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Member postings for Harry Wilkes

Here is a list of all the postings Harry Wilkes has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Hello evrybody
24/05/2022 18:47:20

Welcome to the forum


Thread: Removing a retaining washer
22/05/2022 16:12:34

Maybe not possible but Ive removed similar by twisting and pulling the washer


Thread: What are SILVER STREAK Wedges?
22/05/2022 16:08:07
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 22/05/2022 10:24:59:

When I saw the thread title … I presumed they were a rather kitsch item of footwear


Michael life would be dull without your quirky input wink


Thread: Just A New Somebody
22/05/2022 16:02:22

Nice place Kris welcome to t eh forum from the West Mids


Thread: How I am wasting time
06/05/2022 16:08:24
Posted by mark costello 1 on 05/05/2022 19:42:01:

I bet Your furnacws were not tapped like Ours was. A rolled cardboard 3-4" round had a ceramic blunt arrow head on the end. Wires came out the back, the tube had 1/4 (or so) stick of dynamite inside. The second helper dropped the tube in the drain chute stepped in back of a sheet metal tin wll and hooked up the wires quickly and the charge went off with a loud boom. When I first asked what happened Someone said to look out on the other side of the pit (it was dark) and there was a sheet tin wall all beat up looking. They said that was where the card board tubes hit to stop them. It was 300-400 feet away.

I'd bet the man in charge was Richard Head


Thread: UK DRIVING LICENCE [ 2022 issue ]
06/05/2022 16:03:44
Posted by michael cole on 28/04/2022 13:54:14:

Hi Bob, I work in a agenty like the DLVA. Two things to speed up the process. Make a formal conplaint and do not accept NO push it all the way to the man/woman at the top and write to your MP. These are the two ways to jump the que.

Good advice had to do the same thing myself due to the way they handled my number plate being cloned


Thread: How I am wasting time
04/05/2022 22:12:50
Posted by mark costello 1 on 04/05/2022 17:14:46:

Spent 9 months working at a big Steel works, open hearth furnaces, 12 of them. The 13th one was in another county and not fired up because of the additional taxes. 300 tons capacity each I believe. Fed with 50 ton ladles and scrap. Most impressive for a 18 year old out of school. Closed down and I moved. Would I go back? I could not get there fast enough. Loved it, everything else has been boring.

Would I go back? I could not get there fast enough. Loved it, everything else has been boring. fully understand where your coming from, although i worked in all departments 'Elizabeth' was something else


04/05/2022 16:28:22
Posted by Samsaranda on 03/05/2022 10:51:16:

Went on a visit to Port Talbot Steelworks in Wales in the early 60’s, it was mind blowing when we were in the area where they were discharging the steel, molten metal and sparks flying everywhere and the noise was horrendous. Certainly glad that I didn’t have to work there, great respect for those that did. Dave W

Dave been there got the tea shirt worked at Bilston steelworks if the melting shop impressed you shame you couldn't have seen a blast furnace tapping out much the same but with thick yellow sulfur laden fumes


Thread: newbie to M.E.
04/05/2022 16:10:59

Welcome to the forum Andrew


Thread: making spindle bearings
03/05/2022 15:56:52

Nice work


Thread: Modded 1" Minnie Progress
01/05/2022 16:08:18

nice job


Thread: Swap Lamp videos.
30/04/2022 14:24:07

" link "


Thread: New to Model Engineer
27/04/2022 15:50:35

Welcome to the forum


Thread: Hello All
26/04/2022 14:42:09

Welcome to the forum


Thread: Drilling holes in thin material
23/04/2022 16:00:26

Good link Rob smiley


Thread: QR codes
22/04/2022 18:02:02

Duncan you posted this just at the right time for me thanks


Thread: Hello from New Zealand
17/04/2022 13:29:53

Welcome to the forum


Thread: Hero Arm
15/04/2022 21:27:41

Michael watched it myself very interesting


Thread: Incoming Scottish Yank!
13/04/2022 17:54:07

Welcome to the forum


Thread: Hello from Gloucestershire
12/04/2022 20:54:23

Welcome to the forum


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