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Thread: Favourtie Finishing Tools
09/08/2012 08:27:26

Thanks Jason, and thank you Mike - I've made 3 tool holders (1 for me an 2 for friends) based on your design, but for larger lathes; they accept 1/4" square HSS bits and work very well. I made a different sharpening jig to yours.

I use the tool for most turning ops,and found that rounding the tip a little extends its life.


Edited By Gary Wooding on 09/08/2012 08:27:49

08/08/2012 17:36:15
Posted by Michael Cox 1 on 28/07/2012 17:14:28:

I use my tangential tool (**LINK**) for almost everything except left handed cutting and interupted cutting. It can make deep cut with a reasonable finsh and fine cuts with a good finish.


Sorry Mike, but the link doesn't work - it tries to go to http://,

which doesn't exist.

Regards, Gary


Edited By Gary Wooding on 08/08/2012 17:39:29

Thread: Printing doesn't work
08/10/2011 17:40:58
Hi Dave,
I selected the page, right-clicked on it, and chose "Print". It produced nothing intelligible.
I then tried your way and it worked fine, so many thanks for your interest and advice.
There's clearly a bug in the magazine viewer though, choosing print by right-clicking should print the specified page, but it doesn't. It should be reported as a bug, but I don't know how.
08/10/2011 13:09:06
Posted by Peter Evans 1 on 08/10/2011 12:24:04:
Prints perfectly for me
Weird, I just tried again and got the same result.
I'm using Firefox 7.01 under XP Pro+SP3.
Here's a photo of what I get when trying to print page 58.

08/10/2011 10:53:47
I tried printing a page from the digital version of Issue 182, but the page chosen gets overwritten with a copy of the digital index page (not the magazine index page). I get a printed page, but it's contents are completely covered by the digital index, with blanks instead of the page thumbnails.
Is this obvious bug going to be fixed?
Thread: Michael Cox Tangential Tool Holder- MEW 179
02/09/2011 13:00:04
Posted by chris stephens on 02/09/2011 12:16:07:
For general purpose use the V jig is superior to the jig in the previous post, which will work best with the the Oz style tool, as it is intended more for cutting in one direction only. As I have said before the striations favour one edge only , but the V one favours both cutting edges, so will also cut equally well on the back cut and when facing.
With the V-jig the striations are the same for both cutting edges, but, since neither are perpendicular to a cutting edge, both are less than ideal.
Well, that's how it seems to me.
I don't have an axe to grind about this; I simply worked the angles out for the Oz style jig, which seemed to be rather easier to make than the V one. It certainly seems to work OK.
02/09/2011 09:33:22

Is this what you wanted?
Thread: tilting vice
30/08/2011 07:58:49
Hi Nobby,
No, the m/c doesn't need to be level.
The digital angle gauge is zeroed when on the table, and thus shows the inclination of the vice relative to the table when placed on the vice. This is pretty easy 'cos its magnetic.
It's not, of course, as precise as using a sine vice with gauge blocks, but 0.1 degrees is more accurate than a degree scale, and much easier to use. Another consideration is that sine gauges get progressively more cumbersome and less accurate at angles greater than 45 degrees. For a 5" sine gauge the difference in height of gauge blocks to distinguish between 60.1 and 60.0 degrees is 0.004356".
For ultimate accuracy, the sine gauge (vice) is king, but for most jobs 0.1 degrees is acceptable.
The vice I use can tilt on two axes, and the angle gauge can handle either with equal aplomb.
Regards, Gary
16/08/2011 06:51:39
I've got a tilting vice with a degree scale, but since purchasing one of those little digital angle gauges I don't use the scale any more. The angle gauge is far more accurate and much easier to read.
Thread: Warning - Coventry Model Engineering Society web site
09/08/2011 13:41:10
I'm a member of the Coventry Model Engineering Society (CMES) and can reassure you that, contrary to appearances, the site is not infected.
We noticed the problem some 6 weeks ago and contacted the company who host the site, but unfortunately they so far haven't acknowledged that the problem is with their hosting and, instead, provided some useless information about security. So it's unlikely that they will fix it any time soon.
We have done everything possible to prevent the files on the website being altered but so far to no avail. Unfortunately, with a hosted solution like this, we are affectively renting space on someone else's server, over which we have no control, leaving us with limited access to change things.
We've done a lot of research into the problem and the sad news is that, although there is a problem with the website being 'infected' , it's not actually a virus or malware, even though many virus checkers and some browsers interpret it as such.
Unfortunately this doesn't help the reputation of the club since few people will realise this, and instead will accept that it's a virus, and who can blame them!
A permanent solution is to transfer the entire site to a server that we administer, but this is being delayed by the bureaucracy involved.
As a short term solution, whenever we detect that the problem has recurred, we will upload the website to the host's server, resetting all permissions, and replacing any altered files. We last did this on 6th August.
I hope this alleviates your fears.

Thread: What happened to the conclusion of CNC 4th Axis?
03/08/2011 13:34:56
The 4th instalment of the series "An Accurate CNC 4th Axis", published in Issue 178 of "Model Engineer's Workshop", ended with the message "To be continued".
It didn't appear in issue 179, and is not present in issue 180 that arrived this morning.
Anybody know the status; was the message wrong, or should there be another instalment?

Edited By Gary Wooding on 03/08/2011 13:48:33

Thread: What happened to the conclusion of CNC 4th Axis
03/08/2011 13:31:23
Moved to MEW forum.

Edited By Gary Wooding on 03/08/2011 13:33:51

Thread: DRO Guide
28/07/2011 08:17:10
Unless you are very skilled, machining to 1/10 thou accuracy is simply pie-in-the-sky.
If you put a 2" diam steel bar in the lathe chuck, with 12" protruding, the end will droop about 1/10 thou under it's own weight.
Further more, any machining produces heat. If you heat the same bar by about 27C, it's diam will increase by about 1/10 thou.

Thread: 5" Rocket
22/04/2010 16:52:57
Sorry if this is a duplicate posting but the first attempt didn't appear to work.
Starting in issue 285 of volume 84 (that's year 1941), LBSC started a series on building a 3.5" Rocket lookalike that he called Rainhill.
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