Here is a list of all the postings Vic has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
Edited By JasonB on 12/02/2020 06:59:54
|Thread: silver solder rods|
It’s surprising what some older folk have stashed away. I bought some brand new milling cutters for not much money at a car boot and the guy gave me a couple more to get rid of them.
|Thread: Metric V Imperial Measurement|
I bought a router recently that came with 1/4” and 3/8” collets as standard. I also bought 6mm and 8mm collets for it though at the same time. All the new router bits I’ve bought for it are 6mm but I do have plenty of old 1/4” ones as well.
|Thread: What bench drill|
As I mentioned in another post I was shocked by the JET drill they bought at work. Dreadful surface finish on the table and base and the column was made from steel tube with a wall thickness of a under 3mm. It was pretty noisy as well. If you’re spending more than £200 then wait for an old English drill in good working order.
Having said all that I commented to a local supplier that a bench drill lounging unused on his workshop floor looked good. It turned out to be a Chinese machine that looked very well made to me. It was over 20 years old he said and had it’s origins clearly marked. He said it was a nice machine.
|Thread: What is This?|
I wonder if it’s something to do with metal banding used on crates etc?
|Thread: How do I change the "default" lever angle on my Verdict DTI?|
Yes all mine work like that.
|Thread: New computer possibly required|
Is it worth mentioning that huge numbers of users now use tablets rather than laptops?
|Thread: Bench grinder wheels for HSS lathe tools|
Any particular reasons? I’m not interested in using a CBN wheel at the moment but may consider it a some point in the future.
|Thread: scam alert|
Within the last couple of weeks we’ve had two scam emails, one from “Virginmedia” and another from “TV Licencing”. They were both sent to virgin email addresses so I suspect virginmedia may have been hacked for addresses. I forwarded one to their scam email dept.
|Thread: Milling vise mods|
I have the same issue with my vice and mill. I had to mount my vice length ways a few months back so glad I didn’t mill off the end of the vice. I like your solution though so may carry out a similar modification on my vice. Thanks for posting.
|Thread: Steel for cutter?|
Thanks for the comments and the links folks!
These are ridiculously expensive for just occasional use. I’m sure I could hand cut something similar myself but what steel to use that I can harden easily? A slice of silver steel would I’m sure do the job but a 2” bar would be a bit pricey when I only need an inch or two. Any ideas of suitable stock sold in short lengths? TIA.
|Thread: Help choosing my lathe|
Yes, good advice.
I’m a bit younger and much prefer inches for woodwork and metric for metalwork!
|Thread: Torx Grub Screws?|
Thanks for that.
I must admit I’ve never had that problem and the Torx carbide insert screws on some of my tooling go down to M2.5.
I found one size - M5x5 on eBay quite some time ago but they were in Germany and not cheap. Using Google.de I’ve found These - bottom of the page.
Torx are much less likely to round off the socket, particularly in the smaller sizes.
I would like to use some Torx socket set (grub) screws for some projects but can’t seem to find a supplier. There is one hit that comes up in the UK but it’s for quoting so suspect they won’t be interested in supplying 10 off of a particular size! Not sure of sizes yet but metric from M3 to M6.
|Thread: Granville senior lathe|
Maybe some pictures Here may be of help?
|Thread: Power Hacksaw Blades|
Many years ago I was given a scraper made from an old Eclipse power hacksaw blade. It was very useful and kept a good edge but I’ve sadly mislaid it. It’s a long shot I know but do any of you know of a possible source for old, used HSS power saw blades? They need to be in the 1 1/2” to 2” wide range so quite large. I’ve actually got several uses in mind if they’re not too expensive.
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