Not at all. I've always been here in the background, but with the forum
that's in homeworkshop.org.uk, there's very little need, if any at all, to
anything to this NG.
However, the interjection by Coggin is interesting because by his gratuitous
and infantile outburst, it suggests that trolling in this NG was never by
me, as indeed,
it never was, but by persons of his ilk.
And,since Jim raised the subject of Blackgates, if anyone wishes to inspect
castings as was received from them, then make contact with me via the West
Maybe, but this isn't a mailing list, and one munges e-addies to
discourage spambots from harvesting a genuine address and selling it to
those who would offer you 'meds', penis-enhancers, a share of some
deposed/deceased dictator's millions, etc.
Of course, I wouldn't dream of posting under an assumed name...
Tooling some but jigs yes.
If they were to resurrect the original design the jigs wouldn't be
Instead of making say a headstock the old way with a reference plane
and 12 or 15 jigs setup in stages on probably 3 machines the modern
way would be to get a 4 axis CNC to grab it and machine everything in
one go, no jigs needed and no intermediate inspection stages. probably
far more accurate to boot.
No body seemed interested in the tooling. I bought all the taps for
the feeds screws for the whole range, imperial and metric, for
Plus a lot more stuff like gear cutters etc.
Not hearsay, I was down there Monday and Tuesday buying all the good
bits <g> , all the jigs were being dropped into skips supplied by
Simms at Lenton and going straight to their yard and hence the fraggie
machine. Don't bother going to Simms, you won't get in the yard and by
tomorrow all the jig store will be empty if not already so the speed
they were working.
Some tooling is still there but it's all over the place, anyone
interested has to go down and first of all speak to Mark at the asset
preservation company then he'll direct you to one of the few remaining
Myford employee's who are still on the payroll for just this purpose.
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