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Thread: Angle grinder cut off stand
11/01/2021 07:39:06

If ur cutting just normal stuff have heard good results from Lidil Aldi mini band saw.....and others....

accurate and think they will cut upto 50mm solid.....u need to check that.....my stuff is all industrial....

the last time I think they were around 70 -80 squids......

angle grinder's create a lot of mess n sparks......

pretty much anything I cut with an angle grinder is done outside of the shop.....

I would never buy anything that was not made by the grinder manufacturer as I worry about them getting loose and vibs.....

seen to many accidents.....

Im 72 and still have all my digits and plan on keeping that way....hahaha...

Thread: Chuck backplate error
11/01/2021 07:30:52

If I need to use a small chuck I just put in the large chuck...easy....

Thread: Chester model b fitting new vise
11/01/2021 07:28:49

I dont know much but all the vices I have none of those blocks....(6-8).....even mag bases .....

if u need accuracy I use a dial gauge and prat about a bit....there other ways if u dont have a dial gauge.....

it doesnt take long even on the heavy vices to get them square.....

also it's handy if u do need a little of square cut....

Thread: Gloves and machine tools - my stupidity.
02/01/2021 07:23:08

The only gloves I wear are for welding.....

after years of good service, my hands / skin have work harden'd...hahaha.....

the only time I wear those nitrile type gloves is when dare I say it...? dye my wifes hair.....hahaha...

I can handle any kind of oil or grease even empting the sud's tank's on my hands

BUT just cant stand garden dirt ......very strange.......

all the best ....

Thread: Retractable wheels etc for moving a Lathe ?
28/12/2020 07:37:55

all my lathe's and mill's are on frames with adjustable feet....

this way I can move em about with a pallet truck......

the big mill is a full size Bridgeport......easy peasy....

Thread: Lidl Portable Bandsaw
25/11/2020 10:57:36

Several of u mentioned "ordering from Aldi"...is this the norm......

I dont live in the UK anymore but a friend could order/collect their Plasma cutter for me.....

Anyone got this cutter...any good tips.....?

it will only get used once in a while on 8mm plate or less....it's for a DIY jobs not production....

Thread: Electric vehicles
25/11/2020 10:43:26

MIke G,

sadly ur link to the train didn't work.......damm BBC.....

found it on........Posative News.com......something unfortunatley the BEEB has forgotten all about...

remember Tomrrows World, Raymond Baxter....eh....

Thread: magnetic clutch
25/11/2020 10:34:22

Taris,

my Toro Time Cutter ride on mower has a 18HP pertol engine and the electro clutch is def ok with that HP.....

it is a modified version of a Car AC unit.....

but I'd prefer something easier....how about the motor on a rocking mounting plate and just slacking off the drive belt will be enough to disengage the drive.....

I did the same thing on my Colchester Student lathe...works a treat.....

the belt has to be just loose enogh to slip/diengage the drive but not loose enough to fall off.....

mine has been faultless for the last few years of constant use....

Thread: Electric vehicles
25/11/2020 09:39:22

make the cars for less than 1/2 the price a Petrol engined car is now and we'll buy a new EV now....

well almost all of us.........

my thinking is it costs less to make than the vehicles now (petrol), certainly as much electronic nonsence...

hopefully more reliable than now.....

it's just 4 wheels n tyres (no spare anymore, been like that for years) a few cheapo metal pressings and a whole load of plastic poo to sit on and in.....

yes the research has to be paid for but if 25% of the population bought an EV in the next year they'd still make a fortune.....

been told,

to replace my VW T4 Diesel BUS/Kombi (with no RUST) will set me back over £60,000 for the EV version....

the Diesel version, I got a quote 1 year ago for a tad over £41,000........

come on guy's get realistic.....

also, with all this electro nonsence/static etc in an EV, will they rust out quicker than they do already.....?

I enjoy this post....more please......

Thread: Buying a new Lathe....Asian?
05/10/2020 20:09:15

I used to import a lot materials from the US......

but in the end just gave up becaus of the greedy people in suits.....

funny how stuff can come from China without any duties to be paid......

I once wanted some expensive items from Israel...... a few thousand pounds worth....

to get them in France where I lived would have trebled the cost....

I was advised to get the paper work done in Greece......still in the EU.....

all told expences and duties paid where just a few hundred Euro's.....!!!!!

I am not sure but have been told that items from the US if delivered to Belgium are duty free....?????

Does anyone remember (1966'ish`) when you wanted something from outside Britain you had to get special forms and make payment to the UK bank and answer all kinds of questions.....

I wanted a workshop manual for a Harley Duo-Glide......might as well been asking for gold......hahaha...

..........

Thread: Myford set up.Time to get it right.
26/09/2020 17:19:35

thats an awful lot of play...

is the chuck secure on the shaft, jaws tight on the bar and the bar is a good way in.....?

can you get the DTI on the back end of the main shaft....or near enough...

with the test bar in the chuck and a good tug will show up any play......

not sure of the lathe design but aren't these brearings adjustable...??.

Thread: Reminiscences
21/09/2020 16:46:25

Came not quite a broken home but lived with me granny most of the time....St John's Wood...

She took me to Regents Park Canal and London Zoo......

my best memeory was my friend and I got Red Rover tickets....2,6d...good for 1 days travel...

they allowed travel on the Red buses, were they AEC's ?....and the London Underground....boiled egg butties....

lunch on the Circle line then back to the Museums.....

fav being the Nat History....

mostly horrible times with the odd great day....

Thread: Lathe light
20/09/2020 10:33:11

Mr A.Hab....

if you care to look at the aftermarket truck/lorry (an old word now) they have LED bulbs at 24v -36v plus which will suit you....just need a bulb holder but the are very cheap.....

prob a headlamp bulb will suit the job.....

Thread: Stuart S50 Mill Steam Engine running on Live Steam from a MSM 4" Boiler
18/09/2020 18:14:50

I just wish " Men in Sheds " ruled the world.....

lost for words...just amazing......

Thread: Silver spoon? - or maybe not!
18/09/2020 18:06:58

is it the correct size for pint mugs of T.....lol

Thread: P.S.Waverley
17/09/2020 08:10:36

Martin try another club first.....they are all not so bad.....

I remember being the old fart in the space suit once......

all change when they needed a 100hp 4x4 tractor......long storey......still never joined tho....hahaha....

independance is a fine thing.....enjoy.....

Thread: "The Unique"
16/09/2020 07:26:38

I have heard the doller +5 bob when I was young....me dad.....

just after the war.....lots of Dollars about I guess but esp American soldiers.....

and just remember a suit was priced in Guinea's......

I used the term Doller in Ref to the Euro when living in France......

just to annoy them.....I called it pay back....another storey.....

Besides the French hate the Americans almost as much as us Brits.....

funny tho, they like Levi's and old yank cars.....

when are we leaving again.....hahaha.....and I live in deepest Euroland....hahaha....

Thread: Use of 2 front wheeled motorcycles on the TdeF
14/09/2020 20:52:03

as always, for the brit manufactures...whats the cheapest they can get away with......

seems the modern 3 wheelers are used a lot on mainland europe....

Thread: crankcase construction
13/09/2020 07:25:20

slightly dif but on the same subject.....

I often looked thru the door of Crossley's Diesels in Manchester.....

huge engines and all crankcases were fabricated from plate.....

then I worked at a company that odered something similar to the above but a complicated hollow sphere

about 5m in diameter from cast steel....walls about 50-60mm thick..they were poured in Norway.....

Thread: Last Night's Astro Image
11/09/2020 07:42:23

Michael

I like the astro images but it good to be back to earthly realms.....hahaha.....

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