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You can blame John a.k.a bogstandard for me being here!
« on: February 16, 2009, 03:39:45 PM »
 :beer:  John gave me some good advice on another site when my lather first arrived and I followed him here!

I have a modest workshop in New Zealand but practically no experience to go with it.  My most recent acquisition has been a lathe from the Great Chinese Generic Lathe Company, it looks like this one


So far I have made on it:

1. a left hand thread on a piece of water pipe (that was a mistake, it should have been RH!)
2. a morse taper and mandrel from an old Isuzu half shaft.
3. a adapter to connect my Pentax camera to a 500mm f1:4 Sigma mirror lens
4. a few buckets of swarf.

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Re: You can blame John a.k.a bogstandard for me being here!
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2009, 03:48:07 PM »
Hi John

John directed me to this site via Chester, glad he did, some real good chaps her very helpfull lots of fun.

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Re: You can blame John a.k.a bogstandard for me being here!
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2009, 03:52:28 PM »
Hi John and Welcome   :wave:


We blame John for lots of things.... Showing people the way is just one of them  :lol:


I've seen one of those generic lathes somewhere before..... Can't quite remember where!!!!!

I like the sound of the camera lens adapter..... I'm interested in pic's of that one and as you may already know  :worthless:    :)


Buckets of swarf..... Cool, I've made a few of those too in recent years.... I have two polished ones on display on my 'shop floor  :thumbup: 



Have fun, and please do take the time to share your project pictures.



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Oh and the pic's banner, it's just fun.... Start another thread for your pic's in the gallery at your leasure  :thumbup:
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Re: You can blame John a.k.a bogstandard for me being here!
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2009, 03:56:54 PM »
We blame Bog's for everything weather he does it or not.  :D

Glad you followed John here. I'm sure you'll like it. We have a light air about us here and love to  :poke: at each other to past the time of day.

But there are rules and I see you've followed the first rule:  :worthless:

The second rule is that you will get  :proj:

And you need to pass this  :mmr: on to others of the same interest so they will follow. The collective is watching you.  :borg:

Oh, one other rule all  :offtopic: subjects are to go HERE Which is manditory reading.  :lol:

Again a warm welcome John.

I see I got beat posting a welcome again, darn.

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Re: You can blame John a.k.a bogstandard for me being here!
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2009, 04:18:43 PM »
Thanks for the welcome guys! 

I can see now I have a challenge to post a picture of something impressive. :scratch:
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Re: You can blame John a.k.a bogstandard for me being here!
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2009, 04:57:40 PM »
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Oh, one other rule all   :offtopic: subjects are to go HERE Which is manditory reading.   :lol:

Now that's really funny  :lol:



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I can see now I have a challenge to post a picture of something impressive.


I wouldn't go that far.... :bugeye:    This is a family forum!!.... A picture of something you made will do John   :thumbup:   :) 



Sorry..... Couldn't help myself   :ddb: 



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Re: You can blame John a.k.a bogstandard for me being here!
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2009, 05:38:27 PM »
Good one Ralph. :lol:

Actually, I did make something else.  The first cutting tools I got (which were fashioned from drop forged Plasticene) were rather small for the tool holder and I hated the idea of always shimming them up so I bought a 16mm tool holder.  Well the lathe specs did say 16mm didnt they?  Huh, as you all know that put the indexable cutting chip too high, by about 2.6mm.

So the first thing I made was a fly cutter to trim that tool holder, worked like a charm, too good in fact so I still need to use a shim, but only one! ::)

The second thing I bought was a parting tool which I confidently put in the tool holder expecting to trim that one too.  The fly cutter would not look at it so out came the trusty angle grinder.

Actually, I did take a little care, I put a stop on a 3mm drill bit and drilled a number of precise depth 2.5mm 'divots' all over the surface to be removed then went over it with the angle grinder being careful to leave just a trace of each divot.  Much to my suprise a file made a moderately easy task of finishing off as I fine tuned it until the cutting tip was exactly centre.  I can chop through anything now.
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Re: You can blame John a.k.a bogstandard for me being here!
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2009, 05:57:26 PM »
Welcome John,

Nice to have found you made your way over, and you are murdering metal with a passion.

The lads on here will run your a**e ragged if you don't tell and show them everything you get up to.

We get things done in a very light hearted way on here, so mistakes mean absolutely nothing.

You can have 100 failures and only one success, but you will still get praise for it, because you are trying.

It isn't all engineering on here, there are all sorts of projects going on. If you can help or encourage on any of them, it will be appreciated by everyone involved.

John :wave:

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Re: You can blame John a.k.a bogstandard for me being here!
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2009, 06:06:05 PM »
Welcome to the site John! Welcome to the collective  :borg: (Ha! 2 posts from Ralph and he missed it!)

We are an easy going bunch, like to give each other a hard time as well. Can't wait to see what you have in mind.

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Re: You can blame John a.k.a bogstandard for me being here!
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2009, 08:07:02 PM »
Welcome to the forum!!!

Cant wait to see the things cooked up and or hear more ideas on how to do the "simple" things!

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Re: You can blame John a.k.a bogstandard for me being here!
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2009, 02:57:00 AM »
Sounds like your a  bodger man who finds a way John   :dremel:  :)


I haven't checked the mosr recent posts yet.... So haven't seen if there are any pic's ..... I'm sure there will be soon enough   :thumbup:

Eric, I don't want to be seen as predictable      :borg:     :lol:



Going for a look around now.... Or maybe I'll get to work!!!!  :doh:





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Re: You can blame John a.k.a bogstandard for me being here!
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2009, 03:28:06 AM »
A bodger eh Ralph?

The only pictures I have posted are in the made of wood section.

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Re: You can blame John a.k.a bogstandard for me being here!
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2009, 03:44:01 AM »
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A bodger eh Ralph?
   Oh o!!  .... Sounds like that one might be a test of humour??? .... All meant in jest John  :wave: 


I'll get there very soon..... still looking through the monster amount of posts made yesterday!!!



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