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Member postings for Tony Pratt 1

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Thread: Lathe
31/03/2020 08:32:31

Thinking logically, something must have changed from when the lathe was cutting a good finish? Material or as previously mentioned are the change wheels correct for a fine feed?


Thread: Good reading from DYSON.
30/03/2020 15:34:26

They are going to make them in the UK, this news has been kicking around for a week or more , they need to start making them!


Thread: Face turning Bronze castings - strange surface finish
27/03/2020 19:48:08
Posted by Nigel McBurney 1 on 27/03/2020 19:17:40:

Why waste your cash on carbide inserts,HSS correctly ground as I said earlier can give very good finishes and at a very low cost ,its choosing the right tool for the right job, and most hobby work only needs HSS though it does require a degree of skill .

All engineering requires a 'degree of skill'


Thread: Deburring tool
26/03/2020 19:29:08

You will never know if stuff is 'genuine', whether on Ebay or Zoro etc.


Thread: Any ideas please
25/03/2020 20:57:36

I use Nutella

Thread: ventilator production coronavirus
23/03/2020 10:04:23

I'm absolutely sure British industry has the capacity but whether it can be harnessed in time is going to be the big question, hopefully we have some decent facilitators behind the politicians?


Thread: Lathe levelling
21/03/2020 15:07:28

Yes you are wrong, the lathe bed guides whether the tool cuts parallel or taper.


Thread: QCTP dilema?
20/03/2020 13:13:18
Posted by Bob Unitt 1 on 20/03/2020 11:55:00:

I have a 40 year old old Myford/Dickson QC toolholding system on my 254S. How hard would it be to make my own holders on the 254 and a VMB mill, are accurate drawings available anywhere and what's the best material to make them from (for pretty light usage) ?

Edited By Bob Unitt 1 on 20/03/2020 11:55:37

You could just copy one of your 'proper' holders, hot rolled mild steel will be plenty good enough for light usage.


Thread: Coronavirus
19/03/2020 16:41:40
Posted by Ady1 on 19/03/2020 15:38:21:

So with everyone stocking up on vast quantities of food, then hiding in their house and taking no significant exercise... years health emergency is going to be an obesity crisis

We already have an obesity crisis, have had for years


Thread: Does Silver Steel normally look like this?
19/03/2020 16:38:48
Posted by Andrew Johnston on 19/03/2020 16:36:40:

Square silver steel used to be available, but it's pretty rare nowadays. Square gauge plate is still available and is ground on all four sides, unlike rectangular gauge plate. The picture in the first post looks more like key steel to me.


Me to.


Thread: QCTP dilema?
19/03/2020 12:24:48

I have worked with most types in industry which were quality made but there are a lot of inferior products now on the hobbyist market, for that reason I sold off my Dickson clone & got a wedge type from Arc Euro, very pleased with it so far.

As an aside I am using a Multifix atm for work & I wouldn't pay the price they are going for.


Thread: Face turning Bronze castings - strange surface finish
18/03/2020 16:34:34

Maybe a machine issue? Difficult to tell.


Thread: Coronavirus
16/03/2020 15:03:33
Posted by V8Eng on 16/03/2020 15:00:06:

The taxpayer should make substantial savings as the House of Lords will be over half empty with the over 70s not going out to attend there.devil

Edited By V8Eng on 16/03/2020 15:02:06

Now that's a good point!!!

16/03/2020 14:57:59

Guys, Guys, there is no way an over 70's 'going outdoors' ban could be enforced, we have bugger all police or army to do it. i suggest it might be sensible but hey who knows?


16/03/2020 14:54:18
Posted by Limpet on 16/03/2020 14:52:14:

My surgery rang and cancelled my asthma review this morning, but I'm only a few miles from Torbay so it's not surprising. For me I'd rather get it over and done with early while I'm reasonably fit but my wife has just finishing a course of chemotherapy so it's still a case of only going out for essentials as we have since last October for risk of any infection being passed on to her.

Is it time to dig out the equivalent of a nuclear fallout shelter and hibernate in it for the next year ?

Keep safe all


Oh that's nice of them!sad


15/03/2020 08:46:17
Posted by jimmy b on 15/03/2020 08:36:20:


Quite shocking!


I think the buyer will find whoever wins the 16 rolls of bog paper won't actually pay.smiley


Thread: Myford Super7 Valuation help
13/03/2020 22:29:24

Don't forget the fees if selling on Ebay.


Thread: A free ride to hospital
12/03/2020 20:25:28

Who has rattled your cage?frown


Thread: New chinese lathe or old Myford lathe
12/03/2020 14:30:46
Posted by Adam Hebbard on 12/03/2020 13:56:26:

All I have learned is that chinese lathes are very poorly made. I had 2 Clarke CL500Ms that were both faulty with bad bearings right out of the box. Had an Amadeal that worked fine for a year and then died. I'm in the process of switching out again now. Think I'm gonna get a second hand myford from somewhere.

Not this old chesnut again!!!! Agreed the far eastern offerings are not the best quality but you get a lot of capable lathe for your money, after 45 years I've swapped from a super 7 to a Warco 290V, the Myford was well made but limited capability, the Warco is as rough as a badgers a*** in places but seems to do the job. I would love to buy a decent sized British made new lathe for £3.3 k but at the moment they 'are out of stock'


Thread: Does anyone watch Ades workshop on you tube
10/03/2020 18:29:15

No need for WD40 Paraffin is plenty good enough.


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