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Member postings for Peter Spink

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Thread: Vickers Bl 8 inch Howitzer cannon of 1917
21/03/2020 23:00:36

Crikey, great work!

I'm genuinely amazed by the quality of work by people on this forum - truly inspirational yes

Thread: vfd question
21/03/2020 10:17:51

Is this: LINK the one?

Testing the earth continuity at 04.17 it appears that the earth is also switched via the locking pushbutton disgust
Not a good idea!

Thread: Electrolytic capacitor
17/03/2020 18:42:46

Interesting stuff and great explanation - ta!


Thread: Super 7 lubrication
06/03/2020 20:20:47

Interesting and useful document.

Against all my instincts I've heard that one should oil the clutch on the S7.

I've never lubricated the clutch on my S7 and it's not been a problem in the 25+ years that I've owned it.

Photo 5 in the document shows an arrow pointing at the clutch but no reference in the text that I can see.

So what's the answer?

Thread: Nemet - Lynx
05/03/2020 07:29:22

That's great - a picture is worth a thousand words smiley

Many thanks chaps!


04/03/2020 08:25:12

Thanks David, useful info but not a great endorsement!p sad

I think quite a lot have been built successfully so worth giving it a go.

Not too bothered about usefulness - getting it to run at all would be a major achievement for me!



02/03/2020 20:12:25

Good evening all.

Always wanted to build an IC engine so about make a start on the construction of this one.

A couple of points - I'd rather like to use valve inserts in the head rather than seating the valves in the ally. Was hoping to look at the pics earlier in this thread but they're long gone. Any chance of them being resurrected?

Secondly, am I missing the obvious - how do you get oil into the crankcase?

I'm sure there'll be other questions en route but any help much appreciated!

Thread: Linked belt for Myford 7
06/02/2020 16:20:42

Yup, had one on mine for years with no probs whatsoever.

Thread: Betelgeuse in Orion
18/01/2020 00:33:55

That's what I think is great about this forum - the diversity!


Thread: Plumbers Jointing Paste ???
11/12/2019 23:18:40

I find this LINK excellent - nice and sticky!

Thread: Rack operated tailstock
28/10/2019 20:52:51

Hi Dave,

Yes I did get one and very pleased with it - I too wish I'd bought one years ago.

As regards extraction, so far I must admit to using lump of M12 studding as a rapping bar - crude but works until I get round to making something more sophisticated! smiley


Thread: Hand or Machine Reamers?
04/10/2019 20:59:40

To add to the reamer discussion, I always though a reamer was to 'take out the last few thou'.

However, having an interest in firearms, I was quite surprised to find that in the gunsmithing world a 'chamber reamer' actually cuts out quite a large amount of metal, starting with a parallel tube (the barrel) and forms the chamber for the cartridge to sit in. The reamer usually has a rotating pilot at the front and is best used with a floating holder in the tailstock to ensure alignment and concentricity.

And lots of suds down the barrel to clear the swarf.

Thread: Digital calipers made in same factory?
14/08/2019 22:40:34

As above ^^^^

Also the engraving on the right is inferior - a real giveaway!

Thread: TTFN
18/07/2019 17:59:20

A sad loss when rude or unthinking words cause a valued member to leave a forum.

I am a member of an unconnected (shooting) forum where anybody who is out of order is immediately binned by the moderators and their posts deleted - just saying!

Thread: Mains outlets with USB sockets - safety?
05/07/2019 22:25:55

Nah, why should they be?

Sometimes you have to trust the people who design these things.


Thread: What method do you use to find center height for your lathe bit?
29/06/2019 03:08:00
Posted by Peter Spink on 28/06/2019 08:59:11:
Posted by Vic on 27/06/2019 13:00:53:

I made a simple tool.


Vic, nice toolholder - what is it?

Sorry, ignore that - have found the thread. Nice job!

28/06/2019 08:59:11
Posted by Vic on 27/06/2019 13:00:53:

I made a simple tool.


Vic, nice toolholder - what is it?

Thread: Suitable wood for making tool holders
25/06/2019 18:47:34

Beech for me - machines well and doesn't corrode tools.

Small, useful pieces usually available on *bay at reasonable prices.

Thread: Items of Caving Equipment
05/06/2019 23:17:29

I made one of these: **LINK**I during my caving days.

Advantage was to be able to take a bar out if the descent was too slow . . . .

Figure of eight descenders had a bad reputation for twisting the rope.

Bit of a leap of faith abseiling off a 200 foot drop for the first time but still here to tell the tale 😄

Thread: fobco drill
14/05/2019 19:43:36

I think the loose clamp should be just below the top assembly and used to stop it descending rapidly if you slacken off the locking handle. It's bl**dy heavy!

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