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Member postings for Roger Williams 2

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Thread: Screwcutting L/H Threads.
15/12/2014 19:34:12

Hello Kwil, yes I emailed him and he sells -1 negative shims, but at nearly £15, I will shop around first ! Cheers.

14/12/2014 22:02:31

Kwil, thanks for the reply. Ive just waded through the Sandvik Coromant threading PDF, and it says in there that you can use a R/H insert to cut a L/H thread as long as the shim is changed to a negative one. Conversly, you can cut a R/H thread with L/H insert, provided you use a positive shim !.

Certainly saves buying both types of insert, just 2 different shims.According to the blurb, using the "wrong" insert may cause insert movement at the beginning of the thread, so care is needed. Thats what it says anyway. Cheers.

14/12/2014 17:30:29

Hello all, I need to screwcut a l/h thread but am a bit confused about correct tooling. Im set up for normal r/h threading with inserts in a presumably r/h tool with a 1degree positive shim under the insert. The question therefor is, can I cut a l/h thread with what Ive got by changing to a negative shim, or do I have to obtain specific tooling to suit ?.. JBL dont sell anything for l/h threading it seems, unless Im looking in the wrong place.!. Many thanks.

Thread: This Gren and Pleasant Land.
13/12/2014 13:37:23

Used to watch the Simpsons years ago, they were funny then, dont know about now. Depends on your sense of humour I suppose, but then, Im not perfect !!.

Thread: Heating a workshop.
13/12/2014 10:27:30

UJ Newton, could you outline your method on installing a woodburner in your garage please. I would like to install one in mine , but am a bit unsure about the chimney ,ie, out through wall and then up or straight up through roof !!!. Oh , and would I need permission or just plead for forgiveness ?. Cheers.

Thread: The Post Man Cometh.
12/12/2014 11:42:37

Nick G, lovely work and photos. For doing your PCD's, have you considered making a simple dividing head like this one , that uses changewheels. I made this one years ago for my Myford (regrettably sold recently !), so made a raising block for this lathe. It bolts on either way in a couple of minutes, so handy. Has a 48T changewheel on at the minute. Cheers.dscf1016.jpg

Thread: Cheap Tools ........ Grrrrrrrr.!!!!!
09/12/2014 18:21:08

Hello all, I bought a lathe a few years ago that came with a Gepy, but it must have been abused, because the taper roller bearing was damaged . Ive stripped the thing, and the outer race looks like part of the main body, so unless it could be re-ground , with a new inner race as well, its U/S. sad.

Thread: Should you really get the biggest lathe possible?
08/12/2014 18:33:09

Hello all, Kearns &Co, lovely borers by all accounts, sadly no more. Oh well, at least Ive another picture for my tool porn collection smile .

09092014135.jpgDavid Colwill, on your DSG, do you have the gubbins for the auto feed trip ?. Had a near miss on mine recently , because the feed and screwcutting levers are very close together, I almost had a crash grabbing the wrong one !!. I cobbled up an adjustable stop to hit the feed rod that sticks out its hole on engagement, works a treat to a few tenths every time. Ive since modified the bar adding "rule" marks for better adjustment Here is a pic with a bit of luck. Cheers.

06/12/2014 16:24:25

Hello all, a friend of mine once remarked to me about buying things, who said, " ask youself 2 things , do you want it and can you afford it ". If the answers yes.......... As long as youve got room of course wink 2.

Ive got a big lathe that I admit I dont use as much as my smaller one, but I get pleasure from just owning and looking after the thing. I even get pleasure from being near my equipment, which I tnink is what its all about.

What really does piss me off looking at the lathes is what lovely machinery this country used to turn out, now we only make rules and regulations. Duty first, not safety first. Rant over. face 8

05/12/2014 15:27:05

John S, thats some girlfriend you have there as well !!!!. CNC mill in the kitchen, worlds first programmable cake icing machine smile p

Thread: CovMac Lathes
04/12/2014 09:45:36

Chris, yes, just over 2 tons. I was going to get the factory I bought it from to load it on to my big trailer, but thankfully,they had no means of loading it, because it was a 400 mile round trip , I would have been right on the GTW limit, and shi****g myself all the way home !!!. So, Heaver Bros' in Exeter collected it and dropped it right outside my garage, or just in a bit. Id previously drilled a hole in the end of my garage wall, with a big plate on the outside and an eye and a shackle on the inside, using a Pulllift winch, pulled the lathe in on some inch bars. The drive and garage has quite a slope on it, but with a friend, we managed it . Incidently, the 8 wheeler that delivered the lathe on it had a big Fassi (impressive) remote controlled crane on it that can lift 3 tons , with a reach of 16 metres.

In retrospect, considering the trouble your having moving the CovMac in pieces, I would have had a hell of a job getting mine off a trailer in one piece. Severe trauma and injury springs to mind !!. frown

03/12/2014 22:24:13

Hello Chris, it was on Ebay and probably paid over the odds for it, but buying via my son in laws company, after clai ing back the vat, cost me £1600. A bit much, but, hey ho !. On the other hand, I dont smoke or drink or look at other women ( that bit was a lie ), so bugger it !!. Regards, Roger

03/12/2014 21:37:40

Hello Chris, the DSG is 52 years old, bought as a retirement "present" to me a couple of years ago. My wife was absolutely everjoyed when I bought it. face 4 It came from a small factory that was going to CNC, and evidently had been well looked after. Ive changed the motor from 5 to 3hp, but she will still take some decent depths of cut , enough for my inexperienced level of skill!.The missus sometimes groans about how to drag the bloody thing out of the garage when Ive snuffed it !!!.

03/12/2014 17:52:30

Chris, perhaps you could rig something up like this for lifting stuff on the CovMac. You mentioned your lathe has a hole in it for lifting, like my DSG, so with a bracket made up to fit in said hole, 4 small bolts attaching it to the lathe, and a 1 inch bolt welded on to slip the crane tube on, you are away. I extended the bracket to the concrete for additional support if needed. Small trailer winch off Ebay and an old pulley, seems to work OK. Cheers.


28/11/2014 16:00:29

Hello Chris, seems excellent value at £117, makes you wonder how they do it for the price !. Keep the write up coming on the Covmac, inspiring stuff.

Thread: more youtube videos to watch
22/11/2014 14:11:36

Hello Ian, had a look at one his videos, just the job !. Many thanks, Roger.

Thread: Lauf Model Exhibition, Germany
21/11/2014 09:34:10

Thank you Neil, I will try that. Regards, Roger.

PS, Issue 223, thats more like it, thanks again.yes

Thread: Lionel Fell's web address.
20/11/2014 13:04:15

Hello Dave, thank you , regards, Roger.

Thread: Lauf Model Exhibition, Germany
20/11/2014 13:00:43

Hello all, please someone tell me the group playing the music in the background on the video !!!!.

Thread: Lionel Fell's web address.
20/11/2014 09:30:49

Hello all, would anyone know the web address of Lionel Fell from Ilminster, Somerset. Met up with him ( amazing bloke!) last year, looked on his website a couple of times, but then lost it !. As an aside, one of the items in his workshop I will never forget, was his almost new DSG 13/30. !!. Thanks.

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