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Member postings for Andrew Evans

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Thread: Parcelforce or DPD
28/10/2020 20:16:42


Thread: Budget CNC
28/10/2020 20:16:15

Similar to John, I have a Denford Orac up and running with Planet CNC for under £1000 with all new motors, drivers, a control board, software and a computer. Maybe harder in Australia as I guess availability of used CNC machines is lower. So it is possible to get a well built CNC lathe or milling machine with a modern control system for a reasonable sum if you are willing to put a lot of effort in. Certainly not cheap or easy though and fair play if he can tackle it at his age.

Thread: Looking for a very small lathe.
06/10/2020 12:14:43

Consider a Taig lathe as well

Thread: Machinery hire?
27/09/2020 10:15:00

Or pray hard for a storm in the opposite direction and it will get blown right back.

26/09/2020 22:54:47

Is this covered on your house insurance? If so they would presumably get a contractor to sort it out.

Thread: Covid causing mental health issues.
23/09/2020 19:53:29
Posted by Gaunless on 23/09/2020 17:50:45:

Stiff upper lip lol. What the hell even was that? Too many old giffers here who think they fought WW2 but were actually in their father's knackers at the time.


22/09/2020 22:04:24

Well said Peter, the stress of traveling to Bradford must have been unimaginable - it's 60 miles and taken 7 or even 8 hours! They must have had nerves of steel.

Edited By Andrew Evans on 22/09/2020 22:08:31

Thread: Meaning of numbers
02/09/2020 21:22:57

I thought it was the money you need to spend at a minimum to get into CNC smiley

Thread: Lathe and big machines | help needed in finding them a new home
09/08/2020 11:29:06

Perhaps I am being a bit optimistic on the Novamill. I sold one years ago converted to Mach 3 for, I think, £1500 on eBay (very similar to what I paid and I may be over egging the pudding as it was a while back) and my impression is that prices have gone up. If someone wants a smaller, quality CNC milling machine they are a good option and not that easy to get.

09/08/2020 10:40:57

The Schaublin 102 lathes are advertised for around 7000 Euro from dealers in Europe to give you an idea but a private sale would be less. As others have said condition and accessories can make a big difference. It looks good in the pictures and not worn out.

The Denford Novamill would sell for between £700 and £2000 depending on details. If it works with a modern computer then £2k.

09/08/2020 10:24:06

Hello Mike

Your father in law has some nice quality machines there, probably a few thousand pounds worth if sold properly. I would advertise via Tony Griffiths who will advise on what they are worth and help with the advert wording. He does charge a fee but think you will get the best price with no hassles that way. Beware of traders who offer a few hundred quid to clear the workshop.

Hope this helps. Andy

Edited By Andrew Evans on 09/08/2020 10:26:30

Thread: Further Adventures with the Sieg KX3 & KX1
29/07/2020 16:50:17

Owain - Have a look at PlanetCNC, I am really impressed so far on my Orac conversion and will move my KX3 to use it in due course.

Thread: CNC dedicated mill or CNC converted mill?
14/07/2020 09:32:45

Is it a possibility to 'rough out' with a hobby CNC mill and then finish the crucial dimensions with say a surface grinder or in a manual way? Based on what others are saying it sounds like producing parts to that spec purely with a CNC mill might be beyond your budget

Edited By Andrew Evans on 14/07/2020 09:41:12

Thread: Lockdown Reading - Nevil Shute Rediscovered
05/07/2020 23:23:14

Sorry yes, he founded Airspeeds in the interwar years. Seems like an odd place to have an aircraft factory, in those days in York the only way to get out by vehicle was through the bar walls or under low rail bridges so access must have been a problem.

05/07/2020 19:37:36

He owned an aircraft factory in central York before world war 1. It was demolished a couple of years ago.

Thread: Best places to buy metal for machining
16/06/2020 14:34:01

Another vote for M-Machine

Thread: Recommendations for quality brush for synthetic paints
03/06/2020 13:24:56


Thread: Machine Tool Peripheral Hoists
01/06/2020 16:38:02

Adam Booth talks about the forces generated when taking 1/2 inch cuts in steel on his Monarch - has anyone got an idea of what they would be and how they would compare to the toolpost mounted Skyhook?

Edited By Andrew Evans on 01/06/2020 16:38:41

Thread: Sodium Nitrite
25/05/2020 09:11:20

Try asking at a butcher

Thread: Which Digital Compact Camera?
21/05/2020 14:43:56

A word of caution, I had an excellent Canon G7X and we got caught in severe weather in the Lake Distrct last year, water got in and it was wrecked.

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