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Member postings for Michael Gilligan

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Thread: Some rather crass “Model Engineering” from Mercedes
12/06/2021 22:02:04

Even if it was affordably cheap, this would still be disappointing

... but, at the listed price crying 2

**LINK**

https://drivetribe.com/p/mercedes-unveils-weathered-mercedes-D-iZ74VYT6-6R6FdcSPWiw

MichaelG.

Thread: I Need this exact motor!
12/06/2021 21:07:59
Posted by Martin King 2 on 12/06/2021 13:04:43:

Hi Vic,

[…]

The small parts bottom right are clamps for plough planes, another project, one that has gone VERY well!

Cheers, Martin

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Vic, for info. ^^^

MichaelG.

Thread: Yet another scam
12/06/2021 13:46:35
Posted by LADmachining on 12/06/2021 12:46:21:
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 12/06/2021 07:07:47:

[…]

Mr Watson’s eMail address shows as: watson804@btinternet.com

... but of course he may be an innocent victim.

MichaelG.

He also can't decide whether his first name has one or two 'L's !

Anthony

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Perhaps because ‘one L’ is the real DPD man, and ‘two L’ is the innocent whose address has been hi-jacked.
... I found watson804 mentioned here: **LINK**

https://www.railfuture.org.uk/DL162

It looks like ‘railfuture’ Phil Watson’s identity may have been ‘borrowed’

MichaelG.

12/06/2021 07:07:47

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Mr Watson’s eMail address shows as: watson804@btinternet.com

... but of course he may be an innocent victim.

MichaelG.

Thread: Ebay and VAT as from July 1st.
11/06/2021 20:06:24
Posted by Carl on 11/06/2021 16:07:35:

This already happens to goods coming into UK from EU on eBay.....bye bye to bargains from Germany, France etc. (VAT on item and post)

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Yes, it was all pre-ordained EU-wide ... UK only ‘adopted early’ because we exited.

MichaelG.

11/06/2021 14:31:09

Seems logical ... VAT notionally collected at the point of import.

MichaelG.

Thread: Strange mini "turret" lathe?
11/06/2021 09:24:41

We collected the Nissel on Wednesday ... all went surprisingly well:

Seller helped me lift it [complete with his little ‘sack barrow’] onto my decorator’s hop-up, and I then slid it into the Suzuki. ... Trickiest part was then removing the sack barrow from under the machine !!

It’s very dirty and there are a few scratches from previous attempts at cleaning, but basically it all seems good.

Lots to learn, and lots of tidying to do ... but meanwhile I have this for inspiration surprise

**LINK** : https://all-in-optics.de/prototyping-eng/

Scroll down to the ‘Diamond-cutting’ paragraph, and watch the video !!

MichaelG.

Thread: Cutting Tool Applications
10/06/2021 22:59:17

Free download available here: **LINK**

http://www.opensourcemachinetools.org/archive-manuals/Cutting-Tool-Applications.pdf

MichaelG.

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Also, several other items of potential interest: **LINK**

http://opensourcemachinetools.org/wordpress/how-to-documentsarticles/

Thread: Can you recommend a UK supplier for good quality "mill board"?
10/06/2021 20:50:31
Posted by John Smith 47 on 10/06/2021 19:55:42:

[…]

"Mill board" appears to be a virgin material ...

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I feel obliged to ask : Did you read the DEF-STAN ?

MichaelG.

Thread: My Starrett clamp can cause cancer....
10/06/2021 17:19:14

Sorry, Howard ... I think you are perhaps missing the point that the dangers of apparently innocuous materials like Lead were not appreciated until quite recently.

We used Lead-based pigments in the paint on Baby’s toys and cot ... and gave the poor little thing tap-water that had flowed through miles of Lead pipe. None of the danger in this is revealed by “common sense” ... only by science, and the dissemination of information.

MichaelG.

Thread: Stuart 10v valve rod
09/06/2021 21:34:01
Posted by Nick Welburn on 09/06/2021 21:04:42:

Ok - progress has been made. Kinda! I’ve used the other tool post and really carefully set the tool height. I was probably 0.25mm or so down. […]

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I would say that’s at least 0.24mm too much devil

... dead-on, or just a touch high, would be preferable.

MichaelG.

Thread: Wolf Jahn 6mm Lathe Headstock problem
09/06/2021 14:32:24
Posted by Peter Cook 6 on 09/06/2021 13:37:21:

Thanks everyone. Some diligent searching online has revealed several images of identical headstocks. One (withdrawn from sale) at

Wolf Jahn Watchmakers Lathe Headstock For Sale in Glasnevin, Dublin from steve2011 (adverts.ie)

shows the headstock disassembled and the shape of the spindle is identical to mine. […]

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An excellent find, Peter yes

MichaelG.

Thread: Last Night's Astro Image
09/06/2021 07:48:19

I bet Galileo would be impressed !

**LINK**

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/see-the-first-images-nasa-s-juno-took-as-it-sailed-by-ganymede

MichaelG.

Thread: Wolf Jahn 6mm Lathe Headstock problem
09/06/2021 06:39:24

UPDATE

I have just found this:

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**LINK** http://www.terrysutcliffe.com/?p=378

... It may be worth contacting Terry Sutcliffe for an opinion.

MichaelG.

09/06/2021 06:24:53
Posted by david bennett 8 on 09/06/2021 02:06:51:

There is something dramatically wrong with your spindle. The link that MichaelG posted is exactly like yours should be (except for size) There should be double angle opposed bearing at each end of the spindle. Does the taper bearing at the rear on yours slide off? It is tapered the wrong way.

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I agree that would certainly be the more standard arrangement, David

But if anyone is likely to have devised a clever alternative, it would be Wolf Jahn.

I wonder if Peter’s lathe is an attempt [previously unseen by me] to produce a satisfactory bearing arrangement without the need for opposed double-taper assemblies ... It looks like this might be a master-stroke of Production Engineering.

MichaelG.

08/06/2021 20:48:03

This is not the spindle configuration that you have ... but it’s interesting viewing anyway:

**LINK**

https://youtu.be/DL6oKA8vXs0

MichaelG.

08/06/2021 19:48:34

I am almost sure that the pulley provides the necessary surface

... You will, of course, have noticed that the front bearing is ‘double taper’.

This is the classic arrangement for Geneva lathes.

The steep front taper is non-locking, so the very shallow taper behind it should never be able to lock-up.

... Normal use would never impose the force that you put on it whilst trying to remove the chuck.

MichaelG.

Thread: My Starrett clamp can cause cancer....
08/06/2021 19:33:50

The referenced website will give you the story: **LINK**

https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov

But if you’ve lived in Birmingham for a while, you have probably already ingested orders-of-magnitude more Lead than 63% of Californians would consider safe.

MichaelG.

Thread: Strange mini "turret" lathe?
08/06/2021 14:08:27
Posted by Clive Foster on 08/06/2021 11:55:17:

Michael

Your weight estimate sounds about right, possibly a touch high. […]

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Thanks Clive yes

MichaelG.

Thread: Filing machine uses?
08/06/2021 09:17:15
Posted by Mike Hurley on 08/06/2021 08:50:15:

I saw the Clickspring video use of a fine filing machine, seemed perfect for the job, but seemed a much smaller, precision instrument than the one I commented on.

Originally when I saw the item for sale I got the impression it was a much heaftier piece of kit, […]

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I’m sure you are correct, Mike: **LINK**

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/194185868595

MichaelG.

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