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Member postings for Baz

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Thread: CNC Lathe Scratch Build
13/12/2021 22:19:21

Looking very impressive.

Thread: Which graduating tool?
09/12/2021 15:06:58

I made the Hemmingway Fallows design quite a few years ago and although it has only been used half a dozen times it does all that is needed. I don’t know of any other designs available.

Thread: Horizontal Milling
08/12/2021 10:57:45

Horizontal mills are a bit out of fashion nowadays so not much gets written about them, what you want are books on old machining processes and set ups , there is a book dealer who deals in these sort of books but due to silly rules on this site I don’t know if I can mention his name. I will send it to you in a PM

Thread: Silver solder resist
07/12/2021 13:24:16

When I was working we used to use a Nikrobraz stop off pen, very similar to a felt tip pen, it deposited a very light green liquid a bit thinner than Tippex on to the work, we have were using it in a vacuum furnace and it worked perfectly every time. Just need now to find someone who sells the pens in small quantities.

07/12/2021 08:38:23

+1 for Tippex, a lead pencil also works fairly well.

Thread: Boiler fittings
06/12/2021 13:18:25

A finger full of copperslip would probably stop the stainless seizing.

Thread: Horizontal mill arbor
05/12/2021 09:57:45

Some have a keyway some don’t, I have a small horizontal mill with a plain arbor and never had any problems. To be honest I doubt you will have enough horsepower available to need to key a cutter, I certainly haven’t.

Thread: New Micrometers
30/11/2021 19:21:09

If you go for Mitutoyo you will not be disappointed, you will also pay top dollar for it, it all depends on how much you are going to use it, personally the older I get the harder it becomes to justify top quality equipment, there just isn’t long enough left to get my money’s worth out of it. I certainly wouldn’t go for a digital one, the ones I have used were heavy and not that reliable although things may have changed in the time since I last used them in the day job.

Thread: Over 70 Driving Licence Renewal
30/11/2021 19:08:36

I am about 18 months away from being 70, if I understand this correctly I will loose some categories on my new licence. I at present enjoy caravanning so obviously tow a caravan, will I loose any entitlement to do this. As for proof of identity I find this very hard to comply with, passport expired about ten years ago and as I have no desire to travel abroad anymore plus I can no longer afford the travel insurance I don’t see the point in paying for a current passport. My driving license is an old green paper one, no photo on it the only photo Id I have is my buss pass. I find it very difficult proving who I am to banks and building societies etc.

Thread: Advice on building a Kennions 'Tina' ?
27/11/2021 11:53:38

Built one many years ago before they called it Tina. Seem to remember that there were problems with position of water pump and the cylinder casting was horrible to machine, full of tiny holes like an Aero chocolate bar, I had to bore it oversize to get a decent bore finish, apart from that I was pleased with it.

Thread: Boiler internal pipework
25/11/2021 08:29:15

Shouldn’t really speak ill of the dead but Don Young was a draughtsman, he drew things that were easy to draw and difficult to make. I would go with short pipes to top of firebox.

Thread: Compressor
24/11/2021 13:33:22

If you want really quiet take a look at the Bambi range, they are excellent but don’t come cheaply.

Thread: Myford S7 countershaft lubrication
23/11/2021 21:58:53

Kwil can you tell me how much clearance I should have? I have read all the information on adjusting the bearing but with the belts slack how much resistance should I have with when trying to rotate say a four inch chuck, should the front bearing run warm or not, I assume mine is a little on the slack side although I have no problems of poor finish or chatter etc and it parts off fine, just drinks a fair bit of oil.

23/11/2021 19:01:26

I wonder where all the oil goes, I always fill up the countershaft oilers before using the lathe, they are always empty and I must use an oilcan full during the course of a year but cannot see where it is draining out, the headstock oiler is almost as bad, if left for a couple of days it is empty, this is on a super 7 with the little oiler on the front, not the sight glass ml7 type. John I believe the countershaft oil cups are a press fit, try wiggling them sideways with a pair of pliers.

Thread: Mag chuck dismantling
21/11/2021 13:42:35

Glad you have got it working and thanks for letting us know, like the idea of extra oil holes.

Thread: 80th birthday
20/11/2021 22:31:22

How about a years subscription to your favourite magazine, a bit too old for life membership of National Trust or English Heritage! Many happy returns, have a good one.

Thread: Paint question
20/11/2021 16:18:26

I think you would be able to paint a coat of gloss over the top, I have done the same thing with Precision Paints colours and it worked fine.

Thread: Book Review with Christmas in mind
18/11/2021 17:49:57

Giving my daughter a copy of Keith Hale’s Guide to silver soldering and brazing for Xmas. She is doing a jewellery making course and needs to learn how to silver solder.

Thread: Where to buy Colchester Bantam/Student gears
12/11/2021 11:01:01

Don’t know if they are still trading but try Colchester lathe spares, as the name suggests they stock all kind of spares for the lathes, make sure you are sat down when they tell you the price though! Another option phone a few machine tool dealers, they might know of someone breaking machines for spares, before anyone points it out I realise you want new old stock but sometimes we have to take what we can get with these old machines.

Thread: Denham Junior Mk2 Lathe Purchase
11/11/2021 19:56:47

Looks to be a very nice machine, don’t worry about low speeds I have an old Holbrook that is a bit challenged in the speed department and have never had a problem using tipped tools at slow speeds. Have you got any other chucks etc for the lathe, can’t quite make out from the photo what’s in the box underneath it.

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