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Member postings for Bruce Edney

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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.



Thread: Christmas Considered Harmful?
24/12/2017 18:45:47

Ah - A bunch of kindred spirits - Here I am on a damp Christmas morning (was expecting a Sunny day in NZ 22 deg) reading these comments thinking "YES!!! it is not just me!!!"

Going to finish my coffee and head into the workshop for at least an hour of cutting some metal before some family turn up.

I am sure the current celebration of Christmas was thought up by some sadistic Extrovert just to annoy their introvert partner.

With all that said I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and may all you socks soon have swarf embedded in them!!!



Thread: Metal storage options
28/07/2017 22:24:10

I have a surplus Server cabinet in the corner of my workshop. You can just see it in the back of this photo. I have just added a large drawer on heavy-duty slides for all the small bits and pieces

Thread: Model Engineer Publications - metric drawings
27/04/2017 20:13:46

Neil's editorial in the lateset MEW is about this.



Thread: Digital edition on phone before website
17/02/2017 21:50:31

Hi Neil

How come the digital editions are available much sooner on my phone and Ipad before they are on here?

I would have thought it would be the other way around.

Great mag though - Thanks


Thread: End Mills
31/12/2016 18:51:43

I use mainly 4 flute carbides from this supplier - No interest other than a satisfied buyer

Happy New Year everyone

Thread: End mills which type is best
31/12/2016 18:38:55

I use mainly 4 flute carbides from this supplier - No interest other than a satisfied buyer

Happy New Year everyone

Thread: magazine
08/09/2016 20:06:15
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 08/09/2016 16:35:51:

My internet went down on Sunday night (along with several neighbours it transpires). I'm working using a dongle and am not able to monitor the forum all the time but I am not able to respond in as timely as fashion as normal - I had no access at all until mid-Tuesday.

It IS best to use the contacts HERE as soon as you become aware of an issue, but don't be afraid to let us know through the forum or by email.

Most problems reported on the forum only affect one person and it needs few reports before it becomes clear it is a general issue.

To sum up, both digital and print issues of magazines have been delayed as a hangover from the Bank Holiday and compounded by a change of staff. This has now all been sorted.

Anyone who has not yet received their paper issue of ME 4542 (I think it is only George Ray who still hasn't got their paper copy?) had best assume it has gone missing in the post and contact customer support for replacement.

This leaves the Pocketmags issue which we are trying hard to get sorted.


Thanks Neil

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