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Member postings for Roger Provins 2

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Thread: Cheap software
15/06/2017 07:44:35
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 14/06/2017 23:30:04:

Libre Office and OpenOffice are fine for home use, but (having tried) I wouldn't want to rely on them for business use.


I guess businesses can pay Microsoft prices and set it against tax.

14/06/2017 22:24:02

Just get Gimp and LibreOffice for free and have done with Adobe and MS.

Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 14/06/2017 22:24:36

Thread: Got a Good Story About Buying a Lathe?
04/06/2017 08:07:43

"and told the seller to put up the BiN price and when he got back home he would take it. It just so happened that I saw the BiN price before the other chap got back home!"

I had something very similar with a BIN I put up for a buyer at a prearranged time. He spent too long over dinner and was late getting to his computer only to find it had gone to someone else. Of course it was my fault.frown


Thread: TORNADO 100mph Steam train TV Program
20/05/2017 19:46:08
Posted by Emgee on 20/05/2017 18:44:56:

Hi Roger

It would be nice to know where the link will take me to if activated, I am a bit more careful with links following recent activities.


Ah sorry, just hover mouse pointer over and it shows where it leads to.


20/05/2017 18:15:14


Thread: ALDI bandsaw
12/05/2017 21:29:01

Should be okay for plastic or aluminium but FAR too fast for steel.


Thread: High Speed Steel?
08/05/2017 20:21:14

Search eBay "round bar 200mm hss"

Thread: Unable to find supplies of 3/16" copper sheet
18/04/2017 10:09:53

There some 5mm on eBay but located in Germany so postage will be quite expensive.


Thread: Model stationary engine identity
11/04/2017 21:35:34

May be worth asking on the unofficial Mamod forum.


Thread: Bandsaw woes
11/04/2017 21:27:40
Posted by Alan Waddington 2 on 11/04/2017 21:07:49:


I might Contact Ian and see if he can re weld the last blade, although by the time I've covered postage each way, it probably won't make economic sense.

I've only had one of Ian's blades come apart at the weld. He replaced it free and didn't charge me return postage.

Thread: Parting off 130mm Aluminium bar
06/04/2017 15:30:48

Definitely a bandsaw job if I was doing it.

Thread: Induction motor vs older style?
13/03/2017 00:36:24

The Ryobi 5530L drill press has the expanding pulley system for speed control

Probably the same as the SIP.




Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 13/03/2017 00:39:41

Thread: The Car as an extension to the Work Place !!
11/03/2017 11:30:16

Hands free phone is equally distracting!

11/03/2017 11:23:06
Posted by Russell Eberhardt on 11/03/2017 10:37:14:

I agree, Michael, the ruling was sensible. However it should be remembered that driving is not the only activity that is dangerous while using mobile phones. The other day I was driving down a narrow road and a woman pushing a small child in a pushchair was walking along the pavement while talking on a phone. Without warning or looking she turned and pushed the pushchair out into the road with the intention of crossing. Fortunately my reactions are still good but she seemed most unconcerned!


The same happened to me. Women with a child in pushchair and yaking on her phone. Without looking she walked straight off the pavement in front of me. I had to brake hard to stop in time. All I got was an angry glare whilst she carried on talking!


Thread: EBay Rant!
08/03/2017 11:04:42

I've found eBay usually take the buyer's side in disputes. However it's worth a try using the "live chat" or better still phone them. I won on one occasion but it was hard work.

Thread: 3/4 scale Landrover
07/03/2017 08:21:26

Looks like a Perkins 400

Thread: Classifieds with no photos
03/03/2017 09:46:59

Apart from anything else when buying remotely I like to see what I'm getting and a few decent photos make a difference.


Thread: Washing Work Clothes
24/02/2017 09:23:02

I bought some white ones from eBay when I was still working. Now 6 years and countless washings later they are still okay and will outlast me I think. smiley


Thread: Securing threaded backplate
23/02/2017 09:16:04

The Asian 9x20 lathe that comes in many different colours and many badged names has a method to prevent the chuck coming off when in reverse,

See here.


Thread: Hi from Cotswolds
16/02/2017 21:37:22

Hello Simon and welcome to the forum. I'm not too far from you in the outskirts of Gloucester and can see the Cotswold Hills from the garden.


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