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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.

George.

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

George.

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 !

George.

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

George.

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 ?

George

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.

George.

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 !

George.

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.

George.

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.

George.

12/02/2021 18:13:36

For that size... carbide burr !

George.

12/02/2021 17:43:52

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

George.

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

George.

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.

George.

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 .

George.

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.

George.

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 !

George.

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

Usually yes; unless you use flanged nuts.

Geo.

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 .

George.

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

Good news; thanks to Neil & Beth @ MTM.

George.

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

George.

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.

George.

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