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Member postings for Chris Shelton

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Thread: Looking for a 1/4" ratchet
09/02/2017 16:25:31

img_0162.jpgHi I use this one from Mac Tools quite often, I think it was about £25.00.

Bits are held in magnetically.



Thread: Sealing BSP fittings
18/01/2017 18:54:06

Toolstation sell a PTFE enriched sealer called tru-blu,. a 50g tube is £2.63, I have recently used it on a Clarke compressor to cure leaking connections also replaced some central heating radiators using it with no problems...



Thread: Dremel 3D40
18/12/2016 12:51:35

Looks nicely made, prices vary quite a bit, PLA filament is rather expensive at £19.94 for a 1/2Kg roll, I think it's possible to print a different holder to allow 1Kg rolls of filament to be used.

Looking forward to see your printed examples.

Thread: SX2P Mill Power feed
25/10/2016 14:15:22

It might be worth having a look at a series of four video's by Stefan Gotteswinter, describing making a power feed for a milling machine.


Thread: Apple Car
21/09/2016 18:13:47

I bet battery life will be poor.

Thread: List of trader's attending MEX2016
10/09/2016 12:31:17

Can anyone tell me if a list of trader's attending the MEX exist's please.

Thread: Odd and amusing ebay listings
21/08/2016 09:36:50

eBay listing for well constructed workshop made milling machine.

Thread: 6mm collet chuck
19/08/2016 12:46:32

Could you use an ER11 collet chuck with a straight shank, and a 6mm collet.

They are available with a number of different shank lengths and diameters.



Thread: Gas burner for steam plant
05/08/2016 19:35:32

It might be worth having a look at myfordboy on YouTube, part 12 of his constructing a traction engine article, which uses a cheap pencil gas torch as the basis of the gas burner.


Thread: Proper tool grinding?
04/08/2016 16:35:09

It might be worth looking at the Veritas tool grinding rest, cheapest at the moment from Axminster Tools.


Thread: Mystery Object2
17/07/2016 11:20:11

Thank you Bill and Roy, I googled jacot tool and found a few examples, all of which seemed a lot more elaborate than the one I have.

16/07/2016 11:28:16

Found this at a boot sale today, does anyone know what it is used for?p1000321.jpgp1000320.jpgp1000319.jpgp1000318.jpgp1000317.jpg

Thread: Diesel injector fuel lines
16/06/2016 14:05:28

If they are the spill pipes, then very little pressure involved, most modern diesel engines use plastic or synthetic rubber pipework normally just held with a small spring clip.

It might be possible to cut out the rusting bits of pipe leaving stubs that you could put the rubber type pipe onto.

Vauxhall dealers used to sell a length of pipe suitable for replacing spill pipes on the early Vectra diesels


Thread: Thread pitches on small parts.
11/06/2016 18:08:20

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11/06/2016 17:03:10

I am also trying to do the same as you, but for a different reason, making an adaptor to set timing on a two stroke motor cycle engine.

I am getting same sort of readings as you i.e. 2.42 mm major thread diameter.

I have poor eye sight and not able to compare thread with a thread pitch gauge, even with the aid of an illuminated magnifier.

I have 7BA and 2.5mmx.45 taps and these do not fit the thread in the DTI shaft.


Edited By Chris Shelton on 11/06/2016 17:11:38

Thread: Making small helical gear(s)
07/06/2016 15:33:42

This looks like a seat adjusting motor from a Mondoe or Jaguar, these are available on eBay made in brass.

They are rather pricey but, they do last OK

Search for Mondoe seat adjustment gear will show a few, all about the same price.


Thread: Lathe belt broken
24/05/2016 18:23:34


Quality bearings online have a Gates Z710 for £4.76 inc vat.


Thread: Stockwood Park, Luton Steam Rally
22/05/2016 12:35:36


Just come from a Radio Rally at Stockwood Park, and in the Discovery Centre they have a free Steam Rally, it had not started when we left at 11.30.

Thought it might be of some interest to forum members.

Thread: iPad Battery is failing ...
21/05/2016 09:51:02


Apple offer a battery replacement service, £75.00 plus £7.44 return postage.

All the batteries offered on the famous auction site are not genuine.

Also iPads are rather difficult to dismantle, without damaging the touch screen.

Thread: 1000w Induction Heater
25/11/2015 18:59:16

Thank you all for the replies,

I purchased the heater from a seller called wishyou-happy for £25.79 including P&P , it arrived very quickly, I do not think I could have sourced the parts for any less, and it's ready made.

The coil is as received and might have been squashed in the post, I will space the coils out before using it.

Dave I had already watched the YouTube video before I purchased the heater, and John De Armond I have looked on your website and have made note of your comments regarding a separate gate supply.

I have ordered a 48 volt 10 Amp power supply, but it has not arrived yet.

Would it be worth sliding fiberglass sleeving onto the coil?

I will report on its performance when the supply arrives.


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