Here is a list of all the postings Dusty has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Brass Hex Socket Set Screws|
Not my field of expertise, but I would have thought Brass and Alloy, I take it you mean aluminium alloy, would not be happy bedfellows due to electrolytic action.
|Thread: Gatwick Drone 'Attack'|
The bullets used in weapons at airports, as far as I am aware is a standard 9mm. The risk assessment regarding hitting innocent bystanders is taken by the officer at the time, before a shot is fired. All authorised firearms officers are trained fully in this respect.
In response to Vic, shooting at a drone with the object of bringing it down is an almost impossible task with a rifle. Basic squaddies would not have the skill to hit it if it was not moving and they were within 200 metres, bearing in mind that it is likely to be 500 metres away at least, a specialist Army sniper might stand a chance as would a specialist Police sniper. As far as weapons being carried in Terminal buildings, if it ain't loaded it is just a sophisticated stick, you can hear it "hang on mate, stop shooting while I load my gun" really!
|Thread: Power cross feed on Myford Super 7|
All is well, I have re- assembled the apron and carriage, a bit of a faff as I did not remove the leadscrew. Tried and tested works perfectly. I am at a loss to explain why the loose screw had the effect it did, but I can find no other cause.
I must add that my cross slide was not withdrawn that far it was in fact approx only 40mm withdrawn so that was not the problem. I will report back later on my results, that is after I have taken SWMBO shopping.
It appears that on the drive gear for the cross feed there is a plate secured to it with three countersunk socket screws, one of these had come undone and was sticking out by 2mm. I was unable to find any other problems and can only presume that the csk screw was the culprit. I have almost got the lathe back together again and will see if I have solved the problem in the morning. It is amazing the amount of rubbish that had accumulated in the saddle and apron despite regular cleaning. I think I will try it out before making final adjustments.
Any ideas guys, my power cross feed has jammed. I used it yesterday without problem, I have just been into the workshop and faced off a piece of material by hand when lo and behold my power cross feed kicks in. I stop the lathe and find that the knob for power x feed is in and I am unable to move the cross slide. Has anyone ever had this problem and what are the probable causes. I would like some idea before stripping the apron from the lathe.
|Thread: where to buy hfs steel tube for boiler shell?|
Try asking for 152.4mm everything is metric these days and yes 152.4 is 6". Steel Express will probably have what you want if they supply small amounts
If you have a minimum number of posts and a minimum length of time as a registered member say 6/9 months, that will deter all, but the most persistent scammers.
|Thread: Surface Grinder, luxury or essential?|
I did have access to a surface grinder. In all the time it was available to me I only used it once, that was to give a quick lick to cross slide of a Super 7 I was refurbishing. When I came to use it I found that the mag chuck had never been ground on the machine. It took me a couple of hours to grind the chuck as it was about .004" out. Then 20mins to take .001 from the cross slide, it looks like new now. The surface grinder is no longer available to me. Will I miss it no. Better to spend your money on something you will use a lot more. The alternative is to spend the money in the Pub, the end result will be the same.
You must not look at these as cock-up's they are learning experiences.
|Thread: coaxial indicator|
I eventually got the thing apart by dismantling the clock to find that some time in the dim and distant past, before it came into my possession some kind soul had, I suspect, given the main spindle a bit of a clump, this had damaged the pinion and rack on which the whole thing operates. I do not think it is worth trying to resurrect it, the time would be better spent on something of more use. Thanks for all the advice re de-gumming it but when I got it apart it was quite free apart from the damage to the pinion etc.
Edited By Dusty on 03/05/2018 15:44:39
I have acquired a coaxial indicator which appears in very good condition, but, there is always a but, the dial indicator is not working. Has anyone ever managed to get the indicator out from the body. I have undone every screw I can get at but it still will not come free. If it went in it must come out, but how. Any idea other that the large hammer. The plunger guides are the problem as they are contained within the body of the tool.
|Thread: Correcting an off bored cylinder|
Turn a disc of metal, it matters not a jot what it is to a dia slightly smaller than the end flange of the cylinder. Drill a hole in the centre of about 7mm, the disc should be about 6mm thick. Now place the disc on the end of the cylinder with a length of 6mm studding passing through the bore. A strip of steel or whatever with a tapped hole in should act as a nut on the other end, this strip should as you no doubt realise bridge the bore, a nut on the outer end secures the whole lot in position. Set up in the lathe as before and clock the disc to run true. Undo the nut, using the biggest boring bar you can pass through the bore, bore to size. Job done, don't forget to just skim the face to ensure it is square to the bore.
Edited By Dusty on 23/03/2018 10:15:23
|Thread: Argos sheds are they any good?|
I will ask the question, is it for a workshop or just a shed?
|Thread: fly cutter ptoblems|
Hi Murray I agree, if you are going to research the most suitable insert of course it will work, but I suspect most hobby engineers will not have a suitable insert to hand but will use an insert designed for turning round stock, as most of those supplied to us are designed for. My point was, if you use a standard carbide insert do not be surprised if it chips.
You may find that a carbide tool chips, as they generally do not like interrupted cuts, a fly cutter reproduces that to quite an extreme degree.
|Thread: Oiled hardboard.|
Andrew, try a local flooring contractor, they still use lino for jobs like Hospital floors. You may be lucky and they can supply an offcut. I was fortunate in a friend ran his own flooring company and I obtained some at a reasonable rate, no not free but some adhesive was thrown in. Workshop floor and bench top done. A wipe with a little paraffin and it comes up like new. Kwil beat me to it, great minds think alike.
Edited By Dusty on 30/01/2018 15:15:14
|Thread: London model engineering exhibition|
Curious, both Ickenham and Romford Clubs got a third place in the Club stand vote as well as Moorhen model boat club, were there three third places two second places although I did not see one and one first place. Just asking?
|Thread: Odd size hole to correct size|
Ray I was taught the same method. I was trained in a small jobbing toolmakers where invariably you did not have the right size reamer, and the job did not justify the cost of buying one let alone the time involved going and getting it. The advantage is with this method you will get a better finish than with a straight drilled hole, just remember to forget the old rule for reaming of half the speed and twice the feed, you are using a drill not a reamer. Just leave .005"/.010"to come out of the hole. It works every time.
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