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Member postings for Tony Pratt 1

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Thread: Empty Drill Boxes
02/09/2021 14:53:23

'Roebuck empty drill case' brings up one at £11.58 plus I assume postage from Buck & Hickmansurprise


Thread: Making a new screw for a bench vice
02/09/2021 10:05:24

It's got to be personal choice hasn't it? EN1A will be fine but EN24 will be better but more moneysmiley


Thread: Scribing with verniers
31/08/2021 16:01:44

Nothing wrong in using calipers as a light scribing aid if you are careful, I though mainly used the end of a steel rule held in a combination set square head, just set the rule to say 10mm butt the head against the work surface & scribe a line, not at all accurate but gives you a rough guide to start with, I never actually worked just to lines but setting out a job saves scrappage, well usually. Back in the day most height gauge scribers were hardened tool steel but invariably are now carbide.


Thread: Anyone know what machine tool maker uses this emblem?
31/08/2021 09:21:26

Have a look in the archive


Thread: Electronic Lead Screw Project
29/08/2021 17:12:04

I can't get the link to work?


Thread: MT 4 1/2
29/08/2021 15:47:34
Posted by Me. on 29/08/2021 15:38:01:
Posted by Tony Pratt 1 on 29/08/2021 14:24:19:

Do you need one or just want one?


I need one because i want one ! - In my eyes that's the same thing..... I'm sad like that..... its like having a Porsche 911 turbo and not having a whale bone fin.....

That's OK you can never have too many tools or too much tooling.smiley


29/08/2021 14:24:19

Do you need one or just want one?


Thread: Is there such a thing as an 'external reamer'?
29/08/2021 12:29:24

Trouble with driving a screw driven slide against a stop is that you can easily ‘overcome’ the stop so losing repeatability


26/08/2021 17:14:39

Cross slide stops, you don't need them you have a DRO on your by the looks of it decent lathe? The QC tool post you have has been tested on YouTube many times & will typically repeat within .0005", I may be proved wrong but your 'external reamer' will be a waste of time.


Thread: Mill vise and rotary table
25/08/2021 11:17:43

I just keep one bit of kit on the table, as already stated the 2nd item will always be in the wrong place.


Thread: Myford super 7 with gearbox - leadscrew stopped turning
24/08/2021 10:35:00

We need more details for a diagnosis.


Thread: Jammed shaft key removal
22/08/2021 12:48:48

Mole grips should be able to grip the key, whatever method you use 'gently does it'.


Thread: How the crisis in container ships could ruin Christmas
22/08/2021 09:55:05

Just another 'problem' which will be worked out one way or another. As I get older I try not to worry about things I can't control but I don't always succeedsmiley


21/08/2021 21:24:28

Less Chinese tat


Thread: Ruggedising a Type 17 Stepper motor electrical connection
19/08/2021 11:55:07

Obvious answer is turn the motor 180 degrees so the connector is at the bottom.


Thread: Myford VM-C - Good machine
18/08/2021 16:02:02
Posted by Vic on 18/08/2021 15:57:57:
Posted by duncan webster on 18/08/2021 14:31:18:

I don't think it has a fine down-feed on the quill, which is a small drawback.

I’ve got the Warco version of the VMC which has the fine downfeed. I’ve never used though it and in fact I’ve removed the hand wheel. I was instructed by a long term machinist that the quill is only for drilling and should be locked when milling. Others disagree I know but I believe the VMC to be a lot more rigid with the quill up and locked.

As another long term machinist I tend to agree, I will use the fine down feed on occasion but not very often.


Thread: Is there such a thing as an 'external reamer'?
18/08/2021 12:53:42

The OP is after a 'easy push fit' so some degree of precision is required, I would suggest a DRO or cross slide stop or even use the dials providedwink I can't see that an external reamer would do the job even if one existed.


Thread: Interfering with fits?
15/08/2021 20:19:37

Just to get the ball rolling, in this situation Loctite is your friend.


Thread: Electronic Lead Screw Project
15/08/2021 10:52:58

Looking good, a worthwhile project, I'm glad I did it!


Thread: Making Tapered Castellations in Aluminium
15/08/2021 10:03:18

Good luck, let us know how it goes.


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