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Member postings for KWIL

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Thread: Cast iron - 160mm dia
04/07/2019 10:35:43

Imperfections, such as??

Thread: Corrosion or Stale Oil (in joint face)?
01/07/2019 09:11:47

That is the downside of soluble cutting oils, neat oils avoid that problem.

Thread: Myford Super 7 Top Slide Base - Alternatives?
26/06/2019 09:12:07

It is not a big task to have one made from a block of Cast iron, takes time and a working lathe, Someone may make an offer if you cannot find a replacement.

Thread: Electricity Supply
09/06/2019 12:43:25

Nobody has out together the requirement for adequate electricity generation (by any means) to power all these future EVs and trucks. Please do not just say renewables, frankly the grid will not cope in its present state.

Oh I forgot, our brilliant MPs (of all parties) think smart meters are the answer, best used to determine who to switch off.

Edited By KWIL on 09/06/2019 12:44:20

Thread: Basic questions about wax chucks
30/05/2019 19:47:12


Modern wood glues give you quite a choice of open time, if you use Resin based such as Aerolite 306. Cascamite is wasteful since it is a one time mix, too much and you throw the surplus away. West System has different hardeners to give positioning time as did Aerolite.


On metal, superglues are fine for me, I do not find the smell a problem.

Edited By KWIL on 30/05/2019 19:47:33

Thread: Ballscrews?
29/05/2019 11:05:46

HOWARDT gave the best answer, don't use a ball screw. You have not given any reason why you wish to use a ball screw as opposed to any alternative.

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
26/05/2019 11:20:53

Trouble is May never really started at all. A lost month or is it years?

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)

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