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Thread: What's the best alternative to 'loctited'
24/05/2018 11:23:41

And there was the bloke, in the US, who used a bullet as a fuse in his car. Not sure ig he completely joined the Darwin awards, but certainly would only have been firing on one cylinder, at best!

24/05/2018 07:31:25

Yep, best alternative is “loctited”!

If it ain’t broke, why try to fix it?

Edited By not done it yet on 24/05/2018 07:32:17

Thread: Would you delete this as 5PAM?
24/05/2018 07:24:37
Posted by Bazyle on 23/05/2018 23:32:21:

I've never received an email notification like that but it might be some special option I haven't ticked. As to messages being read I often don't notice the icon for days, some might not know what it means.


It is something you’ve missed.smiley

A simple way to not need to check for new messages by that tiny blinking thing at the top of the page!

I never click on email links unless I am sure it is not a scam..... banks, tax man, police, epay,paypal, any that might be dodgy - they all get binned.

Edited By not done it yet on 24/05/2018 07:29:40

Thread: Identification of change wheels please
22/05/2018 21:34:20

Diameter with tooth count, or DP/MOD might help.

Thread: What's the best alternative to 'loctited'
22/05/2018 18:59:40

My two pennies worth. When I first used loctite (nearly 50 years ago), that was all it was. I had no idea, back then, when loctite was first marketed. There were no other alternatives that I knew of. I think I still have that first small bottle - it did not go off like some later copies.

So, even though there are lots of grades and alternative manufacturers these days, I still refer to the general procedure as loctited. If using Loctite, I might (or should) use a capiltal ‘L’ to denote the proper noun as opposed to a generic term.

The terms will stay with me for the rest of my days, but I do accept that it may need extra qualification with all the different forms available these days. Roundup and glyphosate come to mind as another example.

I do often object to a cell being called a battery, or a different vacuum cleaner being called a Hoover. I also object to beehive boxes being referred as broods and supers when they are actually deeps and shallows (British National Hive Standard), or bees ’hatching’ from the larval state (eggs hatch, bees emerge).

Thread: Sleeving a shaft
21/05/2018 13:04:00

3mm to 5mm shaft connectors for RC applications are available on epay. Not good enough?

Other changes are available.  You might need to buy one which is smaller and bore it out?

Edited By not done it yet on 21/05/2018 13:06:08

Thread: MEX 2018
20/05/2018 17:55:24


Are you 15 miles from Peterborough?

Peterborough to the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre is listed as only 71 milessmiley

Only 63 for me! Shaws Coaches would get at least two passengers if they organised a trip on the Thursday, especially if they picked up/dropped off in Stamford. smiley

Thread: Ajax AJ8
19/05/2018 10:02:30

Yes, Geoff, that is the one.

A friend picked up this machine and I was looking for some specs - motor power, spindle fitting, can it be be used with a stub arbor, belt pulley arrangement, etc.

I think his jack shaft has only one pulley at present and a separate motor has been fitted with a belt from motor tp spindle pulley. Says lowest speed is 160rpm, which is rediculous as it looks as though quite large cutters can be fitted.

I daresay he will get it apart somehow, but he knows little more about it at present than it is heavy! I’m guessing it will be a 1” arbor?

18/05/2018 22:11:49

Has anyone got one, had one, or used one and is willing to share some experience and/or details of the machine, please?

SFA on lathes dot co for this machine. Looks like a sturdy, but limited (size-wise) machine.

I found a pic on ‘goggle images’ of a vertical head added to one, but no detail, and only one possibly useful post on the mig welding forum from some time ago.

Anyone help?

Thread: Compressor - stand on end?
18/05/2018 21:32:11

My compressor has always had a vertical tank. About 150 litres at a guess - may even be 200. Presumably they are available from a ‘proper’ pneumatic shop.

Most vertical arrangements I have seen have been small capacity compressors fitted atop the receiver.

I would not be turning a compressor on end, without confirmation from the manufacturer - they, too, will possibly get some condensation at some time. Parking them on end may mean any moisture might collect where it will do no good at all to the ‘bottom’ bearing. There may also be end-float problems within the design, if orientated differently.

How about simply fitting another receiver, either in series or parallel with the existing, Hanging from the ceiling is aways a possibility, even if only connected temporarily when required!

Edit to add: Another point worth checking is the duty cycle for your machine.  It may not cope with extended running.


Edited By not done it yet on 18/05/2018 21:57:26

Thread: Boring Head
17/05/2018 12:48:40

Assuming here the boring head has been changed on the same machine/workpiece setting?

Changed head height on a round column machine? Relying on a drilled hole to be straight?

If not, you could try removing the boring head and installing it at 180 degrees in the machine and look for a different result. Possibly there is something (foreign body or a burr) inside your spindle that needs cleaning out?

Possible tramming error and one side is off centre when drilled?

If I want to drill something true, I use an end mill, not a drill.

Several possibilities so, yes, a pic and detailed method of working is likely required to see what is wrong.

Thread: Bent leadscrew?
17/05/2018 10:15:58

OP is either trying to take a very shallow cut or is mixing units. 0.1mm and 0.0064 in two consecutive sentences! I strongly suspect the latter.

Either way the angle of the carrige must be changing cyclically. I reckon the banding on shallow cuts would disappear if continual force were to be applied to one corner of the carriage during cutting - or the banding would change if the corner of the carriage was bumped at different times. It is likely it may be triggered by the lead screw between harder and easier turning. So IMO it is either carpy adjustment or carpy lathe.

Thread: Dead centre temper.
16/05/2018 22:13:11

A kitchen oven is good enough for that, as long as the thermostat is accurate (or you know the error!).

Thread: Oilites..?
16/05/2018 14:49:43
Posted by Ron Laden on 16/05/2018 14:10:39:


I dont have the space for ballraces so it is plain type bearings I will be using.


Would needle roller bearings be an option?

Thread: Doncaster show
16/05/2018 10:43:41

It is what it is. No reason to add to other people’s quotes which then might get requoted ad nauseum.

Thread: MEX 2018
16/05/2018 08:31:09
Posted by duncan webster on 16/05/2018 00:48:39:

For us in the frozen north it's been dead for years, once it moved from London it became very difficult to get to, like it or not central(ish) London is easy to get to

And the midlands mex is probably closer (and easier to get to, if using your own transport).

Thread: Doncaster show
16/05/2018 08:28:13

It would also help if following posters separated their additions and did not add to the quoted section. Sometimes very misleading, always necessary to sort out where the quote ends and the reply starts, and finally it is posting the member’s post as an adulterated quote.

Thread: What is this for? Mystery object
15/05/2018 09:50:18

Looks like it is threaded with a heavy yarn ,string or other? So maybe something from spinning/weaving industry?

Thread: power hacksaws
15/05/2018 06:30:59


You have a PM.

Thread: Recommissioning an old motor
15/05/2018 06:29:20

Ahh, so sorted at first reply, then? Drying out was a good suggestion, but I would do that if it was likely to be damp. It did not look corroded with rust, did it?

Re capacitors - old ones are often the better ones, Those that have to replace them very regularly need to buy a better quality of capacitor?

You were very clear that the motor was part of the mortiser. Again, reading the posts properly does help. I misread sometimes, but not as often as some!

Edited By not done it yet on 15/05/2018 06:29:36

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