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Thread: Why does the micrometer have a second knurled segment
05/09/2019 22:13:53

The second knurled grip is designed to afford the user better purchase when using the micrometer as a hammer during squaring operations and such like.

Thread: Frustration
02/09/2019 12:05:06

Well that’s one less you have to make.......

Thread: Is the price of this model boat at all realistic
01/09/2019 17:10:10

If it sells then its decides what things are worth, not sellers.

Thread: Dumb question from a none driver
31/08/2019 00:45:06
Posted by mark smith 20 on 31/08/2019 00:39:53:

Well thats whats confusing me. How do i prove im the owner if needed?

My son has insured it and taxed it today..

Edited By mark smith 20 on 31/08/2019 00:40:12

Did you get a receipt in your name when you bought it ? If so that’s your proof. No one will ever ask for proof unless there is a dispute over ownership between you and your son. And yes the seller should have filled in the existing V5c with your sons details (if he was to become registerd keeper), and sent of to DVLA Your son will receive a new V5c in his name in due course. 


Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 31/08/2019 00:48:59

31/08/2019 00:38:24
Posted by mark smith 20 on 31/08/2019 00:32:38:

Alan, why have you repeated my post?


Ipad and fat fingers........sorted now

31/08/2019 00:30:13
No such thing as a Registered Owner.
Although Registered Keeper doesn’t mean said person is the owner of the vehicle. bet
The owner is generally the person who paid for the car, which could also be the registered keeper bet.


Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 31/08/2019 00:37:32

Thread: Ultrasonic toothbrushes
26/08/2019 09:21:16

We feed our dogs on Raw, perfect pearly whites due to The bone content, plus a host of other benifits.

Thread: be careful out there people!
26/08/2019 08:39:03

A friends son has recently been electrocuted at work, cardiac arrest at the scene but fortunately revived by a quick thinking colleague. Entry wound to his chin and a massive exit wound to the back of the head........nasty stuff electrickery, play safe boys yes

Thread: Borrowing
18/08/2019 11:38:06

I loaned a mate my work SDS hammer drill, told him explicitly that i needed it for a job on the coming Thursday, He didn’t bring it back, and wasn’t answering my calls, so i went and bought a new one.

When he did return it the week after, seemed a bit miffed when i explained i didn’t want it back but expected him to buy it, for what it had cost me to replace.

We are still friends, but he never asks to borrow anything these days.

Thread: Home built trailer
14/08/2019 18:43:52
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 14/08/2019 16:28:54:

Please don't encourage people to do that.

Acting in ignorance is one thing, if you kill someone when your trailer fails and it has a fake year plate you'll be done for a lot more than fraud.

The IVA check is actually FREE if carried out at a suitable place, and if you use the supplier who sold you the bits you used to make it the worst risk is discovering a fault.


Take your point, however its a fairly unlikely scenario, and considering the amount of old nails been towed around the country made from old car axles and bits of driftwood, that were built prior to the test becoming mandatory it all seems a bit daft. Test is £70 btw, or was last time i looked, and test centres are few and far between, with long lead times.

13/08/2019 22:37:29

It’s like a lot of things, technically you need to comply, but who actually checks...... unless you were unlucky enough to get a tug from Vosa or had a serious accident, no one will check. There was talk of trailers having to have an MOT but it’s not materialised. Just buy a plate off ebay and stamp the date as 2011 Job done.

Posted by Plasma on 13/08/2019 22:10:29:

Hi Martin.

Thanks for that enquiry, ts good to have your friends input.

I will wade through the guidance documents to sort the wheat from the chaff.

I will check before I commit to buying the parts and starting to build anything.

Regards plasma

Thread: Is your spindle bore large enough?
10/08/2019 14:26:53

Is Your Spindle bore large enough ?

Of course not, they never are cheeky

Thread: Safety Glasses
09/08/2019 20:37:41

I’m with you Nick, hot chips always seem to get me in the neck, so a full face shield makes more sense.

Posted by Nick Clarke 3 on 09/08/2019 15:34:01:

As a varifocal wearer I find it easier and also cheaper to wear a full face shield when necessary. While safety glasses will protect your eyes, in my experience their lenses (or a face shield) can still be marked by a flying object - but the face shield is far cheaper to replace.

I look like Dan Dare from the Eagle in my face shield - so that may be either a disadvantage or selling point, depending upon your age.

Thread: Home built trailer
05/08/2019 23:02:28

Blank data plates are available on stamp them with the correct axle weights and the year of manufacture, but of course the 9 is missing from your stamp set, so you use a 0 instead wink

Thread: Recent threads
14/07/2019 10:34:03

It’s the internet Martin.......par for the course im afraid.

And are you aware how disrepectful it is to start a post with ‘Gentleman’ this implies all forum members are a specific gender, this could upset any members of other genders, or those who identify themselves as non gender specific, or as members of the opposite gender, or indeed some Myford owners, who identify themselves as a superior gender smile p

Posted by martin perman on 14/07/2019 10:12:39:


I enjoy reading the various topics that crop up on this forum and learn a lot but recently there seem to be a lot of one upmanship, using acronym's that are difficult to decipher and even swearing, putting people down when they have made an opinion and arguing over sometimes silly points. Why cant we all get along and respect each others views or opinions without reducing it to written abuse.

Martin P

Edited By martin perman on 14/07/2019 10:14:25

Thread: Osborn UK
13/07/2019 21:10:34

Osborn mushet steels, made/make drills etc, based in Sheffield UK


Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 13/07/2019 21:11:56

Thread: Lack of Quill on Milling Machine
08/07/2019 23:11:36

More than one way to skin a cat.......which backs up my statement that a quill is NOT just for drilling wink 2

Posted by not done it yet on 08/07/2019 07:07:37:

Posted by Alan Waddington 2 on 08/07/2019 00:23:39:

To those stating the quill is only for drilling, i would counter it also comes in very handy when boring, especially when power feed is employed.

And how do you think I bore on my mill with knee, but with no quill? Power feed to the knee is just as possible as fitting to the quill. I might even suggest that a powered knee is far more beneficial than powering the quill!

08/07/2019 00:23:39

To those stating the quill is only for drilling, i would counter it also comes in very handy when boring, especially when power feed is employed.

Thread: In need of a steel ring 132mm dia
07/07/2019 09:45:20

Rather than rolling some flat it might be easier to cut off a section of tube, somewhere like metalsupermarket might be able to help. Or ask at your local pipe fitting stockist, they usually hold stock up to 6” dia, you might find a straight coupler that fits the bill, 5” schedule 40 is around the size you need, wall will be around 6mm

Thread: Metal Bandsaw - Chester H80 or Warco CY90
18/06/2019 11:15:07

Have had a few bandsaws over the years including a large industrial Startrite,

All of the hobby ones ive owned, Clarke, Axminster and one i cant remember, have been to put it politely, ‘Somewhat Frustrating and inconsistent’ in operation, with plenty of fettling to be done from new.

Recently bought a Femi, and can’t recommend highly enough, A quality piece of kit, just does what it should, straight out of the box, work perfectly every time, with no faff whatsoever.

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