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Thread: Lathe chuck removal
12/04/2017 23:22:25

Neil Wyatt:

PM sent re your ?

12/04/2017 17:01:10

Curtis Rutter:

I have replied to your rmessage.

Edited By ega on 12/04/2017 17:01:22

Thread: Dore Westbury 5" machine vice?
12/04/2017 09:34:04

"vis" meaning screw, of course, making the distinction from earlier wedge-based holding devices.

11/04/2017 23:10:25

Bill Davies 2:

My 1939 Tom Senior catalogue has Parkinson's "Vises" whilst Brown Brothers 1933 has illustrations of these so marked, but under the heading "Vice"! Was either word cast in to the tool concerned and, if so, were the patterns ever changed to reflect what seems to have been a change in usage?

The authoritative Salaman's Dictionary of Tools (1975) has vice throughout and for clamp "see cramp" (this book is mainly concerned with woodworking tools).

In school woodwork class we used G cramps and a clamp was length of grooved timber applied to the end of a board to help keep it flat.

Thread: Lathe chuck removal
11/04/2017 22:41:17

Perhaps it is worth again mentioning Lawrence Sparey's Myford spindle locking spanner (my brief article about my own version of this is behind the clock on the editor's mantlepiece).

Thread: Dore Westbury 5" machine vice?
11/04/2017 16:34:02
Posted by John Stevenson on 11/04/2017 15:14:45:
Both spellings are correct in the UK

Get over it

Not according to the 2005 New Oxford Spelling Dictionary which gives "vise" as US usage.

Arnold Throp recommended getting two of these however spelled (or spelt).

Thread: Machining a Washer - Procedure
03/04/2017 16:37:10

Facing washer probably best done with suitably shaped soft chuck jaws.

Thread: New Toy for the Myford
30/03/2017 14:46:34

Interesting idea - I had to look hard to see what was going on in the photo.

How do you centre the holder?

The overhang of the TT seems rather large but I gather is not a problem in practice.

Thread: What to buy next??
30/03/2017 11:02:30


I envy you that; but did you *buy* it?

Thread: Hi guys
29/03/2017 09:38:17

mark hopley:

You might consider a Willson slant bed lathe which will comfortably swing 420mm. They come up on eBay from time to time and seem to be good value. Re-motoring to single phase would be a straightforward alternative to VFD.

Thread: New pound coin
28/03/2017 09:28:28

I do remember the Mars bar slicing but didn't realize it was official policy - see this advert from a 1942 Pelican:


BTW, that was in the days when "honest-to-goodness tobacco" was also promoted.

Thread: Mystery Lathe tool, any ideas?
26/03/2017 18:15:21

Clive Foster:

Interesting - what, I wonder, is the particular characteristic of the *automotive* industry that led to the tanged straight shanked drill? The object is, clearly, to provide a positive drive but we all need that!

Incidentally, I remember hearing the expression "aircraft drill" and have always associated it with drills with unrelieved flutes.

This way of working ie separating drive and alignment reminds me of tapping chucks which drive on the square end but align on the shank, a much more satisfactory method than attempting to satisfy both requirements with a conventional drill chuck.

PS I forgot to mention that the OP's photo reminds me of the "Little Giant" chuck.

Edited By ega on 26/03/2017 18:24:14

Edited By ega on 26/03/2017 18:30:00

26/03/2017 15:02:43

From a 1923 J&S catalogue - the drill shown doesn't seem to have a taper shank:


Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
19/03/2017 15:41:24

Microsoft Flight Simulator ver 5 for MS-DOS - Pilot's Handbook (284pp)

Does anyone want this period piece (complete with plan of Orly runway)?

Free to collect or sent for postage (504 gms net)

Edited By ega on 19/03/2017 16:08:26

Thread: Lathe facing convex or concave
18/03/2017 14:33:30

Is that quote from ETW?

Thread: Free books
18/03/2017 12:53:51

I am pleased to say that I have now disposed of the C++ books but still have numerous general programming titles, the bulk of the fractal books, the traditional maths books and the number theory/"science of everthing" titles.

If there is more than one taker for any of these I would give priority to those who can collect and, thereafter, in the order in which they expressed an interest.

It would be helpful to know if anyone is interested in the categories I have listed. I could then produce a list of titles within the category.

17/03/2017 20:20:59


PM sent correcting directions

15/03/2017 16:52:50

PMs sent to richardandtracy and michael-w but others should not be discouraged from expressing an interest.

15/03/2017 16:09:37

I am looking for good homes for a recently-deceased relative's books, they having been rejected at the local second-hand bookshop and Oxfam.

Ideally, they would go to an interested member of the forum who can collect from Medway in Kent. If there is such a person, would they please post and PM me? I could send a list of titles to anyone who is serious about this.

I shall otherwise have the unwelcome task of a trip to the recycling depot - almost as bad as burning them!

Edited By ega on 15/03/2017 16:11:09

Thread: Murad Bormilathe
06/03/2017 16:32:59

Apparently went for £470 so you were right that there would be interest in it.

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