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Shipping Mill from the USA


April 10, 2017, 6:46 pm

Hi, I am thinking of buying a Tormach pcnc 770 mill, does anyone have any i dea of shipping costs/time and if anyone has done something similar a rec o f a shipping agent. Going for the Tormach in... Read more »

Any of the old crowd still here?

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April 6, 2017, 9:00 pm

Time was when this was quite an active newsgroup, with a few very regular contributors, but anno domini has taken it's toll - we lost both Mark McGrath and Tim Leech to the big C but I suspect th... Read more »

skimming brake drums


March 27, 2017, 10:44 am

I need to get a set of brake drums (8 not huge ones) There is a lip inside each and need to get rid of this before I install new shoes, and reassemble Anybody know of anywhere in S.Wales that do... Read more »

Melting Alumina tube


March 27, 2017, 1:04 am

I want to be able to seal the ends of several alumina tubes, for thermocouples, maybe 6mm OD x 4mm ID, by melting the end into a blob, using oxy/acetylene. Did some trials, but my shade 5 goggle... Read more »

speed change


February 22, 2017, 1:14 pm

I'm currently working on a Herbert No4 Preoptive and am having a problem with the Speed changer when the button is pushed no change happens I can't see how this device works the top has been removed ... Read more »

"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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

arboga pilllar drill rating: 5

hi am looking for information on the arboga e100s pillar drill, have searched the internet for a manual, or a service manual. hopefully somebody may have a copy i can borrow or buy for beer tokens !... 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 »

Sieg spares rating: 5

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The leadscrew nuts on my Sieg X0 mill's X-Y table are worn out and I can not find any for sale, not even from Arc Euro Trade who supplied the machine. Any suggestions chaps? Cliff Coggin. Read more »

Oil-cooled welders rating: 5

Hi folks, I'm pondering the question of whether I need a bigger welder. I currently have a Cytringan Bantam 180 A oil-cooled machine. It's almost identical to the more common Pickhill and Oxford Ba... Read more »

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