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Member postings for Neil Wyatt

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Thread: Fabricating Coil Bobbins
18/09/2018 01:15:26


Sorry Nick....

Thread: new boy
17/09/2018 23:47:24

John Stevenson had a very high regard for Little John Lathes.

Some of his stories about the make can be found here

In the end they were bought out by Myford.


Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
17/09/2018 18:25:01
Posted by Lathejack on 17/09/2018 17:04:41:

I wonder what smokey old two stroke he is riding.

Thread: DOL starter switch
17/09/2018 18:22:07

I've added the word 'photographs' to both to make it more obvious.


17/09/2018 18:20:27

Hi Clogs.

Click all topics.

Choose the top of the list:

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Then choose the top of the next list:

STICKY: How To Post Pictures and Create Albums
The definitive guide? By Neil Wyatt


Thread: Recommended plastic to clad a lean-to workshop
17/09/2018 16:45:56
Posted by Trevor Drabble on 17/09/2018 13:35:24:

c_b . Given the properties of the various materials you will be using , what fire prevention measures will you be installing please ? Trevor .

uPVC is inherently fire resistant due to the chlorine content, certainly less flammable than a wooden shed.

Don't breathe the fumes if you do try to burn it though, it gives off hydrochloric acid fumes.


17/09/2018 16:43:27
Posted by pgk pgk on 17/09/2018 12:49:17:

my upvc shed


Try all you like, but I'm afraid that tractor just isn't going to fit through the door


Thread: New member, old-ish but keen.
17/09/2018 16:42:11

Welcome to the forum Andrew.


Thread: Owner of cast iron seeks knowledge
17/09/2018 16:39:16

Welcome to the forum Ian,

Good luck with the concrete!


Thread: Cura 3.4.1
17/09/2018 16:38:02

Posted by Andrew Johnston on 17/09/2018 07:55:49:

new computer with W7


Windows 10 Version 1803 here

@Steve - I always print using a CF card to avoid any issues (like hibernating the computer mid-print).


Thread: First Thoughts on Anodising
17/09/2018 16:34:54

I was boring an eyepiece adaptor out to take 1.25" eyepieces. When I got to just over 31.75mm a piece of 1 1/4" tube would just fit, but my collimator with a body made of the same tube, anodised, wouldn't. I was taking sub 0.01mm cuts to creep up on when it would just fit without force.

Of course now I've anodised the adaptor the collimator may not fit - but not important as it seem EPs are generally a few thou undersize while the 'sockets' are generally dead to size. Odd as usually shafts are to size and the hole adjusted to give the required fit.


Thread: What has happened to fly spray?
17/09/2018 16:29:17

I use a 18" long fly swat (non-electric) but I've got so much practice this year I can now grab mosquitos out of the air with my hand. (shades of Kung Fu - Ah! Grasshopper...)


Thread: Cleaning castings by hand
17/09/2018 16:25:04

To be fair, 'challenging' but not impossible is perhaps a reasonable reply.

Even just a pillar drill will make a significant difference, not least with boring the cylinder to size.

O-rings might make up for the fits of stock materials in drilled holes.


Thread: What has happened to fly spray?
17/09/2018 09:34:10
Posted by Brian G on 17/09/2018 05:53:30:

Electric fly swat from Poundland - the thrill of the chase (and the basis of an electrostatic flocking device).


I looked up the part number for the spark generator I have put aside for an IC engine. It came up as for fly swatters.

To be honest, if you've ever seen a field full of dried up cowpats or noticed that your windscreen doesn't get coated in dead flies any more I'm surprised we get any of these pests at all...

I suspect houseflies, mosquitos and midges live in habitats (wetlands and bins) away from most of the nasty pesticides, while bees, butterflies and hoverflies (etc.) are more vulnerable.


Thread: First Thoughts on Anodising
17/09/2018 09:29:19

I think hard anodising may require a bit more sophistication for success. That said I'm sure it possible.

But also ordinary anodising will be fine for a pulley.

I'm thinking of anodising the pulley I made for my mill, but just as bling, not to make it work better


Thread: What has happened to fly spray?
16/09/2018 22:05:15

Remember the yellow Vapona blocks?

I suspect generations of farmers suffering the disintegration of their nervous systems caused by sheep dip etc. has had a knock on effect on home pesticides.

This year we have had a total plague of mosquitos, as in one day stopped counting at fifty bites. We still have a few coming in the house.

I did have an experiment with the flea spray for dog beds etc. in the bathroom (someone left the light on and window open after dark). I came back ten minutes later and the bath was full of little bodies...


Thread: Proxxon PD 400
16/09/2018 19:40:04

Thanks Michael!

Thread: Adept and Super Adept Register
16/09/2018 19:39:34


Maybe someone wanted the chuck...

Thread: Arc
16/09/2018 16:46:12
Posted by JasonB on 16/09/2018 16:23:40:

Yes lets keep it to the thread heading or I will have to start clicking my delete button, all that Neil's faultdevil

Indeed... stupid to think I could make a joke without someone taking it as licence...

I think I'll lock this as it will just keep going otherwise. The original point has been answered long ago.


Thread: Boring bar size
16/09/2018 15:25:36

Update... I fitted the QCTP.

The S10K-SCLSR06 boring bar works very well.


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