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Member postings for Tony Pratt 1

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Thread: Struggling with Sino DRO display functions
31/07/2020 21:33:34

'This Old Tony' on You tube did a video on a DRO tool library.


Thread: Jobs
31/07/2020 12:48:23
Posted by magpie on 31/07/2020 10:25:27:
Posted by Phil McAvity on 31/07/2020 09:44:19:
Posted by Bazyle on 30/07/2020 22:54:32:

Army - this was invented to supress the people and protect the monarch with defence of the realm only brought in when said morarch wanted more subjects to supress.

How to insult the memory of the people who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting the privileges we take for granted that others dream of.

Way to go.....

I agree 100% with Bazyle regarding the army. If macho young blokes the world over refused to go killing people and getting themselves killed on behalf of some megalomaniac, who will hide somewhere in a deep hole until the killing is over, then the world would be a much better place. Sad to say that it needs to happen everywhere before wars can end.

Magpie & Bazle, Think on the below when you are laying in your cosy pits at night.

We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would harm us.


Thread: QC Toolpost
25/07/2020 10:38:42

Phil H, Yes I totally agree with your comment '80 to 90% ok at half the price or cheaper but every single Chinese thing I have bought needs 'work''. I like most people buy Chinese stuff.


24/07/2020 21:32:43
Posted by Chris Kirby 1 on 24/07/2020 21:06:45:

It's definitely missing a dowel, I have one I bought at one of the shows maybe twenty years ago. Came with one holder and I bought two extra. When I got home all three holders must of been machined in different centuries! One fitted, one fitted almost sort of and one didn't fit at all! Tossed the lot in a box under the bench and for all I know they are still there!

'Made in China'crying


Thread: Using Counterbores
23/07/2020 15:51:36

if you have the facilities to grind this the you can make a counterbore to suit you own preference of pilot and counterbore size, many of our toolmakers used these as the commercial items were not preferred.


Edited By Mike Poole on 23/07/2020 15:33:50

Made loads of those 'back in the day' when I was a Toolmaker & still have them some where, as you said the commercial ones were 'non preferred'


Thread: fitting wedge type qctp to Warco WM240
21/07/2020 15:55:26

Ah the 240 must be different, my WM 290V Warco topslide is flat & the stud had a stepped diameter.


Thread: Kennedy Hacksaw
21/07/2020 14:41:58

These machines haven't been made for many many years so a source of spares is unlikely.


Thread: fitting wedge type qctp to Warco WM240
21/07/2020 13:51:10

Is the boss not part of the stud?


21/07/2020 11:41:46

Just machine the boss off the stud until it is below the top slide surface, why do you think doing this will weaken it? I have a WM 290V & when I fitted a wedge type tool post I actually made a new stud.


Thread: where to buy ground lathe mandrels
20/07/2020 15:20:56
Posted by ega on 20/07/2020 13:55:10:

I can't vouch for the method but I have heard of the use of adjustable reamers as between centres mandrels.

The mind bogglessad


Thread: Motorcycle racing - Mark and Sam in particular
20/07/2020 12:05:17

I remember Sid showing me around his workshop located in Leighton Buzzard in the late 60's, he showed me the 4 valve head I think?


Thread: where to buy ground lathe mandrels
20/07/2020 12:01:06

I agree totally with Andrew.


Thread: on Going Taper
16/07/2020 18:23:30

Loads of posts already for this exact subject, try a search. Tony

Thread: Basic Electrics
15/07/2020 22:54:44

I believe you are getting your knickers in a twist over nothing as I’m sure the regs allow certain electrical jobs to be done by non qualified people or am I wrong? Tony

Thread: Disposing of a Lathe and (many) related items
10/07/2020 20:28:31

You can do no better than having a look on Ebay [advanced search, sold items] to see the current state of the strong Myford market. From your brief description maybe sell as one lot, I'm sure others will chip in?


Thread: 4MM Carbide end mill marks
10/07/2020 19:56:03

Are you 'climb milling' i.e. the cutter rotation tends to pull the work around?


Thread: milling Acrylic
10/07/2020 14:03:51

If you go too fast the plastic will melt.


Thread: I'm thinking of selling up, whats it worth?
10/07/2020 12:44:05

Dealers will give you peanuts, the Myfords will fly off of Ebay, as you said keep the 280 lathe & the mill both capable machines.


Thread: New (Old) mill R8 problems.
08/07/2020 08:54:38

I would leave the pin in atm ,decent tooling will not cause an issue with it & it does help to stop the collet turning whilst you are tightening it.


Thread: Milling Machine Table Repairs
06/07/2020 19:54:38

So have you got the surface grinder to re-grind the top surface & maybe the underside to eliminate any possible distortion? Welding does seem a bit drastic for cosmetic purposes.


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