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Thread: Change to the Code of Conduct
26/08/2020 09:08:23
Posted by Hopper on 26/08/2020 08:30:18:
Posted by John Rutzen on 26/08/2020 08:15:57:

I think you have to be careful about removing links. The moderator's personal opinions shouldn't come into it. There's one engineering forum where you aren't allowed to mention Atlas machine tools because the moderator doesn't like them! I don't see anything wrong with Youtube videos, Youtube themselves will remove any offensive material. We are old enough to decide what to buy without it being censored.

If you read the thread on Code of Conduct, you will see that it is something this site's advertising customers demanded.

That's, ostensibly, who pays for the site to run. But it does rather ignore the fact that the members pay to use the forum. They pay with their attention. Which is what the site owners then onsell to the advertising clients. The members' attention is clearly worth money, as the advertisers pay money for it, and compete with each other for it.

The members then should perhaps be given equal consideration as the advertisers, because they are the base payers for the site. No members, no attention to be sold, no attention to be sold, no advertisers.

Well said Hopper.

Over-zealous forum police and the kowtowing to advertisers is making me seriously re-consider even logging into this forum again,

Lately, the mods have deleted a few posts (Such as relating to 'Ideots' when the truth was apperent to all,

As for the 'Advertisers', leaning on threads, Rest assured, the backlash from people such as myself means that I shall never click on your links again.

MEW, please re-consider your attitude.

* Danny M *

Edited By Danny M2Z on 26/08/2020 09:09:34

Edited By JasonB on 26/08/2020 09:10:04

Edited By Danny M2Z on 26/08/2020 09:13:26

Thread: Bows and arrows
26/08/2020 06:25:23

I was thinking about bows and arrows and as one does I wondered about the first person whom devised this wicked contraption that was refined over the centuries,

Somewhere in our ancient past a genius lurks. Name unknown but whomever it was that person who changed history.


* Danny M *

Thread: Super sopper
26/08/2020 04:53:16

I like the quote by Viv Richards to Greg Thomas **LINK**

Cricketing sledges are part of the game.

Thread: New Members
21/08/2020 11:06:48

Wow. I have noticed a lot of new members signing in recently!

Lockdown blues? Who Knows ?

It is great to see a lot of new members signing in after being consigned to their sheds and workshops.

Welcome to all the new members. So please enjoy this website where no question is too trivial.

We were all beginners once .

Thread: VP Day 75th anniversary
20/08/2020 09:23:54
Posted by David George 1 on 20/08/2020 09:09:38:

On Saturday night I had a surprise as halfway through the VJ celebration show my Dad's picture was projected on to the building on horse guards parade.s involved in a battle where he was one of 160 survivors from a battalion of 600 soldiers but they pushed the Japanese back for quite a long way. As they returned to base his picture was taken by an American war correspondent and was used on the cover of the official H M S O Burma campaign book.

John Austin George.


David, what a great photo, you must be very proud.

My uncle in law served in Gallipoli aged 15 and my father flew Wellingtons in WWII with a Polish RAF Squadron.

Lest we forget.

Thread: Who trains these ideots?
20/08/2020 07:36:35

30 years ago I was working in a defence establishment.

One of the office PC's had a dodgy 3.5" floppy drive, so a replacement was requested.

Young bloke (contract repair company) arrived and replaced the floppy drive but it did not work. The green light was on continuously.

Out of curiosity I asked the young bloke how much per hour was this repair costing the Defence Department and he replied $120. Then I asked him his hourly rate, it was $12 (Au).

So then I told him that the data connector ribbon cable was plugged in upside down, hence the green light.

He left with a red face after rectifying the problem, but I actually think that I taught him something about floppy disk drives.

Nowadays. 30 years later, $120 p/h is still a decent wage if you can get it.

* Danny M *

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 *

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