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Member postings for Raymond Anderson

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Thread: HSS or CS taps and dies
24/05/2019 16:31:10

Castrol Variocut is a superb tapping compound very economical and easy to clean, results in very nice threads. I have about a litre left and I think it is possibly not available in UK now angry 2 . As for taps /dies I much prefer HSS to CS, Emuge Franken being by far the best taps I have used [ they don't do Dies ] Dies... I would say Walter, I also have Dormer, OSG and Guhring any of those makes will give long service.

Thread: 6" EME rotary table
06/05/2019 11:21:44

In reply to Dave [ sod ] would the table in question not be marked EMEC as in the illustration ? The table in question is marked EME just a thought.

Thread: Stainless Steel Metric Fasteners
21/04/2019 05:47:32

Accu, Fantastic range and superb service. I use them for all my fastener needs.

Thread: Siemens Solid Edge and VRED
07/04/2019 18:31:22

Hi John, although I'm fully conversant with Solidedge. I'm just starting out with VRed rendering software. I hope practice makes perfect 😂

Thread: DraftSight no longer free
07/04/2019 17:06:27

Duncan Webster you have a PM

Thread: Siemens Solid Edge and VRED
07/04/2019 15:44:25

new texture map on c to b.42.jpgtailstock die holder.jpgnew render for cto b .jpgBeen trying to get to grips with the above software Very powerful. I have Keyshot.. but this is a few notches above that. The pics are only of my "playing around " The 3d models were done in Siemens SolidEdge Wondered if any forum members have used VRED. Steep learning curve dont knowcolumn to beam grey primer.24.jpg

Thread: DraftSight no longer free
28/03/2019 14:50:56

Anyone looking for a good free 2d CAD programme should check out Siemens Solid Edge 2d. I used it a lot before I went to 3d Solid Edge.

Thread: file
23/02/2019 14:26:21

Agree with Peter F, Pferd are fantastic files. I have quite a few and some are years old and still cut very well even though they have seen a lot of use over the years. Top notch filesyes

Thread: Occasional usage Sand blaster
16/01/2019 17:19:19

Superb work [ as usual ] and welcome back to the forum, it will certainly be all the better with you back.yes

Thread: VFD recommendations
12/01/2019 07:14:50

I have 3 in use 1 Siemens, 1 WEG CFW08 and a Eurotherm 650 [ now made by Parker SSD ] all perform superbly and have done since each was installed [ many years ago.. try 2001 for the Eurotherm ] and circa 2007 for the other 2 . Cant comment on any other makes.

Thread: For discussing the merits of alternative 3D CAD programs.
25/11/2018 06:23:01

Tried many over the course... Pro E [ Creo ] Solidworks, Ironcad, Fusion 360, before settling on Siemens Solidedge. did get a try of Siemens NX but far far to powerful for me to learnteeth 2. I also have Alibre Expert which was my first Cad programme purchased when it was Alibre Design circa 2006. [ still on Maintenance as I like Alibre ]. Solidedge would be my favourite though. [ would have been even better had it been free wink 2

Edited for typo.

Edited By Raymond Anderson on 25/11/2018 06:23:54

Thread: Quality/Durability of milling cutters
17/10/2018 17:33:15

Dormer / Presto are certainly not top end far from it. I think they would be "mid range " compared to for example Emuge Franken, or OSG. They are still excellent even though I would put Clarkson ahead of Dormer / Presto. For our needs, any of the recognized production makes are very good.

Thread: Are you a Man or a Mouse When Milling?
06/08/2018 18:40:55

Most certainly a man if using the K&T 12mmm deep and 20 wide does not seem to bother it one bit, but most certainly more of a mouse if using the Chester LUX. depends on the machine in the end.

Thread: Thread cutting with carbide inserts
29/07/2018 07:20:10

Vargus GENius software is available [ free ] for either thread turning or thread milling. Tells you all you need to know about your chosen profile. You can specify the number of passes you want to make and it gives you all the depths ect Choice of Flank infeed or Radial infeed, cutting speed, rpm, ect ect. Although it is aimed at CNC it is so versatile it can be used for manual machines. I use it constantly, wouldn't be without it.

Thread: Selecting and installing steel mesh for a concrete pour
19/07/2018 19:27:53

Something not quite right here, If your base is 3 m x 5 m as in the opening post on another [ related ] thread then a depth of 150mm [ which is more than enough, unless its a DSG lathe and a K & T mill smile] would only require 2.25 Cubic meters.. God knows where the 4.8 cubic meters comes in ! Anyway the numbers Rc 32 /40 is the strength in newtons [ first number ] and 40 is the slump [ which is the water content ] Don't know where some folks get this 1 inch off the floor for the mesh, structural engineers always specify 40/50 mm. It is exactly the same with a precast [ not prestressed ] lintol, the bottom bars are [ or should be ] 50mm up from the bottom. same for a floor. A 50mm paving slab is good for the spacers, no need for any plastic supports. just cut or break them into pieces about 2 inches square. lay them on top of your DPM about 500mm from each other in both directions, then lay your mesh onto your spacers,

Thread: What depth concrete base for a workshop extension?
17/07/2018 17:41:05

As the workshop is free standing and given the size, you won't need any expansion / contraction joints , not on that floor size. If it is a brick / block construction then you will need foundations [ not the floor slab ] and if it is brick / block walls then best to use 25mm insulation around the perimeter of the slab, not only for cold bridging but it also takes up any movement at the interface between the solid walls and the floor slab [ which because they are two different entities, are prone to moving in relation to each other ] Normal concrete strength for a domestic floor slab [ up here ] is 30 newton. and the standard slump is 50. Too much water in the mix has an adverse effect on concrete. The only type that can be watered down to be free flowing is the fibre concrete ie Foundation Flow.

If it were me, I would go with 30 newton at 150mm depth and the A142 mesh which should be 40- 50mm up from the bottom of the floor slab.

Thread: great youtub
08/07/2018 07:29:57

Very nice work, Solid looking clamps.yes

Thread: Can you recommend a small chuck for centre drills?
01/07/2018 06:15:47


Thread: New workshop building advice.
13/06/2018 14:49:38

Brian, The "breather " membrane you mention is mostly used in Kit construction ie the inner walls are 140mm studs and either 9mm ply or 9 mm osb fixed to the studs [ cavity side ] then the cavity and then the outer leaf of Brick / Block. Never known it used on a wooden shed.... but then I've never built any wooden shedssmile

Thread: Carbide tool mirror finish interrupted cut
09/06/2018 15:55:57

Hi Michael w, 316 is available in round bar in addition to plate. 316 comes in a few different compositions ie 316 Ti 316 H ect.

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