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Member postings for Harry Wilkes

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Thread: Aging fingers
24/08/2021 15:49:30
Posted by JA on 24/08/2021 11:35:01:

The carpal tunnel problem in my right hand which I have had for years is worsening and I have been refered for an operation. Essentially the noise from the trapped nerve destroys the sense of touch in the first two fingers and thumb. The short term steriod inject was just very painful. I am now dropping things like china plates. As for working in the workshop lots of valueless items are allowed to remain on the floor until they are swept up.

I like the above analysis. Painkillers do nothing to cure the problems. I avoid them. Friends have had acupuncture with success and I am sure good palliativesexist in nature. I know all about free radicals, general they are found in junk articles selling pills etc and in flames. If you really want free radicals buy a box of matches.


JA had the op on my left hand it cured the tingling but left woth out any feeling in fingers and still wear support due to arthritis, now have CT in right hand no tingling just numb fingers so leaving it a that for the moment and to make up for this I use long nose pliers and tweezers a lot


Thread: Amazing Engineering Video
21/08/2021 14:31:21

thank for the link yes


Thread: hi new here from ely
17/08/2021 17:38:32

Welcome to the forum


Thread: Hello from Winnipeg, Canada
15/08/2021 21:04:43

Welcome to the forum


Thread: Filling the boiler
15/08/2021 14:47:27

On my 3" T.E I have done what's been suggested a tee in the pump outlet line and I then use a redundant garden fountain pump.


Thread: Getting Myford oiled up
09/08/2021 18:00:14

Brian I have a Wanner oil gun that came with my S7 and it as a different end which does fit over the nipples


Thread: Leveling machines
27/07/2021 16:50:56

If you need a lighter moment, need cheering up have a look at this link or link wink


Thread: Royal Mail Tracking Numbers!
23/07/2021 15:55:42
Posted by JasonB on 23/07/2021 13:16:28:

Probably all the staff have been pinged

smiley or they cutting back to save for all the compensation there are going to payout wink


Thread: New Chuck won’t screw on
21/07/2021 21:07:21
Posted by Maurice Taylor on 21/07/2021 19:40:29:

Hi ,I had the same problem with a backplate for an ML7, I bought a tap ,tapped the hole and backplate went on ok by hand


Snap that's what I did with the one's for my S7


21/07/2021 17:18:20

Hi Richard firstly may I say I've purchased two back plates from different companies and neither have screwed on my S7, what would help members to advise you would be a photo if possible and in the meantime make sure the thread on your ML7 is clean and undamaged also would you like to tell us the company who supplied your chuck.


Thread: Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition 2021
19/07/2021 15:27:12

Shame but can understand the reasoning crying


Thread: Making a miniature electric bell
15/07/2021 15:46:05

Hi Brian

I have a link to said book link if there is anything of interest you could all's screen grab and print off


Edited By Harry Wilkes on 15/07/2021 15:46:51

Thread: Hi Everyone
13/07/2021 17:34:51

Welcome to the forum


Thread: Upvc front door
11/07/2021 14:51:33

I had no such problem my lock mechanism was badly worn so I took it along still attached to the locking strip to my local window/doors shop I was told it was all obsolete but off the guys went and came back with a lock complete with locking strip and said I would need to move the fixed catches slightly which I did job done and didn't break the bank


Thread: Gamage's Steam Engine
30/06/2021 20:51:34

It will be an interesting build to watch keep the photos coming please Jason


Thread: A bit more upcycling.
12/06/2021 21:05:16

Just brill


Thread: Into the darkness
09/06/2021 15:25:29

Sales of halogen lightbulbs are to be banned in the UK from September, with fluorescent lights to follow, under government climate change plans.

Better start getting a stock of candel's


Thread: German Tec
08/06/2021 19:05:44

Was in hospital yesterday for a transperineal biopsy the surgeon came to the waiting area and said there was unfortunately going to be a two hour delay however he did say why later I asked the theater sister what the problem was she told me that a piece of equipment had been sent to Germany for a service and had been returned with a part missing so they had to send to Nuneaton for the part "Vorsprung durch Technik" or what !!!


04/06/2021 20:51:23
Posted by Graham Titman on 04/06/2021 19:15:40:

Hope you had a happy birthday Bill

I'll second that


04/06/2021 16:31:51

Thanks everyone for your replies placed order mid day not long recieved email to say my order been dispatched yes


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