Nick Hulme

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  • Posted in thread: How to identify "Grain" in aluminum on 01-18-2017 at 10:11 AM
    Etchants for Aluminium alloys usually include HF so I don't think home metallurgy/microscopy is
    a practical option ;-)

  • Posted in thread: New chuck doesn't fit new spindle on 01-18-2017 at 09:52 AM
    For all I know the chucks are always undersized to allow the machinist to do the final
    fitting.Lathe spindle noses should be manufactured to a standard specification, as should
    chucks for use with the...

  • Posted in thread: New chuck doesn't fit new spindle on 01-17-2017 at 07:12 PM
    This is a classic example of the answer being best supplied by the supplier of the parts, OTOH
    by posting on a forum first you might get a nice long thread full of speculation ;-) - Nick

  • Posted in thread: im new to this. on 01-04-2017 at 10:22 AM
    Whenever anyone mentions starting out it always reminds me of the opening to the 70s Black &
    Decker advert - [ame][/ame]You've certainly chosen
    something whi...

  • Posted in thread: Calendar for 2017 on 12-24-2016 at 01:24 AM
    I have to ask why the dates in the boxes are so large as to render the calendar almost useless
    for recording anything?

  • Posted in thread: Bluing steel part. on 12-24-2016 at 12:53 AM
    Hot blueing chemically changes the surface layer of the steel to the same composition as
    haematite, it's harder than the steel and is porous allowing it to absorb and hold oil. Cold
    processes do not p...

  • Posted in thread: Rotary Table Problem on 12-19-2016 at 10:16 PM
    Your investigation is incomplete, what happens if you rotate the table multiple turns? Do you
    lose a further 2 degrees with each and every rotation? If it loses more with each rotation it
    suggests som...

  • Posted in thread: Rotary Table Problem on 12-18-2016 at 09:20 PM
    You have backlash which the adjustment doesn't eliminate! Good practice is to always approach
    every stop point from the same direction, you don't need to go through 360 but you should go
    back to -10 d...

  • Posted in thread: Underhand Tactics by UK CNC business! on 11-24-2016 at 09:47 PM
    Well they appear to have stopped doing this for the time being, but it's a really crappy trick
    to have come up with in the first place! I will still never spend a dime with them after this
    scam. - Nic...

  • Posted in thread: Underhand Tactics by UK CNC business! on 11-24-2016 at 02:52 PM
    CNC4You in the UK are using a one letter spelling variation in the domain (by dropping one "P"
    ) to try to direct customers looking for Zapp Automation in the UK to the wrong site presumably
    in the ho...

W.C. Fields said "You can't cheat an honest man", he should have followed that with "But, you can always find a credulous fool if you need one"

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