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by John Hill
Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:03 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Vintage Shurline Model 1000 plus parts, please help ID parts
Replies: 21
Views: 2308

Re: Vintage Shurline Model 1000 plus parts, please help ID p

Most of those parts a next to useless, especially all the attachments and the only smart thing to do with them is send to me for disposal. 8)
by John Hill
Sat May 04, 2013 4:44 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Fake steamer?
Replies: 17
Views: 3645

Fake steamer?

Maybe a daft idea.... but I saw the chaps running their electric (i.e. battery powered) 'electric' and 'diesel' ride on around the track today and I thought that maybe someone has made a faux steamer? I am thinking of something with a kerosene/lpg burner, boiling water and some sort of 'chuffing' de...
by John Hill
Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Relative importance of a reversing switch...?
Replies: 17
Views: 1689

Re: Relative importance of a reversing switch...?

Threading dials for metric require different pinions for different thread pitch. My Chinese lathe has 3 pinions for cutting metric threads and needless to say I never use them, I reverse the spindle instead but my lathe has a camlock mount. Single phase motors (except for some specially made for lat...
by John Hill
Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Installation techniques for a benchtop lathe
Replies: 9
Views: 3651

Re: Installation techniques for a benchtop lathe

My 12x36 lathe before fixing down to my concrete bench.

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IMGP9332 by aardvark_akubra, on Flickr
by John Hill
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aluminum Router Pantograph or Copier
Replies: 49
Views: 11826

Re: Aluminum Router Pantograph or Copier

I made a very simple parallalagram router copier for making panels for a product we were making at the time. I found that, as a general rule, I could get a much better result when the template was bigger than the workpiece. I made the ratio between template and workpiece to be 2.54 to 1. Using this ...
by John Hill
Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Levelling a lathe
Replies: 47
Views: 7732

Re: Levelling a lathe

The typical Asian 12x36 lathe has six mounting points, four under the headstock and two at the tail stock end. This configuration is very challenging for the home user if he wants to fix it down.
by John Hill
Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe Tailstock Alignment Bar
Replies: 24
Views: 5176

Re: Lathe Tailstock Alignment Bar

...............deleted by me, it was a daft idea anyway! :roll: :roll:
by John Hill
Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe Tailstock Alignment Bar
Replies: 24
Views: 5176

Re: Lathe Tailstock Alignment Bar

My Drummond lathe c1908 has an adjustable head intended for turning short tapers.

I think my generic Asian 12x36 has adjustable head stock too.
by John Hill
Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:43 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Splash Panel Behind Lathe Necessary?
Replies: 46
Views: 6927

Re: Splash Panel Behind Lathe Necessary?

OK, there is no problem for me to put up a back splash and even curve it over to protect the ceiling but if I am going to be flinging the coolant around like that how do I stop it falling on me? :shock:
by John Hill
Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Splash Panel Behind Lathe Necessary?
Replies: 46
Views: 6927

Re: Splash Panel Behind Lathe Necessary?

John, Do you still use a splash gaurd for the lathe? Looks like it would absolutely cover the cool saw if not. Is that a concrete base you've custom made? Hi, the splashes do miss the saw and yes thats my concrete bench which wipes up quite nicely. To be frank, if there is any real splashing going ...
by John Hill
Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Splash Panel Behind Lathe Necessary?
Replies: 46
Views: 6927

Re: Splash Panel Behind Lathe Necessary?

This is my approach to the situation, I cast the splash shield aside and left an open, easy to clean, space behind the lathe. Yes, the splashes do miss the cold cut saw! http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7034/6404031837_966807b231.jpg DSCN0425 by aardvark_akubra , on Flickr BTW, it is much easier to cle...
by John Hill
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Quality Machine Tools and PM1236 Lathe
Replies: 8
Views: 1669

Re: Quality Machine Tools and PM1236 Lathe

They are importers into the US and the American dollar is slowly falling putting pressure on their operation.