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|Thread: Spotted on facebook market - free|
I thought this might interest someone
|Thread: Arkwright Scholarship|
For lathe work I'd suggest that making something that involves grinding a cutting tool makes the point about clearance as well as using indexable stuff since that's where the real world is. The end result either has to be useful or pretty enough to have bragging rights so my suggestions would be : canon barrel or turners cube or one of those impossible bolt puzzles. the last one is simple enough but you have turning to a shoulder, internal/external threading and knurling and drilling. And something he can take to school
|Thread: Slitting Saw - which one?|
Is it off the wall to suggest a 1mm dremel type cutting disc and bodge a mounting for the tool?
|Thread: Karcher pressure washer|
Serendipitous and beats the phrase I found last week of "Pucillanimous and pestiferous paltroonery' (which I'm still trying to slip into a pub conversation)
Yeah... but that would be his symptoms (sadness, ennui, financial anguish...) not the washer's . But doubtless a case for compensation from kaarcher for the mental distress, especialy if he can claim to be a minority such as an investment banker with too much money and a coke habit.
Signs = what is observed
Symptoms = what the patent feels (subjective)
I'm retired, I should keep my mouth shut...
|Thread: Bulking problem?|
I'd guess this is an old technique and that implies a low tech solution? How about wrapping in wet leather and then unwrapping the large end after a shrink cycle while rewrapping with fresh wet leather - guessing that'd give more compression than stretched inner tube?
As another thought put inside a chinese finger trap and crank that longer using successive sizes of traps??
|Thread: Dam Solution?|
Any cynic assumes that's largesse for the mates - why there's always a vanity project..
I'd suspect that in the case of trees there isn't a single 100m channel being sucked on. There's lots of cross linking, tiny channels with capillary effects and there'll be the equivelent of pools along the way: think of a cascade series where you vacuum pump up the steps in stages from pool to pool...?
Or a few hundred domestic hose pipes and one guy with good lungs to suck on them in turn...and a big banner 'sponsored by hozelock'
|Thread: Finished my beam engine.|
As for the temporary baseboard.. there's lots of ways of tarting that up. One of the issues with bases is sourcing a small amount of decent timber to make it from at a sane price. Domestic kitchen chopping boards are a potential source such as this link **LINK**
|Thread: Dam Solution?|
Some fascinating links in this thread.. thanks folks, I enjoyed it so far: siphoning gasses, breaking the 32 foot water head and siphoning in a vacuum. I note the degassed water was tap water so still colligative properties from dissolved minerals - makes me wonder whether the column could be higher still with really pure water +/- what effects one might get with different adhesion/friction values between water and tube.
I recall some talk of using high molecular weight polmers to reduce friction on the boundary layer of boats (back in the 60's) to reduce drag.
|Thread: Electrical conducting dough|
|Thread: Floor Paint|
t comes down to traffic flow and suage type. When i had my clinic I swapped out the poor floor covering for a lino-type material claimed to be used in Bus Garages...lasted about 6 mths before there were wear patches where i stood at the consulting table and cients walked through reception - the manufacturers sent a team donw who spent all day then scratched their heads and simply said traffic denisty. I swapped it out for a 9-layer epoxy job which lasted a couple fo years before looking naff. The concrete floor paint in the laundry room didnt last any longer either.
When we remodelled and extended the whole place was done out with pressed powder porecelain and epoxy grout... It looked brand new 15 years later.
Here in wet wales and a small farm the kitche and living area are tiled, the rest of the house is hevay duty laminate but the stairs are carpeted otherwise there's that inevitable clattering in the night when someone goes to kitchen or comes in late.
If you really want heavy duty and don't want epoxy then either an expensive very short pile carpet - flotex was always suggested for muddy animal entry points as carpet; washable, waterproof, short pile, not cheap. Otherwise you're into tiling over timber...
I'd guess you're either into floor varnish over paint or a multiple coat epoxy. Not quite sure how you get up the stairs while it's curing through...
|Thread: IC engine tractor conversion query|
I wonder if it'd be better to just use the tug and try to find a way to get a PTO off it?
|Thread: Upgrading to fibre optic broadband|
Speed need is entirely dependant on what you want to use it for and how many olk in the hosue want to sue it simultaneously. I ca;t get better than 3Mb/s and still manage to stream most stuff (with the occasional pause) but it'd be a pain to try and run a business with that sort of speed and uploading a youtube vid starts to become an overnight affair.
The point really is that speed per se is a bit meanigless- it;s data density that may/may not clog the system and passing it faster probably ends up with less dead space and lag up the chain with renewing handshakes although there is the inevitability that making stuff quick and slick means more folk find more stuff to shove on it.
Very hi res video is bandwidth hungry with stuff like 8K TV around the corner.
Back when i had my business i was on a 100Mb direct fibre line to both home and business but backing up my business files off-site (in case of fire etc) was still a matter of an hour or so because the upload was only 25Mb/sec.
The cynic in me is convinced that these things are rolled out in incremental stages on purpose so folk keep buying the next thing when 3-4 things away are already available but not released.
This is yet another area of advertising con. Speeds are always advertised as 'up to' and even with a full fibre there is a matter of 'contention' - as in how many other folk are being shared on the next node up or how much an ISP might decide to throttle one set of customers. Gov was talkign about making legal changes to this but not sure if that's happened yet.
I do know that a friend who was into heavy gaming had fibre installed in our nearest town and the claimed 75Mb/sec (and bits are smaller than bytes as opposed to Mr Rimmer's typo above) turned out to be around 20Mb/sec until she kicked up a fuss and they finagled the contention.
It's well worth shopping around for a best current deal and if in a town with decent cell access then considering dumping the landline phone. None of that helps me out here suffering ruralism - no cell coverage and lucky to get 3Mb/sec and 3-4miles of copper to the exchange with no practical chance they'll bother shoving an optical line my way.
I happen to be on Zen Internet at the moment.. was the cheapest last time we switched.
The final final thing to look at is that some companies now give an introductory discount with a referral code - every bit helps and I'm sure whoever you decide to use there'll be someone around that can provide it.
The whole thing is rather pathetic when gov talks aboit everyone being entitled to 20Mb/sec and there's cuntries out there where speeds measured in Gigabites are common. If one is goign to upgrade a system then do it right and future-proof it or you'll be faster on 5G.
|Thread: "I'm calling about your accident" - how does this scam work?|
..or you just put a post-it note over the lens..
I thought reverse charge scam required one to be conned into pressing a button to accept it?
A calling about accident scam could work in several ways;
1 possibly being directed to press a button for some spurious extension.
2 being directed to a malicious website
3 being asked for personal details or a deposit for the matter to be taken forwards, bank accout details for your compensation
4 semi-genuine as in fishing for easy-win accident cases and then selling the info on to half-way reputable legal firms for a finders fee
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