|524 forum posts|
what did santa bring you?
i got an ER11 chuck and collets from Arc
a dividing head from warco
and my boy as ordered me some WSP books but left it late so not arrived yet.
|Michael Gilligan||25/12/2016 12:12:02|
17280 forum posts
Some Radiolarian 'chalk' from the Barbados deposits [see my 3D Graphing thread] from which I will, in due course, extract many, many, individual specimens.
On the subject of the very small ... here is a snowman: **LINK**
|John Rudd||25/12/2016 13:52:41|
|1425 forum posts|
Well I must admit to cheating a little....
2 weeks ago I popped into Arc and bought 2 dro's and scales for my 626 mill and 11-27 lathe and a set of ripper end mills, as a present for me from me.....but I also added a couple of tool holders and a drill chuck arbor....
The in- laws gave me some cash which was duly spent on a selection of centre drills while I was there...'Er -indoors' wrapped them up and placed under the tree.....
So quite a good Christmas for me in terms of tooling...
|martin perman||25/12/2016 14:09:05|
1936 forum posts
Sadly for me Christmas has been cancelled in our house I've got severe stomach pain and S & D since early yesterday morning, the rest of my family have gone to my Brothers to leave me suffering in silence.
|Michael Gilligan||25/12/2016 14:49:28|
17280 forum posts
Hard luck, Martin
Get Well Soon
|pgk pgk||25/12/2016 15:55:16|
|2059 forum posts|
The Spirit of Christmas - a wonderful thrill
|436 forum posts|
Just as well i bought M.E, M.E.W , and Motorsport magazines, in Smiths yesterday , as i only got socks and slippers....
|Neil Wyatt||25/12/2016 16:22:59|
18490 forum posts
Amongst other things a very posh rucsack/camera bag, a 'Wallet Ninja', a book of 'Trumpisms' and a painting by my brother The greens have been sucked out by the lighting a bit.
Edited By Neil Wyatt on 25/12/2016 16:26:49
|Rik Shaw||25/12/2016 16:39:30|
1406 forum posts
"The greens have been sucked out by the lighting a bit" ------- No Brussels with the turkey then?
2852 forum posts
Santa has been nice this year... Keats angle plate, external threading tool with 60* tip + 55* tip, - RDG tools... 4 piece set small hole gauges, set of 4 diamond mini stones, 1/2" machine reamer, - Arc Euro.... usual disclaimers.
Edited By mechman48 on 25/12/2016 19:14:05
2314 forum posts
DRO for the lathe - (as planned!) - fitting starts tomorrow ( I hope !)
|Neil Wyatt||25/12/2016 20:13:24|
18490 forum posts
"What will Christmas be like post-Brexit?"
1765 forum posts
The early present of Chinese DRO fully fitted and a Haynes manual on Rocket for me. I do like the idea of no Brussels, hate the sodding things!
|1044 forum posts|
A Hemingway kits 'Dynamic tool post grinder'. I may even do a build thread on this one
I ordered this a bit late but just had an email today from Kirk to say it will be with be before the end of the week. As always, Kirk goes out of his way with customer service, big plus for Hemingway
I will be deviating from the suggested construction methods originally used as all of the milling operations were done on a Myford lathe, I will be doing these on My Ajax turret mill
Edited By Graeme W on 25/12/2016 21:18:39
5779 forum posts
I got a surprise trowel. This one from Axminster It is more like a Crocodile Dundee knife. Although dished like a trowel it is super sharp one side and serrated ad sharp the other. I'm sure HSE will ban them soon.
The people who invited me to xmas dinner also gave me take-away for tomorrow's EDMES track session.
1353 forum posts
I was never keen on them boiled, but; halved and fried with shallots and pomegranate seeds, with a drop of white wine, pepper and nutmeg, shed a whole different light on greens.
|Ian Prudente||25/12/2016 23:22:04|
|1 forum posts|
Wohoo! I got my first lathe at last ! It's an axminster diet c2a 300w (second hand)
I haven't used a lathe since I was in college 25 years ago so I've got some learning and refreshing to do
All I wanted was one of those fancy spinning tops that spinfinity do, but after my oh saw the price she thought it would be better to get me a lathe to make my own !!
So, does anyone know any books or instructions of some sort as to how I go about making one? I think I have a lot of learning to do ahead of me, going to order a 6" 50mm ria chunk of copper bar and see how I get on (has anyone on here made one before??)
19894 forum posts
Welcome to the forum Ian, can I suggest you start a new thread on making the top as it may get lost within this one.
PS Copper is a pig to turn, if you want that sort of colour than look at Bronze.
|Chris Evans 6||26/12/2016 08:51:31|
1862 forum posts
Free cutting copper is available, I think it has sulphur added. When I was working we used it for electrode making for our spark erosion machines. Here in the midlands it is available from the EDM (spark erosion) suppliers. Erodex and Graphite Technologies are two I can remember buying from.
|Involute Curve||26/12/2016 11:18:09|
337 forum posts
Lots of callipers! Mitutoyo 150mm Caliper, and a pair of Monoblock Brembo's for the Bike.... well happy....
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