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Member postings for Blue Heeler

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Thread: Serious question, What is a Mini Lathe?
06/08/2019 03:48:16

Lathes are like penises, its not the size that counts, its the way you use them.

Thread: Barrier Cream
05/08/2019 08:46:30

Just a follow up.

I ordered some Gloves in Bottle from the UK and the delivery arrived a week ago. To say that I am impressed with this product would be an understatement.

Thank you very much for recommending this, fantastic stuff and my hands thank you!

Edited By Blue Heeler on 05/08/2019 08:48:11

Thread: Dehumidifier project
30/07/2019 07:12:39

Interesting project.

Thread: Armchair Engineering?
29/07/2019 23:16:16

Worn out? That's just broken in.

Thread: Acetone
28/07/2019 09:28:50

^ I've noticed the same.

28/07/2019 08:48:35

Not sure if this is a good or bad thing, but you can buy it in 4L containers in any hardware store in Australia.

Thread: Guess the Chemical?
28/07/2019 08:46:11

Not sure what Neil's is, but beware of Palmolive Shaving Foam !

Shaving Cream

Thread: PM Research Solar Engine #10 Peanut Rider + Empire Water Pump
26/07/2019 07:24:43

PM Research Solar Engine #10 The Peanut Rider running an Empire Water Pump



Edited By Blue Heeler on 26/07/2019 07:24:50

Thread: chinese hit and miss engine
26/07/2019 07:23:37
Posted by not done it yet on 26/07/2019 06:04:58:
Posted by Jeff Dayman on 25/07/2019 21:52:35:

I've seen a few Bang good hit and miss engines, the blue ones, from acquaintances. They ran really well for about 10 or 12 runs, then will not run.

On the ones I have seen the aluminum bores, not lined with steel and not chromed, wear out completely. I fitted a steel liner in one but it was prone to overheat afterward, and there was very little clearance around the head screws to fit it.

No idea whether they have changed the design along the way to add a steel or iron liner, but the early ones I saw were not designed with longevity in mind. Still makes a nice shelf model, running or not.

If they were any good they would likely not be for sale from that supplier. I reckon they only sell lines that are bought in cheap because the items are not first quality or are ‘surplus to requirements’ from manufacturing runs.

That's a totally incorrect statement.

Thread: ARC NCIH Part Off Blade
25/07/2019 04:06:21

Thanks for your input Ketan, much appreciated.

24/07/2019 01:58:37
Posted by Hollowpoint on 23/07/2019 18:21:39:

Why not just swap the tips? The ones in the link look an awful lot like gtn3 tips. These are readily available and if you are prepared to wait they can be had for as little as 60p a tip from China.

Worth a shot to buy and see, though I'm thinking that the Iscar would be a proprietary pattern.

After reading the problems that people have with parting off, I'm thinking of just staying with the Iscar holder and tips. Even though they are expensive, I've never had the slightest problem parting anything with the Sieg C6 lathe and the Iscar holder and tips, honestly its like using a hot knife through butter.

23/07/2019 08:11:55

Thanks Ketan & Jason for your replies.

For the last 7 years I've been using Iscar GFN 3J IC354 inserts in an Iscar holder -

Iscar GFN 3J IC354

Everything is great about them, except for the price (even though they do last for a long time, to buy a whole pack of 10 is $$$). They are around $18+ an insert and I was wanting to move away to something cheaper like the NCIH Part Off Blade.

Many thanks again for the replies, I will do some searching for those MEM articles.

Kind regards,


23/07/2019 05:21:19

Cheers Thor.

23/07/2019 04:01:27

ARC NCIH Part Off Blade

Does anyone use one of these?


Thread: PM Research Solar Engine #10 The Peanut Rider
23/07/2019 02:39:34

PM Research Solar Engine #10 The Peanut Rider driving a Jensen #100 Workshop

Edited By Blue Heeler on 23/07/2019 02:39:44

Thread: What lathes have you had?
23/07/2019 01:38:40

I've had a Sieg 9x20 and now a Sieg C6 10x22

This is just one factory and a couple of models, the factories producing all the makes and models in China can hardly keep up with production.

if it wasn't for these machines a lot of people wouldn't be enjoying using a lathe.

Thread: A little rant about Emojis and their kin
18/07/2019 00:27:27
Posted by blowlamp on 17/07/2019 23:35:25:
Posted by Dave Halford on 17/07/2019 18:52:33:
Posted by Blue Heeler on 17/07/2019 01:46:23:

And this have to smile -

well, at least they have people with facial hair and jaundice covered.

We're up to LGBTQQIAAP now, so expect to see a few more 'variants' of these 21st century emoji couples. devil

What about tattooed people? They must be feeling rightly discriminated against. I can't go anywhere and not see people proudly wearing ink. Sometimes if I have been a bit messy with the Dykem I feel a bit of the 'in' crowd.

Thread: Rounded Torx Screw Removal
17/07/2019 01:58:26

Cheers all, broke the insert and the screw came out easily with pliers

Thread: A little rant about Emojis and their kin
17/07/2019 01:55:43

And this one is financially discriminatory not all who need a wheelchair can afford an electrically operated one -

17/07/2019 01:46:23

At least the blind will never have to see this emoji

And this have to smile -

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