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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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Adjusting a Chester Metal Cutting Bandsaw to cut square rating: 5

I have a small Chester H110 metal cutting band saw which periodically decides to cut less square than I would like. When I first bought it, it cut decidely squint, but the cause was obiously work s... Read more »

Model Engineering & Practical Engineering Magazines rating: 5

Following magazines are available for sale, email (stephen.raptor at bt open world dot com) for further information. Digital images of the magazine can be viewed at http://www.bankaholics.com/ebay/20... Read more »

Drill Sharpening rating: 5

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I am fed up with blunt twist drills, and poorly designed, awkward sharpening attachments. Feedback on dedicated sharpening machines welcome. Advice to build a Quorn . . . is not ! I see Warco list a... Read more »

APE Microball Height Gauge rating: 5

I've just bought an APE Microball 12 Vernier Height Gauge. (Reads to 0.001 in 0.500 steps.) Does anyone know whether it's possible to adjust the zero setting ? Or is it always used in a difference ... Read more »

Kress router collet removal rating: 5

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A Kress woodworking router may seem off topic at first, but the subject is relevant. I am looking for ideas to ease the removal of the collet which jams in the holder so tightly that I have to tap it... 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 »

Denford Orac CNC lathe rating: 5

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I have the chance to aquire and old Denford Orac CNC lathe. An information on its capabilities would be apreciated. Archi -- amcne --------------------------------------------------------------------... Read more »

Single phase motor rating: 5

Hi again. Well I'm looking at a Denford Viceroy Centre Lathe. TDS1, but it has a problem, it's three phase and I only have one :o( How easy is it to buy a new single phase motor? I see machinemart se... Read more »

help. super7 topslide rating: 5

hi, please can anyone help me identify which locking pad is left and which is right? i can see little difference . thanks, john 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 »

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