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Thread: Depth of cut
21/02/2018 09:47:46

Yes I do have a WM14, sorry I should have put that on my first post.

I've had trouble before by being too ambitious with a slitting saw. The gears survived but the motor was totally destroyed.

Edited By Eric Cox on 21/02/2018 09:50:05

19/02/2018 09:42:07

I need to cut a trough in mild steel (EN1A leaded) with a 1/2" end mill. What depth of cut should I be aiming for.

Thread: Best customer service of 2017
01/01/2018 10:44:18

I had reason to contact Chronos ltd with regards to missing parts ordered. I e-mailed them at 12:04 on Sunday 31st. Their return e-mail was at 12:11 with a positive reply. Excellent service.

Thread: Rocket 150 at Rainhill
23/12/2017 09:31:12

More than likely

22/12/2017 11:12:04

Found this BBC film whilst flicking through iplayer. Celebrating 150 years of locomotives. Well worth a look.**LINK**

Edited By Eric Cox on 22/12/2017 11:12:32

Thread: WWI
19/12/2017 10:07:59

May I congratulate Terrence Holland on his excellent well researched articles on the battlefields of WW I. The statistics were fascinating and thought provoking. You can see why it was called the Great War with the millions of munitions that were fired and that has left a legacy that still has a devastating impact on today.

Thread: I section metal
12/12/2017 10:43:57

Thanks Jason, Eileen's appears to be the dogs.

12/12/2017 09:07:00

Is small (1/4 - 6mm) I section metal available or will I have to machine it out of square bar.

Thread: Measuring Tolerances
03/11/2017 11:16:28

Of course a tolerance is important. You are introducing a tolerance when you say "a good sliding fit" . It is no different than saying ± 0.002" from a given dimension. By stating a tolerance you do away with making something by "trial and error"

Edited By Eric Cox on 03/11/2017 11:26:54

03/11/2017 10:07:17

With a micrometer, lock the spindle at the required reading and with a nylon hammer, not metal as this damages the paint work on the frame, tap the mic until it fits on the piece being measured. The number and strength of blows indicate how much interference there is.

Thread: Armstrong gun
16/10/2017 14:25:57

The plans can be found here,


Edited By Eric Cox on 16/10/2017 14:26:53

Edited By Eric Cox on 16/10/2017 14:27:13

Edited By Eric Cox on 16/10/2017 14:40:22

16/10/2017 11:39:28

It was built from plans I found on t'internet. It was originally published in The World of Model Engineering a now defunct magazine. The barrel is just "doable" on a mini lathe with 80mm chuck and fixed steady.

The barrel length is 4 13/16"

Edited By Eric Cox on 16/10/2017 11:41:38

16/10/2017 10:00:02

Armstrong 7 inch muzzle loading gun

A nice turning exercise with a bot of woodwork thrown in

armstrong gun.jpg

Thread: Ideas for Beginners' Articles
30/09/2017 14:07:54

quick search for file handles threw up lots of suppliers.

30/09/2017 14:06:12

Jason, OK if they buy a digital mic but someone posted on the forum that they had problems reading a mic and suggested such an article.

30/09/2017 11:29:07

I am toying with the idea of writing an article about how to read a micrometer for the absolute beginner but unsure whether to submit it to ME, MEW or the Forum

Thread: band saw
30/09/2017 11:03:22

Does anyone know who sells this type of bench top band saw other than Axminster


Thread: A bit of humour
25/09/2017 10:07:21

The 5 Laws of Engineering.

1) Work expands to fill the time available

2) Any electric motor first installed always rotates in the wrong direction.

3) Any pipe cut to length will be too short

4) Inter changeable parts won't

5) Any errors no matter how small add up to cause maximum damage.

Thread: Middleton vee engine
22/09/2017 10:24:24

On the steam chest cover (ME4569 p.424 fig9) the dimensions for the holes add up to 1 3/4" but the plate is only 1 1/2 long. Should the 3/8" measurement be from the side of the plate and not from the 1/8" measurement.

Thread: A bit of humour
16/09/2017 10:47:29


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