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Member postings for Steve Tyson

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Thread: Does anyone know what this is for?
26/04/2021 22:29:01

On the base top plate, bottom left, there's an eye bolt with the remnants of a piece of cable/wire/rope attached - strange place for a eye bolt.

Close by that, there's something lucking underneath the base plate, possibly a hand wheel.

If the bottom wheel grooves were a suitable shape and the speed differential correct then a wire in each groove would rotate, and possibly to be pointed or cropped in the area close to where the small pulley is.

I'd suggest the profile of the teeth on the bottom wheel would tell us much.

Thread: Duff memory stick
17/04/2021 21:58:02

I have used IsoBuster previously to recover data from a memory stick that contained data from a wildlife camera.

The camera and or/the card reader managed to corrupt the indexes, so the files were unrecoverable by normal means.

IsoBuster recovered all of them except the one being written at the time.

I believe there is a free version, the program is meant for 'iso' format files but it works lust as well on memory sticks.

I have no connection, just a satisfied user.


Thread: Lady Stephanie
28/11/2020 18:17:28


The tapped holes are to hold the 'shoes' in place that the main pedestals sit on.

The shoes have small lips for wedges to lock and adjust the pedestals position, this is all to replicate the original (full size) construction.

In the full size engine these 'shoes' would be part of the top plate casting, then the erector would only have to chisel and file a small area for the pedestals, the wedges would allow him to adjust the position of the crankshaft to align with the rest of the engine.

Hope this helps.


Thread: Thread cutting problem
28/11/2020 17:52:56

For 3/16" x 40 tpi your material is undersize at 0.180", try 0.188".smiley

Thread: Mystery Object ... This one has me beat
12/09/2020 15:19:46

Going back to javelins, could it be mounted on a post to straighten bent ones?

When I was a skool the javelins were all sorts of shapes, probably 'cos we didn't have one of these.

Thread: Lollipop maybe?
18/06/2020 16:19:56

Magnifying glass and mounting bracket.

Thread: Pesky Government Announcement!
17/06/2020 17:42:43

I'm sure I heard on the news at lunch time, the female news reader say that: "watching football from home would be compulsory" - I'm going to ignore that regulation!

Thread: Sort of a Straw Poll
12/05/2020 21:21:27

I'm not often moved to post on here, but this topic has stirred me into action.

I've been thinking about this issue for a while, and at the moment I have more spare cash than I've ever had, I'm 67 and have a fairly dormant cancer.

I too remember mortgage rates at 15%, I bought my first house and was made redundant a month later - thanks Boss!

I now buy whatever I think I shall need, whilst I have the faculties and health to use it.

When I'm gone I won't care what happens to all my accumulated treasures and not one else will either.

I say treat yourself and enjoy it all while you can!

Thread: Flash player
16/08/2019 20:35:42

Because it is still better than HTML5 and Steve Jobbs at Apple decided he wouldn't support it on his systems, and the rest of the world follows Apple.

Thread: Thread Wires.
05/12/2018 22:20:46

I always use thread wires for threads and worms simply because it removes the 'cut and try' method, I know what I trying to achieve, so measure it, make a precise adjustment and its right - job done.

The only benefit of 'cut and try' method is a scrap bin full of nearly right bits!

Thread: Do you clean up your rough end
12/11/2018 17:09:48

Hi Bill,

Many years ago I got a reprimand from my manager for wasting mine and company time.

It was my habit to deburr or chamfer the ends of all metal bars, usually steel but also brass and Lt Alloy before they were placed on the storage racks in the stores.

So, I stopped, until later one individual gashed his hand bad enough to require hospital treatment, this was before the days of PPE.

I had a different working relationship with the manager after that.wink


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