Here is a list of all the postings Stuart Bridger has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: There may be a delay in some deliveries ...|
This is a bit of fun, an web page that allows you to superimpose the ship anywhere on a world map to get the sheer scale **LINK**
|Thread: Rubbish Milling Finish in Aluminium|
Tracy Tools have a good range of threaded shank milling cutters
|Thread: New car - or is it a wheeled computer?|
I am in 100% agreement with everything being said.
|Thread: Finish for wooden base|
I would also recommend a gunstock oil finish. I am a fan of CCL products.
|Thread: Would this improve the quality of signal to a CNC machine?|
I will put my hands up and admit that I am a hi-fi fan. My investment in Hi-Fi way exceeds the value of my workshop.
That said the digital part of the system uses standard Ethernet patch leads costing a few pounds. The argument used for the esoteric USB and network cables is reducing the noise transmission from the digital to analogue domain rather than the quality of the signal itself. I don't buy it and I agree that there is a lot of snake oil in the industry. None of purchases have been made without auditioning first.
The comments about made about no difference between bell wire and a quality speaker cable clearly come from those who have never heard the latter. I will happily admit to spending £40/m on cables and it was the best investment I made, with a dramatic improvement.
I have had friends round (before lockdown) who like music but don't have a quality playback system and they have been blown away by the sound quality.
|Thread: Two or three axis DRO|
I started with a 2 axis console and X and Y scales on my Warco VMC. I did miss the ability to set depth. When the console failed I replaced it with a 3 axis unit. Eventually i fitted the z scale on the knee. This made a lot of difference. Ideally I I would like to put a scale on the quill with a summing unit to complete the setup.
|Thread: Digital Callipers - again|
Mitutoyo all the way. I started out with a couple of cheap no-name calipers.
|Thread: New mill vice which one|
I have had the Vertex VA4 for a number of years and rate it like all the Vertex kit I have.
|Thread: Confused ....Advice needed rotary table vs dividing head|
Good overview here Link
|Thread: Under size rod for bearings|
Maybe you are over thinking this. Just make the bearings a good fit on the shaft leave a bit of play in the bearing seats. Install the crankshaft and just nip up the bearings with a good running fit.
|Thread: The Workshop Progress Thread 2021|
|Thread: Airbrushing Humbrol and Enamels|
I have done a bit of airbrushing with Humbrol and use their genuine thinners. Seems short sighted to risk the finish of your model for the small cost of the correct product.
|Thread: Shipping delays and costs|
Friend of mine in the shipping business has just made the following comments on the China container situation.
"We are estimating sometime between June and August for things to settle down..
|Thread: Running a 3phase at home|
Summarising posts above, you have three options
1) get true three phase installed by your utility company
FWIW I went for option 3 with my Colchester Chipmaster, and got great help from Inverter Drive Supermarket in specifying exactly what was needed. They have a useful "how to" page Link
|Thread: Coronavirus death stats|
Best thing is not to look at the death figures they can always and are being argued over. Cumulative figures are only of interest to journalists.
|Thread: Manual threading on the lathe - problems|
I don't recall having any issues with my 10V piston rod.
|Thread: The Repair Shop is getting to me...|
The trouble with any TV documentary style programme is that it will never been enough for those with in-depth knowledge of the subject. But then why are experts watching something they already know about? It is interesting to see which skills are focused on and which are glossed over though. Suzie Fletcher's saddlery skills seem to get a lot of attention. Perhaps the producers joust don't think machining is photogenic enough. Likewise we see more of cleaning of clock components than reassembly. If it inspires any to take up a craft that is good for me.
|Thread: Where do the parcels go ?|
Some 20+ years ago, I was involved in supplying a new computer system to a parcels company who shall be nameless. The servers had to be shipped to each parcel depot and quite understandably they wanted to use their own network for the delivery. Their IT department insisted that we used a special service designed for tracking specific hazardous materials rather than the standard service to ensure the kit got delivered. We were somewhat bemused by this.
|Thread: The Repair Shop is getting to me...|
I enjoy it. There are some fantastic skills on show. I wish that they would state how many hours work went into each project though. Also if it encourages more repair rather than scrap and replace, that must be good.
|Thread: Milton Keynes Metals?|
ISO 10 slideway oil?? That sounds very low viscosity for the task?
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