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Member postings for Harry Wilkes

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Thread: My version of Potty Mill engine
11/04/2021 21:06:12


Thread: Recommended suppliers and services
07/04/2021 16:04:28
Posted by Bernard Wright on 07/04/2021 15:17:16:

Harry W, I've used RDG for several purchases, in general they are quite good, BUT I purchased a 'Precision' Universal Vice from them, due to an illness at the time didn't use it, over a year later I tried to put it into use, only to find it was so badly machined, with the base at least 0.050" out of flatness with its mating surface.

I contacted RDG and spoke to their boss whom pointed out it was over a year since purchase and wouldn't do anything about it, other give me a pair of magnifier goggles in recompense, not very impressed so say the least.

I duly re-machined all surfaces and lined up the degree dials, replaced the the very poor bolting arrangement.

In the end re-purposed the swivel base for the Universal Workhead on my Clarkson, that is now truly 'Universal'.

Moan over, I can recommend 'Zoro Tools UK' , free P&P over £20 with some very good deals, they are the discount arm of 'Cromwell Tools'.

Also can recommend Cutwel, had two pleasurable trips to Cleckheaton, ordered ER50 Collets at an exceedingly good price a couple of hours earlier, they were in a bag in their Goods out office on arrival, brilliant.

Edited By Bernard Wright on 07/04/2021 15:18:00

Edited By Bernard Wright on 07/04/2021 15:24:27


I do not have an issue with RDG but when Myford blocked me on ebay they also blocked me from purchasing from RDG as they are one of the same. And to be frank if Myford (ebay) had responded to my problem I wouldn't have had to loge a complaint with Ebay which they upheld and I recieved a full refund Myford would not even respond as to what they wanted done with the defective part ! The other thing that annoyed me was that Ebay would not force them to unblock me I wonder why

07/04/2021 14:53:26
Posted by V8Eng on 07/04/2021 08:34:10:

Chronos, Arceurotrade, RDG and Myford have given really good service to me during lockdown.

I have to give a mention to RS and their brilliant ongoing high level of service (order by 20.30 and it turns up next day). They are not specialist ME suppliers but a look at their cat will show lots of stuff for our hobby.

I have no connection to any any of these companies just a satisfied customer.

Edited By V8Eng on 07/04/2021 08:35:30

Myford and RDG are spiteful as such I cannot recommend them, I gave them negative feedback due to an ebay purchase as they didn't not respond to my complaint so they blocked me from further purchases no way for a reputable company to behave


Thread: Multi-dimensioned Drawings
06/04/2021 21:13:26
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 01/04/2021 13:26:06:

If you happen to have an iOS device ...

This is brilliant : **LINK**


Thanks MichaelG for the link although I OK with fractions I am these days lazy wink


Thread: Hi From Kent
06/04/2021 15:12:34

Welcome to the forum


Thread: Are we being listened to on the phone
05/04/2021 21:06:36
Posted by Rex Hanman on 05/04/2021 17:38:41:

I have no interest in gardening, I just cut the grass. My partner however does a wonderful job with flower tubs and hanging baskets. I have never looked at anything garden related on Youtube.

Today she was having a discussion on the telephone about re using the soil in her tubs.

In less than an hour I went on Youtube and "recommended for me" was a video entitled "Should I re use the soil in my tubs?"

Other gardening related videos then appeared.

It does make you wonder!!!

Maybe it's not your phone that's listening maybe it's the TV


Thread: Little nuts.......big fingers.
28/03/2021 18:20:15

Have had the same problem and along with using Rik's suggestion I also have 3 different type of forceps and a couple pairs of spring loaded tweezers


Thread: New member, N. Gloucestershire.
27/03/2021 21:17:12

Welcome to tthe forum


Thread: 2 Inch Ransomes
27/03/2021 17:10:24

Nice work


Thread: Are we being listened to on the phone
27/03/2021 17:07:07
Posted by Howi on 27/03/2021 09:53:12:

I am NOT paranoid, I just know someone is watching me.

just remember everything has a price, including freedom.

If you have nothing to fear, why worry.

Modern technology is wonderful, but comes at a price, if you think that price is too high, don't use the technology.

If it bothers you that much, become a hermit, remove yourself from modern society and see how long you last.

Come on chaps, lets have a smile, the world is NOT that bad.

Totally agree, some years back I wrote to a national newspaper criticising the then Prime Minister a couple of weeks later there was a knock on the door and a guy said come to change your electricity meter why I asked I not reported a problem got to be changed due to it's age ! Strange my meter why the only one changed in my cul-de-sac and all the other 13 houses were all built at the same time frown


Thread: Annoying phone calls
25/03/2021 18:11:48

Not much will change until the law is changed at the moment as I understand you need to 'contract' out from selling calls the law should be changed to you need to 'contract' in will it happen no to much money at stake for telecom companies


Thread: Hi from Hampshire U.K
25/03/2021 15:19:27

Welcome to the forum


Thread: Covid 19
23/03/2021 20:53:02

3 day's don't you mean 365 wink


Thread: Help with lathe motor capacitor
21/03/2021 14:42:25

Mark see is there's any info here link


Thread: That little elf under the workbench again
20/03/2021 18:13:52

I have a small workshop so the gremlins have a field day but I fight back if I do not need the part or have a spare say with nut's and washers i leave it so the gremlins get bored and it lost part come to light


Thread: The Secret Science of Sewage
19/03/2021 14:22:18

Just goes to show what sh*t you'll watch when on lockdown smiley sorry just couldn't resist it


Thread: Modded 1" Minnie Progress
18/03/2021 18:00:43



Thread: Pictures in posts and font sizes.
18/03/2021 15:06:43

I'm a Linux user and I just change the zoom size of the web page I'm viewing and currently use 130% this is the easy way. I have yet to find a linux photo editor I like so I either use smart phone to edit image or turn on my trusty windows pc and use PSP.


Thread: 12V Motor for a Top Slide Drilling Attachment
18/03/2021 09:44:09

mine want to check out Steve Jorden's YT channel he plays around with this type of stuff quite a lot


Thread: Eccentric Engineering T-blade parting tool: A+
17/03/2021 14:17:21

+1 for the Eccentric Engineering parting blade I struggled with parting off on my Myford S7 until I started to use a rear tool post and then with the addition of the EE blade I have never had any probs


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