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Thread: Humbrol Paint
07/11/2014 18:20:50
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 07/11/2014 16:32:25:

Isn't there a law against using anything other than Humbrol 3 Brunswick Green and 21 Gloss Black for Stuart engines?


Oh yes.

^^^ Kevin^^^ is in real trouble now! smiley

Thread: metal lathe
07/11/2014 17:42:16

^^^^^^ What Howard said. Best advice on this thread so far.

I would like to add that if it wasn't for the influx of affordable Chinese machine tools many forums like this wouldn't exist.

30/09/2014 10:40:18
Posted by fizzy on 30/09/2014 00:21:27:

Carl - vic...sorry but you clearly have absolutely no idea of what you are talking about! I offered help and advice, nothing more, and it is very valid advice. You don't believe me, then try for yourself! I was told that I couldn't do it, and on proving people wrong they respectfully changed their opinion, but unless you both have tried this route I suggest your opinions are ill informed! I am no armchair pundit and will only ever try to help others, but sometimes truth is what matters. Please vindicate yourselves by sharing with us the boilers you have completed?

Try actually reading what folks write. I won't speak for Carl but I was commenting on your attitude towards others not any skills you may or may not have.

Thread: What type of pin is this?
29/09/2014 13:27:51

Never seen a pin like that, looks pretty neat! smiley

Thread: 4 in rotary table
29/09/2014 10:09:48

These are the specs for the Vertex 4" Rotab, let's hope it's in spec when I get one later in the year!

Thread: Floor covering
28/09/2014 23:19:49

Bob, Screwfix own brand floor paint is cheap as chips and gets good reviews. Chances are you'd only need to touch up the areas where you walk every now and then.

28/09/2014 15:41:57
Posted by Bob Brown 1 on 28/09/2014 13:09:29:

Not in favour of duck boards or anything that needs to be lifted to sweep underneath, as for carpet, swarf just gets stuck in it so that's out.


Agreed, sharp swarf also "sticks" to other soft stuff like rubber mats. If you can afford it, a layer of plywood with a couple of coats of floor paint is hard to beat. It's warmer on your feet than concrete and easy to keep clean.

Thread: 4 in rotary table
28/09/2014 11:25:29

Forgot to ask Graham, what make of RT is it?

27/09/2014 21:40:00

10 thou does sound like a lot. Under normal circumstances it would be best to return it for a replacement or refund. I realise that's difficult given how long ago you bought it but may still be worth a try. Failing that Ian's idea may be worth a try provided it's not hardened. Good luck, let us know how you get on.

Thread: 55 Degree dovetail cutter, Where from?
23/09/2014 16:40:29

I'd probably bite the bullet and buy a 55° cutter. Only place I've found is this one, £44 for a one inch:

23/09/2014 11:29:13
Posted by Ian Phillips on 23/09/2014 10:41:33:
Posted by Vic on 23/09/2014 10:20:27:

What about cutting the dovetail to the full width required with a 45° cutter then angling the cutter at 10° and taking a cut on both sides to make it 55°?

Apart from the fact that its an extra operation that I would need to do twice on each part, the main reason is that I do not want to ever disturb the swivelling head on my mill. I have it absolutely square in both planes by means of trial and error shimming in places not meant to have shims.

Ian P

Yes agreed, it is extra work. What mill do you have out of interest?

23/09/2014 10:20:27

What about cutting the dovetail to the full width required with a 45° cutter then angling the cutter at 10° and taking a cut on both sides to make it 55°?

23/09/2014 09:36:18

It's an interesting subject for a photographer so I did a quick google. Seems there's no standard for photographic dovetail mounts. Arca Swiss use 45°, Bogen and Manfrotto use 60°. These are included angles as per the Harvey picture.

Edit: No, I'm not sure they are included angles! How frustrating someone didn't come up with a standard for expressing dovetail angles!

Edited By Vic on 23/09/2014 09:41:57

23/09/2014 09:09:13

Good find Michael. This pic makes it nice and clear.

Edited By Vic on 23/09/2014 09:09:44

22/09/2014 22:58:52

21/09/2014 10:29:18
Posted by Carl Wilson 4 on 21/09/2014 06:28:17:

The negative posts were quite frankly typical of some of the fairly bonkers posts that are made on here.

Agreed Carl. It's a shame but some folks seem to get pleasure by deriding others.

An apology or two normally smooths these things over but are not often forthcoming. sad

Thread: Soba\Vertex HV4 Rotary Table
13/09/2014 14:01:09

It does John, lots of food for thought there. yes

13/09/2014 10:47:55

One of my concerns is the weight of the 6" unit, especially with a chuck mounted on it. I'm still leaning towards the Vertex HV4 to be used with my 4" four jaw or 4" collet chucks used on my Lathe. Johns idea of using a larger TEE slotted backplate leads me to believe it's a workable solution for me and the HV4. A 6" TEE slotted backplate should suffice and if I can't find one I have seen a couple of threads of folks that have made their own. This would also get round the 3 - 4 slot issue. The HV4 is also slightly more affordable. wink

12/09/2014 17:02:59

Looks like the Vertex 4" and 6" both have only three slots. This does of course suit three jaw chuck mounting though.

12/09/2014 16:56:26
Posted by Bogstandard2 on 12/09/2014 09:11:51:


If you want to have a go at making gears, then in reality you need to have an RT that can be fitted with a dividing setup. I think RDG sell cheap sets to fit both the Soba and Vertex 4" tables.

With regards to size of table, the 4" would suit you better for that type of job as the larger one as I would think you will be getting rather tight for throat depth on your machine. Besides, if you did need a larger table for horizontal work, you could easily mount a larger disk onto the RT, I have fitted a 9" plate to my 6" Vertex RT to give me more surface area.

So that puts one argument to bed straight away.


That's a nice looking plate John, where did you get it?

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