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Thread: Lathe run out
10/05/2021 18:46:43

Not sure where you’re coming from.? When is it turning tapers chuck mounted or tailstock supported

Thread: casting identification
10/05/2021 18:26:58

Might pay you to ask Kirk from Hemingway he has lots of info on castings

Thread: silver soldering
10/05/2021 18:23:54

Ditch the tenacity 5 for easy flow especially on small jobs. Flux will go glassy and then seem to disappear that’s the point when it all happens.

Thread: Cutting holes in copper
10/05/2021 09:33:50

What’s wrong with a 1 inch step drill?

Thread: MT end mills slightly corroded
08/05/2021 18:40:29

you don't make it clear if they are tanged or threaded, the ones I have are tanged and are under the bench and thats where they will stay

Thread: Cheap Calliper which holds reading
08/05/2021 18:33:44

good luck with butchering a calliper they are B hard. Horizontal scale on my peatol has been in use for at least 10 years and they come with the holes in them Bonus!!!

Thread: Shipping to the EU - beware!
06/05/2021 21:10:30

See what Malcom Turnbull (ex Aussie Prime Minister) has to say about dealing with the EU!!

Thread: How to grind dies for a Coventry die head
05/05/2021 18:49:08

Looking for a height gauges for 5/16 dies if anyone has one

Thread: Can one buy pliers with parallel jaws that lock like mol
05/05/2021 18:34:47

Why not drill the handles of photo 1 and fit a threaded bar arrangement or a cam?

Thread: Unusual Trammel Tool??
05/05/2021 17:19:55

Page 134 of the above

Thread: Bernard Towers' Lantern Chuck
30/04/2021 19:37:53

sorry Richard but the 1.2 dimension does not appear on my original drawing. the mix of dims are there to enable people to imagine the sizes as some people think in imperial and some in metric. It looks like you have made a good job of it and I hope it gives you pleasure using it. Try putting your screws in with tweezers.

Thread: oil blackening
29/04/2021 22:12:35

+ 1 for chemical blacking

Thread: Which type/brand of razor blades stay sharp longest? (cutting card/greyboard)
29/04/2021 13:58:18

The ones that stay sharp the longest are the ones that don’t get used!!

Thread: What odd grease?
29/04/2021 13:57:10

Best bet ring Shell and ask them.

Thread: Four facet drill grinding.
28/04/2021 00:00:54

Thanks Brian, Article has been half written fo ages perhaps I should finish it!

Thread: Cutting Knurling tool.
26/04/2021 19:37:57

I built one in the recent past from an article and it must be MEW as its the only one I take but had lots of trouble getting it to work so made the super Hemingway one brilliant and repeatable results.

Thread: Four facet drill grinding.
26/04/2021 17:14:27

DAG Brown has done articles in the past but there is one in ME Jan/Feb 1995 by Roland Gyllander from Sweden. i have made his jig but found it susceptible to variable hand pressure so have adapted it to fit directly on the T and C table removing the variable hand pressure problem. I have made a start on a article for MEW about the adaption but not finished yet! and sometimes think people have had enough of four facet articles. if interested drop me a PM

Thread: Parting off 25mm copper
25/04/2021 21:46:55

+1 for WD40

Thread: Press fit sizing
25/04/2021 12:31:22

I’m with Phil P , oilite bushes go into standard sized reamed holes.

Edited By bernard towers on 25/04/2021 12:31:48

Thread: Drilled Hole Tolerances
24/04/2021 19:02:30

sorry Howard but my experience of Dormer drills is very variable, some are good others are b awful, very obvious when put on my cutter grinder jig.

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