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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

Thread: Practice material for a newbie
24/05/2021 11:04:08

Why not steel?. Get yourself some EN1A leaded and some brass/ Ali 6082 T6. You will find Delrin/Acetal quite expensive but nice to work with. Macc Models are a good supplier

Thread: Stent T&C Refurb (also need Wiring Help)
21/05/2021 23:17:42

You only need cutter holders with round holes the size of the corner dims and 1 grubscrew to hold it in place. Or go the whole hog and dump the main shaft and make a new one with er collets then problem solved.

Thread: Boxford countershaft part required
20/05/2021 15:14:58

I assume when you say it broke that it is just in two pieces so why not repair it ( silver solder/ bronze weld) your comics are many, and if it’s only temporary put the lathe together and make a new one.

Thread: Any info on this?
19/05/2021 21:31:24

BT ENGINEERINGused similar devices not with chain but wire rope and had portable tripods from which it was centrally hung. I think it was for large carriageway/ footway cover lifting

Thread: Pillar drill motor size?
18/05/2021 14:28:37

Drilling holes is about how sharp your drill just as much as horsepower and for stainless how slow can you get down to.?

18/05/2021 14:28:37

Drilling holes is about how sharp your drill just as much as horsepower and for stainless how slow can you get down to.?

Thread: 30 hour clock electric winder
18/05/2021 14:25:36

There’s a bit on electric winding in his turret clock book ,I used it as the basis for mine using more modern encased tilt switch

Thread: 45% Silver Solder for Jewelry?
14/05/2021 23:52:50

Of course what you must remember is that although the solder ingredients before use are not necessarily what is left after the joint is made some is burnt off. Best ask Keith Hale about that.

14/05/2021 23:52:12

Of course what you must remember is that although the solder ingredients before use are not necessarily what is left after the joint is made some is burnt off. Best ask Keith Hale about that.

Thread: Recommended Beginners Measuring Tool Set
14/05/2021 23:46:08

Regarding the auto dot punches they do move as it does two operations to mark the material, I made the one from a 1940’s model engineer which is semi auto. The operation of it means that you preload it before putting the point on your material then press the button for marking, this gives no recoil = no movement. The body is quite chunky but it works.

Thread: Shortening HSS drills
14/05/2021 23:36:20

Shortening jobber drills is ok for the odd job but they still flex as the shank is soft where the true stub drill is all hard

Thread: How to countersink on a Mill?
11/05/2021 22:20:43

I believe single hole demurrers/ counter sinks are elliptically sharpened

Thread: BA sizes
11/05/2021 22:07:53

4ba nut spinner. Come on lads you’ve missed a trick, make it from a socket head with a 1/4 socket.

Thread: Lathe run out
10/05/2021 18:46:43

Not sure where you’re coming from.? When is it turning tapers chuck mounted or tailstock supported

Thread: casting identification
10/05/2021 18:26:58

Might pay you to ask Kirk from Hemingway he has lots of info on castings

Thread: silver soldering
10/05/2021 18:23:54

Ditch the tenacity 5 for easy flow especially on small jobs. Flux will go glassy and then seem to disappear that’s the point when it all happens.

Thread: Cutting holes in copper
10/05/2021 09:33:50

What’s wrong with a 1 inch step drill?

Thread: MT end mills slightly corroded
08/05/2021 18:40:29

you don't make it clear if they are tanged or threaded, the ones I have are tanged and are under the bench and thats where they will stay

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