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Thread: Colchester rescue.
19/01/2020 11:02:27

I admire ur idea of saving it........

I have a few things I've repared over the years.....

get a good feeling when I use them .......

even better in the pocket......

also have a sq. top student...I wanted a few bits.....ended up cobbling things to make do......

works just as well and as I say for us it's not a race anymore........hahaha......

keep up the good work, just wish it were mine.......

Thread: Where are tool fairs/swap-meets advertised?
16/01/2020 06:49:03

I exhibited there many years ago......even then...........

just plain grabbers.......

will never ever go again in any capacity.......

bit like St Ives in Cornwall....

rant over......

Thread: Australian Bush Fires
13/01/2020 17:16:03

Thanks for writing Dave Hinves.......

Nothing to do with Ozz but quite similar problem.......

I lived in the deeply wooded Charante area of SW France, even around the devolped areas there are mass's of forests and wild woodland.......ALL UN-MANAGED and badley overgrown.......

fallen tree's in abundance.....on my walks, some were down before I got there and I lived there for 16 years.....just the dead stuff accumulated in front of ur eyes...........

I always worried if there were to be a bad forest fire.......the firebrigade was always around but badley under equiped.....

I say this as they used to inspect my 0.8 acre lake each visit.......I know and understand what would happen to it should a fire start....but beleive me it would be uncontrolable.......

I made this point many times to tose in charge and was told that the woods and forests were privatley owned and nothing could be done....

there'd be a lot of tears if the worst happens tho......

The cascade effect of this disaster down under should be weatherable as you are a large prosperous country but I worry for the future in the Northern Hemisphere as if the Nah sayer's can be beleived in the next 50 years these extremes of temp will start to hit us...look at the fires on the moor's not so long ago.....

Can the TIN-POT countries of the north cope......not on ur Nellie......

Well I for 1 will be long gone but those that are left behind I worry for.....

My sincere wishes to u all down there and hope for a speedy recovery.........

Please make sure the lesson's are learned....make sure the rest of the world knows of ur sucesses and failures....

take care in this awful start to the New Year........

Thread: First Myford question. hopefully not too stupid
09/01/2020 17:14:49

that, or it's a badly import from India........

heard some bad stories of "New Myford Parts"......

Thread: Electric motor ratings
09/01/2020 17:11:55

nothing to do with the above question......

BUT

where ever possible I always increase the size of the motor's HP or whatever by at least 50%...

(not nec for my 3phase machines as have 440v direct from the mains).......

Makes em last longer for little extra outlay.......

Thats unless it a Proper UK made motor.....do they excist any more......????

always buy the old fashioned Brit motors "Brookes" etc just for stock, if they are cheap.......

Thread: Myford super 7 oiling
05/01/2020 15:57:32

I binned mine, thats those ridiculas original oil inserts.....

dug em out and where room permits made oil droppers and those that are close fit to something else get a sqirt of SYNTHETIC oil and then the hole is closed by those high strength magnets they sell these days......

never a problom any more........

done the same on my Colchester student esp the screw shaft end bushings....they got 90 degree oil droppers made..

now u can see the oil leaking by.......

Thread: TiN coated twist drills
03/01/2020 17:04:19

always having this problem........

have now learnt to take everything to bits and lube the threads....when fitting new...

this includes ride on mowers etc........

save's loads'a time over the years ......

all small screws are changed for ST/Steel and around the exhuasts, brass fixings ...even if I have to make em.....

Thread: Airline Fittings?
01/01/2020 17:23:06

out of interest........

originally I used a Swedish make of a/line fittings.......but they died after 20 odd years of proffessional use.....

Now retrired but still v/busy bought some from liddil.......now 5 years old, still air tight and work fine.........

my compressor has a working press of 150psi.......

Thread: Breaking bandsaw blades
02/12/2019 18:31:54

I have a 12inch SIP band saw (14 years old) and until I found TUFFSAWS I used the original manuf....

same result as u but I did get a mile or two of cutting heavy mild steel....mostly 50 mm dia n 10mm plate....

i now use Teff saw Cobalt loaded blades never a prob ever...tensioned all the time....and similar money, even by Machine mart prices...

blurb say's can be used without coolant but I still use it....don’t like the mess but when I run out of the milk goop gonna go straight to hydraulic oil only....plus all my lathes n mills will get the same treatment....

as for ur prob blades I'd be sending em back for repair or replacement.....

it wont be tracking that’s causing this problem...they are flexible.....more likely to be from a bad batch....

try another supplier or TuffSaw....

wouldn't bother tryin to fix em...just not worth the trouble .....

never buy cheap brands off ebay. They work to hard .....

good luck...

just to add a very happy customer of TSaw.....

Thread: RENAULT DAUPHINE
02/08/2019 18:25:56

Here in SW France u never see them.....

even a few of the model before the "Dauph" cant remember the name tho.......

plenty of older models and a lot of Reno 4's......

Dauphine the dog was just that........

Thread: Upgrading to fibre optic broadband
31/07/2019 14:27:40

isn't fibre the future, even if they improve the fibre itself, surely it's better to upgrade now........

I live in the sticks and there are those with a "dongle" cos the phone system is crxp.......

there is fibre cable 3/4 klm away but as the mayor or the community has to pay to get connected, it aint gonna happen fast....

esp as the moron mayor is 82 and he don't use the net......

just go for the best u can afford.......

we pay £50 for satelite broadband not quite unlimited but better than anyting else.

we pay €30 odd euro's per month for the cxrappiest phone service and there has never been a mobile signal at my house in 15-16 years....if it had we wouldn't need a land line....

leaving soon for sunnier clime's and they have fibre all over the island........

which if ur interested,the phone charge is around €35 per month for 2 sim cards for Iphone 7's (free local mob phones and unlimited texts), a land line....all local calls and a few dedicated international calls, all the Greek TV channels plus Animal planet, Discovery and National Geographic....

a def upgrade for us at 1/2 the money......

Thread: idler pulley with spring loading
12/07/2019 18:03:02

or u can find that springloaded idler pulley's eith a V or flat belt from a mower repairer's...

they are used all over the place on ride-on's.....

Thread: Phone charger
02/07/2019 07:41:26

Speedy builder....

please do not leave chargers pluged in even if switched off......

no switches on French sockets tho.......do have a couple of UK sockets with a phone charger built in...

nothing is charged over night in my house even the electric bike....

and certainly the dishwasher n washing machines is never used overnight.....

we have lost phones and chargers to lightning.....very bad storm last night ..Charente Maritime.....

as for chargers, will only buy from the Apple store......

Thread: Advice please
01/07/2019 10:07:26

Hi Gary, sorry to hear of ur troubles....

seemingly u,Ve been quite fair with the firm/guy.....

Now I hope all ur emails etc are available?.

anyfurther phone conversations u must record, easy on an iphone etc...

then I’d call him up and make sure he,s aware that u are unhappy and a letter (recorded delivery )is on it,s way asking for a complete refund or what ever u want....

failure to reach a satisfactory agreement after 2week will leave u no option to go to small claims court...

it,s very cheap...£50 I think ....

then do what ever is nec....if they find him at fault he will just have to cough up ur money and court expenses...

i believe but not sure, if they find in ur favour the money will be owed to the court.....

even if u get judgement it,s not an automatic certainty that ur'll get ur money, u may have to take it even further...

hope it it all works out for u....

Thread: Milling machine belts
30/06/2019 06:50:16

Hopper's right......I write the numbers down with indelable felt tip h/marker pen in the cover........

if ur old belt is intact u can measure the outside distance BUT be accurate.......

a lot of belt companies now only quote the inside measurement....they do have a table to compare......

I order loads'a belt's this way.....belts over here ( Frogland) reg cost 10 times the price compared with the UK.....

so for the money I order the next belt either side......BUT I do repair a lot of machinery / tractors etc and they get used up quite quickly.......

for example wanted a 4.5m belt for my ride on mower.....quoted price + Vat here was not less than €160...

UK cost for exactly the same belt (Optie belt, German I think) was £6,80 + Vat....bought 2 and the postage was less than a tenner.....nuff said........

Thread: Making a Start in FreeCAD
24/06/2019 07:07:31

me.... just a hopless old guy that would like to learn........

all I want to do is to lay out a new bungalow and a 200m2 workshop......

was told Sketchup was one way to go but they want you to sign up and I guess hopefully forget to cancel after a month.....

I dont need the dog danglee's just something reasonably simple to learn n use...but FREE...

I'll pay where needed but this I guess will be the last use of such a program there's more important stuff to do in the shed.....

thanks

Thread: What Myford is this?
17/06/2019 07:26:21

Phil P

I'm pretty sure my S7 has the same cabinet....

they guy it came from was a machine salesman and collected machines everywhere....

managed to salvage some nice stuff from his estate....

the paint match between the lathe and the stand is quite different but certainly the lathe is as new....

Thread: water supply
16/06/2019 17:24:49

I'd like to add that there are properties in Grand Caneria that also store rain water below houses collected from the roof....in the mountains it is ducted by open troughs to houses / farms for use and storage....

and soon to be a an ex Pat living in Crete, their water is snow melt, gathered and treated for consumption ...

Last year they collected best bottled water in Europe cert....

and the last time I checked, untreated water for farms and Agri was 20cents per cub/m...also available for garden use.....

and this place is a mainly desert....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

16/06/2019 12:32:57

I used to live near Hyde, gtr Manchester and journey around Derbyshire.....there were loads of smallish reservoirs ...many were sold of as building plots......

where did the money go I wonder,

the main problems with utility companies is the scabs in suits that run it "for our benefit" NOT....

Thread: Worx 20V drill issue
12/06/2019 10:36:30

sounds normal....they are not quality items.....

even my Japanese made Hitachi drill spark a little when viewed thru the cooling slots....and is a tad noisy on shut down.....remember there's a lot of weight to slow down quickly....personally I prefer drill to slow down and stop the old way, in it's own time....I find the weight of the bigger voltage machines quite wearing after a days use....torque reaction...

the clunk is all the gears and other rotating bits n bobs coming to a halt....cheaper equipment means lower tolerances i.e. bigger gaps....

providing it's not noisy when working I'd not bother to much BUT u could take it back to where u bought it from and compare with another machine of the same type...

I bought a couple of cheap and nasties from lidil to get me outta a hole when on a job....

surprisingly they worked and lasted well...but with similar prob u describe.....

with this kinda gear u really get what ya pay for.....buy cheap buy twice I'm afraid.....

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