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    Lathe speeds up when cutting

    Hi Guys Sorry for being a bit late replying, I've been away for a couple of days. Great advise from all. Don1966, the speed control board does have I/R next to a pot i will try adjusting this weekend will let you know how i get on. I have tried phoning the warco company...
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    Lathe speeds up when cutting

    Hi Guys Here's my problem, Hope someone can help. When ever i put a cut on, the lathe speeds up quite a bit. Even on cuts a small as 0.0050''. The other day i was screw cutting a 12 TPI thread, when the lathe picked up speed and totally trashed my thread. It doesent matter...
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    Lathe Motor Speeding Up

    Hi Longrat Sounds like a great idea, fitting a 3 phase and vdf , i will certainly bear that it mind if it does turn out to be the controller. Got a friend coming over this weekend to check it out. Hi Jason and thanks, i was hoping you might reply as i seem to...
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    Lathe Motor Speeding Up

    Hi Longrat Thanks for your reply. Me not being too well up on electronics i will get a friend to check this for me, as me and electrics don't get on. I kind of figure if i can't see it, smell it, or touch it, i ain't going anywhere near it :big...
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    Lathe Motor Speeding Up

    Hi Guys I'm hoping some of you folks might be able to point me in the right direction. I own a Warco Wm 280 VF lathe, and whenever a put put a cut on the lathe speeds up by about 50 rpm when using the power feeds thus increasing the speed of the feed. It...
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    Face Mill

    Hi Guys Websterz: The cutter has four inserts, so i took your advise and tried reducing the number to one insert and using it as a fly cutter, it worked pretty good, Thanks for the info. Bill C: Thankyou also for your input. I too much prefer 7075 Al i find it a very...
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    Face Mill

    Hi Kvom Thanks for the speedy reply,in answer to the HP of my mill it's 1 1/2 HP and the material i was using is aluminium 7075 grade. The inserts are sandvik milling inserts for aluminium. So i went back and tried again, this time only taking a 0.005''...
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    Face Mill

    Hi Guys Recently i acquired a 50mm face mill and arbor, so i thought i would give it a try, and the result was not good. My mill sounds like every gear in there is going to smash, it makes one hell of a racket. Bearing in mind that my mill is a new one only six...
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    Dissolving a Broken Tap in Aluminum or Brass

    Hi Guys Recently i broke a 6-32 tap in a crank case, and really didn't fancy having to make it all over again, as a lot of work and hours went into it. So i took the advise of the members here, and used Alum which i purchased from a local taxidermist. The result...
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    Has anybody set up a 3 axis DRO on the Emco FB2 milling machine.

    HI Beagles I will send you an email with some pictures, hope these help in some way. My Best Regards Ken
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    Drill Chuck Arbors

    Hi Guys Sorry I've been a little while getting back to you, been away visiting family. Just like to say a big thankyou for the replies. Tin thanks for the link, i have bookmarked the site for future use. Vic thanyou also, for your link another very handy...
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    Drill Chuck Arbors

    Hi Folks I have just acquired a jacobs chuck in very good condition, but minus the arbor. The writting on the side of it reads 34-02 0-1/2in 0-13mm 2 taper and my question is this, how do i determine whether it is a MT2 - JT1 MT2 - JT2 ect. For use on my...
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    Stirling fans

    wow Doc They look great, a real work of art, you must be really pleased to see them both running. ;D Thanks for sharing Ken
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    Oiler plan (metric)

    Zapjack Thanks for the plans and taking the time to post them, they will come in handy. Ken
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    Down With the Mini Lathe

    Oh! Heck Zee Just turned one them down i was offered for free, could kick myself now. Ken
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