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Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020
04/07/2020 06:04:56

living in a warmer part of the world.......

Nobody here uses mm...everything is measured in CM's......

went to the wood store, they looked at my sizes and had a look of horror.......

hahaha......

luckily I work on both sids of the street....imp and Metric.......

not so long ago I was in a large DIY store (outside the UK) and was accused of stealing a Stanley Fat Max tape measure.....

I deliberatley made em eat cheese cos the said tape was metric and IMP.......

Thread: hammers refurbish
20/06/2020 06:46:41

hammer porn.......hahaha.......

have a few ball pein hammers desperate for wooden shafts.....which seem to be like hens teeth now......?

been reduced to re-shaping garden tool shafts.........

Thread: Myford VM-F Manual Required
18/06/2020 05:58:21

Had my VMF for 5 years..still cant find a manual......(still got some preserving wax on it).......

I tried the USA, Oz, New Zealand......with no luck....

Thread: Concrete Garages, Shelving and Catastrophe
17/06/2020 06:34:25

Hopper,

Irwin brand is available in the North of the planet......

wasn't that Stanley........?

mostley here tho u seem to find Bosch or Dewalt.....

Lucky ol me,I have 4 Hilti SDS's......diff sizes for diff jobs.....

for evil jobs always buy a new Hilti drill bit....these will punch there way thru rebar ........

Had to drill a hole into a concrete Wine Vat in France for a friend...man that was tough...never seen concrete like that befor.......hahaha

Thread: Wooden Gears
14/06/2020 16:08:58

oak was also used a a bearing along with a dolop of tallow........

pretty sure LV is a restricted wood now.......

A poor relation is Almond wood......very heavy and quite hard, def dence........

Lucky for me it grows wild on my plot.......biggest trunk I've found was 4-6"......

Thread: choosing a lathe
08/06/2020 05:40:19

perhaps an explanation is due,

I'm a very lucky man.......

I have a full profesional Machine Shop as well as the equiv for working wood......

plus all the welding equip u could ever need......

2 car lifts and a motorcycle lift and associated tools and acc'ies.......

compressors to die for etc etc.......

all this in a 200m2 barn.....just being built...

I have more money in kit than my house is worth........

So for me it's necc to know the value of kit......

I feel selfish at times to have this stuff (but I've worked very, very hard to get it) also feel the need to pass on it's value.......

Not every Myford, Boxford is a worn out peice of junk.....

07/06/2020 16:11:19

there's always a Hoo-Ha about this......

Thor is quite right BUT one proviso........

Try and get something that will sell easily when ur not around.......

Forget Chinese machines generally.......look on various forums they are always in trouble.....or SEEM to be........

there are Myfords and Boxfords etc ...plus many others.....made in the UK and will ALWAYS sell.......

Some say they are not the best but plenty good enough........

I have an as new Super 7 and a very nice 6" Colch Student Mk2......been told many times that they were made to a price. old fashioned and CARP......hahaha.......I just don't care......suits me.....

try and find a local club....talk to people.......go look at their machines + plus kit, if u can.....if u can watch them work.....

DO NOT RUSH.....and remember the lathe is comparativly cheap when u look at tooling costs.....

try to find somebody selling up all their equipment......what seems expensive at the time often works out not so.....

Out of interest....

I'm 20 years older than my wife and she is aware of the genuine non inflated selling prices for tools n machines.....

Not to be morbid but look to the future.......

unless u get stuffed into buying a wreck u'll be happy just to get into the shed......hahaha........

good luck.......

OH one last thing ....have u somewhere SECURE n DRY to put said purchases.........

Thread: Whats the chance.....
03/06/2020 16:43:50

would it be poss to use other photos on the forum start up page.......??

must be some other interesting projects......

Thread: Soldering Iron
31/05/2020 12:19:59

just buy what ever is most affordable and conv.......

pretty much all mine come from car boots.......even new, if it gives trouble bin it ......

got a monster for €10's but the wire needed replacing, can almost boil a kettle.....hahaha......

they r cheap enough as throw away's......which goes against the grain...!!!!!!!....

Thread: Workshop Gloves
30/05/2020 11:19:38

the only time I wear gloves is when I dye my wife's hair.....

yes we live in the boonies....also it's b €100 to get it done and an hours drive.....dont ask about the parking.....

Cant believe all these NANCY boy's wearing them.......

mind it all stems from the blokes wearing make up, special hair gel and high heeled shoes.....

GET A LIFE.....

Thread: Bumblebee behaviour
23/05/2020 07:20:05

Neil,

when living in SW France had a Asiatic hornets nest in a tall tree.......

big hanging thing, also a thing of wonder......about a meter long and almost as big around.....

the local council refused to touch it because it was so big......

Had to kill em myself, which involed over 12m of 3/4 copper pipe, 1/2 lit petrol and an air compressor.......

AND for the interested few.....no I didnt BURN them out.......

Petrol fumes will kill them almost instantley......

when keeping honey bee's in the UK, worked with someone from the Ministry of Agri......

when bee's had a notifiable disease the bees were trapped inside and killed with a cup of petrol.....

then the hive was moved and burnt (in a safe place)...

Thread: Dickson S1/T1 Tool Rack
22/05/2020 18:48:34

very nice idea........

can I ask how much said parts cost to get made.........

thanks

Thread: Bumblebee behaviour
22/05/2020 18:46:16

Like Clive lost count of how many times I was asked to DESTROY a bumble bee nest.......

I was a reg Beekeeper with (25 hives) and emergency reponse call out for the local council and the police for swarms....

I always tried to talk them out of killing the nest.....

Usually quite soon the council would turn up and kill the nest anyway because of moronic humans......

Actually...

I was almost ready to take my Master Bee Keeper Cert but suddenly became super sensitive to the venom....

Had to quit, broke my heart......

Thread: Oil
17/05/2020 09:58:30

just to add ....chips cooked in BEEF dripping or oil when hot.........mmmmmmm

hahaha........

but normally cos of cholesterol usually olive oil......still naughty I know but living in S/ Europe

it's cheap as CHIPS........hahaha.......

G-Day.......

17/05/2020 06:58:21

Kiwi Bloke

understand fully BUT often it one of conveinience regarding oils n lube's........

I have at least 6 vehicles and many stationary engines on my plot.........

Have to keep enough XXap around to keep everything running.....

I just dont need more stock........

and after years of doing the AUTO product lubes......and have never had a problem........

2 big milling machines and 3 lathes at the moment plus tons of other gear.....

Almost 71 and still working 7x365......

I will still recomend Synthetic engine oil, Auto trans fluid and Chainsaw blade oil.........

over n out.........

12/05/2020 06:12:18

did say before, had a metal cupboard full of weird and wonderful oils n grease's........

had to downsize due to a big move......and sick of the fluff n mess anyway......

Now only use Synthetic engine oil on all oiling points inc bedways.....inc the oil pump system on the Bridgeport.....

Chain Saw oil on the back gears (just a Few drops).....

and if there is a proper gearbox (Colchester Student) I use the RED Auto trans fluid in there.....

it's ANTI-FROTHING....

also ripped out the useless ball bearing oil caps on my Myford and replaced them with tiny oil droppers where room permits and disc magnets where not....just fill em full every day I use the machine...

was never happy with the oiling arrangement on the end bearings on the Student (the lead screw, tailsock end  

so drilled and tapped another oil hole and put drippers on there.....now I can see oil ouze from the bearings......

Thread: Quick change tool post
29/04/2020 17:20:35

thaiguzzi.......

rather like ur degree circle.....tool post.....

as I'm getting olde this would make a good add on.........

did u make it......?

ta

Thread: Fantastic British engineering
23/04/2020 16:58:27

I worked for an oversea's firm with it's RnD in the UK.....

the finished machine ran out at just over £4.5mill......

Our part was about a Mill......

All designed by Persons not knowing one end of a spanner from the other........yes, bias'd view.....

I spotted a major design fault, on telling the powers that B of the prob..... was told that it was calculated by a computor code by somebody with more letters after his name than the Alphabet......and not a low life like me.....

Neadless to say machine No 2 destroyed itself......

I was called to the office as the person in charge/responsible for the build......

Turned out I was correct in my thinking......

My very first eMail ever was to send (now known as a Round Robin) to all concerned...that I was not happy with the design....

that got my head of the block......

Outcome of the headache......a major refit of the machines and the £4.5mill......well, that was swept under the carpet as apperently the whole project was funded by the EU.......

so thats all right then...!!!!!!!!!!

there will ALWAYS be them in suits and us with dirty hands.....

could go on but very few in the design office will ever earn my RESPECT.....rant over.....hahaha

now 70 and enjoying my retirement thanks......

22/04/2020 07:06:23

Totally agree but as per Usual managment prefer pub lunches than re invest it the product.....

have a little used 6" Sq top Student....(can trace its history from new)....love it......

but then have 3 phase at home.......

Shame is u can import "broom sticks" from China and make more money via eBay.......!!!!!!!

Thread: Shoe repair glue advice?
17/04/2020 15:59:00

have repaired most of my work /walking boots with Polyurethane glue.....Comes in a tube a bit like Silicone......

IT's my go to heavy glue these days.......flexable and totaly w/poof.....

apply the glue, then put gentle weight on the item to hold the parts together ......

24hours and hey presto job done.....

My work boots regardless of make always has the soles peeling off at the toes.....(scrubbing around on floors)

the rest of the boot falls aparts before the toes go again....

Available in all colours and not so expensive anymore......

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