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Member postings for Vic

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: Another ER32 chuck question..
05/06/2020 15:06:40

I’ve got a number of ER 32 Chucks. Flange for the MW lathe, MT3 for the mill and MT2 for the WW lathe.

Thread: Using Counterbores
05/06/2020 11:06:37

From a purely aesthetic point of view standard metric counterbores don’t produce a very neat result. I’ve therefore used a variety of other tools including some home made ones to produce something that looks a bit better.

Thread: Another ER32 chuck question..
04/06/2020 10:12:06

It’s best if you can get a flange mount chuck for your lathe if you can. This means you can pass long stock right through the chuck and head stock spindle. This is the type of thing:


Thread: Sandvik Torx Plus Size
31/05/2020 21:29:10

M2 Torx Are easily lost so its worth getting some spares.

Thread: Measuring Set
31/05/2020 21:23:41

It was just a heads up Mick, I didn’t study all the bits. I have all the measuring stuff I need.

Thread: Workshop Gloves
31/05/2020 19:03:25

I did a Government training course many years ago and gloves were forbidden in any of the workshops that had rotating machinery and included the truck and car mechanics workshops. It was still covered by HSE documents the last time I looked. Things change I suppose but gloves only used to be worn for “rough handling” in the building trades when I was younger. Glove wearing by Americans seems mandatory these days even if you’re only using a screwdriver. thinking

Thread: Sandvik Torx Plus Size
31/05/2020 18:38:44

I’ve bought a dozen M2.5 screws with a driver for about £3 on the auction site. The better ones seem to be made in Taiwan.

Thread: Measuring Set
31/05/2020 15:04:45

I don’t know how this compares price wise buying the individual items but it may be worth looking at for someone just starting out?

Measuring Set

Thread: Machine Tool Peripheral Hoists
28/05/2020 13:12:27

I’ve just had a quick look and it doesn’t look that clever to me.

Thread: Harrison M300 single phase from new
27/05/2020 15:14:22

I must be missing something but why not just run the lathe as it was made? I’ve used an M300 at my old job and are a lovely machine.

Thread: trepan tool?
25/05/2020 10:40:04

Thanks very much for the links folks, I’ll have a look.

24/05/2020 23:03:03

Have you got a link please Pete?

Thread: The sneering detractors
24/05/2020 17:21:01

I very rarely comment on YouTube videos even if I see something amiss. I should do really I suppose but it’s not worth arguing over. Same on social media. The thing I will pull folks up on is rudeness.

24/05/2020 15:48:07
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 21/05/2020 14:55:24:

This is a tricky one!

Surely we know that the Internet has serious quality problems? A fair percentage of material published on the web is unbalanced. Well-meaning or not, it's littered with mistakes, misunderstandings, naiveties, incompetence, Payola, faulty logic, safety hazards, and fake news. Some youtube videos containing good advice are unwatchable due to poor presentation, whilst others are convincingly slick but plain wrong. It's often hard to tell the difference between beginners blundering along as they learn from whizz-kids who really knows their stuff.

So what should forum members do about flawed information on the web? Personally I think it wrong to pretend all is well. An engineering hobby is about best practice and truth, not covering up because we like people, or admire their enthusiasm. No reason not to be polite though.

In that spirit I try to be clear it's the engineering I criticise, not the individuals! Personally I positively welcome being corrected because I get stuff wrong and misspeak rather more than I like. An important advantage of the forum is peer review. If I stick a carp video on the web, innocents will fall for it. If I post poor stuff here, there are several capable of putting me right and willing to do so. Well done them, because forum quality is all the better for it! Sad my ego is so badly bruised I often cry myself to sleep, but the end justifies the means.

Can't comment on Steve Jordan's work - never watched any of his videos.


You’re going to surprise me one day Dave by being wrong. Today is not the day - again! smiley

Thread: New Mill - Starter Tooling
24/05/2020 11:17:14

Thanks Martin, we crossed in the ether again! smiley

24/05/2020 11:00:42

You make a good point Martin. I bought a MT2 ER32 chuck for my WW lathe but never thought of using it in the tailstock of my MW lathe. It is threaded M10 though so not sure if it will self eject? I do have one of those screw in tangs but it’s M12 to suit the stuff for my mill. Anyone know where I can get an M10 screw in Tang for not much folding?

Edit: I think I can make a tang from a suitable bolt. smiley

Edited By Vic on 24/05/2020 11:16:18

24/05/2020 10:21:46

I would have said a Spin Indexer but it’s ER32.


I chose ER32 for my lathe initially as the maximum bore is only 20mm. Luckily there are lots of other stuff that size so I’ve bought ER32 chucks for my Mill and WW lathe, square and hex collet blocks and the spin indexer. Although expensive I’ve also found over size ER32 collets so the maximum I can grip is now 25mm.

Thread: Made a pair of basic V blocks.
22/05/2020 20:13:53

Nice job Ron. yes

Thread: Logging in
19/05/2020 10:19:37

This websites software is really perverse at times. I have not had to log in at all for well over a month, probably 6 or 7 weeks until yesterday. Today I had to log in and made a post and then got logged out within a minute! As usual sometimes the “remember me” button is available and sometimes it’s not. I bet many software vendors would struggle to produce such a random product on purpose ...

Thread: Using large dies
19/05/2020 10:00:28

I had difficulty cutting a thread with a 3/4” UNC Tap In aluminium alloy recently.

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