Here is a list of all the postings Roger Williams 2 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: New Holbrook Lathe to replace my Boxford|
Holbrook H20, beautiful lathe !. Keep it somewhere !.
|Thread: VFD - which is best please ?|
Bit lost with some of the answers , but in my case , I bought a seconhand Jaguar Cub off ebay many years ago, 2.2kw for my DSG, screwed it to the wall with an emergency stop on the headstock . Perhaps Ive done it wrong, but looks safe to me anyway.
|Thread: Looking for engineers|
Get youself a Diamond Toolholder from Eccentric engineering , saves a lot of messing about grinding all the facets by hand . Clamp HSS bit in the jig provided in the kit, a few passes across the wheel, job done.
|Thread: show us your workshop.|
Steviegtr, keep up the good work !. Have always loved pictures of peoples workshops , mainly for inspiration and the pleasure of seeing the equipment.
Oily rag, why on earth do say you found U tube content extremely sad ?. Were you watching funerals ?. I know its all subjective, but in my opinion, theres everything imaginable on U tube, and most of the time a lot better than TV. Historical, machining, welding, woodwork, battleships, railways, motorcycles, cars, just about anything you can think of !!!.
|Thread: David Wilks, Sheffield.|
Thanks for the replies . All we can do is hope hes fit and well. Might give that company a ring on Monday !.
Hello all, I know this is a bit of a long shot, but does anyone know whats happened to David Wilks , a machinist from Sheffield. He used to do a lot of videos on U tube about trepanning , on hard steels like Inconel . Its been many months since his last video and am getting concerned, probably like a lot of people that something has happened to him !.
Do hope hes OK . Many thanks.
|Thread: San Ou K72 - 200 4Jaw Chuck Sitrep|
Im lost !?. Must be missing something here, its an independant 4 jaw, so what you have written tell us nothing .....sorry. Unless you mean the chuck is a 4 jaw self centreing one ????.
|Thread: Cheap Chinese 3jaw chuck.|
Hello all, bought a 4 inch self centreing Chinese 3jaw chuck (£43) off ebay, made a backplate and fitted it to a spin indexer. Chucked a piece of 3/4 inch ground bar and checked the runnout - 1 1/2 thousands of an inch !!!!.
Not bad at all. Incredible value.
As an aside, my friend asked me some time ago if I could repair a bottom guide runner of a VW Transporter sliding door , VW price about £110 . Got one off ebay , Chinese of course , for £8.90. Beautifully made too. Delivery included. Bloody hell !!.
|Thread: What lathes have you had?|
Myford ML7, owned for 35years, excellent lathe, now sold.
Hardinge HLVH ( KL1), owned for 8 years, superb lathe, now sold unfortunately, needed some room.
DSG 13/30, owned for 6 years, see me out now, superb lathe in every respect.
|Thread: Free MEW and ME mags.|
Hello all, having a clearout, 15 MEW mags and few ME mags, from approx 2010 to 2017 , Graham Meeks book too. Free to the first person who PM,s me. Collection ONLY from Teignmouth, Devon. I wiil recycle them otherwise. Cheers
|Thread: Gender neutral ships.|
PC gone bleeding mad. Scottish Maritime museum removing all reference to ships being referred to as 'she', they must now be called 'it'. I hope its an April fools joke. Please someone tell me its a joke....
|Thread: Notre Dame|
Alan Waddington 2, well said. Makes me angry when I see people on street corners in the rain collecting money for cancer research, when they will now spend billions on a building which is just a monument to human stupidity.
|Thread: Just desserts|
Plasma, well said !. The poacher would have died in agony, .
Reminds me of the picture of a certain prince kneeling by the side of a 1 ton water buffalo he had just shot, he didnt feel any pain though.
|Thread: Simple WorkshopTips|
Put a blob of red paint by the zero on the lathe crosslide dial, so easy to return it back without looking at the numbers when screwcutting.
|Thread: Why do we do it?|
Silly old duffer , +1
|Thread: Lathe screwcutting|
Buy a Hardinge HLVH with the "outside" Myford changewheel set up for metric pitches if necessary, makes screwcutting an absolute joy.
Also, if you can reverse the spindle with a forward reverse clutch setup you can disingage the half nuts when cutting metric with an imperial leadscrew. Theres a good article somewhere by a chap whos name , I think, is Conrad Hoffman on the subject.
|Thread: PCM Boring head.|
Hello Chris, you are right, one for the scrap bin !. I only bought it to convert for ball turning on the lathe, so didnt want anything fancy.
Hello all, saw this on ebay yesterday (in the post!)and took a chance on it and for £15 , seemed worth it. It certainly looks well made and being Swiss, probably is.
|Thread: Lathe Identification|
Carl Wilson said it was utter shite, I dont think its that good.
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