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Neil Wyatt23/02/2018 21:17:15
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Posted by David Standing 1 on 23/02/2018 19:40:22:
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 23/02/2018 19:16:07:

Wishing I hadn't tuned in to the Archers...

Neil

Why? Was it one of them the Macclesfield Police arrested?! wink 2

No it was a genuinely traumatic episode. "Tonight, The Archers' audience listened in shock as one of the programme's much-loved character's, Nic Grundy, lost her life to sepsis."

martin perman23/02/2018 21:29:14
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Neil,

Can I ask please that you dont give the plot away, I listen to the weeks programs on Sundays and now I cant because you've ruined it.

And yes I am serious.

Martin P

David Standing 123/02/2018 21:31:17
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 23/02/2018 21:17:15:
Posted by David Standing 1 on 23/02/2018 19:40:22:
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 23/02/2018 19:16:07:

Wishing I hadn't tuned in to the Archers...

Neil

Why? Was it one of them the Macclesfield Police arrested?! wink 2

No it was a genuinely traumatic episode. "Tonight, The Archers' audience listened in shock as one of the programme's much-loved character's, Nic Grundy, lost her life to sepsis."

I was watching Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast, and they put mange tout in a paella. Now that was traumatic! surprise

Robin23/02/2018 21:41:25
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Traumatic? I was watching From Ice to Fire on telly last night, the science of temperature, when my sister came on and started talking about Pangea. I nearly choked on my Easter egg. If anyone is interested it was a Cadbury's chocolate egg with a rather miserly packet of buttons in the bottom of the box thinking

David Standing 123/02/2018 22:19:15
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Ah, bugger model engineering, we've discovered real world problems here! surprise

Clive Hartland23/02/2018 22:20:36
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You survived the Cadbury chocolate? It is so full of Palm oil now it tastes peppery.

Bazyle23/02/2018 22:55:56
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Food and Model Engineering? Just got back from the EDMES AGM at which the Secretary provided chilli and rice. I seem to have got elected to another office so whichever end of the country - Members I want your Subs teeth

Neil Wyatt24/02/2018 08:12:44
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Posted by martin perman on 23/02/2018 21:29:14:

Neil,

Can I ask please that you dont give the plot away, I listen to the weeks programs on Sundays and now I cant because you've ruined it.

And yes I am serious.

Martin P

Sorry Martin.

I was still in shock.

Neil

Bazyle24/02/2018 19:15:21
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Sort of coincidentally that there is a thread about making bronze at the moment today I went to talks on copper and tin mining and a 2 hour walk to a 16th century tin working, Amazing that they could find the ore in the middle of nowhere and decide to mine it. Peak years were around 1550 so probably used in the bronze cannon used against the Armarda. Prodigious tonnages of earth moved all by hand. The copper mine just a mile or so away was not worked until mid C19 so some 300 years later although many many other workings were going on maintaining a level of activity spanning 500 years.

Tractor man24/02/2018 19:22:03
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Today I turned a new motor drive pulley for me smart and brown lathe, made it a crown style for the flat belt drive.
Having done that I fitted the newton tesla inverter drive kit to the lathe so I can measure the required belt length and obtain the flat belt required to finish the project.
Mick B124/02/2018 20:34:04
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Posted by David Standing 1 on 23/02/2018 21:31:17:
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 23/02/2018 21:17:15:
Posted by David Standing 1 on 23/02/2018 19:40:22:
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 23/02/2018 19:16:07:

Wishing I hadn't tuned in to the Archers...

Neil

Why? Was it one of them the Macclesfield Police arrested?! wink 2

No it was a genuinely traumatic episode. "Tonight, The Archers' audience listened in shock as one of the programme's much-loved character's, Nic Grundy, lost her life to sepsis."

I was watching Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast, and they put mange tout in a paella. Now that was traumatic! surprise

Traumatic? Hah! I remember when Tom Forrest shot Ned Larkin's brother Bob back in about '57...

daveb24/02/2018 20:43:39
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Posted by Clive Hartland on 23/02/2018 22:20:36:

You survived the Cadbury chocolate? It is so full of Palm oil now it tastes peppery.

Haven't had any chocolate for a while now, having to watch cholesterol and sugar intake. Ever tasted a Hershey Bar? tastes of soap to me, at least I wouldn't eat much of it!

Neil Wyatt24/02/2018 20:52:57
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Made a tapered ball cage and cup for my crayford focuser.

Just can't get it to behave remotely right.

Need to rethink, so I'm retreating to bed with a pint of Wychwood Giant Goblin and a good book!

Neil

Neil Wyatt25/02/2018 12:16:00
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Anybody guess what this is? I have mentioned it before or you can crib the answer from twitter.

Jim Butler 126/02/2018 01:05:39
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 25/02/2018 12:16:00:

Anybody guess what this is? I have mentioned it before or you can crib the answer from twitter.

Looks like the insides of a slow motion drive, as often used in radio and electronic equipment for tuning dials etc.

JimB

OuBallie26/02/2018 11:53:02
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Absolutely bugger all so far this year what with no heating and now two bouts of waterworks infection in as many weeks, being prescribed antibiotics each time, and they do tend to 'pull-me-down' so have no inclination or interest in doing much.

I haven't given up on powering the BH600G's Feed Rod independently of the Gearbox, BUT my 'incident' when I bent the Gear Shaft when under power feed, and replacing it, may/has bent something else within the Apron as all motors including Steppers that I've tried either grind to a halt or are slowed down for a short period at the same spot the Saddle Handwheel reaches during every revolution.

I have one monster stepper motor to try once I feel better, having sorted the wiring out and tested it, but if that doesn't work then last ditch will be to to strip the Apron once again to find the culprit, but only under duress!

Geoff - What a pleasure having central heating once again.

Neil Wyatt26/02/2018 12:58:01
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Posted by Jim Butler 1 on 26/02/2018 01:05:39:
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 25/02/2018 12:16:00:

Anybody guess what this is? I have mentioned it before or you can crib the answer from twitter.

Looks like the insides of a slow motion drive, as often used in radio and electronic equipment for tuning dials etc.

JimB

Yes, for a telescope focuser - surprise update, after three tries I got the outer race right and it works!

Neil

Muzzer26/02/2018 18:15:17
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I've just drilled a hole (almost) right through my tailstock barrel with a 3/8" carbide slot drill followed by a 10.55 HSSCo drill. Not quite all the way, otherwise I'd hit the key slot. It's hardened steel but I was relieved to find that it's just surface hardened, so once through the skin, it's nice going. Finally, I hand tapped both sides M12 from one side. With that tapping drill it should be pretty close to a full thread, although consequently it was pretty tight and a bit of a bum clencher, not least the blind hole.

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But why?? The Bantam tailstock barrel has a bit of a weakness - by the time they'd machined a bore through the middle to clear the leadscrew, it didn't leave much for the Morse taper tang to engage with - about 1.5mm or so. It didn't take many students / apprenti / blacksmiths to knacker that, with the result that tanged drills and tools are prone to spinning, which in turn can't be doing the actual taper any favours. Last week I bored out the remnants of the tang drive (long overhang!), leaving a reasonably clear surface to work with but obviously now I need some alternative means of driving tang tools.

So now I "just" need to fit a couple of short grub screws (one in each side) to screw in and grab the tang. Can anybody recommend a supplier where I could get my hands on some decent quality grub screws? Ideally they would be flat nosed and even better they would be hardened.

Murray

PS - anyone used Accugroup in Huddersfield? They seem to keep a wide range and reasonable-ish prices.

Edited By Muzzer on 26/02/2018 18:37:28

Mark Rand26/02/2018 19:08:31
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Umm. The tang has nothing to do with driving a Morse taper tool. It's there for ejection only. If the tool slips, one or both of the tapers is contaminated/buggered or the tool wasn't in tightly enough...

Bah! Humbug! cheeky

Bazyle26/02/2018 19:16:34
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If the tang locks the drill to the barrel what stops the barrel turning? Not familiar with the Bantam but on some lathes that part is just a smallish screw or key. Perhaps instead of grubs brass would do which could be filed flush and not risk scoring the body.

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