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Member postings for bernard towers

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: J & S surface grinder - refurbishment
11/05/2022 17:34:52

We used to repair petrol tanks by tinning with lead solder (large preheated iron) and then soldering on brass repair sheet pieces. Never had petrol leaks and that will get out of anywhere!!

Thread: Boxford AUD/BUD single phase conversion
10/05/2022 19:57:10

sometimes photo orientation can just be a matter of being left handed especially if you are using an iPad or similar as most devices are made for right handers (they Arte the ones who ask you to do up an awkward nut for them)!!!

Thread: Ball bearing cups for bicycle hubs ?
10/05/2022 19:50:42

I have made these for vintage bikes over the last 25 years and to my knowledge they are still running. I make mine in a similar vein to Hopper.

Thread: Marker pens
09/05/2022 17:53:50

Use Dykem the lines show up well

Edited By bernard towers on 09/05/2022 17:54:11

Thread: Easy power tailstock feed for your lathe
09/05/2022 17:50:37

There has been one in the past fitted to a Myford with a bracket fitted to the lower front portion of the tailstock and a connecting piece fitted to a t slot on the crosslide, was always going to make one but its still on the list!

Thread: Adding a leadscrew to a lathe ?
09/05/2022 17:06:34

Look at deansphotgrafia site this shows Taig leadscrew fitting.

Thread: Do they exist?
09/05/2022 17:04:17

I am a fan of Starrett tools but the Wiggler I got from them was definitely a tea break job, the collet closing nut was so out of spec that you could push it uo and down the threads if you didn't have a probe fitted. Just for 5he hell of it I made a new one and hardened and blacked it. Totally different tool now and nice to use.

Thread: Tyres
09/05/2022 16:57:50

MOT centres are not allowed to pump up your tyres

Thread: Cleaning Injectors
06/05/2022 23:32:50

Yes the cone extractor is the tool to use

Thread: Spindle depth stop
05/05/2022 21:41:52

Im with Jason on this don't make it too complicated.

Thread: Lever operated tailstock for Clarke CL430/500M
04/05/2022 20:58:02

sorry Mike but you have missed the point. The lever gives you sensitivity and power if needed. On the point of clogging drill flutes they tend to get clogged when the swarf is fine not when the drill is cutting at its optimum where the swarf tends to be stiff and strong so follows the flutes more readily and and has been stated is easy to peck drill .

Thread: making spindle bearings
03/05/2022 14:01:04

oilite blanks are still available from bearing suppliers

Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
01/05/2022 21:03:04

Not quite as quick as Windy (Happy Birthday) but have done a few miles on the bike today, not as warm as I thought, ended up with white fingers but the coffee was good!!

Thread: Which Collet Chuck?
01/05/2022 13:33:05

A two piece has to be the way to go especially from the No 2 MT size downwards. The Clarkson 2mt collet chuck has left hand threads on the back of the holder so after tightening the drawbar the Lh threaded nut was screwed up to the machine spindle increasing rigidity. I have a small mill no1 mt with a threaded nose so I have a nut on the spindle and bring that down to the collet chuck, same thing in revers to Clarkson. But all this is not needed if you go the two piece route.

Thread: 75mm x 2000mm Belt Linisher Build Thread
30/04/2022 19:29:20

Why don't you anodise its a simple process you only need weak sulphuric and a powers supply.

Thread: Create a "transfer"
29/04/2022 14:28:48


\Does the nail varnish only go onto the printed design or could you spray it on ?

Thread: Rent free Oxy Acetylene bottles
29/04/2022 14:25:19

I was a B O C customer for for 45 years and am now with Hobbyweld, wish I'd made the move earlier!!!

Thread: What insert tool
27/04/2022 22:33:43

Who is LMS??

Thread: Motor size
27/04/2022 22:30:40

NT 3/4 hp on mine for the last 7 years and I haven't stalled it yet (and I do try). I machine a lot of stainless and it takes it in its stride.

Thread: Size of a Boxford metric Lead Screw
27/04/2022 16:00:18

the company I used last is Moore International, surprisingly cheap!!!

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