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Member postings for Roger Williams 2

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
12/01/2022 13:58:52

Holbrook H20, beautiful lathe !. Keep it somewhere !.

Thread: VFD - which is best please ?
31/12/2021 21:58:49

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
27/11/2021 09:01:31

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.
25/11/2021 15:40:40

Steviegtr, keep up the good work !. Have always loved pictures of peoples workshops , mainly for inspiration and the pleasure of seeing the equipment.

25/11/2021 15:34:53

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.
20/11/2021 08:35:34

Thanks for the replies . All we can do is hope hes fit and well. Might give that company a ring on Monday !.

19/11/2021 20:15:26

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
22/07/2021 08:47:58

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.
14/07/2021 21:59:25

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?
21/07/2019 17:48:35

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.
13/06/2019 17:02:29

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.
25/04/2019 10:17:22

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
16/04/2019 13:57:04

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
10/04/2019 18:43:57

Plasma, well said !. The poacher would have died in agony, yes.

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
06/04/2019 10:33:47

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?
22/03/2019 18:51:27

Silly old duffer , +1

Thread: Lathe screwcutting
07/03/2019 13:43:37

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.
02/03/2019 18:25:11

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.

02/03/2019 10:30:59

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.

So, the question is, has anyone come across one of these before in their travels and are they any good ?. Many thanks.s-l1600-5.jpg

Thread: Lathe Identification
21/02/2019 21:04:39

Carl Wilson said it was utter shite, I dont think its that good.

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