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Thread: tapered tap
06/03/2022 13:33:55

I have in my posetion a wooden pantograph by Conti of Paris,both of the split tapered collets for holding the lead and a stylus have their tapered threaded closers missing.I have this implement for 40years and was given it by an old friend whose farther used it at the turn of the last century.I would like to make the collet closers and I am unawhere of any suppliers of tapered taps unless someone knows of one.Failing not being able to get one I will have to make one.The dimentions of the collet are 8.85mm long 6mm tapering to 4.13 the thread is 0.7 mm.My trigonemetry is not good so if someone can work out an included angle for me it would be much appreciated.Working with pencil and paper I got it to 8 degrees but I am sure I will be out.


Thread: Financial surnames
05/03/2022 16:14:54

My last dentists name was Payne.


05/03/2022 09:42:23

A ground worker who worked for our firm was call bob but was reffered to as shilling.


Thread: What Did you do Today 2022
04/03/2022 15:47:47

Trying to flatten the cross rail for the shaper I am building on the mill.As the rail is 420 long and 100 wide there is only the side slot uncovered .After clamping, I milled one side at a time.As the bow was in the middle I could only clamp at the ends and this didn't help the bow which was reduced but still there.I filed the area where the rail bolts onto the table riser.I was then able to turn it over and clamp the rail in the middle through the nut slot.I had to reduce the ends and then moved the clamps and milled the middle section.I now have a flat rail.


Thread: Greenwashing
02/03/2022 19:46:49

Over engineered and over priced.A simple Henry serves just as well and does the same job at a fraction of the price and has along life.


Thread: shaper and planer gauge
21/02/2022 18:41:42

As I am cutting dovetails I decided to buy a shaper gauge.I saw an advert on Ebay showing a shaper with an extention pin and I thought the same one in a box,when it arrived the gauge was in a plastic packet minus the extention pin.I tried to contact the company on the phone but it was never answered and I had to get through to a helpline and explained the missing pin.Their reply said that the one shown with the pin was a stock item and the one with the box was the one for sale.I feel I have been done.


Thread: Blocked Drain
21/02/2022 13:16:30

When working I was often required to clear drains.The biggest problem and the most frequent was fat. Wiping the frying pans and any fat into the bin before washing up and is the best option to prevent blockages.


Edited By JasonB on 21/02/2022 18:35:21

Thread: dovetail cutters infeed per cut
18/02/2022 06:51:56

Thanks for the links Thor.


Thread: Wind - trivia
17/02/2022 21:19:03

On the first of January 1976 a storm passed through lincolnshire and my barometer fell to 27 inches,the winds were bad and caused severe damage even breaking a telegraph pole in the builders yard in half.We stayed up until 2 in the morning incase the stack fell in,as it was I lost some heavy ridge tile which broke slates on the way down.Three houses at the top of the street were stripped of slates on one side.A local park lost 2000 trees.I met a RAF metorolist who was on duty when the 87 storm was imminent and he told me that they warned all bases to secure the aircraft as severe damage was likely,so the information given to Mr Fish was incorrect and his reported it as given.


Thread: dovetail cutters infeed per cut
17/02/2022 21:01:40

I have been infeeding .4mm and reducing gradually as I get to depth.I have an SX3 which handles this alright,but I can't find any information on the correct way to use these cutters that is why I have asked the knowledgeable on the forum for advice.


17/02/2022 19:40:53

I am useing a 1" 60* dovetail cutter at 10mm depth.Could someone sugest the infeed per cut and the speed the cutter should be run at. I have just finished a dovetail and have guessed st the feeds and speed of the cutter,I am cutting in steel and as I have three more to cut I would welcome advice.


Thread: The Fount Of All.... Hignorunce?
14/02/2022 20:18:44

I learned to tie knots and splice rope from the book that Niel mentioned and I still have it somewhere.When I was an apprentice, the lorry drivers on the firm would bring their ropes to me to splice the cut ends and also to make eye splices and I would whip them on completion.


Thread: What Did you do Today 2022
04/02/2022 20:51:30

Yesterday I cut the male dovetails on the shaper ram.The ram is 13" long and the cuts were just possible on the SX3 with little to spare.The female base for the ram needs a slot 11" * 1 1/2" in the centre to allow for the scotch crank to pass through and I have been chain drilling with a slot drill and hope to finish it tomorrow, it's tedious work.


Thread: That Strange Calculator Again
15/01/2022 16:15:45

I havn't a clue to it's use or how it works but where the fractions have +1 to 9 attached does one take the number and using the lower table add the corresponding number to the fraction.If this is correct it would be a guess.


Thread: shaper cross feed
13/01/2022 12:50:08

Thanks for your informed replies.Clive has answered what I required and is obvious once described.The shaper was 80% finished when I aqired it and the plans have written on them is pootatuck metal shaper 1930.Made out of plate and well wellded.I think he couldn't make the drive gear to the skotch crank and pinion drive.As he has made the crank mechanism well and I can't get the machine under the mill to alter it as the plan,I have fitted a 100tooth gear on the crank shaft and fabricated a cage to carry a pinion and pullys bolted on with slotted adjustment to the bolts for depthing the gears.The motor and drive pullys will be hinged off the back of the shaper.The ramm was fishbellied and I could just get it on the mill to flatten it this made swivelling tool carrier out of square and the bore also.When the ram was having the top of the slide true I cut across the face of the ram to allow trueing on the lathe faceplate and allow me to true the bore.Now to the bearing slide which is alsobowed from welding I can't get it under the mill or to support it with the head horizontal,so a lot of scraping to come.Something I haven't seen before is he had inserted a strip of brass to both sides of the of the bearing with gib screws from below.


12/01/2022 15:37:07

I have the plans for the unfinished shaper I inherited but I can,t understand how the cross rail feed is stopped ,also do I have to have a left hand cross feed lead screw.Any help from small shaper users will be appreciated.


Thread: Running 'nukes' in the red
01/01/2022 22:43:10

Just received my joint gas and electric bill ,they weren't wrong about price rises,it made my glass eye water.This might mean I will have to get up and use my machines on economy seven to keep the cost down.


Thread: What Did you do Today 2022
01/01/2022 22:34:51

Made three plug guages to fit a ball race a existing bored gear and a pulley so that I could get accurate readings when I make the arbour for all three.This is a part for the making of a shaper which I am trying to finish when the original maker died and left it 80% complete but with no idea of his thinking I am makeing the most of it.The plans are labled putnook but he never followed them completely which is making it difficult.


Thread: Classifieds
14/12/2021 18:14:29

Hi Andrew,

I might have an ML7 that you might be interested in.Made in 57and bought in 58 used until the owner became ill in62 and when he died was sold to an agricultural engineer in 63 and was stored in the back of the workshop until the present agricultural engineer decided 7 years ago to make a shaper and he moved the lathe to his home workshop where I set it up for him,he has only made the turned parts of the shaper on the lathe and as he was also ill he stopped using it a year before he died this year.I have seen this lathe stored in his workshop nd have known it for the last 40 years.I have measured the bed and it has no wear across the shears and the depth of the shears are the same both ends.If you are interested please post me.


Thread: What Did You Do Today 2021
05/12/2021 16:58:07

Great work Andrew .


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