Here is a list of all the postings bricky has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Fly press weights.|
Lead as suggested in a mould ,if plaster of paris is not availiable use scimming plaster from a building merchants.
|Thread: A good toolpost drill design|
I made a toolpost drill form the quill of a cheap in my case free chinese drill press.The speed of the moter was 2000rpm so I thought it would make one and also do light grinding.I stripped the drill and cut down the column with the coller with three fixing holes for the base table column ,this I now use on the mill and the base I now use fastend to the drill columm to take a scissor jack for lifting my heavy drill table.The column that I had left was used up in projects and the motor is also used.So my point is a cheap drill press could be worth looking at.
|Thread: Only for Myford lathes|
The models from 2000 on did have a screw in the backplate of the chucks and faceplate which screwed into a groove in the register on the mandrel making it possible to turn towards the tailstock without worrying that the chuck would unwind.
I started with a perris and moved on to a ML 10,in 85 was given ab type Drummond I then trded in the Myford for a S7 in 87 vintage 57 without gearbox but a very accurate machine which Myford reground in 2005 .I then bought a S7 plus from Myfords closing down sale 2011 it was 10 years old.I had it seviced by Pete and Darron Made a full length taper turning attachment ,a large fixed steady ,a toolpost grinder,a quick change tool post and various other things that make machining easier.Using the myfords to their capabilities,mine are excellent but if I was building a large model I would need a larger lathe.
|Thread: Hi from Sleaford|
Hi Martin and welcome ,I am down the road at Grantham.
|Thread: Why do I keep getting logged-off?|
Not being knowledgable on computers, I thought having to keep logging in was acceptable procedure,and I use firefox.
|Thread: TiN coated twist drills|
When working I sometimes encountered wood screws that would not shift.I heated a thin rod and held it on the head a kept it red hot with a torch, the heat transfers to the screw and expands it.Left to cool and shrink they unscrewed.I have tried this in metal with success.
|Thread: ME First Omnibus|
Thank you Neil I will get in touch with him.
|Thread: 3 in 1|
I can't cmment on the shear but have had an Axminster planer thickneser for years and it had a lot of use when I was working Axminster build well and it is a sturdy machine.
|Thread: ME First Omnibus|
I received the dvd for christmas and am enjoying the content.My son created an index for me so I can navigate easier.I want to accessthe plans but am not able to.Am I doing something wrong or are the plans not accessable.I need help as I would like to build the carburetor by Jan.
|Thread: ring lights to mill and drill|
Having read Michael Cox's article in MEW No 287 I liked the idea and purchased from Auto Lights [no Connection] a pair of 100mm led's and I followed Micheals procedure of using 8mm MDF,this was fine for me as headroom is not an issue.I did not sink the magnets in the MDF as the article but glued them on the surface of the rings.My mill is a SX3 and a 100mm ring light is the maximum that can be accomodated.I do get a small shadow below the collet chuck,but this dose not bother me as I use a laser centre finder and I won't have to turn off the light to find the punch mark.A great immprovement on my two halogen lights which if not careful would melt the plastic ends of the spider.Thanks Michael.
|Thread: Hi from Gloucester|
Welcome Sandra,It's great to have a young person entering the forum.Ask your questions and the amount of knowledge availiable from members will help you.I am a self taught machineist and have been glad I am a member.
|Thread: centaur gas engine|
Thanks Jason,it's great to know that we can rely on the depth of knowledge on this site .I will now get on with it.
Having built the engine three years ago I got it to fire but never run .Now I am trying again I am thinkinking of viton o rings instead of piston rings.The bore is 38.2mm and I have found an o ring from Bearing Boys of an outside diameter of 38.4-34.5 internal and2mm cross section.would this ring be the right size and would one ring be sufficient,If ok what would the size of the groove be.
|Thread: Silver solder|
John,you will need high temerature solder for the start of your construction so as not to melt the parts that are internal as you continue with the rest ,with a lower temperature.Ask the supplier for advice.
|Thread: Mike Cox's cone drills in MEW 285 - source?|
I bought a set from Lidl's and find it useful for light cleaning up of drilled holes apart from it's main function.
|Thread: Surface plates|
I have two 6" square surface plates and one that was once a large table ,Which I have half 2ft * 1ft and is 2" ribbed thick.I don' know what saw was used but it must have been substantional.i use it when setting up ic engines frabricated in sections and it's other uses are invaluable I wouldn't be without one.
|Thread: Tool post project|
|Thread: What hand protection do you use?|
When my father worked on the railway as a fitter he used rozolex.I don,t know if it still availiable but he always had clean hands.For cracks I use Drapolene from Boots, it is for nappy rash, but none better for healing cracks and cuts.
|Thread: Tool post project|
Hi Chris ,A dowel pin in the side of the tool post with a locating hole in the tool cartridge would solve the repeatability and the location issue.I have a dixon type tool post and I find that my design is quicker and uncluttered on the top and this type of holder is more ridgid.
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