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Member postings for KWIL

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Thread: The good bits coming out of the Covid epidemic
03/04/2020 08:39:05

I have not had many nuisance calls anyway, perhaps they cannot find my number?

Thread: New design of mains plug?
01/04/2020 09:27:31

I have always used a well known UK brand, moulded from a very hard thermoplastic, Multi Kontact. I am surprised that the test refered to did not examine the internals of those cheap 4 way boards, the use of flimsy metal is an understatement.

31/03/2020 11:45:27

Each room has a double either side of each corner and also along the wall as appropriate. Kitchen has 11 for instance (yes not a small kitchen). There are 3 house Ring mains, day rooms ,kitchen and bedrooms. In addition the garage and workshop has a ring main (+ radials), Family and utility has another. These latter rooms are "downstairs" (sloping site). Lighting is similarly split and the security lights are also separate. Dual Dis boards up and down plus incoming master dis board which splits for both and also serves workshop radials. Not a rewire but built in during construction.. At last count there were 160 plus socket locations including the loft which service the aerial amplifiers. OTT maybe but why not?

Edited By KWIL on 31/03/2020 11:47:00

31/03/2020 09:13:11

If my house had to have a separate fuse for every socket radially, I would have to build another house to put them in!

I do not like trailing leads everywhere so every room has more than sufficient double switched sockets so that there is always one to hand.

Workshop is different each machine has its own spur, except the drill.

Thread: Boiler making advise
30/03/2020 08:40:59


Brian was merely pointing out that once a joint has been made, the reflow temperature is higher due to alloying. In this way it is possible to make joints one after the other using the same silver solder type. Not only applies to small boilers.


Thread: Still casting despite the Corona lock-down!
29/03/2020 14:42:41

David, you have a PM

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020
27/03/2020 12:10:02

Not an ME job, but spent some time transcribing Met Office rainfall data from handwritten records to digital form. All this is in support of a Reading University programme to enable all available rainfall data to be in digital form.

Thread: Ideas to best hold blanks with out turning
18/03/2020 12:06:28


Thread: Acetal or phosphur bronze
17/03/2020 20:43:51

My Myford S7s have had their front brackets modified with a PB bearing and needle thrust washers, not a difficult thing to do.

17/03/2020 15:53:09

On a S7B with Power Cross Feed the small threaded hole under the casting is for a small pin which impacts with the PCF on/off knob, so that it is not possible to continue to drive the cross table beyond the inner limit.

Without this item, breakage will undoubtably occur.

Edited By KWIL on 17/03/2020 15:53:35

Thread: 15,000 for a Bridgeport!
14/03/2020 20:16:48

Note the commission rate 30%!!

Thread: Finally got the milling machine home.
14/03/2020 11:17:40


You say"as the need to teach manual techniques dropped in line with the rise of CNC, many schools and colleges ended up owning lightly used and well-maintained manual machines that they too eventually sold"

I recently viewed a you tube video on Hermle, a German high end 5 axis CNC machine manufacturer. Their training schools starts the apprentices on manual lathes and mills to teach them the fundamentals.

Maybe educational schools are droping manuals but at an apprenticeship level it is still considered necessary.

Edited By KWIL on 14/03/2020 11:18:16

13/03/2020 15:30:07

Bridgeport Head self lifting "crane" for Raiser insertion, sorry about rotation.Bpt Head lift

Edited By KWIL on 13/03/2020 15:31:06

Edited By JasonB on 13/03/2020 15:42:14

13/03/2020 11:33:11

Bill make a "spacer" to sit on the table, of such a height that you can use the table to lift the head into the correct position?

That way the manual lifting is at a lower level and you do not have to hold it in place whilst fitting.

I did a similar thing to lift my Bridgeport head using the table as a crane,so as to insert a 6" raiser block.

The Bridgeport head and ram weighs nearly as much as the whole Senior mill!!

Thread: Centec Myford Rodney
11/03/2020 13:52:41

At top of page in Headers "Classifieds", click on "place a for sale ad"

Edited By KWIL on 11/03/2020 13:53:29

Thread: Electrifying Women - Cherry Hill
03/03/2020 17:10:54

In the linked material there is a reference to Laura Annie Willson, founder of WES, the Womens Engineering Society.

Laura Annie Willson, (nee Buckley) was the wife of George Henry Willson, founder and owner of the Willson Lathe Company of Ovenden, Halifax, which survived through WW2 and was eventually subsumed with others into the 600 Group.

Laura was also a leading light in the Womens Social & Political Union along with Emmeline Pankhurst.

The records of the early WES meetings etc are held in the library of the IET

Edited By KWIL on 03/03/2020 17:11:30

Thread: Threading with inserts
27/02/2020 10:14:15

I always use angled feed, having found that with straight in, the chips from the two faces seem to cause problems until, as you say, the final cut. Full thread or partial inserts?

Thread: Proxxon Information
27/02/2020 10:01:25

Properly drawn, not by CAD.

Thread: Chuck back plate material
24/02/2020 11:02:17

Your choice, I have both types in use. Whichever material you have to hand or find easier to work with.

Thread: Best Milling Machine Ever????
24/02/2020 08:57:59

The only problem with the old Cincinnatis is they are a big as a housesmiley

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