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Thread: HELP HELP HELP - Warco 1224 Gear Head Lathe
29/09/2009 23:52:54
Hello !
A while ago I had a problem like Yours with my Emco Compact 8.
Please read "Lathe work - A complete course" by Harold Hall.
In page 37 You will find a recommendation which saved me the day.
Amongst a wealth of technical and practical information information He says
"Typically, if the teste piece is larger at the outer end, the front mounting at
the tailstock end requires to be raised, or if smaller, then the mounting requires
to be lowered, etc. etc.".
I hope this helps You.
Dias Costa
Thread: Anybody else had this problem?
11/09/2009 00:34:59
I have the same problem as Philip and Peter and I'm sure my details are correct or surley I wouldn't be able to access the back issues at all.
Dias Costa
Thread: Subscribers only
03/09/2009 20:01:54
Hello David,
I'm a foreign subscriber (from Portugal) and when I try to enter the
back issues option, I am barred and receive  the message "Subscriber only content".
I'm sure I am logged when I try and also that, after checking, my subscriber number is
Can You, please, help me?
As for the early issues of MEW available, in digital form, depending on the price, I may be

Best regards
Dias Costa

Edited By Dias Costa on 03/09/2009 20:09:48

Thread: Current Issue?
03/09/2009 12:56:50
A few issues back, which arrived after great delay, the situation looks
now like being corrected. The last two issues arrived two or three days before
the "on sale date". So I've been reasonably happy.
Not having yet received the issue number 155, this morning (and after
reading the previous posts about the issue 155),  the postman brought
to me another dark grey bag with a new issue of MEW and, as a great surprise,
the label in the bag/envelope refers MEW156 ! 
Well, after opening the bag I could see everything is OK. The issue is, really,
number 155.
A bad surprise with a good ending.
Dias Costa

Edited By Dias Costa on 03/09/2009 13:09:08

Thread: Lathe open gearing lubrication
27/08/2009 19:54:48
Hi Barry,
The best grease I found to the gear train  is BP Energrease LCX 222.
Beyond lubrication qualities it has a great adherence to the gears and
keeps there for longer than any other grease I've used.
I've been using it for two and a half years either in my Emco Compact 8
lathe gear train and in the gear train of my Optimum BF20 Vario milling
And also use it in all other parts where grease is apropriate.
You can find information about it in the following URL:
Best regards
Dias Costa

Edited By Dias Costa on 27/08/2009 19:59:41

Thread: Movable lathe
23/08/2009 21:57:49
Posted by Dias Costa on 21/08/2009 20:06:39:

If  You want You can find a poor drawing of the height adjustable feet schema
in my album.
It is a rather crude draw because I made it in the train. If You need something
more clear,  just let me know.
Best wishes
Dias Costa 

21/08/2009 20:06:39

My english is not so good as to allow me to try to use it for the purpose
of explaining in detail a system.
That's why I prefer to show a drawing with some legends.
Attached You'l find a file (I am not familiar with attaching files in this portal.
If someone can teach me I will appreciate...).
Best wishes
Dias Costa 

Edited By Dias Costa on 21/08/2009 20:08:48

Edited By Dias Costa on 21/08/2009 20:09:44

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