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Thread: Sad News : John Wilding
19/02/2021 22:58:23

Very sad but at least most of his know how is in print

Thread: Belt tension
15/02/2021 13:33:52

Also do the profiles match, I believe there are at least two profile shapes!!

Thread: Could I try an IC engine?
15/02/2021 13:30:22

Sorry not kept up with the thread but the Westbury jig is in ME 12th July 1962 pages 56/7, if you need copies I will scan and send plus a photo of my jig. Note this is for cam flanks.

Thread: Roller skate bearings.
14/02/2021 22:49:36

Surely ceramic ball races were originally introduced for gas turbines as the hey coped with the dirty atmosphere that the engine breathed. Ceramic balls crush the foreign bodies where steel balls skid.

Thread: Vfd advice please
14/02/2021 13:45:09

The traverse direction dictates whether the table moves on the cut or return stroke!

Thread: Could I try an IC engine?
13/02/2021 21:46:09

Try the Westbury Jig. It is lathe orientated.

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2021
12/02/2021 22:44:36

gun black is very fussy about cleanliness, I got better results with a hot soda bath first ( do not touch the parts with your hands). But nothing beats the black it kit.

Thread: MEW issue 301
11/02/2021 18:40:51

301 through the door today but post still very sporadic, seems the van with parcels one day then postie with letters the next

Thread: Sheared screw in wood
08/02/2021 13:19:33

Don’t forget to make crossgrain dowels to give the screws something to grip!

Thread: MEW 300 IS HERE !
04/02/2021 16:53:01

I live in good old Norfolk and have still not seen MEW300

Thread: Economy Spiral Flute Taps?
02/02/2021 22:42:55

The most economical spiral flute tap is the dearest one you can afford, it will pay you back many times!

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

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