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Thread: Dismantling an old machine - stuck bits
22/05/2018 00:32:41


Well done all

20/05/2018 12:10:35

Proper chips!!!

Great to see these big boys doing real work and firing smokers across the workshop

Mr Noci made a nice box for his


I have found 5% (or greater) cobalt tooling works great on a shaper btw, holds its edge better than hss and can carve through ridiculously tough metal. Great for intermittent cuts too

Edited By Ady1 on 20/05/2018 12:18:58

Thread: Dismantling an old machine - stuck bits
19/05/2018 08:15:09

The whole thing is tight because of that knurled handle so unscrewing it seems the way to go

Fill he box with penetrating fluid for a day or so and give it a few careful dings to help it along, some heat too if possible

Two pins on a bar would spread the load across the knurl? a big stillson? kinda thing

High risk stuff



How about a big 3 or 4 jaw chuck?

Clamp it to the knurl and use to apply careful pressure

Edited By Ady1 on 19/05/2018 08:18:12

Thread: Proxxon lathe PD 400
18/05/2018 14:11:09

Great to see you get a result

You are now an "expert" !

What kind of preloading did you use? Handy for anyone looking in, I bet you won't be the last to do this procedure.

Thread: Show and Tell Event for Forum Members?
17/05/2018 00:43:58

I'm at the arse end of nowhere

Its called Scotland

Thread: Proxxon lathe PD 400
17/05/2018 00:32:12

--If slight play is evident after this period, the bearings can be adjusted by a specialist.--

Who is?


The 2 taper roller bearings of the spindle are maintenance-free for at least 6000 hours at minimum speed and 1800 hours at maximum speed.

This is actually pretty poor

Pultra stuff ran 12 or 24 /7 for decades from the 1940s

It was basically all burned out by the 1960s

Edited By Ady1 on 17/05/2018 00:37:23

16/05/2018 18:30:50

Light preload for a lathe, always light preload, and adequately lubricated



The lathe may not actually be designed to have its bearings replaced, it may have a built in finite lifespan

Edited By Ady1 on 16/05/2018 18:33:30

16/05/2018 08:26:11

You shouldn't need to do anything with the headstock, it shouldn't need removing unless you are doing a full bed regrind or sumfink

... now it needs the headstock lining back up with the bed and tailstock...

I'd start with a bearing replacement and take it from there, especially since its been worked hard for 14 years

Thread: Magic erasers, useful
14/05/2018 15:33:03

Old cooked grease on cookers is more like glue if its left for too long PGK

A steam cleaner is a good for that stuff

Whatever wipes it off ends up like a yukky glue pad so a cheap rag is best for wiping up

Thread: Aldi 3 drawer steel toolchest
13/05/2018 12:59:43

I also noticed a heavy duty (200kg) hand truck for under 20 bananas

You only need one occasionally but they are hugely useful for shifting stuff

13/05/2018 12:29:48

I picked one up on the way home yesterday and they are reasonable value for the money

The key is taped under the side handle, it unlocks the top and then a vertical steel flatbar is completely withdrawn from the rear to let the lower drawers open

It looks like the generic 600 x 260 x 340 mm ones on ebay which have various configurations and go from 50-70 bananas (same hinges, clips too)

Would buy another, they are perfect for putting onto a heavy duty shelving unit and giving you space efficient storage

(They also deliver it to your door for nuffink which must be worth another fiver)

Edited By Ady1 on 13/05/2018 12:50:06

Thread: New old member now hiding in Lincolnshire
07/05/2018 10:52:18

Might be worth your while waiting for a workshop clearance, your local ME place may help for a donation

Thread: sherry shelf life.
06/05/2018 12:33:23

With a sufficient alcohol content most things are preserved

We just chucked out a couple of bottles of 1985 warninks advocat in a house clearance but there's a couple of babychams I'm going hang on to and test out

Thread: Where can I get this hole aligning tool
05/05/2018 10:08:36

Intruiged by these things I have been looking at them to see if they can be used as a blind hole aligning tool

The bit with the bobble on the end moves up and down and is part of the threaded end of the tool

If you cut the bobble off and put a small amount of metal on the OPPOSITE side you will have a tool that jams in a blind hole and pulls a plate hard up against the workpiece with the blind hole

Might be useful for some work

To undo it you unscrew the wheel and tap the top, the main body can also be levered out from the bottom with a small screwdriver

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Thread: Drinking and Driving.
03/05/2018 00:30:45

There's a motivation issue

The 2000-2008 Edinburgh Trams were about 8 miles and cost a Billion quid

Anyone who was crap got a big pay-off and walked away

Hadrians wall was 75 miles, had zero power tools or JCBs and took 5 years tops

If you were crap you got crucified

Draw your own conclusions


edit: Bottom line is criminals get the soft touch and government eejits get rewarded

Edited By Ady1 on 03/05/2018 00:50:52

02/05/2018 18:22:38

At the other end of the scale was a recent Philippines BBC article on some massive prison they have

They interviewed a guy who has been waiting 16 years for his robbery trial to even start

Thread: Mobile Networks
02/05/2018 15:34:24

That sounds like a pretty amazing deal, too good to be true kinda thing, although the data bit works out at 10 quid a gigabyte so I presume what they lose on the swings they gain on the roudabouts

On a dumb-phone it would work out at 10 quid every 4 months for a lot of oldies

Thread: Drinking and Driving.
02/05/2018 15:21:59

It's a probability trade off, the hope is that you learn and improve and become an asset instead of a liability to society. If you do law and order stuff there are an awful lot of muppets and people who do one off dumb stuff

The USA tried the big stick system, three strikes and you're out

One guy got life for stealing an ice cream off a kid, third strike mandatory rules

Now the USA has the biggest prison population in the world, both in total and per 100,000 population

You've less chance of going to jail in N Korea, Iran, China etc than the USA

It would be nice if there was a system that works and made sense at the same time

Thread: Anyone been involved in a car crash recently
01/05/2018 14:20:01

If you want a claim to go smoothly then insure through a broker, they don't mess brokers about much

Otherwise you're on your ownsome

Thread: Mobile Networks
01/05/2018 00:46:57

does anybody do a real PAYG?

Tesco do them, the free credit lasts 30 days but the top up lasts at least a year (maybe more)

I quit O2 because their PAYG was a bit of a rape job for me, in 3 years of use I think I got a 1 pound "bonus"

Edited By Ady1 on 01/05/2018 00:49:43

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