Here is a list of all the postings colin hawes has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Bench Grinder|
I have a Hilka 6" bench grinder. It has a 1/2 HP motor and is just the job for regular workshop use. The tool rests could be improved but I don't usually use them at all anyway. Colin
|Thread: battery problems|
I generally use a very light smear of any available grease. Colin
|Thread: New Member|
Hello David and welcome,
I find these early workshops fascinating Colin
|Thread: Starrett Tool Makers Steel Clamps|
I have a vice which is similar to the Starrett one which was made for use on a surface grinder and is very accurately ground all over. Colin
|Thread: Any uses for damaged cutters?|
I have several side and face milling cutters with missing teeth and experience shows that they work perfectly well on thick material but you need to take more cars if the material is thin because one of the teeth will be taking twice the cut on auto feed. Colin
|Thread: Steel plate distorting when machining surface|
The problem of long machined strips warping occurred on almost every job I had to do on press tool stripper plates. When the clamping was released after machining the bar could be guaranteed to bend so I always had to use a fly press to straighten them after machining. This is a tricky operation too although this item doesn't usually have to be machined on the reverse side. Colin
|Thread: EN32B Steel|
I machined EN32 for many years using HSS tools and never had any problems. Is it anything to do with imported steel? I wonder. Colin
|Thread: What Did You Do Today (2017)|
hmm.............That might be interesting...............??.....It's a long time since all my previous articles and now we are bogged down in new technology............ Colin
|Thread: How to copy existing post into new post|
Thank you Spurry.
I have still got a lot to learn about posting and at the moment I can't see how to insert another's post, as a reference, into mine. Colin
|Thread: Why Brake|
There used to be a van with windows called a shooting brake; Is it something to do with multi purpose? Colin
|Thread: Use the lathe or the mill|
The lathe is very good at this sort of work, is faster than the mill and uses cheaper tools. I often use the lathe in this way. Colin
|Thread: Elliot 10 inch shaper motor pulley|
The 3 phase motor on mine (which I modified to run on single phase) is/was slower than Brian's at a rated about 960 rpm and the nine and seven sixteenths diameter big pulley takes a vee belt16 mm wide at it's widest. Colin
|Thread: What Did You Do Today (2017)|
I have owned an old flat belt horizontal mill for about 50 years and all that time intended to get the power feed working and make the other bits to go with it; trips and disengaging mechanism . Now I've done it ! The machine was retrieved from a scrap metal merchant in pieces all that time ago. Colin
|Thread: Why ACME threads on leadscrews?|
Acme threads facilitate engagement of half-nuts of the rotating leadscrew. Colin
|Thread: Dros without breaking the bank?|
never find it necessary to use flooded coolant on my minimill I just use a brush with cutting oil where necessary. It is a good idea to cover the cheap DRO with plastic or metal angle though. Colin Oops ,absent mindedly entered twice
Edited By colin hawes on 03/12/2017 19:10:12
I never find it necessary to use flooded coolant on my minimill I just use a brush with cutting oil where necessary. It is a good idea to cover the cheap DRO with plastic or metal angle though. Colin
It is a very quick operation to remove and replace the button cells on the cheap DRO if it is not to be in use for a while. I have used mine for about 8 years and had two failures which I repaired by dismantling the reader and VERY THOROUGH cleaning of the circuit boards and metal parts.They both worked properly on reassembly. Removing the button cell when not in use gives you a chance to avoid the corrosion which can be caused by a dead cell . As Neil has pointed out replacement readers are not expensive anyway. It is necessary to keep the reader clean and I try to achieve this by tucking a piece of stiff folded paper in the form of an angle over mine. Colin
|Thread: Drill out a ht c/s allen screw|
You can drill HT screws with a HSS drill provided you keep the drill sharp, don't let it rub and use a slow speed.Colin
|Thread: Heavy item for use in fidget spinner.|
New pound coins will make them happy. Colin
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