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Thread: Beginner projects
20/08/2020 07:09:49

G'day Jeremy.

Look in my album (C3 Minilathe) for a few ideas. I was a beginner when I built most of these items.

The tailstock die holder is easy to make but comes in very handy.

(You did not state what kind of lathe you have. Such information is handy to know as some tips specific to your lathe might be offered by forum members whom happen to to own the same model).

* Danny M *

Thread: Who trains these ideots?
19/08/2020 12:06:06

Who trains these ideots?


Deleted as I cannot comprehend how sombody who cannot spell idiots can complain about idiots!

Edited By Danny M2Z on 19/08/2020 12:18:02

Edited By Danny M2Z on 19/08/2020 12:23:01

Thread: Dead Center's
19/08/2020 11:07:54

A simple test. Fit a centre in the headstock taper and the tailstock taper and bring them together trapping a razor blade between the points.

My C3 mini-lathe actually passed this test quite nicely.

* Danny M *

razor blade test - 1s.jpg


Edited By Danny M2Z on 19/08/2020 11:28:33

Thread: Twerps with hats on back to front and no front number plates
18/08/2020 06:41:13
Posted by oldvelo on 18/08/2020 00:12:09:

Saw a while back a photo of a whole lot of cap on back to front brigade at a motor race meeting in late afternoon sunshine holding up a hand to shade their eyes. Explains a lot.


Did they arrive on skateboards?

Thread: VP Day 75th anniversary
15/08/2020 10:44:39

Today in Australia and New Zealand is remembered as VP Day (or VJ Day according to some people) VP Day

Australia and New Zealand seem to be forgotten in the historical fight for freedom in WWII, but we were there; from RAF bomber crews over Germany, the Rats of Tobruk to the Kokoda Track and the audacious story of the Krait commandos **LINK**

The extreme act of war, the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan probably saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of allied lives (and even more Japanese lives) as an invasion of Japan would have been very costly and maybe dragged WWII out until 1947.

So today I think about my friend's uncle in New Guinea. She told me that because he was considered a brave warrior for sending many Japanese soldiers to their ancestors he was spared from a firing squad,

Instead his head was chopped off with a samurai sword.

Lest We Forget

* Danny M *


Edited By Danny M2Z on 15/08/2020 10:46:38

Thread: Coping with voltage spikes
14/08/2020 06:54:30

A ferrite ring with the power line looped through and around it a few times is useful to surpress high frequency spikes.

* Danny M *

Thread: Airbrushing advice needed
10/08/2020 15:52:56

Nothing wrong with a Badger airbrush. Biggest problem was finding an adaptor to fit my compressor.

Next PITA is cleaning the airbrush,, especially if used to spray 2K epoxy so have plenty of solvent on hand (Gun wash)

Thread: Door stay help
10/08/2020 15:30:00

I just use a rubber wedge under the door. Open door, kick the wedge in place.

Thread: Two factor Authentication and Ruralism
06/08/2020 09:52:15

Just don't use 5G as apparently it spreads the virus (acciording to some nutters)

Thread: Covid virus and oil
06/08/2020 07:48:35
Posted by Bob Stevenson on 05/08/2020 14:57:50:

Thank you to all responders!...this is excellent as I have been looking for answers for the last several days and it's very difficult to find good info.

Presumably, it ok to wipe tools with a soap solution and then coat with either oil or something like WD40 for storage(?)

WD40 is useless for storage, as it's name implies, it's used for water displacement. When it dries out it just leaves a sticky residue.

This is the sort of oil that does work well, I use it in my model engines for a long term layup Air Tool Oil

* Danny M *

Thread: Taking a pair of wire cutters to a standard baseball cap
05/08/2020 20:50:41
Posted by Mike Poole on 05/08/2020 12:36:50:

Wearing of a school cap was enforced at my school and a snood when I was an apprentice in the machine shops. I do not like wearing a hat but it is preferable to a burnt head so a panama and RayBans combat the sun, staying in the shade or indoors is my preference.

I was once reported to the headmaster of Parminter's Grammar School (Bethnal Green) for failing to wear my school cap on a 253 bus to Hackney. We had a lecture at school assembly about wearing our caps in public.

05/08/2020 03:48:05
Posted by Mike E. on 04/08/2020 19:49:24:
Posted by Danny M2Z on 04/08/2020 09:35:19:

...............................I wore one at the rifle range and tried to sight in a benchrest target rifle. Had to turn it backwards!


* Danny M *

That surprises me. I've been wearing ball caps for many years and don't recall the bill being an issue, even with others in benchrest competition's. What type of rifle / sight combination are you using if I may ask ?

Anschutz M54 #1411 with a Nightforce 15-55 x 52 scope. Not much eye relief on full power so brim touches scope.

Thread: Spectacles and solder.
04/08/2020 09:43:48
Posted by Lee Rogers on 04/08/2020 09:26:47:
Posted by Robert Atkinson 2 on 04/08/2020 08:44:36:

The UV curing glues based on dental cement work well for this, They can be built up and mouled into a thick fully cured layer. In your case solder it again to locate and hold and then build up the glue to add support.

Do it neatly across the bridge and both sides and it won't look so much like a repair.

Robert G8RPI

I've seen the miracle claiming advertisments for the UV glue . So it is good stuff? Where do you buy from?

Used by fishing fly tyers so search for something like this (which I use in Australia) Loon UV Cure Epoxy

Thread: Taking a pair of wire cutters to a standard baseball cap
04/08/2020 09:35:19

I always thought that people with their baseball cap on the wrong way around had their head on backwards.

That was until..................................I wore one at the rifle range and tried to sight in a benchrest target rifle. Had to turn it backwards!

At least it's the only place that I can wear a Donald Trump 'Make America Great Again' cap and get a few admiring smiles

It is surprising how many people ask me where did I obtain it and ask to borrow it for a selfie?

Disclaimer - a friend bought it for me and I don't want to upset her so I only wear it to get a few bites. No way do I support the bloke!

* Danny M *

Thread: Music in the Workshop
02/08/2020 11:58:02

When building a vintage '40's model aircraft with a spark ignition Ohlssen .23 it seemed appropriate to play "Glenn Miller's Greatest Hits" in the workshop. It got me 'In The Mood"

* Danny M *

Thread: Social Distancing
02/08/2020 11:28:10
Posted by Peter G. Shaw on 02/08/2020 10:48:16:


I agree totally with your comments, but could I ask just what's going on in Victoria? The reports I have seen say that a state of Disaster has been declared which seems rather extreme.

Peter G. Shaw

A good question Peter.

The outbreak here in Victoria appears in clusters, many of which are in areas of Melbourne which are populated by people of low social-economic income so they have to work to earn an income to feed their families and pay their rent and thus they attend work, even if feeling a bit unwell.

Also, many of the infected people are health care workers and transient staff of aged care facilities who travel between various aged care centres. As their work is 'casual' they cannot claim sickness benefits so possibly they spread the virus, A t least our government has woken up to this one and offered compensation for these people to stay at home for 14 days.

Also abattoir workers seem susceptible as they work close together in a humid atmosphere for long hours

Next are the stupid, totally irresponsible people who flout all the rules Virus spreading teens in Australia

I hope that they get a spell in gaol, in solitary confinement. Not only to protect the other prisoners but to protect themselve from what the other prisoners might do to them.

My little part of N.E. Vic is pretty virus free at the moment. I live just 600m from the NSW border but noway can I obtain a pass to go shopping in Albury (15 Km trip). From tomorrow, if I want to go shopping in Wodonga (25 Km trip) I have to wear a face mask to shop.

As Ned Kelly said just before the trapdoor opened under his feet "Such is life"

Our premier is desperate to clamp down on this pandemic which is rapidly getting out of control so he has really tightened the noose. In Melbourne, ony 1 person per household permitted to shop wityhin a 5 Km radius of their home with a night-time curfew on any movement.

* Danny M *

02/08/2020 10:41:55

I watched the Cup Final here in Australia.

All was well in the stadium with limited spectators, social distancing and the North London team won (although I am a Hammers supporter

But what I saw next astounded me, the pictures of supporters outside the stadium, crowded together and hardly a mask in sight, Social Distancing?

What was the point of banning them from the stadium in the first place if this is how people are behaving?

It only takes one infected person to spread Covid-19, just like it only took one person who liked bat soup to infect most of the planet and kill over 1/2 million people so far.

I really am amazed about how irresponsible some people can behave.

* Danny M *

Thread: Jobs
31/07/2020 11:22:01
Posted by magpie on 31/07/2020 10:25:27:
Posted by Phil McAvity on 31/07/2020 09:44:19:
Posted by Bazyle on 30/07/2020 22:54:32:

Army - this was invented to supress the people and protect the monarch with defence of the realm only brought in when said morarch wanted more subjects to supress.

How to insult the memory of the people who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting the privileges we take for granted that others dream of.

Way to go.....

I agree 100% with Bazyle regarding the army. If macho young blokes the world over refused to go killing people and getting themselves killed on behalf of some megalomaniac, who will hide somewhere in a deep hole until the killing is over, then the world would be a much better place. Sad to say that it needs to happen everywhere before wars can end.

Oh how wrong can you be Magpie.

The Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy are not about killing people. They are there to protect your country. your family and also your right to make such statements in public . (Try that in Hong Kong nowadays)

If some of the youth of today were conscripted for a year or two to learn a bit about cameraderie, discipline and maybe to learn about their own worth and potential then there might be a few less miscreants roaming around.

As a disclamer: I served 33 years in the ADF, Never killed anybody in all that time and only got close to being killed when an officer who could not read a map misguided my landrover to a place where 84mm mortar bombs were faling like snowdrops all around.

In an idealistic world, Vladimir Putin and Boris Trump would sorft it out in a boxing ring, winner takes all.

Unfortunately I can't see this happening. Also this leaves the Chinese referee a bit suspect

Thread: Opions sought on using the USB Photo Stick for photo storage
31/07/2020 09:53:11

For keeping track of files, photos and documents I found that a disc catalogue application is quite handy.

20 Years ago when I owned a computer sales/build/repair business it soon became apparent that one could not charge a customer for the time taken to locate a motherboard/printer etc driver file so I asked one of the young geeks that I employed to find such a program to catalogue hundreds of CD's.

This is a typical current version of what he came up with Disk Catalogue Program

All our CD's were numbered and catalogued and so it became possible to locate the required info in seconds. (Wolfey got a pay rise for that one)

For photo's I would suggest giving them a meaningful name before archiving as many cameras just label them DFC123456 etc. which is quite meaningless if you want to search for photo's of "My new car'



Edited By Danny M2Z on 31/07/2020 09:53:37

Thread: Jobs
31/07/2020 08:30:45

Don't forget ambulace chasing lawyers of the "Had an accident,give us a call. No win - no fee" type.

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