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  1. landroversforever

    Starting turning on an old lathe

    Ha! I’ve just posted the same on the other thread thinking it was this one the angle on a centre drill is also the same angle as a centre for the tailstock
  2. Got a croc-clip type one on the TIG and it’s so much easier to use than the clamp type one on the MIG.
  3. landroversforever

    trailer insurance

    It’s an iron rich paint. Often used by the rat-look types in the VW and other crowds.
  4. landroversforever

    LINLEY and Holland & Holland help

    Stunning work!
  5. landroversforever

    Engine crane, electric winch, Tirfor or something else?

    I wouldn't say it's going to make it any worse. IMO I like everything to be just so, bolts in a sensibly sized hole etc, but with LRs you need that extra bit of room around it.
  6. Coming along well, looking forward to seeing it drag something!
  7. landroversforever

    Refillable spray bottles

    I know it’s a bit bigger than you want, but I’ve got one of these and it’s fantastic. Lives with brake cleaner in it. https://www.frost.co.uk/chemico-compressed-air-sprayer-pump-action-pressure-sprayer-cleaner-degreaser-1-5-litre.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjwwODlBRDuARIsAMy_28XLpMk1rKmy5q1zgsZJUJ-ckQnJZvLHT8ujb2Bynx6eVm4CR3vUxiMaAjsMEALw_wcB
  8. landroversforever

    Starting turning on an old lathe

    Id cut everything with coolant, everything but brass and ali-bronze which prefer going in dry
  9. landroversforever

    Starting turning on an old lathe

    IMO coolant rather than oil etc. The main thing with a coolant pump rather than brush/squirty bottle is the time when you've got both hands busy and want a bit more coolant. Not used that type myself, looks good! One thing I always liked about The RDG one is that you could sometimes have two tools on the go. Not so useful in a home workshop environment mind
  10. landroversforever

    Starting turning on an old lathe

    Not sure if its the right size, but this type of quick change toolpost is my favourite: https://www.zoro.co.uk/shop/spindle-nose-and-workholding/quick-change-toolposts/t-1-quick-change-toolpost/p/ZT1125189X?istCompanyId=6aa6787b-063e-4414-802d-129f235df603&istItemId=-mrqlltlam&istBid=t&utm_source=cj&utm_medium=affiliate&pub_w_id=8739971&utm_campaign=affiliates&cjevent=292642085f8111e9826802c70a180514 Rather than the quick change ones which turn round 90Deg at a time with some kind of ratchet.
  11. landroversforever

    Starting turning on an old lathe

    RDG tools on eBay aren’t too bad. We used to use them in my old department, not the likes of sandvic but reasonable. Sometimes the tips themselves will have the part number written on them. Or written on the tool body.
  12. landroversforever

    Starting turning on an old lathe

    Facing is taking material off the end. So in your case the end of the shaft with the tapped hole in.
  13. landroversforever

    Starting turning on an old lathe

    I’m not sure how well the parting would go on the CV shaft. It wouldn’t worry about the intermittent cut, but they’re likely to have been heat treated I’d have thought. As for the technique with parting, I’d have to disagree with the above and say don’t slow it down. Keep it at the same speed you would do any other processes on that material/size. Number 1 thing people cock up when parting off is the tool height, it needs to be spot on. Too high and you’ll rub, too low and it has the tendency to dig the tool under the job and is the easiest and most common way of snapping the tool. You also want to keep the tool as short as possible for the job in hand, particularly on the harder materials like steel or stainless, that keeps to rigid and will give you a better surface finish. With parting you’ve also got to get a little brave and get the tool cutting and keep it cutting. Have you got a coolant pump on your lathe? If so parting is one of the jobs that loves to be drowned and kept cool.
  14. landroversforever

    Retractable Airline Recommendations?

    I’ve got two normal lines, and whilst they’re ok for doing tyres outside, I need both together to get outside and round a vehicle. Having a retractable by the door will make it so much quicker and easier!
  15. landroversforever

    Starting turning on an old lathe

    It is Steve. However you’d struggle on anything less than a massive internal diameter with a tool like that.

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