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Thread: Mitutoyo Spring Promotion
20/04/2021 19:36:29

Beware the callipers are or seem to be metric only!!

Thread: Pins for a knurling tool - how hard should they be?
18/04/2021 12:38:20

If you have the wheels make a clamp type tool , much more predictable/ repeatable and definitely kinder to your machine

Thread: Milling machine thoughts?
06/04/2021 22:50:31

As I cannot tilt my millhead so therefore tilt my work I would think must be easier when you think of the number of times you use the mill in standard mode compared to tilted, then with the added complication of tramming to set it back to vertical.

Thread: Bending brass - hot, warm or cold?
06/04/2021 22:29:29

Anneal it first

Thread: Dykem
01/04/2021 08:58:57


Thread: Steel type(s) used in mnfr of Hydraulic Cylinder shafts
31/03/2021 23:47:00

Not absolutely sure but think it might be EN8 but might be an idea to contact a hydraulic company which could give you contacts to manufacturers.

Thread: Taps with plus sizes?
31/03/2021 21:39:57

Didn’t know anodising changed dimension, mine doesn’t,!!

Thread: Gluing Aluminium
31/03/2021 08:56:39

Any reason why you don’t use technoweld or similar?

Thread: My easy solution to No More Clogged Spray Paint Rattle Cans
29/03/2021 23:45:41

Let me know where you get it for a fiver a gallon

Thread: Myford dividing kit
29/03/2021 23:36:14


29/03/2021 23:31:49

You could do this then you would have a dividing head for the millf2e2ee0e-4241-4291-9904-9e24f6b697c2.jpeg

Thread: ML7 Hand Crank / Wheel?
28/03/2021 09:59:38

A friend of mine has a Boxford with a handwheel fitted behind the chuck! It looks like a standard fitting.

27/03/2021 20:30:21

Try this2574ff54-d54e-49f9-95ce-836631e5502a.jpeg

Thread: Small Poppet Valves
26/03/2021 13:19:15

When I turn parts with small stems I first turn to the head size then turn the stem in one cut with cutting oil and very fine feed. I have done this successfully from a 3/16 blank down to 0.025” and made 100 of them. Leaving the blank a reasonably large size gives you the support.

Thread: Pressure Turning
24/03/2021 18:45:02

Yes I have done this in the past but your blanks need to be close to size as depth of cut has to be quite small but yes it does work

Thread: Which lathe to purchase
24/03/2021 17:38:59

Howard, Please don’t tell people that you can do small work on a big lathe, you obviously haven’t tried sub 1 mm holes on a 21” DSG,!

21/03/2021 17:26:29

8780a542-caa0-4599-9cb5-3c8cf1f5c6b3.jpegFirst photo vert feed second horizon feed

20/03/2021 22:31:18

Vertical feed is obtained by sliding the sleeve gear from its shaft and refitting it to the lower vacant shaft. Will try to take photos tomorrow.

Thread: 3-Jaw Chuck not running true - how to fix
20/03/2021 22:24:38

Why not try to resurrect it by grinding the jaws. In a previous issue of MEW it shows how to make a petal plate and from personal experience it’s nothing short of brilliant. I have done 3 chucks and have also lent it to 3 others who were really pleased with the results, what have you got to lose?

Thread: My Dog Doesn't Bit
20/03/2021 22:17:10

Try Machinery Handbook. I have done it a couple of times for internal handlebar controls for vintage American bikes, it’s a bit of a faff but involves gearing your workpiece to handwheel turns which in turn ( sorry) moves the x direction giving you you’re spiral which self ejects saving your pinkies

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