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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: Solid Works CAD Replacement
11/11/2021 19:42:05

This subject has been covered many, many times on here recently, try searching for cad in the search boxes, you should get all the answers you need there.

Thread: Book Your Covid Booster! Errr, How? Where?
11/11/2021 15:08:49

Totally agree with Peter G Shaw about the doctors surgery, we have to phone at 8:00 in the morning and wait for ages to get through then explain all your symptoms to the receptionist who then says that a doctor will phone you some time before six pm. Doctor will only attempt to call twice, if you don’t answer quickly enough that’s your tough luck, they then do everything possible to avoid having you visit the surgery, no wonder so many people are going to the local A and E department.

Thread: Scribing with verniers
09/11/2021 19:30:47

It’s your tool so you can do as you want with it but like Noel I would have been greased and feathered if caught abusing equipment when I was an apprentice and old habits die hard. I don’t say it’s right or wrong but I wouldn’t use a vernier that way.

Thread: Guillotine
09/11/2021 19:18:00

All depends on your expectations of the equipment, my idea of good is my mates idea of rubbish, tell us what you plan on doing with it.

Thread: Wanted - small pulley project and/or engine mounts..
03/11/2021 22:22:22

Many years ago my brother in law told me that machining couldn’t be that difficult because we all done metalwork at school and it was only a case of turning a few handles. I won’t repeat my reply but he got the message load and clear.

Thread: Clarkson grinder - J section poly v belt
03/11/2021 19:29:16

Can’t see any compelling reason to keep the flat belt, I am sure that if poly vee belts had been available when the Clarkson was originally made they would have used them.

Thread: Resurrecting an old model
01/11/2021 12:19:01

I think I would avoid white spirit and meths, perhaps start off with a bowl of warm soapy water and an old toothbrush.

Thread: Boiler Formers
28/10/2021 09:36:31

Love the 3D printed formers. I have used ally plate for flanging formers with great success, cnc milled on a Taig Micromill out of 10mm ally plate.

Thread: An Uninvited Guest!
28/10/2021 08:50:15

My problem is bindweed, I have tried garden centre weedkillers and they don’t seem to work, anyone got any advice please.

Thread: How can I make an accurate 90 grind using a diamond whetstone?
27/10/2021 14:36:48

Howard I told him this when he asked about the sixty four pieces he wanted with a knife edge or some such machined on them. I don’t think he appreciated my advice then and I doubt if he will now. I think I shall be ignoring his posts in future.

Thread: LBSC 440 Virginia
25/10/2021 15:56:37

When I was an apprentice the Forman was building a Virginia, he had done a beautiful Juliet before and Virginia was his second loco build, most of it being done at work. I distinctly remember him going into town one lunchtime and coming back with about half a dozen refills for very small steel tape rules, these were no more then a quarter inch wide. He spent the afternoon soaking them in chemiclene and then setting fire to them, all the lettering disappeared and he had strips of beautiful spring steel. Next day he made up punches and dies and made the sets of leaves, by the end of the week he had beautiful sets of springs. Small steel tapes are still available, Stanley 1metre powerlock 39-133 if you want to go that route, often seen on checkouts in builders merchants.

Thread: Mag chuck dismantling
24/10/2021 09:36:04

Thanks Bill, I will in future grind it with magnet off. Never seen any manual for the chucks before.

23/10/2021 21:31:57

Gerry, don’t bother removing the handle, it should come away with the centre section of the chuck. I have taken a few of these apart in my time and some can be reluctant to come apart, one chuck needed persuading with a four inch bricklayers bolster applied under the top plate to lift it up, it had to come apart, it was seized solid, others have fallen apart as soon as the screws came out.

23/10/2021 18:23:02

I took my Eclipse 10 by 5 mag chuck apart many years ago because the on off handle was very stiff. The handle on mine was held in by a taper pin and a good wallop got it out. Undo all the screws in the base and it should come apart quite easily, there are three pieces, top and bottom plates and an ally casting for the middle bit. Mine was full of crud, it had been used with coolant and some had got inside and rusted everything. A good wash out and reassembled the same way it came apart and jobs a good un. Would be worth just kissing the top over just to make sure everything is dead true, I was always taught to grind the top of the chuck with the magnets on, others say with them off, no doubt someone will tell me what is correct and why.

Thread: Locomotive boiler wrap
22/10/2021 22:29:42

Michael if you can get paint to stick to ally I would go for it, especially if you already have plenty of it.

22/10/2021 17:24:27

Empty cereal boxes are useful for templates and are basically free!

Thread: LBSC 440 Virginia
22/10/2021 14:08:22

Roy if you told us roughly where you are maybe there is someone close you could ask for advice.

Edited By Baz on 22/10/2021 14:09:16

Thread: Britan Lathe - New Lathe Day
20/10/2021 17:28:07

I think Britan are still trading, last address I have got is Unit 3 Goodwin business park CB8 7SQ.

Thread: LBSC 440 Virginia
18/10/2021 15:56:20

I think I would go with Kozo, never heard a bad word about his designs which is more than can be said for any of the English/ UK designers. Having the Kozo books already is a bonus as they are not cheap thing to purchase. Don’t worry about too many projects on the go, I must have a dozen. If I live to 150 I might finish half of them!

Thread: Super 7 questions
17/10/2021 22:11:44

My countershaft oil cups empty as fast as I fill them, I now use chainsaw oil in them hoping that being thicker it may stay in the bearing a bit longer. The oiler on the headstock front bearing seems to last about a day before it empties, I have no idea if this correct or not, it would be nice to know how often others have to lubricate the spindle.

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