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Member postings for Baz

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Thread: Fly press weights.
21/01/2020 14:01:54

Couple of old cannonballs, drilled and filed to fit?

Thread: An old member returning
21/01/2020 13:58:46

Nice to have you back Bob.

21/01/2020 12:18:24

Have got a ZB25 with all the kit and manuals, let me have a picture and I will see if I can help.

Thread: Ian S C Back again
21/01/2020 12:06:08

Welcome back Ian.

Thread: Apologies for raising this again
19/01/2020 14:12:01

If it were mine I would drill your holes through and bolt it to a faceplate and turn the teeth off. If you mill the teeth off you will bash the guts out of a milling cutter and mill spindle bearings so might as well do it on the lathe and bash the guts out of a lathe tool and lathe spindle bearings. I doubt you will do any damage to either lathe or mill whichever way you choose to go, machine tools are designed to take a bit of abuse, spend a few years in industry and you would see them being abused on a daily basis, if industry were too precious about their machinery they would never make any money.

Thread: Lathes as bling!
19/01/2020 11:50:37

I was always taught that a skilled person always looks after their tools, there is absolutely no excuse for a machine to be left in that condition if it is being used or not.

Thread: London Model Engineering Exhibition 2020
18/01/2020 22:39:30

Wife is well in to patchwork, daughter is very involved with jewellery making and beading, they both go off to shows at Sandown Park and tell me that it was packed with traders and public. I have taken wife to Malvern showground for patchwork exhibitions and been amazed at the amount of trade stands and people there, all spending money. How come they can do it and model engineering cannot?

Thread: What to blacken steel with
18/01/2020 07:46:44

I have also used the cold blacking kits for steel and am quite impressed with them, the only one that I cannot get to work is the brass blacking kit.

Thread: Normalizing cold rolled bright mild steel
17/01/2020 17:04:00

Phil P, that method works very well, I have been doing it for years, make sure that your pieces are oversize all round to allow for scale on the surfaces.

Thread: stephensons valve gear etc.,
17/01/2020 16:52:10

Correct about left, drivers left standing on footplate facing forward, cannot help with valve setting, sorry.

Thread: Colchester Bantam Lathe
14/01/2020 17:04:24

Nick, PM sent

Thread: Hello from North Hampshire!
13/01/2020 16:57:56

Nat, if you are anywhere near Basingstoke you would get a very warm welcome at their Viables track.

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020
11/01/2020 12:51:42

Andrew, I have had exactly the same problems turning EN1A, thought it might be the Myford but got exactly the same result using the Holbrook. It doesn’t show up on short parts, like you I was turning a taper a couple of 2 Morse tapers actually, the finish was very smooth but banded just like yours. Would love to know what it is or what causes it.

Thread: Bottled Gas Suppliers
11/01/2020 09:51:15

Mile London, thanks for the info on SGS gasses, I have just looked them up and they have an agent within half a mile of me, I could carry bottles there and back!

10/01/2020 16:00:29

Back in the 70s I had an oxygen bottle rented from BOC. Got rid of it due to cost and made do with Sievert propane torch. Recently decided to resurrect the oxy propane and discovered Hobbyweld, nearest supplier about twenty mile round trip, got myself a small oxygen bottle and am delighted with it, would highly recommend Hobbyweld.

Thread: Have a look at this, view from the chuck
08/01/2020 22:06:56

Greatly unimpressed!

Thread: Machine reamers
08/01/2020 19:13:38

Drill Service Horley have every reamer you could imagine, in HSS or Carbide. Not the cheapest around but they are amongst the best. No connection except as a very satisfied customer.

Thread: BUDE area - any members please
02/01/2020 15:19:10

A quick search on google brings up North Cornwall MES and also a club at Perranporth.

Thread: London Model Engineering Exhibition 2020
20/12/2019 12:24:12

Followed the link to the mini show guide and was surprised to find no mention of Blackgates or Warco in the list of specialist traders, seems though that the Miracle Shammy, Woodland Trust and Portsonchan Hotel will be attending.

Thread: aluminium troubles
24/11/2019 19:18:46

John, you say it’s a brand new machine and yet someone has had to come out and regained the bed, that is appalling on a new machine, can you supply details of size of machine, it’s not just the grooving that’s rubbish, the turning of the radius is pretty dire as well, soluble oil should be fine on that grade of ally.

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