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Member postings for Robert Butler

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Thread: Milling machine clamps
19/11/2021 13:39:40

ARC also list studs T nuts available separately.

Robert Butler

Thread: Warco 1022 centre lathe
10/11/2021 21:27:33

Warco? Possibly!

Robert Butler

Thread: Any Old Gun Experts out there?
08/11/2021 18:23:23

Michael tried to delete my post, mustn't be so impetuous and read your post fully

Robert Butler

08/11/2021 18:19:14

Michael G, try Minie Ball.

Robert Butler


Edited By Robert Butler on 08/11/2021 18:19:29

Thread: Pulling cog off Albion Type C gearbox
29/10/2021 22:18:52

Drill two holes on the diameter and create a pin spanner to suit, or drill one hole on the perimeter for a C spanner.

Robert Butler

29/10/2021 17:59:57

£2.59 outrageous??????? less than a pint.

Robert Butler

29/10/2021 17:35:05

I would refer you to my earlier post.

Robert Butler

29/10/2021 14:50:40

Assuming it's a motorcycle gearbox the National Motorcycle Museum list manuals and parts list for £3-00 - £4-00 or so.

Robert Butler

Thread: Super 7 stiff feedscrews
28/10/2021 17:15:41

TWF if you refer to my earlier post commencing much the same problem whilst the replacement "original Myford new old stock " imperial cross slide screw and nut was better than the" new Myford" screw and nut having used the lathe again recently it is inferior to the original metric screw.

I think the old stock item was "work in progress" at Myford before the Nottingham factory closed, the Myford process was one of selective assembly and maybe lapping.

As I mentioned in my post I converted my machine to imperial, replacing all components, the top slide was perfect. I have since fitted DRO and will probably revert to the metric feed screws as they were as good as anyone could reasonably expect.

Robert Butler

Thread: How can I make an accurate 90 grind using a diamond whetstone?
26/10/2021 21:27:21

The earlier 45 degree and 90 degree angles and accurate sizing could have been achieved using the Unimat 3 lathe only which was dealt with in the earlier postings. The 90 degree setting in either axis with accurate sizing and repeatability should be achievable using your Proxxon milling machine with suitable jigs or stops, simples!

Robert Butler

Thread: Wanted - Someone to make some screws
25/10/2021 17:56:46

Iain, replace with standard screws and grind a screwdriver (turnscrew to fit) and have a couple of spares just in case the previous owner slipped already!!

Robert Butler

Thread: Being nice to a vise
08/10/2021 18:09:39

If it bothers you, use thev jacking pieces from a clamping set with scrap strips to balance the work. perhaps ungainly!

Robert Butler

Thread: I need to cut chamfers into x64 pieces of mild steel - any advice?
30/09/2021 17:03:49

Moderators this topic has been aired ad nauseum without satisfactory conclusion and respectfully suggest the topic thread is closed

Robert Butler

Thread: (old) Proxxon BFW 36/E vs. (new) Proxxon BFW 40/E
30/09/2021 17:00:13

Moderators there is no solution to this issue and respectfully suggest the topic thread is closed

Robert Butler

29/09/2021 18:46:46

Jason B, Quite so, and the operation described can be achieved at one depth setting, hence repeatability of alignment is not an issue. Further for better or worse you gain a lathe with loads of accessories and all in a very tiny package which also seems to be an issue.

Robert Butler

29/09/2021 12:06:25

The lathes website carries an image of the lathe motor attached to the mill. Put your hand out of bed! BUY THE UNIMAT so that we can all get some sleep!

Robert Butler

28/09/2021 17:47:21

1. The Unimat 3 milling attachment uses the motor detachable from the lathe. See lathes website

2. Lathes are useful and the Unimat is very tiny

3. The advert describes and pictures the separate, detachable table which is used for milling and is described as such

4, Assumed you are referring to dovetail rather than 'tongue & groove'. Given that your original intention was to mill a 45 degree slope on thin material, the loss of register using a circular column is academic

5. They don't make the Proxxon BFW36 'any more' either

Members have suggested/discussed just about every small machine and method of manufacture available including the Proxxon and only the latter seems to have any appeal to you so buy it.

Robert Butler

Edited By Robert Butler on 28/09/2021 17:49:36

28/09/2021 11:50:02

Andrew T, Quite so!

The Unimat 3 has the milling attachment and a significant number of other accessories for £375.

Robert Butler

23/09/2021 21:22:29

Moving the decimal point two places left would be nearer the mark. I have no first hand experience of Proxxon but posts on this Forum are not very complimentary

Robert Butler.

Thread: Myford ML7 accuracy
13/09/2021 23:26:54

What a pleasant change the OP has taken on board the information provided by Forum members in the spirit it was intended and offered thanks for help.

Robert Butler

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