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Thread: Stalling Lathe
24/02/2017 00:54:00

Before you make adjustments, which should be minimal, mark the position of the split collar and the left adjusting ring for rear bearings. It gives you more control over what you are doing and you can easily return to the original setting. Niko.

Thread: Model engine brass shim 0.05mm thick
23/02/2017 12:13:02

Brass of 0.05 mm also cuts easily with a knive around a template. Niko.

Edited By speelwerk on 23/02/2017 12:27:35

Thread: Files
22/02/2017 10:20:48

When you go with a small 1 mm thick brass strip along the cap, it very quickly takes on the profile of the teeth and takes out all dirt and filings. Niko.

Thread: Stalling Lathe
21/02/2017 21:43:19

I have had similar with my S7. it turned out it was the no volt release switch which had the contacts burned, so do check that before you take things apart. Niko.

Thread: Drill Chuck Recommendations for Drill Press
20/02/2017 12:44:21

I have used these suppliers end of last year, they were the cheapest for quality goods I could find and were quick with shipping. **LINK**


Thread: Grinding a carbon steel die
11/02/2017 10:25:53

Is it that new dies these days have a lead on both sides since most of the old dies I have only have a lead on one side which very usefull if you want to make a thread go up to the shoulder. Niko.

Thread: C95 spring steel
29/01/2017 14:37:02

They say they sell small quantities with a minimum order of 55 euro plus P&P. Niko.


Thread: I want to fit an ML7 top slide to a Super 7 cross slide
03/01/2017 16:51:30

The spacing of the T-slots differ, so you cannot secure the ML7 topslide on the S7 using the T-slots. Niko.

Thread: Smaller diameter trapezoidal screws
24/12/2016 09:40:38

Perhaps this one, Niko


Thread: Help finding a rare bolt / machine screw
18/12/2016 20:29:40

They only have 100 mm, but you can shorten them, Niko.

Edited By speelwerk on 18/12/2016 20:31:04

Thread: Telephone Scam ??
30/11/2016 21:13:39

Last week had one on the phone, had a year ago around 3 a day for 2 weeks, best is to answer with some xxxx words and hang up. Niko.

Edited By speelwerk on 30/11/2016 21:29:24

Thread: How often are you alligning your lathes?
05/11/2016 10:32:42

I leveled the 2 lathes I have 15 years or so ago, checked them now and then but no movement at all. They stand on non reinforced concrete on sand, with ground water level at around 10 m. Niko.

Thread: Myford ML7 using Super 7 parts
29/10/2016 22:08:50

I do not think that apart from the leadscrew and rack there differences are between the standard and longbed versions. I know the holes in of the longbed rack does not match that of the standard bed because I stil have a longbed rack waiting to fit onto my standard bed S7 to get the maximum travel out of saddle when all limits are removed. Niko.

Edited By speelwerk on 29/10/2016 22:30:30

Thread: ML7 cabinet , bolt to floor or rubber feet?
28/10/2016 07:33:43

Before you bolt is to the floor, do check if the lathe height is comfortable, I with 1.86 m find the original cabinet to low and raised it by 13 cm. Niko.

Thread: Russian aircraft carrier in the channel
23/10/2016 11:07:37
Posted by Graham Lelliott on 23/10/2016 09:51:51:

Well said. As for the black exhaust, what would be the cause of that? Poor maintenance?

It is the galley crew taking part in "The Great Britisch Bake off ". Niko.

Thread: Circle Heat tTreatment
20/10/2016 12:27:58

I would first try to work the inside of the ring with a small hammer, so the inside curve of the ring expands and the diameter gets larger. Niko.

Thread: Soldering brass mesh.
13/10/2016 21:46:15

This is widely used in the Netherlands **LINK** on the Dutch website you find more products special for difficult to (soft) solder materials and for stainless which I do not see on the English website. Pure copper has nothing to do with brass which is an alloy of (pure) copper and sinc as already said, perhaps you can ask the supplier for advice. Niko.

Edited By speelwerk on 13/10/2016 21:47:33

Thread: Myford Super 7 - Powered Crossfeed
05/10/2016 09:40:13

Do read this thread from a few years ago "Carriage (Myford Power Cross Feed stop)" , Niko.

Thread: Press fit bush
13/09/2016 19:11:55

I support Martin, a 2 mm wall in cast iron will fracture without warning. Niko.

Thread: Most blatant Ebay hacking attempt
04/09/2016 17:40:08

Here is explained how the account was hacked, **LINK** . Niko.

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