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Thread: Ad link broken?
14/01/2013 23:36:59

Just saw that the problem only exists when I choose 'open in new tab'.

A direct click is ok.

Sorry for the slight confusion,


Thread: Which tool to cut small rods of D2 steel
14/01/2013 23:32:05
Posted by LADmachining on 14/01/2013 15:47:07:

I guess that is a copy of some data from a table in your last post. I would ignore all of it, as it will only really apply to you if you had a large industrial lathe or machining centre. For a small hobby lathe (you don't specify which one), all of that goes out of the window.

True, JS did not say which lathe he has. But the vc value of 15 m/min seems very correct for me on any lathe and HSS tooling. I admit that the f and ap values would be a tad high for an Unimat wink !

Greetings, Hansrudolf

Thread: Ad link broken?
14/01/2013 23:16:30
Posted by Steambuff on 14/01/2013 21:57:12:

They work OK for me ... so someone must have fixed it


Not true here - just checked with two ads. Both came back full circle to this page.

Greetings, Hansrudolf

Thread: Using a shaping machine
27/12/2012 21:57:53

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
18/12/2012 22:26:21
Posted by Terryd on 18/12/2012 14:19:20:


I apologise for my omission and oversight and hope that I have not irritated you so much as to spoil your Christmas celebrations.

Best regards and seasons greetings,


No, Terry, not much Christmas celebrations here winkand no need to apologise! It was not you who wrote that description I think, or are you perchance?

Kind regards and greetings too,


18/12/2012 11:07:43

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'

Greetings, Hansrudolf

Thread: BV25 Lathe?
11/12/2012 21:45:13
Posted by Ian Phillips on 11/12/2012 13:29:27:

Have I missed something?

I thought topslide were rotated ro the angle you want to cut, why would it be different in another country, hemisphere, or religion maybe?

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 !!!

Greetings, Hansrudolf

11/12/2012 12:32:35

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.
Well maybe South Africans also...

Greetings, Hansrudolf

Thread: Bar stock
05/12/2012 22:05:24

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...

Greetings, Hansrudolf

Thread: 'Quick' advice on knurling tool :)
25/11/2012 23:31:36

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.

Greetings, Hansrudolf

Thread: Please assist with my fist mill choice
13/11/2012 22:08:10

Before I forget... a nice selection of fist mills you can see here:


Take your choice!wink


Thread: Painting Brass
26/10/2012 19:05:41

Many thanks Jeff, yes it seems to be very good stuff they offer. Just hope I remember this when the need arises... wink

Greetings, Hansrudolf

26/10/2012 11:15:32
Posted by Rustkolector on 26/10/2012 05:02:40:

..... I recently tried a heat curing finish that requires #120 Alum oxide grit blasting which I normally do anyway to erase filing and machining marks. .....


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!!!

Greetings, Hansrudolf

Thread: Self adulation
18/10/2012 15:52:46

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 wink.

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
07/10/2012 22:21:08

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...

Greetings, Hansrudolf

06/10/2012 22:02:56

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?

Greetings, Hansrudolf

Thread: The Cambridge Turning Trials
29/09/2012 22:14:06

Gents, maybe it is worth mentioning that CBN inserts can often be found much cheaper on the usual auction site(s).

A happy user,


Thread: Mach3
27/09/2012 23:40:44
Posted by David Clark 1 on 27/09/2012 12:53:36:

Hi Hansrudolf

Whjat is wrong with Mick Knights articles?

regards David

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 sad.

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 wink.

- 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...

Greetings, Hansrudolf

27/09/2012 12:36:26

Oh no, not another Mick K. please!!! crying 2 crying 2 crying 2

Greetings, Hansrudolf

Thread: Anybody already tried to download Solidedge ?
24/09/2012 21:40:28

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.

Greetings, Hansrudolf

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