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: What sort of things DO NOT inspire you|
Using the word build to describe a house a model or project .Build is a verb and is increasingly used to replace a noun.
|Thread: mystery file|
I have a flat blade of steel the lengthe of the file and it has a file handle,there are holes at both ends to which two flat dreadnought blades are attached with small bolts.One of the blades is flat and the other is half round which bolt on one at a time.I have used these blades on steel and if there is a lot to remove and shape they are great.
|Thread: gauge plate|
Dek, my daughter in law was a profesional musician and still cuts her reeds with a knife but this will be a more positive cut.even though it has already taken me many hours of milling,i,m enjoying the work of making the tool.
Thank you for the information Martin,I wasn't sure.
Ian,this toolis for trmming the reed to length and square.My daughter in law has play in orchestras world wide and plays five wind instruments but the tool is for the oboe,oboe damore and the chore anglais.I saw the cutters on the web and decided to make her one to my own design.This is turning out to be a complicated job and my advice would be to buy one .All the best to your grandaugher with her musical career.
|Thread: silver solder rods|
On saturday I helped an elderly gentleman with his shopping bags as he was struggling.We got talking on the bus and it turned out he had been a tinsmith at the same factory for 51 years.I told him of my interest in home engineering and he asked if I siver soldered.when I carried his bags to his home he invited me in and gave me 50 2' by 2mm silver solder sticks.These will certainly see me out. Just goes to show what can result from a good turn.
|Thread: gauge plate|
I am making a reed cutter for an oboe.The blade I intend to make from gauge plate.My question, is there a right or wrong way to site the grain in respact to the cutting edge before I harden it.
|Thread: Linked belt for Myford 7|
On my mill and on the old Myford I use Brammer fibre belts with the metal mushroom head .I tried the modern power twist belts and eventually they slipped .I think they might have stretched but I haven't had this problem with the Brammer belts.They are a pig to get joined.
|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.
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