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: Tracy Tools|
I preferred Tracy Tools when they had a shop in Isleworth. I’ve not used them much but service has been good. Sadly they can’t compete very well on price or I’d use them more often.
|Thread: Black Oxide coating|
I agree about used engine oil but it’s nasty stuff, especially from a diesel. I used to do it outside being careful not to breath in any fumes. It may be worth wearing gloves as well.
|Thread: Suggestions for buying 1/4 inch hss and carbide metal lathe cutters|
Cromwell sell good quality HSS and Cobalt HSS in some sizes.
They have quite a few branches and if you’re lucky enough to live near one you can pop in and order it at the trade counter rather than pay postage. Most stuff used to be in next day.
Edit. Your nearest branch seems to be.
Unit 1 Brookfield Business Centre
Twenty Pence Road
Edited By Vic on 12/08/2019 12:23:52
|Thread: Slot drills, two for one.|
Funnily enough it was a 6mm I ordered. They will get used and at only a couple of quid it’s not an upset. I’ve found a UK supplier doing them for about £9 so I’ll add that to my next order for inserts.
I ordered a long series slot drill from the auction site. Two standard ones turned up today ... I won’t give them bad feedback because I suppose two short ones equals one long one! Still need a long series one though.
|Thread: Black Oxide coating|
Yes I’ve done that in the past. I used to keep a small quantity of old oil for the purpose.
|Thread: Is your spindle bore large enough?|
The bore in my little 8 x 14” Lathe is 20mm which is large enough for nearly everything I’ve wanted to do on it. Bigger is always better in this respect though so I’d ideally like it to be at least 25mm if not more!
|Thread: Safety Glasses|
I use bifocal safety glasses bought from one of the high street opticians, can’t remember which one. They were over £200 as I remember.
|Thread: Precision Ground Rod|
Thanks Keith, that should do the job.
I need some sort lengths of 2.5mm rod. Stainless would be ideal. I bought some silver steel by mail order and it’s got a slight bend in it. For the lengths I need it may be ok but do any of you know of a good source for precision stainless?
|Thread: DIY Epoxy Frame based CNC MILL|
It’s certainly coming on John. I’m looking forward to seeing it in action.
|Thread: Restoration and modifications to a Tom Senior light vertical mill|
Nice job on the repair.
|Thread: Locking Levers|
All sorted now. These folks had what I wanted, reinforced plastic handles with stainless inserts.
The postage was a bit OTT but the parts were inexpensive so I ordered a couple extra in a different size just in case.
Thanks for the new links. I’ve emailed a supplier for postage cost etc.
I’m still looking for something suitable. Some places won’t event quote unless you’re buying for a company.
If money were no object I came across these though. M6 are £21.90 each, plus VAT, plus £9.50 postage!
The problem is these are for show so I want something that is at least as nice looking as some I’ve bought in the past. Not sure who made them but they have “Made in Germany” moulded in the underside.
Thanks folks, a few links for me to have a look at. I only mentioned RS as that’s where I got my last lot some years ago. They weren’t that expensive at the time!
Do any of you have a good source of supply for them? I’m after something like this but they seem very expensive compared to what I’ve paid before.
|Thread: Collet Chucks out of true|
Well spotted Jason.
I bought the majority of my ER32 collets from Arceurotrade and haven't had any with defects like burrs etc. I’ve not checked them for accuracy though.
|Thread: Chester 836 Milling Machine|
I’ve sent you a PM Graham.
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