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Member postings for Chris Shelton

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Thread: 1000w Induction Heater
23/11/2015 18:16:57


Hi All,

Has anyone any experience of using one of these units for annealing or hardening metals?



Thread: What direction should this forum be taking?
13/11/2015 15:01:42

I very much enjoy reading the various topic's discussed on the forum, what I find annoying is when someone adds a thread which is completely off topic to the current topic.

It then has to be dragged back to the original topic, as has already been stated you do not have to read thread's you are not interested in.

Also very disappointed that Gary's My Little Engine thread will no longer be added to because of negative comments made by other's.


Thread: Mini Lathe Switch Roulette
15/10/2015 14:10:55

Bill, if you go to the Little Machine Shop website, they have an instruction manual for the Sieg C3 with a wiring diagram included.

I do not know if it shows enough detail for you to sort out where the wires should go.


Thread: Useful collection of information
08/09/2015 09:52:18

Came across this link, lots of useful information **LINK**

Thread: Plastic off cuts
07/08/2015 15:47:06

Same here, just hope the payment went to the charity.

Thread: Source of Mid Green Hammerite Paint
07/08/2015 15:43:59

Thank you Trevor, I really appreciate the trouble you are going to, if you cannot find anyone willing to accept the paint, I think a change of colour might be required.


06/08/2015 13:12:18

Once again thank you for all the replies, Trevor I would like to get the paint in the near future, so if it is possible to find a courier willing to accept the paint, I would be obliged if it could be sent.

Please let me know when you find out.

Dennis that is a very complete description of what to look out for with respect of old and new Hammerite paints.


Edited By Chris Shelton on 06/08/2015 13:12:53

03/08/2015 14:56:30

Thank you to everyone for taking the time to reply, and special thanks to Ian P for turning out his workshop.

I need the paint for a Simat 101 lathe, and would like to keep the colour original.

Trevor D I Live in Essex, unfortunately I am not going to the event in Bristol

I would like to purchase the paint from you, and will gladly pay any expense's incurred.

Many thanks


Edited By Chris Shelton on 03/08/2015 15:03:23

02/08/2015 11:03:10

Hi All,

Can anyone suggest a source of a small amount of Hammerite Mid Green hammer finish paint.

It seem's that Hammerite no longer sell it, I have scoured the internet, but cannot find anyone selling it.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thread: Mystery Object
23/07/2015 21:12:22

I purchased a Simat 101 today and this was included, what is it used for.

More photo's in my album.

2013-07-23 20.41.29.jpg

Thread: Cleaning brass plate
28/06/2015 18:15:51

Fine wire wool might be worth a try.

Thread: Cleaning or repair of a Mercer Dial Indicator
16/06/2015 18:43:27

Hi if you search on YouTube I very quickly found 4 clips of people making repairs to various makes of dial indicators.

This might help you understand how they are dismantled



Thread: Helical twist forces?
08/06/2015 13:58:00

Or would it not be easier to weld a narrower section onto the underside of the existing blades?


Thread: Perfectly ground Twist Drills every time.
13/05/2015 18:00:49

Hi Andy

Not sure how to put youtube links on the forum, but if you look at the tradetools tv review of a re-badged version of the drill sharpener, he states you should reset the drill after sharpening.


13/05/2015 16:48:37

Hi Andy,

I also bought one in the end, very pleased with it, but before you grind the clearance angle, you need to reset the drill position in the holder again.



Edited By Chris Shelton on 13/05/2015 16:49:14

14/04/2015 16:40:57

Hi All, does anyone own or have any knowledge of the Holzmann BSG 13E drill sharpener,being sold on eBay For £59.95, states it has a die-cast chassis and weighs 2.5Kg.


Thread: Myford Super 7 - Adding Power Cross Feed
16/02/2015 16:13:47

Hi, on website under heading of broken gear repair is a step by step description of repairing a gear with missing teeth, cannot find a way of inserting a link to the site. HTH

Thread: 1BA crosshead screws
01/12/2013 13:48:22

Thank you for the replies, sorry meant to write cheesehead, but put crosshead instead.

I just had another search on eBay and found some 2'' ones.

They are for an old Greeves motorcycle.

01/12/2013 13:07:59

Can anyone help with a source for 1 BA crosshead screws 11/4'' long in steel.

I have searched all the suppliers I know, and searched on google with no luck.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thread: DUH! I did it wrong Dad!!
09/11/2013 18:57:33

Could you clamp a bar across the middle, then mill each side of it?

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