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: universal pillar tool long arm castings|
Sorry but I thought that the idea behind GHTs Upt was the fact that it was for model makers. If you want bigger use a run of the mill drilling machine, it will also have a decent size column.
|Thread: Silver solder? ....... or what?|
Robert, your father would not have used silicon bronze to oxy cast iron he would have used manganese bronze, very similar to look at but very different behaviour on cast iron.
|Thread: Dividing this would have been an interesting exercise !!|
Is it possibly a bahtinov mask
|Thread: Belt lacing clips|
Lathes .co .uk have a belt supplier.
|Thread: Knurling tool|
|Thread: 16mm Indexable tool holders|
+1 for j b cutting tools and definitely Iscar or kennemetal tips.
|Thread: Boat fittings...window frames.|
Have you tried using thick walled tube and machining a step in it, part off, anneal and form the shape as before. You then are able to insert the frame and have a frame trim on the outside.
|Thread: 1.5 allchin lubricator|
Reeves list several lubricators
|Thread: Sealant or gasket material|
Jason please don’t use diy silicone it’s full of acid, use automotive gasket silicone it’s chemistry is different no corrosive elements.
|Thread: Knurling tool|
Made the Hemingway/Marco version during lockdown, what a revelation I thought my knurling were passable before but now their pretty to look at and repeatable which is useful as generally there’s more than one on most jobs. Nice kit to make.
|Thread: Moving vice on mill table....|
If the mill is not complaining (noisy) when this happens I think I would go for hold down problems, but as somebody said previously are your cuts too ambitious and are the cutters sharp. Plus one for the paper but not thick.
|Thread: Use Chequer (Tread) Plate as Roofing Sheet?|
DMB , Treadplate comes in several thicknesses.
|Thread: ELLIOTT 10M SHAPING MACHINE|
Sorry but don’t have a problem I can add up and take away as I am over three score years and ten!!
Mark , My 10M is a late machine 1976!! so it is metric but still uses imp screws. The vert screw is 11/16 dia x 8 tpi. The dials are marked 3.2 mm per rev which proves the 8 tpi. Hope this is of help.
|Thread: cylinder bore lapping|
Tug, Didn’t think it would be long before you spotted this one!!!
|Thread: governor for steam engine|
I would imagine that that the 90 dog fitting would be fitted to the steam chest as it would make the governor rigidly fitted and the steam inlet from below as it already seems to have a pipe fitting attached to it. And possibly turn the top half of the governor round 180 dog to put the belt pulley more over the top of the engine making for an easier belt run.
|Thread: Source of scale checker plate?|
Blackgates used to sell it in 3 sizes but it was a fair while ago.
|Thread: Taig Backshaft Project|
Just wondering what you are doing to warrant 50 rpm? I spent my time on the bearings etc to get it to 9800rpm, fantastic for 1mm shafts!
|Thread: Running needle roller bearings|
If it’s for a hot air engine where friction is your enemy would you be better to use ball races, much less contact area than needle rollers. And you can buy them with different clearances.
|Thread: AA batteries|
I thought it was more that the battery boxes in stuff made in you know where are a bit scant on dims. American stuff that takes batts is ok, or mine is!!
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