Here is a list of all the postings Tool has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Learning CAD with Alibre Atom3D|
Thanks for your quick reply David. It was an sheet ali disc so I can extrude it by the sheet thickness and all should be well..
Having not used Turbocad for a while I struggled to do a quick sketch - decided to try Alibre and was amazed at how easy it was to use by comparison.. Then the workshop gremlin arrived, I tried to print the part and got a beautiful blank sheet of paper. I then tried to publish as a PDF but was told that an empty part could not be published.
What have I missed, its bound to be my fault!(ask the wife).
|Thread: Lead Bearing Solder is Banned|
Bought 500g of 60/40 leaded solder about 2 minutes ago from Zoro.
I am now sitting here trembling waiting for the dreaded knock on he door.
I will have nearly 1 kg when this arrives which should see me out!
|Thread: Hemingway taper turning kit for a Myford lathe|
I made one of these and have used it very successfully lots of times. The kit was excellent and it was easy to make - one of the first things I made.
|Thread: Slitting Saw Arbor. A useful workshop project|
As a newbie back in the 70's I finish machined my holder in a collet in my mill - when used it was still "eccentric" presumably because of the accuracy of the saw .
I also forgot the spanner flats!!
|Thread: Newton Tesla Electric Drives|
I have five packages from Newton Tesla bought over the last 20 years and have only praise for service and product quality and reliability. I would not go back to the pulley-swapping and noisy single phase era before I bought my first drive - the ability to change from 2000 rpm to tapping speed with the turn of a knob makes the investment worth while. Some say that motors get hot and have no torque at low speed but I have now given up checking my motor temperatures as they always remain very low and I can happily drill 13/16ths in steel with no problem on my S7 at low speed on the top but one pulley speed.
|Thread: Warco VMC|
I have the same mill, motor and VFD as Roger and have set my belt on the same speed. I agree with him - over the twelve years I have used it I have very rarely changed speed and have never had a problem with torque or over heating.
My lathe has a similar arrangement and has also been problem free for nearly twenty years. When cutting lots of threads the lathe is running very slowly for hours on end and I have given up checking the motor and VFD as they have never warmed up at all.
I have never regretted going VFD but do regret not doing it earlier.
|Thread: Time in the workshop|
Have built Centering Mic - my threads were to good a fit and siezed on screwing together.
The anodised finish was extremely hard and could not be easily machined. I had to make some parts again!
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