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Jeff Dayman21/09/2019 03:34:14
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Nice job on the patterns Colin, castings look great!

Michael Gilligan21/09/2019 07:37:02
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Posted by Jeff Dayman on 21/09/2019 03:34:14:

Nice job on the patterns Colin, castings look great!

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+1 for that yes

MichaelG.

Chris Evans 621/09/2019 08:35:52
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Nice castings Colin, who do you use ? With the demise of Coventry Castings I now use Purbright in Walsall but always looking for other foundries locally. Chris.

Waggonerman21/09/2019 09:24:43
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Superb looking Castings Colin - look forward to receiving my pair.

KevinH.

Colin Heseltine21/09/2019 12:10:03
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Kevin see my PM.

if anyone else would like a set please PM me

Colin

Colin Heseltine21/09/2019 12:21:37
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Jeff, Mike,

Thank you. At least if I cock up the machining I have a spare (or two).

Colin

Colin Heseltine28/09/2019 15:09:15
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Now have the final casting

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Three views with pattern on RHS.

A Full set looks like this.

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Colin

Colin Heseltine28/09/2019 15:10:07
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Waggoner and Bazyle

You both have PM's.

Regards,

Colin

Bazyle28/09/2019 22:25:24
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Message sent. Thanks for the work done in making the castings etc.

Baz

Colin Heseltine02/11/2019 22:44:16
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Finally managed to make some progress on my set of castings. The pillar support just needs the upper arm fixing in place (this I think was pinned but I will Loctite and pin it) and drilling for the lower adjustment pin. The arms still require a .lot of work. I drilled the first one out to around 13/16", then bored it out prior to reaming it 7/8". It was an easy fit on the arm, so I bored the second one out to 0.872 rather than reaming it 7/8" (.875). This was a nicer fit.

First time using the boring head and using the automatic downfeed on the Gate mill. Worked brilliantly. I made a go/nogo gauge (.863/.873) and this made things a lot easier. Raising and lowering the knee by winding the handle (to check bore size) is not lots of fun but I intend fitting a power feed to the knee in the near future.

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I am really pleased with the castings, the quality is excellent. Providing I don't make any mistakes my spare support arm castings should be available for anyone else that requires a set.

Colin

Colin Heseltine08/11/2019 20:41:26
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Good couple of days and these are now ready for a coat of paint.

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Quite pleased how they have come out.

Colin

Waggonerman08/11/2019 23:38:02
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Looks good Colin, seems you are well ahead of me!

Regarding the 7/8” / 1.1/4” Post, is this one piece machined? butted in the Post Boss? or is the 7/8” sleeved to 1.1/4” for the mounting projection?

Regards,

Kevin H.

Colin Heseltine09/11/2019 10:48:19
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Kevin,

I used two pieces. A friend of mine came up with a piece of 35mm which I turned down to make the bottom boss. The top was a piece of 7/8" I had in stock. I bored the base out to just under 7/8" and then reamed it. Then bored out for the bottom boss at the 1 1/4". Reaming was a mistake as the reamer cut a little oversize so I had to cheat and Loctite pillar in place.

Colin

Colin Heseltine14/11/2019 16:53:40
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Look a little better now with a coat of paint.

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Colin

Waggonerman26/11/2019 19:28:53
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Making some progress with the Die Filer Castings (to catch up with Colin!) at last, next up is the manufacture of the

Post & smaller components.

Delayed due to near completion of a G.H. Thomas Pillar Drill.

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Regards,

Kevin H.

Colin Heseltine26/11/2019 20:34:17
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Kevin,

Looking good.

I have a GHT Pillar Tool. I think I started it about 12 years ago. I never found time to complete it. Had a base, pillar arms and table, but nothing else I think I will try and do some more before I start on an Alyn Foundry CHUK2 I have just sourced.

Colin

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