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  • Posted in thread: Bazmak-Making the acute tool sharpening system on 03-15-2017 at 10:16 AM
    Hi Baz( et al) I've been looking for resin- resin. Old fashioned stuff to stick on abrasive
    discs. Eventually found a local branch- where earlier bought a CBN wheel. There is a lecture on
    tool grindin...

  • Posted in thread: Tap advice on 03-15-2017 at 09:40 AM
    Difficult and very political stuff but it is part of the War of the FIVE food and soap giants.
    Proctor and Gamble( Thos Hedley) on our side of the Tyne and what was Lever Bros on Merseyside.
    Then you ...

  • Posted in thread: Lathe Parting Tool - Hacksaw blade on 03-14-2017 at 11:45 PM
    Recalling what little remains of my memory, there are at least 3 variations of clamping. The
    first is in Sparey's book, the Amateurs Lathe where the blade is clamped with suitably modified
    screws. My ...

  • Posted in thread: Lathe Parting Tool - Hacksaw blade on 03-14-2017 at 10:25 AM
    [QUOTE=django;291908]Isn't 12" to the foot Full Scale????? :wall::wall:[/QU In Spitfires- it
    was about that as they clipped the wings off some ours:hDe:

  • Posted in thread: Lathe Parting Tool - Hacksaw blade on 03-14-2017 at 08:35 AM
    I seem to recall L.C.Mason- the traction engine guy, writing up the use of a worn hacksaw blade
    for parting off. His book, Using the Small Lathe seems to be still available and is worth a

  • Posted in thread: Tap advice on 03-12-2017 at 02:36 PM
    Bed rails harden almost instantly,the only thing worse I have found was a piece if railroad
    plate, Carbide would not penetrate,just end up breaking. As far as I am aware, bed rails were
    made from scra...

  • Posted in thread: How do I machine this? on 03-12-2017 at 11:37 AM
    Amongst my 'clutter', there is the first 3 pages on the construction in December 1964 Model
    Engineer. So that suggests from January 1965 for Westbury's construction notes . It may prompt
    those who hav...

  • Posted in thread: Tap advice on 03-09-2017 at 11:42 AM
    Surprise, surprise but I have actually been tapping 1/4" BSF and half an inch deep- and 5 of
    them so far. They are going to be part of a 4 way turret for my little lathe. OK, it all
    follows the initia...

  • Posted in thread: A 'Mills 1.3' copy on 03-08-2017 at 05:11 PM
    I've sort of got an urge to build another Vic Smeed design. My excuse is that I have a
    readymade grandson or two.

  • Posted in thread: Lathe Knife Tool and Boring Tool Sharpening on 03-02-2017 at 09:08 PM
    My thanks for the detail. I am quite sure that there will be many others who will also welcome
    the information. I never got around to making your grinding tool for many reasons. Now I am
    getting into ...


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