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: Scam alert|
About 6 years ago I ripped my home phone clean out of the wall and threw it out of the window! I was up a ladder painting and the scammers caught me in a bad mood.
I have a mobile, who's number I only share with friends. When filling in online forms I make a number up.
I don't have anymore scam calls.
|Thread: New Pratt chuck without mounting holes|
It looks like it originally had a screwed bore. If you look closely it's had a screwed insert added and locked with a grub screw.
|Thread: Rod Stewart's Model Railway|
Looks like he's managed to squeeze in a couple of blast furnaces too.
Who would have thought.
|Thread: Fly Tying Vice|
Lovely looking vice and fly!
The design looks simular to a LAW vice.
|Thread: Boxford metric lead screw fitted to imperial lathe?|
It does look like you will need to purchase an imperial leadscrew and clasp nuts. Also 24,26,28,32,36,44,48 and 127/100 change gears if you have an imperial model A but want full metric screwcutting functionality .
+1 for Brians book.
|Thread: Tom Senior M1 Vertical Head Drawing|
The picture of the drawing is all I have. I managed to find it late last night. I was going to send it to you today.
I replaced the bearings in my knuckle head a couple of years ago. From memory the bearings were considerable more expensive than a metric equivalent.
If I had to change them again I might consider re-engineering the casting to take metric bearings.
Out of interest do you have a link to the bearings you purchased?
Which vertical head are you interested in? S type or knuckle head?
|Thread: Safety Glasses|
I use these. **LINK**
Cheap as chips !
|Thread: Automotive starter ring (ring gear)|
Could you chain drill the centre out and finish the bore on the lathe? Alot quicker than milling.
As Howard says. A lathe that can swing that diameter should be able to manage intermittent cutting.
|Thread: Chester 836 Milling Machine|
No problem for me to reply but if you want specific details about the Chester 836 best wait for me to get back to work.
You should know that our machine has only one pully as supplied. It's a synchronous pulley and belt.
Just to add. My opinion of the machine hasn't changed from my first reply to Colin. This is NOT an industrial quality machine.
Edited By fishy-steve on 31/07/2019 10:57:59
Edited By fishy-steve on 31/07/2019 11:12:37
|Thread: Inverter Remote Stop button.|
Did the article ever get written?
I'm running my Meddings drill using the IMO Jaguar Cub inverter. I currently run it directly from the inverter but I want to run it from a remote control station. Start/Stop and speed control pot.
|Thread: Hi from south Wales.|
Small world. So am I.
|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.
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