By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more

Member postings for capnahab

Here is a list of all the postings capnahab has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Lathe light
20/09/2020 08:05:30

Good tips thanks. Points taken about 240 volt conversion and safety issues. The bulb fitting is bayonet (which I could easily change) so I have with this , looks like it will be a while coming from the east.

19/09/2020 22:30:36

I am restoring a DSG lathe. I thought the light had long since been disconnected. After blowing very fuse in the machine ( pump wiring contacting chip tray .. 415v) I had to replace them all and found that the light had 36 volts so I have painted it.

I now need a 36 volt bayonet ( Standard B22 I think) bulb, preferably bright and led. Failing that converting to led within the shade. I want o keep the original light as I am hoping to keep the lathe as original as poss. Any recommendations where I can get a bulb?


Edited By capnahab on 19/09/2020 22:31:35

Thread: insert identification
06/05/2019 16:48:41

No box. No they are brand new and it's just my rubbish photography. Many thanks, yes they look very like the ISCAR catalogue. Related tool comes up with a range of tools but none for 3mm. Will keep searching.

06/05/2019 16:08:38


These inserts were sold by ebay chap as Iscar. I am looking for a holder. They are 3mm wide and have absolutely no markings.

They are double ended and one end is upside down wrt the other.

I have spent a lot of time with Google to no avail. Can anyone identify them?




Edited By capnahab on 06/05/2019 16:09:33

Thread: Anyone recognise this optical magnifier
10/02/2019 12:00:14

It is indeed a pocket microscope, the bevelled end for letting light in is the giveaway.

Thread: Siezed Drill Chuck in a Tailstock
10/01/2019 15:01:44


or you could make some.


Edited By capnahab on 10/01/2019 15:02:11

Thread: Forum Video Size
27/12/2018 11:09:18

Looks a great refuge Ron. If you can ignore the snarky comments This Old Tony seems to be doing a series on the Minilathe. The second one on bearings is good.


Thread: model aero engine plans ?, where.
24/12/2018 21:16:07

Good write up here of the Gordon nano. I am after Nexus plan PE40 for it. (yes I have heard all the warnings ). Its a 0.1cc and difficult to get to run.

Thread: What size lathe?
22/09/2018 21:15:42

22/09/2018 21:14:30

I’m more of a Walt Kowalski man, - every man needs a lathe.

Thread: Brass bar , 55 mm - ?supplier
21/05/2018 18:05:27

Hi Mark, if I have done it correctly you should have a message in you inbox


20/05/2018 18:03:51

It’s a deal sir. Many thanks. I will pm you.

The photo shows the old one. eddc84e5-e724-4153-879d-b651d6e99275.jpeg

20/05/2018 09:30:19

Thanks chaps , some good suggestions - seems the £60 isn't too bad when I will get about 6 out of it. A supplier of vintage parts is charging £20 for a single in aluminium.

19/05/2018 23:54:26

Chris - thanks , good point , no idea what arials look like but the wrecked ones in are brass so I will be sticking to brass.

Bill, - not much good at keeping the mud out tho.


Edited By capnahab on 19/05/2018 23:54:53

19/05/2018 12:08:28

I am near Ilkley Brian.

19/05/2018 11:49:07

I need to make some bearing retainer rings for a set of BSA bike wheels, ( possibly originally B44 for a metisse build). They are just over 2 inches diameter so not critically 55 ml, - 2 ⅛ inches would do.

I need about 6 inches.

Can anyone recommend a supplier?. Or has anyone got some they want to sell ?



Edited By capnahab on 19/05/2018 11:50:05

Thread: 'What LatheXXXXX sorry 3D Printer should I buy'
22/02/2018 22:06:57

img_1654.jpgThe linear rails are bolted to aluminium extrusion, they are rigid. Compared to just about every other printer out there it seems very rigid . The stepper motors are moons. The rails are made by IKO. It looks a properly engineered solution to me. It prints very well, - I have only used PLA from a 0.4 nozzle so far. It prints very good rafts that are easy to separate from the bed. From my limited experience the prints are very good at 0.4mm requiring only minimum finishing. It prints very nice threads from Fusion360. The holes in the bed are under the raft and make no impact on anything. You can place your print away from them in the software if necessary. There is a heated bed as an extra. I bought one but haven't needed to use it yet. Also I have no enclosure. Users have made their own on the web.

There are settings for simplify 3d which I haven't used yet. It works well with its own software and Fusion360.



Edited By capnahab on 22/02/2018 22:10:52

22/02/2018 16:43:20

I have recently received this printer from china, - $299. It took about 10 minutes to set up and start printing. Really impressed with eh build quality, print quality and supplied software. No associations etc. Also this guys video is great.

Edited By capnahab on 22/02/2018 16:44:39

Thread: A Filing Machine with motor drive
14/05/2017 13:01:48

Looks tremendous. What are you using for files and is it restrictive for file size?.

Thread: Airline connectors anyone?, - Biax grinder
11/05/2017 08:19:23

img_9983.jpgAnother ebay find. My workshop air (and knowledge) does not extend beyond a few PCL connected tools. My compressor has a line with a vertex PCL (female) connector and most of my tools have PCL male ends. I would like to get this grinder working in much the same way. I think a short 'flying' hose to the grinder would be good.

I don't know what sort of connector is currently on it ?, can anyone identify it?. I could then get a female end to connect onto the flying lead, PCL at the other end.

Also , I could do without all the added bulk of the steel exhaust at the other end. does anyone know Biax ?, is there an alternative that is a bit more user friendly ?img_9982.jpg

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of Model Engineer or Model Engineers' Workshop? Use our magazine locator links to find your nearest stockist!

Find Model Engineer & Model Engineers' Workshop

Support Our Partners
Eccentric July 5 2018
Eccentric Engineering
Subscription Offer

Latest "For Sale" Ads
Latest "Wanted" Ads
Get In Touch!

Do you want to contact the Model Engineer and Model Engineers' Workshop team?

You can contact us by phone, mail or email about the magazines including becoming a contributor, submitting reader's letters or making queries about articles. You can also get in touch about this website, advertising or other general issues.

Click THIS LINK for full contact details.

For subscription issues please see THIS LINK.

Digital Back Issues

Social Media online

'Like' us on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter
 Twitter Logo

Pin us on Pinterest