Here is a list of all the postings Spurry has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: 75mm x 2000mm Belt Linisher Build Thread|
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.|
Don't, whatever you do, mention the volume of the adverts compared to the volume of the actual programmes.
|Thread: Back to Imperial|
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?|
Thanks everyone for all the info. Most useful. 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)
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|
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|
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|
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.
You are obviously not as sensitive to noise as me.
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 ?|
|Thread: Milton Keynes Metals?|
|Thread: New 3 Jaw Chuck|
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|
You might even remember "Oil give it Foive", with a good memory.
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|
A bit like this on Ebay.
1/8 3.18mm COBALT FC3 END MILL HSSCo8 3 FLUTED EUROPA TOOL CLARKSON 5291020080 8
|Thread: Best configuration for a Hobby CNC|
The saving grace that is was not your hand, nor mine.
|Thread: Music in the Workshop|
Looks like I am alone in my preference for Smooth....
|Thread: Old School Drawing Exercises and 2D CAD|
A mm or so!! Measurements here are quoted in a tenth of a micron, so someone would be sure to notice.
|Thread: CNC dedicated mill or CNC converted mill?|
What sort of electricity supply does your Wabeco mill use? Voltage and Amps?
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