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Thread: Carb for single cylinder engine
02/07/2021 10:52:06

Just out of interest my Indian had a cork float with the brass hinge fittings glued in with strengtheners that looked like brass panel pins glued in as well, but as time passed flooding was getting a problem so I sourced a new,new one from the states which is 3d machined in some sort of fuel proof closed cell foam, still with the fittings glued in and has not been a problem for over 12 years. Perhaps this material might be a possibility.

Thread: Fusible plug in a 5" gauge copper boiler?
28/06/2021 22:15:36

I’m with bill why would you not have one?

Thread: Easy Start
28/06/2021 21:56:21

If you have to use easy start more than a couple of times you had better start looking for the real problem and yes I do speak from experience, 50+ years of it!

Thread: vertical slide mill MA68/1
25/06/2021 18:28:06

The circular spigot was available as a separate part, I have one which I use as a dust cap when the compound is taken off.

Thread: Lathe milling
24/06/2021 21:51:38

If you just want to do key ways why not make a cross drilling jig to fit the crosslide and do your key ways on that, which is the method I use. The jig is a robust piece of steel angle machined dead square with a piece of 3/4 x5/8 fixed to it horizontally at centre height. Bolt square to crosslide and machine V groove. Perfectly on centre and zero set up time. Can be tarted up a bit with front fence to aid squareness and if no t slots in crosslide make one of your fixingholes an arc slot so keys on tapers can be done or angular holes, only limited by your imagination. Best of luck.

Thread: Spiral Milling
16/06/2021 18:32:07

Done the same for one of my bikes a few years ago and got the gear tables from machinery handbook. An interesting job and very satisfying.

Thread: Cuttings an 8tpi thread in free cutting silver steel
14/06/2021 21:32:40

Would a live tooling approach work, still using a travelling steady as well??

Thread: Slipping ER25 collet and best practice
10/06/2021 21:40:00

Not trying to put a damper on the comments above but nobody has mentioned the cutters! ARE THEY SHARP. I have seen people using cutters in the past that are only fit for the bin and they quite happily complain about poor finish and cutters moving.!!

Thread: Sine bar
05/06/2021 13:59:14

I’m with J.H. I have sine bars and slips plus a wixey gauge, I’ll let you guess which one gets used the most!!!

Thread: Window on the World?
05/06/2021 11:08:56

As the mag is self contained you would have to draw wires from it internally, why would you want to do that?

Thread: Watchmaker's lathe belting advice
02/06/2021 23:09:04

Is it possible that your belt is too small a dia and only driving on the inside, if you get a belt a tight fit it will be driving on a larger surface area. Just a thought. I use them on UPT and t&c grinder with no problems.

Thread: Small drill honing jig
02/06/2021 22:52:08

Is this the one?. Works well once you are used to it, I fitted side cheeks to mine which are not on the very first drawings and a stop collar to set the depth.f07b9664-1333-4781-8b8c-11069dd79d7c.jpeg

Thread: Myford extension for spindle.
31/05/2021 22:16:12

I’ve got one of those, always assumed it was Myford it’s accurately made and have used it on the mill in various ways

Thread: Inexpensive inverter mig welders
29/05/2021 11:40:39

Sorry but no such thing as a good cheap mig welder, reliable current and wire speed control come at a premium!

Thread: Injector LBSC type
29/05/2021 11:37:44

+1 for Dag Browns book, well written all processes done step by step and the reasons why. Really interesting project and yes the work.

Thread: Mitutoyo Digital Callipers
26/05/2021 21:38:39

My caliper did the same as the first post so rang MIT and they supplied me with a new reader head for £40, job done good as new.

Thread: Boiler lagging
24/05/2021 11:20:56

If it’s kaowool I split mine down on my DNY so it is about 5/32 thick.

24/05/2021 11:20:55

If it’s kaowool I split mine down on my DNY so it is about 5/32 thick.

Thread: Bearings Online (Based in Scotland)
24/05/2021 11:08:15

Used them 3 weeks ago, all ok

Thread: The worst 'upcycling' tragedy ever?
24/05/2021 11:06:02

Hacksaw, you made me smile

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