Here is a list of all the postings magpie has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: which milling machine|
Allthough my mill was not from Ketan, just about everything else i have is from him. Allways first class service.
Do'nt be too suprised if you do'nt get many answers because the same question has been asked lots of times resently. I am sure some of the members here will point you in at least 10 directions, however a very important thing to consider is that in addition to the milling machine itself you will need at the very least, a vice, cutters, clamps, and no doubt various other bits and pieces.all of which will cost a bob or two. Having said all that,go for the biggest one you can afford after taking in to account the cost of the other things you will need. If you are buying new (rather than used), then i would buy from the dealer nearest to where you live. Reason being is that most new machines are similar and it is allways easier to go back with any problems you may have if the firm you buy from is just down the road. Just my 2p's worth.
|Thread: Please tell me what this 'cog' is called!|
I think the type of cog you are talking about were used in early printers. I once dismantled lots of equipment from the local scrapyard and came across them quite often, allthough i seem to think most of them were about 30 to 40 mm dia.. Not seen any since then.
|Thread: This Forum, my impression|
Often too many contradictory suggestions !!!!!
|Thread: Sheet metal cutting|
A jigsaw withe the right blade would have it done in no time. I have what they call a 6X4 bandsaw but that is no use for sheet stuff ,or awkward bits, so out comes the jigsaw. I often cut up to 1/2" steel plate ( very slowly), and i recently cut a piece of 1" thick ally with it as the pics below show. It's just a question of using the right blade for the job. Cutting the plate shown took around 10 minutes. The jigsaw is a 30 year old Elu.
Opps!!! I forgot the pics were not in my album to transfer to here, i will load them now.
Edited By magpie on 22/10/2012 17:24:00
Edited By David Clark 1 on 23/10/2012 09:47:29
Edited By David Clark 1 on 23/10/2012 09:48:07
|Thread: What did you do today? (2013)|
Finished the motor assy for my fibre optic clock. I can post some pics tomorrow if there is any interest.
|Thread: The Greatest Mechanical invention|
You could allways raise steam by telling jokes on this forum.
|Thread: Non de plumes|
Come on then Lambton, you started this thread, so tell us where you live !!!!!
I agree John. That's why i said at the start of this thread just give us a clue where you are from. I did not mean a full address, just a rough location, I.E. town ! county ! or even country.
Why do most members of this forum not bother to give profile details ??? It is allways handy to know roughly where folk live for the purpose of swaping bits, buying and selling things Etc., I oftan see things for sale ,that i might like to buy , too heavy to post,only to find that the cost of travel would be far too much.
Cheers Derek. P.S. Nothing to hide myself !
|Thread: The Greatest Mechanical invention|
I bet they use 18V cordless hammers these days Clive.
I vote for the 18V cordless hammer.( See hazard frought tools on Model engine maker website. )
P.S. I do'nt know how to do links.!!!
|Thread: Workshop Picture Thread|
Sorry about this folks, i have no idea what went wrong with the above. I have asked our nice head hitter to try to fix it. It has never done that to me before.
Sorry Derek !!!
Edited By David Clark 1 on 07/10/2012 20:08:05
Edited By David Clark 1 on 07/10/2012 20:08:49
|Thread: Indexable fly cutter|
Sid, I think Ian has answered your question better than i could. As i got toward the tip of the pyramid, there was a lot more interrupt than cut, and after cutting 8 of those faces , the tip was still fine.
Cheers Derek. Ian please check your PM's
Thank you Neil, And Michael. I have no idea how many fresh edges,but i would think quite a few, if you were only taking small cuts. I have been using a 12mm shank tool on the lathe, that takes the same tips for a few years now,and i still have 8 tips left from a box of ten. 90% of stuff i do is brass or ally so not too hard on tools. When milling the pyramids, i faced up around 20 square inches of brass with no discernable wear on the tip, when checked with a X10 loupe.
Hi folks. this is somthing that someone has no doubt done allready but here goes anyway. Fed up with trying to grind a nice slight radius on my HSS fly cutters, i thought i would give this a try. I bought a 6mm profile lathe tool and used it in place of the HSS tool, and ,suprise,suprise it worked great. I was taking 0.5mm cuts at 600rpm no problem ( on brass, yet to try on steel ) Moderate feed rate by hand (no power Xfeed ),and a very quick rub on a sheet of 380 grit paper removed all milling marks.
|Thread: Gear cutting by machine and hand|
Here we go again! Another post half covered by Ad's. Sorry about that rant Jon, the gear looks good
for a hand cut job. I once cut a 2 1/2" ratchet wheel 60 teeth, with a piercing saw and file.
I cut such things on my mill nowadays.
Edit. I tried to make each line short, but first line still too long ( missing word is good)
Edited By magpie on 24/09/2012 22:41:48
|Thread: Rusted, Busted and Worn Out|
WOW! WOW! looks like they could use about a dozen Fred Dibnahs, on loan for the next 20-30 years. Question is, is there enough intrest in the US for this kind of restoration project? A container full of wire brushes, and a tanker full of elbow grease, and that would just be for starters.
|Thread: Rocker cover racing|
Hi Folks. Just a quick post to let anyone intersted know that rocker cover racers will all be racing at the classic car meet at the "Elephant" pub, newcastle Rd., Shavington, post code CW2 5DZ. on sunday 16th september 2012. So if you have nothing better to do pop over and say hello and have a good laugh with us.
Cheers Derek. P.S. i will be the scruffy one with the hairy face.
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