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Thread: Chinese Lathe Accessories.
17/12/2012 09:48:36
Posted by John Stevenson on 16/12/2012 22:26:23:

As for your kind offer of not doing work for me, I already have a trusted team that do my work. Real craftsmen with good British machines and they don`t have a problem with discussing tolerances. In fact they work to them unlike you that can`t even give the tolerances that you are working to for the bore diameter in those Myford gears.


You seem to have a knack for either misreading or ignoring posts..........................

Hi John,

I just wonder why someone with a 'trusted team' using 'British machines' who work to high 'tolerances' is doing buying Myford gears from RDG in the first place crook.

As far as British machines are concerned I remember buying British cars, motorbikes, washing machines etc etc. Not always great stuff all leaving much to be desired. it was often about the same as the poor Chines/Indian stuff available now, remember the Morris Marina/Ital anyone?. Take off those heavily rose tinted spectacles occasionally when looking back with 'regret'.

I believe even Dyson doesn't have their stuff made in the UK any longer

Thanks for your earlier P.M. John, I'll reply properly as soon as I can.

Best regards


Thread: Can't drill through lathe stand base plate
16/12/2012 22:20:28

Hi John,

A jobbers HSS drill these days is usually made from cobalt high speed steel and TiN is simply a coating for HSS drills, not an alloy. See here,



Thread: Chinese Lathe Accessories.
16/12/2012 22:13:05
Posted by HomeUse on 16/12/2012 19:59:02:

Wow - this is forming into a good thread.

I have just read through all the postings and have, "come to a sort of a conclusion".

We are "engineers" looking for perfection in the products we have and use.

The first requirement seems to be "a virgin that is fit for purpose" ( They could be Asian, Italian, German or any from any other country)

The second requitement is " the virgin must be able to perform the action that you require it to do"

The third requirement would be "the virgin should be accurate in all movements wheather back or forward. side to side and up and down,

The fourth is " the virgin should perform at the speed that is applicable to the task being performed"

Fifth " there should not be any drop off in speed or power when the working gets harder"

Sixth - You fill it in - I am going out in the workshop (Shed) to make some pure British SWARF and then have a good rub down with mistletoe before I paint the berry juce on

And what gender would that be sir? Or does it matter?

Edited By Terryd on 16/12/2012 22:13:28

Thread: Stringer EW lathe
16/12/2012 17:47:31
Posted by V8Eng on 12/12/2012 19:50:18:

In 1953 the adverts suggest you could have bought an ML7 for £48 and five shillings (48.25), without motor but with a motor pulley.

Using the same source of information about wages the current weekly figure is £465.


Edited By V8Eng on 12/12/2012 20:04:17

So you can buy a rather nice Seig C3 (180mm x 300 mm) from Arc for around 1 weeks wages (complete with motor) or a really nice Super C6 (250 x 550mm) for just over 2 1/2 weeks wages.

Seasons greetings to all,


Thread: Iphone/ Ipad apps
16/12/2012 16:35:25

Me too,


Thread: DROs for an X2
16/12/2012 10:58:40

Hi Ian,

I am also puzzled by the title of this thread, I was looking for some more enlightenment as I am thinking of adding DRO to my milling machine.

However, I have also used The Little Machine Shop for stuff (below VAT threshold) and have found the guy helful and efficient.

Best regards


Thread: Chinese Lathe Accessories.
16/12/2012 10:48:15
Posted by Ketan Swali on 16/12/2012 10:34:24:
Posted by Terryd on 16/12/2012 01:24:09:
What is your problem - Freud would have a field day with your postings.

Best regards


Edited By Terryd on 16/12/2012 01:24:41


I think Freud would enjoy this topic, and I think we would all be prime candidates, including you, me, JS...nothing personal...just an observation ..otherwise how could you explain the fact that we are enjoying this so much?


Hi Ketan,

No offence taken, it's all quite amusing really, teeth 2

As for why we enjoy it? I suppose it is for the same reason that people enjoyed Bear and Badger Baiting, Cock fighting and Bullfighting. But this is less cruel to animals. Time now for that button wink 2

Best regards


This is much less fun now I pressed the 'kill' button (first time ever for me) wink 2



Edited By Terryd on 16/12/2012 10:52:24

16/12/2012 10:37:57
Posted by alan smith 6 on 15/12/2012 19:12:28:

John Stevenson is suddenly speechless when confronted with simple questions. I hope that he will reply as he promises, otherwise we can just ignore his posts as hype.

No Reply from Terry, Likewise.

Ketan, This was a hypothetical question no reference to RDC. You have not answered the question correctly, I will reveal all once those other foggers have deigned to answer the same question, if they ever do!


Ps, Surely backplates should be made from cast Iron!

Edited By alan smith 6 on 15/12/2012 19:20:23

Edited By alan smith 6 on 15/12/2012 19:26:10

Very sorry Alan not to have waited with baited breath for you next gems of deep and profound thought. I was busy having a life in my workshop and getting ready for the first of our family gatherings for the festive season.

I'll be more attentive to your needs in future, or perhaps I'll press the 'ignore member' button.

Best wishes for the season of goodwill !!


16/12/2012 10:29:22
Posted by David Clark 1 on 16/12/2012 09:51:03:

Hi There

Spelling errors.

I have just gone through this thread and corrected several errors in spelling.

Please note China ends with an 'A'' not a k or ky.

Chinese ends with an 'ESE' not with a k or ky.

This is not the place to discuss fireworks or curries.

regards David

Edited By David Clark 1 on 16/12/2012 09:53:23

yes yes yes Well said David.

India was the centre for iron and steel technology about 1000 years before the Anglo Saxons even invaded these islands. They were able to produce high carbon steels (similar to Wootz steel aka the legendary Damascus steel) and was exporting it when the inhabitants of these isles were painting themselves blue and living in mud huts.

The Chinese had a flourishing civilsation and were technologically advanced, making advanced forged steel in the fifth century BC while we were worshipping Misletoe and sacrificing virgins at midsummer.

A bit more than curry and fireworks, we have a lot to thank those civilisations for.

Best regards.


Thread: Chain driven cams ?
16/12/2012 10:17:50

Hi Siddley.

I have little experience of model ic engines but would it not be possible to use a toothed belt to drive your camshaft as in full size practice?

Although of a different design to the one you are proposing, Jan Ridders uses toothed belt cam drive on some of his i.c. engines. His collection of engines on his website are worth studying as he is a prolific designer and builder of steam, Flame eater, Stirling and i.c engines. He also offers his plans for free!



Thread: Chinese Lathe Accessories.
16/12/2012 01:24:09
Posted by alan smith 6 on 15/12/2012 16:41:09:

Terry, do you think that a minus 20 thou on a gear bore diameter is ok? Lucky for RDG that they have customers like you. No metaphors OK.



Edited By alan smith 6 on 15/12/2012 16:48:07

Edited By alan smith 6 on 15/12/2012 16:49:48

In answer to your first question NO. As for your second point all I will say is that I know my rights under the 'Sale or Goods Act 1979 (as Amended)' and the Distance Selling Regulations, I question suppliers courteously but firmly and am never satisfied with substandard goods. Why do you have a problem understanding that?

Is it because I (and others) are not intent on reinforcing your own prejudices and prefer to state our own experiences? What is your problem - Freud would have a field day with your postings.

Best regards


Edited By Terryd on 16/12/2012 01:24:41

15/12/2012 13:54:38

Hi John,

Sorry to derail the thread further but I seem to have been followed everywher by a grey Reliant (the metaalic paint is probably worth more than the vehicle itself) which has appeared locally witih the last two months. I thought that they were all dead! crook



15/12/2012 12:42:55

I wouldn't call RDG a 'cowboy' supplier. I have had nothing but good products and service from them over the years. I have dealt with Chris and found him polite and helpful, but then I also dealt with him courteously and he reciprocated. The only time I had a problem with a small milling cutter it was replaced without question with no need to return the original faulty tool. I have had the same service from Arc with whom I have had excellent service and products, I know Ketan and would always recommend his company to anyone who asks, with confidence. As for the other main suppliers I have had only minimum dealings with them (except for my excellent chinese lathe from Warco) but have heard of few, if any complaints compared with the huge number of transactions they must carry out.

The mechanisms of name calling and use of dubious metaphors I do not consider to be 'positive' contributions to any thread. Perhaps you simply want us all to agree with your complaints?

By the way, I too served an apprenticeship of 5 years in Engineering (in the early 60s) and have had many years experience and agree that Boxford are excellent (I have a CSB and a BUD) but for ease of use and accuracy they will not beat my Chinese lathe with it's Indian HBM chucks. They are very fit for purpose..

Best regards


Thread: Screw thread handbook
15/12/2012 12:05:55
Posted by Clive Foster on 15/12/2012 11:39:25:

.................... Probably yet another demonstration of the ease with which complete disconnection from reality occurs when using the all too often obnoxious metric system. So easy to drop another decimal place without thinking it through. .............................


Most Imperial precision engineering is done in the decimal system not fractions which are too crude, one only has to browse ME or MEW to see that. Are you saying that decimal places do not get misplaced in the Imperial system?

The only time we used fractions in my engineering days was for large fabrications or for carpentry. If you wish to see the ridiculous you only have to look at some American engineering drawings where there is often no limit to the number of decimal p[laces and one gets dimensions with 6 decimal places when fractions have been converted willy nilly.



Thread: Digital Issue Access
15/12/2012 11:55:45
Posted by KWIL on 15/12/2012 11:48:52:

Sorry to see you appear to have a problem JES, MEW 198 works on Firefox for me, no problems at all straight in.

yes  Ditto,


Edited By Terryd on 15/12/2012 11:56:05

Thread: Screw thread handbook
14/12/2012 21:25:03


For just about any data you are likely to need (and some you will not) download 'Model Engineers Utilities' from here. Install it on your PC and never need a 'Handbook' again. And it's free. unlike books from Amazon! wink 2

Best regards,


Thread: Chinese Lathe Accessories.
14/12/2012 09:49:46
Posted by KWIL on 14/12/2012 09:16:44:

Give them a chance, the owners of RDG did not have to buy old Myford, they have invested good money with the aim of restoring the supply of a British Icon. The sons continue to run RDG and the father runs Myford Ltd. From my conversations with new Myford they have every intention of making us proud of their venture, using UK sources of manufacture.

You will have every chance and no doubt the usual suspects will rise to the cause, if these aims are not met, in the meantime stick to your model engineering instead of mouthing off about things some of you know little about.

I for one appreciate John S' down to earth approach, long may it conntinue.

thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up


14/12/2012 09:47:41
Posted by John Stevenson on 14/12/2012 09:01:35:

Most are shots of jobs being done or setups.


John S.

Edited By John Stevenson on 14/12/2012 09:02:35

Hi John,

Are those NEMA 23 steppers on the Rotabs in your pictures? I have one of those tables and am considering converting it to stepper drive.

Best regards


Thread: HBM lathe chucks
14/12/2012 05:56:50

Hi Rob,

I have an HBM 3 jaw chuck on my Chinese lathe and have no problem with it at all. I have used it for a couple of years now and find it one of the most accurate 3 jaw chucks I have used. I have used RDG at times with no problem, either with quality or service.



Thread: Mytimemedia - a new name for MyHobbyStore Ltd
13/12/2012 13:25:20
Posted by David Clark 1 on 13/12/2012 12:43:00:

Hi Mad Mike

I don't have a problem with the banner.

It displays perfectly both with and without compatibility button on.

I am using IE9.

regards David

Same with me, no problem at all. XP (SP3) and FF 18. Also with Macbook using SnowLeopard and Chrome.,



Edited By Terryd on 13/12/2012 13:27:51

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