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Member postings for Rod Ashton

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Thread: electrolytic derusting
08/05/2022 07:20:41

Thanks you Graham and thanks to Andrew Westcott in the simple link above. Excellent explanation. Both useful and timely!!!

Thread: Solid Edge - Community Edition
10/10/2021 12:36:08

Well done Ian - Waiting patiently for your tutorials.

Thread: 2D and 3D Cad Software Recommendations
12/09/2021 06:10:49

The 3d surfacing (spline to spline loft) transferred to Estlcam without any hesitation and produced the gcode for both PLanetCNC and Mach3.

08/09/2021 06:23:13

Ian - Yes I was a little effusive perhaps, but I was actually still keen enough to work through much of the evening. I have my usual Estlecam to download to, which should compliment the Solid Edge output for the Mach3 and Planet CNC machine controls. Need to test it with heavy 3d surfacing files, but do not expect any problems. Will advise if any arise.

07/09/2021 17:48:33

Ian - Thank you for the lead on Solid Edge. I downloaded it this morning and have spent the day re-orientating myself from years with Solidworks.

If this deal (free) is real. Then this must be the dogs wallongas of free 3Dcad.. Takes a bit of effort finding things at first, but very inclusive as you begin to get the hang of it. - Shame they do not offer the Cam package also.

Thread: Progress No.1 Drill
29/06/2021 13:14:23

I have an Elliott Progress No.1 MK2 benchtop pillar type. But it is without a base casting or table casting. All working apart from that.

If of any interest to anyone it can go for very little cash.

Thread: Mk. 2 Progress Model 1 bench drill.
09/06/2021 09:20:25

Brian - Thanks for info.

09/06/2021 07:02:18

Gentlemen. I am refurbing a Mk. 2 Progress Model 1 bench drill.

It has the MT No. 1 taper and No. 6J nose for the chuck. In the spindle there is a drift slot and a knurled threaded ring under that. Is this ring for locking down on something, or for bearing down on the chuck for removal. The arbor tang does not extend into the drift slot? How then to remove the arbor and chuck please?

Do not have double wedge set. If that is the method. But could make.

Thread: Complete novice in Hampshire
02/06/2021 10:44:37

Just over in Horndean if you would like any help.

Thread: Masso CNC G3 - Worth the price?
14/05/2021 13:19:31

Take a look at Planet CNC.

Thread: Electric Smart Meters
02/04/2021 11:15:45

The wage bill of admin staff in all the current energy companies, plus the profits made by those companies must provide a sound financial footing for at least one unitary company to be initiated. Competition has not delivered.

A standard charge programme and standardised meters that actually work for the consumer and not just for the supplier, surely would be feasible. Add to that some possibility of actual conversation with the sole supplier and you must have a winner? (for the consumer)

02/04/2021 07:24:28

The government should take back the whole industry. At least we would all be ripped off equally. The existing profits would surely make it a cost effective exercise.

Thread: Power supply companies.
30/03/2021 07:31:59

Anyone using a power supply company that you can actually communicate with?

Not EDF or Scottish power!!!

Thread: Denford Starturn 8 Lathe Docs & Software needed.
27/03/2021 12:14:13

Would it not serve you well to sell "as is" ?

27/03/2021 08:59:26

Tried for a long time to get my Starturn 5 slant bed to perform with Denford software. Gave up and converted to Mach 3 and laterly to PlanetCNC. Never looked back. Excellent machines.

Thread: Hi from Hampshire U.K
24/03/2021 12:08:14

Roughly where in Hants are you Jim?

Thread: CAM software for CNC Lathes - With C axis and constrained live tool
30/12/2020 06:00:32

Apologies for any hijack.

Would also be interested to explore PlanetCNC for lathe work. Need to replace a Mach3 2axis lathe setup. My router is on PCNC and I am very happy with it. Anyone tried it from a Raspberry Pi 400 ?

Thread: 0.8 straight wire
27/08/2020 13:35:56

Thank you everyone.

Sorted by a very pleasant bunch of people at M-machine-metals. Went for the 1/32" S/S and postage was very reasonable.

Recommend the good service!

27/08/2020 12:08:30

Thanks you all . Just to reiterate, I need straight wire. - Straightening roll cut wire does not work in this instance


27/08/2020 08:26:42

Having a nightmare trying to source straight 0.8 dia wire. Either it is on backorder or the postage is double the component cost. If you could advise a reliable source gentlemen. I would be most grateful.

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