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Thread: Using a ginding setup on a lathe
02/09/2021 11:52:35
Posted by Clive Hartland on 02/09/2021 11:38:11:

Whatever you use to cut the hard steel will give a very shiny finish is what I have found..

If you do a grinding set up protect your lathe bed by laying a cloth or paper.

Thoroughy clean after.

I have a die grinder and may make a tool post for it, interesting project to keep me busy

Good advice re covering things up.

Thread: Cleaning my lathe
02/09/2021 11:50:30
Posted by not done it yet on 02/09/2021 11:43:56:

A cheap baking tray, slid under the bed, can catch a lot of swarf, but my lathe will never look ‘as good as new’ while I own it! It’s there to get used, not to be just a display item.🙂

I modded my lathe a while ago and how have a swarf draw

Thread: Using a ginding setup on a lathe
02/09/2021 11:07:17
Posted by pgk pgk on 02/09/2021 11:01:21:

Have you considered CBN inserts.. not tried them myself but good for 65HRC ( for example)


Would this grind a drill?

Thread: Cleaning my lathe
02/09/2021 11:06:28
Posted by pgk pgk on 02/09/2021 10:48:07:

Depends what you men by clean - brush and move the bulk of chips and vacuum the rest and a wipe down with oily rag (old t-shirt) is all I do cos it tends to be swimming in the stuff - partly 'cos every oil can I own leaks and none works well for vertical oil points without getting it around the oiler as well as in.

I rarely use coolant and rarely turn graphite or really messy non metal stuff...

If you’re talking pristine and smelling of lemon pledge....


Spring clean, so it looks good as new

02/09/2021 10:39:48

Just wondering what youy guys use to give you lathe a good clean

Thread: Using a ginding setup on a lathe
02/09/2021 10:39:05

Sometimes it would be nice to be able grind items that are too tough for normal lathe tools.

Anyone done this and care to share some idea/pictures?

Thread: WM18 - Broken it again :(
03/03/2021 06:48:50

Not done it yet, it was aluminium

Thread: Carbide Parting off tips
24/07/2020 18:37:34

Brill, thanks Jason

24/07/2020 17:59:26

Mine are square tips and leave a rag on the bit I have just parted off

I use the Arc Blade with the GTN tips

Can you buy GTN tips that are slightly angled so there is no rag?

Thread: Milling alluminium
24/07/2020 08:45:45

Brill, thanks

24/07/2020 08:35:55

Quite often i get a build of of alloy on the cutter and have to stop the job to remove the build up.

so would a dab of thread cutting oil help, or something else.

don't want to flood cool due to mess

Thread: Warco WM18 has arrived
01/07/2020 18:37:55

Still happy with it , yes

Very easy to dismantle

Because the gas ram sits along side the Z axis screw thread its just a bit fidly

Thread: Hermes Parcels
22/06/2020 16:59:52

MyHermes, worst even delivery company in the UK

So bad there is even a compalints group on Facebook


Edited By petro1head on 22/06/2020 17:00:05

Thread: Wet\dry vacuum hose
05/05/2020 09:10:11

Yeh thought of that but I try to stick to ally

05/05/2020 08:02:01

As suggested, good old Google

Smooth bore

04/05/2020 17:55:52

Is it, did not know

04/05/2020 17:43:21

Use my vac for scarf however the corigted tube troops the swarm and blocks it

just wondering if anyone else has/had the problem and managed to find suitable smooth tube

Thread: WM18 or VMC
01/03/2020 14:31:57

Interesting comment, I suppose I could use 2 mills

i have recommended mine but he likes the look of the VMC so I said I would ask on here for unbiased oppinions.

01/03/2020 11:43:17

Sizes of part not massive. I think he more interested in strength, studyness and ability to cut reasonable size cuts

01/03/2020 07:38:40

Not for me, honest guv, but a pal of mine whoi is looking to buy a mill

He will mainly use it for making parts for a kit car he is bulding

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