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Member postings for Eric Cox

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Thread: Bench top band saw
01/10/2021 10:02:09

I.m looking for a bench top band saw. The only one I could find is shown.

Does any one know of an alternative or have comments on this one.

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Thread: Abrasive paste
28/08/2021 11:31:00

What's the best abrasive paste to use when honing a cylinder

Thread: setting up boring head
27/08/2021 11:48:59

had a few questions about setting up a boring head then I found this

**LINK**

Thread: self catering v independent
03/08/2021 09:42:19

I've been turning (conquest super) some 1/2" square MS. down to 7/16" Dia. Each cut was 0.010 over a length of 2", supported by a centre in the tail stock and held in a 4 jaw self entering chuck. The intermittent cutting caused the chuck to open slightly and the job to come loose. Would I have been better using a 4 jaw independent chuck.

Thread: Which tap
09/07/2021 15:16:12

Which tap gives better performance. Carbon steel or HSS

Thread: Stuart Beam Engine
02/06/2021 10:33:19

An alternative mounting instead of the heavy casting made from 1/2" aluminium plate

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Thread: SQUIRM ALERT! SQUIRM ALERT!
29/05/2021 10:15:50

That's the Vas Deferens between men and women

Thread: Boring head graduations
22/05/2021 09:59:13

I have a boring head from Arc Euro. The graduated dial to increase the radius of the tool only has graduations and no indication of how much each graduation represents. Any idea ?

Thread: Boring head or fly cutter
12/02/2021 10:34:18

The machine is a Warco WM14 cutting mild steel 2" wide by 4" long

11/02/2021 10:10:56

I have a small amount of machining to do that requires fly cutting. Would you use a boring head which I have or get a fly cutter.

Thread: What machine tools are these?
28/01/2021 10:25:44

The hammer in the background is a planishing hammer. I can remember using one in the school metal work class to decorate a copper serviette ring.

Thread: How do these work
17/01/2021 10:34:04

In the village near where I live (Ticknall, Derbyshire) there are a number dotted about the village.

Their history can be seen here

 

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Thread: Metric to imperial
06/01/2021 10:34:28

Am I missing something here. Everyone is giving a load of calculations. Why not just divide 0.365 by 0.025. simples.

Thread: ME magazine late again
04/01/2021 10:18:10

Once again I'm awaiting delivery of the latest issue of ME magazine (4655), Is there any reason for late delivery or am I just unlucky.

Thread: ME 4653
08/12/2020 12:14:19

Any body still waiting to receive ME 4653 as I haven't received my copy yet

Thread: Potty:- Helping Dad Grasshopper Engine
29/08/2020 10:47:44

Hi Stew

Not built the grasshopper yet been busy building the beam engine. Grasshopper is on my to do list.

28/08/2020 08:25:53

If anyone has a mini lathe ie. Chester Conquest Super you will have to use a flywheel of 7" Dia. or less. The flywheel for the Stuart Beam Engine should be a suitable substitute .

Thread: Guard rails and stanchions.....how do you make yours
31/07/2020 09:55:41

I've seen quite a few models of stationary steam engines with guard railings. How do you make and secure yours.

Thread: Milling alluminium
24/07/2020 10:05:43

Make sure your cutter is sharp.Yesterday I had to take a centre punch and hammer to mine to remove the build up.

Thread: Drilling brass conumdrum
22/05/2020 10:12:06

We've probably all had it happen at some time or other and that is have a drill run off centre when drilling brass. but why does it happen in brass and not in mild steel.

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