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Thread: Percolated coffee
22/03/2018 14:18:52

try grumpy mule coffee lovely selections.

or taylors of harrogate.

Thread: imperial rule.
14/03/2018 14:34:33

perfect thanks Kwil will get one ordered.

even got imperial at top. 

Larry it's not for clothing it's design work she does and as grown up with me using old style measurements.

Edited By mick70 on 14/03/2018 14:35:41

14/03/2018 14:24:29

trying to find a 3ft rule with just imperial markings.

it's going to inlaid into a bench my eldest daughter wants building for her design work.

even though only 17 prefers what she proper measurements.

similar idea to tailors bench.

tried e-bay but no joy or not using right search words.

Thread: Is society becoming more stupid
09/03/2018 13:20:24

my youngest boy was making stuff on the lathe age 7 albeit with dad supervising and hand on em stop switch.

he can weld as well and did his own bike.

only reason doesn't now is no workshop and everything in storage.

but still goes climbing trees and wading in streams etc.

we even built shelter and slept out in woods last year.

i can send my 18 yr old girl a txt saying bring old clothes and get reply of yay adventure time.

although i worry about their safety i try to give them good memories.

and all my kids know safety first can't count number of times been caught and told off by them for being naughty daddy.


Edited By mick70 on 09/03/2018 13:21:43

Thread: RC car
27/02/2018 14:39:15

Am looking getting a remote control car to mess around with kids with when they are with me.

they have had these £20 ones from toyshops before and never seem to last.

looking at spending 100-150 on.

and as can't just pop down to beatties anymore like i used to as kid was looking for reccomendations.

as to be off road type as got little track with bumps etc on it and plastic grass near scooter park where i take them.


Thread: drilling a crystal.
19/01/2018 14:18:13

my little girl picked up some polished crystals at a fair and now wants to make one into a necklace.

any tips on drilling it?

Thread: Clarke CL500M (YES I KNOW)
12/01/2018 19:41:29

or if near bd19 you can come look at it

12/01/2018 19:26:43

pm me e mail adress and will send pics.

i need pic of inside box on motor if you can pls.

got switch here wired up and never been any good at putting up pics.

Thread: been good day
10/01/2018 15:20:29

started workshop machinery course at work today.

basic use of equipment like lathe milling machine and surface grinder plus more common equipment.

been doing lathe good fun.

very informative

Thread: Need advise please
08/01/2018 20:20:57

just looked at link and it as new manual on it.

another thing worth knowing is thread chart in manual is wrong go by one on rear guard inside.

08/01/2018 20:17:26

make sure you have right manual as when i bought mine manual was wrong.

look at step pulley on motor behind the big pulley is a small one.

unless you know its there you'll never realise.

Thread: Identifying change wheels
04/12/2017 19:36:32

will they fit southbend 9" model c?

if so could be interested as got one needing restoration when i get new workshop

Thread: Anyone recommend a ball/radius turning tool for clarke CL430 lathe?
10/05/2017 14:36:38
Posted by AeroJet on 10/05/2017 11:37:40:

I've seen those repton units and have thought about buying one, the question is, would it fit a stock CL430 lathe without a QCTP?

I did ask a supplier on ebay about suitability, and I got a "yeah sorta fits those lathes". don't really have the time to buy,try, tinker and return.

got the repton to use on my 430 had no probs

Thread: will 2mm do?
30/04/2017 16:22:24
Posted by Tim Stevens on 30/04/2017 16:13:01:

It might help (or not, of course) to remind you that penny-farthing spokes were mostly radial - the tangent idea only came in very late.

And if you wish to be one of the in-crowd in bicycle terms, they are called 'ordinaries'. The bicycles, not the spokes. Because when the 'Safety' came in, the big-wheelers were seen as ordinary.

Cheers, Tim

only time i have ever been one of the in crowd was when ripped jeans were fashionable first time around.

30/04/2017 15:49:17
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 30/04/2017 15:47:59:

You should ideally roll the threads on spokes for strength.

This was covered in ME many years ago.


i do when doing std spokes.

30/04/2017 15:41:51

m2 is 1.6mm tapping drill.

so looks like it will work.

Clogs kids want to use some red and gold spokes we have from old project,

will be using old std spokes first whilst getting lengths right.

30/04/2017 15:11:26

building a bike project that means extending the spokes.

it's a penny farthing type idea.

planning on using two spokes connected but can't get tap to do it.

spokes measure 1.9-1.96mm should get away using 2mm tap and die to retap ends and make connectors?

Thread: photoshopping
16/04/2017 17:07:36

thank you will pm you.

16/04/2017 16:38:32

ok very off topic here but.

getting new tattoo but want to combine 2 pics.

both images having special personal meaning.

how hard is photoshopping to learn?

considering my eldest boy is on phone as tech support cos not much cop with computers.

and any free programmes out there?

Thread: Is it ok the hold a small lathe chuck in a larger one
07/04/2017 18:46:34

great cheers.

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