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Thread: Nostalgic moment
24/05/2022 11:26:14

Quite an experience for you!

And nostalgic for me as my first car was a Ruby, too. What's more, a later Seven of mine had been hand-painted BRG by the previous owner and later still I had a Sunbeam MkIII, the successor to the Sunbeam Talbot saloon.

Thread: The perennial question...
23/05/2022 11:41:17

A bench-top lathe could be stored under the bench and deployed from there if the bench itself could be rotated about its long axis in the manner of an engine stand.

There are designs online for this sort of thing. Stability and ease of rotation would require some thought of course.

Thread: Between centres boring bar bit grinding
23/05/2022 11:36:00

This thread reminds me that GHT began his discussion of boring tools with the confession that, having re-appraised the subject, he had abandoned some pre-conceptions.

His Workshop Manual should be required reading.

Thread: mini grinders
22/05/2022 12:32:18


My "Dremel" is a MINICRAFT too but not B&D branded. It's a 12V 100W device "MADE IN ENGLAND" with a West German 6mm chuck by Rohm and the German language preceding English on the box.

I wonder if it's the same under the skin as yours?

Thread: Myford Lever Action Tailstock Design and Build
21/05/2022 12:41:32


Thank you. I get about the same travel as you and think that the 94mm I saw must have been a mistake.

With rack and pinion, of course, the travel is potentially only limited by the available space.

21/05/2022 11:12:10


It's good to know that your project has worked out well in practice and to be hoped that it will inspire others.

May I ask what length of travel you achieved with your lever feed? I saw a suggestion that 94mm was possible but I don't get anything like this with my Super 7 version.

Thread: This trolley/cart could be useful
20/05/2022 11:12:06



Thread: mini grinders
20/05/2022 11:02:04
Posted by PatJ on 20/05/2022 02:40:37:...

It is rather a beast, and you have to really hang onto it, since it won't stop of you happen to snag it on something.


I have seen some which claim to stop if they sense a jam.

20/05/2022 10:59:48

John P:

Is that a Quorn spindle in your photo?

Thread: This trolley/cart could be useful
20/05/2022 10:56:30
Posted by Nigel Graham 2 on 20/05/2022 09:24:55:

Advertisers outside of the specialist fields are not noted for literacy!


That may be so but, in defence of TLC, their catalogues have had some splendid cover images!

This Pro cart reminds me of the much cheaper and lighter Tesco trolley from many years ago; mine does duty as a black refuse sack holder.

Thread: mini grinders
19/05/2022 16:56:35


There's a 7000 RPM model on the same site:

I suppose that the relatively slow speed will allow larger tools to be used but be too slow for efficient cutting with the smaller sizes.

19/05/2022 15:04:36


I've been eyeing up the Makita range of corded die grinders and notice that one at least is stated to be "slow speed". Have you any comments as to the relative merits of these as opposed to the normal 24,000 RPM or so?

Thread: slipping chuck
18/05/2022 09:07:41

Assuming that the quill's taper is not hardened, it should be easy enough to drill and tap for a securing screw; the requisite clearance hole in the base of the chuck could also be tapped for a jacking screw to facilitate eventual removal.

Thread: Janita Plano Grinder
14/05/2022 23:13:41
Posted by sparky mike on 14/05/2022 15:46:20:

.. There is a mention in Caxtons Modern Motor Engineer vol.2. (Books around the 60's)


I couldn't find this in my copy of this work; can you give a page number?

Your grinder, where the work is taken to the tool, reminds me of a handheld tool employing a similar principle whose name, however, I can't recall.

Thread: MES Kennet Tool and Cutter Grinder
13/05/2022 11:45:05

If practicable, the motor should be positioned so that the cooling airflow does not draw in the grinding dust.

Thread: Sherline lathe
11/05/2022 14:58:25

geoff walker 1:

I bought some of the adjustable handles you mentioned and have fitted one as the topslide lock on my Myford:


Obviously, they don't come in BA sizes and I opted to modify a 6mm one to 2BA. This was quite fiddly and another time I think I would make the threaded "spindle" from scratch.

The handle is aesthetically out of tune with the rest of the machine but seems to work well and, of course, this is a prime location for an adjustable handle.I have shown a dismantled handle in the photo.

Thread: Ball bearing cups for bicycle hubs ?
11/05/2022 09:27:37
Posted by Nigel Bennett on 10/05/2022 12:33:02:


Getting the old ones out of a hub wasn't easy and for Shimano ones later it was virtually impossible - by design, presumably.


This prompted me to dig out the extractor I made up years ago:


The slit cone is inserted into the cup and expanded behind it by the cap screw which is tightened from the other side (the cap screw head has been turned down to fit the hole through the spindle). The cup is then extracted by tightening the nut - a suitable washer is interposed.

I remember being told then by my LBS (local bike shop) that replacement cups would no longer be available.

10/05/2022 14:35:04


Not an answer to your post but have you considered rebuilding the wheel with a suitable new hub?

Wheel building, as you may well know, is within the scope of the amateur and can be very satisfying. I assume you are on rim brakes and that at some time your rims will wear out - another reason to consider a rebuild.

Edited By ega on 10/05/2022 14:35:46

Thread: Easy power tailstock feed for your lathe
09/05/2022 10:47:43

Nice to see vintage (black and white) photos of a vintage lathe!

Thread: Spindle depth stop
05/05/2022 22:45:01

J A Radford shows a design in his Improvements and Accessories for your Lathe.

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