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Member postings for Roger Provins 2

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Thread: What did you do today (2015)
18/11/2015 19:40:39


18/11/2015 18:25:13

I sell quite a lot of stuff abroad through eBay and will only use RM tracked and signed-for service and will only accept PayPal in payment.

In many years I've only ever had one "item not received" complaint.

I responded to PayPal with a scan of the tracking proving it had reached him.

PayPal contacted the buyer and magically the item turned up the very next day!

Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 18/11/2015 18:27:19

Thread: Making torches and pens
18/11/2015 18:11:28

I've never been into pen making but I see them sell very well at craft fairs - and some at high prices!

Thread: BIG blowlamp ID
16/11/2015 21:40:00

All I could find out is that they were also distributed as Turley & Williams Ltd.


Lots of blow lamps here but nothing quite the same.


Thread: 2" minnie build
31/10/2015 21:40:52

Great Mal. As a raw beginner I'm following your build with great interest - looking forward to the next instalment!


Thread: What did you do today (2015)
25/10/2015 09:38:48

Yes of course Clive, please do.

24/10/2015 22:21:05

Here's one from the garden ...

.. we were having face off

Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 24/10/2015 22:22:50

Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 24/10/2015 22:23:09

20/10/2015 21:21:02
Posted by jason udall on 20/10/2015 21:10:50:..............

"" etc. sets off both firefoxes security and kaspersky ....................

Strange just tried that url and no problems. Ubuntu/Firefox

Thread: ME's ? What value ?
14/10/2015 18:42:19
Posted by John Stevenson on 14/10/2015 18:31:55:................Not too bothered, need to get rid but does make a farce of all the listed adverts where they want £100's of pounds.

... but do they sell for 100s of pounds?

Thread: Source of hardwood base material
06/10/2015 19:53:17
Posted by JasonB on 06/10/2015 17:44:19:

Assuming you want a block of solid wood then have a look at some of the wood turning suppliers they sell "bowl blanks" which would give you a 12x12x2 slab. (don't get a round blank! ) Good choice of hardwoods so should be able to find something thats suitable.

I tend to run out a strip of something suitable and mitre the corners and fix around a piece of MR MDF, keeps the weight down and allows for any plumbing under the base, add a bit of a moulding with the router to tart it up a bit.

Edited By JasonB on 06/10/2015 17:45:19

Wood for turners in 2" square lengths (and many other sizes) are known as spindle blanks rather than bowl blanks.

Thread: Material options for coloured washers
23/09/2015 20:31:28

I must be misunderstanding you some how as coloured bar Delrin is easily available.

eBay 271957715367 for example and there's many more.

Thread: Bus and steam engine in a collision.
23/09/2015 15:06:13

We should remember that "Eighteen people were hurt, five seriously".sad

Thread: ME 4517
17/09/2015 04:31:29


Thread: Subscribing
09/09/2015 04:56:17

I recently took advantage of the 3 months for £1 offer for the print edition of Model Engineer's Workshop.

When this is over I may want to subscribe but I'd like one point clarified please.

If I subscribe to the Print+Digital editions to which back issues do I have digital access?

It says just says in the list of benefits “Access back issues” Does than mean all that have ever been published? My subscription to another magazine does (Fine Woodworking) but I'm not sure with your magazine


Thread: Packaging stupidity!
07/09/2015 16:17:20

I sell on eBay and get through quite a few boxes and lots of packing materials all bought in bulk.

That box and packing would have cost less than 20p.

I agree though that it was not well packed.


Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 07/09/2015 16:20:49

Thread: Mystery Instrument
06/09/2015 18:46:00

The only reference I can find is ...

"In this project a simple mirror stereoscope has been adapted to allow for the stereoscopic inspection of X-ray pictures and a Zeiss 'snap' marker ..."

Not that I'm any the wiser!

Thread: posting photos?
04/09/2015 03:50:17

See here ...


Thread: Why reverse a lathes direction?
01/09/2015 22:09:58

It used to be a sacking offence to use a file without a handle - they're cheap enough.

01/09/2015 06:24:22

My cheap Asian Shaoxing 9x20 has a security bolt that the prevents the chuck being unscrewed until it is removed.

I know it works.wink

Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 01/09/2015 06:26:36

Thread: Twist drill speeds
28/08/2015 21:38:59

I have a Ryobi pillar drill with infinitely variable speeds from 400 rpm to 2500rpm. These are purely mechanical being belt driven expanding cones controlled by a lever whilst it's running. It has a digital readout.

It's been very instructive altering the speeds while drilling with different types and sizes of bits into various metals. I've found very little correlation between published drilling table suggestions and what actually works best!


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