Search:

Type: Posts; User: BaronJ

Page 1 of 63 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.12 seconds.

  1. Replies
    4
    Views
    81

    Hi Guys, Thanks for the refresher ! I...

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the refresher ! I remember some of this from nearly 40 years ago when I was involved in bending 1" pipe and being supplied 1" tube. Very confusing and expensive as I recall.
  2. Thread: Freight times

    by BaronJ
    Replies
    1
    Views
    39

    Hi Richard, I would run a program to actually...

    Hi Richard,

    I would run a program to actually check the card size ! Many of these cheap cards have much smaller capacity than your computer reports. Its easy to program the card to announce what...
  3. Hi Phill, No problem, just bore your post to...

    Hi Phill,

    No problem, just bore your post to fit the existing stud. Make your tool block to suit the new post.
    Make sure that you have enough material to hold the tool size you want to use...
  4. Replies
    149
    Views
    17,194

    A picture !

    Hi Steve, Guys,

    The problem with drawings is I know what I mean :C These pictures should help clarify things.

    384365 384364
    These pictures show what I'm trying to do. The brass block is...
  5. Hi Phill, Yes it will ! Though it makes the...

    Hi Phill,


    Yes it will ! Though it makes the "T" nut a special. Normally the "T" nuts don't come above the table surface. If anti rotation is needed a peg is commonly used.



    That is...
  6. Hi Phill, Thankyou for the picture ! You...

    Hi Phill,

    Thankyou for the picture ! You know, thousand words...

    I would be using the "T" slot right at the front of the cross slide. I would also put a peg in the bottom of the post to...
  7. Hi Richard, Just a question, do you propose to...

    Hi Richard,

    Just a question, do you propose to transmit into this antenna ?
  8. Hi Steven, Something has changed ! I can no...

    Hi Steven,

    Something has changed ! I can no longer drag pictures about in a post to change their order.
    Everything else seems OK.

    Running Linux Q4OS, with Trinity desktop and Firefox ESR....
  9. Hi Guys, I've just checked with "Tracy Tools"...

    Hi Guys,

    I've just checked with "Tracy Tools" here in Devon, UK. They have both taps and dies for 3/8" X 24 UNF

    Though I think the RF plugs and sockets may be 60 degree thread angle.
  10. Hi Phill, Guys, You don't need the flange...

    Hi Phill, Guys,



    You don't need the flange ! Once the post is securely fastened to the top slide it doesn't need to move, ever !
    All the hight and rotation is done using the tool holder. ...
  11. Replies
    11
    Views
    158

    Hi Guys, I use these lights in the kitchen,...

    Hi Guys,

    I use these lights in the kitchen, bathroom and hall ways.

    384359 384360
    They normally would have GU10 50W halogen bulbs in them but I've got 3W LED ones in ours. The bright white...
  12. Replies
    149
    Views
    17,194

    Hi Steve, Thankyou for your suggestions. ...

    Hi Steve,

    Thankyou for your suggestions.

    Unfortunately I created that problem by using a rounded top on the mounting plate ! I only allowed 10 mm distance above the aluminium disc and...
  13. Replies
    149
    Views
    17,194

    Worm Drawings.

    Hi Guys,

    I think that I have figured out a way to mount the worm so that it drives the wheel properly.

    384356
    The parts in blue are brass pieces that are drilled to be able to mount them onto...
  14. Hi Richard, Welcome to the forum ! As you can...

    Hi Richard,

    Welcome to the forum ! As you can see I am also in the UK, just a bit North of you :)

    You might have a problem sourcing a 3/8" X 24 tpi die. As far as I'm aware it isn't a very...
  15. Hi Frank, I stopped using Ubunto, too many...

    Hi Frank,

    I stopped using Ubunto, too many problems after an update. Every time they updated something, it broke. So I dropped it and went with "Q4OS" with the Trinity desktop. I've not had...
  16. Hi Frank, Guys, There is something going on ! ...

    Hi Frank, Guys,

    There is something going on ! I'm running a Debian Linux and using Firefox ESR. Normally I don't have any issues, I've just uploaded five pictures in a post without a problem.
    ...
  17. Replies
    15
    Views
    250

    Hi Steve, Guys, That's a bugger :C Still...

    Hi Steve, Guys,

    That's a bugger :C

    Still better to find out now than have a workshop full of smoke in the middle of a job.
  18. Replies
    149
    Views
    17,194

    Hi Simon, Guys, Thanks for your likes. No...

    Hi Simon, Guys,

    Thanks for your likes.

    No Unfortunately ! It was one of those "shall I , shan’t I" things. In hindsight I wish that I had, it would have been much better. Annoyingly I have...
  19. Replies
    9
    Views
    253

    Hi Takai, Guys, I got rid of my QCTP in favour...

    Hi Takai, Guys,

    I got rid of my QCTP in favour of making a "Norman Patent" one ! I did a write up a while back. I also made one for a rear toolpost. I wish that I had done it years ago.
    ...
  20. Replies
    15
    Views
    250

    Hi Guys, I've seen some like that ! Often the...

    Hi Guys,

    I've seen some like that ! Often the insulation has been damaged somewhere on the windings. A scrape or a knock, sometimes you can see where the enamel on the wire is damaged or...
  21. Replies
    15
    Views
    250

    Hi Steve, Guys, Sometimes the weights click...

    Hi Steve, Guys,

    Sometimes the weights click but doesn't actually do anything because the contacts are welded together.
  22. Replies
    15
    Views
    250

    Hi Steve, The capacitor should not get warm...

    Hi Steve,

    The capacitor should not get warm under any circumstances ! The centrifugal switch should disconnect the capacitor and start windings if it is working properly. On some motors the...
  23. Hi Guys, Batteries are available from Chinese...

    Hi Guys,

    Batteries are available from Chinese sources, and its not too hard to rebuild a battery pack ! The problem is that you really need a spot welder to weld the replacement nickel strips...
  24. Hi Guys, I suspect that the likes of Mickysoft...

    Hi Guys,

    I suspect that the likes of Mickysoft and Crabapple are disabling software now that support has ceased for old versions. The wife's smart phone no longer lets me download pictures of the...
  25. Replies
    26
    Views
    846

    Hi Guys, I've over 2600 pictures stored, which...

    Hi Guys,

    I've over 2600 pictures stored, which is a lot of space ! On my computer they take over 2.9Gb.

    I did try to create albums of some stored pictures, but it seems all that does is...
  26. Replies
    26
    Views
    846

    Hi Guys, I agree ! Then you are not at the...

    Hi Guys,

    I agree ! Then you are not at the mercy of the likes of Dropbox and Photobucket !
  27. Replies
    10
    Views
    423

    Hi Tommy, Yes you can see the chatter marking...

    Hi Tommy,

    Yes you can see the chatter marking ! That wheel probably needs balancing and dressing.
  28. Replies
    5
    Views
    266

    Hi Guys, I've not a lot of experience here,...

    Hi Guys,

    I've not a lot of experience here, but a smaller wheel diameter would be needed to avoid hitting the following cutting edge. This problem is made worse when you have smaller cutters with...
  29. Replies
    149
    Views
    17,194

    Hi Kryn, Guys, Thanks for your post. I...

    Hi Kryn, Guys,

    Thanks for your post.



    I don't know if that would make a great deal of difference ! It would be worth trying through. The pressure is applied in a horizontal direction as the...
  30. Hi Guys, An awful lot of those variable speed...

    Hi Guys,

    An awful lot of those variable speed 24 volts and lower drills all use similar motors. Usually in the 12-14 volt range. Because they are fed from electronic variable speed controllers...
  31. Replies
    6
    Views
    327

    Tapered thread cutting.

    Hi Guys,

    Only because I watched a tapered thread being cut on Thursday, I can tell you exactly how its done.

    In the video he used a tap with a ground off end to produce a flat end to get up to...
  32. Replies
    149
    Views
    17,194

    Worm Wheel hobbed !

    Hi Guys,

    Kryn, I've seen that picture before ! Somewhere I have some notes about the article where that taper turning jig was posted. A very neat way of turning a Morse or other taper.

    Now on...
  33. Replies
    6
    Views
    327

    Hi Aaron, Guys, Oddly enough I was watching...

    Hi Aaron, Guys,

    Oddly enough I was watching exactly the same technique being used yesterday to cut some threads for 6000 psi hydraulic fittings in stainless steel. The only difference was that...
  34. Thread: Bush Fires !

    by BaronJ
    Replies
    59
    Views
    2,834

    Hi Guys, There was an item on the news with a...

    Hi Guys,

    There was an item on the news with a video showing a group of fire fighters bulldozing a fire break and burning off scrub. They had a long cleared area, maybe 50 metres wide and several...
  35. Replies
    6
    Views
    267

    Hi John, Guys, I've just spoken to Lee Spring...

    Hi John, Guys,

    I've just spoken to Lee Spring and they can make them to order ! Much cheaper than $1700.

    The link that Elanjacobs posted is much cheaper still !

    ...
  36. Replies
    18
    Views
    508

    Hi Mal, Guys, My bad ! I've always...

    Hi Mal, Guys,



    My bad ! I've always understood that a single phase motor with a capacitor permanently in series with one winding and no method of disconnecting it to be a start capacitor. ...
  37. Replies
    6
    Views
    267

    Hi John, Ouch ! That's a bit steep. ...

    Hi John,

    Ouch ! That's a bit steep.

    Regretfully No ! But I do know someone I can ask. I'll do that tomorrow.

    You would think that with all the Chinese lathe manufacturing that they...
  38. Replies
    149
    Views
    17,194

    Making a screw !

    Hi Guys,

    Originally I was going to find a suitable 3/16" BSW screw and make a sleeve to fit into the bearings !

    Since I couldn't find a 3/16" BSW screw amongst the half dozen biscuit tins...
  39. Replies
    6
    Views
    267

    Hi John, Will those flat spring type covers...

    Hi John,

    Will those flat spring type covers work ? You can put them on without dismantling the shaft.

    384291 384290

    This sort of thing.
  40. Replies
    18
    Views
    508

    Hi Guys, Does this motor have a centrifugal...

    Hi Guys,

    Does this motor have a centrifugal switch ?

    If not then the capacitor is a start one and the motor will behave in a similar manner to a shaded pole motor.

    The capacitor value is not...
  41. Replies
    18
    Views
    508

    Hi Phill, Guys, I hear what Mal says, but in...

    Hi Phill, Guys,

    I hear what Mal says, but in my opinion it would be worth checking as Bob says and trying a new capacitor.
  42. Replies
    149
    Views
    17,194

    Many thanks Bill, I've watched that video...

    Many thanks Bill,

    I've watched that video before and its one of the reasons that prompted me to buy a new spiral flute tap.

    But yes you are right, it would be a good idea to try a plastic wheel...
  43. Replies
    149
    Views
    17,194

    Hi Bill, Thankyou for your very interesting...

    Hi Bill,

    Thankyou for your very interesting post ! As you say a sneaky idea, certainly a new slant, to me anyway, on making a worm wheel. It gives me more confidence that I can make it work.
    ...
  44. Replies
    149
    Views
    17,194

    Hi Guys, Moving on with the lathe fixture. ...

    Hi Guys,

    Moving on with the lathe fixture.

    384258
    I drilled a hole right through the cast Iron with a 3.8 mm drill and threaded it 3/16" BSW for about 3/4" of an inch, before turning it round...
  45. Replies
    12
    Views
    332

    Hi Russ, Guys, Maybe not quite the same ! I...

    Hi Russ, Guys,

    Maybe not quite the same ! I have a very heavy bench top drill press that I've mounted on top of a steel cabinet. The cabinet is one of those 30 inch square ones with a full size...
  46. Thread: Milling CNC Kit

    by BaronJ
    Replies
    16
    Views
    3,959

    Hi Guys, As some may know, I have a BF20L...

    Hi Guys,

    As some may know, I have a BF20L mill. One of the issues with it is that the square cross section column has most of one face removed and dovetails down each side. The head is carried...
  47. Replies
    12
    Views
    332

    Hi Russ, That sounds like a plan ! I'm 5' 8"...

    Hi Russ,

    That sounds like a plan ! I'm 5' 8" and could do with adding about 3" to the hight of my lathe. Same with the mill its table is 38" from the floor. Another two or three inches would be...
  48. Replies
    2,327
    Views
    455,279

    Hi Vernon, Guys, I understand that you swung...

    Hi Vernon, Guys,

    I understand that you swung the mill head to 90 degrees, but how would you do it if you didn't have that ability or a horizontal mill.

    I'm just struggling to get my head...
  49. Replies
    3
    Views
    224

    Hi Nigel, Nearly "DP" = Diametric Pitch. I...

    Hi Nigel,

    Nearly "DP" = Diametric Pitch.

    I also have a copy of "Ivan Law's book, Gears and Gear cutting" which is quite useful.
  50. Replies
    14
    Views
    595

    Hi Doily, A solid column makes a massif...

    Hi Doily,

    A solid column makes a massif difference to its drilling behaviour, as does a rigid table ! I used to have three Fobco Star 1/2" ones that were floor standing. One of my gripes with...
Results 1 to 50 of 3111
Page 1 of 63 1 2 3 4