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Thread: Damaged mill
21/02/2021 12:41:26

Make a new one out of the aluminium you have; A bit easier to flex than CI.


Thread: What Did You Do Today 2021
18/02/2021 11:17:16
Posted by Gerhard Novak on 17/02/2021 19:15:13:

Made myself a small soldering corner. bricks 11£, angle frame 14£. So I can move it as a whole and do not put lose bricks together every time. The steel profiles are brazed togethersmall brazing corner

I have made a similar mini hearth...

mini hearth materials (4).jpg

mini hearth.jpg


Thread: Guiness world record?
17/02/2021 13:35:20

How many have done simlar as in putting some thing down on the bench/worktop, turned away to get something else, turn back & cannot find the item you put down, no matter how hard you search. You then go & get an alternative tool to do the job intended put that down on the bench... right next to the item you lost in the first place, I did that yesterday. Those workshop gremlins are pretty smart, & damned fast too !


Thread: Warco Lathe Query
17/02/2021 12:07:41
Posted by Squint on 17/02/2021 03:13:28:
Posted by Squint on 16/02/2021 21:41:24:

Andy_G you've got it!

What's the question if the answer is cock robin?

Batman, why won't this hen lay eggs?

Now, what is the Warco question?

That wasn't the question I know of.... devil face 20 face 20


16/02/2021 18:17:31
Posted by Squint on 16/02/2021 17:53:30:

What's the question if the answer is cock robin?

Do you really want the question / answer ..face 20 devil ?


Edited By mechman48 on 16/02/2021 18:19:01

Thread: Clarke / Warco Major Milling machine drawbar self ejector
16/02/2021 18:13:26
Posted by Chris Chadwick on 16/02/2021 07:51:45:

I've recently bought a Warco WM16B milling machine, and it has a built in ejector. If you loosen the drawbar, then turn it a couple more turns it hits the nut / cover arrangement that holds the drawbar in place. Another turn and it ejects the collet holder or drill chuck as the drawbar has come up against a stop at the very top of the spindle.

A bit late, but may help.

Same arrangement on my WM16 gear head version, I believe the same on the WM18 gear / belt versions.


Thread: Guiness world record?
16/02/2021 17:43:04

I don't even bother looking; just wait until I do a weekly clean up then sift through the debris ..dont know ... If I'm lucky !


Thread: Facebook's Portal & Privacy
16/02/2021 14:05:42

Big Brother IS watching you; all part of the bigger globalisation by the big Internet providers, whom no doubt have governmental connections via subsidies / finacial backing for new developmental work etc. George Orwell wasn't far wrong.


Thread: Grinding out a small crack for welding with Dremel
13/02/2021 14:46:33

'If I can find someone to do it I hope to have it brazed rather than welded'

Try getting in touch with 'Doubleboost' he has brazed CI before with his TIG set, shown on one of his videos.


12/02/2021 18:13:36

For that size... carbide burr !


12/02/2021 17:43:52

I reckon you should use a carbide burr much better metal removal rate.


Thread: To oil or not to oil
12/02/2021 17:42:15

+1 for all the above. for my uses ...

Brass & Cast Iron - dry

Steels - with HSS Light cutting oil, SAE32 or similar. if using carbide inserts - mostly dry

Aluminium - WD 40 or parafin ( Kerosene ).

Threading - RTD or similar, I have used a heavier grade oil ( gearbox oil ) , on Aluminium I use WD40

Application - I use a kiddies non spill paint pot with 1/2 " brush ....

cutting fluid pot location..jpg


Thread: MEW issue 301
12/02/2021 13:48:56

Mine arrived yesterday; our postie system seems to favour twice a week, Tues / Thurs, sometimes Sat. appears to be included.


Thread: Boring head or fly cutter
12/02/2021 13:20:11

I am fortunate that I have one of each, fly cutter, boring head, & a 60mm face ( 4 insert  cutter so I have a choice. For the size you mention I would use my insert face cutter first followed by the fly cutter, & lastly the boring head ( as emgee's reasoning .


Thread: crane uprate - where would you add some metal ?
09/02/2021 10:51:09

Simples; don't do it I bought the 1 ton version with foldable legs & jib that folds down to install my WM250V-F lathe & WM16 mill into my garage conversion, no probs, & it now stands all folded up in the corner of my garage neatley tucked away.


Thread: Covoid jabs
03/02/2021 13:25:42

Have my appointment for Sat 4.30 pm at the local covid centre via phone call this morning from GP's surgery... recieved letters of covid offer to book on line ( for me & mrs ) in lunch time post ... double whammy !


Thread: Washers under nuts
29/01/2021 15:17:16

Usually yes; unless you use flanged nuts.


Thread: Machine corrosion protection
29/01/2021 15:16:16

I have a well insulated workshop, plus 2 small oil filled rads which I switch on for an hour before I go in... nice & toasty @16*C, which also contributes to keeping moisture down .


Thread: MEW Archive Issues
27/01/2021 14:55:23

Good news; thanks to Neil & Beth @ MTM.


Thread: What Did You Do Today 2021
24/01/2021 16:36:48
Posted by mechman48 on 22/01/2021 11:54:45:

Yesterday; simple small job, small drill sharpening attachment...from MEW article..

mini drill sharpener (2).jpg


Gave my little jig a try out today with some small drills, 1.5 - 3mm, didn't take any pics.. yet but it seems to do the job & produce new cutting edges that look ok.


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