threaded rivet and nut

Turn Rivets into Bolts

March 2, 2021 Nigel 0

How hard can it be to turn rivets into bolts? The reason I need to do this is I want the bulkhead in the tender of the Burrell traction engine to be removable. At least [more…]

3 Jaw Chuck Runout

April 12, 2020 Nigel 0

I’m getting significant 3 jaw chuck runout on my Warco 240B lathe. Although ok at first I’m now finding the chuck as delivered with the lathe is rubbish. As delivered the Warco 240B lathe and [more…]

YS Tools ER25 Collets and Chucks

December 31, 2018 Nigel 0

A set of ER25 metric collets along with 3MT and parallel shank chucks. The parts as they arrived. 25 collets, 2 chucks and 2 C-Spanners not shown here. All of the parts came in sealed [more…]

rotary table and 4-jaw chuck

4-Jaw Chuck on Rotary Table

February 11, 2018 Nigel 2

4-Jaw Chuck on Rotary Table or perhaps more accurately: “Mounting a 4-jaw Chuck to a Rotary Table in the Simplest Way”. The simplest way is the part for me. I’ve had a small 80mm 4-jaw [more…]