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Thread: Sieg C0 alignment
13/10/2015 21:01:46
Posted by John W1 on 12/10/2015 11:09:59:

Sounds clear enough to me. Turned brass 3/8 dia by 30mm long and found he had a taper of 0.0025. Be better to keep the units the same. Either metric or imperial. An idea of the depth of cut would be good too.

First question - if you leave the same cut set and keep running the tool along several times does the taper reduce? Use slow feed.



Edited By John W1 on 12/10/2015 11:10:18

Sorry for the late reply havent been around

that is exactly the problem

thank you will try that and the other suggestions

Best Wishes Martin

11/10/2015 22:12:30

Hi I have just purchased a used sieg c0 micro lathe

the problem I have got when I turn 3/8 dia brass rod

to a length of 30mm just taking a light cut it is 2 and a 1/2

Thou out which I think is excessive.

could someone please advise me how to cure this

Thanks in advance


Thread: unimat 3 automatic feed question
10/11/2014 11:48:17

Thanks for that

best wishes Martin

10/11/2014 00:02:45


I have been looking for the automatic longitude feed accessory

for the unimat 3 they seem to be as rare as hens teeth

I was wondering if the one for the sieg c0 will fit on the unimat 3

thanks in advance Best wishes Martin

Thread: warco 6x4 band saw Blades
25/08/2014 15:21:05


I have a warco 6x4 band saw and what a useful piece of

kit it is I want to get some good quality blades for it

could you please recommend some

thanks in advance


Thread: What did you do today? (2014)
25/08/2014 15:01:27

I have been machining some heavy duty angle iron from the scrap bin on the shaper

to make my own angle plates

Best Wishes Martin

Thread: Outstanding Service
05/08/2014 13:29:09
Posted by CoalBurner on 05/08/2014 12:17:37:

Another thumbs up for Tracytools, ordered some taps yesterday afternoon, arrived with this mornings post, on their standard delivery - now why can't all suppliers be this efficient


I second that tracy tools are a excellent company to deal with

I ordered some taps from them. The parcel got lost in the post

when I phoned them to say that it didn't arrive they sent another one straight away

Excellent service

Best Wishes Martin

Thread: The Tool you cannot do without
04/07/2014 13:07:14
Posted by mike T on 03/07/2014 14:16:05:

If I were to start all over again, the first machine tool I would buy would be a good metal cutting band saw. Then the mill and lathe.

I totally agree

The thought of cutting 2inch dia bar with a hacksaw

makes the cost of a bandsaw a very worthwhile Investment

Best Wishes Martin

Thread: Outstanding Service
26/06/2014 21:21:26

I ordered some taps and dies from Tracy tools

unfortunately they got lost in the post

they sent me another lot straight away

great service from a excellent company

Best Wishes Martin

Thread: Testing Safety Valves
16/06/2014 23:09:26


What is the best way of setting the pressure of a safety valve

I have made a couple to use on a mamod type of

boiler so low pressures involved

Best Wishes Martin

Thread: Drilling Holes in copper tube
07/06/2014 13:50:40


I'm making a small boiler 2 Inches dia

and I need to drill 3 holes 3/8 dia

what is the best way to do this. As I have

heard drilling holes in copper is a nightmare


Best Wishes Martin

Thread: Smaller parting blades in dedicated toolholder?
05/05/2014 09:49:33
Posted by John Billard on 01/05/2014 09:57:20:

I have used a hacksaw blade suitably ground in a slotted holder I made. Just the job for smaller work especially brass fittings etc. It is easily reground and even in the event of breakage it only takes a minute or so to sort out.

Best wishes

John B

Same here I find hacksaw blades make very good parting tools

with a suitable slotted holder.

Cheap as chips as well I keep all my broken or worn out blades now

Best Wishes Martin

Thread: Who makes miniature imperial combination or open end spanners ?
29/04/2014 07:45:47

king dick make small imperial spanners

they are also the highest quality

Best wishes Martin

29/04/2014 07:18:37

Try these

they sell small size imperial spanners


Best Wishes Martin

Edited By Martin Walsh 1 on 29/04/2014 07:19:30

Thread: Spirit fired boiler
27/04/2014 12:28:50


I have some 2 Inch dia 16 gauge copper tubing

5 Inchs long would it be ok to make a spirit fired boiler

from this or is the dia too big to get enough heat

Also I have some 2 1/2 dia brass if I turned it down and made a shoulder could this be used for the end caps ok.

sorry to ask so many questions

But would soft solder be ok or is silver solder the way to go


Thank You

Best Wishes Martin



Edited By Martin Walsh 1 on 27/04/2014 12:29:38

Edited By Martin Walsh 1 on 27/04/2014 12:30:11

Thread: Drill, Tap and Thread Size Chart
26/04/2014 08:29:50

I always use the zeus reference book

but there are lots of charts to download on the net

then laminate it to protect it

Best Wishes Martin

Thread: meddings
18/04/2014 07:23:51

Hi Mike

Another place worth a Try is the tap and die company 0208 888 1865

He is a helpful chap

Best Wishes Martin

17/04/2014 22:46:54

Contact Tracy Tools 01803 328 603 they might be able to help you ?


Best Wishes Martin

Edited By Martin Walsh 1 on 17/04/2014 22:49:16

Thread: machine Installation service
15/04/2014 19:15:45

I had a email from warco

and they said they could deliver the machine complete as long as the access was easy which it is

its a garage on the side of the house with a drive

and it would be a special delivery

for 180 + vat which I thought was resonable

Best Wishes Martin

Edited By Martin Walsh 1 on 15/04/2014 19:16:29

Edited By Martin Walsh 1 on 15/04/2014 19:18:11

Thread: What did you do today? (2014)
14/04/2014 17:10:03

Just finished off the Hemmingway chip tray for the super 7

Best Wishes Martin

Edited By JasonB on 14/04/2014 17:11:17

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