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Member postings for Tony Pratt 1

Here is a list of all the postings Tony Pratt 1 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: A worrying development in the Covid-19 battleground
10/05/2021 13:46:50

Methinks being diabetic is not a good thing & quoting Ady 'In a herd of 6 billion mammals, many of whom are totally reliant upon science to keep them going, there are going to be an awful lot of opportunities', with age we will all at some time be in that position.


Thread: Clarkson Mk2 Tool Grinder & Accs for Sale/ID of Accessories
09/05/2021 15:53:34

Are we not using the for sale section now?


Thread: NEW SCAM
09/05/2021 10:26:56
Posted by Daniel on 09/05/2021 10:10:51:

Just don't answer calls of unknown origin.

That doesn't always work when you are dealing with the new NHS 'system' of telephone consultations. sad


Thread: Whatever must IKB be thinking ?!
08/05/2021 10:16:04
Posted by Ady1 on 08/05/2021 10:03:57:

Aluminium being taken to its limits

We need to start building proper cast iron British trains again

P**s poor design I would guess but reading the media will not give you the facts, I like your joke about cast iron, it was a joke wasn't it?wink


Thread: Disposing of Gas Cylinders?
07/05/2021 18:02:48

Jeff D is spot on.


Thread: Shipping to the EU - beware!
06/05/2021 20:10:06

I'm buying more English, Australian & New Zealand wine.


06/05/2021 17:57:26

Damm I just ordered something from Canada, I wonder what they will shaft me for?sad


Thread: ER32 Collet?
05/05/2021 10:13:36

Autolock milling cutters are so last year, I used them when we had nothing else but it's now R8 or ER collets for me. For the lathe I use what is most appropriate, depends on the work but mainly 3 jaw or again ER collets, 4 jaw when necessary.


Thread: MIlling cutter pulling out of collet
04/05/2021 08:21:49
Posted by mgnbuk on 04/05/2021 08:16:33:

6 out of the 7 CNC milling machines at work have "bites" out of the tables due to milling cutters working out of ER collet chucks - and that is machining graphite, not metals & we have bench mounted ISO 40 toolholders to get a good hold on the tools to tighten the collet nuts with the correct spanners. The machines do have a bit more power available, but against that most CNC operators are animals when it comes to tightening things - if all else fails, use a 3 foot pipe on the spanner !

Don't seem to have pull out issues with sidelock or Clarkson holders.

Nigel B.

They sound like untrained 'animals' sad


03/05/2021 20:35:39

We need more details, btw milling cutters are in my experience never reground on the shank absolutely no need but hey there’s a first time for everything


Thread: Magnetic swarf
03/05/2021 17:06:49

Not a problem


Thread: Telephone/mobile scams
30/04/2021 19:22:49

First search I did came up with India first for telephone scams & Nigeria first for email scams, but that could be a lot of BS. I'll leave it at thatfrown


Thread: New shaft in Oilite bushes?
27/04/2021 18:01:54

Word from the wise [me] just use unhardened steel, Silver, mild or some such & leave it soft, it will last many years. If you try to harden the shaft you are in for a world of pain, i.e. distortion & scaling.crying Let us know what you decide.


27/04/2021 14:21:30

Put in Google images 'carbon steel temper colors', loads of information for you to peruse & make your choice. Shafts aren't normally though hardened but yellow to orange I would say.


27/04/2021 12:57:18

I doubt dunking your shaft into a tin of Kasenit will achieve much case depth at all.When I did industrial case hardening the parts were soaked for many hours in carbon rich compound.


Thread: Cutting Knurling tool.
26/04/2021 19:04:22

Another one, sorry it's not a clickable link.


26/04/2021 19:00:45

As always Google is your friend. There will be many more out there


Thread: Chinese Depth micrometer rods
26/04/2021 17:03:26
Posted by old mart on 26/04/2021 16:48:42:

Turning the ends of each rod with a tool set exactly on centre will give a rod that is better than 0.0001" at the end which is plenty for real life work.

I don't understand the above statement, can you please explain. Thanks


Thread: Importing a power table feed
26/04/2021 12:11:48

On Ebay if the price says £136 that is what you will pay, they can't go adding on 'extras' once you have hit the 'buy it now button'.


Thread: B&D workmate
25/04/2021 13:07:08

My late father in laws workmate [late 70's era?] was built like a tank, very heavy. Mine is early 80's era, a lighter model but still well built & I wouldn't be without it!! The new ones look a bit flimsy so as usual built down to a price?


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