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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

Thread: Chinese Lathe Accessories.
13/12/2012 11:29:34

Hi Alan,

Under the Distance Selling Regulations you have the right to return items ordered by mail order or online within 7 days . You do not have to gvie a reason nor do the items have to be faulty. The items can be opened for inspection (despite some suppliers stating otherwise) and you can claim back any postage charges that were made to send the item to you (if they say otherwise refer them to the document below), but you have to pay the return charges.

If a supplier plays up refer him politely to the 'Guide for businesses on distance selling' published by the OFT.

Best regards


Edited By Terryd on 13/12/2012 11:31:03

Thread: Silver soldering
08/12/2012 16:47:29
Posted by ron grimshaw on 07/12/2012 20:53:41:

I was thinking of making a boiler for my static steam engines, when I make them, would it be better to go for propane straight away reather than not have it right with small blowlamp.

Hi Ron,

I use a large torch (butane/propane mix) for smallish boilers up to about 65 mm diam. These size boilers would suit small stationary engines. If I need larger boilers I would buy the Seivert set from a dealer such as these a bit more expensive but burners can be added as needed. I would add a proper regulator.



Thread: Help for beginner
06/12/2012 13:16:15
Posted by Gary Marland on 05/12/2012 23:52:57:
Posted by DMB on 04/12/2012 17:33:06:

<snip>......IMHO = modern computer abbreviation = In My Honest Opinion.....<snip>


I think IMHO is normally taken as In My Humble Opinion although David Cameron may disagree


Thread: Bar stock
06/12/2012 13:10:21

I'll take a metre if the price is right,

Best Regards


Thread: Making Eliptical rod/tube?
03/12/2012 15:25:32

Hi Jason,

great work as usual, how did you manage to hold such a complex structure togather while brazing? I love your techniques shown in your postings on the other forum,

Best regards


Thread: Swarf vaccum cleaner
03/12/2012 14:57:32


I made a simple plenum chamber from a 5 litre plastic paint container with a sealable lid. Hose from workshop vac (German replacement for Earlex lost in fire - wish I'd stuck to Earlex, much better quality) to bit of poly waste pipe stuck in lid of container/plenum (silicone sealant) and spare hose from plenum to machine. Also use it on my wood bandsaw with an adaptor to fit 4" outlet.

I originally made it to trap abrasive from a home sand blasting machine. Worked a treat, I used an old discarded home vac, worked well as hose from plenum chamber at 2" dia was larger than the vac hose.

Best regards


Thread: Bentley rotary. Rust removal.
03/12/2012 11:07:22

One of the best oils for rust protection is Camellia oil - used historically by the Japanese to preserve tools and swords (Also for Sumo Wrestlers hair dressing crook). It is expensive to buy for this purpose but is also sold for essential oils use more cheaply. eBay is a good source. I use it on my machine surfaces and can only report good results.

Another oil for rust prevention is of course Lanolin which was used extensively in industry for preventing rust on bright Steel and tubing, it is a by product of wool production - sheeps fleece contain it.

Best regards


Thread: clarke cl500m
02/12/2012 12:18:27
Posted by john westley on 02/12/2012 09:41:10:

what would you guys recommend then, a separate lathe and mill what make are you lot using?

Hi John,

You have opened a real can of worms here. Ask ten model engineers that question and you get twenty answers.

Just for the record I have a Weiss milling machine (same model as the Warco WM18), a Warco WM280 VF lathe and a Boxford BUD from the 1970s (was a CUD but I added a cross feed apron that I had). If I had to choose it would be the Boxford - no competition in my opinion. You can pick them up for a good price with lots of tooling (which can double the price of a lathe). You can afford to make the normal mistakes a beginner - and experienced - turner is bound to make as they are pretty bomb proof. I would even cope initially with a vertical slide for milling on the lathe if I were making smallish model steam engines.

If you decided to carry on you could sell the Boxford, probably for what you paid and invest in all singing and dancing, whistles and bells machinery (sorry about mixing the metaphors). An AUD with slotted cross slide is the one to look out for.

Best regards


Edited By Terryd on 02/12/2012 12:19:45

Thread: Workshop tidyness
01/12/2012 17:28:24
Posted by Stub Mandrel on 01/12/2012 13:36:23:

You're worried about dust? Look what I've got to sort out after our flood scare earlier this week! And only a week after a good tidy up too.


P.S. I use sheepskins to guard my tools, dressed witha combination of goosegrease, lanolin and whale oil it works a treat

Flood Ready?


Hi Neil,

If you think that is a problem, after the conflagration that was my garage workshop the first great Loss Adjuster surveyed upon the scene and liked it not. "We have wondrous power, will demolish, clear the site and rebuild". Then a second Lord Loss Adjuster frowned and with great wisdom sayeth "no need to demolish, fear not we can repair". I said "but floor of concrete is damaged", Adjuster 2 looked down on me fondly and said "fear not O little one, I know best".

Two years have since passed, still problems with patched floor, friable concrete and negative camber from door and there was great wailing and gnashing of teeth (from mke). Lo enter Loss Adjuster 3 to survey the chaos. When the scales fell from his eyes he saw the devastation "dear oh dear what a mess, but our brother adjusters one and two are no longer with us, worry not we will rip up the old floor and re-lay the concrete to it's former glory - it will be a wondrous sight to behold".

So now they will deliver unto us a wondrous storage unit in which to keep safe the treasures of my workshop and leave me bereft of workshop for another 6 weeks "Hmmph" said I unto the Main Man.

And you're worried about a drop of water and dust! wink 2

Best regards

resignedly yours


Edited By Terryd on 01/12/2012 17:31:43

01/12/2012 13:01:02
Posted by Bazyle on 01/12/2012 12:36:10:

NOT plastic - it sweats. If mysford sold such things it must have been for industrial users assuming heated buildings with daily use and oiling.

Cotton sheets or new cloth painters dust sheets. It is because tehy absorb moisture that they work beter than plastic. ...............................


Just right to keep a nice moist environment around the machine with its absorbed moisture. crook Better use plenty of oil. You stick to cotton, I'll keep using my vinyl which forms a complete barrier against moisture.

Myford sold their covers to hobbyists as well.


My covers keep an enclosed environment around the machine as they use magnetic strips. Silica gel can be microwaved in a few minutes to dry it out.



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