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Member postings for Saxalby

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Thread: Do you clean your workshop at the end of the day?
28/06/2019 11:04:15

Im withTrevor - wait until tools and turned parts get lost in the swarf


Thread: Square Headed Screw Supplier
26/06/2019 23:15:03


When I made a few QC Tool holders I made the set screws from some square steel bar turned down and threaded.


26/06/2019 22:47:49


Rotagrip sell spare square headed set screws for the Dixon tool holders.


26/06/2019 22:47:48


Rotagrip sell spare square headed set screws for the Dixon tool holders.


Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
25/06/2019 09:39:38


Yes the sample is about 1mm thick and I have used it on 1/16" anneal copper which is about the thickest I shall be doing. The darkened metal is just my bad lighting in the workshop. Although I do intend to blacken the steel to give a bit of rust protection.


24/06/2019 12:56:46

Finished my geared bending rolls. Made to the design of GHT. I already have some 12" rolls that I used when I was making a boiler, they are to heavy and cumbersome, so made a set with 5" rolls. More useful for the small work I now do.bending rolls 2.jpg

Thread: Boxford back gear
14/04/2019 15:24:41

Just measured the small back gear on my Boxford and it is 24 tooth 1.625 inches OD which makes it 16DP

Thread: Imperial Milling Machine
12/03/2019 09:32:08

I had the opposite. I bought a metric Tom Senior mill and being an old fart who can only work in Imperial. I fitted a three axis dro system to work in imperial. Since then I have never looked at the metric dials on the mill.

Thread: Vertex BS-0 Dividing Head 1-1/8 BSW Myford Spindle Nose
08/02/2019 20:32:05

Again bought my BS-0 about ten or so years ago and it has a 2 mt spindle. Have never had a problem with an attached Myford chucks even with heavy milling cuts.

Also made a Myford to Boxford spindle adapter to use the Boxfords chucks.

Thread: Small part holding
01/01/2019 11:15:08


I made this small parts vice some years ago and is very useful.

I believe it is a GH Thomas design and appeared in either ME or MEW magazine.

Regards Barry

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
01/01/2019 10:44:17

Watched the fireworks in Sao Bras (Portugal), with a few glasses of port and then to bed.

New years resolution to find my bag of Welsh steaming coal (if her indoors has not burned in on the fire) and get my boiler and Stuart compound steamed up.

engine boiler.jpg

Thread: What did you do Today 2018
29/12/2018 15:10:16

Bought a pair of ER25 collet blocks a while ago. As useful as they are ER collets don't hold short bits very well. So decided to make a pair of hex and square for my 3C collets. Just used some bit of steel I happened to have in a suitable size.

Collets are drawn in by a threaded ring.

Also made a 3C step collet out of brass to use for holding some cylinder covers I am making. Made from two pieces of brass brazed together (to save on waste).

3c blocks.jpg


Thread: MS 3mm x 25mm rivets?
04/08/2018 07:53:33

GLR Kennions list 1/8 X 1 inch

Thread: Left hand threads
08/03/2018 23:44:31

Many moons ago at an auto jumble I bought a box of three 5/16 BSF taps. Wasn't till I got home that I noticed the words "Left Hand' on the box. Never had a need for one, let alone three. If you have a problem getting one let me know and I will pop in the post.

Regards Barry

Thread: Dovetail cutter on brass
06/02/2018 21:08:21

I agree with Neil Wyatt, a light cut climb milling with give a good finish

Thread: Making BA studs
30/01/2018 14:33:48

Thanks Juddy for the link. They apparently can make to size. So I will see what they charge.

30/01/2018 14:30:17

I wanted to make my own as those I could find ready made were either to long or short. I assume they are able to source material in the correct size.

30/01/2018 14:30:17

I wanted to make my own as those I could find ready made were either to long or short. I assume they are able to source material in the correct size.

30/01/2018 14:03:28

I need to make a quantity of 4 and 6 BA studs. Does anyone know of a supplier that stocks steel and or brass in 7/64" and 9/64" sizes suitable for studs. To save reducing oversize rod.

Regards Saxalby

Thread: Which collet chuck for a Warco GH1236 lathe
02/11/2017 13:53:45

The good thing with 5C is that you can have a back-stop screwed into the collet for repetition work, they can hold short pieces of work, emergency collets can be machined to a special size and lastly square and hex collets

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