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: 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
|Thread: tnmg inserts|
I must admit to using the DCGT intended for aluminium/non-ferrous on steel as well, 0.8mm radius tip.
Works a treat for me for finishing with swarf like dust (wouldn't risk a heavy cut with it though)
|Thread: English dialect|
Having just returned from taking my daughter to university the people in the Premier Inn we were staying in and the Beefeater next door (excellent steaks by the way) were really confused by my Jersey accent and the fact that I also throw in Jerrriais and French while I speak, just the way it is. As it happened a lot of the staff were were uni students just about to to go back to their respective studies and found it quite interesting to chat about it.
Edited By HasBean on 14/09/2017 18:39:28
Edited By HasBean on 14/09/2017 18:40:13
|Thread: Off Topic - Travel to Farnham|
Thank you all very much for the replies. Duncan that sounds like an excellent idea, to be honest even if it costs a few extra quid it'll be worth it. After all four years at Uni is going to do enough damage to my pension plans
Matt, the 51 pubs count came from the Uni, mind you they are creative arts, not mathematics!
Completely off topic I know but next week I'm bringing my daughter over to start her four year course at Farnham University.
We're flying to Southampton and as far as i can tell the best way is to travel by train , it seems up to Woking and then back down to Farnham. (I appreciate that hiring a car maybe better but as the worlds worst flier after two engine fires and a near crash, if I survive the landing driving's out of the question)!
Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
(Apparently there are 51 pubs around the University but my wife has forbidden me from attempting to visit them all in the three days we're there )
Edited By HasBean on 23/08/2017 17:50:37
|Thread: What Did You Do Today (2017)|
Not so much what I've done, more a 'what to do' !
My magnetic DRO has arrived today so lots of thinking to be done. Just hope I can complete the fitting in under 18 years unlike my last project.
Is that M25 x 3.0 ? I think I have the changewheels for that!
(I'll get my coat)
|Thread: The Workshop Progress Thread (2017)|
Ega, well done, I like the improvments. My pins are made of silver steel, just hope they're up to it.
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