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"Burping" induction furnaces


January 4, 2017, 4:57 pm

Does anyone know how this is done? eg: 8:34 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ScLXI5s6HM 4:06 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTx6d-wb6j4 the metal has melted, and they mix it somehow by pre... Read more »

Happy Christmas to all our readers


December 25, 2016, 4:25 pm

.... that is if there are any :) Happy Christmas anyway even if you're not here to read this ! Andrew Read more »

Plastic beads


December 6, 2016, 4:00 pm

Hmmm. An earlier post reminds me that I want several kilos/5 gallons of clear, preferably UV stable plastic beads, either solid or with a hole, the latter is preferable but not necessary. By sma... Read more »

Removing Loctite fixed screws


December 6, 2016, 3:21 pm

I need to undo 4 x CSK stainless steel screws 3/8x24 UNF These are screwed into 7000 series anodized billet aluminium. Fixed by a Loctite (or similar) thread lock The heads are imperial allen soc... Read more »

Fitting a DRO to a round column mill drill


December 6, 2016, 1:07 pm

I have a round column RF25/ZX25 clone mill drill to which I fitted a cheap Chinese vertical digital scale to the quill some years ago which works well apart from the display not being very clear. ... Read more »

large washers


December 2, 2016, 11:12 am

I want to buy/make some large washers in 3mm stainless, about 85mm OD and 30-75 mm ID. Any suggestions as to how to go about it? I was thinking boring head in a mill, but that would be a right p... Read more »

Casting machine material


November 28, 2016, 2:05 am

I am trying to build a vacuum investment casting machine for lost wax casting of high temperature materials (inconels and other nickel superalloys). The heater will be induction, either a ready-... Read more »

sourcing engineering plastics


November 26, 2016, 12:21 pm

I need some 50mm diameter engineering grade plastic rod - which I could get machined to my needs. Came across: Performance Plastics contacted them.. as I only wanted 100mm long he was happy to c... Read more »

Screw fitting to plastic moulding


November 18, 2016, 8:23 pm

I have an injection moulded device .. which is to be fixed by self tapper screws. The unit has no ?pilot? holes just ?shallow dimples? to allow screws to start. http://tinyurl.com/zfg6l2d The ... Read more »

Small milling machine


October 12, 2016, 3:00 pm

I am in the market for either a vertical or a universal small milling machine with a similar work capacity to my Myford ML7, and am looking for recommendations please. The Sieg X3 looks to be alm... Read more »

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Fitting VFD to BH600 lathe rating: 5

Hello all, I decided to break the bank and bought a NewtonTesla VFD system for the BH600. Has anyone else fitted one, and if so, where and how did you fit the control box, and do the connections into... Read more »

Myford Super 7 lathe rating: 5

Hi, has anyone taken the screwcutting gearbox off a Myford super 7 and can offer any suggestions. I'm trying to strip the lathe down to get the bed and saddle reground so don't want to disassemble ... Read more »

Denham lathe rebuild rating: 5

I have recently aquired a very old Denham lathe which Tony of lathe.com tells me is from around 1900 but unfortunately he doesn't have any manuals. Looking at pictures on the net those Denham lathes ... Read more »

Possible to turn HSS with HSS tools ? rating: 5

Hi, I read that it is possible to turn HSS with HSS tools but it seems hard to believe. Has anyone done this ? What's the best lubricant to use ? Is it a bit susceptible to fracturing on an i... Read more »

WARCO customer service rating: 5

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Is this an oxymoron? A couple of weeks back I ordered some sanding discs and linisher belts from Warco. Neither item was flagged as out of stock and the transaction went through on my credit card. ... Read more »

Meccano chain rating: 5

Hi all, I'm looking for anyone who has used the small meccano ladder chain and sprocket. The question I have is that any newer chain I order for it from the meccano dealers seems like it doesn't fit ... Read more »

Hi, I'm looking to have the Flywheel magneto re-energised for my Villiers 9... rating: 5

Hi, I'm looking to have the Flywheel magneto re-energised for my Villiers 98cc 4F but I am unable to find a servicing company here in the UK, any help would be much appreciated. Launceston. Cornwall. Read more »

Solid Works. 3D design rating: 5

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Hi, Does any company or employee in the southeast of England eg Kent,Sussex,Surrey,Essex have a requirement for SolidWorks 3D design. This is a massive tool for designing anything from a resistor to ... Read more »

1/16" bms rod rating: 5

Does anyone know of a source of 1/16 bms rod? I need some but can't find a supplier. The material needs to be straight, not coiled, and in (preferably) 3ft lengths. All I can find is silver steel ... Read more »

Colchester student fault rating: 5

Hi I have just purchased a Colchester Student lathe the old round head type 1956 when connected to a three phase supply it will run for a few minutes and then cut out It is as if a coil is heating ... Read more »

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