Here is a list of all the postings bernard towers has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Mitutoyo Spring Promotion|
Beware the callipers are or seem to be metric only!!
|Thread: Pins for a knurling tool - how hard should they be?|
If you have the wheels make a clamp type tool , much more predictable/ repeatable and definitely kinder to your machine
|Thread: Milling machine thoughts?|
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?|
Anneal it first
|Thread: Steel type(s) used in mnfr of Hydraulic Cylinder shafts|
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?|
Didn’t know anodising changed dimension, mine doesn’t,!!
|Thread: Gluing Aluminium|
Any reason why you don’t use technoweld or similar?
|Thread: My easy solution to No More Clogged Spray Paint Rattle Cans|
Let me know where you get it for a fiver a gallon
|Thread: Myford dividing kit|
|Thread: ML7 Hand Crank / Wheel?|
A friend of mine has a Boxford with a handwheel fitted behind the chuck! It looks like a standard fitting.
|Thread: Small Poppet Valves|
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|
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|
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,!
|Thread: WHERE ARE THE SHAPER USERS ?|
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|
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|
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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