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|
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|
Blackgates list the Martin Evans design in their 2021 catalogue .
|Thread: blackgates eng|
As per earlier post , contacted them today and order's on its way . Usual personal superb service as far as I'm concerned .
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|
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.|
According to lathes.co web site , 4" dia swing , so 2" to centre height.
|Thread: Blowlamp replacement|
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|
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|
I would suggest you check out the extensive range stocked by Walters and Walters ( supplier of Dykem) on 017623 245445.
|Thread: English Wheel|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
Chronos supply 4 off different machine lamps as well as a matching strong magnetic base .
|Thread: Rust Protection|
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|
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 ?|
DH , The Centec that G&M have for sale of any interest ?
|Thread: VFD - which is best please ?|
+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.
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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