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Member postings for Trevor Drabble

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

Thread: Surface grinder reassembly
30/07/2022 14:18:58

Steve , For your bellows , I would suggest you try Arc Eurotrade or Machgard in Rotherham .

Thread: 7 1/4" Dart Martin Evans or John Smith
27/07/2022 00:43:46

Blackgates list the Martin Evans design in their 2021 catalogue .

Thread: blackgates eng
26/07/2022 18:16:31

As per earlier post , contacted them today and order's on its way . Usual personal superb service as far as I'm concerned .

25/07/2022 19:39:17

Emailed them last week with a small order enquiry and received quite a quick reply from a lady called Heather who informed me that their computer system was down but should be back up by Tuesday i.e. tomorrow.

Thread: Grinding brad points on long series hss drills
24/07/2022 12:52:32

Jon , You have not said what diameter you are drilling . Have you seen the Fisch long series auger bits at Axminster Power Tools ?

Thread: Help with an ML7 dimension.
24/07/2022 12:43:23

According to lathes.co web site , 4" dia swing , so 2" to centre height.

Thread: Blowlamp replacement
24/06/2022 00:44:26

For many years l have used a Primus Sievert 8716 neck tube on a Primus 2000 cylinder . The cylinder holds a good amount of gas and there are several sizes of burner available to suit most applications, from a micro flame right up to one suitable for medium sized silver soldering work . Spare seals are also readily available .

Thread: Looking for a Sharpening Service for End Mills & Slot Drills please
13/05/2022 16:41:09

Suggest you try Abbco in Nottingham. They have a web site with contact details . They were originally adjacent Myfords when they were in Beeston in Nottingham.

Thread: Marker pens
09/05/2022 22:00:56

I would suggest you check out the extensive range stocked by Walters and Walters ( supplier of Dykem) on 017623 245445.

Thread: English Wheel
25/04/2022 11:17:14

We also used cyanide salt baths to harden sockets , spanners and other associated products when l worked at Gordon Tools in Sheffield.

Thread: ME handbook Capstan and Turret Lathes
23/04/2022 21:47:21

Mike , I have a copy available with damaged cover , but am afraid it will be some time before l can look for it . Trevor.

Thread: Ping - and a screw is lost
19/04/2022 18:37:13

Iain , Are you anywhere near a Dunelm store at all? In the past I have found their materials racks very useful .

Thread: Liquid Plus Gas
29/03/2022 15:52:45

I believe D&M Tools sell it . Always had good service from them in the past . No connection other than as a customer .

Thread: MT1 cutter arbours
21/03/2022 10:15:58

Peter, Suggest you try Beaufort Ink in Devon who are advertising an 18 piece ER32 collet system on a No 1 MT for £129.95.

Thread: Mill Lighting
10/02/2022 15:38:08

Chronos supply 4 off different machine lamps as well as a matching strong magnetic base .

Thread: Rust Protection
27/01/2022 09:32:28

Chris , You may find theundercoverworkshop on eBay may be able to help with more suitable covers . Also , in the past , people have put a low powered electrical heat source , such as a small light bulb , under their covers to help reduce the problem of condensation.

Thread: Milling machine advice
16/01/2022 11:19:06

Fred , Totally off piste to all the other advice , the English maker Cowells produce a lovely micro milling machine which is worthy of consideration, albeit a little above your budget.

Thread: Milling machine, but which brand ?
12/01/2022 18:01:20

DH , The Centec that G&M have for sale of any interest ?

Thread: VFD - which is best please ?
31/12/2021 15:17:00

+1 for Newton Tesla . My decision was based on the fact that l knew nothing about VFD when l was fortunate enough some considerable time ago to meet a chap at a model exhibition in Lancashire who was selling both individual and packaged units. He was very patient and explained in depth the salient points to look out for , whether l bought his or someone else's . These included a good after sales service .

It turned out this chap was Mr NT . I subsequently purchased my equipment from NT and it has performed faultlessly ever since , so no complaints at all . One point of note , broadly in line with AJ comments , they recommend the motor not be run for extended periods below 800 rpm , hence the need to retain mechanical speed reduction options for maximum flexibility.

Thread: Shims
28/12/2021 17:07:24

Bill , Cromwell Tools used to do it in both brass and steel in assorted packs . Or alternatively , if you have an idea of what length and width required and in what thicknesses , I'll check my limited stocks for availability.

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