Here is a list of all the postings Gary Wooding has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Any idea where to buy a square file 1/4" x 1/4"??|
+1 for a 3-square file - it makes sharper corners.
|Thread: Tyres for bandsaw|
I purchased a roll of the self-amalgamating tape but since it was 20mm wide and the tyres are only 12mm I put it to one side while I figured a way to accurately trim the width.
I then saw Alastair's and Mark's posts about neoprene and bought a roll of 12x1.5mm, cut lengths equivalent to 75% of the circumference and superglued the ends together. When stretched over the wheels the tension is so great that I didn't bother with glueing them on. They worked perfectly. We'll see how long the superglue holds.
Good result, the saw is back in service. Thanks everyone.
|Thread: ACME thread identification question.|
Here's how I insert a link into a posting.
Copy the URL of the link you want, either by writing it down or using the Windows COPY facility (ctl+C).
Then click the LINK icon above to bring up link window and enter the information required. When you click OK the link data is saved t the cursor position.
|Thread: Bandsaw blades|
I have the Axminster 4.5" - it's about 25 years old. Neither wheel has a tyre. Here's a couple of photos of the drive wheel - one with the vertical table in place and one with it folded away for horizontal sawing.
I wrote ***THIS*** article for MEW about soldering bandsaw blades a few years ago.
I also have a very old Naerok bandsaw, which I appears to be identical to **THIS* Clarke cbs355 bandsaw.
|Thread: Digital inclinometers|
Definitely +1 for a Wixey.
But it really loves batteries - I always remove the battery when it's not being used.
Edited By Gary Wooding on 18/08/2019 08:17:32
It rains upon the Just and on the Unjust, both together
But it rains more upon the Just
Because the Unjust has the Just's umbrella.
|Thread: Centec 2A riser block|
I made several batches of RBs. The 1st batch had the Centec logo machined into the side and hi-lighted with black paint, as shown in the first 3 photos. The subsequent batches had the brass labels shown in the last photo, but I fitted them only on the 1st of them. For the remainder, I supplied the badge and hammer-nails with instructions on how to fit them, but left the actual fitting to the buyer. You possibly have one of those. I fitted stainless dome nuts and thick machined washers to all my blocks, so if yours has them then it could be one of mine.
The 457mm length was as I ordered, but I had to clean them up and possibly lost a mm.
I got the alloy bar from Richard Austin Alloys in Coventry.
No problems have been reported about the VH's weight on the raising bar when slid in the forward position.
I don't think it matters at all if the female dovetail was a little on the large side. There has to be clearance otherwise you can't slide. The fingers push the male dovetail sideways so there will be a gap on the finger side, but none on the other.
The drawings I created for making the blocks were intended for my own use only, but I've had so many requests for them that I've put them in a PDF. They are not really of publishable quality but they are what I used, so they do the job. If you decide to redistribute them then please acknowledge their origin.
The PDF can be found **HERE**
Here are some photos of a few
Sorry Bill, the Domestic Authority has forbidden me to make any more.
I still have the drawings though.
I've made about 20+ blocks, mostly long ones, but 2 or 3 short ones. All were made of 6082T6 aluminium.
If you're considering making one then I can let you have some of the working drawings I did. If you intend to do any horizontal milling then I strongly recommend making a long one because the VH is very heavy, and once fitted on a long block, it doesn't need to be removed for the change over.
|Thread: Chosing a drill grinding attachment or machine|
Take a look at **THIS** It works fine for me, and at about £50 is difficult to fault.
|Thread: Tolerance for needle bearings?|
There are eight rollers - 4 on each side. I've made the seat semi-transparent to make them easier to see.
What are cam follower bearings and what sizes are available.
Incidentally, I intended to use two needle bearings to replace each of the four Delrin bearings that actually take the load - the Delrin ones are 20mm wide and the needle ones are 10mm.
Ian, I'm not convinced that two screwed rods would make the seat any more stable than the pairs of rollers that surround the uprights, as shown in the picture. Am I wrong?
I've removed the parts that obscured the view.
I originally used M12 Allthread, but it vibrated so much that I concluded it was too thin - hence M18.
I tried precisely that chairlift Neill, but apart from being rather unstable, it had two insurmountable problems:
1. In its collapsed position it was too high - the guy couldn't get on it.
2. It couldn't lift high enough.The seat of the wheelchair is 23" above floor level.
The part number of the bearings I've purchased is HK0910 (13x9x10).
I'm pretty much convinced that friction is the enemy here (comments are welcome). Would an Acme thread be any better than a standard metric? What size rollers would be more suitable, bearing in mind that bigger rollers increase the seat distance from the guide rails?
Hi Michael, I'm not interested in being right, I just want to make a device that works, so I'm open to all suggestions .
In order to reduce the overhang as much as possible I designed the roller assemblies to be symmetrical; all 13mm basic diameters with cheeks or flanges as guides. The "jockey" rollers don't actually do anything except help guide the seat. The axles were originally 8mm diameter. By "proper" bearings I assume you mean ball bearings. I thought of that but was advised that ball races with an OD of 13mm wouldn't withstand the expected forces - that's why I thought of needle rollers.
Unfortunately, increasing the diameter of the rollers increases the overhang of the seat relative to the upright guidance rails.
Here is the reason for the query. It's a Remap job to help a 75Kg paraplegic get himself up off the floor onto his wheelchair or bed etc. He has sufficient upper body strength to get himself onto something a couple of inches high, but no higher. The concept is a lift with a seat that is raised and lowered by means of a screwed rod that is rotated by a motor from an 18v cordless drill. The seat, which is only about 1" thick, is raised from the floor up to about 23".
The screwed rod is M18 Allthread, and the nut is brass. Although the motor should be able to lift the person up 23" in about 1 minute, it can't. We think there is too much friction. The original rollers were made of Delrin, but we think that they deform under load to create too much friction. We replaced them with brass, to no effect, so we thought to use needle roller bearings. Here are some pictures from the Fusion design.
Thanks for the information guys. That all makes sense. The outer race will not be supported - it will just roll along a flat tube where it will have to withstand a radial thrust of about 100Kg. I considered case hardening the axles, but in light of Duncan's statement am having second thoughts.
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