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Member postings for KWIL

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Thread: Harrison M300 or M250 pulley/belts problem
09/08/2019 16:32:59

old mart. There are 2 belts in parallel which must be a reasonable match.

MC My M300 (late model with sloping front edge to tray) has much more clearance from the pulley (120mm dia) to the headstock than your photo appears to show, belt changing is easy and the pulley is fixed with two set screws and does not have a centre bolt. Not much help for you but it does show there are variants.

Thread: Myford super 7 Tailstock Spindle Damage
31/07/2019 15:41:17

It may well be that you have an "piece" of swarf imbeded, just a light touch with the reamer.

Thread: Upgrading to fibre optic broadband
31/07/2019 09:27:12

I think Robin should challenge Talk Talk to lower their price.

I am with TT, FTTC, currently 32Mb and I pay £34 pm including all calls. Cab is 500M away on copper. Problem is not the line speed but the slow servers which are at the sites looked at.

Thread: Guess the Chemical?
30/07/2019 10:52:33

I have a bottle +1/2 of Highland Park 100% proof, excellent spirit.

Thread: What mills have you had
21/07/2019 13:21:33

Astra L4 Horizontal, but also with non quill vertical head, bought as a project and totally refurbished.

Boxford VM30 (fitted with DRO) Horizontal PF

Bridgeport Series 1 long table (fitted with 4 axis DRO) all axis PF

Still have all of them.

Thread: What lathes have you had?
21/07/2019 13:10:15

ML7, Myford S7 (fitted with DRO), Myford S7 PCF (fitted with DRO), Harrison M300 (fitted with DRO) , in that order, still have all of them.

Edited By KWIL on 21/07/2019 13:19:45

Thread: Cruise meeting crash
20/07/2019 14:33:37

How many of those attending the event had insurance they could rely on? ALL modifications have to be notified to insurers, I would bet many have not declared their vehicles correctly.

Thread: Surplus subjects learnt at school.
20/07/2019 14:21:01

At Grammar school, I hated French and Religious Indoctrination, football was avoided by getting lost somewhere else, summer was athletics.

English Literature was boring and famously said, when asked what was my favourite novel? I do not read fiction!

Woodwork but no metal work, but maths (all sorts) and science subjects were the best. For some reason (probably cost) we were not allowed to take more then 10 "O" Levels.

Thread: Finally sort of know which lathe to buy, but?
20/07/2019 12:40:22

You should note that inspite of the anti Myford comments made by some (even if they are often ill founded), look at the superb work produced on Myfords over the years, as exhibited at the various Model Engineering Exhibitions and also as written up in The Model Engineer Magazine.

Operator skill is the most significant factor involved but it also helps to know your equipment.

Thread: Myford Change Gear trouble
16/07/2019 23:03:40

Before you leap to any further conclusions.

Consider if the Anchor Pin, part no A3015 Dwg Ref 203 is correctly assembled into the base of the gearbox. Its depth is set by a single Socket Setscrew (from below). If correctly set this is what hold the quadrant in the correct position to ensure the gears do in fact properly align, without adding any spacers to the gear train.

16/07/2019 17:07:18


Thread: An electrostatic mystery ...
12/07/2019 22:57:38

We used to slide off the imitation leaher covered stools at work and could generate 14Kv

Thread: Electric Cars
11/07/2019 17:25:56

Diesel cars remain noisy and smelly objects however you dress them up/

Thread: Main spring
08/07/2019 13:57:05

Early TV and radio chassis were also similarly dimpled, not only flattens but more important, it stiffens the plate. They used very thin sheet steel in those days.

Thread: Gas Burners?
08/07/2019 12:06:22

I have a paraffin fired weed burner, 3"+ diameter "blow torch", very noisy and to be used with care. Great for starting bonfiressurprise.

Thread: Beamish Museum
08/07/2019 12:01:23

Beamish, cannot go to many times!!

Thread: What are these used for please?
08/07/2019 11:59:58

I have a ribbon microphone but the corrugations are not as fine as Swarf, Mostly suggests.

Thread: Any Myford ML7 experts near Guildford?
07/07/2019 13:41:47

Kevin you have a PM

07/07/2019 11:04:34

Where near Guildford and explain "need work"?

Thread: Phillips vs Pozidrive and portable drills
05/07/2019 12:32:45


That's all very well but some may not appreciate what the expression meansdevil

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