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Thread: Drummond type M tailstock alignment
22/06/2022 13:30:37

Hi Daniel

I have some spare tailstock parts.

You can have them if you like, They may help you.20220622_125422.jpg

P.M. me if you do.


Thread: Sherline lathe
11/05/2022 23:42:03

Hi ega,

Yes they do work well and are much better than using a tee key.

I opted to change the thread on the sherline from 10-32 to 5mm. Not a problem as the pitches are almost identical at 32 and 31.75 and the 5mm tap removes just a small amount of metal from the 3/16" 10-32 thread.

I've just bought these on ali express to fit the tool posts on the sherline. With postage tax and a £5 discount I get 4 levers for £4.01p, yes £4.01p


22/04/2022 18:52:07

Hi eva,

Yes they are a useful addition to the lathe.

Forgot to mention they are spring loaded around a hexagonal top so are adjustable for position.

No it may look like blue tack but it's just a cardboard cereal box base. Just felt a little compression was a good idea when mounting the lathe on the baseboard


22/04/2022 16:12:15

Just received some mini locking levers from the far east.

Installed one on the tailstock and one on the cross slide stop.

Really pleased with them, I would guess most sherline users get fed up reaching for the tee key and I'm no exception.

5mm thread so you need to re thread with 5mm tap.

Got them off ali express at jadkinsta official store, cheap as chips, £2.38 for the two.20220422_154051.jpg



Thread: Tracy Tools Delivery
01/04/2022 20:00:37

Tracy tools are a great company, first class products and postal service.

You get what you pay for.

I bought a 6mm hss tap for £12, not cheap but first class quality.

My invoice total was £18, so £6 for vat and postage?

It could have been posted R.M. first class for less than £2 but there is no guarantee of next day delivery.

Like I say you get what you pay for, I have no complaints I want it quick so extra cost suits me.

Edited By geoff walker 1 on 01/04/2022 20:28:09

Thread: Myford Lever Action Tailstock Design and Build
22/03/2022 12:59:37

Hi Pete,

I recall a comment you made some years ago, " it's amazing what you find inside a block of metal".

nice work mate, I have followed this thread with real interest.

........and I'll tell you something, you will not regret making a lever tailstock attachment.

Had mine 11 years, would not be without it.


22/03/2022 12:59:36

Hi Pete,

I recall a comment you made some years ago, " it's amazing what you find inside a block of metal".

nice work mate, I have followed this thread with real interest.

........and I'll tell you something, you will not regret making a lever tailstock attachment.

Had mine 11 years, would not be without it.


Thread: Lever operated tailstock attachment Myford
09/03/2022 11:46:39

Had mine for 12 years.

One of the first accessories I made.

The castings shown in David George's post earlier in the thread are cast from the patterns I made.

Shown in the photo on a Myford M type and in answer to Davids question they are also good for the ML7.

.............and for George, as hopper suggest, rotate it and have the handle upright.20191104_104732.jpg


Thread: Thompstone Engine
27/02/2022 11:03:49

Hi Paul,

If you are using cast iron I wouldn't bother with silver soldering.

JB weld is great and perfect for your application.

Good advice from Jason, leave a small radius at the end of the slots, have a narrower channel, and don't get carried away using to much adhesive.

Photo is of a cast iron cylinder I made recently, similar to the thompstone design.



Thread: HE30/6082 Aluminium alloy
27/01/2022 14:01:01

Hi Guys,

Apologies for the delay in replying, life has been somewhat hectic!

your comments have been of interest and of course informative, for which I thank you.

Yes Bill you're right, hard anodising is pricey. I made an enquiry at a company nearby and was surprised how much it may cost for such a small item.

I'm still proceeding with the same design and yes Neil I will post some pictures.

Looks like it may be a "bitsa", of different materials, keeping the cost down but still having a reliable working slide (hopefully).

Cheers Geoff

21/01/2022 13:23:38

Hi All,

I have a Sherline lathe for which I am currently designing a topslide, I don't like the one offered by sherline but that's another story.

I would like to make it from aluminium alloy and thought that HE30/6082 may be a suitable choice.

It will be a traditional vee slide arrangment using a suitable gib strip and adjustment screws.

Anyone thoughts opinions are welcome. I'm ok with the mechanics of it all it's principally advice on materials that I'm looking for, including the gib strip.

Thanks Geoff

Thread: What Did you do Today 2022
18/01/2022 11:43:15

Different? I like it!

You could say the arrangement linking the eccentric to slide is unconventional , but nevertheless very interesting and well made.

Don't know your name but well done


Thread: crispy fluffy roast potatoes
06/01/2022 14:10:57

Yeah, the bees knees them air friers, they make great chips.

Ady, Dan Quayle was the " potatoe " man, not Bush.

Thread: bolton steam museum
27/12/2021 11:35:54

Hi All,

Tomorrow and Wednesday are steaming days at the museum, 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. both days.

No admission charge and parking is free although a donation is gratefully received.

I'm going tomorrow, well worth the drive if you have the time and if you love seeing the old girls in steam, as I am sure most you do, a great day out.

I've no connection to the museum, I just admire what the guys there do.


Thread: jury service
16/12/2021 18:51:52

Well referring back to the original post, I've been reprieved or should I say excused from jury service.

Very pleased, of course and having done jury service on two occasions one as foreman of the jury I really had no desire to do it again.

All I did was tell them I was over 70 and that was it, simple enough.

Whoever takes my place good luck to them, do your duty, as I did, twice, you never know you may enjoy it

Thread: Over 70 Driving Licence Renewal
04/12/2021 18:14:29

Just been through the over 70 on line licence renewal, no problems at all, DVLA is functioning well today.


Thread: A Lightweight Husky
04/12/2021 15:09:16

Hi Jason,

Thanks for the reply, that helps a lot.

I found it difficult to see how the exhaust would work efficiently with the piston leading and therefore without a stroke of the piston backing it up, so to speak. But clearly it does and seems to be in some respects a matter of having sufficient surface area to allow the expanding steam to escape.

I shall follow this project with interest.

I would like to make it but my big problem is I have no silver soldering facility and I assume that will be how the exhaust is attached to the cylinder. Is JBW an option?

Final point. The three exhaust holes, could that be an elongated hole cut through the side with a slot drill?

Cheers Geoff

04/12/2021 09:48:57

Very nice Jason, really like your design.

Will be your popular 24mm size?

Can you explain to me how the exhaust works? Hope that's not a daft question.

It's the dynamics that puzzle me.

Is there any significance in the shape of the exhaust, twin and being wrapped around the cylinder

Would it function just as well with a single exhaust pipe at the front of the cylinder.

Cheers geoff

Thread: jury service
01/12/2021 18:19:04

Thanks for the replies gents,

The form is in the post Ady.

Dave W's post sums up many peoples frustration with Jury service.

For me it's a 5 mile early morning bus trip to the nearest main line station. Next a 20 mile rail journey on a crowded commuter train (covid filled train? ) into Liverpool lime street and then a 10 minute walk to the crown court, all in midwinter. When you arrive there is every chance you hang about for a while a then some clerk will come along and say " thanks for coming you can go home now, see you tomorrow. Prompt at 9 a.m. What waste of time!!!!!

Well let's see what happens


01/12/2021 15:33:11


I'm proof that you do, age raised to 75 since 2016.

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