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Member postings for AdrianR

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Thread: War o wm18
05/04/2019 08:21:22

I was taught to not oil, just wipe clean with your hand.

If the problem has just started happening, then something must have changed. Have you bought new oil? Damage/dirt in the taper? Temperature changes; Are your tapers colder than the mill? Is the spindle bearing getting warm? Are your cutters blunt so you are using more pressure to cut?


Thread: Simple WorkshopTips
05/04/2019 08:06:46

I only ever wear my safety thongs for welding !

That is an image I really dont want seared into my imagination.

In the UK thongs (flip flops) are not foot ware, imagine backless buggie smugglers face 7

Thread: From the ground up!
05/04/2019 07:46:15

I have the same timber on my one too, so I guess it is standard.

Thread: Suitability of hot rolled steel for machining
05/04/2019 07:41:59

Do you have any links to suppliers please, looking around I can see bright and black.

Thread: From the ground up!
04/04/2019 17:51:29

All this talk got me to go look at the ML i recently inherited from my father. I always thought it was a ML1 but now I am not so sure.

It is a single piece headstock/bed casting with tumbler 'fingers'. It has bronze split bearings and strangely is 3 1/4 " from bed to centre height.

If I remember right the spindle is MT1 as is the tailstock.

Anyone heard of a 3 1/4"?


Thread: War o wm18
04/04/2019 10:51:22

The question I would ask is why are the tapers sticking?

Assuming the tools are the same temperature as the mill, a couple of reasons I can think of are. The tapers are getting rough/scored or the spindle bearing is getting too warm.

Thread: Rulers - my pet peeve
02/04/2019 16:44:40

Maybe some enterprising chap with a CNC mill should read all the comments and start knocking out the perfect rule(r)

Thread: Natural gas for TIG welding
01/04/2019 17:19:04

I think natural gas could be a very good shield gas. If you turn on the flow long enough before striking the arc to create the optimal gas/air mix and if you have a suficently robust workshop. The gas will consume all the oxygen and create a CO2/N2 environment. Also as the reaction is exothermic it will preheat the work.

The unfortunate side effect is making the operator inert, but hey nothing is perfect.

BTW Hydrogen is used as a shield gas for Nickel, so CH4 may not be such a daft idea.crook

Edited By AdrianR on 01/04/2019 17:20:14

Thread: seals for mini lathe tapered roller bearings?
01/04/2019 12:22:50

Sealed TRBs? **LINK**

Thread: You tube videos of entertainment if not informative
31/03/2019 19:01:58

This is interesting about precision **LINK**

Thread: Odd bolt size
31/03/2019 16:38:12

The reason i noticed it was that i am in the middle of relocating and of course my 14mm spanner is at my other place 160 miles away. At least screw fix have some cheep spanners.

Will be great when the workshop build is finished and I can move it all.

31/03/2019 12:19:24

I have just bought a cheep ebay engine hoist and the bolts that hold the castors on are M8. The odd thing is the head and nuts are 14mm across the flats.

I am pretty sure they are metric as they have specification 8.8 on the heads.

Googling bolt dimensions says they should be 13mm.

Anyone have any idea why they are 14mm?

Thread: Vickers Bl 8 inch Howitzer cannon of 1917
31/03/2019 10:25:53

Just a thought about the wheel strakes. In 1917 traction engines were more common so people would be used to what wheels should look like. Perhaps they are just put on that way because it was the norm.

Thread: Non-Drip Gloss Paint
29/03/2019 16:34:56

I stir non drip gloss to get a better finish. As long as it is not too hot/cold, you can get it so that it brushes on and spreads just enough to remove the brush strokes, then re-gels and stops the runs.

Thread: Free 2D drawing programs
28/03/2019 18:34:44

I have just started to use LibreCAD It is a bit more basic than QCAD but is totally free.

Thread: Myford Super 7 Bed Wear
28/03/2019 08:31:00

I cant remember if it was on this site and cant remember its name. I read about an epoxy like compound that is designed for repairing slide ways.

Maybe someone who is not having a senior moment knows of it.

Thread: Collet Chuck or not ?
27/03/2019 08:14:15


You could face your block by using a faceplate, if you have one.

Harrold Hall's page

Thread: End mill sharpening jig
26/03/2019 17:21:44

Which book? I have two books with different designs and neither have those dimensions.

Thread: What colour
26/03/2019 17:11:46

Welcome from another newby.

I would vote for green.

Thread: Mini lathe
25/03/2019 17:41:32

Another thing to look out for are brushes sticking and not pressing against the commutator properly.

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