Here is a list of all the postings Thor has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Hello - coming out of the shadows!|
|Thread: Emco V10p|
I have sent you a PM
There is a emcoV10lathe group at groups.io that may give you more information.
|Thread: Quick bolt Reserve Factor Calculator|
Thank you for the data on the smaller sizes.
|Thread: Rotary Table 3 or 4 slot?|
My Rotary Tables all have 4 slots, so 4 slots get my vote too. A friend of mine has a RT with 3 slots and he wishes it had 4.
|Thread: piston metal|
I have been using pistons made from free-cutting stainless steel (303) in gunmetal cylinders in several of my steam engines and that has worked well so far. Gunmetal may not be quite the same as bronze, bronze would probably be a bit harder.
|Thread: Marking out blueing or pens?|
I use both marker pens and layout blue. For laying out just a few lines or points the marker pens are very convenient, if laying out lines that will be used later on during several machining processes I use the more permanent layout blue.
|Thread: Milling Machine Identification|
If the Chester Champion is as heavy as the Warco ZX15 it weighs around 135kg. I don't know this particular model but I assume it should be easy to dismantle the head. I did that when I moved my milling machine (of similar weight) into my workshop. I did have the help of a younger (and stronger) friend, but it was not difficult to move. To get the mill into a van you could slide it up a couple of 2x4 wooden beams. Take care so you don't need a visit to your GP afterwards.
PS. Found this on the web.
Edited By Thor on 14/09/2020 10:14:14
|Thread: multi sided carbide tool recommendations steel, stainless, Iron?|
I use TPUN or similar that gives me three cutting edges, it was the first holder I got so the next tool I made was for the same carbide tips. Like Vic I use a HSS tangential tool for much of my turning jobs.
The clutch was discussed earlier on this forum, here are some of the links if you haven't already found them.
|Thread: Bench block for small parts - ice hockey puck|
I used hockey pucks to make levelling feet for my lathe several years ago. Here is a photo of I took during the fabrication (not yet finished):
The pucks are easy to machine and has served me well for many years.
|Thread: Steel stock for newbie ???|
Much good advice given in the previous posts. I too buy materials from Kennions and M-Machine. If you want to make steam engines you can of course buy sets with castings and you will get all (or most of) the materials you need. If you want to make your steam engines from stock material you may also need some Cast Iron, Brass or Leaded Gunmetal (LG2) for making the cylinder, glands, Steam Chest and so on. For steam engines mainly running on compressed air I use Cast Iron for the cylinder and piston. For steam engines that I run on steam I use LG2 for the cylinder and makes the piston and piston-rod from free-cutting stainless steel (303), I also use the same material for the slide-valve and rod. Reduces the chances of corrosion. Good luck with your engines.
|Thread: Picador Type Drill Grinding Jig Modifications|
It seems that Gray's article on the modelengineeringwebsite.com has been removed, may be moved to a DVD.
The link to to Gray''s posts on the MEM forum works for me, and should give much the same information. I have sent you a PM.
|Thread: Boring bars|
As Paul says, a bigger boring bar is more rigid. I too use several sizes and made a toolholder for my QCTP that will take round boring bars up to 14mm dia. I usually use boring bars with HSS toolbits.
Edited By Thor on 09/09/2020 05:29:40
|Thread: What does a tool look like?|
There are a few websites and PDF's you can download that describes turning, speeds and feeds and the tools used:
|Thread: Emco 8.6 - Tumble Reverse Position for Screwcutting?|
Here is an explanation on how to create Albums and post photos.
Edited By Thor on 03/09/2020 18:25:56
There is one free plan of a vertical boiler here, might be a bit smaller than you want.
You should also find some build logs here.
Edited By Thor on 30/08/2020 18:38:37
|Thread: Hoffman dividing head|
Edited By Thor on 30/08/2020 13:25:15
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