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Thread: Creality 3D For Christmas - Impressions so Far
01/01/2020 18:41:10

WOT Book please, cannot find it for some strange reason?


Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020
01/01/2020 11:18:25

Just bought this, looks useful!

Happy New Year Everyone!


Thread: Creality 3D For Christmas - Impressions so Far
28/12/2019 20:26:52

Here is an original hard to find cast iron plane fence and the 3D print taken from its measurements:

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Dimensions were all good within acceptable limits.

Cheers, Martin

28/12/2019 06:39:08

Hi All,

I also treated myself to one of these just before Xmas and the initial setup was OK until testing time when the z axis was found to be binding.

Found an excellent YouTube source for a careful rebuild: The Edge of Tech

Then printed the dog which was perfect. Went on to do the top plate for a small tripod which was good but though holes a little undersized. Will post some pics after the new yea when we get back home.

Overall very impressed with the unit.

Happy New Year to ASll!


Thread: Merry Christmas Everybody!
24/12/2019 19:02:09

All the very best to everyone and my thanks to all on here who have helped me out this last year!


Thread: All I want for Christmas ...
24/12/2019 12:21:55

John F, I got a TROJAN alert on that link? sad


Thread: 2nd Hand Hearing Aid Reprogramming?
18/12/2019 16:08:20

Hi All,

The plot thickens!

It would seem so far that there is no real impediment to getting previously owned hearing aids reprogrammed apart from any types that are moulded one offs inside the ear where there MIGHT be bacteriological contamination issues.

The aids that I have been given are by SIVANTOS and it would seem that private audiologists have access to the required programming software.

EXCEPT the version that SS uses is apparently "tweaked" to allow only SS to access it.....

Cannot imagine why they would do that can you....?

My investigations continue apace....


18/12/2019 13:45:09

Neil, Many thanks for that, have left them a message to call me. Looks like just the job!


17/12/2019 10:22:09


It certainly sounds like "protectionism" at its worst!

A bit like my local Peugeot dealer charging £99 for every Sat Nav update. The service dept got really shirty when I told them to look at my purchase invoice from the Sales Dept for my 3 year old car and I had insisted that the next 4 updates were to be gratis just before I signed the invoice and paid for the car.

At the time the sales guy said "Surely you are not going to walk away from this car just for paying for sat nav upgrades" I said "Watch me going out the door for your answer!"

Another point on the hearing aids is if they were donated to a charity they would be reconditioned and reused so the "medical item" bit about NICE regs just does not hold water...

Cheers, Martin

17/12/2019 09:36:42

John Haine, You have a PM


17/12/2019 09:34:13


I suspect that the "rules" are very different for NHS supplied aids. My deceased friend originally had NHS aids and they went straight back to the suppliers (SS!) when he ordered the next ones

Clearly THERE IS a mechanism for refurbishing, reconditioning and reuse of these items. It just seems that there is a commercial imperative from the suppliers/manufacturers to not promote this for obvious reasons ie MONEY!

Cheers, Martin

17/12/2019 09:30:05
Posted by Mike Poole on 17/12/2019 09:16:27:

Assuming that hearing does change then couldn’t you just say that they are not as good as when first fitted and have a retest and retune? Don’t mention you are not the original owner.


Interestingly they, (SS) had chapter and verse on the aids on their system so the first owner would be be very evident.


17/12/2019 07:52:33

Hi All,

I wear a set of WIDEX behind the ear hearing aids which i got 2 years ago from SpecSavers in Dorchester at a cost of just over £1700, Very happy with them and have received exemplary service from the two audiologists who work there and we get on very well.

About 18 months ago I was telling an 80 year old dear friend about how good they were and he went to his local branch of SS and bought a set of top of the line in ear aids and was delighted with them. They were just shy of £3000!

Very sadly he passed away recently and the aids have been given to me and I made a good donation to his favourite charity The Gurkhas. in his name.

Over 3 years warranty still left on these!

Yesterday I went into my local SS with these and all documentation and lots of spare UNUSED domes and parts that came with them to try and get them programmed for my settings.

Was told that it is impossible for them to do this as they are medical items and come under something called NICE rules.

I tried arguing that if new UNUSED parts were fitted there is no chance of any contamination etc but this fell on deaf ears, (pardon the pun smiley),

Does anyone know if it is possible to find/employ a private audiologist to proramme these? I have my audiogram printout with all settings etc.

Seems like they just want these chucked in the bin which is crazy.

What happens if they are given to charity, could not get an answer to that one!

Regards, Martin

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
16/12/2019 19:31:04

Hi All,

Found another brass "cup" in the scrap bin at a local scrappy when taking my old iron in.

Got home and played with it by soldering in a close threaded top nd made another oil dribbler.

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I've got the hang of these now after about 6 of them!

Cheers, Martin

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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mystery 3.jpg

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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

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