Here is a list of all the postings Vic has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Replacing a Canon printer with a Brother Laser?|
I used to operate an expensive Canon colour laser years ago at work and it was very good at colour graphics but still not as good as an Inkjet for colour photos. They were passable in things like documents though.
|Thread: Elliot omnimill horizontal lead screw|
I’m not sure of the machine, it may have been a VMC, but it was retrofitted with a ball screw. Not simple as I remember but quite doable as they say.
|Thread: Milling Vice Location|
Where do you position your vice on the table? Mine stays in the middle but it may have been helpful today having it off centre by several inches. Anyone do this?
|Thread: Buffing and Polishing|
I’ve used these folks.
Good prices, great service and lots of useful information on the website.
|Thread: Milling machines - western-made s/h recommendations up to £2k|
If you can get one in good condition these are very good and likely the inspiration for some Far East mills.
As for floors, concrete is horrible under foot compared to wood. I’ve had several of the former and now use the latter although it is on a concrete foundation. My Warco VMC works happily on it.
|Thread: Low head Cap Screws|
I’ve done a Google image search for Low Head Socket Screws and out of dozens of images only one or two appear to have what you may expect to be an over size socket. I’m guessing the images on eBay are something of an anomaly. As Michael says they may not be that strong even if available. I’ll make do.
It seems the answer to this question is nobody knows.
In this instance I’m particularly interested in M5 socket screws. Standard cap head socket screws take a 4mm hex driver. Both low head and countersunk screws of the same size (M5) take a hex driver one size smaller - 3mm.
I just happened to notice in the pictures shown on eBay that some low head screws seem to have a socket for the standard size driver, or at least noticeably bigger than the others. I have two choices I suppose, buy a small quantity and see what arrives or ask the vendor and trust in the reply!
low head socket screws that accept standard drivers for their metric thread are an obvious advantage to me in that I don’t need to keep a separate hex driver to hand.
Thanks to all that replied.
Do all Low Head Cap Screws have the same size hex socket? I would have assumed so but looking on eBay some seem to have larger sockets?
|Thread: YouTube stuff....|
I have made a note and will watch a couple. Some interesting topics for sure. Thanks for the heads up.
|Thread: Windows for the scrap bin?|
After buying my first iPad I was hooked on using a tablet. We still have a desktop for some jobs but it doesn’t get used nearly as much now. Some of the top end iPads are billed as laptop replacements and I’m not surprised. Battery life in particular is very good.
|Thread: Eccentric Engineering T-blade parting tool: A+|
I bought the Chronos version as well and found it very good.
|Thread: Collet chuck for Chester 920 Lathe|
Whatever you do Erik, don’t be put off. I’ve found the ER32 collet Chuck I bought for my lathe invaluable. The collets also get used on my Milling machine and WW lathe as well as a spindexer and collet blocks.
|Thread: Poor Surface finish|
Yes agreed Buffer. I have both bought and Home made Tangential tools and they work very well. I particularly appreciate the built in height adjustment so works great in a four way tool post. I’ve even turned HSS in my lathe with one using a carbide cutter.
Here’s an idea for you to try Ace.
|Thread: DTI's Its all in the name|
According to an article I read some years ago by a company called Long Island Indicator, Mitutoyo don’t make particularly good indicators anyway. Perhaps your Miluloyo is better, but I doubt it somehow!
|Thread: ER Collet choices|
Agreed. Sometimes though when using small cutters you get more “daylight” around the cutter to see what you’re doing if it’s mounted in a collet Chuck. I chose ER32 as there seem to be lots of fixtures and fittings in this size. The collets get used on the mill and the lathe.
|Thread: Slip gauges from Banggood|
I mentioned this to a friend at HMRC many years ago. At the time, the VAT in Germany was 18% and I asked if I would get a bill for the other 2% and he said it was possible but unlikely unless it was a very expensive item. The item, £800, came through without any further charges.
|Thread: ebay purchases : VAT|
Another order arrived safely today, some ER collets from China. This time it took a couple of weeks so still not bad. It must be a coincidence but post Brexit orders from China seem to be getting here quicker!
|Thread: Indexable tool insert replacements|
You’re not wrong!
|Thread: Fuel Resistant Filament|
What about making a soldered brass one like many old carbs used to have?
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