Here is a list of all the postings KWIL has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: The cultural status of engineers in the UK|
Well said Bill,
Having spent my most of my working life involving participation in the design, project management and realisation of many "engineering" projects ranging from airborne surveillance, nuclear engineering, computers, broadcast equipment and a whole host of other items, I am considered to be an Engineer not just an engineering technician.( I do also like getting my hands dirty, if that helps.)
In addition I do have those relevant Post Nomials which state what I am.
That said, I am happy to be called a Model Engineer in this hobby field.
|Thread: Bottled Gas Suppliers|
As I have always understood it, if an acetylene bottle has been lying down in transport it MUST be stood upright for a minimum of 4 hours to allow mixture to stablise. Works for me.
|Thread: Magnetic chucks|
! I think I will pass on that one, thanks for the offer to haggle.
What price? I might like to experiment.
|Thread: Australian Bush Fires|
I too have watched with horror the plight of Australia in the present times. I have only just found out that the flame front can be 60m or more high, a truly awesome sight.
|Thread: Emergencies / Braking|
What kind or emergency did you have in mind?
|Thread: One-shot Myford lubrication system|
I have fitted Hydraulic type grease nipples (used strictly for oil) to the carriage rear and front apron. Sealed carriage front (on top) point and drilled horizontally to match and fitted same for front shear lub. Base of tailstock modified for single point lub and fitted same. Oil cups retained where fitted and later Myford oilgun is quite suited to other points.
|Thread: Myford bed twist|
Could be a number of causes.
Is the tailstock centre in good condition?
Is it cleanly mounted in taper?
Last and by no means least, how did you drill the centre for in the aluminium material?
|Thread: Metric screw cutting clutch for Myford ML7B as Graham Meek clutch|
Problem Number Two.
It is possible to fit a needle roller thrust bearing arrangement to the leadscrew bracket without incurring the leadscrew positional shift, both my Super 7s are so fitted, one a PXF and the other standard, both with gearboxes.
I am easy to find on here! Look in my Album and you can see some of the photos I posted of my modification to Gray's clutch.
As Gray acknowledges, I and Tony Pratt were also involved in the final development of his clutch including me deriving the precise Myford dimensions of the Headstock, hence my insight into "how to change it"
PM me if you want further help, drawings were not produced at the time as the R&D was done on a completed unit 2011-2012! Loads of photos still on file. To my knowledge there are 2 units in addition to my own.
|Thread: myford grey paint|
I could be wrong but I do not think it was a RAL or BS standard colour.
|Thread: Why mostly manual cars in UK|
More expensive to buy, more expensive to repair, more expensive on fuel. Is there another reason?
|Thread: M24 x 2 arbour|
Allendale Group, in stock for M20 but not M24
Edited By KWIL on 28/11/2019 09:07:04
|Thread: Just bought an ML7, what should i do first?|
To reduce/eliminate the oil fling, apart from reducing drip rate, place a suitable sized O ring on the mandrel end and touching the headstock, oil then only exits on the inside of the bearing.
From my photo album (last entry) my design to modify the standard ML7 fixed dial to be able to reset them.
(60 year old design but works!)
|Thread: ‘Go- No Go’ or something more?|
The name "Unifeel" surely answers the question? One action checks the "feeling" ie "fit"
|Thread: Bigger table for a small mill|
The real problem with using Coach Bolts rather than proper T nuts is that the underside of the slots can so easily damaged owing to the reduced area of contact of the coach bolt head conpared to that of a properly sized T nut.
|Thread: AVO 8 Mk2 meter wire size|
Meth spirit flame temperature is quite low, thats what we used to use.
|Thread: Brass, Steel and Fire|
Visiting York last week, I took the opportunity to visit the NRM once again and to see the new exhibition celebrating Rocket's return (albeit until Apr 2020).
Whilst interesting, I found myself somewhat under whelmed by the whole event.
If this was meant to generate real interest from members of the public then I think that NRM Senior Curator Anthony Coulls should have sought additional outside help in scoping the displays. Perhaps our own Model Engineer magazine participants and Editor could have enlivened the whole event with perhaps replicas of some of the other exhibits available in the Main Hall in our larger guages?
In passing, the arrangements whereby the entrance opposite the Leman Road carpark is closed and one must walk some way down the road (in the rain) to the lower entrance is to be deplored.
Edited By KWIL on 30/10/2019 16:27:50
|Thread: Slideways oil|
I use Rocol X5 slideway oil, but you can buy Millers, Millway 68 for £60 for 20 litres from Cutwel, just need a few friends if the £60 is too much to bear!
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