Here is a list of all the postings mechman48 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: How To Post Pictures/Photographs and Create Albums|
I seem to have success with sizing my pics at 300 - 350 wide when posting, the height adjusts itself automatically, or viky verky...
|Thread: How can I tell if it's cast Iron|
File it; if CI it will produce grey dust.
|Thread: Breaking drive belts on super mini|
Obvious questions but; have you got the tool on centre height, do you have enough back rake on your tip ( HSS ? ) so that the swarf 'curls' up & out of the slot. you say you have paraffin as coolant, are you parting off aluminium in which case you need to up your rpm as 350 rpm will heat up the aluminium & make it stick. Not having a mini lathe ( I have a WM250V-F ) I assume that there is no auto X feed & you are feeing in by hand, can you 'feel' what the tip is doing, you should be able to 'feel if you are feeding in too fast / slow... adjust accordingly.
|Thread: Machining cast iron|
FWIW... if you have a BBQ that you are not using, light it up & get the charcoal embers to the usual white ash stage, place your casting in the middle of the embers & leave overnight to cool off, that usually does the trick.
|Thread: Hemingway Hacksaw|
Continued on with my Boxer twin oscillator; soldered on the end blocks after re-tinning the frame & blocks, didn't want to redo... again! seems to have taken ok, got down to cleaning it up... plenty of elbow grease coming up !...
Edited By mechman48 on 16/11/2018 16:23:43
|Thread: What did you do Today 2018|
Spent a couple of hrs yesterday on my box twin oscillator. Soldered the end blocks on & started cleaning up...
|Thread: Death of Model Engineering?|
Very nice work, nice video, I do like the little shaper he has.
|Thread: Warco WM250 Colle set question 2|
|Thread: Upgrade from SC3 lathe|
…. 'I am surprised there are no Warco owners praising their machines. They did look to be well built'
|Thread: Evenings all|
… 'Yeah that £65 price wasn't even for the raising blocks, just 4 adjusting bolts!'
|Thread: Myford ml7 tools size|
Have you considered getting a tangential tool; initially expensive but you only need one HSS tool bit, & will only need to grind the top face to touch up plus you can set the bit to centre height without having to shim up. There are other members who have made one for their machine & swear by it, & have drawings available if you ask. I have one, bought from Eccentric Engineering, ad on the right, usual disclaimer, & I use it for 90% of my machining. I do have a selection of HSS & indexible tipped cutters but these were bought 'along the way' as we all tend to do.
|Thread: Do you clean up your rough end|
+1 - I tend to face off the end & put a light chamfer on... then ready to spot / centre drill on next job.
|Thread: Stuart No. 1 Build Progress|
Looking good Mark; I like the lighting set up on your mill, I assume it's an 'angel eye' off eBay. is it powered off a 12v 'wall wart'? would be nice to see more pics of lighting set up.
|Thread: Help with Clarke CL500M Milling Aluminium|
Some info for you, FWIW, sorry not very clear but readable; It will give you the general set up for depths / widths of cut etc. Aluminium can differ in content, some are 'soft' others 'hard' so surface speed differs & is adjusted accordingly but if you are above 800+ rpm you'll be in the ball park. Air mist blast coolant / WD40 are the better methods of cooling especially if you have 'soft' aluminium material, helps stop it 'sticking' to the teeth tips.
|Thread: RF 31 BENCH MILL DRILL|
|Thread: what Christmas present|
£500; WOW! I should be so lucky … now let me think on that … … decisions, decisions, oh dear...
|Thread: End Mill Sharpening|
|Thread: Beginners Engine Advice?|
An ambitious plan to start with; have you got equipment, lathe, mill, / drill, measuring equipment, workshop / space etc, etc, when was the last time you used any of these ?, I hazard a guess that was in college or uni & your engineering background is in CAD designing etc as you claim not in any mechanical way. Not to worry, there are many superb models that have been made by non engineering back ground hobbyists.
|Thread: What did you do Today 2018|
Mother of bride has arthritis in fingers... just to help manipulating buttons … if need be
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