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Member postings for Baz

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

Thread: Any idea what these are for?
21/05/2022 13:25:38

Don’t know what they are, maybe they are finished, maybe they require further work to turn them into what they are meant to be, don’t think they would be for forming sheet metal, can’t imagine you would need carbide for that.

Thread: The Workshop Progress thread 2022
21/05/2022 08:39:34

Wow! That is an excellent piece of kit you’ve got there Pete.

Thread: Fix my (new) Lathe
20/05/2022 16:42:52

Agree with Robert Butler, you say it’s new, why are you not complaining to the supplier instead of taking the thing apart?

Thread: Hardinge lathe restoration
20/05/2022 12:01:09

Plenty of companies out there who specialise in machine tool rebuilding, looking at your website I would imagine you can afford to pay for a proper job as opposed to us model engineers who want just the basic stuff done such as a bed regrind and do the rest themselves so the world is your oyster, just Google machine tool rebuilders, and take your pick..

Thread: A question about reamers and hole tolerances.
16/05/2022 19:27:12

Totally agree with JA, buy from an industrial supplier, they cannot risk their reputation supplying rubbish to the professionals, I have been using Drill Service for many years and can recommend them, no connection with the company only a satisfied customer.

Thread: Cowells Milling/ Z axis design
16/05/2022 16:51:17

What are compression bearings? I will take a wild guess that you mean thrust race, and that would go under the assembly that rotates.

Thread: Looking for a Sharpening Service for End Mills & Slot Drills please
15/05/2022 15:46:27

Surely it’s better to regrind the cutters than throw them away

Thread: Re-boring Grind Wheels
14/05/2022 19:32:38

Martin is correct, some were, maybe still are made with a lead or lead like material in the centre, others are 1 1/4 diameter with reducing bushes, the only part of the wheel that you fiddle about with is the outside diameter, and that is with a dresser. I have seen wheels let go and the damage caused, only a moron would fiddle about with the bore, just my two cents worth, from someone who worked for a company making grinding wheels.

Thread: J & S surface grinder - refurbishment
11/05/2022 16:39:44

Think I would be inclined to fibreglass it, now it’s been blasted you have a good surface for it to bond to, if you can do it on both sides so much the better, unless you absolutely love mig welding plates on.

Thread: Super 7 adjustments question
09/05/2022 08:04:13

Can anybody please tell me how warm a correctly adjusted super 7 headstock should run and also how much oil it should use. Mine stays cold even at top speed and I suspect the bearings are slightly loose.

Thread: Total cost + import for Tormach PCNC 440, and alternatives?
08/05/2022 13:31:09

This seems to be a common problem, the forum gives advice and very few ever say thank you or tell us how it all worked out. I certainly won’t be buying his book either.

Thread: Very disappointed Alan Bramson
07/05/2022 11:22:42

Oldiron I am sure Mr Branson is entitled to complain any way he wants, creepy crawly way or straight for the jugular.

Thread: Which beginners lathe is best
05/05/2022 08:59:36

I am sure that if you search the forum you will find plenty of posts about which lathe is best as the subject has been done to death many, many times in the past. As Chris says you must decide what you want to do with it and how much you can afford to spend etc etc.

Thread: Suggest a repair method for broken aluminium alloy casting
02/05/2022 11:01:32

I bought some of the rods that were being demonstrated at the Harrogate exhibition quite a few years ago, I used them to build up a couple of Sweet Pea loco smokebox saddles that had been fettled way too much and there was nothing to machine. This stuff built the edge up beautifully and stayed put through subsequent machining operations

Thread: making spindle bearings
02/05/2022 10:54:12

Why don’t you bore the bronze, that way you will get a nice round hole and you can make it whatever size you wish.

Thread: What type of Collet are these please?
30/04/2022 17:37:27
Posted by B Tulley on 30/04/2022 16:17:02:

There's about half a dozen, ranging from 3/16" up to 1"; I can check actual sizes of all if that's useful. Which part of the collet refers to the 3/4" or 1.1/4" size?

It is usually the largest diameter of bar that the collet can accommodate.

29/04/2022 17:19:27

They look remarkably like Britan collets, Andrew beat me to it !

Edited By Baz on 29/04/2022 17:20:51

Thread: Looking for a non-magnetic, strong, easily glued material
29/04/2022 13:43:49

The relevant question is that you claim to have a PhD, Andrew told us about his and stated it can be read in Cambridge University library and asked where yours was, it is not a war of words it is a simple question, please let us all know about it and where we can read it.

29/04/2022 11:36:10

PS: A copy of my Ph.D. is available for reading in the Cambridge University library, where is yours?

Edited By Andrew Johnston on 28/04/2022 21:06:35

Mr McDonald seems to have forgotten to answer Andrews question, just a gentle reminder for him.

Thread: Workshop warming
28/04/2022 16:48:41

Totally agree Jim I am the same, dehumidifier runs all year round and as much heat as is needed during winter, I would rather spend the money on enabling me to enjoy my hobby, if I keep it no doubt the care home will get their grubby fingers on it and having first hand knowledge of how the mother in law was treated in a home they will get as little as possible from me.

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