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Member postings for Roger Williams 2

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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.

Thread: Free High Speed Steel
08/01/2019 15:48:20

Bazyle, have PM'd Deric !. To all, the bits are going to a good home. Thanks.

08/01/2019 10:13:11

Thanks Neil.

08/01/2019 08:59:29

07012019235.jpgHello all, this collection of HSS is going in the scrap. If anyone wants it they are welcome to come and collect it from Teignmouth, plus any other odds and sods I might find. Please PM me.

Cheers. Sorry for spelling mistake in the title, couldnt see how to correct it !.

Edited By Roger Williams 2 on 08/01/2019 09:01:06

Edited By Roger Williams 2 on 08/01/2019 09:01:42

Thread: Bearing puller from hell
22/12/2018 14:43:42


Thread: Help please
22/12/2018 14:16:28

Hello all, Im a bit curious as to what harm it would do in giving out the chaps email address !. Data protection act you say, you cant even have a dental check up now without filling a form in because of the DPA.

Yet, type a post code into google and theres your house for everyone to see. Now that IS worrying.......

Good health to all.

Thread: Ingenious Device
18/12/2018 19:36:02

Cracking video !. Urea would have been better than glitter though. Or a hand grenade......

Thread: 3 phase vs single phase
10/12/2018 17:48:18

Hello all, thnks for the replies. When I turn the pot down, the motor RPM reduces with the lowering of the frequency on the display. Theres no danger of the spindle rotating because I disengage the clutch. I rarely touch the Pot, just leaving the VFD at 50hz.

10/12/2018 10:34:00

Not done it yet, what Im trying to say, is quite often, I will stop the the motor whilst doing a measurement or just a general pause, believing perhaps wrongly I am saving electricity, when it would probably be better to idle the motor via the Pot'. Thanks.

10/12/2018 10:08:03

This is all very interesting, so I have a question !. Knowing very little about electrics, on my lathe with its 3phase 3 hp motor powererd by a VFD, is it better to turn the Potentiometer down rather than keep switching off the motor ?. I often turn off the motor via the emergency stop button if Im not turning for a few minutes, not good for electrical consumption I take it ?.

Many thanks.

Thread: Single point thread cutting
08/12/2018 10:27:07

You can disengage the half nuts, Stop the spindle quickly, reverse the direction watching the TDI and when the original mark comes back, re engage the half nuts again. Put a red sharpie mark on the TDI line or number, lot easier to see.

Thread: Getting priorities right
07/12/2018 17:23:48

Hello all, March 19th 1983 I packed in. Had a cold and thought why am I smoking ?. But I didnt tell anyone I was giving up, which strangely helped. Used to love fags too sad. My mother smoked 40 Woodbines a day until she was 60, packed in just like that. Lived until she was 91.

Thread: Interests other than Model Engineering
04/12/2018 18:31:24

I'm interested in just about anything but religion or politics.

Thread: Anyone bought a new Myford
04/12/2018 09:10:08

Hello all, a young relation of a friend of ours recently coughed up well over a £1000 for one of the new I phone X's face 7 , so the Myford would be good value . Another friend coughed up £12000 for a gastric band for one of her daughters, who was HUGE , and now fat again. Our friend paid thousands for her other daughter to get married in Barbados, now seperated ( they knew the husband to be was an kn** head). So the lathe would be a no brainer.

One thing that hasnt been mentioned about the Myfords, is the sheer joy of having the carriage handwheel on the right, where it should be.

Good health to all.

Thread: Cheap carbide inserts - where's the market?
01/12/2018 22:51:00

Could someone put a link to "the" video please.

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