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: 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:
|Thread: Myford 33t and 34t gears for metric threads|
The 33T seems to be available.
Edited By Thor on 28/01/2019 05:12:40
It seems the 33T is available from RDG.
|Thread: Round indexable tips.|
|Thread: The Diamond Tool Holder|
I have made two of them, excellent tools. I use them for finishing cuts.
Edited By Thor on 20/01/2019 10:37:58
|Thread: Cutting a large chunk of nice aluminium into workable pieces|
Lucky you. A friend got a similar thickness off-cut of marine aluminium alloy and we used an angle grinder with an abrasive disk intended for use on aluminium and its alloys. A few cuts were made using a hacksaw, we had less than half your temperature though. I have used a chunk of it to make a housing for a small turbine I'm working on.
I had a look in your album and the carriage and compound slide looks very nice, well done.
|Thread: Use of Colour on Drawings|
My preference would be No 2, as Andrew I think No 3 obscure detail and makes it more difficult to read for my old eyes.
|Thread: lathe to cut 26tpi|
Welcome to the forum. You don't say what your budget is but may be a lathe with a 10 in. swing, and I assume you want an imperial version if you cut a lot of imperial threads. If you want a new lathe the Warco 250V is one option and seems to be available in an imperial version. A second hand British made lathe in good condition would be another option.
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