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|Thread: M20 x 1 nut|
Perhaps a problem that you have to buy 25, Niko.
|Thread: Myford headstock bearing replacement|
Before thinking of replacing the headstock bearing I would make absolute sure it is necessary, perhaps someone in the past tried to adjust the angular bearings and made a mess of it. They should take the load when you apply longitudinal force with the tailstock, if not further adjustment is needed. No doubt many on this forum can give you better information than I on how to make these adjustments, but do mark the position of the locking rings before you make changes so you can easily go back. Niko.
|Thread: Looking to buy Plastic Angular Gear sets|
Perhaps this one: http://www.maedler.nl/Product/1643/1619/273/275.aspx Niko.
|Thread: alinement of tailstock|
For checking the alignment of the tailstock it is not necessary to turn the bar the full length, just the tail- and headstock end is enough, that is why you solder on the ends a larger diameter with a length, of ca.15mm, so can you pas the full length without taking a cut. Niko.
Make an arbor which you can place between the centers, as long as possible, solder on the ends a small length of larger diameter. When you turn, without changing the tool setting, the same diameter at headstock and tailstock end, your tailstock is in alignment. Niko
|Thread: Lathe search|
"Lathe -wood" on eBay.co.uk gives, without setting advanced search options, ca. 8000 results. If you then set "Auctions only", and loose much of the trade, you get around 800 results, then you sort by "price: highest first" and you will have lost most of the rubbish. Niko.
|Thread: Myford 254 Electrical problem|
Had similar problems with my S7, checked everything, finally it turned out it was the NVR-switch, the contacts were totally gone, only visible when you took apart. An original new one from Myford’s German supplier was extremely expensive, it now has a left over one of unknown make which functions fine. Niko.
|Thread: Hard/Soft centres|
Original Myford hardened dead centres are hard the full length, and are easily identified with a file. Niko.
|Thread: Very Small Drill|
Perhaps it is easier to use a drill with a thickened shaft. Providing the hole you want to make is not to deep, removing most of the twist from small diameter drills (below 0.6mm) and that sharpen the left over bit again, gives a much stiffer drill. Niko.
|Thread: Scroll saw advice|
For me the best piercing saw blades are made by Herkules and Bergeon, they go were you want them to go, even in 3mm gaugeplate. Niko.
|Thread: Free Speech|
For about a year now I follow the postings on this forum, not only because they are informative but also some are good and humorous reading, as were the ones now removed from the Brunell post.It is worrying, certainly on a UK forum, that comments which were not offensive in anyway are removed without any explanation .
|Thread: Medium carbon steels|
Perhaps this one in the Netherlands **LINK**
|Thread: Super glue|
In order to get the best bond possible with super glue, or any other glue, surfaces need to be perfect clean and certainly no trace of oil or grease must be left.
|Thread: Cheap surface plate ?|
Do we have any knowledge under what kind of circumstances these cheap goods are made. If they are produced under similar working conditions as other cheap imports from China, India etc., than we have to ask ourselves do we want to buy them.
|Thread: Chinese Lathe Accessories.|
"Over the years I have watched our manufacturing capacity dwindle to almost zero, If you drive through a former industrial area it`s appalling to see the devastation that has ocurred. Other countries like Germany where the inhabitants buy German made items are less badly affected."
Not only Britain has lost much of his manufacturing capacity, Germany is the same story. When you drove in the sixties and seventies through the Ruhr valley it was a smoke screen and you could clean your car afterwards. Factory’s were sold completely to China, before the workers where without a job they took their own workplace apart and boxed it for shipping.
|Thread: Slitting Saw Holder|
You can made a straight shank with a centre on each end, if you are in a hurry you can chuck and if want to be more accurate you can place it between centres, no need to make a morse taper shank.
|Thread: Vintage Stirling Engine|
Oskar Paul Lochmann is regarded as the inventor of the disc musical box in 1886, his “Symphonion” was one of the most successful disc musical boxes. In 1891-93 he had a long legal battle with “Polyphon”, a factory set up by 2 former employees of him, about who had the right to use the starwheel, a key part of the disc musical box. Later in 1898 he introduced his new “Lochmann’s Original” musical box.
I had a friend who was blind from child but still had a small workshop, even with a lathe and press drill. This was before the digital era so he used special adapted (measurement) tools for the blind. As you would expect many things went wrong but he was very open about that and had great pleasure in what he made. For many years it was special leads for guide dogs which he had designed himself, it was sold all over the Netherlands and even Germany. I made several jigs for him to work with and it gave me great respect for people who despite their handicap do make fine things and have pleasure in it.
|Thread: Amsterdam, things to see?|
Luckily the Netherlands is more than certain areas in Amsterdam, for those with a wider view and more time this is also worth a visit. **LINK**
You can also visit the oldest museum in the Netherlands, open since 1784 the Teylers Museum is in the fine city of Haarlem a short trip by train. **LINK**
It has a fine collection of instruments from the 18th and 19th century **LINK**
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