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JasonB01/01/2016 07:23:02
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Report your modelling and workshop milestones in this thread. Anything else should go into the What Did You Do Thread

This Photos was posted by Grant but the rest of his post has been moved.

Edited By JasonB on 01/01/2016 07:25:00

Edited By JasonB on 04/01/2016 15:54:28

john carruthers01/01/2016 08:22:17
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Had LS running (sort of) on air, the valve needs timing.

John Stevenson01/01/2016 13:40:17
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I have been reporting my bit of workshop time in the Bodgers Lodge thread but an X rated warning - it's not for the faint at heart. wink

Ian Parkin01/01/2016 14:01:46
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Grant whats your vice in your first picture above? is it good?

Robert Dodds01/01/2016 15:58:21
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I can see the word Clarke on the vice

Is it the Clarke CMV 140? £75.60 or less.
Can't comment on performance as I have not used one, but looks fairly versatile.

Bob D

capnahab01/01/2016 17:21:33
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Having to make a 3/4" UNC bolt (anyone know if I can buy a nut ?). I failed to notice a chip on the carbide insert that was responsible for a poor finish. The vertical shear tool (thanks Mr Pete) tidied up the finish.

Ian Parkin01/01/2016 17:25:13
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Bob thanks for that

that looks to be the one but you must have better eyes than me I cant see clarke on it


JasonB01/01/2016 17:31:42
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I think the Clarke is on the blue press behind not the vice

David Clark 101/01/2016 18:03:52
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Yes, it is on the blue arbor press.

Nicholas Farr01/01/2016 18:19:07
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Hi, but it is very similar to the one Bob mentioned **LINK** just red instead of green.

Regards Nick.

Grant Nicholas01/01/2016 18:42:52
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Hi Ian

Its a Axminster Mechanics Multi Purpose Bench Vice. Pretty much the same as the one a Nicholas has linked to. I have had it for just over 2 years now and can confirm that it is a superb vice to work with. Extremely versatile and definitely money well spent.


Edited By Grant Nicholas on 01/01/2016 18:43:32

Robert Dodds01/01/2016 22:30:57
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You were all right and I was wrong in seeing the name. But mine is still saving you 25 quid unless there is a January sale on somewhere.

Happy New Year to all,

Bob D

JasonB02/01/2016 20:42:45
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Not being one to sit in the armchair for too long I have made a start on my next engine, can you tell what it is yet?

It also gave me a chance to try out one of the HSS-AL ripper cutters that I got from ARC a few months ago and had not had an excuse to use.

Material- cast iron, 10.0mm dia cutter, 7.5mm height of cut, 3.0mm depth of cut per pass, about 6" per min feed and a speed that sounded right. I have been doing as Andrew J says and working the cutters a bit harder and they seem to be working well. Took the last 0.5mm off the two faces with one of their 3-flute jobbies which gave the finish you can see above.

Edited By JasonB on 02/01/2016 20:45:45

Grant Nicholas03/01/2016 09:48:37
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No idea what you're making Jason, but that end mill went through that iron like a hot knife through butter. Will have to get myself one of those!


Peter Krogh03/01/2016 12:39:48
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I've used those many times, on steel, iron and aluminum. They really take off the material!! I think I still have one about an inch in diameter.


Nick_G03/01/2016 14:13:46
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Posted by JasonB on 02/01/2016 20:42:45:

can you tell what it is yet?


It's an Elmers wobbler. laugh

'Obvs in'it' wink


John Alexander Stewart03/01/2016 14:18:55
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More of a "how to". No outdoor workshop shed or garage; do not want large propane torches in the house.

Traditionally, I have only done large parts, silver soldered, in the summer, with bricks placed on the steel barbeque.

Here's a lubricator (displacement type) being silver soldered, the "stand" is an outdoor ornamental wood fireplace, with a bit of steel sheet on the top of the chimney, with bricks on that.

Nice thing is, with the snow around, no problem with accidental fires!


Iain Downs03/01/2016 18:32:55
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My first real Project!

A fixed steady for my 7x14 lathe - capacity of 60mm bar which is rather more than the supplier's steady. And really quite cheap (if you ignore the manym many hours of labour).


I need to turn the ring round so I can get at the locking screws and also find a hex bolt as I can't get to the locking bolt with it near the chuck with an allen key.

It could do with some better finishing, but I'm ridiculously proud of it, especially since I managed to make it without breaking either my mill or my lathe...


Steven Greenhough03/01/2016 18:41:05
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Good job Iain. Good skills. Jealous...
Michael Gilligan03/01/2016 19:00:37
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Well done, Iain

Nice job, & looks very useful.


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