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Member postings for Martin King 2

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Thread: Cannon or Carronade?
04/12/2019 19:06:15

Mick, thanks so much for that useful info. This supposedly came from a small family museum that has closed down and was in a carton marked for the skip! That would have been a real shame! Hopefully there is some more stuff from the same place later this week, fingers crossed.

Regards, Martin

04/12/2019 17:14:44

Hi All,

A local clearance guy saved this for me at Shepton last Sunday, it is amazing what people chuck out!

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Is this a cannon or a carronade? Not sure of the difference?

Beautifully made item, not fully bored sadly, (but it might be soon! devil)

Cheers, Martin

Thread: Nuts
04/12/2019 08:34:34

In the spirit of Xmas, are these technically known as walnuts?...........

Getting my coat..... Martin

Thread: Arc euro micro drill adaptor
03/12/2019 09:35:21

Hi, I use mine all the time in brass to drill small oil can spout tips.

Cheers, Martin

Thread: Mystery Tool!
25/11/2019 16:37:42

Neil, For humans? Good grief, it would plough furrows in your scalp!

Martin C, Butter? I have a couple of butter curling tools, they are MUCH smaller and would not need razor sharp tines.


25/11/2019 15:28:44

Hi All,

Here are a couple of mystery items from this weeks haul at Shepton Mallet Flea Market, really good day out with lots of nice finds, some not so cheap but great quality stuff.

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My wife found this in her haul, very sharp edges to the inside of the 'tines'; about 53mm width on the business end.

This one is obviously a part of something else but well made, the end cap unscrews and could be for storage of small parts? Nice logo and number 12?

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The small steel part is threaded with twin flats. 18kmm diameter to the main brass 'handle'. 100mmlong overall?

Any thoughts please?

Cheers, Martin

Thread: Knurling tool operation
23/11/2019 09:18:05


Does say "Made in Germany" on each tool?

Cheers, Martin

Thread: What would you call this tool
12/11/2019 08:51:02


You have a PM


Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
10/11/2019 13:04:34

Hi All,

Decide yesterday to have a bit of lathe practice and turn an old brass plumbing fitting into a watchmakers oil dribbler.

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Bored out the inside of the fitting and faced the ends, then cut 2 discs to just fit in the ends leaving a really small gap for soft solder to run. Tapped one end 5/16 BSF then soldered on the ends and clean up in the lathe.

Can't see the joins!

Used a couple of small scraps to make the cap and needle. Turned the needle taper as close as I could and finished off with a needle file.

A simple task but for a newbie like me a confidence builder!

Cheers, Martin

Thread: Tool Grinder Clamp
08/11/2019 19:28:19

Hi Noel, Thanks for the warning. Fortunately the throttle is very precise and I only need to run it at about 30% of max. An awesome tool for something so small!

The only problem i am having is getting it precisely on the centre line for some reason?

Mostly using it for putting fresh points on centre punches, scribers etc, only got about another 50 to do.......Grrr!


08/11/2019 17:02:17

Martin P,

Don't have one of those! Is that to lube the stone/part or the unit please? Does say not to use any oil in the spindle.


07/11/2019 18:02:36

Hi Michael, Thanks for that I had already d/l'd the document.

I have got it mounted and fired it up, it is REALLY fast but just a muted whine, so quiet compared to another old one that I had. The twist throttle is really smooth gets the rpm down to almost an idle.

A customer from EBay who is local called by to pick up his item saw it running and bought one of the others on the spot for £50 as he had been looking at a similar modern new one and it was £200! I have no idea what the latest ATA pencil one costs but a lot I bet!


Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
07/11/2019 17:55:56



Thread: Tool Grinder Clamp
07/11/2019 10:45:10

Hi Michael,

I have no idea of the consumption I am afraid, but the chap at the manufacturer said they are rated at 100k rpm which amazed me!

The unit has a knurled twist grip throttle at the rear so should be quite precise in use hopefully.

I have made up an alloy collar with a soft insert but am now missing a female to female BSP adapter to actually make it run!

Maybe at last I can remove the slight bell mouth on my 3 jaw!

Regards, Martin

07/11/2019 08:58:52

Hi All,

Just picked up four of these at a car boot all new in their boxes, I got on to the makers who told me they are obsolete and from about 1990 but were top of the range at the time and quite expensive.

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They certainly look a precision tool and I am going to make a clamp for one of them to go on my S7 for small grinding jobs, punches, centre pops etc which I have loads of and have no way of truing them up with new points.

OD is 29mm and I wonder how tight I should make the clamp to be secure yet avoid damage to the unit. I am worried about distorting the casing?

I can afford to mess one up as at a fiver each they were not too bad.

Regards, Martin

Thread: Unusual Pliers tool?
28/10/2019 17:50:08

Thanks very much folks for all the help!


28/10/2019 15:54:15

Brian G

Patent numbers come up as "cancellation due to unpaid fee" !


28/10/2019 15:36:25

Hi All,

Anyone care to let me know what these are for please?

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Single very sharp cutter blade to one jaw; plastic curved cut outs and central steel cut out to other jaw?

Branded SMC and BEAVER but can find no info on line.

Cheers, Martin

Thread: Need Carbide Mill Cutters honed?
19/10/2019 18:42:30

Brian, you have a Pm


19/10/2019 18:41:49

Hi George,

thanks for the address will give him a shot.

Cheers Martin

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