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Member postings for Bruce Edney

Here is a list of all the postings Bruce Edney has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: VFD. XSY AT4 220v 1phase to 380v 3phase advice sort
23/05/2020 21:24:48

Apparently P73 and p74 are upper/lower analogue input values. Not in hz but some value derived from voltage in.

My friend has a couple of AT4 VFDs

Thread: ANZACS - We will remember them!!
28/04/2020 05:15:15


This post was place in "The Tea Room" category which the purpose of is clearly stated as "the place for discussion of any issues that aren't in the forum mainstream."

You are right it has nothing to do with model engineering as such but I am pretty sure that if the average of the memebrs of this forum is anything like the average age of the club I used to attend then a rememberance day reminder becomes quite appropriate.

Stay safe and stay home


24/04/2020 20:20:39

Yes Neil the first part is the Māori translation and it is a section of Binyon's poem

I had just come in from standing at our gate at 6am for an Lockdown dawn service.

Piper's lament, Last post and Ode of rememberance were all broadcast on local radio/internet stations

For more info have a look here



Edited By Bruce Edney on 24/04/2020 20:21:34

24/04/2020 19:32:59

E kore rātou e kaumātuatia

Pēnei i a tātou kua mahue nei

E kore hoki rātou e ngoikore

Ahakoa pehea i ngā āhuatanga o te wā

I te hekenga atu o te rā

Tae noa ki te aranga mai i te ata

Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou

Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,

We will remember them

We will remember them.

Thread: How do I drill this hole
03/04/2020 18:40:30

If I have read this properly you are fitting bronze bearings at either end of the shaft. Correct? If that is the case then it doesn't really matter if the 3/8" hole is drilled from each end as long as the ID holes of the bearing are concentric (maybe using a long reamer?).

Then again I could be completely barking mad - I blame day 9 of the NZ lockdown


Thread: Starter Switch for a Kitty 636 Planner Thicknesser
10/03/2020 03:55:35

Hi Norm

What does the switch look like?

And where in NZ are you located?



Thread: Bending brass
14/01/2020 17:43:49

Have a look at Clickspring Chris' method of 90deg vee and silver soldering on his bluing tray build

Thread: Metric micrometer what t buy?
14/11/2019 17:35:42

Shahe from China is awesome and reasonably priced

0-25mm 0.001 Micrometer

Thread: Sourcing an elusive Rubber-Ring!
02/11/2019 08:04:44

You could try these guys - They say they custom make

Ali expres seller

Also have you tried Seal innovations?



Thread: Metrication of models
05/10/2019 20:21:22

I'm currently metricfying (is that a word and have I spelt it right?) the Farmboy Hit & Miss engine drawings. I started off just doing a 1" = 25.4mm conversion but ended up with some odd metric sizing and I still had to deal with standard stock sizes. Lots of dimensions can and have changed and it is a lot of work to ensure parts still work together.

Here's a question though: Once I am finished and built it are the metric drawings I have created now mine to sell or are they still subject to the original copyright?

With regards to Metric fasteners. If you can't source them from your own country then you can certaining get them from Aliexpress easily enough.



Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
12/09/2019 09:19:16
Posted by Roderick Jenkins on 12/09/2019 08:39:57:

Hi Bruce.

I've been logging all my mistakes and cock-ups over on ModelEngineMaker under the Tangler pseudonym.



Ah yes we have already been chatting

Thanks Rod

12/09/2019 07:29:44
Posted by Roderick Jenkins on 11/09/2019 17:04:58:

I've been getting on with my Farm Boy. These are some of the governor bits:



Hi Rod

Are you doing a build thread on any forum?

I have the plans and have been redrawing them in metric



Thread: Calling all Kiwis
24/08/2018 06:21:27

And what is wrong with China???

Most of the tooling etc I have purchased via Aliexpress has been excellent quality

Edited By Bruce Edney on 24/08/2018 06:21:42

20/08/2018 20:07:12

Depends on how fast you need it.

Have you tried Aliexpress?




Bruce (Wgtn)

Thread: I've been looking at getting a traction engine.
18/06/2018 10:49:20

Hi Henry

As has been suggested above and in a previous similar thread started by yourself, you should go along to a local club and get to know some experienced model engineers. I am sure you will find plenty of helpful people at the Canterbury Society of Model Engineers


Thread: Knurling tool design & wheel size
16/06/2018 05:37:21

I got mine from Aliexpress. Seem fine **LINK**


14/06/2018 10:58:33

I have built an enlarged version of Ken Johnson's tool as presented in ME 4435. I enlarged it due to having larger knurling wheels. Seems to work well





Edited By Bruce Edney on 14/06/2018 10:59:53

Edited By Bruce Edney on 14/06/2018 11:01:02

Thread: What size Lathe to use to make a 1,2 traction engine
25/04/2018 06:07:59

Hi Henry

I would suggest heading along to the Canterbury Society of Model Engineers if you haven't already. I am sure you will find them to be very helpful.




25/04/2018 05:55:56

Hi Henry

What part of NZ are you in?

There are plently of clubs that have members that are willing to help out if needing bigger parts made.


Bruce (From Wellington)

Thread: Cutting a dovetail
23/04/2018 06:38:42

I have made a few 201-101 holders using a 20mm HSS cutter - 0.5mm doc after cutting the main slot out to about 36mm x 10.35mm deep and all went well - RPM was about the same as a 20mm HSS endmill but I get listened to the cutter and fed it in lightly. The cutter is still fine and hopefully should contiue to be so for some time.



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