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Member postings for Derek Lane

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Thread: Can anyone identify this loco build?
25/06/2022 08:12:41

Being new to locos and building them but from what I have seen and please correct me if wrong but the small sets of wheels being solid were these not used on tenders rather than the main loco frame as boggies. All the ones I have seen on the loco section seem to have spoked wheels

Thread: I may be stupid but
24/06/2022 11:11:08

I also was taught to use all three positions when tightening a drill chuck and have carried that over to my lathe chucks.

I find it does hold better than just tightening with the one point.

Have you ever noticed that when tightening in a single hole that when undoing it you will find that one will always undo easier than the other two positions.

Thread: CNC engraving
23/06/2022 22:29:05

That is one problem I will be doing this on all types of wood I do have a pyrography machine which I think I will look at if I can get a ball tip for it as they do make writing easier than some of the other tips

23/06/2022 21:17:53

Nice suggestions but it really needs to be DLWoodart as I have a banner and cards already made or being made at the moment

23/06/2022 20:38:38

Thank you all for the information and by the sounds of it because of the size will not work out and as Jason stated will end up as a mass of burning where the letters like the D, o, o, d, and a.

Anyway will have to rethink this.

So once again thank you all for the offers and info which I must admit that I had not thought about

23/06/2022 19:21:53
Not sure if this is the right place as it is a request for help. have also asked this on the MECH forum
I would like to find someone with a cnc mill that can engrave a piece of either bronze or brass to make a burning iron for my woodworking it will only be about 1" diameter not critical size but can be sized to material supplied. I will supply material and some beer tokens to be agreed upon.
Some one has said Brass would be the more suitable material
All it will be is a circle with the words DLWoodart in reverse in the centre so that when applied hot to wood it comes out the correct way around

Edited By Derek Lane on 23/06/2022 19:23:33

Thread: Antivirus and VPN
23/06/2022 17:14:25

Thank you guys will look at those suggested

Posted by John Hinkley on 23/06/2022 16:18:36:


I have been using McAfee for several years, ever since my bank gave away a year's subscription with its online banking. I've have had no reason to doubt its efficiency though it did get some bad press a couple of years ago. Naturally, you have to pay, but at present it covers up to (I think) five devices. I get the impression that you are after a free application, in which case, I believe AVG offer a basic free version, but I have no experience with it.


I am not worried if I have to pay for it as long as it does what it is meant to. It was just the case of as Norton was free for a year why pay extra now it has run out I was just seeking recommendations from others at what they used

23/06/2022 14:43:58

I need to get some antivirus and VPN protection as the one that comes free with the computer has just about expired.

What do you use and what are your thoughts on it so recommendations appreciated.

It would be nice if I can use it on at least 4 devices

Edited By Derek Lane on 23/06/2022 14:44:42

Thread: Book on lathe operation ?
20/06/2022 09:52:21

A member here gave me a copy of "The amateurs lathe by Sparey" (forgive me I can't remember the members name).

It has been a great help even if it is a little dated most of the information still applies.

I have also picked up some very useful information on U tube but you need to know which are are the ones that give the correct information.

Thread: Black and Decker hammer drill
16/06/2022 14:32:01

I know that you have now got it off but I use the same method as Sandy put the largest allen key that will fit and tighten it up and then give it a good tap to release that is assuming that you can tighten the chuck .

Thread: What Did you do Today 2022
16/06/2022 13:26:14
Posted by Nicholas Farr on 16/06/2022 12:37:44:

Hi Derek, like all your bowls etc, and your collet chuck backplate looks very neat too.

Regards Nick.

Thank you Nick just been looking at your camera bracket and trying to work out what the screw is in the first photo is for as it does not come through the cork or seem to hold anything

16/06/2022 09:48:55
Posted by Mick B1 on 15/06/2022 22:04:26:

Looks like top-class work - very nice pieces.


Thank you Mick, I can now buy some more tools for either of the hobbies, nothing like making money from something I enjoy doing

15/06/2022 21:19:12

Brought a collet chuck for the lathe so set to today after straining the brain doing some trigonometry and also with some help here by making a back plate for it well everything turned out right despite getting the DRO set up wrong to start with


Thread: WM280v PCD
15/06/2022 11:53:17

Thank you guys I have done a test drill in a piece of 1/8" steel and the first two attempts went totally wrong not through calculations but trying the circle function on the DRO so cracked that part of it.

I first tried 74.7mm which I had worked out and it was slightly off so went for the 75mm and it came out perfect.

All the information given was certainly very helpful.

I have now written this in the booklet that came with the lathe for further reference

15/06/2022 09:33:52
Posted by John Haine on 15/06/2022 08:59:09:

Why not use the cross slide micrometer dial? Put a point in the tool holder at centre height, align it to a centre in the h/s taper, then wind it out until it is aligned with the centre of a hole. Read off the PC radius from the dial (or PCD depending on how its calibrated). the BS eyeball is surprisingly accurate at judging relative position.

A good idea but it did help blow the cobwebs off of my trigonometry whether it was accurate is another thingdevil

Thread: A new Photography Competition
15/06/2022 09:29:31

Will the Photos and description be published as it may put some members off as they may not want them put into public domain as in the magazines

Thread: WM280v PCD
15/06/2022 08:57:51
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 15/06/2022 08:39:50:

My guess is that the nominal PCD might be 75mm

… if you share your raw measurements, everyone can have a go at working from those


The outside measurement of bolt to bolt is 72.8mm and the studs range from 7.4mm to 7.8mm so there is a little flexibility in measureing as they are classed as 8mm. These measurements are from the 4 jaw chuck for the machine. I have measure at least three time to come up with these

I have a spare piece of material that I could do a test drill on

15/06/2022 08:33:07

I have spent last evening trying to work out the PCD of the holes on my WM280v lathe. I have done a search with no luck unless I missed it.

I have measured the stud distance on the chuck backplate I have. and by working with that I seem to have worked out that the PCD is 74.70mm

I just need someone who may already know the correct measurement to confirm whether that is correct

It has been a very long time since I have done any trigonometry

Thread: What Did you do Today 2022
15/06/2022 08:21:59

More a case of what I did the weekend. A military show that myself and the wife attended with her knitting and my woodturning this is my other hobby and by doing things like this help give me a little extra to buy tools and the like for both the woodturning and some of my metal work.

I did however manage to pick up some gun bluing gel which I will try and a couple of gun brushes which I can use

The only problem is I do like to get into the workshop and work on the Rob Roy but can't have it both ways




Thread: Getting old, selling lathe
13/06/2022 08:18:04

Sorry to hear of your medical problems just keep fighting and whatever you do do not loose your sense of humour.

Is there no way of adapting the workshop so you could at least make small things to keep your hand in. Sorry just thinking out aloud.

I am sure that whatever you contribute to the forum will be well recieved

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