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Bargain at B & Q

December 10, 2017, 12:23 pm

Now , I know that we've all got hexagonal screwdriver inserts coming out of our ears, however ... masonry drills, wood cutting drills, ordinary (!!) drills, wood-cutting bits, and some of those pe... Read more »

metric/imperial question

December 2, 2017, 12:48 am

Do people work in metric, imperial, both? I work almost exclusively in metric, only buying imperial when really really needed - eg one tap or die for a special job - but what do other people use... Read more »

Auction of Railwayana

November 15, 2017, 3:17 pm

Full-size stuff, but might be of interest to somebody. https://www.twgaze.co.uk/auctions/catalogues-and-auctions/current-catalogues/the-peter-punchard-collection-of-railwayana/ -- Davey. Read more »

Surface grinder question

November 12, 2017, 1:27 pm

How do surface grinders move the wheel (or table?) to give micron positioning diferences? I would have thought that a straight thread wouldn't work. Is there some other secret? Ta Peter Fairbr... Read more »

John Stevenson RIP

October 26, 2017, 8:40 pm

Sorry to hear of John's passing. Although we had a quarrel in here about 10 years ago, I introduced myself to him on the ArcEuro stand at the Midlands show and cleared the air. Subsequently had em... Read more »

Tolerance/fit question

October 21, 2017, 5:29 pm

I am turning a ballscrew end down, to fit a 6mm dia bearing. The bearing will be ABEC7, which has a hole tolerance of 0 to -4 microns. So far, so good. But how big should I make the shaft? It is ... Read more »

mini lathe circuit board

October 8, 2017, 12:28 pm

The KBIC/KBLC motor controller circuit board which drives my Chester Conquest mini lathe has died, yet again. I am fed up with repairing it (and I am usually a patient and repair-y type guy, I n... Read more »

Dart drills

September 9, 2017, 12:38 pm

Cheap ones are, well cheap and usually nasty. Dormer are a bit too pricey (and Connect even more so), Dart seem more my price range, but are they any good? Ta, -- Peter F Read more »

Welding Masks?

September 3, 2017, 9:48 am

As per my other post, I'm considering buying a small Mig Welder. I will, obviously, need a welding mask and I've been looking at the 'automatic' ones. Some seem very cheap. Are they any good? I'... Read more »

MIG Welding Gas vs No Gas

September 3, 2017, 9:42 am

I recently found myself wishing I'd invested in a small welder (yet again*) when trying to make something. So, I'm looking at the options of buying a simple one, suitable for basic 'fabrication'.... Read more »

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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 »

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 »

elliott 00 omnimill manual

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Anyone got an elliott 00 omnimill manual available??? 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 »

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 »

buying advice

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Ok folks. I am still pretty new to model engineering, only been into it for 2 o 3 months. To start with I bought myself a mini mill, which has bee great so far. But now I am starting to realise the ... Read more »

Chronos Wooden Tool Chest - Any Good?

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Hi All. I'm considering getting one of the wooden toolmakers tool chests from Chronos, and would appreciate opinions. Are they well made and built to last? Are the brass bits solid brass, or brass ... Read more »

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