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Thread: What Did You Do Today (2017)
08/02/2017 19:06:44

My visit to the metal monger, found a depth mic and a rare oil can

08/02/2017 19:03:08

Oil canDepth mic

Thread: Help with Colchester Student Tailstock
08/02/2017 18:33:01

It pushes out toward the front, the ram has a groove machined at the bottom where a pin in the barrel

locates to stop it from turning, i,m not sure if water treatment will be of any help after it was submerged in oil.

08/02/2017 17:48:44

Put it in water and let it soak for a day or two, old engine restorers trick, works every time for mewink

Thread: Red Letter Day!
03/02/2017 17:52:41

Martin, check out pics of this grinder on my album


Thread: Why is the pilot diameter of a counterbore so large?
03/02/2017 17:27:32

And why is the shank of live centres so short? one always has to insert something into the sleeve for the drift

to get to itangry 2

Thread: Alexander 2CG Tool Grinder Questions
02/02/2017 20:45:19

Bought this one last Saturday for ZAR 500 (about thirty pounds) only 4 imp collets with it but with a diamond

wheel and a stone cupwheel. Pics on my album

Thread: What did i do today
27/01/2017 16:55:36

Repaired my 70+ year old Desoutter Type G30 "wrist breaker" drill today.

I was told by the late Arthur Prescott who served as a young instrument maker on KG5 during the war that these machines were in use in the aircraft workshops at that time by ladies who worked there. These drills are 5/16 in. capacity and run around 300 rpm. Many times it would bite into the job and twist itself out of the hand often cause injury to the hand or wrist hence the nickname. it runs like new again.


I'm unable to upload the pics for try as i like no "insert" button appears. Any help on this?

Thread: Empty gas bottles... any use?
27/01/2017 14:12:21

Had a couple of CO2 extinguishers, bottom halves makes excellent melting

pots for aluminium

Thread: What Did You Do Today (2017)
26/01/2017 18:39:26
MikePosted by RJW on 26/01/2017 11:26:58:

A shot of my nearly done man cave, it's a bit further on now thankfully,

Hope to finish off putting my Warco Minor mill back together today, then can make a start on cleaning up the ML7 and reassembling it.

The concrete floor was hell to stand on with the cold striking up, but came across some packs of interlinking foam mats in Morrisons one day, and what a difference they've made.


I like the brickwork nicely done!



Thread: Dart 7 1/4
23/01/2017 20:34:05

I done mine like Neil said bend the whole thing up first, don't be shy with annealing, clamp in place with grooved aluminum block over the half round where bends and radii need to be, if needed flatten in the vice(with protected jaws) and complete the section. clean thoroughly with steel wool, flux up and give it a good layer of solder. Treat the edge of the recipient with solder as well. Clamp near the starting point and apply heat gently and as soon as the solder melts grab the heated end with a pair of pliers till it's cooled complete this until the whole circle is done To clean up excess solder apply clamp reheat briefly and wipe off the unwanted solder using a dry cotton cloth.

Thread: What Did You Do Today (2016)
09/12/2016 19:11:13

Spent all day today and made 2 steel boxes, 200 x 200 deep and 400 mm long complete

with easy removing lids, one went on the Bridgeport and the other will go on to my Tos

lathe. I fitted the coolant pump onto the lid an the unit is standing next to the mill.

Cleaning this tanks is so easy now, that i can kick myself for not doing this years agocrying

Edited By Mikelkie on 09/12/2016 19:16:17

09/12/2016 19:00:01

Best wishes to you Michael G. and speedy recovery

08/12/2016 09:19:43

That press plate looks very good, nice workmanshipyes

Thread: Any ideas how to undo these screws?
07/12/2016 20:12:00

I like Michael G 's idea first then follow up with Stevetee's suggestion. Good luck.

07/12/2016 20:05:38

I like Michael G 's idea first then follow up with Stevetee's suggestion. Good luck.

Thread: What Did You Do Today (2016)
07/12/2016 19:34:23

Made some loco and other castings today, had an early start. Bronze and aluminiummolten bronze 014.jpg

Thread: Any spare Copper or Brass Shavings / Swarf
13/09/2013 19:23:04

Debbie J

Wish you were here

drums filled daily


Thread: Don,t do this.
22/08/2013 20:11:49


i hope you came right with your wiring problem

I wanted to send you a drawing how to do this, but I'm

unable to load this up, If you are still battling,i could

email this to you.

Mike M

19/08/2013 19:14:26

Hi Alan

Those items on the cover, are they 2 pairs of on/off push buttons and

howmany wires were attached to them, i notice 2 MEM contactors in the

box. can you perhaps post clearer images of those connections on

the cover, it looks like the cover carries external controls for the contactors.


Mike M

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