Colchester Bantam Mk1 1600

  1. RichardM Member

    I hope you didn't scratch the paint :rules:
     
  2. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Twice, unrelated to turning. First time was butterfingers dropping a block of brass between the bedways. Second was when the power hacksaw castors decided to do a Colin McRae style turn and I grazed the edge of the chip tray.
     
  3. Turbo Member

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    So that meant a complete respray again? :D
     
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  4. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    :(

    Yes, stay tuned for another full strip and rebuild...
     
  5. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Joking, of course.

    The new anvil works well. Work holding was an interesting challenge. I desperately need some new lathe tools. One piece of HSS is limiting my capabilities
     
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  6. Ton-up

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    Well done Brad, that looks lovely now! Its great to have something to just use when you need it.
     
  7. RichardM Member

    Are you sure? :whistle:
     
  8. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Who’s Brad? :laughing:

    Someone called me Channd the other day when taking down my name for a Covid sign in. That’s a new one, an impressive deviation. Beats the guy who thought I was Chard, abbreviated Richard, not the green vegetable.

    It is good though, and I have started charging people to repair things, I’m currently doing a vice handle which was missing an end, good fun.

    I really need to set up the VFD as I’m running off 230vac atm which runs the motor but it’s lacking torque.
     
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  9. Ton-up

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    Brad, Chad, something like that..:doh:

    Yeah, get the VFD done, you dont have to change gears as much if you have a pot on it as well!!
     
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    Can't recommend highly enough the carbide insert tooling on Banggood. @doubleboost reviewed them on his youtube channel & that convinced be to buy some for my ML7. They transformed my turning, no faffing about sharpening HSS, stick in a new insert & away you go.
     
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  11. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Sounds good, I’ll give it a go - thanks for the heads up :)
     
  12. Simon20000 New Member

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    Did you ever put oil in either the gearbox or headstock? If you did i'm curious how much each took
     
  13. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Not yet. I seem to recall a 4l bottle was sufficient though.
     
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  14. slim_boy_fat

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    Make sure you get the right holder shank size so that the tool's on centre. ;)
     
  15. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    I prefer rounds of endless grinding and shimming :D
     
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