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Member postings for roy entwistle

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Thread: Annealing Chinese Machine Tooling?
16/09/2019 10:12:34

Are they hard ?

Thread: Where can i obtain these brass unions
16/09/2019 10:11:24

Make your own surely cheeky

Thread: Hints and tips for cutting small(ish) male threads with a die
14/09/2019 08:23:09

Brian If tallow still works, why change ?


Thread: Scissors
13/09/2019 13:23:51

Button holes ?

Thread: Recommendation for Tool and Cutter Grinder
09/09/2019 14:33:14

Could be done quite easily with a graver Gravers don't need to be square in section use a lozenge one


Edited By roy entwistle on 09/09/2019 14:36:59

Thread: Engraving
09/09/2019 08:19:08

Ron It would help if we knew where you live


Thread: Any one used a digital microscope for micro turning on a lathe
06/09/2019 10:32:42

I once knew a gentleman who would get drunk, pawn his lathe, knock three nails in the bench, file notches in two and use the third as a tool rest and turn balance staffs mainly for pocket watches. He would sell these and then get his lathe out of pawn. His lathe was actually a set of turns.


Thread: Pivot repair
03/09/2019 19:29:31

That is the usual way to effect a repair. I would drill the hole about 1 1/2 to twice the diameter of the new insert

If using Locktite don't forget to fie a small flat on it to let the air out


Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
30/08/2019 13:17:26

Neil Get on the higher parts of the M62 motorway and military aircraft will be in the valley below you

Can be frightening


Thread: Bushing for clock arbor
30/08/2019 11:32:12

Michael The smallest files I can find are listed as being for opening out watch hands. And I can only find round and square. The smallest I have is 0.95mm and is round, the smallest square is 1.0mm

As you say the price is eye watering, they are in Meadows & Passmore on line catalogue


Thread: Any idea where to buy a square file 1/4" x 1/4"??
29/08/2019 15:52:42

Ian P Not if you grind safe edges on them


Thread: Bushing for clock arbor
29/08/2019 08:54:01

Michael Seeing that a lot of clock pivots can be 1 mm or even less diameter how small a file can you get ?


Thread: Any idea where to buy a square file 1/4" x 1/4"??
29/08/2019 08:36:17

I would use a three square file ( triangular ) rather than a square


Thread: Bushing for clock arbor
29/08/2019 08:28:38

Use a small end mill

Thread: What to look for when buying WW collets
27/08/2019 17:57:33

Jason    According to Donald de Carle ( the Clockmakers Lathe ) in the numbering sytem for WW collets the number equals 1/10 mm

Chris       Crawfords were a well known maker of collets as well



Edited By roy entwistle on 27/08/2019 17:58:21

Thread: Hieroglyphics on a Wehlen & Co clock face
17/08/2019 08:37:38

Sam The crutch arm should not have needed bending the collet should move on the arbor but if it works leave it


Thread: My digital calipersseems to give varying readings
15/08/2019 08:44:53

Dave I was taught as an apprentice never to use the ratchet on a micrometer. You develop a feel for it, as you develop a feel for proper calipers and verniers


Thread: Blown Fuse
14/08/2019 08:37:25

I have had aluminium burn on the lathe ( it was very thin like spiders web ) Aluminium again like a web was included with magnesium in photographic flash bulbs


Thread: Serious question, What is a Mini Lathe?
06/08/2019 09:03:01

Many years ago a gentleman used to advertise in ME shown carrying a Myford. He carried my S7 about 200 yards and placed it on my home made stand without any help. The lathe was complete and included a gearbox. I believe he was ex Navy and had a business in Cleckheaton


Thread: Dam Solution?
03/08/2019 18:28:13

On a similar thought can anyone explain how a hydraulic ram works ? I've seen drawings but have never seen one in the flesh so to speak


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