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Member postings for KWIL

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Thread: Pittler lathes
18/05/2019 20:42:12

The famed Cherry Hill also uses a Pittler.

Thread: Sump Plug
01/05/2019 17:04:38

Depends on the size of square, but a Bi Hex socket of the correct size should be OK.

Thread: Cross slide backlash
22/04/2019 13:25:02

Out of interest, both my S7s have a thrust bearing fitted on the leadscrew to "minimise" the leadscrew/bracket backlash. Home brewed not kit.

22/04/2019 12:31:31


There are two locations to look for to minimise backlash.

1 Between the leadscrew and the nut.

2 Between the leadscrew and the End Bracket.

When setting the Gib, detach the End Bracket and adjust the Gib screws such that the cross slide moves by hand easily but firmly without snatching, over the normal front to back movement.

Edited By KWIL on 22/04/2019 12:31:55

Thread: Todays DUMBO award
06/04/2019 11:12:07

That is why fret saws work better teeth down and Japanese wood working saws are all draw saws, thin and pulled towards you.yes

Thread: RIP Chris Moore
02/04/2019 14:24:34

The passing of Chris Moore, Grandson of the Founder of Myford Engineering Limited aka Myford Lathes has been announced.

He was an interesting character, who once you got to know him was, in my experience, a straight forward human being, a friend of our hobby.

A sad loss.


Edited By KWIL on 02/04/2019 14:43:42

Thread: Recommended base flashing for an external wall
21/03/2019 10:26:19


Whilst lead is not a "nice" material, you are only going to handle it once when fitting and hopefully will wash your hands properly before eating lunch.

Thread: HY Series (Huanyang) VFDs, setting maximum speed?
17/03/2019 17:05:31

Ian P.

More than one motor? If you have a larger motor running your mill, switching in a small 3 ph suds pump will hardly be noticed.

Thread: Boxford VM30
17/03/2019 16:53:43

Speedy, there are not any greasers on a VM30 Mill

Thread: Workshop insurance
17/03/2019 16:51:05

I had the same problem when my then insurer would not seriously increase the valuation of the workshop contents. "They did not cover such items", strange really when they provide the insurance cover WM sell!!

So I went to Hiscox, no problems at all and no limitation on the sums insured.

Edited By KWIL on 17/03/2019 16:51:55

Thread: Firehole ring
12/03/2019 14:24:18

Why make it of PB when copper is more than adequate. Waste of PB

Thread: Morse Taper 2 blanks
04/03/2019 15:04:02

Make another drawbar to match is an alternative if nothing other is possible.

Thread: Quality of Engineer's squares
03/03/2019 14:37:05

Cutwel sell hardened stainless steel squares up to 300mm x 200mm (usual disclaimer)

Thread: Welding helmet
24/02/2019 15:46:21

Yes you definately need a hat, to protect your head and keep the light out.

Thread: My wife thinks I'm loosing it
23/02/2019 20:30:47

Martin, is this based solely on fuel costs (since you mentionmpg) or is it all in with the true mileage costs considered?

Edited By KWIL on 23/02/2019 20:31:14

Thread: Myford Quick Change Gearbox Disassembly
23/02/2019 12:10:06

A good clean and general flatting of the existing paint, followed by a primer followed by selective filling, followed by repaint if you must. This will give a good overall finish, removing the chips which started you out in the repaint trip.

Thread: Tube Seam
19/02/2019 14:30:37

You could also have it TIG welded to avoid the strap, inside or out.

Thread: Single to 3 phase invertor and smart meters
09/02/2019 19:15:43


I thought that once you have gone"smart" there is no going back?

For me, not having a smart meter if I can help it.

Thread: super 7 headstock bearings
05/02/2019 22:12:14

It is a pity your profile does not give a clue as to your location. If we knew, one of the forum members might have been able to assist locally.


05/02/2019 16:30:39

Preloading the angular contact bearings as per instructions, the preloading is determined by how tight you move the left hand end of mandrel adjuster. Clearance on the front taper bearing is determined by moving the pair of clamping rings form the point where rotation is just not possible to the specified position which gives the required running clearance. So it is prelaoding first, followed by the front bearing clearance, all by following the Myford written text.

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