Here is a list of all the postings Michael Cox 1 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Anaerobic adhesive question|
For many applications, such as the one being discuss, I prefer to use slow cure epoxy adhesive rather than anaerobic adhesive. This gives plenty of open time and it forms a very strong bond with steel (and most other metals).
|Thread: What to add to molasses solution to prevent mould growth?|
Potassium sorbate is widely used in the food industry to prevent mould growth. Borax (sodium tetraborate) is widely used in aqueous timber treatments to prevent mould growth.
Hope this helps
|Thread: Cable Gland|
Bore out the 6 mm plate just bigger than the nut and then make a smaller panel out of 3 mm steel to cover the hole on which the gland can be attached.
|Thread: Coolant Pump For Bandsaw.|
I use a windscreen washer pump to provide coolant on my minilathe, see|:
The pump has proved very reliable and the simple fabric filter is very effective at removing small particles.
|Thread: A good toolpost drill design|
I only have a minilathe and I apopted a different approach using a flexible drive shaft to take power to the cross-slide, see:
I only fitted a 4 mm chuck but if I made it again I would fit a 6 mm chuck as there is more than sufficient power.
|Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020|
Having seen the videos of the situation in Oz I wish you, your neighbours and all Australians success in combating the fires. I feel for you.
|Thread: Micro Mill|
I have a Micromill similar to yours. I found there were two annoying problems with it. One was the noise from the gear selector fork that vibrated badly . The second problem was that even a slight overload would cause the default light to come on and sometimes it would blow the fuse. Fortunately the motor control board was never damaged by these slight overloads.
I converted my Micromill to belt drive, see:
The absence of the gear selector eliminate the noise but the main benefit was that since doing the conversion I have had no problems with slight overloads triggering the default light and blowing fuses. I think the stretch of the belts and or belt slippage in overload conditions eliminates shock loading of the motor.
|Thread: hi from Aarhus|
Velkommen. I used to live in Sweden for a few years and visited Denmark often. Copenhagen is one of my favorite cities. Visited Aarhus a couple of times too.
|Thread: Angel Eyes.|
There are some very cheap stabilised power supplies available from China. This one seems perfect for you application.
|Thread: Mike Cox's cone drills in MEW 285 - source?|
As well as Thor's suggestions cone drills are readily available from ScrewFix in the UK, see:
There are other suppliers on ebay which should be accesible globally
Nice job and as usual you make it look easy.
|Thread: citric acid|
Vitamin C is ascorbic acid.
|Thread: MEW No. 285 Gear Cutters and Gear Cutting|
Niel has already pointed out that one benefit of using conical cutters is that it is easy to make any diameter of cut out using only a limited range of conical cutters. The other benefit of using conical cutters is that they provide relief all around the cut out arc. Using cylindrical cutters and a tilted blank only provide relief in one direction.
The cost of the tapered drills is relatively small and one set can be used to make cutters to match a big range of MOD and tooth counts.
|Thread: Substitute for limonene|
Thanks for the information about the solubility of HIPS in limonene. I am chemist but had never come across this titbit of information.
Chemically limonene and turpentine are both terpenes so it could be a good idea to try the latter as it should be more readily available.
ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene polymer) and HIPS (high impact polystyrene) are chemically very similar and they are usually softened and dissolved by the same solvents. Both, for example dissolve readily in acetone and MEK (methyl ethyl ketone).
Where did the information come from that limonene is a selective solvent for HIPS?
|Thread: Home Workshop Site|
Please add my name to the list of well wishers.
|Thread: The Workshop Progress Thread 2019|
I am glad it all worked out well in the end.
I am intrigued by some of the other things on your lathe:
1. What is it on top of the head stock?
2. What is the yellow object at the top that appears to be resting on the sloping splash guard
3. There appears to be something on the left hand side of the leadscrew before it disappears into the electrical control box.
Sorry if you think I am being nosey!
|Thread: Engineers blue alternatives|
Edited By Michael Cox 1 on 19/07/2019 21:00:43
|Thread: ALDI 3D Balco printer|
I bought the Balco printer from Aldi before Christmas 2018. It worked straight out of the box and I have used it to make various workshop related items such as gears, vee beltpulleys, timing belt pulleys etc as well as some household items such as sonic tooth brush stand, camera lens cap, a small bin to fit the cupholder in the car, sat-nav holder etc.
I find it a very useful addition to my collection of workshop tools.
|Thread: Help a beautiful lady|
I mentioned your post to my wife and she said she had seen an advert for narrow fitting shoes in one of her womens magaxines.
She found the following contacts:
James Inglis Tel 0330 121 1111 or jamesinglis.com
I hope this helps
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