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Colchester Lathe forum


March 26, 2018, 10:31 pm

The Yahoo Groups Colchester lathe forum was quite busy until a couple or so years ago, but more recently the Yahoo groups seem broken and posts have dried up. Can anyone recommend a forum for th... Read more »

EXE surface grinder


March 23, 2018, 7:08 pm

I acquired an EXE surface grinder last year and am looking to get it up and running soon but I don't have any information about mounting the grinding wheel or the procedure and tools for removing... Read more »

Slow induction motor


March 11, 2018, 12:35 pm

I have an old Clarke motor (1/5 HP, 0.15 KW, 240 v, 1.8 A, 1400 rpm, type 5DB, single phase according to the rating plate,) that only runs at 400 rpm whether loaded or unloaded. I am looking for ... Read more »

Belt drive to Lathe Spindle


March 1, 2018, 10:24 am

I have a Denford Viceroy lathe. For those not aware this lathe has a link-belt drive from the countershaft then gearing for full speed and back gear. All of the gears are in mesh and running whil... Read more »

Shower hoses


February 21, 2018, 11:56 am

1/2 BSP is SBO, and tap / die set supplied by Tracy Tools by return. Unhesitatingly recommend them. Read more »

motor question


February 19, 2018, 10:21 pm

My new Boxford has a three-phase motor, rated 380V in star mode and 220V in mesh mode. I don't have 3 phase, so do I: a) buy a new single-phase motor or b) buy an inverter. Can I use an inverte... Read more »

Shower head screw thread?


February 17, 2018, 12:32 pm

What is the screw thread used in shower hoses, for, having got my knickers in a twist and over-ordered, it would be useful to string together the 21 feet (total! :-) ) to make a garden hose? Read more »

boxford - remove bed


January 24, 2018, 4:46 pm

I need to remove the bed of my new boxford AUD- any suggestions? I got the bolts out, but there is some sealant stuff which is very hardened! Tip - for the inside headstock bolt, cut the end off a... Read more »

London ME exhibition


January 19, 2018, 2:36 am

is this weekend. Any good? Anybody going? Peter Fairbrother Read more »

Robot Wars?


December 31, 2017, 7:26 pm

Just watching the New Year's Eve Robot Wars program, I wonder how feasible would it be to for us as a discussion group to design and enter a robot? eg, Peter Fairbrother seems to be an expert on h... Read more »

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The best rated discussions

Chester Lathes

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Has anyone got any opinions, good or bad on Chester Lathes. Im thinking of getting myself a new lathe for my soon to be arriving workshop (finally) and wondered where to get a decent ish but cheap i... Read more »

Inverter VSD for Myford Super 7 attempting auto destruct

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Good Morning all, excellent start to my week! Turned on the S7 this morning to test all the new Harrogate goodies I bought yesterday and instantly plunged the house into darkness. Apart that is from ... Read more »

Harrison L5 Toolpost

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Hi all, I am looking for a quick change tool post for my Harrison L5. Arceurotrade are local to me, so I think I'll pop down there to get one of their model 100 or 200 ones. How do you know what size... Read more »

Combined Lathe / Mill

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We are currently looking at combined lathe / milling machine. The Clarke CL500M / Warco (seems to be the same machine as the clarke wearing different clothes). Also seen the Chester Model B Super. ... Read more »

Warco Mill trips RCD!

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Hello everyone, I recently was given a old Warco Milling machine in fantastic condition. I installed this into my workshop, (alongside my Myford super 7) plugged it in, switched on, and pludged the g... Read more »

Spares for Qualters & Smith power hacksaw

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Hi folks, My Qualters & Smith power hacksaw has stripped a thread in the vice. It's the larger, less common Qualters & Smith machine, sold as their heavy duty hacksaw. 8 inch capacity with serial n... Read more »

Tool and cutter grinders

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The recent discussion of HSS versus replaceable tip TC tools has reminded me that it is long past time I got myself a decent T&C grinder. Some time ago, I was quite tempted by the thought of buildin... Read more »

Oerlikon Mig Welder

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Looks like we will have bought an Oerlikon Solomig M260C Mig welder, mainly for home stuff. Does anyone have any experiences of these welders? Apparently they were made by a company called MaxWeld an... Read more »

Bridgeport DRO problem

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A manual Bridgeport with standard DRO fitted has a problem on the X axis readout. Basically, it doesn't work, tried swapping the connection at the back of the Heidenhain readout box, no difference.... Read more »

Warco BH600G lathe discontinued ?

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Hi, Spurred by another thread I checked Warco's site but cannot find any references to the BH600G. This had a comprehensive series of articles on modifications in one of the ME mags and seemed to ... Read more »

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