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: Spring Tapping Guide|
Vic , Are the ones from Arceuro not suitable ?
Edited By Trevor Drabble on 14/09/2019 11:07:22
My suggestion would be either carbide drill from M A Tooling on Attercliffe in Sheffield on 07973843152 or a carbide burr from J B Cutting Tools in Dronfield on 01246 418110 . I got some minature burrs from J B at last year's Midlands show , and they are very good . Also , if you visiting Meadowhall in the near future , Took Shed in The Lanes has a small stock of Proxxon carbide burrs . Hope t all helps . Please post your progress so we may all learn . Trevor.
|Thread: Tracy Tools|
Paul , Good to hear there are a number of such good companies out there in these turbulent times . Would you care to share details of those you would recommend please in order that both the rest of us and they may potentially benefit ?
Just want to praise Tracy Tools for their excellent service . Ordered a couple of taps from them around lunchtime on Friday and they arrived by first class post on Saturday . I believe such companies deserve all the support we can give them both directly and at the shows .
|Thread: Locking Levers|
Vic , Thanks for the valuable info . Have bookmarked the page . Trevor
Vic , I use Axminster Power Tools . They have them in both male and female variants . Also believe they do similar range in castellated knobs . No connection with company , just a satisfied customer . Trevor
|Thread: CARBIDE BURRS|
I use J B Cutting Tools from Dronfield and they usually attend the Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition in October .
|Thread: Advice for a mini milling machine|
Michael , Yet ANOTHER senior moment I'm afraid . Thank you for the correction , and yes , l agree , it certainly does .
Alex , FYI There are presently a number of Aciera F1 machines listed on ebay , e.g. item numbers 283511350510 and 153576605420 , at £2200 and £1800 respectively , with the F3 offering by Rotagrip ( item number 282519985212 ) at £5940 .
|Thread: First Project|
Puffa , Axminster Power Tools do a very good one week basic training course. Usually taken by a chap who served his time at Colchester lathes . Even though not cheap at around £600 , the courses are well supported . I've done two courses there and thoroughly enjoyed both . Trevor.
|Thread: New drill-1PH to 3PH wiring|
Sent you a PM .
|Thread: Tube Notching|
Sorry , forgot to say , the tube should obviously be supported by inserting wooden dowelling inside it in order to prevent distortion during cutting .
Suggest careful use of a tube cutter such as items 59799 or 27996 from Toolstation.
|Thread: Bench Grinder|
Bill , yes ,you're right they have but don't know why I'm afraid . Perhaps "buy one and you don't need to buy another " doesn't make good sales sense ? Believe Cromwell and Gate Tools still sell them .
Mike , I have a Creusen 7200 , purchased MANY years ago from Axminster . I originally wanted the better model , but after a fruitful discussion with the lady at Axminster , I settled in this one , and I have to say , she was exactly right in her comments , bless her . Plus , she saved me a significant amount of cash . The machine is mounted on Creusen's own angle stand , has obviously well out-lasted it's long guarantee , and still uses its original and we'll-used vibration free wheels , as well as still taking around 2 mins to come to a stop . It still starts and runs like a dream and barely slows under load .
Here , I must confess a bias . I generally believe you get what you pay for , and I have no regrets whatsoever with this purchase and consider it well worth every penny .
So Mike , if you can afford one , go for it . The quality remains long after the price has been forgotten .
|Thread: Skyhooks - an overhead solution|
That's where I put my working drawings , held up by masking tape for obvious reasons . In this way , they don't take up bench space , are kept fully open , are well lit and don't get damaged .
|Thread: Is it just me?|
Paul , Regarding your 4DP cutters , would suggest you try Abbco of Beeston , Nottingham . They are adjacent original Myford factory . They do have a basic web page and can be contacted on 0115 9290700 or 07954907929 or firstname.lastname@example.org I have no connection with the company .
Edited By Trevor Drabble on 22/01/2019 08:24:32
|Thread: London Model Engineering Exhibition - Alexandra Palace|
Early last November I noticed that in two weeks time there was a model engineering show in centre of Cologne in Germany I fancied which would be a four day job ( day to travel , two days in exhib and day return ) .Return flights from Stanstead , £19.93 ; 2 day pass , on a par with English shows ; Cologne airport 18mins bus journey from centre ; nearby hotel cheaper than Travelodge . So then , all looking good UNTIL I checked return train fair Doncaster- Stanstead .....more than 5 times cost of air fare ! Killed trip stone dead .
|Thread: ER Collets|
Kiwi , You may be interested in visiting the site of D&J Workholding in Oxon who are able supply ranges of different quality collets . No connection with company other than a very satisfied customer. Trevor .
|Thread: The new talking Mercedes|
Many years ago , when the rear wiper motor on a VW Polo belonging to a work colleague failed I agreed to fix it for her . At that time it was a dealer-only part and so ordered one from local VW dealer . When on collection I complained at the £105 asking price I was told that if I thought that was expensive , then to remember that the same item was fitted throughout the VAG range ,and that the price increased according to which vehicle it was fitted to .
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