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: 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?
|Thread: Measuring threaded holes|
Thanks for your thoughts folks, very helpful. I concede it was a bit stupid of me not to think of using a couple of nuts! That’s why I don’t hesitate to ask on here!
|Thread: Royal Mail next day 1pm is a rip off|
I was offered next day delivery for an Axminster Tools order at an additional cost. I went for the standard three day delivery and it arrived the next day!
|Thread: Skynet is Coming|
The problem is the public aren’t very bright and fall for all the advertising. A washing machine engineer told me the worst thing you could do to one was put washing powder in it. Undissolved powder he said caused no end of problems in machines but the shops still sell the powder. The best thing he said is liquid detergent, but don’t put it in the drawer but directly in the drum with the washing. I say this because Bosch have now over complicated their latest machines by adding “auto dosing” what could possibly go wrong ... and how much extra does it add to the cost of the machine? You have to open the drum anyway so how difficult is it to put detergent in ... obviously very difficult!
|Thread: Measuring threaded holes|
Can any of you suggest a good way of accurately measuring the distance between the centres of two threaded holes? In the past I’ve put fasteners in both holes and then measured the outside distance and inside distance with callipers and done the maths. Sometimes though the bolts can be a bit wobbly so it’s not easy to get a consistent result. I’m talking about say M5 bolts as a distance of 30 or 40mm. TIA
|Thread: New mill vice which one|
Agreed. There are plenty of make your own designs out there so I’d be tempted to make them.
Edited By Vic on 22/02/2021 12:49:33
|Thread: PTFE Rod|
I’ve got to make some small parts from some 8mm PTFE rod. I’ve not machined this stuff for years. Luckily no turning needed just facing, drilling and parting. I’m guessing a very sharp HSS knife tool will be best for the facing?
|Thread: Damaged mill|
Personally I’d go for steel.
|Thread: Making mild steel look like cast iron|
Sand blasting might provide a finish you like better?
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