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: magic 127 TOOTH ?|
Broadly speaking, the length of the metre (meter) hasn't changed, unlike the inch, though the means of defining it has been updated over the years.
Sorry to the folks over the pond, but it seems the US inch is actually metric.
|Thread: Magnetic chucks|
There's a couple on ebay at the moment, one of which is in Hampshire, so maybe saving on the postage.
For small workpieces, I surround them with M12 thick repair washers; seem to hold well enough and with light cuts, things stay in place OK.
|Thread: Electric welder at Lidl|
There's a couple of videos available showing the use of the item in the photo ( a couple are of the A1 model, rather than B2)
|Thread: Magnetic chucks|
I guess it depends on cost really; there's a couple on ebay at the moment to give you a guide.
I also bought a Meddings high speed drill, where the previous owner (a well respected model engineer) added a backplate to an imported one so it could be used as a table. Handy for making repeat parts, as the vice can easily be positioned and locked down with something else as a workpiece stop/locator. Say a 1-2-3 block with a threaded stud sticking out.
The genuine Eclipse one is thinner and has more holding power than the Chinese import one. I'd be very careful using the imported on on a lathe.
Edited By peak4 on 10/01/2020 12:27:42
|Thread: First Myford question. hopefully not too stupid|
Hello and welcome, No question is stupid, just beware of some of the answers (especially from me )
Just been out for a quick look at mine.
Edited By peak4 on 09/01/2020 15:06:40
|Thread: Weight and transportability of a Myford lathe|
I've just moved my S7, but went about it a different way.
Split the belt, and remove the belt cover.
It struck me that there was far less chance of it overbalancing that way.
|Thread: Gluing glass|
A couple of days late to the party, but I've just had one of those annoying ads pop up in my Facebook feed.
|Thread: Stuck Chuck|
I might be missing something blindingly obvious here.
Edited By peak4 on 07/01/2020 11:49:51
|Thread: Ebay being clogged up by certain sellers|
Old Mart, what was it you were searching for?
I do appreciate the problem as sometimes when I seek a particular item, one seller includes dozens or even hundreds of the same item.
i.e. I look for a generic item for my motorcycle and one particular product is listed dozens of times by the same seller as xxxxx-Honda, xxxxx-Honda CB250, xxxx-Honda Xl500 etc etc. It takes forever to scroll past to find the next vendor selling a different product.
|Thread: Simple Gearing for Metric Threads on Myford ML7 lathes with gearboxes|
Cheers Rod, too late last night to go out and take a photo; Steven, just make sure you select the correct orientation for the larger drive gear, just out of shot in Rod's photo. That swaps between fine feed and screwcutting.
Below the tufnol pair, there is a cople of gears together on the dame spindle, held on by (I think) a screw.
Here You Go, available from Myford
Colin, related to what I mentioned previously, Your W7 installation was valid on the Microsoft authentication servers (however they work). They will still recognise your upgrade, even though the free period has apparently elapsed.
|Thread: Shaper in action|
There's been a few times when I wish my little Boxford shaper was a bit bigger.
|Thread: Archiving old data|
I guess two separate hard drives from different manufacturers, stored with care in two different places.
|Thread: All I want for Christmas ...|
Martin, it passes Avast OK on my PC.
A very fine sculptor, in two senses of the word.
Well worth seeking out if you're near an exhibition.
|Thread: Myford bed twist|
Personally, I'd use a bit of bar held in the chuck and turned to a 60° taper.
That way it's guaranteed to be concentric with the spindle rotation. Keep it, but re-turn the taper each time you re-mount it.
Edited By peak4 on 23/12/2019 18:25:13
I would suggest that the point of the tailstock centre isn't quite central.
Several possible reasons, tailstock itself not central, barrel wear allowing clamp to offset barrel in tailstock casting, a bit of debris in the morse taper bore, or between tailstock and bed tilting it over, slightly bent running centre spindle; I'm sure there are others.
How to find out which is harder;
Try turning a bar between centres and see if the error repeats. If so then move carriage to tailstock end observing the clock; since you've already turned the bar between centres, using those settings, the needle should barely move.
Further to that, if nothing immediately shows, then the tailstock casting centre line might be off, which is adjustable as you know. If there is a need to make a new bar perfectly parallel, and the same length, then you already have the correct setting on your clock gauge. Using the tailstock offset screws adjust it so the clock reads zero.
Alternatively if you need various pieces, you could always use an MT2 boring head with a centre in it, so you can dial in an offset, much like turning a taper; in this case it's just a parallel taper.
Edited By peak4 on 23/12/2019 12:02:55
Edited By peak4 on 23/12/2019 12:07:24
There will be any number of security products available to provide a level of protection on a W7 installation, even though it will no longer be supported by Microsoft; e.g. Avast, AVG, MalwareBytes etc. These are likely to continue with their support for W7, as they are still able to make money out of it.
If however you'd like to update to W10, even though the free period has supposedly expired, I pointed a friend to this method a few months ago. I saw him the other day, when he confirmed all was still OK
One method which springs to mind, although slightly convoluted.
Make a full system image of your W7 installation; probably not a bad idea anyway.
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