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: Machine Tool Peripheral Hoists|
I’ve just had a quick look and it doesn’t look that clever to me.
|Thread: Harrison M300 single phase from new|
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?|
Thanks very much for the links folks, I’ll have a look.
Have you got a link please Pete?
|Thread: The sneering detractors|
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.
You’re going to surprise me one day Dave by being wrong. Today is not the day - again!
|Thread: New Mill - Starter Tooling|
Thanks Martin, we crossed in the ether again!
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.
Edited By Vic on 24/05/2020 11:16:18
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.|
Nice job Ron.
|Thread: Logging in|
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|
I had difficulty cutting a thread with a 3/4” UNC Tap In aluminium alloy recently.
|Thread: How are your clubs responding to Coronavirus|
My local Woodturning club has cancelled all meetings until further notice. They do have a website though and have invited members to submit pictures of what they’re currently working on wood turning related. There is also an online competition currently running although it only has about a dozen entries so far.
I’ve long had an interest in Macro photography. I’ve got a 90mm Macro lens for my old DSLR but things have moved on in recent years. These days Focus merging, stacking or bracketing can produce some stunning macro shots that make “single” shots look pretty poor in comparison. There are several camera makes that offer this facility as one of their settings. Olympus seem to be the most advanced at this. You can get the same result with old cameras by taking several shots in manual focus and then merging the shots with software.
|Thread: Magnifying Glasses|
Item number 174061561783 on the auction site. Have any of you tried them?
|Thread: Carbide Insert Designations & Suppliers|
I’ve got quite a few RCGT06 inserts so I made a holder for them for my flycutter and they work very nicely on Aluminium Alloy.
On the assumption that you’re being serious. You hold the part on some fine abrasive and hold it down tightly and push it along carefully in one direction. It gives a “brushed” effect. The only problem is that it’s quite easy to round the extreme edges of the part, this looks to be the case on one of the edges in the picture. I finished some parts like this a few weeks back.
|Thread: What's this?|
It’s a very good example of what I try to avoid when making anything. Having to have a whole bunch of different tools to make adjustments because I didn’t use the same size fasteners! I built something quite complex using a lot of different parts many years ago and gave this a good deal of thought. Whilst I had to use M3, M4, M5 and M8 bolts, all the stuff that might need adjustment used M5 cap head socket screws.
|Thread: Where do you put your chuck key?|
I used to use a lovely long bed Harrison M300 at work and that had a rubber lined “tray” built into the headstock. There wasn’t much kept on it but nothing ever fell off.
Mine goes on a magnet on the head stock, specifically the belt cover.
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