Here is a list of all the postings Versaboss has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Ad link broken?|
Not true here - just checked with two ads. Both came back full circle to this page.
|Thread: Using a shaping machine|
Until now no one mentioned that the vise of the Boxford shaper can be mounted on the side of the worktable. The hole for this can be seen clearly in the picture above. The O.P. could have avoided lots of troubles if he did it that way.
Happy New Year,
|Thread: Lathe gears|
No, Terry, not much Christmas celebrations here and no need to apologise! It was not you who wrote that description I think, or are you khkgears.co.uk perchance?
Kind regards and greetings too,
Yes, a good introduction inTerry's (first) link above. However, what irritates me a bit is the first sentence, stating that the module...indicates how big or small a gear is. In my - admittedly quite limited - understanding 'big or small' is referencing the diameter of a gear, or maybe the thickness or weigght (not relevant in this case)
My lathe has Module 1 change wheels, but the biggest has 127 teeth and the smallest 20, and certainly they have not the same size. But nonetheless their module is still ONE for all of them.
But I see how they derived that misleading definition (see 'reference diameter), but I would call the module a measure which indicates 'how big or small the gear teeth are'
|Thread: BV25 Lathe?|
Ian, I already feared that I commited a dire crime, but after looking again I'm sure none of the two pictures with the angled topslide show any taper turning. The case of the third one should be self-evident anyway.
Why in some countries, hemispheres or religions people love to set their topslide at 45 degrees (not for taper turning I hasten to add) - just ask them yourself !!!
When I saw the topslide set at a large taper angle, I could swear that this lathe doesn't reside in GB!
Usually only 'murricans do that stunt; a bad habit going back to the laughable South Bend topslide.
|Thread: Bar stock|
That's ludicrous, Michael W. Is this one of the totally over the top EU achievements? I really hope it's still allowed to call it offcut or bar end.
Heaven beware us here from stuff like that. The boiler regulations belong to the same chapter...
|Thread: 'Quick' advice on knurling tool :)|
Capnahab, if you need a setup description you can find one here for the similar Ifanger tool.
A bit fiddly with the size of the tool I have; maybe yours is somewhat bigger.
|Thread: Please assist with my fist mill choice|
Before I forget... a nice selection of fist mills you can see here:
Take your choice!
|Thread: Painting Brass|
Many thanks Jeff, yes it seems to be very good stuff they offer. Just hope I remember this when the need arises...
Wow, wow, Jeff, and if now you would give us also the brand name of that paint and where you got it and in which country then your posting #1 would be perfect!!!
|Thread: Self adulation|
Terry, you saved my day with your comment above. I had real difficulties to read this sermon, which made me almost dizzy-dizzy or rather dazzy-dazzy. Now I know that maybe the 'one sentence = one paragraph' seems to be a wide-spread evil; just have a look at the pages from BBC we see here quite often. I believe this comes from the tabloid papers, and it goes much in this direction here also.
I was very reluctant to write a comment here, but as you started I feel in good company .
Dazz Dazz, read better papers and books and memorize the style! and grammar (my 2 pence). I had to do that also, 50 years ago.
Greetings, Hansrudolf (no native English speaker)
|Thread: delcam help|
Thanks for the endeavour Gents.
Clive, using the browser's history is a hopeless thing, at least in Opera.
Ronan, that's not what I saw. in your link , under 'Videos', are 3 videos, two of them are 'what's new...' types, the third is about a customer. The link 'Delcam TV' has nearly the same...
Well, it's not too important for me. I tried a bit of SolidEdge in the last days, and maybe will look into Creo also.
But for all those who would like a simple CAD program (and are happy with the fact that it cannot do all...) just try Solvespace.**LINK** Many limitations as I said, but what it does in a program of less than 1 MB is simply astonishing. And it is not 'installed' , just a .exe file like in the good old times. It even produces G-Code for the CNC people...
While I think that Delcam would be a bit too much of a good thing for me, I'm always interested in learning a bit about these programs. So I had a look around when this thread started, and somehow, somewhere I found a couple (dunno exactly how many, but at least 6-10) short videos (1-2 min mostly) explaining the features of this program. Now I tried at least 3 times and cannot find them again. Not in the video section of Delcam/Powershape, and not on Youtube. Maybe I askked the wrong question, though...
Someone knows where these videos are hidden?
|Thread: The Cambridge Turning Trials|
Gents, maybe it is worth mentioning that CBN inserts can often be found much cheaper on the usual auction site(s).
A happy user,
Well, you asked... although I am not sure if it really needs an answer here. And the first - quite long - answer i erroneously deleted before posting it .
So the short version:
- M.K takes too many 180 degree turns in his ramblings. Well, paid by the page - perhaps I would do it also .
- Too many errors in an article for beginners. I wrote about this shortly after the first installment was published. The latest one: the milling cutter on page 17, MEW 195 is not TiAlN coated, but TiN (yellow). TiAlN is grey-blueish.
So what, you may say. Publishing erroneous information in a technical magazine is not a good thing, imho. Especially when it should address the beginners, it only promotes urban myths.
Sorry for stirring around in this again, but, as I said, i was asked...
Oh no, not another Mick K. please!!!
|Thread: Anybody already tried to download Solidedge ?|
Good to know I'm not alone with this problem!
I will try again tomorrow, and when the problem persists, call the phone number given on the website.
Just received MEW 195 today. A most interesting article about free CAD software got my attention. First time I heard that parametric 2D programs exist in the form of Solidedge 2D from Siemens. After almost useless struggling with non-parametric programs I was hooked. I use the parametric 3D program Alibre, but for simple 2D drawings this is not very suitable or comfortable
Ok, made the registration with all the obligatory fields, but the download resulted in a (very strange) error message. I tried two browsers and several languages (for the software), but no success. To make the bucket full, the message contains an invalid email address.
So has someone successfully downloaded this prog ? if yes, how?
|Thread: Going to put companies out of business?|
Interested to read your comments about THIS latest development in 3D printing:
Edit: trying to produce a link -ok seems to work!
Edited By Versaboss on 21/09/2012 22:09:40
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