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Member postings for mark costello 1

Here is a list of all the postings mark costello 1 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: French Mystery Tool
11/04/2019 18:30:43

A cleverly designed frustration tool used to baffle British Men and Yanks at the same time.

Thread: Just desserts
08/04/2019 21:43:26

There are more lawful ways to earn a daily crust. I am not an overly worried animal lover, but on a game preserve it's wrong. The animals won this one.

Thread: What makes your bristle?
08/04/2019 21:24:34

Someone scrubbing something else with it while You are not there. winkMade anybody mad lately?

Thread: Sending of heavy items
08/04/2019 21:21:06

Just when I learn about a thing called "Metric" someone mentions "stone". Whose stones did they use? How did this come about? .

Thread: Using magnets
06/04/2019 18:06:00

I have about 12" of hard drive magnets, cannot get another within about 6" of it or they get really friendly and will shatter one or two when they meet.

Thread: Todays DUMBO award
04/04/2019 20:46:50

Whew, for a minute I thought I was going to get nominated for an award, thought no one was watching.

Thread: What would one use this adaptor for?
04/04/2019 20:42:36

I have bought about 10 items and have had around 2 mistakes. They told Me to keep the item after sending a pic of the shipping order and the UPC on the box. They promptly sent the correct replacement. The next to last order of a tool holder came in minus a carbide insert. I thought "foul" did not say anything. Ordered another tool holder and it came with an extra carbide insert, "no harm, no foul."

Thread: Knurling speed
04/04/2019 20:28:39

I have knurled Nylon and it seems as if there were a material that would be hard for the wheels to be forced into alignment, something soft would show the problem. Had no problems.

Thread: Unusual drills
31/03/2019 18:46:24

Any idea what the friend did for a living?

Thread: Tap and Die
29/03/2019 18:23:40

Victor Machinery in the States are known for sourcing odd ball taps and dies, if a last resort.

Thread: Jones and Shipman 540 Dripping
23/03/2019 18:21:20

I did not know Triumph and Norton made lathes also. They must factor oil leaks in.

Thread: Why do we do it?
23/03/2019 18:13:29

Ya know this forum has the ambiance of setting down with a couple of friends with a cup of tea or a brew or two. It is a great place to converse and ask questions, give answers, and generally have a relaxing time. The thread drift adds to it, and provides information in totally unexpected ways.

Thread: Cap head screws
22/03/2019 18:30:16

Bulk fasteners are available in the USA.Tractor Supply, Rural King, Menards and Lowes all have Them. Plus many independent hardware stores.

Thread: Just Done Something Stupid!!
08/03/2019 20:15:44

You are very brave to post Your mistakes, sometimes it seems like if I posted all My mistakes I would need My own forum.

Thread: Ingenuity in Simplicity
05/03/2019 19:26:40

If He's got a shaper (and a telescope) He does not need much more fun.

Thread: Can opener - the holy grail in engineering?
03/03/2019 22:29:19

The above opener is either a P-38 or a P-51 over here.

Thread: Huge dial gauge
01/03/2019 19:56:50

Excellent save.

Thread: Myford S7 countershaft bush temperature
01/03/2019 19:51:39

Wonder if thicker oil would change the problem?

Thread: My wife thinks I'm loosing it
26/02/2019 18:43:51

We took a small line train ride last year along about a 5 mile rail line along a creek bed. Train was advertised as the "high speed" model at 20 MPH. Every other one at the time must have been about 8 MPH. The Conductor wanted Us to set in the covered dining room car, We sat behind the engine and enjoyed (at least Me) the smoke and power and ashes of the engine. Everyone thought Us daft, Wife did not as there was no doubt in Her mind. Added a picture of a 12" universal joint on the train for the newbies.universal joint.jpg

Edited By mark costello 1 on 26/02/2019 18:50:18

Thread: Silver soldering bronze
26/02/2019 18:32:48

As I have followed  the forum for a while the problem of a flux not lasting long enough comes up regularly. Why even use the lower grade at all? Just go for the strongest at the get go.

Edited By mark costello 1 on 26/02/2019 18:33:13

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