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: How To Post Pictures/Photographs and Create Albums|
The default position for me for using an iPad has always been in landscape mode. For taking pictures with it I very very rarely take pictures in portrait mode. It’s simple to crop the photo afterwards with the photos app. I do the same with my iPhone but most mobile phone users shoot everything including video in portrait mode!? Why would you do that, particularly with video? I find it laughable that some people blame the hardware or software just because they don’t know how to use it correctly. It’s extremely rare to have to resize images either, IOS and IPad OS gives you an image size option when exporting.
I’ve never had any rotation problems with any of my iPhones or an iPads. Provided you hold the device with the lens at the top it displays correctly, at least it always has for me.
I already mentioned the mill is three phase (with invertor) and the table size in an earlier post. To add, the mill is in a garage with easy access although the property is in a fairly narrow lane.
I have begged the question if any of the vendors siblings have eBay accounts but not got a reply yet. Agreed that might be the best course of action for the machines.
There are some more photos in my Warco 1127 album if it’s of interest.
Interesting. There have been Bridgeports on eBay that have gone for much less. I’ve told the vendor that a dealer is the last resort.
I haven’t spoken to the vendor yet but I’m thinking £600 for the Lathe and £1,100 for the Mill. What do folks think?
I don’t want to get too involved in the sale and I don’t think the vendor is in a position to put them up on eBay or the like.
Failing a private sale they’ll be offered to a dealer.
I have a bit more information. Both machines seem to have been bought around 1985 from Semco in Southampton. The Mill is a Long Chung LC11/2VS with a 42” x 9” table. It’s three phase but connected to an inverter. Not sure of spindle taper but it’s got a Titanic chuck fitted.
The lathe is a Warco 1127 which is I believe single phase.
|Thread: Sanding belt cleaner|
We used to get a lot of pallets wrapped with plastic film where I used to work. It was such a shame to throw it all away so I thought “I wonder?” I saved some and rolled it up tight and tried it on a clogged sanding belt. Surprise, surprise it worked just as good as the bought belt cleaners. I’ve got enough rolled up to last me ages.
I’ve just bought the Kindle Copy for £3.99.
I’ve been invited to have a quick look at the machines and to take some better pictures. I will note access for removal and supply voltage if I can. Thanks for the comments so far.
They’re not my machines and I’ve only been passed the pictures. If the owner wants I’ll take some decent pictures. It’s Not a Bridgeport, just that type. At least that was what I was told verbally.
I’ve been asked if I can help with the sale of a couple of machines. I don’t yet have the full details but thought I’d start a thread anyway with a couple of pictures. First is a Warco lathe and the second is a Bridgeport style Mill. Further details when I get them. Machines are located in the New Forest.
|Thread: 123 Blocks|
Just seen this video, may be of help to others?
|Thread: Making parting off tools|
I’ve tried several types of parting tools and these are without doubt the best I’ve tried so far. If it’s really hard stock then I’ll use an insert parting tool.
|Thread: NEW LOOK COVER FOR MEW|
Get rid of the chainsaw rubbish at the top would be my suggestion.
|Thread: I am going to buy a mill….Decisions, Decisions !!|
Given your list I’d find the extra couple of hundred beer tokens and buy my Warco VMC again. Having used several full sized millers I can’t contemplate using a machine with a head that moves up and down. The VMC was well over budget when I bought it but I’m so glad I spent the extra money. Good luck with whatever you decide.
|Thread: Single phase milling machine recommendations|
I had an old Omnimill that I rewired to run on single phase and it worked fine. Apparently you only get about 80% of the rated power doing this but I never stalled it or noticed the motor slow down. Easily done, after swapping some wires you just need a large capacitor across two of the windings.
|Thread: I may be stupid but|
Many wood turning scroll chucks only have two holes. Some use a pinion like an engineering chuck but my two of differing makes don’t have them, the key drives the scroll directly.
|Thread: Timing Belt|
By a process of elimination I think I may have found something. I took a measurement of 575mm long and 576mm seems to be a standard length. Pitch and width also seem about right. I quite like the price as well. Postage is £4.99.
This is what the setup looks like. You loosen the four bolts and the whole assembly goes up and down. I’ve sent a message to RP asking how much a replacement belt is.
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