Here is a list of all the postings Cabinet Enforcer has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Equity release!|
I'm afraid I have no constructive input, but when I saw the title I was expecting a thread on selling a shaper
|Thread: Upgrading to fibre optic broadband|
Robin, I notice no-one has directly answered your questions and most have just started moaning, seems standard on here at the moment, must be the heat.
If you get 20Mb/s on ADSL, then assuming openreach can connect you to FTTC you should get more, either near 40 or near 80 depending on how much you pay.
You can find out directly what you will get from this bt page:**LINK**
If you are talktalk you may need to use the address check version linked to on that page.
It's not a guarantee, as sometimes you can be connected to a different box, but it gives a good idea.
ETA, I had to go to FTTC just to get up to 20, you lucky blighter.
Edited By Cabinet Enforcer on 31/07/2019 17:08:12
|Thread: Engineers blue alternatives|
I think you probably should have started a new thread Doug...
Try looking for the term "brayer" as that's the proper name for an ink roller, as the "ink" is quite thick and the surfaces hard, you will need a pretty firm roller to ensure an even spread.
|Thread: Chinese tacho - beware|
Just to keep the thread vaguely on track, I have cheap tacho units on my lathe and mill, they take a second or two to settle, they could certainly be more responsive.
They have not been slow enough to motivate me into picking up the Sharpie and marking out 250rpm intervals around the knob, which would be sufficient I would think?
All available in your local branch of Currys, under their own brand name.
Xiaomi is now the biggest smartphone brand in India, and 4th biggest worldwide, Oppo another Chinese brand you probably don't know is 5th biggest worldwide. You might not have noticed but plenty of people have.
Add Pirelli to that list. Xiaomi are not yet that big in western retail, it won't be long before they are though. Haier sell some own brand stuff, but also own brands including sanyo and candy. Hisense were one of the main world cup sponsors and sell TVs worldwide.
|Thread: Chernobyl TV Series|
Just shows how little attention is paid to your average hill farmer I suppose. Not that long since the last restrictions were lifted:
|Thread: The Chocolate Fireguard as designed by Mercedes Benz|
It's a driving aid, if you think it doesn't help you, turn it off or ignore it.
These systems are clearly being put in to test viability in the real world, and for now will err strongly on the side of caution where they can, so of course it isn't going to keep telling you something when it has had no recent inputs
|Thread: Pendent control box for a VFD|
I used chint actuators and contactors on my vfd install, though for some reason they are currently astronomically priced on eBay, other suppliers on Google look more normal.
About 4gbp per button or so, they have a nice heft to them, and I liked how I could have a guard ring on the start button, but not on the stop control, small details like that adds a nice polish I think.
|Thread: What makes your bristle?|
Bill, assuming this is consistent between brush head changes, then it will be temperature and humidity difference. On one brush the residual paste is drying out on the head and shank, to be washed off at next use, on the other it is running all the way down and collecting in the gap before it dries out.
The unpleasant smell bothers me, and I have clearly spent too much time thinking about it 😁
|Thread: Machinery Directive and CE marking|
V8Eng, what makes you think they aren't already here watching us?
Anyway, I imagine the statistics for injuries would plonk model engineering into DIY injuries:
There's a big long list of things to be banned before they find us😂
Robert, if your new all singing all dancing CNC clipboard jiggler brings down an overflying 737, then rest assured the lack of a suitable technical file will be the very least of your problems.
Sigh. Your two posts argue different points, hence you are more interested in argument than answers.
You say you won't ask the only people who could give you a definitive answer, so I conclude you don't really want one.
You say you have your own opinion on this, I don't think discussion here is going to change it.
The only point of your posting is therefore obviously to stir up sentiment re EU legislation, despite the protestations in your first post.
Robert, your last post hangs your very tedious clipboard on a different set of goalposts to your first one, as well as being wrong again; are you just deliberately trying to have an argument?
If you have a genuine concern, why have you not contacted the relevant enforcing authority and sought their opinion?
Try looking at the enactment into UK law of these directives, eg PUWER.
Your many questions are largely moot, CE marking is mainly about common safety standards for the purposes of free trade, not the regulation of hobbyists.
|Thread: Making a torch|
CPF used to be the best (only?) place for flashaholics but if your interest is in making your own within reasonable constraints, then http://budgetlightforum.com is probably the most useful now.
Some of the blf designed Chinese made torches are fantastic value, but if you have an old d cell maglite lying around then a proper led conversion is a nice little project.
|Thread: New Lathe Tooling|
|Terry, welcome to the 280/290 club, I find it is a useful size for real world stuff, and the ability to knock up custom bearing drifts and pullers is a massive boon for maintenance work on full sussers with their myriad bearing types and sizes.|
My 280 has even managed to recreate some busted hope ti hub flanges with the help of a rotary table.
The 280/290 has very little room on the topside to fit in larger toolposts and tools, I remade one of the rotating clamp parts between cross and top slide to fit a T1 sized Dickson qctp, and 16mm tooling. Otherwise I think 12mm may be the limit.
As for supplies of stock you are in luck, even for small bits postage becomes the overriding cost, so local is almost always cheaper. Jenkins steel, in Cramlington are an eBay steel seller, often selling off cuts from their engineering side, I have bought from them a few times now, and they seem a good bunch.
|Thread: Aldi Charger - Confidence Dented|
|I have killed two, I am no electronics genius and the problems were more deep seated than an obvious dry joint, though one was repaired for a while due to the aforementioned switch failure, but something else went a few months later.|
The 5A ctek I got to replace them is much better, doesn't balk at very flat batteries either.
IMO the clones cannot hack being used as permanently attached trickle chargers, otherwise the cost/utility is still hard to beat.
|Thread: Teaching a 17 year old how to use a lathe|
Write up the really basic safety rules, and stick them on the wall behind the lathe.
Get him to research the processes himself on youtube, you want to teach him enough so he can teach himself, there's no point in having you do all the work in the learning process.
Edited By Cabinet Enforcer on 30/06/2018 09:03:53
|Thread: Aerospece grade aluminium tubing|
There is no significant difference in youngs modulus between the various aluminium grades, so any old tat will do.
If it isn't stiff enough, change material, or change the dimensions, a diameter increase being the most effective.
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