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Member postings for Harry Wilkes

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Thread: Web Hosting
18/11/2019 10:49:26

I maintain a website for my club link and I am considering changing my hosting company so for members out there with websites any suggestions ?


Thread: Workshop lighting
15/11/2019 18:08:15

Hi John

I just replaced the 'tubes' in mine two 5ft and a 4ft I very pleased with the result better light all around, i'm not that bother about them being cheaper to run so for easy I just went with the type were you just fit the LED lamps into the saame fitting and fit the starter that came with them.


Thread: Traction Talk Forum
14/11/2019 21:20:29

Thanks Alex will check it out


14/11/2019 14:24:16

Posted by Gray on 13/11/2019 22:38:03:

Hi Gray

Thanks for your reply and I guees I maybe should have asked the question diffrently, arriving at a website such as the BCLS website and find it's not secure how many stay and look around or just leave ?



security certificates and providing the 'https' layer is important where you are handling personal information, login details etc as it indicates that the website is protected by Secure Socket Layer/Transport Layer Security. Data sent between you and the website is encrypted so the information is private, and that the website is identified to be who it claims to be.

As your site has a membership element and requires login to access that, I suggest appropriate certification is relevant and important to your site and its membership.


13/11/2019 22:05:48

Not wishing to highjack MichaelR thread but could I ask how important are HTTPS websites to members ? The reason I ask is I maintain a website for my club Link and I,m asking myself is it work spending yet more of the members money on security certificates.


Thread: Indoor R/C Flight & a whole lot more
09/11/2019 21:17:38

Thanks for the entertaining video Jason


Thread: injectors
05/11/2019 14:30:48

Garry if you do fit a water shut off valve make sure the bore of the valve doesn't restrict the water flow


Thread: Cast iron welding electrodes
29/10/2019 14:09:06

I needed to do a quick repair many years ago on the oil tank on a Ellison starter as I remebr I vee'd the joint preheated both tank and rods. The weld looked really c*ap but the tank did not leak and although I purchased a replacment tank I never fitted it.


23/10/2019 12:16:54

Personally I think it will evntually lead to a show in the south and one in the north ! And for anyone who missed this years show photos here link


19/10/2019 21:09:37

Have been today like the last few years the show as gotten smaller but still had a good day, didn't buy anything other than coffee.


17/10/2019 21:13:43

Thanks for posting the pic's Jason looking forwards to seeing some of them first hand ar the weekend wink


Thread: Surface Mount Switch
16/10/2019 11:54:17

I fitted a NVR on the side of my drill as shown in photo, the on/off was on the side of the drill and difficult for me to use so I purchased on off ebay popped it in a box and extended the wires .



Thread: What grade
15/10/2019 16:07:10

Thanks for all the answers, I don't mind a quickly with the Brasso but the copper colored spots on the present one do annoyed me wink


14/10/2019 14:36:37

Thanks for suggestion but I don't think it would be suitable, correct me if I,m mistaken


14/10/2019 10:28:14

I've noted on many occasion the wheel hub caps on my 3" Burrell tarnish easily and have copper spots appear on them so I'm thinking that over the winter I may make some new ones, so what's the best grade of brass to use to get a good finish and polish ?


Thread: Morning from the Midlands
11/10/2019 16:26:31

Welcome to the forum from a 'west midlander'


Thread: I am a metal sculptor and happy to be here!
08/10/2019 15:24:57

Hi Patrice

Welcome to the forum don't worry about your 'English' I live in the black country and I'm often asked to talk English wink very much like your work the dog and humming bird stand out for me !


Thread: QCTP
28/09/2019 18:08:11

Nice job


Thread: ML7
28/09/2019 13:47:58

Hi John

I do all my milling on my S7 as I don't have a miller, I use a standard vertical slide also the type with the double swivel. If I have a lot of milling to do I use a collet to hole the cutter but for the quick one off I have been known to hold cutter in the chuck. I only do small parts so for me the biggest draw back is setup time .


Thread: Hello from Canada!
28/09/2019 10:23:56

Welcome to the forum Gary


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