Here is a list of all the postings KWIL has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Myford Super 7 lathe upgrade to 3 phase|
My only comment apart from saying you dealt with a good (and helpful) supplier is that the bench does not appear to be stiff enough to enable a enduring levelling setup for the lathe bed to hold its settings. Perhaps I should await your experiences as regards precision of turning ie lack of taper.
Well done otherwise.
|Thread: using CNC mill to cut vinyl letters and numbers|
My local garden centre used a specialist in house vinyl cutter for all of its instore advertising. Perhaps you could save yourself some effort if you can find someone like that to do it for beer money.
|Thread: Hand cleaner|
There is one washing up liquid that claims to be kind to your hands, anything but!! Leavs mine feeling raw so not in my house.
|Thread: Myford Super 7 apron seized??|
Yes of course the proper name is "thrust washer" and they are just plain "thick" washers that take up the gap between the gear and the circlip, for instance.
You say they apply "end load" onto the bevel gears, they should merely position the gears so that they can turn freely when assembled correctly, any axial load on them comes from the bevel gears trying to move apart. They should be bronze, not shown as available spares, neither are the circlips, but they will be standard sizes of course, perhaps Myford could identify them for you if asked.
Lastly, you public profile does not show a location, a general area would be helpful as one of us may be nearby.
Martin, OP did say he took everything apart and cleaned it, so it may have been disturbed.
The leadscrew nuts are eccentrically mounted so the Eccentric Sleeve LA57 must also be set up to ensure the correct location.
When I stripped my own apron many moons ago I did not have this problem upon reassembly.
The so called thrust washers (parts LA50 and LA 28) are there as spacers and should not apply end thrust to the bevels.
When the cross slide is off the carriage, or if you withdraw the cross slide leadscrew, can you drive the bevels (plunger engaged) by means of the main leadscrew?
|Thread: Porsche 951|
A very nice model 951. Certainly a labour of love.
|Thread: Whatever must IKB be thinking ?!|
Since when has a Government Department designed trains? As for the comment on air pollution versus Covid, stick to facts.
|Thread: Home workshop insurance.|
I moved to LV and they not only covered all my workshop tools/machinery etc but were very competitive.
|Thread: What odd grease?|
Pete Per Boxfords' original maintenance instructions which I have:-
Gear Box - Is lubricated with B.P Energrease F600_EP at works and sealed, it should not require further lubrication.
Main Spindle Bearings -Are filled with SHELL Alvania RA at works and should not require attention.
When I wanted to overhaul my VM30, a contact at Castrol told me the Castrol Spherol EPL2 was the correct grease. It is a dark grey/black material and pours, definately semi liquid.
Edited By KWIL on 30/04/2021 15:46:33
Semi Fluid EP Greases are semi fluid, extreme pressure, lithium thickened greases developed for lubrication via automatic lubrication systems and applications such as gearboxes where a grease is preferred because of leakage problems with conventional gear oils.
Does this answer the question?
|Thread: Material for coupling rods|
Ground flat stock aka guage plate is good starter?
|Thread: Faster Screw-Cutting|
I have a Meek designed dog clutch fitted to my S7, I also use a GHT designed Retracting top slide.
To lower the impact on the dog clutch pin I also momentarily use the drive clutch whilst the leadscrew goes into reverse.
Screw cut at around 200-400 rpm according to the material being cut. Fast enough for me. Very rarely use a die.
|Thread: Threaded milling cutters|
These sizes refer to Metric sized cutters, if you want to use Imperial sized cutters (as you say you have a1/2" = 12.7mm and so forced in an oversize shaft), you will need the appropriate sizes.
|Thread: Colchester Student Mk2 lathe general questions|
Comrades, can anyone help me with the dimensions of the two missing parts of the "car".
Edited By KWIL on 16/04/2021 10:22:50
|Thread: Citric acid pickle|
Yes, keep it until it no longer seems to work.
|Thread: LED Tubes in the workshop|
TLC data sheet says No UV
|Thread: Milling Vice Location|
If you have ever tried to lift a Bridgeport 48" table you might decide that a mere vice at one end would not be that significant
Edited By KWIL on 06/04/2021 09:27:14
|Thread: Power supply companies.|
Now on my second year with GOTO Energy, no problems, no so called smart meter and the best deal at my level of consumption.
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