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Thread: Rotary Table
28/02/2016 14:33:27

I can confirm that the maximum cutter shaft the BFW40/e collets will accept is 6mm. Despite much web searching I've not found any larger collets.

Thread: Super Drill
28/02/2016 11:29:18

No adverts here. Does seem expensive at about 140 quidsurprise

Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 28/02/2016 11:29:40

Thread: High speed steel
27/02/2016 20:24:28

Spark testing to identify different metals can be very informative - as well as fun.

Thread: Rotary Table
27/02/2016 07:00:16

I'm a bit of an early bird as I'm radio amateur and it's a good time for Australia/New Zealand contacts.

27/02/2016 06:47:15

Hi Ian,

I find the 3" fine but the 4" should fit as there seems to be enough room and it would probably be a bit better.


Thread: BBC 2 at 7pm
26/02/2016 20:53:11
Posted by V8Eng on 26/02/2016 20:47:29:

Amazing man, The planes that he flew and survived them, what skill and daring!

I noticed from the credits that the programme was actually made in 2014, maybe it's available on the I player.

I watched it the first time it was aired, forget when but a few months back, so it ought to be available on iPlayer by now.

Thread: couriers
23/02/2016 22:05:25

Been using Hermes for years sending an average of 4 parcels a week and receiving 1 or 2. No problems.


Thread: What Did You Do Today (2016)
21/02/2016 20:55:25
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 21/02/2016 16:12:56:


Just received ebay 'offers' including these O-Rings at what looks like a very reasonable price.


I have a box of those, they're very good and he also does four other different boxed selections.


Thread: American equivalents (steel)
21/02/2016 07:25:10

There was and early post on this subject.

Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 21/02/2016 07:26:43

Thread: Stirling Engine : Laura
20/02/2016 11:00:30

eBay item number 131720676238 is in UK and said to be ground stock. I would send the seller a message seeing if he will select you a piece that's precisely 3.00mm Many eBay sellers are very helpful.

Thread: Paid for digital subscription but told I don't have access
18/02/2016 11:31:14
Posted by mechman48 on 18/02/2016 11:06:45:

I have just renewed my subscription for print & digital issues; after having second thoughts when I received my renewal notice... last September ! & having read all the probs members were having I decided to hang on 'till this month, the renewal notice included a discount code to be used when renewing either... on line. by tel. or by cheque I decided to call MTM tel.#, having checked my membership # ( still valid ) I renewed by credit card. I was informed that my subscriptions would continue as normal with March issue.

Having given it a couple of days I checked access to digital copy via MEW website & I was pleasantly surprised to have access to all digital copies going back to issue # 1 - summer 1990, I now await to see if print copy arrives next month as promised, so far I don't expect any problems, so I can honestly say that renewal has been straightforward for me, this time, mind you, as said I did hang on 'till the last minute, can't see the point in renewing when there's still 6 mo. to end of subscription period.


That's the information I couldn't get clearly stated so, that being the case, I'll probably take out a print and digital subscription shortly.

Thread: Anyone know what this is?
13/02/2016 18:02:07

sorry wrong thread


Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 13/02/2016 18:04:35

Thread: Bedway vee angle
11/02/2016 18:32:52

Never thought about it before but have just measured my old Chinese 9 x 20 and it's 90 degrees.

Thread: Right mouse clicking in the posting text editor
10/02/2016 15:25:06

Ctrl v also pastes the clipboard directly  (to be sure to be sure)(to be sure to be sure)

Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 10/02/2016 15:25:31

Thread: Use of domestic room as a workshop
09/02/2016 16:24:28

I had a friend who set up his workshop in an upstairs spare room, lathe, mill the lot. It was not ideal, too much noise in the house and, despite all precautions, swarf did get carried around the house.

A shed down the garden is okay until it's pouring with rain.

Best bet is an adjoining garage and leave the car outside (they're weather-proof and don't need cosseting)

Thread: Old PC Linux
08/02/2016 10:06:50


Unix, from which Linux is derived has been around since the late 1970's when you were still a young man. So it's not so much something new as that something passed by you unnoticed


07/02/2016 20:41:09

As there's a Linux alternative to most Windows programs what will you want to run in Wine?

Thread: What Did You Do Today (2016)
05/02/2016 10:20:06

Looks good!, Out of interest how long did it take to print?

Thread: chinese sellers refunding rather than supply
03/02/2016 15:40:21
Posted by Bandersnatch on 03/02/2016 15:10:14:..... although since - I believe - eBay is owned by Google these days that shouldn't be a surprise. ]


No eBay is not owned by Google. Major individual shareholder is still the founder Pierre Omidyar.


Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 03/02/2016 15:41:00

03/02/2016 09:54:48

How strange. I've not had this problem and get quite a lot of stuff from China. In fact several packages in the last week or two have actually arrive quicker than expected.

Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 03/02/2016 09:55:30

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