Here is a list of all the postings Saxalby has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: 55 Degree dovetail cutter, Where from?|
Why not make a cutter as Michael Cox suggested, but use a 55 deg DCMT carbide insert.
|Thread: Adcock& Shipley horizontal Mill|
Found a couple of USA dealers selling them (http://www.mjvail.com/ShopAid/steelarbor.html) but at $50 or $60 each not cheap.
Have you tried G&M Tools to see if they have a used arbour and or spacers.
|Thread: T nuts|
Rotagrip do a large selection of T Nuts etc. Or try RDG Tools.
|Thread: Bullfinch Blowtorch|
Bought my "Bullfinch" as a set from BOC on special offer. Torch and 1472, 1220 1240 and 1260 nozzles.
The two I mostly use are the 1472 for small / fine work and the 1220 or 1240 for a bit more heat. The 1260 is for heating the shed on a cold day.
|Thread: Cowell sensitive tailstock attachment|
I have an urge to modify my spare Boxford AUD tailstock into the Cowells type. Problem is in finding a supplier (other than a stockholders) of 1 1/16 inch Ground mild steel bar for the replacement tailstock spindle.
Anyone know of a supplier. ??
|Thread: British machine tools|
Re the price of Boxford lathes.
I have the 2009 price list and for a Boxford model 280 (11" swing, 30" BC) it was £10,000 plus vat. So I guess its now about £13K.
|Thread: Special rivet ,|
I did something similair on my engine. I just bought a few 1/8" brass rivets and put a thread on them. Held the rivets with a little split collet in the 3 jaw.
|Thread: Tool Post Material|
I have made one for a friend who had the holders but not the toolpost. I made that out of cast iron. Filthy stuff, but easier to cut . Just used steel for the clamp (EN 8). Been working ok for many years.
|Thread: Poor surface finish|
I had exactly the same problem when I first got my Boxford ME10. The problem was caused (at least in my case, by motor vibrations through the drive belts. I found that if I slacked of the tension the helix pattern disappeared. But then there was insufficient power to the spindle. I read a suggestion that the linked belts, NutLink is one brand, gave a smoother transmission than the solid belts fitted as standard. Fitted the link belts and problem gone.
|Thread: Lead Screw|
This little chart may help -
|Thread: Whats this oiler called?|
ArcEuro sell them - heres the link:
|Thread: Tom Senior M1 paint colour|
Paragon Paints do it for £26 a Litre.
|Thread: Working phosphor bronze sheet.|
I had a similar problem when I had a plate camera and none of the lenses had a filter thread. I machined up a short tube of aluminium, threaded one end for the filter. Other end was bored a couple of mm larger than the lens barrel and a strip of baize glued around the inside so its a close, but easy fit on the lens barrel.
|Thread: Dividing Head Handle|
You pull the index pin out and as you start to turn it the peg (just visible inside the handle) drops into the cross slot. A quick twist to the right and the pin locates in the plate again.
|Thread: Favourite old tools.......|
Dam - just my luck the owner turns up. That said if you bought it when you first started work at say 15 yo, that makes you 102 years old. Far to old to make use of it any more............
Have'nt got any old tools worth a mention, but do have an old Gerstner tool chest
Bought it at car boot sale. Managed to beat then down to £10. One of the draw backs is stamped with a duty paid stamp for Windsor, Ontario and is dated 1927. So its 87 years old and still as solid as the day it was made. Often wonder who may have own it.
|Thread: Benson Vernier Height Gauge|
Have just checked my Benson VHG, and the screws on mine are 6BA. The knurled heads are 7/16" dia. and just under 3/16" thick.
|Thread: Self ejecting tail stocks tools|
John, I thought about that before making my little ring thingy. But had no joy with holding the taper securely while I drilled it.
I have the same problem on my ME10. Drill chucks and stuff with a tang on the end ejects ok, but the various centres I have dont.
Cant use David Jupps spanner method as the the tail stock spindle does'nt retract into the tailstock casting. Sticks out by about 3/32 or so.
What i did was was machine a ring out of a bit of 1 1/4" steel, bored to slip over the taper (from the small end) and counter bored about 1 1/8" to pass over the tailstock spindle. Hope that descricption makes sense.
Well done that you have a clutch. When I bought my ME10 (new from Boxford) they had stopped offering the clutch as an option.
|Thread: Lathe facing convex or concave|
I am trying to imagine a couple of BSI engineers holding down a badger ( vicious little buggers) while running a surface gauge over its rear end.
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