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: Myford LH leadscew assembly|
There appears to be several on ebay at the moment
|Thread: How to hand grind 55 degree cutter for 32TPI?|
A slightly offbeat thought. 32TPI would be 3/16" BSF in a 55º form.
Maybe use a single chaser out of a set from a ¼" Coventry diehead.
|Thread: renew driving licence|
Duncan, I'm not sure exactly which classes exactly are legitimately able to roll over, but that aside, several folks have suggested taking a copy of your licence.
One of those stories twice removed, so to speak.
Now I appreciate the argument that older drivers should need to prove their competence, but that really isn't the method which should be used.
|Thread: What a sad day for the British motorcycle industry.|
As a fellow biker, I've been following this with interest, particularly since the Visordown article last year.,
A good friend of mine has one of the earlier ones of the new Nortons, and I think/hope, recently cancelled his order for one of the latest ones.
It almost seems to have shades of De-Lorean.
For the record. 1979 Bonneville 750, 1983 Guzzi LeMans3, 1989 Yamaha XT600 & 1977 Ducati 900GTS in the garage at the moment. All nominally on the road, but the Duke needs a bit of work due to an oil leak.
Also '74 Landrover Lightweight (3.5V8 auto), Disco-1, Peugeot Expert van for a house move, and a Marlin Berlinetta 2l Pinto (plus a small fleet insurance policy.)
|Thread: Eclipse No 101 Adjustable Scribe|
For the non blackened parts, try soaking for a day or so in vinegar.
Wash of the then softened, rust in hot soapy water with a fine wire brush; I use one of the little ones with stainless bristles, as they are even gentle on the hands.
The procedure removes the rust, but still leaves a pleasant patina on an older item.
|Thread: Milling machine & Shaper query|
Steven, the Boxford chip tray is 18 ½" x 34", obviously that's a bit bigger than the cabinet floor footprint.
On the long side, the ram needs a further 7" beyond the tray as it slides back and forth.
The manual doesn't seem to give a weight, but I moved one myself in a van.
Last year I bought an 8" Boxford shaper to accompany by Dore Westbury and Centec 2B mills.
Tooling is cheap and easily re-sharpened.
I know of an Elliott 10M which might be coming up for sale, though I don't thing it's been used for a year or two.
If you're any where near Buxton, you're welcome to drop in and have a look round my Boxford, though it's certainly not for sale.
p.s. Hello and welcome by the way.
Edited By peak4 on 27/01/2020 19:51:38
|Thread: Speetol Tap Grinding Jig|
Thanks for the replies thus far folks; I do have the Clarkson instructions, but whilst similar in idea, this does seem to differ a bit in the setting up. For instance, there are no stops on the swing handle to limit the cut.
I have a Clarkson grinder to mount it on, but I'd be guessing even about wheel height.
Also it seem to be designed for taps down to 10BA or 1/16" BSW, both of which I could make a complete hash of without instructions. (Typo above when I said 12BA)
Off out now to try and work out how to change a sidelight bulb in a Peugeot Expert.
A Sunday evening query for you all.
A well used wooden box contains a set of guides engraved for BSW from ¼" down, and BA from 0 -12.
This also contains a baseplate, with holes labelled 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, each with an adjacent slot, presumably for each of the three normal tapers in a set of taps.
There is also the actual business part, with a sliding rod, and chuck, which fastens in each of the three holes. There is a cam which engages in the relevant slot in the plate which, when the ball ended lever is moved, swings the whole assembly about a pivot point concentric with the round holes.
The very right hand corner of the box contains a little Tee handled bolt which forms the pivot point as well as attaching the arm to the baseplate. Seen here assembled with a ¼" BSF tap and its associated guide bush
There is an adjustable guide and 3+4 legged indexing collar, which slides the main bar and chuck back and forth as it is rotated. The knife edge guide is adjustable for right and left handed taps.
And finally a plan view showing the ball ended handle, which rotates the eccentric in the slot.
Has anyone ever seen one, or even better have some instructions?
Edited By peak4 on 27/01/2020 00:09:41
|Thread: TE winter storage|
Here's an interesting review in the bike press, which doesn't rate ACF-50 too highly.
That said, I've been using ACF-50 on Landrover(s) and bikes OK, and it is designed for aviation.
I also like Motorex 645 "Protect and Shine", though I think it's been re-marketed as MotoProtect
The latter goes on nicely as a fine spray and doesn't seem to attract too much dust; when allowed to dry, it's barely noticeable. I've been using that on the bare alloy wheels on the Marlin kit car, and have only polished them properly a couple of times in the last 10 years or so; yes they still look OK, though I tend to avoid using it on salty roads.
|Thread: New member saying hi|
Hello from Buxton
|Thread: What geen grinding wheels for tools|
Stevie, I'm not going into which wheels to get as that's been covered by those with more professional experience than me.
One of THESE works well freehand and can cost very little money. It has the advantage of presenting a flat surface to the wheel, rather than a single point. Essentially small diamond grains in a block on a handle; mine came from ebay for about £3.
One can also use a Devil Stone, a bit like a normal carborundum bench stone, but designed for truing grinding wheels, rather than hand sharpening planes and chisels.
Note that the resin bonded diamond honing wheels also need truing up. The diamond grit on these is retained in something like a hard rubber compound, which needs initially truing, then having a new surface exposed from time to time.
Edited By peak4 on 24/01/2020 01:11:28
|Thread: Power Hacksaw Blades|
Woodworker's plane blades make quite a good alternative when I need a wider scraper.
|Thread: Caliper friction washers|
You could try looking up Belville or Crinkle/Wobble washers.
|Thread: Sent lathe back|
Just been to the garage to check my 4 jaw, assuming the Simat thread of my vintage (and they did change) is the same as the earlier Cowells then the following may be of use. I was told it was when I bought it.
|Thread: Centec 2a Gear Box Oil|
Geoff, I'd be wary about using an EP gear oil in anything with bronze bushes.
|Thread: Sent lathe back|
Agreed, when I bought my Simat in the early '80s it came with a 14x1.5mm spindle.
|Thread: Why is my silver steel undersize|
Maybe because they are 5/16";
7.92mm = 0.3118"
5/16"=0.3125" only 7 tenths of a thou different
Where were the printers made?
Edited By peak4 on 19/01/2020 11:14:43
|Thread: Mobile Phone|
Yes Tesco Mobile used O2 as an airtime provider.
Netmonitor is one such app, but there are others, I can't recommend one over another.
|Thread: Biax Power Scraper|
I realise that, but thought someone else might be interested in adapting it .
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