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Thread: Lathe query.
22/10/2021 11:44:04


Pleased to see you have seen the light, good decision if you have any doubts, some pictures will certainly assist in providing reasons for the failure.


21/10/2021 17:06:14


More info re make and type of starter and motor would help to give some advice, pictures speak a thousand words.


Thread: Inserts
18/10/2021 19:10:46

I can imagine using a 1mm wide parting/grooving tool on small diameter rod and tube, no need for extra width if all is set up correctly. Recently did some grooving for cylinder fins in EN16T, tool is ground HSS and .60mm width, fin depth is 2mm.



Thread: 316 Stainless
17/10/2021 23:07:57

Change your feedrate to something around .004" per rev, looks like your feed is on thread cutting rate.


Thread: Milling on a Lathe with a Vertical Slide
14/10/2021 09:08:14


The bolts will probably be too long to use with the heads recessed if they are intended to be used in the outside slots.


Thread: Ball screws
14/10/2021 09:01:00
Posted by Martin Connelly on 14/10/2021 08:07:28:

Peter, he is going to put stepper motors on the ball screws so they will act as a brake against back driving.

Martin C

Only when powered up, the Z axis will need some kind of brake to prevent the head dropping with power removed.


Thread: Home CnC
07/10/2021 18:38:55

+1 for Emco and Denford cnc machines, I regularly use an Emco F1 cnc mill, a Compact 5 cnc lathe and a Denford Orac cnc lathe which is a bit bigger than the Emco 5.

All are simple to use and can be converted to modern control systems with minimum outlay, they already have adjustable ball screws fitted to both axis, 3 axis on the F1 mill.

I currently have 2 Emco Compact 5 cnc lathes ready for conversion for anyone interested.


Thread: What taper does this mill use
05/10/2021 22:24:07


I was told by the machine supplier of my Herbert 0V the taper was an R0


Thread: Under & over reamers?
01/10/2021 00:13:26

H7 will provide clearance within certain limits, check online for details of engineering fits for shafts and bored holes.


Thread: Indexing Plate
29/09/2021 14:14:47


Measure the PCD of the 36 hole circle and the chordal distance between hole centres, the dimensions obtained will allow you to calculate the exact hole position for the additional hole, make a jig to use when drilling the additional holes.


Edited By Emgee on 29/09/2021 14:15:59

Thread: Boring Head
27/09/2021 11:44:38

Like John I also use an Erikson Tenthset boring head, adjustment is .002mm on diameter per division, allows very accurate boring to size. This is a No.12 and uses 12mm diameter tooling shanks


tenthset boring head.jpg

Thread: Colchester lathe check up
20/09/2021 20:41:18


Download the manual from this group, joining is FOC



Thread: Overheated Drill
31/08/2021 23:20:56

Drilling deep holes in any kind of masonry requires an drill with unworn tips, otherwise when the hole becomes deeper the less worn drill flutes are bigger in diameter than the front section of the drill, result is the drill stalls in the hole.


Thread: Motorcycle wheel spindles
29/08/2021 22:34:28


I would think heating to silver solder the 2 pieces of EN8 would change the properties of both pieces and possibly cause a weakness in the spindle.

Best no doubt to get the job outsourced if you can't bring the lathe up to standard, turning between centres may help to get both ends parallel for the distance required.


Thread: Elliot Victoria U0 (1948)
28/08/2021 21:55:43

I had the same model many years ago, my first milling machine, and one thing I remember is having to remove a taper pin from the leadscrew for some reason, possibly to remove the screw from the table.


Thread: Student switchgear
28/08/2021 16:00:07

Hi Bernard

Is that the fwd/rev switch operated by an apron lever ?


27/08/2021 11:42:25

Looks like Wiki has it wrong on this topic, not the first error on that platform. !!!!!!


Thread: What features do you like to see in Youtube videos.
26/08/2021 22:15:27
Posted by Oven Man on 26/08/2021 22:09:15:

And we don't need anty out takes at the end, thankyou.


Hi Peter

What are considered "out takes" please ?


Thread: Choosing a boring head
25/08/2021 22:58:32

Green grit wheel for grinding carbide, or you can use a diamond impregnated wheel for a good finish.


Thread: What features do you like to see in Youtube videos.
25/08/2021 14:30:32

Thanks to all who responded, some very useful information taken on board before making any more videos, some of the points I have always followed but some hadn't been considered.


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