Nick Hulme

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  • Posted in thread: Rotary Table Radius Chatter on 09-11-2017 at 10:54 PM
    Cheap tools are always the most expensive. Sigh.+1 I now use a 10 inch Hofmann rotary table for
    this kind of thing and it's a revelation compared with the equipment I was using, - Nick

  • Posted in thread: Chuck run out on 09-06-2017 at 09:24 AM
    Now the internet has tried to turn applying emphasis to text as a form of yelling.Nope, been
    that way since IRC days when Hypertext Markup Browsers were a thing of the future and is a
    convention of th...

  • Posted in thread: A "first project" for kids on 09-04-2017 at 01:33 PM
    I just found the "Toffee Hammer" which was my first metalwork project, head marked out,
    drilled, tapped and filed to shape, round bar handle reduced and threaded for the head end and
    with a forged loo...

  • Posted in thread: Noise reduction for air compressor on 09-03-2017 at 08:15 PM
    It looks like you have the main noise-generator sticking out the side of the box: the
    compressor fresh air intake. .+1 I ran plastic Hep2o pipe outside to an old car air filter for
    my V-twin compresso...

  • Posted in thread: Chuck run out on 09-03-2017 at 08:06 PM
    IT ISN'T SAFE!!!! Well, in a drill press that is almost, but not quite (as at least one of my
    drill presses has provision for a draw bar) definitely true :D In a mill such as that belonging
    to the OP ...

  • Posted in thread: Chuck run out on 09-01-2017 at 07:57 AM
    Will shop around for a decent chuck & R8 arbor.Off to Brisbane next week so will visit "Hare &
    Forbes"Hopefully I'll get confident enough with the mill to start my first project.KeithIt's
    not obvious ...

  • Posted in thread: Chuck run out on 08-30-2017 at 05:45 PM
    Clock up the spindle as well+1 Unless you start from a known point of reference then your
    measurements tell you nothing.

  • Posted in thread: PatCVT on 08-21-2017 at 12:30 AM
    Despite the usual nice diagrams and fanciful modified photographs that simply doesn't work, the
    tension required to actuate a variable drive transmitting even fractional horsepower will cause
    the belt...

  • Posted in thread: Polishing aluminum to a mirror finish? on 07-29-2017 at 08:39 AM
    I wonder if the hard felt wheels I'm using is hurting my feel. Finishing wheels are a stack of
    cotton sheets sewn together. Part of the advantage of these finishing wheels is that it's
    almost impossi...

  • Posted in thread: Adding a high-speed spindle to my CNC mill on 07-25-2017 at 12:47 PM
    Nice one! I've been using a Rotozip Rebel on my FB-2 that way for around 15 years, it works
    great and 28,2800 rpm can really come in handy, my table has double the standard Y travel which
    gives me the...

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