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Member postings for Tel

Here is a list of all the postings Tel has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Complete beginner checking in and asking the usual question!
20/05/2013 10:08:40

Well the £1,000 mentioned in his message gives a fairly substantial clue - not too many countries use the pound these days.

Thread: Radius on a bush
07/02/2013 11:00:41

Jason and Michael have got your answer - a fabrication. That's the only way I've ever managed it.

Thread: New Forum Moderator
07/02/2013 10:56:29

... and if yer hairs not grey now it soon will be!

Thread: The first steam engine you built
22/01/2013 22:07:00

My first steam engine was a stuart 10V, still runs perfectly after 32 years of pretty heavy usage. Mind you, back then the castings cost around $30 - different now.

Phil's suggestion of one of Elmer's engines has a lot of merit.


Thread: 53 tooth gear
18/11/2012 18:13:38

... or buy something like this - **LINK** and use it to lash up a simple indent type indexer.

Thread: Shapers (obsolete or not)
24/07/2012 08:54:20

Not at all! My Douglas gets almost as much use as either of the mills, and for some jobs is streets ahead of 'em.

Thread: hardning mild steel is it possible
16/06/2012 22:00:07
Posted by Ady1 on 16/06/2012 18:03:51:

Bone like whale bone was used in the past for diy hardening

1(a)- kill a whale

2-crush the bone into a powder

3-put the steel into it and heat to a good temperature, like with charcoal, then allow to cool

Step 1(b) You have to eat the whale, to get down to the bones.

Thread: How much pressure is an arbour press capable of
12/06/2012 09:24:34
Posted by frank brown on 10/06/2012 20:31:05:

Some one gave me an arbour press that is labelled "1ton". the interesting thing is that the casting is splayed (arbour not at right angles to the bedplate). Any one got an idea how to remachine the bed to be at right angles to the arbour. its about 5" diam and needs a good 1mm cut right across it. The problem is that the cutter has to rotate on an arc of > 6" radius to get under the arbour bearing tube.


Sounds like a job for the shaper to me.

Thread: Small diameter turning tool
11/06/2012 21:32:15

At the risk of repeating mysellf ..... wink

box tool

box tool #4

box tool #5

box tool #6

Thread: Meccano Model?
08/06/2012 12:41:53

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrilliant! Pass along my congrats and thanks!

Thread: Thread Dial Indicator positions
07/06/2012 22:53:18

Well don't keep us in suspenders - what colour?

06/06/2012 08:14:06

Exactly the same principal as the clapper box.

05/06/2012 00:11:11

No lifting involved mate, the tool lifts of its own accord and rides back to the start position when you reverse the lathe motor. The only time you need to lift it clear is to inspect the work.

John documented his build pretty comprhensively here - **LINK** it's pretty long, but go right through it - well worth the read

04/06/2012 04:16:00

face 7 ... and now they are back! All very spooky!

03/06/2012 22:26:41

Yep, it is a thread in a thread, so to speak - I actually used short bits of cut off screws - drilled and tapped the body pieces, screwed 'em together quite tightly, screwcut, took them apart, fitted nut and reassembled, again quite tightly, until the thread lined up again.


Now for some odd reason the pics of the tool and the close-up of the 1/2" version seem to have disappeared?????

Edited By Tel on 03/06/2012 22:29:19

02/06/2012 22:30:30

blush I went a bit mad when I first made the swing up tool holder!

The 'secret' is a variation of this


02/06/2012 13:33:11

Nope, it's a full, unmodified commercial 1/2" BSW nut on a screwcut thread that stops short of either end of the bar.

01/06/2012 22:45:56

smiley Good try Nobby, but it's not one of 'those' - tho I have made 'em in the past.

01/06/2012 00:23:55

Or you could build John (Bogstandard) Moore's ingenius swing up toolholder and forget about disengaging OR winding the tool back.

Here's my version

Thread: Tool angle terminology
29/05/2012 10:30:24

Certainly what you show in your original post will be understood in the UK and Oz, probably even in NZ wink

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