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Thread: Myford vertical slide copies
28/01/2018 12:00:43

The original Myford one I have is OK, only problem I had is that I pulled out the studs of the swivel part. It was when in use for cutting a larger size wheel, replaced the original ones with M10 ones. Niko.

Thread: hardening/tempering a bit of steel
02/01/2018 14:50:27

If you have a gas stove and the part is not too large you can also use that. After waiting until you have the house for yourself, just remove the cap of the largest burner which will give you a good hot flame. Niko.

Thread: Metal supplier in Netherlands
24/12/2017 10:45:38

Beste is een goede relatie met je lokaal constructiebedrijf, je kan **LINK** proberen alhoewel ze niet echt goedkoop zijn. Niko.

Thread: Peculiar needle file
20/12/2017 14:33:06

Until a few years ago the thinnest Vallorbe had was 0.33 mm, although not with this type of handle. I used them for work on very narrow spaced music box combs. Now use slitting discs which go even thinner. They have a single straigth cut, were expensive and indeed break very quick. Niko.

Thread: Trying to identify clock mechanism
12/12/2017 21:30:42

The clock you have is a so called "Zaanse klok". De Zaan is a region just north of Amsterdam, it is a copy of the clocks made in the 17th century in that region, probably from ca. 1970. It was most likely made by Warmink a clockfactory in Almelo in the east of the Netherlands which in 2008 stopped production. The movements were imports from western Germany. These new copies are almost worth nothing this in contrast to the original ones which can be very expensive, see **LINK** Niko

Edited By speelwerk on 12/12/2017 21:32:55

Thread: Evading VAT and Import Duty
09/12/2017 20:50:48

VAT is a EU tax, when the UK has left the EU it should no longer apply to UK citizens. Niko.

Thread: Right hand threads
29/10/2017 20:02:39

Most likely someone from the European continent, if threads was a British invention left handed would have been the norm. Niko.

Thread: Help me Obi-Wan_Knobi, you're my only hope!
20/09/2017 20:17:37

The 8 tooth is also available **LINK** Niko.

20/09/2017 13:08:09

Madler **LINK** has the 10 tooth gear, all be it 4 mm width but anyone with a lathe can reduce that easily. The 8 tooth gear will be more difficult to get as Andrew allready wrote. Niko.

Thread: Bench Vice
09/09/2017 19:17:04

The very best non British made one **LINK**


Thread: Twisting brass wire
09/09/2017 15:02:53

The official label on the 0.8 mm wire reads "ijzerdraad, messing" which translates as "ironwire, brass", another seller labelled it as copperwire. Niko.

08/09/2017 15:02:01

Finally got it as wished, problem was the wire, the 0.7 mm on sale here was very hard, changed to 0.8 mm which is readily available. Almost every DIY market in France has 0.7 mm which is made by Filiac, but it seems not to cross their border only the thicker size. Niko.

Thread: Swaging, crimping and peening
07/09/2017 14:38:58

It looks to me the problem is the correct material, even if you anneal the brass normaly used in machining it will crack if you try to deform it that much. Why Mr. Penman makes use of a extra bush for fitting a wheel on to a pinion is me not clear. If everyting is supported and lined up correctly you can force the pinion direct into the wheel. This for small and thin wheels or for larger wheels. An old way to fit wheels onto pinions is to force the brass of the wheel into the pinion teeth, but for that method the modern brass is also to hard. Niko.

Edited By speelwerk on 07/09/2017 14:41:52

Thread: Twisting brass wire
06/09/2017 19:35:17

Thanks for all advice, as it turned out I am not a good "twister". It is usuable what I made today but certainly not what I had in mind. Niko.

05/09/2017 22:55:12

I have to twist two lengths of ca. 1 meter of 0.7 mm brass wire. I annealed it before trying but still it is not as even twist as I would like to have, perhaps someone with more knowledge can give me a little help. Niko.

Thread: Swaging, crimping and peening
05/09/2017 11:55:20

In musical box governors hardened-tempered steel pinions needs to be fitted very securely on to the their brass wheels. For that the part of the pinion that is pressed in too the bore of the wheel is larger in diameter, 0.5 mm or more. The turned down teeth of the pinion that is pressed in the wheel act as cutters. Everything needs to be lined up square and the pinion centered with a bush and pressed into the wheel with a staking tool or a press if you have larger wheels, a vice is not accurate enough. After that the pinion is riveted on the otherside to make the fit definitive. Most important is that everything is as square and accurate as possible and the brass wheel has good support. Niko.

Edited By speelwerk on 05/09/2017 11:59:51

Thread: Pinning topslide on ML7/Super 7
05/09/2017 09:43:02

Using an adaptor plate of the same dimensions as the taper cone of the topslide, the clamping force is strong enough to hold a swiveling vertical slide with dividing atachment in place. Usually the wheels I cut are small and this works better for me then clamping the vertical slide the normal way. Niko.

Edited By speelwerk on 05/09/2017 09:47:21

Thread: Myford Super 7 Lathe - early style Clutch
31/08/2017 14:38:33

I cannot remember ever in need of use of that clutch for the last 40 years, so if you can make the drive permanently you probably have solved your problem. Niko.

Thread: ALBA 2S NC Shaper FINALLY complete
25/08/2017 21:32:26
Posted by Joseph Noci 1 on 24/08/2017 18:57:58:

The main drive V belts still have no cover - I will see if I make a cover later - I quite like the big pulley turning round and round..

That is beautiful work but do make that drive belt cover, I still remember when my fingers made a turn between the belt and the pulley of a shaper. Niko.

Thread: RDG Graduated Imperial Handwheel for ML7
23/08/2017 01:35:26

The original Myford metric handwheel has 159 divisions, which makes it not pleasant to use. Niko.

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