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Member postings for bernard towers

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Thread: Tailstock turret
01/02/2021 23:19:01

As you say it can get a bit crowded with 6 but there will come a day when you wish you had them,until then leave a gap between tools.

Thread: Myford drive belt
30/01/2021 17:07:58

Can’t understand your reasoning Noel, some Machine manufacturers use them from new,and they don’t get a set in them when not used for a while. My Fenner one has been on my S7 for close to 20 years!!

Thread: Machine corrosion protection
30/01/2021 16:54:11

Waste of time using engine oil it absorbs moisture better off using hydraulic oil.

Thread: Repairing stripped thread in Walker Turner bandsaw
26/01/2021 22:44:34

Through hole helicoil inserts are different to the blind hole version, they have a center coil that is kinked outwards to hold it in position. I have used them with great success. Have a word with the man at Tracy tools who specialises in inserts.

Thread: Air Compressor Warning
24/01/2021 22:39:38

You could fit an adv as they do on trucks!

Thread: 2 Durham and north yorkshire
23/01/2021 17:35:51

from memory it should look like this. sorry for the poor drawing but can't get veto the engine to take photo.d&ny.jpeg

Thread: Lathe cabinet/box
21/01/2021 19:52:44


21/01/2021 19:51:53


21/01/2021 19:51:21

Sorry the phots have disappeared, will have another go

21/01/2021 19:50:36

Try this one,I have made Guys catches but find them a bit of a PITA.

Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
21/01/2021 10:44:30

If you think telescope are bad try riding mine with 1/4 elliptic front end!

Thread: Myford spindle rectification or replacement
21/01/2021 09:39:03

Sorry but can’t see your problem, spindle thread is not for concentricity the the longitudal and cross registers look after that. Measuring a collet chuck runout that far from the spindle I am not surprised at those readings. As for the readings from the chuck how old did you say your lathe was?

Thread: Bench Top Honing & Lapping Machine
20/01/2021 19:05:54

Well done Graham something different and useful, also something to do with metal for a change. Look forward to updates.

Thread: Marine Engine Flywheel Fixing
18/01/2021 20:53:32

Our leak compound has a keyed flange on the crank with two M8 socket headed grubscrews screwed through the flange directly over the key. Lateral movement is taken care of by the prop shaft thrust bearing mounted on a keel block.

Thread: Advice on best approach to milling recess in end bar
18/01/2021 20:44:49

What if you start with he job vertical and finish up as per the last post then position job horizontal you would only be left with two tiny radiussed corners.

Thread: Drawing for a whistle
14/01/2021 23:01:21

I made a 2 inch siren for mine and it drives the local dogs mad but I can’t hear it!!. Some things just don’t scale.

Thread: What nut and bolt material?
14/01/2021 22:55:19

Sorry Tony but not all stainless is rustless. Check with a magnet

Edited By bernard towers on 14/01/2021 22:56:03

14/01/2021 12:43:03

I make and fit a lot of stainless fittings and never have trouble with galling because when assembled all parts are lubricated with either copaslip or hydraulic oil. How blingy they look is entirely up to you, as machined, scotchbrited or polished. Scotchbrited finish is good on vintage bikes as it looks close to nickel. Don’t forget that corrosion resistance is greater the more highly polished it is

Thread: peatol/taig parts
12/01/2021 22:10:22

I phoned peter (Peatol) last week and ordered quite a bit of stuff, just waiting for it to arrive.

Thread: Wallaby crankshaft
11/01/2021 18:02:51

Jason, thanks for the info but £25 for 6 inches is a bit rich for me!

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