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Member postings for mark mc

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Thread: The biggest time-wasters in your workshop?
28/01/2013 08:05:44

The thing i was using five mins ago that has now buggered off never to be found again till i don't need it.

Thread: Meccano Model?
25/01/2013 19:06:01

That is a awesome bit of work!,

Thread: Milling Machines
20/01/2013 00:11:01

Humm well this is all fun but as i am not a engineer nor trained all i can say is you get what you pay for.I have a lux mill and a comet vs lathe. Thay are not high precision machines as i could not afford to pay tens of thousands but they are still more accurate than me, yes the mill needed a little squaring up on the head but youtube showed me how to do that.

As ketan has been very open about his machines i find that refreshing rather than being told the usual sells spin just to get my money. If you want a rolls royce buy and pay there price, thats just the way the world works.

Thread: Bandsaw Choice
30/12/2012 22:01:45
Posted by Sandy Morton on 30/12/2012 20:09:10:

I have a Clarke bandsaw which is a bit sore on blades. Where did you get the bimetal ones from?

Hi sandy, heres the item number on ebay 370598103846

30/12/2012 19:00:55

I picked up a old clarke 6x4 one a few years back for 50 quid, the guy that had it bought it second hand. It's old as the hills but i fitted a bimetal blade and trued up the guides abit and it runs sweet as a nut and cuts very straight. Probably one of my best buys, saves the old elbows.

Thread: Alibre 11.2
29/12/2012 14:20:54

Terryd is correct, you don't buy software any more, you are getting it on lease basically.You never own it just the right to use it.

I use a digital download service for software which has over 130 programs on it with keys.Thing is i cant sell/pass on any of these to some one else. As they are linked to my account. pita i know. the reason is simple, money. One license one sale.

Thread: High Frequency lighting problem.
29/12/2012 14:08:04

Funny you should bring this up as i fitted 2 4f twin lights too that are hf , I had to take one of the tubes out to get the second light to work other wise it just flickered then both tubes would go off. Not sure how to sort it out tbh.

Thread: Combined Mill/Lathe
28/12/2012 09:29:31

I know chester still sell one, but as above from all i have heard they a pita.

Thread: Iphone/ Ipad apps
16/12/2012 18:23:53

As above, Android please.

Thread: Bar stock
14/12/2012 19:07:40

pm sent

Thread: workshop heating
14/12/2012 10:52:59

I use two small greenhouse heaters, only 60w and a foot long. One is under my mill and the other is under the lathe.

They don't heat the workshop but they keep dew/damp of my machines.Cheep too, only 20 quid each on fleabay

Thread: Digital problem
12/12/2012 12:31:59

I couldn't get access this morning but all seems fine now, tho i did log out and back in again.

Thread: Bar stock
06/12/2012 09:28:42

I would also take abit 300mm long if it needs a home. Don't have any but might need it!

Thread: Amsterdam, things to see?
29/11/2012 16:07:42

Thanks all, looks like there's more than i thought for me too see.

29/11/2012 07:42:17

Well I'm heading there in the morning. Is there anything in that area worth a visit from this model engineering wannabee? Any interesting shops i i should visit?

Thread: Been playing with me laser.
26/11/2012 08:22:33

That is very nice, very tidy. I would love to be able to do things like that.

Thread: Cutting digital readout scales
22/11/2012 07:47:31

When i had them i cut mine with a 6x4bandsaw, did a fine job. Not sure about the dremel tho, those disks can build up a far bit of heat the speeds they run at.

Thread: 53 tooth gear
14/11/2012 22:05:35

The gear is for a small worm drive inside a single drive unit for a wheel chair, it's only around 62mm dia and some bright spark thought it would be great idea to make it from plastic with teeth that have no profile at all, the look as if they have been cut with a hack saw, dead straight no kidding. Didn't get much time in the cave today but I'll get the plate finished tomorrow, again thanks all for the help.

14/11/2012 09:47:42

Good lord Richard that's scary looking to me, but looks very nice too. thanks for replying. Off now to make a 53 hole plate, hopefully....laugh

14/11/2012 09:41:28

Thanks Andrew, I'll give it a whirl and see what comes out .We never did any fractiions/prime numbers etc at school, takes abit of getting yer head around. embarrassed

Edited By mark mc on 14/11/2012 09:42:00

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