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Thread: What lathe tool for deburring holes?
01/08/2020 18:39:26

This might not be relevant to the post but it could help.

I have a tool like Jason's but the other end I use during parting off. It's set in a quick change tool holder to be on the exact centre of the parting tool. At some time during parting off I change tools and I can take the burr off the back off the component and put a nice little chamfer on the next at the same time. Swap back to parting tool and finish the parting off.

Thread: Is This a Tooth?
23/07/2020 16:37:54


If you register on Discuss Fossils you can open your own account upload photos and then experts will come along and tell you what you have. I regularly find fossils in the fields around Bedfordshire and I have always had a reply from a museum telling me what they are.



Thread: optivisor
10/07/2020 09:33:59

I use my optivisor for finishing and polishing parts because if it looks good at 2x magnification it looks superb without magnification.

Thread: Ac motor 3 wire
06/07/2020 22:12:28

John B, John H

I just measured the rpm and it was about 1400. I've turned in now but will check again tomorrow with my glasses on!

Do you think the gadget builder design is worth doing? Did you make any changes or would you make any with hindsight?


Thread: Hammer flipping experiment?
06/07/2020 20:00:27



Edited By Buffer on 06/07/2020 20:02:40

06/07/2020 20:00:25


Thread: Ac motor 3 wire
06/07/2020 19:54:26

John x2 Maurice and Ian.

Thanks for all the help and advice it seems to be sorted, so now I can work out if it will be good enough for a small grinder.



06/07/2020 16:51:26

The capacitor has 2 terminals with 2 wires on each terminal.

I think the dryer turned both ways but I do know that when I took the lid off the dryer i could make it go both ways depending on which way i spun the drum.


06/07/2020 15:04:08

John thanks for the info I have just taken a photo of the capacitor.

Maurice, that's a good idea. Even after 20 something years of being on the net I never thought of trying that! I will have a look now.


06/07/2020 14:12:01


I was thinking of using my old tumble dryer motor for a gadget builder style four facet drill grinder. Only thing is I am not sure how it is wired. I have included a photo because it has three wires going into it and two of those go via a capacitor. The capacitor has four terminals which I think might be because it is a start capacitor for a motor that runs both ways. My question is does anyone know what the connections would be if i just wanted to run this motor one way for grinding. Does anyone know what rpm this motor might be when run on UK mains single phase. I have seen before that some of you can tell the speed of some motors just by looking and knowing the frequency of the mains.

Thanks for any help


Thread: Cross drill attachment - Super 7
22/06/2020 12:31:48


I have just looked at Steve Jordans videos and I can't see one where he has done this. I did see some where he is using a power drill connected to a collet chuck but not what you have done. Is there any chance of putting a link to the correct video.


Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020
31/05/2020 20:24:01

Inspired by the excellent casting articles by Luker and Gerald Martyn today I cast the front smokebox ring for my Black5. And I'm still buzzin. Thanks guys.



Thread: Tool for rivets
29/05/2020 22:11:30
Posted by Richard S2 on 20/02/2018 14:00:13:

I made various shaped Rivet Closers for my Minnie jobs. They are a common design still (i believe), as I made them back in the mid 80s-

rivet set.jpg

I made the relevant parts interchangeable to save duplication.


I need to close some rivets on my loco that I cant really get at so I need a rivet closing tool. Does anyone know how this one works or does anyone have any other tools that can close up a rivet when you cant use a hammer.



Thread: Milling a 45 degree 'v' slot
21/05/2020 10:14:49

I have often wondered how you are supposed to acurately position a V on work with a head tipped over or even with the work tipped over. None of the usual edge finding techniques that I know of would work.

Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
20/05/2020 12:49:03


It was over Marston Moretain. I think it was spelling Tom. But I only saw TO

20/05/2020 10:59:51


20/05/2020 10:55:56

Someone is drawing smiles over Bedfordshire at the moment.20200520_103634.jpg

Thread: Inherited lathes
11/04/2020 20:25:29

Look on ebay, advanced, search, completed listings to get an idea of what they go for. Wait until this virus is over and then sell on ebay. A video on youtube will help you to get a good price. List all the accessories that go with them. Also time the sale to end on a friday or saturday night. Make it the first weekend of the month as people have just been paid.

Good luck

Thread: Last Night's Astro Image
03/04/2020 20:53:04


I see Venus is in the Severn Sisters tonight. Are you planning to get an image?


Thread: Good reading from DYSON.
30/03/2020 15:11:21

Didn't he move all his manufacturing to Singapore or Malaysia just after supporting brexit. If so I wonder who's going to make them.

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