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: Turning Cast Iron question - Health & Cleaning Up|
I have turned (and milled) a few cast iron items and I try to cover the slideways of the lathe and I wear a dust mask. After I have finished turning I use the old Hoover.
|Thread: Which milling cutter shank for ER collets|
I often use threaded shank end mills or slot drills in my ER chucks without any problems, just remember that the nuts on ER chucks need to be tightened with a fairly high torque.
|Thread: Tracy Tools|
I have ordered taps and dies from Tracy Tools several times and I am very satisfied with the items I received.
|Thread: Removing Flux|
Diluted sulphuric acid is often used for pickling, but must be handled carefully. I now use citric acid in warm water.
|Thread: 2mt Myford Collet|
If you can't find one you could try and make one?
Edited By Thor on 01/05/2019 05:51:18
|Thread: Is it Brass or Bronze|
It has been discussed before,
|Thread: Cheddar Models Boiler with Worthington Duplex Pump|
Very nice work Gerald, thanks for sharing.
|Thread: Brazing steel|
I have silver soldered (brazed) mild steel to leaded free-cutting steel without any problems when fabricating a small cylinder for a steam/compressed air engine.
|Thread: What a brilliant young man|
Yes, very impressive. Same guy as in this post?
Edited By Thor on 19/04/2019 12:48:18
|Thread: No 20 machine oil|
Hydraulic oils have many additives, usually also anti-wear additives (like zinc dialkyldithiophosphate), see here, or here. Sulphur based EP additives may attack yellow metal bearings. But I have never experienced any problem with hydraulic oil and yellow metal bearings.
|Thread: Black Holes|
Danny, you are not the only one with a workshop floor that acts like a black hole
|Thread: Lathe idenification|
You may be right about it being a Honden, don't know much of the Honden but I think I have the manual and I have made a few tools for the lathe, also sendt you a PM.
Edited By Thor on 11/04/2019 10:32:24
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.
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