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Thread: 75mm x 2000mm Belt Linisher Build Thread
05/11/2021 11:31:35

Clive, I read the title as a linisher for a 2000mm belt, as the tiny linisher I have from Axminster tools uses a 785mm belt.


Thread: Music on TV Programmes.
04/11/2021 17:54:37

Don't, whatever you do, mention the volume of the adverts compared to the volume of the actual programmes.

Thread: Back to Imperial
17/09/2021 19:27:29

What's the betting/odds that petrol will not be sold by the gallon? £6.91 for a gallon - you must be joking!

Thread: Standard Surveying Thread?
15/09/2021 17:42:09

Thanks everyone for all the info. Most useful. yes So the definitive answer is a 55 degree thread or BSW.

I had bought some 5/8" UNC studding, and corresponding tap, on the gamble it was a UNC thread, as BSW is a bit thin on the ground in modern stuff.

The studding does fit the laser base without a problem, so as Jason commented, either will do.

(I have a couple of tripods, lasers, and adapters but all my measurements were so different, so as not to be much use, hence the search to find out 'exactly' what they should be)


15/09/2021 14:11:48

Having read through the interesting thread on the Leica specifications, would anyone have a definitive answer to what exactly is a Standard Surveying Thread.

It is used to attach a laser level to a tripod. The most info I can find is that it is 5/8" and 11TPI. The company I purchased the laser from are of the opinion that it is BSW, but cannot say for sure.

As a coincidence 5/8" x 11 TPI is also a standard UNC thread, but obviously a 60 deg compared to the BSW 55 deg.

In the general run of things, it probably does not not make a great deal of difference, and either would probably be suitable, but only one is correct. I am somewhat perplexed with the difficulty in finding the correct spec.


Thread: TurboCAD Query - Copying Between Drawings
03/05/2021 14:23:38

If an item is Selected then copied via the drop-down menu for Make Copy, the new copy can end up on top of the old one, so you think has not worked, when in fact it has. When tried several times, this can result in lines stacked on top of one another, one problem being that it just looks like one line.


Thread: Honda 125 electrics
28/03/2021 18:04:11

I think it certainly worth a try going through your scenario but with the engine running, before delving too deeply into what could be wrong.


Thread: Running a 3phase at home
23/01/2021 10:07:34

With regard to Stuart's summary above, the VFD option is fine providing the motor on your machine is not too large. On my Harrison M250 lathe, I have fitted a 240v VFD which absolutely superb. The variable speed is used all the time, and even makes changing gears easier, when at minimum speed, (as opposed to turning the motor off).

The mill's requirements on the other hand are too large for a standard VFD, hence the rotary device. The picture shows where it started. It's now moved to an adjoining room, but I can still hear the dam thing.


22/01/2021 22:59:17


You are obviously not as sensitive to noise as me.wink


22/01/2021 19:46:03

Whilst I agree wholeheartedly with Andrew, proper 3 phase is the way to go. It does however depend a great deal on which part of the country you are in. In Hertfordshire, it cost a few hundred, but in Norfolk they wanted well over £50,000, so I'm stuck with a noisy rotary inverter.


Thread: Retractable wheels etc for moving a Lathe ?
27/12/2020 23:01:03

There's always the 5 wheel option, especially useful for the taller person wishing the lathe was higher.winkimg_2863.jpg


Thread: Milton Keynes Metals?
19/12/2020 19:31:09
Posted by Dave Shield 1 on 19/12/2020 18:45:24:

Use M-machine metals very good service. cannot fault them.

Dave S

thumbs up Seconded.

Thread: New 3 Jaw Chuck
07/12/2020 10:44:47

Don't underestimate the weight of the larger chuck, especially if you change chucks around often. The smaller versions make the process more enjoyable.


Thread: Awstin or Ostin
01/10/2020 17:56:54
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 01/10/2020 12:39:53:
Posted by Bill Dawes on 01/10/2020 09:13:43:

Well I shall continue [...]


Pronounced oil if yowm from Brum angel


You might even remember "Oil give it Foive", with a good memory.wink


Thread: varifocals
31/08/2020 23:07:38

There are numerous advantages with varifocals as stated above, and some disadvantages, so it all depends on your particular needs.

A bricklaying friend was going to get some, until he told his optician that he had to climb ladders as part of his job, and the prescription was refused on safety grounds. Varifocals = no ladders, apparently.

Personally, I'm quite happy to climb ladders with varifocals, but that's in a non-employed capacity.


Thread: UK availability of 1/8" Dia shank End mill/Slot drills
31/08/2020 14:40:01

A bit like this on Ebay.


Thread: Best configuration for a Hobby CNC
30/08/2020 13:45:39
Posted by JasonB on 30/08/2020 13:13:36:

Only thing I did not like was him feeling the finished cut before the tool had stopped rotating!

Edited By JasonB on 30/08/2020 13:15:08

The saving grace that is was not your hand, nor mine.

Thread: Music in the Workshop
03/08/2020 15:16:13

Looks like I am alone in my preference for Smooth....


Thread: Old School Drawing Exercises and 2D CAD
22/07/2020 18:02:12
Posted by duncan webster on 22/07/2020 17:27:31:

They are not at all important, and even inspector meticulous wouldn't notice if they were out by a mm or so

A mm or so!! Measurements here are quoted in a tenth of a micron, so someone would be sure to notice. wink


Thread: CNC dedicated mill or CNC converted mill?
13/07/2020 20:23:11


What sort of electricity supply does your Wabeco mill use? Voltage and Amps?


Posted by Barrie Lever on 13/07/2020 19:03:51:

However with great care you will be able to do what you require on a hobby type machine, if you check the video link below you can see a positioning test on my Wabeco mill, however this is just positioning, everything no matter what machine goes down hill from a free running position test, the clock gauge is a 1 micron Mitutoyo.

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