Here is a list of all the postings fishy-steve has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Laser Tachometer|
|Thread: Telescopic bore gauges|
I've got a cheap set in a blue wallet.(not from ARC). For me they are only any use for picking your nose with.
I have now purchased a set of second hand Starrett 229s.(The same as the set I use at work.)
A point that is worth making is that the Starrett 229s have 1 fixed bar and one sliding. In my experience it is far easier to get the correct feel with this type of telescopic gauge. The cheap sets tend to have 2 sliding bars. Also, I believe Starrett make a set with 2 sliding bars. Maybe someone could confirm this?
|Thread: Simple WorkshopTips|
|Thread: What new lathe?|
Not sure if I would have it that close to the wall though. I've had to remove my tailstock a couple of times to face off extra long jobs that were sat in a steady. Looks like the wall will prevent you easily doing so? Completely unnecessary if you only machine short lengths of course or if the machine isn't sited yet.
|Thread: Chester 836 Milling Machine|
I use one in work. I'd say it's a bit light for Industrial use but a good machine for hobby use. It has had light use in the 5 years that we've had it from new. The one shot lube pump broke pretty early on.
If you need more info just shout.
|Thread: Boxford Screwcutting box / Leadscrew binding|
Has luck would have it. I have some for sale on ebay! 😁
|Thread: What is this grinder?|
I found that side of the wheel very useful for doing the top rake of a right handed tool. That way you can easily keep an eye on the cutting edge and not catch the tool or your fingers on the other side of the wheel.
Using the reversing switch meant the grindng forces are down as are the sparks.
Edited By fishy-steve on 16/03/2019 09:59:48
|Thread: Mystery object|
|Thread: Digital speed display|
I hope you have more luck with it than I had with mine Bill.
I purchased one from an ebay seller in China and it was faulty from the get go.
It would have been more expensive to send it back than it was worth.
Lesson learnt though. I pay a bit more now and only buy from UK based resellers.
|Thread: Split die cutting undersize|
Probably a silly question but what diameter is the material your threading. You didn't say you have turned it. Is it possible you've picked up 12mm BDS instead of 1/2" by any chance?
|Thread: Homemade Grinder Advice|
If you go down the route of buying a Clarkson T+CG try and get one with lots of the accessories. They can be very expensive. If you buy just the bare machine your back to the "best use of your time" problem. You will have to make all sorts of additional tooling to make any use of the machine.
I still find that if I need to grind up a lathe tool I will do it free hand on the bench grinder.
|Thread: Restoration and modifications to a Tom Senior light vertical mill|
Very nice. I was following that very machine on ebay!
I've noticed a steady increase in value over the years. Yours is a particularly nice example.
|Thread: Vertex Rotary Table equal 13 sectors|
For a 90:1 rotary table.
90/13 = 6 12/13 = 6 turns and 36 holes in a 39 hole plate.
|Thread: Wall Storage Recommendation|
|Thread: Reverse thread cutting|
I never have to tighten the rear saddle clap screws when parting off with HSS..
I purchased a parting tool from JB cutting tools at the midlands show this year. My Boxford can easily part off in the conventional manner when using it. I have yet to try it in the rear tool post. I think this would probably be the best set up though.
Edited By fishy-steve on 22/12/2018 17:31:31
Edited By fishy-steve on 22/12/2018 17:31:48
As far as parting off with a rear mounted tool post, just invert the tool and run in the conventional manner.
I do it that way on my Boxford.
|Thread: Rotary table|
Criterion rotary tables had a removable centre that had a slot cut through the centre to make removal easier. They were screwed in. Unfortunately on removal there was no morse taper cut in the bore.
|Thread: An alternative to parting-off|
What sort of accuracy can be achieved with the optical centre finder? I've never used one.
Thinking on it a bit your method would only work on my Boxford if I allowed for the fact that my tailstock is sitting a couple of thou low due to wear on the base. I must get around to shimming it up.
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