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: Lathe idenification|
My first guess would be an Asian clone of the Emco Compact 8. I have the original and I am very happy with the lathe.
|Thread: Steam Boiler|
I only found these on the Internet, seems you have to buy a copy, others may be able to find it.
Most states in Australia accepts model boilers made from "Duplex" stainless steel. Have you contacted your club boiler inspector about using Inconel steel, you may have trouble getting it certified.
|Thread: Suitability of hot rolled steel for machining|
I too use a lot of hot rolled steel, and use carbide tools to get rid of the scale. It works well for the things I make but it is a bit more difficult to get a nice finish like you get with a free cutting steel.
|Thread: Knurling speed|
|Thread: Completed models - just out of interest|
I have kept some of the model steam engines I have made, other I have given to friends. Occasionally I run the models just for fun.
|Thread: More Workshop space, shall I or not..?|
I know what you mean about small workshop, mine is about 2.5m x 1.7m so may be slightly larger. I assume you are also thinking about putting the railway in your shed if possible to free "the other space" for your lathe and mill. Let us know what you end up with.
|Thread: Microsoft Word|
I usually use PDF when sending/publishing files, works on most computer systems.
|Thread: Windows Update (Again)|
You are not the only one that have troubles with the Windows Update, I have set mine to not update automatically so I can decide myself when to update.
|Thread: Digital angle gauges|
The one I have still works after several years, I do have to replace the batteries after a year or so.
|Thread: Tangential tools ?|
As John, I have made my own tangential tools. They work very well and as others have said, they are easy to grind. If the work has a hard skin I use carbide tipped tools for the roughing cut and a tangential tool for the finishing cuts.
|Thread: Recommended way to obtain a back issue|
|Thread: KX1 CNC Mill Clearance Offer|
Congratulations with your new toy Jason, I guess you will keep us posted on your CNS progress.
|Thread: Inverter Rating|
Have you read this thread?
|Thread: Alternative materials|
If you only run your machines for a short time and not 24/7 I think brass should last for a long time. I assume you will provide proper lubrication. I often use brass instead of gunmetal, and have had no problems, but I only run my small engines for a short time - less than 30 min. - and always oil moving parts.
|Thread: Decoding Ser# of Emcomat 8.4/8.6 Lathe|
My Emco Compact 8 purchased in 1976 has the number B17606082 stamped on the bed, if skipping the B1 part, may be it was manufactured in June 1976. So may be four numbering systems? Or does B1 just mean Compact 8?
|Thread: B7 BP steel|
|Thread: Fly cutter bits|
I hope this link may also be of help.
|Thread: Getting started with gear cutting.|
For machinery you will obviously need either a lathe with vertical slide or a milling machine, and a dividing head. For tooling you will need an arbor to hold your gear cutters and some gear cutters. You can buy gear cutters from RDG, or you can make your own. I have made my own gearcutters, I also made my own dividing head. To hold the gear blanks I made an arbor with one end fitting into the MT mandrel of the dividing head, the other end fitting the hole in the gear blank.
The subject has been discussed before, here are a few links:
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