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: Lest we forget|
Absolutely pointless, they were 'of their time' as we are 'of our time'. there was a job to be done and that was the end of it.
|Thread: Scalped on my doorstep - it left an unpleasant taste in my mouth.|
Never a good idea to buy from cold callers for anything.
|Thread: Master key - precision chuck.|
A 3 jaw is a 3 jaw, never super accurate but good enough. Not the best work holding device for 2nd op machining.
|Thread: Sine bar|
As long as you know the roller centre distance of the sine bar it's simple trig to work out an angle.
|Thread: Ebay Chancers|
The Ebay vice is wrongly described, it should read 'boat anchor'
|Thread: Lathe run out|
He's been told this already
|Thread: Taper due to tailstock height misalignment.|
Oh god here we go!
|Thread: What are these morse taper collets for?|
From distant memory they are adaptors for holding parallel shank drills which then go into capstan lathe turrets.
|Thread: Screwcutting on the Bantam|
What idiot ‘designer’ would use 27 TPI? 🤬
|Thread: Stupid moment|
Most of us have there. 🥴
|Thread: Mitutoyo Digital Callipers|
Loads of posts on the net about fakes, suggest you don’t support criminals but save up to buy genuine items.
|Thread: Distilled water for anodising|
Yes dehumidifier water will be same as distilled but as Andy G says can be dirty.
|Thread: Wire EDM - an amazing capability for the home shop|
I worked on 2 Fanuc wire eroders cost £100k each for many years, absolutely brilliant for 'home projects'.
|Thread: Water soluble coolant|
Never had a problem with the table etc rusting using the correct strength coolant but yes I have seen rust under vices. I used to apply oil liberally under the vice bottom before bolting down.
|Thread: Help needed on Boring Bar insert.|
Not for a threading insert.
|Thread: Laser Cutting Guide for Femi NG120ABS bandsaw|
I was interested in one of these until I saw the price I will have to stick to my old Kennedy Hexacut.
|Thread: Tribological query re shafts and bushings!|
No not ally or Mazak as it's magnetic to a degree. End structure looks porous so I'm thinking sintered with some sort of ferrous material but has a polished looking surface on all external features either from the sintering mould or a sizing die.
Or sintered & 'sized' using dies.
Definitely not machined, on careful examination I think possibly extruded.
Andrew, are these what you are after, 10 mm bore, 14 mm O/D , 15.2 long with a 5 mm key? PM your address if want them.
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