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: Jobs we had as kids|
Between leaving school and starting my apprenticeship, I spent the summer grading and packing eggs at a poultry farm. It took 10 years for me to be able to face eating another egg after that...
|Thread: Hermes Parcels|
Interesting, last year I purchased a 4lb hedgelaying axe. It was shipped via Hermes. The way the seller packed it left absolutely no doubt as to the contents and it was delivered fine. Our local Hermes agent (who is excellent btw) even commented that it was an axe.
|Thread: Is there any tips for sawing aluminium|
I feel your pain, I went through the same with a 3 x 1 1/2 section and purchased a bandsaw for the next time!
Edited By Stuart Bridger on 04/09/2020 16:24:23
|Thread: Stainless steel|
After getting completely fed-up with endlessly buying HP ink cartridges at no small cost, I moved to an Epson Ecotank based printer. Still using the original bottles of ink a year later with plenty still available
|Thread: Coping with voltage spikes|
At the risk of thread drift, I couldn't resist commenting on "never go out in the dark ". Many years ago not long after moving into our village, we tried to book the local village taxi to take us to a pub in the next village for a meal.. The answer was "I can take you, will you be wanting to come back", "errr, yes" was my reply. "Sorry I don't go out after dark" was the answer...
|Thread: Who trains these ideots?|
Sadly all of us of a certain age can recall similar tales.
Edited By Stuart Bridger on 19/08/2020 15:18:28
Sounds like plumber is his job description, not boiler service technician or whatever they are called.
|Thread: Camlock chuck|
There should be three markings on the spindle nose for each fastening " |" at 12 O' Clock and "V" at 3 and 6 O'Clock. The line on the locking clamp should be between the two "V" for locked. Turn anti clockwise to the "|" to release.That's how Colchester did it on the chipmaster, others may vary the markings, but the principle will be the same.
Edited By Stuart Bridger on 14/08/2020 15:42:41
|Thread: By Crook or by Fluke|
Still have my trusty Fluke 77 DMM from the mid '80s
|Thread: Old School Projects|
|Thread: The making of Steel Balls|
Norm, you are thinking of lead shot manufacturing which was traditionally done in a shot tower
|Thread: Colchester chipmaster variant|
To be fair on the OP, it could be a victim of the dreaded autocorrect
Sean, I have some manual copies. No experience of maintenance though. I will message you with contact details
|Thread: New Lathe - poor suface finish on my results|
Jeff beat me to the answer!
Edited By Stuart Bridger on 31/07/2020 13:45:34
M10 bolts are a swine to machine, particularly 8.8 grade. Even on an ex industrial machine, it is very hard to get a decent finish.
|Thread: DRO installation - a salutary lesson|
There have been other posts on this subject recently that have highlighted potential earthing issues with the machines, that has resulted in earthing currents flowing through the DRO cables. This is a potential safety issue that needs to be addressed ASAP.
|Thread: Droop & Rein Information ?|
40 years ago, this September I started at the Apprentice Training School at BAe Weybridge. £30 a week.
|Thread: Death of a PSU|
Switched Mode Power Supplies are a technology that in theory are very simple, but in practice very tricky to get right. By right I mean stable and reliable. Much improved over the years as many devices have been by introduction of integrated control ICs. When I was a lad, most were controlled by discrete components and would go bang very frequently and often for no apparent reason. I used to work on early CAD terminals, which had a PSU where its main switching device device would fail short cicuit often. We had a big stock of replacements. TIPL755A, I can still remember the number after 35 years....
|Thread: Quality small metric spanners|
The Pro range from RS Components are good at a sensible price
|Thread: Death of a PSU|
I'm with Robert on this one SMPSU's aren't easy to troubleshoot and repair.
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