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Thread: Gallium
07/05/2022 12:51:50

Thanks for the link, new use to me.


Thread: Tools needed to build a 3 1/2in gauge Tich
06/05/2022 07:47:29

Hi Steven,

Welcome to the forum. I assume you have (or have access to) a lathe and the required lathe tools. Follow John's advice, if you give your approximate location there may be someone close that could advice you.


Thread: Which beginners lathe is best
05/05/2022 14:29:27

Hi Phil,

I own an old Emco Compact 8 and it is still delivering good work. I don't know why Dave say the Emco is not good at running in reverse as there is no chance the chuck will come off, cutting left-hand threads might be more difficult though. I have made extra change-gears for it to cut Module threads and some other tools. Good luck with your first lathe.


Thread: Thread gears for Warco GH-1322 lathe.
04/05/2022 10:33:23

Hi Tristan,

The Warco 1322 with 32-85-100 gears are the setup used for metric feeds. It should be possible to remove those gears and replace them with others. The 42-127-120-42 combination of gears you give in your first post is for metric threading, other gears are needed for imperial threading as given in the manual Jason linked to. You should have a collection of change-gears for the lathe.


04/05/2022 10:01:27

Hi Tristan,

Are you sure you are looking at threading? To me, mm/revolution sounds like you are looking at the feed chart.


Thread: IC Engine Liquidation
02/05/2022 05:46:29

Most certainly impressive work, a very talented mailman.


Thread: Imported Boxford ME10 Needs help
29/04/2022 07:06:20

Hi Mark,

Welcome to the forum. Amazone has Boxford backplates and you can of course, get backplates from UK companies like Warco, Arc etc. delivery cost may be high though.


Thread: Fobco Star Floor Stand / Storage Cabinet
28/04/2022 18:57:53

Hi Anthony,

I'm using a tool-cabinet with drawers, similar to this, for my 120kg milling machine. I put a thick piece of kitchen top on top of it and some angle iron to support it. I also changed the wheels. It has done the job for over a decade, the drawers are handy for the milling machine tools and cutters.


Thread: Size of a Boxford metric Lead Screw
27/04/2022 08:59:54

Hi Kim,

Have you tried asking the Boxford group?


Thread: What insert tool
26/04/2022 18:01:12

Hi Dell,

Your first link points to CCMW060204 inserts, if you have a holder for them the HSS inserts should drop right in, as you say they are easy to sharpen. What the codes mean are explained here.


Edited By Thor 🇳🇴 on 26/04/2022 18:04:45

Thread: Starrett Micrometer Gauge
26/04/2022 07:18:45

There is a similar one for sale on ebay, might give you a clue about what it is worth.


Thread: How many chucks does one person need?!?!
26/04/2022 06:58:00

I too agree with Dave (SOD), and have a collection of chucks in different sizes, both self-centring and independent and a collet chuck. I like to be able to use a chuck that works well for clampinf the workpiece I'm working on.


Thread: A Remarkable Model Engineer
25/04/2022 05:57:36

+1 yes

Thread: Flamemaster Torch
24/04/2022 14:26:02

Hi Ian,

Yes, a photo could be handy as Bernard says, I assume your Flamemaster torch is similar to this?


Thread: Matching mystery Jaws to chuck
19/04/2022 07:22:39

Hi Rick,

Welcome to the forum. On my self-centering 3-jaws the chucks have a number stamped for each jaw slot and each jaw is stamped as you describe and of course, go into the slot with matching number. I assume you have already cheked this thread?


Thread: ME pipe fittings
19/04/2022 05:58:58

Hi Alan,

Union nut sizes was discussed earlier, see here. May be you will find this link helpful


Thread: Sigh, practicing a skill I would rather not need
18/04/2022 12:44:55
Posted by Baz on 18/04/2022 11:35:01:

Thor cannot understand a word in the link you posted but they look like stellite drills, great for drilling anything hard but have to be run hot, no coolant. Unfortunately stellite is now difficult to get hold of.

Sorry Baz, I used an example from a Swedish supplier I use, just to show the shape. They are used to drill out broken taps much the same way the D-bit Dave used. They are made from tungsten carbide and ned 1500 to 3500 RPM and a steady feed.


18/04/2022 10:59:33

Hi Dave,

You are not the only one that has broken a M5 serial tap. I have never seen a carbide D-bit used to remove the broken tap, only a tool that was triangular in shape.


Thread: Hello from New Zealand
15/04/2022 07:36:39

Hi Leon,

Welcome to the forum, that is a nice and well equipped workshop. Good luck with the Stuart.


Thread: Cutting my first gear
14/04/2022 11:01:18
Posted by Steve355 on 14/04/2022 10:54:07:

I’ve been using a Myford chuck for mine, but is there a way to convert it for a collet (ideally mt2)?

Yes, have a look at the bottom of this page.


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