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Member postings for Mick Henshall

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Thread: Is Model Engineering in Decline
18/08/2018 11:54:00

Very good Pero made me chuckle


Thread: Which books
18/08/2018 09:44:38

Sorry for double tap must be the alcohol


18/08/2018 09:43:34

And deleted again-- groan!




Edited By Mick Henshall on 18/08/2018 09:47:31

18/08/2018 09:43:33





Edited By Mick Henshall on 18/08/2018 09:45:59

18/08/2018 09:43:32

Ther are lots of good stuff on YT but my favourite is " Old Time Steam Workshop " by David Richards, an example of a 1925 machine shop powered by steam and lineshafts, proper old school and a joy to watch go on fellas treat yourselves


Thread: What Is The Most Beautiful 'Thing' In The World?
04/08/2018 20:26:19

Waking up in the morning taking a breath and thinking hurrah another day on the planet


Thread: Stanley - Quality?
02/08/2018 18:05:41

Like others I hate decorating, but my solution is to let my daughter do it


Thread: Website Spellchecker
30/07/2018 12:34:10

Well Hopper at least you understood wot I wrote, it's wot I would have wanted. The Yanks may spell aluminium differently but we know what they mean

Yours respectfully


30/07/2018 09:31:29

Having had a reasonable level of education in the 40's and 50's I have never felt the need for these spellcheckers, my last spellchecker was my Secondary School English teacher, okay I make the odd mistake but am I bothered? Answer= No, this is my personal opinion and not critical of people who do use said provision

Mick 👩‍🎓👨‍⚖

Thread: Milling cutters
29/07/2018 21:31:27

I should add the jig I mention would sharpen the plain cutters shown in your photo George


29/07/2018 21:24:19

Harold Hall has a design for a jig on his website and you tube, I made one and use on a normal bench grinder, you don't need an expensive toolgrinder


Thread: Zeus book download
28/07/2018 14:07:06

Just ordered 2nd edition black book, prices are crazy, on the" Warrior woman" website 80 odd and one 189 quids, found same book on our favourite auction site for just over £20, guess which copy I bought


Thread: Lightning storm
27/07/2018 22:32:52

Thanks Michael, I see the world didn't end then, overcast here so nothing to see


Thread: What did you do Today 2018
27/07/2018 20:33:23

May not be original idea Jim but a bloomin good one, think I'll do that


Thread: Lightning storm
27/07/2018 19:30:35

Isn't there a " Blood Moon " tonight ( whatever that is ) no rain or thundery stuff in my part of Dorset yet


Thread: Dividing Head - GHT or Harold Hall?
27/07/2018 19:26:32

Sorry David for delay in answer to your question, I originally made the dividing head to index dial indicators for my lathe and old mill,the lathe bed seemed agood base to work from,sitting on the bed it is lower than centre height of lathe and it seemed a good idea to mount engraver to cross slide to be able to place it where I wanted it by using the saddle traverse and arrange it to be on centre height of dividing head. The dividing head was not built to be on centre height of lathe mounted on the cross slide but could be packed up to align if needed from the lathe bed. As always with hindsight a more adaptable set up might have been useful but it has worked ok and it was enjoyable makingt the tools

Regards Mick

25/07/2018 17:54:18

I made HH's version use it on bed of lathe here shown graduating dials for my Adcock & Shipley horizontal mill, constuction was straitforward using stock material


Thread: LED Strplights
21/07/2018 08:47:54

Is that spots of rain on your car, you lucky person you


Thread: Rear toolpost for parting tool
20/07/2018 09:30:57

Fair point Martin, the base and pillar will be held down with 3 bolts into a 3" long t nut, but I am considering adding a 1/4" toe plate the toe of which will tie into the middle t slot, I just like the idea that means centre height can be adjusted easily, if this works then great but if not I have plenty of hacksaw blades


19/07/2018 10:07:10

Thanks for comments thus far,all very interesting. Started my own version,base is 3" diam x 1" thick, pillar is 1" dia with end let into 3/4" hole in base. The base will be secured with two cap heads situated each side of pillar which in turn will be held with an M8 through stud to another t nut, the toolholder probably 2" x 2" square of bms, still to design. I have made as chunky as I can Mick


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