Here is a list of all the postings noel shelley has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Help choosing my lathe|
NDIY, is not a plumber or he would know that 15mm most certainly is not 1/2" Nor does he work with RSJs etc where the size may be expressed in metric but is really inperial. The imperial system is far more used the world over than most realise. My apprenticeship was in the days of feet and inches but I use both systems. I would lean to an imperial machine ! Good Luck Noel.
|Thread: Hello from Julz, new member|
Hello Julz, glad you've come to join this happy band of minstels, just play nicely ! Noel.
|Thread: BRIERLEY DRILL GRINDER|
Brierleys man says it's a ZB 2,and about 50 years old ! The next task is to find out what the setting gauge for the protrusion of the drill bit looks like and make one. The cam for a ZB 25 is £92, and may not fit. I don't paying IF it will work !
Where are you based Baz ?
|Thread: Fly press weights.|
If You need more details PM me.
It would not be rocket science to cast them on the stubs in lead. They would then fit well. Use a ball as a pattern to make a split mold in plaster of paris. set up on stub, seal bottom with clay or plaster, hole in top. Pour in lead. leave for 30mins open, repeat on other stub if needed. Simples ! Noel.
|Thread: Arc Euro Trade website down|
Hi Ketan, sorry to hear of the problem. Good luck and best wishes. Noel
|Thread: BRIERLEY DRILL GRINDER|
Hi Chris, I have been intouch with Brierley/chester. Though my machine shows little wear it's an early model for which no spares are available. I don't know what model it is, yet. My only option is to A) try to adapt a cam from the later ZB25 or B) make one from scratch. I await a reply as to wether A is possible or if brierley can offer any help with a sketch or drawing with plan B. The protrusion of the drill bit beyond the chuck has to be set by a Gauge, there is a graduated bar behind and below the chuck though it's purpose is at the moment unclear. It's markings I think refer to drill diameter in 32nd of an inch,0 to20 which would tally with it having a capacity of 5/8" Having looked at some youtube vids they only give a vauge idea as to how it works. At the moment any help or advice would be useful. Noel
|Thread: Electric welder at Lidl|
IF you can find a second hand BOC autolynx buy it .You will have one of the best small - ish MIG welders ever made. For thin material use 0.6 wire. As for gas Co2 will work fine. If you have a friendly landlord you may be able to get your gas(Co2 NOT co2N mix), Have a gas and a beer. Small , cheap mig welders are difficult for even the trained man to use and often immpossible for the amateur. A poor Manual arc weld will look just that !!! It is possible to do a mig weld that whilst to the untrained eye is fine BUT has zero mechanical strength. On one occasion that I was involved in causing a serious road accident, the component that failed was commercially made. Noel
|Thread: Bevel gears.|
Duval stock gears ! A vast stock. Noel
|Thread: Apologies for raising this again|
Cornish Jack is on the money. Either cut the teeth off by hand or set up on a face plate and rig the grinder as a toolpost grinder. BUT as others have asked WHY take the teeth off ?
|Thread: Ally Pally Exhibition|
Avril, Chris and the staff have done their best ! A day or two to prepare for the show,3 or 4 days at the show and then the time to get back to normal and catch up, costs a great deal in time and money. If you buy on the internet consider your small part in the sad decline of OUR show. I always enjoy the show but the falling numbers of stall holders and missing attractions ie,flying models, gas turbines Etc is a pity ! Will this be the last one ? Or will the emmisions charge kill off this longstanding London show ? Noel
PS which part of modelling requires a super Chammy ?
|Thread: BRIERLEY DRILL GRINDER|
At long last I've got my hands on a brierley drill grinder. I think it may be a ZB 11 but can find no numbers. No manual, no cams.The motor runs. The motor/grinder is moved by a lever and the 4jaw chuck would seem good for about 16mm. The manuals are available at a big price. Does anybody know anything about these machines ? Noel.
|Thread: Honda Brake Cable|
May sound silly ! But is the brake back plate in the correct position ? Rotating it anti clockwise would give you a better cable run? Noel.
|Thread: Windows 7 support ends|
I still use a 35 year old amstrad PCW never missed a beat and I still use the printer. One of the best buys I ever had. Linux- ubuntu is good and still seems to work. Dare I mention the spectrum 1K. OH for the good old days. Noel.
|Thread: Air line / compressor fittings|
Scrap the fitting and use PCL couplings. Any good auto factor will stock them and there not very dear. Noel
|Thread: Silver Soldering Brass|
Forget the costs ! Cambridge ? Then come up to hunstanton and play ! I have propane in all sizes and also oxy propane. Try my gear and so how you get on. Then buy what you need, or just do the job. Pm me . Noel
|Thread: Hello from Luxembourg (with a Russian flavor)|
Welcome Sir, We are happy bunch, who between us know quite a bit about all sorts of things. Just ask and someone will be able to help you. Good luck Noel
|Thread: Bridgeport & Transwave - Help Please|
YES ! if the line to the shed is long or you are using heavy gear or welding then the heavyest wire you can afford or get is a big bonus. Run 2 cores and create a good earth at the shed. 4mm is the minimum, 6mm is better, my 50mtr run is 10mm swa.. The earth SHOULD NOT be connected to the house, fit an mcb in the house BUT NO rcd this should be in the shed so when there's a fault all the clocks in the house don't zero Have fun ! Noel
|Thread: PSU for anodising.|
the resistive load a bath will leave you with the voltage to high and the amps will be to low I fear, It may work but not very well. No harm in trying though. Noel
|Thread: Bending brass|
heavy wire brushing whilst heating will remove the soft solder. then clean up with emery and silver solder. where are you ? I have oxy propane, soon do the job. PM. Good luck Noel.
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