Here is a list of all the postings OH CHUFF! has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
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|Thread: Total newbe|
Try this guy, I found him to be a nice and helpful bloke, not quite as far north as you but he can do palletised deliveries and you could perhaps call down to look at a potential purchase, he does big industrial stuff as well as smaller workshop stuff. He is a dealer so charges dealer prices but not everybody can find a mint condition (insert lathe of your dreams) for 600 quid.**LINK**. No connection other than satisfied customer with more money than sense and not much money. Chuff.
|Thread: Comsol flux residue|
In central heating systems you would use a chemical cleaner ( usually known as sludge remover ) to remove fluxes and other contaminants, readily available from diy shops. The cheap stuff can be bought from places like toolstation and such like. Another way of cleaning a soldered joint is to wipe a little flux on the joint already made, heat it up ( but not to the solder's melting point ) then wipe over with a damp cloth or some fine wire wool but you would still need to chemically clean it to stop verdigris forming. I'm no expert in anything but I have sweated a few joints in my time, so hopefully this may help. Chuff.
|Thread: Wills and workshops|
I read in the paper last year an elderly gentleman had left his house and a plot of land to an animal charity. He stipulated in his will the land with trees and pond should be left for the benefit of wildlife. The charity sold the land to the developers the old chap had been rebuffing for years.
My father in law died recently so my wife is sorting out his estate (he left no will). This prompted her to ask about my tools, guns and vehicles. If I get any notice I will sell them all, if I don't I have told her who to call and roughly how much to expect (realistically). I have already made a will and update it when needed.
It is depressing to think about your own mortality but unless you want to leave behind a big mess that will upset those left, who will already be upset then getting organised is the way to go.
|Thread: turbocad 20|
Just got home to find my MEW magazine behind the door. I was looking forward to reading the Turbocad 20 review. It took a few seconds to read it then a few more to find which pages had stuck together, only to find they hadn't. Was it a review or an advert. I'm not trying to be negative here, I was genuinely looking forward to it after the preview e-mail I received over the weekend. I'm confused.
|Thread: Loco paints|
These might be of help, never used them but have them in my favourites list just in case.**LINK**
|Thread: Open thoughts|
The problem really is that people like to feel superior to others and will point out what they feel to be a deficit in the others education or practical experience. I don't look down on people with degrees, phd or whatever but I am actually impressed by it. I don't look down on people without formal training especially if they display a natural ability for whatever they are doing and I am also impressed by that. My job title is service engineer but I don't consider myself to be an engineer. My hobby is working on Land Rovers, tinkering with guns and anything else I think I can fix. I work on central heating systems and gas boilers in particular. I went to a customers house some time ago and he was very keen to tell me I wasn't a real engineer, he asked what he should refer to me as because engineer was obviously wrong, when I said he could call me anything that made him feel better about himself he was offended. I asked this chap if he was an engineer as he seemed to go on about it quite a bit. Oh yes I am an engineer he replied and I think the term is being diluted by people like you.. And when I asked if he had a degree in engineering he said he had a H.N.C. So your a technician then I said, as an engineer has a degree. As well as plumbing and electrical qualification I have an O.N.C in mechanical engineering. You can call me a spanner monkey, a fitter, a technician or part swapper. I call myself a back street tinkerer but will probably offend the worshipful company of professional tinkerers by calling myself that. Who gives a monkeys!
Edited By OH CHUFF! on 17/01/2014 13:26:34
|Thread: Model engineering and space aliens|
You probably need to put the lid back on the thinners.
|Thread: The tool ya gotta have!|
|Thread: What did you do today? (2013)|
It needs the protective grease cleaning off it then I'll give it an oil service before fitting either a VFD or Static Converter, not decided which yet. Will post more pics as i go. It's an ex college machine so is in good nick, made 1994. Emcomat 17s. 700mm between centres, 170mm centre height, 3.2 kw (4.3hp), 8 speeds from 55rpm to 2350rpm, weighs 725kg. Coolant and Light. For more info **LINK**
Got my new (to me) lathe today. didn't want to drop it by being a muppet so got that landylift bloke Steve Cox to shift it up my uneven drive, very nice chap and glad i didn't attempt it myself. It's not yet in its final position as i still have some painting to do, but this is it.
|Thread: May be worth watching?|
Don't know if already posted but. BBC4 tonight at 8.pm episode 1 0f 3, Metal, how it works. Presented by a scientist chappie so no ooohs and aaahs.
|Thread: Workshop comms|
Why not just use a mobile phone, it can be put on silent when you don't want mythering and will also take a message to voicemail. I have used mine from the bath when requesting refreshments as my wife can't hear me shouting down the stairs but easily hears the phone ringing.
|Thread: What did you do today? (2013)|
added some more insulation and lining boards in my garage, just some awkward bits to do now, then i can add some more lights and sockets. next job floor covering.
|Thread: lathe condition|
Hi folks, first post, been lurking awhile. I am currently setting up a workshop in my garage, in fact i'm insulating and lining it this week. Once the place is dry and warmish i will be looking round for a lathe. initially i was thinking of a warco geared head (and may still go this route ) but have recently been considering a chipmaster after reading some of the threads on this site and also after recently buying a couple of english bench drills which i am in the process of refurbing and just like the look of the old machinery. What i'd like to know is at what point does a lathe become a lost cause, I have little experience with lathes but think getting a doer upper for as little as possible and spending a bit on getting it sorted may be an alternative to a brand new one. I don't want the lathe for building any particular model just general use and repair to vehicles, other machines etc. I have been on lathes.co.uk quite a bit. I have no particular aversion to imported machines but i do like something with a bit of character. Cheers
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