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Member postings for KWIL

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Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
25/06/2022 10:07:00


The sound of a single Merlin is great when you are sitting just behind it!

Thread: Powering a Suds pump?
07/06/2022 08:37:05

Is the lathe running on a VFD? The added load of the suds pump would probably not be noticed by a VFD and all would be normal, except if you are running at a low speed. Suck it and see.

Thread: Layout tool
03/06/2022 10:20:01

Lee Valley Tools operate in Ottawa, Ontario, but they cannot send one of these to Quebec,(next door Province).

'improvements patented in Europe Dec 1885'. in France perhaps? Hence the strange Quebecois position.

Edited By KWIL on 03/06/2022 10:20:20

Thread: Which stand for Myford ml7
30/05/2022 15:30:03

It really needs something more rigid then "just a chest of drawers"

When you adjust the mounting bolts to correctly set up the lathe bed in accordance with the Myford ML7 Manual, there will likely be some twisting force that a chest of drawers will not resist. That said, when I first had a ML7( 68 years ago) it just sat on a bench and did what I needed at the time.

Although now unused (I have oher lathes) it sits mounted on a substantial bench, the top of which disguises the fact that underneath there is a large piece of channel girder!

Thread: Hello - Uni or apprenticeship
26/05/2022 16:08:07

Like Frances IOM I am an IET Member (retired), being an electrical I have worked in electronics, aviation, computer, broadcasting and medical companies, a wide choice of opportunities. The same could well apply with the other major Engineering Institutions.

Good advice as given, start with the vatious professional institutions and then work your way to what companies in those fields can offer for you to start.

Thread: New-style cover finish
20/05/2022 11:11:12
Posted by DMB on 20/05/2022 09:01:00:

Another of my subscriptions comes sealed (well and truly!) in a paper envelope, but it's always (every month) glued to the inside of the envelope! Grrrr!

I think that adhesion is the way the paper picks up the mag before the envelope is folded over.

Thread: MEW No.316 just arrived - but what is that smell?
17/05/2022 16:55:26

I find all modern printing inks are horrible. I have to leave the copies for a while or else I just start coughing. I am also allergic to newsprint as well as what the Journalist write!

Thread: Time to Say Goodbye
17/05/2022 14:19:47

MEW June issue arrived today 17th May

Thread: Looking for a Sharpening Service for End Mills & Slot Drills please
13/05/2022 17:15:50

+1 for ABBCO, excellent service and quality. I used to stop by every year on the way to Harrogate Show, They even recovered a cherished long cutter which had met an unfortunate end (on someone else's mill)!

Edited By KWIL on 13/05/2022 17:20:01

Thread: Self extracting drawbar for mill
13/05/2022 16:23:49
Posted by old mart on 12/05/2022 18:05:07:

I am thinking of doing away with the R8 location pin in the drill mill, and making that a captive drawbar also, an excuse to fit some SKF taper roller bearings and mill some spanner flats near the bottom end of the spindle.

Location pin is not that important, I have run my R8 without one quite satisfactorily.

12/05/2022 09:40:58

I made an air driven drawbar, spindle does not need to be locked as "inertia" holds it enough for the drabar to tighten or release. 'Twas important to fit this as reaching the top with a spanner is stretching it a bit!Air Power Drawbar

Thread: Time to Say Goodbye
09/05/2022 12:02:33

My subscriptions have continued during the changeover WITHOUT fail, so why do some appear to have a problem?

Incidently my other subscriptions with Mortons have always been prompt.

Thread: Super 7 adjustments question
09/05/2022 10:50:48
Posted by noel shelley on 08/05/2022 21:01:54:

There are NO taper roller bearings on a Myford S7 ! It has 2 angular contact ball races on the rear end of the spindle (mandrel). Like so many things in the past, adjustment was by feel not measurement, that's why there are no figures given for setting the headstock bearings. IF it gets hot it's to tight ! Good luck Noel.

This is of course correct for production standard S7s, however a number of users have fitted taper roller bearings to good effect which should give a more rigid bearing set up.

Edited By KWIL on 09/05/2022 10:51:11

08/05/2022 15:41:35

After point 7 above (hand tighten collar using the hex key as a lever) Do not forget to then tighten the Allen screw to secure the collar in place.

All quite straight forward as decribed.

Thread: electrolytic derusting
08/05/2022 10:53:25
Posted by duncan webster on 08/05/2022 10:44:30:

The bubbles form on the cathode, the paint was on the anode

Both electrodes will bubble, one with oxygen and the other with hydrogen.

Thread: Emergency Radio Format
04/05/2022 11:10:42

Hermes is now "called" EVRI. perhaps that means every mistake possiblecrying

04/05/2022 10:30:48

I fear that 100Mt delivered one at a time would be more effective.

I have Aldershot to the east and Aldermaston to the west, there is not much I can do about it, inspite of having been Civil Defence trained.

03/05/2022 15:43:11

No good if your phone is switched off or you have left it at home.

Thread: Reilang Oil Can Nozzle Thread
01/05/2022 17:01:15
Posted by DC31k on 01/05/2022 16:05:23:
Posted by KWIL on 01/05/2022 12:29:36:

Thread OD 4.4mm dia thread, 0.8mm pitch (using pitch guage) Hex on spout 6mm A/F

Would you care to speculate whether the tube has enough thickness of body to enable its internal thread to be enlarged to M5?

The male thread on the nozzle would be easy to enlarge.

The brass tube is 6mm OD. If I was going to tap M5, I would certainly use a Spiral Flute tap because the swarf would cut and clear more easily.

More simply make a suitable length brass rod extender, bored through at say 2mm for the oilway and counter bored each end 6mm, soft/hard solder in place.

01/05/2022 13:15:51

3/16" BSF plug tap does not fit tube internal thread sad Too large OD

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