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Thread: Evolution rage2
19/10/2020 12:03:55

I have an Evolution Rage saw blade which I use occasionally in my radial arm saw, for example for cutting sheet metal when it works very well.

The blade is well designed with neutral rake and chip limitation and, FWIW, made in Japan.

Thread: Gear Train noise?
15/10/2020 11:39:21

I suppose mechanical noise is most annoying when it indicates a problem. It follows that it can be beneficial to listen to your lathe and heed its complaints.

Thread: Diamond Like Carbon
15/10/2020 11:34:24

Who needs to talk to the engineer when you can get such interesting information from one or other oily rag?

Thread: Moore & Wright Automatic Centre Punch
15/10/2020 11:02:01

MC Black

I can send you a scan of the catalogue page with instructions and cutaway drawing for M&W 282.

PM me your email if interested.

Thread: Tanking slurry
15/10/2020 10:56:14

There used to be an effective cement additive called Pudlo.

Thread: ML7 tooling
13/10/2020 14:07:37
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 13/10/2020 13:24:02:

I think the distance from the top of the cross slide to centre height is about 3/4" so the standard arrangement of a simple clamp could hold monster size tools.

Clearly it was never anticipated to use 3/4" tools clamped directly to the cross slide, but to use holders or packing with smaller tools.

Most people use an aftermarket toolpost to takes 8-10mm (5/16" - 3/8" tools.


I'm fairly sure it was 5/8".

Thread: Mini Lathe Headstock Lube
12/10/2020 16:16:35
Posted by Howard Lewis on 12/10/2020 15:15:48:

Being pedantic, I always thought that Chester and Machine Mart (Clark ) mini lathes were produced by SEIG.


Being equally pedantic, I think they are made by SIEG! This German word hints, I understand, at the origin of the lathe design.

Thread: Gemco shaper finally fixed.
09/10/2020 16:17:25

Sounds suspiciously like Sicilian olive oil!

Thread: Martin Cleeve Swing Clear Retracting Toolholder
04/10/2020 14:10:57
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 04/10/2020 13:59:53:

This appears to be Hemingway’s current version: **LINK**

... Which is quite unlike Cleeve’s ‘Swing Clear’

Did they also do that one ^^^ ?


Yes, but machined from solid rather than fabricated in the MC way.

Thread: Please Avoid Political and Partisan Issues
02/10/2020 13:56:17
Posted by JA on 02/10/2020 13:20:35:
Posted by Grindstone Cowboy on 02/10/2020 12:57:34:

I believe we've just experienced a flounce

I like these new words. Doctor Johnson, son of Litchfield, would have had fun with it.


He did:

1751 S. Johnson Rambler No. 182. ⁋12 He sometimes presumed to mention Marriage; but was always answered with a Hoot, and a Flounce.

As it happens, there are plenty of joking references here to wives which pass without comment.

Edited By ega on 02/10/2020 13:59:09

Edited By ega on 02/10/2020 13:59:47

Thread: Drawing of a Turret Clock Escapement : John Harrison
02/10/2020 11:11:23

I didn't know or had forgotten about the sub-contracting culture; perhaps I didn't pay sufficient attention when visiting Greenwich to see the wonderful Harrison movements some years ago.

I recently learned that a remote ancestor built the clock in the tower of Gottorp (Gottorf) castle in Schleswig.

Thread: BOMBSHELL!! last!
01/10/2020 17:14:19

To be useful a 38mm bore would require something like a (heavy) 8" 3J chuck.

Thread: Keighley Lifts (Denham Junior) lathe
01/10/2020 15:58:11

Tony at has "literature".

Thread: Oouch hot fingers
01/10/2020 10:54:34

A CBN wheel will run cooler; better yet a water-cooled diamond wheel (pawn the loved one's ring).

Thread: Churchill Cub lathe
30/09/2020 14:08:06
Posted by Brian Wood on 30/09/2020 12:52:48:

Hello ega

It is a rather long standing problem that baffles me. In fairness I haven't tried to make it work again in recent months but for some reason I can now no longer see the command box to upload photos etc.

I can get things ready right up to that point and then no further, the page will not scroll to reveal it

Frustration rules!



Thanks for explaining.

I seem to remember that some "visibility" problems with the website were caused by ad blockers; if you are using one you could try disabling it temporarily.

I have just had a similar problem with the myGP app on my mobile where an essential OK button was hidden by a dialogue box, the answer being to nudge the box out of the way.

Thread: Red Paint
30/09/2020 12:27:07

I think the traditional colour scheme for barns in Denmark is ochre and red.

Thread: Suitable motor for universal pillar tool?
30/09/2020 12:25:07

If you are serious about the UPT it would pay you to get GHT's book even though the motorisation possibilities are different today.

Thread: Walton broken tap extractor
29/09/2020 21:38:59

I have had success on one occasion with a Walton; as with many things, it is important to follow the instructions!

Thread: Churchill Cub lathe
29/09/2020 19:02:09

Brian Wood:

Looking at your existing photos makes me think that we would all be the poorer if you were unable to upload any more and I hope you will be able to fix the problem.

In particular, I would like to see a photo of the Cub.

Thread: Rocol T.F.P Spray
29/09/2020 16:16:56
Posted by mechman48 on 29/09/2020 11:51:04:
Posted by ega on 29/09/2020 11:10:33:

I hope they haven't stopped doing RTD.

What did TFP stand for?


According to Wikepedia... **LINK**


Thank you for enlightening me; I was thinking of something along the lines of STP (scientifically treated petroleum).

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