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: Measuring tilt angles|
All depends on the accuracy required, a cheap plastic protractor up to a sine bar.
|Thread: Surface gauge reconditioning|
Nothing at all wrong with grinding a couple of thou off the base to rescue them.
|Thread: Bantam thread cutting set-up?|
Must be me being thick as usual but all I see is a picture of a Bantam 800, is there a question or some statement of some sort to go with it.
|Thread: Piddington/ Reeves Rotary Table|
Clive, the only one I can see on their website costs best part of £90 including drawings, I would imagine a decent worm and wheel would be a similar price, you can get a Chinese job for that money and save all the grief of making one. Have you checked that Reeves actually still stock the castings because a few weeks ago I tried to purchase castings for a small machine vice, it was just like the Myford machine vice but about twice the length, placed the order and got a phone call saying that they no longer done it and it was promptly removed from website.
|Thread: Myford Mod|
This modification also moves the topslide dial away from the tailstock body, I would consider it a very useful modification to a Myford and one is on my to do list, which despite lockdown and a lot more workshop time doesn’t seem to be getting any shorter. Don’t know if this a good or bad thing.
|Thread: Painting on old galvanize|
Seem to remember that Hammerite do a speciality metals primer which works on galvanised, I purchased a tin before lockdown but cannot seem to find it at the moment, along with quite a few other things.
|Thread: Midlands Exhibition cancelled|
No great surprise, I couldn’t see how maintaining a social distance and wearing a mask would work. Hope this virus is sorted out in time for next years exhibition.
I think we could do a much better job, certainly couldn’t do a worse one👍
|Thread: Which tool would cut Hardened steel ?|
Totally agree with Hopper, buy from a reputable source. Myford lathes just don’t have the rigidity and power to deal with hardened or alloy steels, neither do any of the similar sized Chinese offerings for that matter.
|Thread: The Workshop Progress Thread 2020|
Don’t beat yourself up over a few mistakes, the bloke who never made a mistake never made anything. Some days everything goes perfectly in the workshop, other days I wonder why I bother, I just cannot get anything right.
|Thread: How Best to Sell a Clarkson Cutter Grinder & Accessories?|
Mark, it is my experience that most dealers split items up to maximise profits, it’s just the way they do business. A dealer will argue that a customer will want to buy a basic machine and add what accessories he requires at time of purchase and then buy what he needs as he needs it.
|Thread: Is a drip feed coolant advisable|
When I was an apprentice all the machines had pumped coolant and no matter how we tried we ended the day covered in the stinking stuff, working in aerospace we used a small paintbrush and a can of soluble oil, far better, some jobs we done in stainless had to be done dry or with water only as a coolant, the job had to live in an oven until fitted into final assembly. In my home workshop I only use cutting oil put on by a brush or from a dripper bottle, I use it on carbide and have never had a problem with thermal shock, I don’t believe we are running the tips hard enough to generate much heat, in industry the tips are worked far harder and get a lot hotter and thermal shock does become a problem, it becomes difficult to see what is happening inside the cabinet because of all the coolant spray. Most of the machines I worked on had large extractors fitted on top to suck all the mist out of the cabinet so the operator didn’t inhale it.
|Thread: 4BA or 5BA|
Would have thought that stainless or bronze would be far better than steel, steel rusts doesn’t it?
|Thread: Engineers' Level adjustment - why 4 holes?|
Looks crude but obviously works, cannot think of a more elegant way of doing it without costing a lot of 💰
|Thread: S7 saddle|
Plenty of information on here, the subject has been discussed many, many times recently, someone will be along shortly telling you what to search for.
|Thread: 4BA or 5BA|
Buy some 5/32 or 3/16 diameter bronze and turn it down, should be able to do it in one cut.
|Thread: Message from the prime minister|
Obviously I have been in lockdown for too long, missed that one totally👍
OK I give up, what is the significance of Ian Johnson1 bottle of Loctite 271 photo.
|Thread: where to buy ground lathe mandrels|
Only needs a bit of a heavy cut and the job will stop rotating while the reamer reams your hole oversize, sounds totally stupid to me, but what do I know?
|Thread: microscope refurbishment|
I have had the same problem of satin chrome knurls with rusty spots and have improved it by brushing with a brass bristle brush.
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