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Thread: Using a Graver
03/08/2020 11:35:38


Plus one to your post although you are describing scraping and I believe the graver is used in a different way.

Like you, I came to metal turning via wood.

Thread: Cleaning up new Sieg SC4 and how to remove apron
02/08/2020 15:45:36
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 02/08/2020 10:50:39:
Posted by ega on 02/08/2020 09:43:42:

I think that Arc used to offer a preparation service which no doubt covered this query so, as suggested, I would ask them for help.


I didn’t want to misrepresent Ketan ... so I have found his 2012 post about withdrawal of the ‘preparation service’ :


Agreed ... asking ARC would seem a good thing to do.


Thanks - how time flies!

02/08/2020 09:43:42

I think that Arc used to offer a preparation service which no doubt covered this query so, as suggested, I would ask them for help.

Thread: Coping with deafness
01/08/2020 16:35:22

I recently installed an ingenious doorbell. When the outside button is pressed, a loud tone is generated at one or more receivers plugged into a mains socket. The only power required is that derived from the sockets.

I can supply details if this might help.

Thread: Quorn using E32 collets
30/07/2020 10:55:50

There are some long and compendious memories on this site but the best answer to this kind of question is one or other of the various indexes - or even a search from the google box on the home page.

I use ER collets on my Quorn but ER32 sounds rather big for this.

PS I just tried to search on "quorn er32" and got a hit.

Edited By ega on 30/07/2020 10:59:25

Thread: Waste PLA - Rafts, Supports etc
28/07/2020 11:21:09

Is the Port of London Authority reduced to using rafts?!

Thread: Myford Mk1 Super 7 restoration
28/07/2020 11:19:23
Posted by Mike Donnerstag on 17/07/2020 11:04:42:

Many thanks Pete. Sorry to hear about your health - hope it improves soon, and I look forward to your updates.

Which do you think is easiest: removing the spindle or removing the countershaft? Also, this may be a silly question but... how do you know if your rear headstock bearings need replacing?


I think that the simple answer is that if you are going to the trouble of stripping everything down it is false economy not to replace them.

Thread: Bar clamp
28/07/2020 11:01:59

If slitting, beware the work closing on the saw as it breaks through (the disc brake effect).

Thread: 33mm Spanner
26/07/2020 17:56:53

"Happy Birthday" is so well-known that, if predictive text means anything at all, you would think it would get this right.

26/07/2020 14:33:34

Surely the computer could be "told" not to autocapitalise?

At a guess, it was "told" to do so in the first place.

Correcting other people's English is a minefield.

Edited By ega on 26/07/2020 14:33:49

26/07/2020 09:02:42

The highly-regarded Campagnolo brand cycle spanners appear to have been finished by filing.

Thread: QC Toolpost
24/07/2020 16:43:30

At first I thought the hole was for stress relief but on looking more closely is it for a pivot?

Thread: Yet Another Mystery Object
24/07/2020 12:55:29

Reminds me of this bit of brass that an ex-dockyard friend gave me years ago:


Thread: Dodgy Lathe on Ebay
23/07/2020 14:23:58
Posted by Barrie Lever on 22/07/2020 19:05:38:


Give me a few days and I would run the content by Neil and Jason before publication.


I assume, and hope, that your article will be about making eBay work in your/our favour?

Edited By ega on 23/07/2020 14:24:26

Thread: Please be welcoming in your welcomes.
22/07/2020 16:21:41

Neil Wyatt:

Whilst I don't doubt your suggestion that there have been requests for real names I can't recall seeing one myself.

I and others have certainly suggested that it would be helpful if querists would give an indication of their whereabouts, but not I hope in an unwelcoming spirit.

Thread: Bench grinder wheel wobble
22/07/2020 11:27:02

The Abrasive Wheels Regulations are worth a look. It seems from para 49 that the use of aluminium flanges may be incorrect in some circumstances. Our old friends Picador used to sell them but I am under the impression that the company is no longer.

Because mild steel flanges can rust I have mostly used stainless.

Thread: Screwcutting in the lathe
20/07/2020 16:35:31

I suppose the 3/4" 26 TPI nuts could be tapped or finished with a tap.

Thread: where to buy ground lathe mandrels
20/07/2020 13:55:10

I can't vouch for the method but I have heard of the use of adjustable reamers as between centres mandrels.

Thread: Slitting Saw Arbor
18/07/2020 14:33:28
Posted by IanT on 31/10/2018 19:13:18:

And if your buttock clenches hard enough ega - it will tend to pop even a tight fitting plug!

This came to mind when I was reading about penguins' ability to project their faeces so as to avoid having to leave the nest; according to the article in The Week the research "team also calculated the “rectal pressure” required for such ejections, and found it to be 28 kilopascals".

The advice is to take care if you pick up a penguin.

Thread: Is Iron / Steel endlessly recyclable ?
15/07/2020 18:00:34

What about the problem of contamination with cutting oil, etc?

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