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Member postings for KWIL

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Thread: Music in the Workshop
02/08/2020 12:11:29

Machine tool cutting is the best music in a workshop, definate no no to have a radio on.

Thread: Today's delivery
30/07/2020 14:16:44

If the protecting tube was undamaged, how could it be Parcelforces's fault?? Must have been bent before placing in tube.!!

Really unfair to blame Parcelforce.

30/07/2020 11:49:42

Out of curiosity, was the protecting tube bent or damaged?

Thread: Pinning joints before silver soldering.
24/07/2020 10:04:07

You could do it in 2 stages, discs first and then add the curvy strip as a second op.

Thread: Super 7 not facing flat
18/07/2020 14:48:55

Last but by no means least, be careful with the right hand gib screw setting, over tightening here is the dominant reason for causing excessive wear.

Thread: Basic Electrics
13/07/2020 10:32:15

Agree with Peter, I remember one of "Desoutter's Little Horses" a tiny very compact pistol drill with enormous power.

Thread: teknika
10/07/2020 16:58:42

Beat me to it! The reversed N in the name is the Russian giveaway

Thread: Excellent Service
10/07/2020 16:52:22

+1, been using Tracy Tools since they first started up in Twickenham, Middlesex eons ago.

Thread: optivisor
10/07/2020 16:49:36

I have "trained" my optometrists to carry out my annual inspection and to supply the prescription.

Then I used to go to a separate supplier who made up the glasses for a far smaller fee and also used my existing frames without trying to sell me a new one. Unfortunately he has now retired but I have found a local source who does the same procedure for me. Interestingly they have a "machine" which measures the frame aperture with moving probe and then proceeds to mill the lens to fit. Even a lesser price with a will not be undercut offering.

Thread: Laser DRO sensor
09/07/2020 15:15:18


It has a dovetail on both sides, one side fixed and the other side has has a captive block (just like a gib) with cap head screws to lock it, just the same as you can lock your cross slide, but pulled vertically. The vertical part (against which the jig plate is presently mounted) can also be used for other things such as back toolholder and is fixed to a T slot across the top edge.

Harrison called it a Single toolpost and auxiliary rear slide .

Edited By KWIL on 09/07/2020 15:22:09

09/07/2020 14:23:54

Ian, accessories? I guess so, but I made my own.

A rear "post" that supports a drilled plate that allows for both the main bore and valve bore of the cylinder block (7.25" guage) to be line bored, actually jig pinned for exact copies. Shows clearly in the photo, boring bars fitted with Microbore adjustable tooling.

09/07/2020 14:17:55

Sorry John, we seem to have hijacked the thread, not intentionally, just lost sight of the discussion.

09/07/2020 12:31:16

I lost 15mm on the M300 but kept the dovetail edge of the cross slide.Highland/Black5 Main Cylinder

09/07/2020 11:56:59

20mm to be precise, not much when you have 95mm travel on tailstock even if you are touching , a buffer below the bed level prevents collisions.

Has not caused any difficulties in actual use. If you used a glued/screwed on magnetic strip you would get let less loss of travel. What was the make you used?

I used a similar approach on my M300 Harrison.

Edited By KWIL on 09/07/2020 11:59:49

09/07/2020 11:29:00

John in first posting mentioned interference with tailstock.

Photo shows minimal interference on a Myford S7 using a commercial (Newall) product.

Early Myford S7 DRO

09/07/2020 10:25:26

Machine DRO Magnetic, Resolution 5 micron, Accuracy +/- 15 micron, so you are somewhere within a band 1.2 thou " wide.

09/07/2020 09:45:30

JH. Where on the saddle would you mount your box and what surface are you proposing should be the target for reading the movement?

Thread: MEW295
08/07/2020 15:29:24

Yes, MEW 295 turned up yesterday.

08/07/2020 11:37:54

Sorry guys, yes, what I could not see was why suddenly photos of a Boxford appeared which did not relate to the article Title, except for note at end!! Must be all this stop at home business causing senior moments.

08/07/2020 10:57:38


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