Here is a list of all the postings peak4 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Machinery movers?|
Mark, annoying to miss an opportunity die to lack of transport.
I should say, I've never used him, as Steve Cox moved my last lathe for me.
Edited By peak4 on 21/05/2019 12:17:53
|Thread: NME&MEX Doncaster|
A good day out, but failed to visit mDRO and Eccentric Engineering to spend some dosh with them, so ended up with all sorts of other bits and bobs, including a 6" rotary table.
Rotary table BNIB (still fully sealed in a poly bag), but with a part of the handle missing, so a suitably large discount. Bought to convert and add to a Divisionmaster controller I bought from John Moore (Bogstandard) in his workshop clearance; just need to source a suitable stepper motor now.
Annoyingly came away without picking up a couple of items I'd viewed on stalls whilst wandering round as I got distracted talking to folks about home made spot welders.
All followed up with a late afternoon/early evening visit to Potteric Carr to watch the birdies.
|Thread: Anyone ID this tool?|
|Thread: 7/8" x 5 tpi acme threaded rod|
Certainly available from the USA
I've only seen 3/4" or 1" over here, though you could try This Firm
|Thread: Warco lathe Users|
Chris and Ray, I too own a Warco GH1330, though an older imperial one.
That said, the machines seem to be very similar;This Link is the nearest one I could find for my machine.
Effectively an imperial GH1340
Now does anyone have a manual for an old Warco 720/730, which were the 1970/1980 Myford Super 7 clones
Edited By peak4 on 05/05/2019 20:30:03
Edited By peak4 on 06/05/2019 00:34:49
Frank, I'd certainly be interested to hear about your experiences making one, as I'm after something similar myself.
I don't think Tony is going to get any more commissioned unfortunately.
|Thread: WHERE ARE THE SHAPER USERS ?|
I'm no expert with these, having only recently bought one myself.
Are you picking a lower belt speed for the longer stroke? I think the tool velocity increases with the stroke, so for longer workpieces, try dropping the bely one or two grooves on the drive pulley.
|Thread: Stainless Steel Metric Fasteners|
Graham, Toolstation is also worth a look, and often cheaper than Screwfix.
|Thread: Where's my Dykem blue gone - there's no need to read this|
I kept on putting stuff in a safe place and could never find it again.
Problem cured, but where on earth did I hide the key.
Edited By peak4 on 19/04/2019 00:07:50
|Thread: ECLIPSE No 39 Drill Bit Sharpener|
Just found mine whilst packing up to move house; not used it for years.
Essentially, I found it works, sort of.
With a finer paper, more appropriate to smaller drill bits, to get a decent finish, the wheels skidded on the abrasive rather than fully rotating.
There's probably a good reason why Eclipse stopped making them.
Look up Reliance or Picador jigs to use with a bench grinder, or if you're feeling a bit more flush with cash, maybe the Sealey SMS2008
|Thread: Colchester Triumph 7.5" (Round Head) Lathe|
Might This Link be of any use gentlemen.
|Thread: Bread Board Wire|
Try "Solderable enamelled coper wire". for instance this one from Farnell
|Thread: Centec raising block|
If you'd care to increase your count to 19, please do let me know.
|Thread: Rectangular magnetic chucks for milling?|
The issue with swarf is a problem, but an airline helps, provided you don't blow the swarf into daft places.
Obviously you need a good flat surface, on the workpiece to chuck interface,chuck for maximum adhesion, and even then, one can't just plonk the workpiece on the mag chuck an mill away.
It's something I do occasionally, such as when I wanted to take a few thou of a length of thin metal strip for use in the table groove on my bandsaw. I didn't have a protractor cutting guide, so needed to adapt one from a different machine. The metal strip was the right width for the slot, but a shade too thick.
Mag chuck set up on the mill, with a side and end fence to stop anything sliding off. Next to the fence was a length of steel bar a bit thinner than the workpiece, to provide something for the workpiece to butt up against. On the other side of the workpiece was a further bit of steel plate, all to maximise the area in contact with the mag chuck to stop my prospective bandsaw fence from sliding around.
It works fine with light cuts and a sharp milling cutter, though the surface finish can sometimmes be a bit poor due to the swarf scratching it.
I also have a 6" round mag chuck on a Myford backplate which is quite handy for thinning washers a little.
As I've mentioned before, I've had little formal training, so no-one ever told be it couldn't/shouldn't be done.
I do however have a reasonable level of common sense, and a good sense of self preservation, so I don't stand in the way of an escaping workpiece; not that I've ever had one make a bit for freedom (so far anyway).
Edited By peak4 on 01/04/2019 00:05:41
|Thread: AC Capacitor|
Good point folks, sorry I didn't read the first post fully and missed the possibility for a single start/run package.
May I suggest that Raphael finds the model number of the compressor and enters it into the search box on one of the spares websites such as this one. which may well give a definitive answer.
As far as I'm aware, there's no difference between Start and Run capacitors, other than the value required for a given motor. i.e. for a motor which requires separate Start and Run capacitors, their actual capacitance might be different, so it's important to connect the right one in the right part of the circuit.
|Thread: 1947 M type myford, imperial or metric ?|
Grant, broadly speaking BSW/BSF and UNC/UNF (AF) spanners, whilst both "Imperial" are not interchangeable.
BA are different again, and whilst sometimes thought of as "Imperial" since they are mainly not of obvious metric measurements, are actually a metric series starting with 0BA as 6mm x 1mm pitch;
N.B. metric spanners don't fit them correctly.
Half way down THIS PAGE is a table which gives the spanner sizes for most common threads.
|Thread: No7 Taper Pin Source|
Thanks for that Oily Rag, I did make one in the end, well two actually so they should see me out nicely, but I can't remember what material I used.
|Thread: centec 2a halfnuts|
Somewhere recently I've seen a thread on a chap in Germany who makes half nuts to order, but can't currently find it.
|Thread: 24v dc motor powering a drill press|
If one types "mobility scooter motor" into ebay or Google and looks at the images of the labels, they all seem to have this strange wattage marking.
e.g 2A 24V 250W, 3A 24V 270W or 11A 24V 950W
The other well documented source for low voltage motors is ex-treadmills, though I have a 12v 1/4HP one from an Atco Lawnmower.
Looks like we were typing at the same time;
Dave (SOD), which is it, Great minds think alike, or fools seldom differ
Edited By peak4 on 22/03/2019 17:17:17
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