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: Buying online delivery problems.|
Yes I’m still getting deliveries of a wide range of stuff.
I frequent a number of online forums as I’m sure many of you do and at this particular time I would have expected a bit more traffic on them? I expect some of you have increased time in the workshop but wondering what else you’re doing.
|Thread: Thread heading looking weird|
Fine on Safari.
|Thread: EMI from electric shavers etc|
A couple of my friends are wood turners and both have fungus. The general advice is don’t bother with a face mask as the dust gets past. As a result one of them has bought an air fed face shield.
Too simplistic perhaps but why not just wet shave, millions of us do it?
|Thread: What to use for New Worktop?|
Where I used to work I bought Lino topped work benches for my print department and they proved to be very good. When it came to setting up my latest workshop I decided on two pieces of 18mm ply glued and screwed together and then topped with some nice grey Lino. Given the choice I wouldn’t hesitate to do this again. If I had the space for it I would like a steel topped bench as well - say 1/4” plate but I don’t have the space.
|Thread: Virus Alert Levels|
Another big like here too!
|Thread: Does Silver Steel normally look like this?|
You learn something every day. I always thought silver steel was round stock as a matter of course. If I wanted something better than say mild, in square or rectangular I’ve always bought stuff sold GFS, Gauge Plate or 01 steel.
|Thread: Vaccum for a milling machine.|
Some of the stuff I see on YouTube is really quite worrying at times. The Americans do have a penchants for blowing stuff away with compressed air guns - it’s much more fun than hoovering it up. I saw one guy blowing a cloud of wood dust out of his shop into the yard, no doubt for the benefit of anyone walking past. They seem to wear gloves for absolutely everything as well for some reason.
I use a Nilfisk wet and dry vac on my milling machine all the time. Blowing stuff around with compressed air was frowned upon at my last place. It’s an excellent way of forcing dust and swarf into places it wouldn’t normally reach and isn’t clever from a H&S aspect either. There was still one idiot that used to use one, including blowing his own clothes down with it at the end of the day.
Apparently pollution has already dropped considerably in some places.
|Thread: The last straw!|
They switched to paper late last year in Europe.
|Thread: I Hate Brass!|
I don’t use brass very often but I had several parts to make from it recently and then recalled how nice it was to machine.
|Thread: ER collet chuck/mill incompatibility?|
Looking on eBay most R8 ER25 collet chucks seem to have flats for a spanner although there are one or two without. I’m guessing then that you could machine some flats if the materials not too hard or you have a carbide mill?
Next up may be a suitable spanner. I’ve bought a couple of large ones on eBay by searching for “DIN spanner” and invariably something comes up.
”It strikes me that if the collet chuck had flats on its shank this problem wouldn't have arisen”
I have a number of ER collet chucks in different sizes and they all have flats. Surprising to see one without.
Although we don’t normally use it we have a warm water douche next to one of our toilets so we don’t need to get newsprint on our nethers if bum roll supplies run out!
|Thread: Hand Wash|
There are very many types of face masks. Some of them are clearly effective or professionals wouldn’t need to use them. I wear one of the filter types in the workshop for a variety of tasks. As for the simple paper type I have to wonder why thousands of them are used by surgical staff every day if they’re of no use?
|Thread: Lathes & Mills for Domestic Repairs|
I made a new bushing for the back of a tumble drier cylinder once, luckily I had some Oilon rod in stock. It worked fine for another couple of years until we passed it on following a house move. I also made a spare part for a carpet cleaner.
|Thread: Is COMPAC' DIAL GAUGE METRIC TYPE 532 60mm Dia worth £45?|
Yes it does look like the keeper is still in place!
|Thread: WM18 or VMC|
Having used three other knee mills before the purchase of my VMC I’m very pleased with my choice. I much prefer the idea of a fixed head. I generally only use three of the nine available speeds so it only requires slipping one belt to change speeds and this only takes a few seconds.
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