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Thread: Learning CAD with Alibre Atom3D
21/01/2019 12:59:17

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..


20/01/2019 19:27:49

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 I then tried to publish as a PDF but was told that an empty part could not be published.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
08/11/2018 18:50:03


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
18/03/2018 12:35:19


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
09/03/2018 17:46:34


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
17/01/2018 15:58:22


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
28/01/2017 16:09:30

Hi all,

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
07/05/2013 17:07:36
Posted by dave greenham on 07/05/2013 08:30:15:

Hi Guys

Having just read a post where the author could not decide whether to go into the shop, or listen to an audio book. This prompts me to ask . When in the shop, what do you listen to? Radio ( what station ) CDs, what type of music. Tapes, music or Audio book. I personlly tend to have Radio 4 on myself not really listening to it, but now and again something catches my ear which is interesting. So, what do you listen to?

best regards


Thread: Anodising
09/12/2012 17:22:25

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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