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Thread: How to choose a high quality end mill cutter?
29/03/2022 08:20:58

Hi David,

I too use HSS Cobalt cutters on my milling machine. If you want good cutters and don't mind the price I would say Dormer or other brand name cutters. I have also used the cutters from ARC that Jason mentioned and they work well. After I made a toolgrinder to grind the cutting teeth on my endmills and slotdrills I have used cheaper unbranded cutters made in Asia. Carbide cutters are used to remove the hard skin on castings or when working on hot rolled stell.


Thread: Boxford newbie
27/03/2022 07:53:46

Hi David,

Welcome to the forum. I too can recommend the book. As said, you should be able to cut metric threads provided you have the correct change gears. There is more about your lathe at, and you should be able to buy changewheels from them too. There is a Boxford user group here, and a metric conversion chart.
 Does your lathe have a L00 taper spindle?



Edited By Thor 🇳🇴 on 27/03/2022 08:02:33

Thread: Finding things
26/03/2022 05:48:55

I understand I'm not the only one having trouble remembering where I put things.


Thread: boiler treatment?
24/03/2022 14:58:23

Hi Terry,

Link to previous thread:



Thread: hi from durham
24/03/2022 07:57:27

Hi Dave,

Welcome to the forum, lotsof helpful guys here.


Thread: Using kerosene to clean ground surfaces
24/03/2022 07:54:10

Kerosene will work but doesn't smell very nice and isn't good for your health. Wipe it off and apply a thine fim of oil.


Thread: setting up new hobby shop
23/03/2022 18:18:58

Hi Jordan,

Welcome to the forum. If you can find a second-hand Myford in good condition at a good price you will get a lathe that it is easy to find accessories for. If you don't have much experience with lathes and don't have anyone who can advice you on a second hand lathe 's condition, a new Chinese lathe may be best. I own a Chinese lathe and it has worked well for a decade. Remember, in addition to the lathe you need tools, measuring equipment etc. that will eat into your budget.


Thread: Which angle plate for Myford?
23/03/2022 07:34:41

Nice lathe dogs Hopper, I guess you don't mind if I copy them.


23/03/2022 04:57:23

I too use a home made angle plate on the lathe faceplate, I made my angle plate to suit my lathe faceplate and I made a curved edge to match the faceplate. It gets used quite often. I have also made my own lathe dogs, not difficult if you have access to a milling machine, could also be filed to shape.




Edited By Thor 🇳🇴 on 23/03/2022 04:58:29

Thread: SAE 1144 Stressproof
22/03/2022 08:03:15

Doesn't the SAE 1144 steel have a bit more Manganese than EN8/9 and around 0.2% Sulphur so it is free-cutting? Similar to what we call 44SMn28.


Thread: Setting up a Warco BH600G
21/03/2022 15:03:14

Hi Michael,

The manual for my lathe recommends Mobilgear 627 for the gearbox, after three months I replaced the oil with ATF transmission fluid because it was readily available where I live. I assume hydraulic oil would work too, doesn't the manual say which lubricants to use?


Thread: Setting up my workshop
21/03/2022 14:53:43

That is a very nice workshop, good luck with the Stuart.


Thread: Stuart 10V - rust in valve chest
20/03/2022 14:13:17

If you run your engines on compressed air you might use an in-line oiler like this. This will lubricate not only the Valve system but also the Piston. A Displacement Lubricator needs steam to work properly.


Thread: Which bonding agent
20/03/2022 07:35:53

I have always used epoxy both for Aluminium and mild steel. Yes, it can be a bit messy, use disposable gloves. Loctite do have epoxy, see here.


Thread: What is the Box on top of motor
18/03/2022 16:06:00

Hi Adrian,

Welcome to the forum. How to post photos here. My guess is you are right it is a capacitor problem, one place to look is here.


Edited By Thor 🇳🇴 on 18/03/2022 16:06:34

Thread: Setting up a Warco BH600G
18/03/2022 15:58:40
Posted by Michael Smith 26 on 18/03/2022 15:28:39:


On the VFD - mine is a single phase - from what I've read I won't be able to fit a VFD without also switching to a 3ph motor, is that correct?

You usually need a 3ph motor if you want to run it from a VFD (inverter), you may find inverters that can drive single phase motors, but probably at a higher price. I bought a 3ph motor for my lathe when I installed an inverter.


Thread: Hello all.
18/03/2022 11:35:19

Hi Stewart,

Welcome to the forum.


Thread: Step Turning Carburettor Needles - Video
17/03/2022 17:28:42

I had no problem viewing the video, about what I do when turning down small diameter rods.


Thread: Changing my Email client
16/03/2022 14:57:34

I have used Thunderbird for many years, works for me.


Thread: Chuck backplate from steel weldment?
16/03/2022 07:14:27

Hi Mike,

I have done the same as you want to do, mount a 3-jaw SC chuck on my Rotary Table. I used a 10mm thick plate of mild steel. I drilled 4 holes so it could bemounted on my RT, first I drilled tapping size holes and tapped them. Then I could mount the workpiece on the lathe faceplate and face each side and turn the spigot for the chuck. I have used this chuck for over a decade. Good luck.


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