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Member postings for Peter Tucker

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Thread: 4 jaw chuck axial allignment
19/08/2019 18:44:22

Hi Martin,

The vendor should replace it as "not fit for purpose".

Peter.

17/08/2019 19:39:57

Hi Martin,

Did you make sure the mating faces between the chuck and lathe spindle were scrupulously clean before you assembled them, tiny particle of swarf can throw your chuck out.

If the mating faces between chuck and spindle are clean check that the face of the spindle is running true.

If the lath/chuck is old/secondhand the chuck jaws may be out of alignment ( knackered).

Hope this helps.

Peter.

Thread: Meddings Driltru Handwheel (Star Wheel) Stiff
25/07/2019 21:06:01

Quite right Neil. A bush that shrinks will tighten on it's shaft.

Peter.

Thread: Problem with slitting saw arrangement...
06/06/2019 19:22:06

Hi Collin,

I always use a key in a slitting saw otherwise they just slip on the mandrel.

Hope this helps.

Peter.

Thread: broken calipers
03/04/2019 17:33:36

Hi Antony,

When the spring on my caliper broke I used some high tensile steel tube to make a replacement. I skimmed the tube on the outside and inside on the lath, then cut a piece off and shaped it by hand, after which I hardened it and tempered it down to blue. As a replacement spring it seems to work fine.

Hope this helps.

Peter.

Thread: Castings
09/03/2019 17:48:29

Hi Adrian,

If you are going to make the patterns you may as well go the hole hog and do the casting yourself.

Peter.

Thread: Milling Collet Jammed in Taper
05/03/2019 16:37:47

Hi Martin,

Make a couple of split wedges to fit between your collet chuck and the end of the spindle, a small tap on the end of the wedge will free your taper.

Peter.

Thread: Slitting Saw Arbor
31/10/2018 18:11:42

Hi Vic,

I make my own arbors and all ways use a key otherwise the blade slips (I may be a bit heavy handed). In my opinion if the blades were intended to be used without a key the manufacturers would not have included a keyway.

Peter.

Thread: Flex shaft grinder maintenance
06/03/2018 18:12:21

Hi Rainbows,

It wouldn't be a left hand thread?

Peter.

Thread: Bandsaw blades
04/03/2018 17:35:12

Hi Chris,

Before you do anything as this is a new blade return it to your supplier for repair or replacement.

Peter.

Thread: Any uses for damaged cutters?
18/12/2017 16:28:14

Hi Andrew,

I have a slitting saw with teeth missing, still cuts fine. ( The critical thing is sharp teeth.)

Peter.

Thread: Moment of madness
14/11/2017 19:37:46

Hi Sean,

If its good money and you can buy better, sell.

Peter.

Thread: Centec, stuck milling arbour
13/10/2017 18:01:58

Hi Rainbows,

I have no knowledge of your machine, however, if the taper is a morse taper or similar I would recommend you make a pair of split wedges to fit between the arbor and spindle nose. The use of wedges is a lot gentler than beating the back of a taper yet generates much more separating force.

Hope this helps.

Peter,

Thread: S7 Tail stock
29/09/2017 18:54:26

Hi Alan,

I just use a piece of studding or a sawn off bolt.

Peter

Thread: Repair of aluminium castings?
09/07/2017 19:33:49

Hi Andrew,

I suggest making a new casting.

Peter.

Thread: Cutting a fine groove
15/06/2017 21:04:21

Hi Ian,

A circlip grooving tool can do that job.

Hope this helps.

Peter.

Thread: Split Infinitives
31/05/2017 19:36:59
Posted by Georgineer on 31/05/2017 12:24:29:
All rules come from somewhere, knowing from whence they come should surely not invalidate them.

Peter.

While we're in pedantic mode, shouldn't that be knowing whence they come? My understanding is that whence means from where.

Geo.

Hi Geo,

I was not trying to be pedantic only stating my opinion, also i have no idea as to the correctness of my use of "from whence".

Peter.

30/05/2017 19:30:06
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 29/05/2017 20:28:18:
Posted by Peter Tucker on 29/05/2017 19:25:48:

Hi Neil,

As editor I would expect you would correct (remove) errors, not add them.

Peter.

Exactly, is it not an error to apply the rules of Latin to English?

Neil

Hi Neil,

All rules come from somewhere, knowing from whence they come should surely not invalidate them.

Peter.

29/05/2017 19:25:48

Hi Neil,

As editor I would expect you would correct (remove) errors, not add them.

Peter.

Thread: Milling - What am I doing wrong
03/03/2017 18:31:36

Edited out as already posted and answered while I was typing.

Peter.

Edited By Peter Tucker on 03/03/2017 18:34:18

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