Here is a list of all the postings John C has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: metal supplies|
Don't know if this was the name mentioned, but M-Machine metals have always been a very good source for me:
They are in Darlington but will post.
|Thread: Help with lathe operation would be much appeciated.|
Glad you have had offers of help. I am in N Yorks so not a million miles from you . I would be more that happy to drill your bolts, or even make some bespoke ones. I have an excuse to drive up to Newcastle so could collect if that suits.
All the best,
|Thread: Boxford 280 spindle nose runout|
Hi Gav, I have a Boxford 10-20, or X10 as Boxford refer to them, but essentially the same as yours I believe. The bad news is that last night I clocked the runout on the face of the spindle, and it was as near zero as I could see with a 0.01mm clock. Which leads me to suspect that you have a problem with your spindle. I have adjusted my spindle bearings but have never taken the spindle out. Unfortunately I think that if you have a bent spindle you are never going to get good results, although I agree that bespoke back plates for each chuck, assembled repeatably each time, will be your next best solution. I would, however, suggest rigorous re measurement of that runout ensuring you are not picking up any tiny chips or dings.
|Thread: North Yorkshire Logging In|
Where in N Yorks (only rough location) are you? I'm near Easingwold. Welcome!
|Thread: 3D CAD software - what do you use?|
Fusion 360 (free for hobby use) and cura to slice for printing.
|Thread: Sharpening Fine tooth slitting Saws|
Hi Pete, This thread may help solve your problem:
Wring = wrong!
Assumption here - very dangerous! If the OP is thinking about sanitising due to the Corona virus, the current advice seems to be that good old fashioned soap is the best defence - something to do with the way soap interacts with the virus. If this assumption is wring, please ignore.
|Thread: Ebay being clogged up by certain sellers|
Reply to Clive:
Yes Clive, I have paid these charges. Paying the VAT is understandable, paying the Post Office £8.00 'admin fee' less so! However, i weigh up the total cost and decide if the item is worth it - it may still be cheaper than buying locally. In the cases I have experienced the item is held at the post office that keeps your undelivered mail and the postie drops a card through your door. You proceed to the post office, hand over the cash (or card) and the item is yours.
|Thread: Imperial Fasteners|
Try Spalding Fasteners www.spaldingfasteners.co.uk Wide range and great service.
No connection etc,
|Thread: Another post for great service.|
I was after some small UNC grub screws and came upon Spalding Fasteners: www.spaldingfasteners.co.uk. Very reasonable prices, no minimum order and very fast delivery.
No connection, just a very satisfied customer. They have a great variety of items and may be worth a look.
|Thread: 3D printer recommendations|
+1 for the Aldi printer, Cura software and Fusion 360 CAD.
|Thread: Today's 'Live Chat' with TalkTalk|
Thread (continued) drift, but I got a Truecall unit free, gratis and for nothing through ( I think) Trading Standards. Takes few minutes to set up - they say you need an engineer but you don't - and once operational it requires human intervention to get a call to ring your phone ( press a number on your keypad). So all the robot diallers don't make it past the first fence. You can add your 'trusted numbers' to a list so they get straight through. I have to admit to being sceptical, but we have not had one scam call since I installed it. Gets my vote.
|Thread: contact T Fletcher|
Duncan, PM sent.
Edited By John C on 21/03/2019 12:53:47
|Thread: Angle checker|
Top left drawer of your cabinet next to the box of stuff you put for safe keeping,
That's where I found my tiny precision square that I was convinced I had lent out and forgotten about!
|Thread: Brass purchase|
M Machine metals:
|Thread: Cheap 3D printers|
I have several Aldi hand and power tools, all of which do 'what it says on the tin', but are not pretending to be high-end products. With that in mind, what would the forum think of this:
|Thread: Jones and Shipman 540|
I have a 540 which I run from a static phase converter. As the machine has a motor for the wheel and a motor for the hydraulics my understanding (which may well be wrong as evidenced by Marks post!) is that I couldn't use just one inverter, and that the switchgear could not be between the inverter(s) and the load. Hence the phase converter. I spoke to a very helpful gentleman at Transwave who suggested that I switch on the wheel before the hyd, and switch off in the reverse order.
|Thread: Thread cutting with carbide inserts|
Thanks Nick - will keep watching! John
Nick L - please could you give details of your microswitch/ VFD set up? It sounds interesting.
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