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Thread: New Scam Amazon
04/02/2021 17:53:36

I became so angry at them last week after being harassed now for several weeks by the same caller/number claiming I registered at “Lux Investment” and wanting further details from me that I named them everything I could think of in my not so good English. That made them angry and threatened to sue, to which I replied that I am waiting for it. After that almost continues calling from first a English 0044 number, after blocking that it changed to Italian 0039 and then to Polish 0048. The result is that I now have blocked all incoming international 00 numbers, hopefully they will now give up and normality can return in the near future. Niko.

Thread: Message from ARC to our customers in the E.U.
10/12/2020 21:20:30


An attractive young woman in a high-vis jacket with safety glasses and helmet is struggling to read the digital version of MEW on her Tablet. And she owns such a nice lathe! What could possibly be wrong?

Can you think of a Caption?



Safe to use?

She is checking if the lathe complies to the higher standard of British health & safety regulations going in force January 1ste 2021.

Thread: Cuttings an 8tpi thread in free cutting silver steel
02/11/2020 21:28:38

This is similar, silversteel, diameter 2.8 mm, core 0.9 mm, pitch 1.10 mm and 8 turns if it becomes more slender you make an extra support. Nikomilling worm.jpg

Thread: What glue should I buy?
01/10/2020 21:42:51

Don't know about passivated plasterboard screws but would stainless not be better to use in the bathroom? Niko.

Thread: Myford Super 7 Gearbox Taper Pin
01/10/2020 14:58:02

It is just possible to fit the large 72 tooth gear of the quick change gearbox on a clutch, it prevents damage if a crash happens. Niko.

Thread: The repair shop
30/09/2020 21:36:53

I never hear anything about money cost of repair, do they work for free? Niko.

Thread: Replacing Broken Tumbler Gear on Myford
01/09/2020 23:54:23

Although from a MK.1 this might help, **LINK** Niko.

Edited By speelwerk on 01/09/2020 23:55:28

Thread: epoxy resin preventing from sticking.
15/08/2020 10:01:45

Thanks all! Lots of possibilities, I like the paraffin one. Niko.

Edited By speelwerk on 15/08/2020 10:02:26

14/08/2020 21:45:55

Would a silicone spray prevent a metal (silver) hinge from sticking to a casting epoxy resin, or should I use something else? Niko.

Thread: Left handed lathe?
12/08/2020 12:17:22

Am I seeing this wrong way around or is this a lathe rYAAOSwhdVfDZKL"> special made for the left handed watchmaker? Niko.

Thread: Small Tap Holder
04/08/2020 21:49:12

For small taps (<M 2) I use a pin vice but this is also a nice one **LINK** Niko.

Thread: Not such a Dodgy Lathe on Ebay
22/07/2020 21:52:30

It is not difficult to find items on Ebay which have been "sold" but are offered again by the same seller. How they do it without paying sellers fee (Ebay & Paypal is around 15% together) is a question for me. Niko.

Edited By speelwerk on 22/07/2020 21:54:28

Thread: Myford motor pulley shake.
23/06/2020 16:49:26
Posted by Hopper on 23/06/2020 00:07:07:

Very ingeious. Your own version of taper lock. Neat.


I should have made the taper a little less steep, 2 instead of 3deg. Niko.

22/06/2020 14:52:52

Over the weekend I made an attempt to improve the pulley fitting by making a conical plug pushed in by a M6 screw in the motor shaft. It gave not the improvement I hoped for but a wobble of around 0.10 mm is good enough for me. Niko.



20/06/2020 14:54:16

If you check the Myford motor drive pulley then the larger diameter of it has a shake of around 0.015 mm on a close fitting turned arbor in the lathe. It also has a good fit on the motor arbor itself but if you tighten the grubscrew that secures it on its arbor, that shake increases to around 0.25 mm which of course gives unwanted vibration. Because there is very little room the grubscrew is placed off-centre.

Has anyone come-up with an idea to improve the securing of that motor pulley on its arbor? Niko.

Thread: Brexit No Deal - WTO duty on EU machines/tooling?
16/06/2020 16:58:59
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 16/06/2020 15:22:09:
Posted by Adam Harris on 16/06/2020 11:16:24:

So the UK could choose to charge zero duty on machines imported from the EU (hurrah)

If under WTO rules the UK charge zero duty on certain EU goods, then because of equality it also cannot charge duty on the same imports from other (non EU) countries. Niko.

Edited By speelwerk on 16/06/2020 17:00:10

Thread: ArcEurotrade machine deliveries to Switzerland
08/06/2020 12:48:38
Posted by Ketan Swali on 08/06/2020 12:39:53:
  • certain issues with Swiss customs delays due to customers understanding/mis-understaning/expectations of Swiss customs procedures
  • transit damage to certain smaller machines which were sent through premium carriers such as TNT/Fedex, specifically to Switzerland
  • Last machine shipment was held up by Swiss customs for two weeks without any good reason

Certainly of topic but could not resist since it is a small pratical example of what is in store for a no-deal Brexit. Niko.

Thread: Burgundy finish to tools with wooden handles?
01/06/2020 20:33:51

Do not know a UK supplier but Clou "bright red" is very red indeed **LINK** . Niko.

Thread: Soldering Iron
31/05/2020 15:58:50

The new Weller irons I have also have a very stiff lead with an outer shell which develops splits when you wind it around the handle to store it. On the older ones you can replace the lead easily but with the newer it seems Weller do not want you to do that and made it a very fiddly job. Niko.

Thread: Myford S7 Cutting Barrel Shaped Cylinders
30/05/2020 19:22:47

Using your method the newer one gives 0.02 mm and the older around 0.04 mm of indicator movement. Niko.

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