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Thread: Are these Flexispeed accessories?
25/07/2021 17:47:47

Blimey Neil that was a long time ago, I’m a norwich boy and have a hard job remembering that!

Thread: Useful?
25/07/2021 17:45:08

Stationarysteam boys might like it,

Thread: Centre Drill Leaves a “Pip” - Sometimes
23/07/2021 20:45:06

I’ve taken to using 3 mm carbide drill shanks with 3 facets ground at 45deg leaving a sharp point at the end, it gives you a lovely small divet for the drill bit. Cancer machines use this method for small holes and you should see the price of the bit or not.

Thread: New Chuck won’t screw on
21/07/2021 18:24:17

All backplates that I have bought from non genuine suppliers have needed work!!!

Thread: Lumps of aluminium and brass
14/07/2021 21:21:24

Find a local machine shop go with a couple of tenners in your pocket and you go home with headlights pointing skywards.

Thread: Rotaform spin fixture collet ID competition
14/07/2021 21:16:58

Photo could be handy.

Thread: Testing the Euro / IOSS
14/07/2021 21:14:50

What’s IOSS.?

Thread: Lathe cover
14/07/2021 21:12:23

No covers use hydraulic oil as cutting oil problem disappears

Thread: Milling on a Lathe with a Vertical Slide
14/07/2021 21:09:08

I’ve found that if you have to use through punches do not hold them at the end hold next to the material.

Thread: Mystery micrometer
14/07/2021 21:06:18

The second photo looks like it could be set in tube Mike configuration.

Thread: Bearing Location - Pulley or mounting block
11/07/2021 11:45:00

As a Peatol user I am interested to know the use of this. Personally I would have the pulley fixed to the shaft and the bearings fitted to the block with retaining caps/plates/screwed rings. If the block is bored with a hole clearance size for the shaft and a stepped bore for the bearing minus 5 thou screwed cover plates would do the job and make for ease of maintenance.

Thread: Powder coating quality of finish
10/07/2021 14:56:31

Apparently it’s the time taken to heat (slowly) that has a big bearing on finish, a company round my way I use gets a finish like glass!

Thread: Drill sharpening?
08/07/2021 21:12:04

After you have done your 4 facets put a secondary point angle in and your drills will last even longer!!

Thread: Randa lathe missing back gear
07/07/2021 09:03:27

Out of interest flat drive belts are still made, they are made from a modern oil proof material and usually coloured green. Try transmission suppliers/ bearing suppliers like Hayley’s etc.

Thread: Tool post height
07/07/2021 08:57:20

You could also mill the bottom inside edge from the toolholder, I believe they used to sell them already modified.

06/07/2021 19:16:20

Why would you weaken the tip holder?

Thread: advice old British motorcycle
06/07/2021 16:55:29

Best of luck by the way you can't beat the grin factor.

06/07/2021 16:54:37

Spares are available for most old brit bikes BSA, Norton,Triumph Velocette and AJS seem the best catered for. A lot of the spares are cottage industry made, there is a lot less cheap foreign parts about now, they have killed themselves off by their reputation. I myself make chronometric internals and have done for 30 years thought it would die off before me but now I'm not so sure. Lockdown passed me by as so many people got round to that bike that had bee in there for 20 plus years. personally i would recommend 12v electrics and electronic ignition.

Thread: Earthing Issue on new machine
06/07/2021 16:43:54

I bought a lovely piece of equipment from a reputable american supplier, nicely finished, painted etc. but wouldn't power up and on inspection found that the lovely paint finish was also a lovely HR for the earth conn. Easy fix but just proves that a 4 figure priced piece of equipment was never powered up on completion, which they confirmed, they only test the component parts before assembly!!!!

Thread: Universal thread cutting
04/07/2021 23:17:04

If only short lengths are screwcut why not use 33 and 34 tooth wheels on the output after the tumbler, I thought this was pretty standard practice?

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