel and see what happens (I use the aluminium turning inserts on mild steel and they work a treat).
If i can find my camera battery charger I'll post a pic later.
|Thread: sherry shelf life.|
I've developed a taste for sherry as I've gotton older, I'm afraid the shelf life here is about 3 days
|Thread: Off the shelf E.R collet chucks worth it?|
I have three backplate mounted ER collet holders, all have a TIR of less than 0.005mm as best as I can measure, can't vouch for the accuracy of the collets themselves though.
I bought a MT2 ER25 chuck from a well known site for not a lot of beer vouchers in the hope I might be lucky and get a good one, I was wrong! The morse taper had several areas where there was a 'dip' in the surface, the drawbar hole was off centre, the face where the nut makes contact hadn't been finished at all and has deep workholding marks on it and finally the TIR was 0.3mm +.
My other MT ER chucks are from more reputable sources and are all 0.01mm or better.
|Thread: What Did You Do Today (2017)|
I used it in anger yesterday afternoon (checking everything as I went just in case) and now wonder why I didn't fit one before! There are some functions that will probably see little/no use but things like the 1/2 function are a godsend.
I have a couple of edge finders like you describe and now I don't have to worry about adding or subtracting that extra 2mm off the 2.5mm pitch leadscrew!
Finally got around to fitting the DRO to my mill/drill after it'd been sat in the garage for ages!
It's not the best bit of work compared to most but it works and I'm more than happy with it
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