Here is a list of all the postings David Standing 1 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Which metal for which job?|
That is an almost impossible question to answer - the glib reply is use mild steel when the work requires it, use tool steel where the work requires it, and use silver steel when the work requires it.
In effect, you are asking for the answer before the question is asked.
|Thread: RENAULT DAUPHINE|
Exactly what I had - two successive 105E's with Cortina 1500/1650 engine transplants!
|Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019|
I was going to say the same Joe, I have those paint brushes too!
|Thread: Another scam|
|Thread: Gear spec for threading dial|
There's still time Michael
|Thread: ARC NCIH Part Off Blade|
First time I used mine......I broke it
But I was doing something dumb with it that was, in hindsight, almost guaranteed to break it
Just had my first mug of freshly ground coffee.....life is good
|Thread: Face mill size|
A larger face mill means more contact with the work, and thus you are trying to remove more metal. Simple as that.
|Thread: What lathes have you had?|
Myford Super 7
Myford Super 7 big bore
Myford Super 7
Myford Super 7
(these have all been sold in the past)
Myford Speed 10
Colchester Student 2500
(Still got the three above)
|Thread: Crystal Ball Gazing|
In a nutshell, this is the real issue.
There are many theories of when the human race reached the point of true sustainability as far as the planet and its resources are concerned, but it probably happened around the industrial revolution.
Steam and then electric power allowed the industrial revolution to happen, with the growth in production, and population, that then followed.
The question was asked earlier 'when will governments do something about it?'.
The simple answer is, no one government can do anything about population growth.
All so called developed countries are built on a basis of increasing GDP, so are all chasing a common goal. All so called developed countries have huge sovereign debt, and have to service that debt. They need taxpayers to fund growth in GDP and pay for sovereign debt, and need to increase, or at least sustain, birthrates to create new taxpayers.
The USA (say, as the world's biggest economy) could in theory today announce that there is a complete ban on births, and immigration, to reduce the population. Apart from the fact it isn't at all enforceable (China tried to control births, and failed), and it would take many years to have an effect, nevertheless in a short space of years they would have an even more ageing population, decreasing taxation revenues, an inability to service debt, an inability to grow enough food, an inability to replace crumbling infrastructure, and a whole host of other issues which would lead to a collapsing economy, and massive increase in job losses, and so more loss of income and tax revenues.
That is one economy, what about all the other developed countries? They would also have to do the same.
None of the above is ever going to happen, if nothing else it is political suicide.
All of the world's developed countries are based on a fiscal policy of massive borrowing.....from each other.
Global economies rely on each other (look what happened when Dubai almost went bust, and Abu Dhabi baled them out), and it is all a deck of debt cards that could easily come tumbling down if you take one out.
Global population will only rise, it is impossible to voluntarily reduce it.
Now, will nature decide to take its planet back, by way of something like a global pandemic, a nice new nasty version of a flu virus mutation? That's a different matter, and the answer is probably yes, nature is very clever.
As was once said 'The human race, the only species intelligent enough to document its own self destruction'
|Thread: Cruise meeting crash|
Firstly, I do not condone the behaviour exhibited at that, or many similar events.
I have had performance cars of one sort or another for all of my life, and I have done lots of track days and the sort that Jason mentions, but I have no desire to go to an event like that.
If you look at the video involved of the crash, it didn't happen in the car park. It happened because one car pulled out on to the road, and another was left with nowhere to go and hit it, and then both cars went off the road and hit spectators.
There is no point in getting into 'the car that hit the car that pulled out was speeding' etc scenario - none of us are crash investigators, and it is they that will decide what went wrong.
I attended many forest rallies back in the 80's and 90's. Anyone that has ever been a rally spectator would not stand where the spectators did yesterday, it is asking for trouble if something goes wrong - sadly, you are then just a human skittle.
With hindsight, it was an accident waiting to happen, as are so many videos I have seen of car meets in the past.
Should these sort of events now be banned? Not for me to say, but as a law abiding citizen, we live in enough of a nanny state as it is.
They weren't racing.
|Thread: Aldi bargain laser level|
Isn't that a fact Neil!
Read, and move along if you don't like it, is my mantra.
|Thread: Myford Vice for Vertical Slide|
I am willing to bet good money that that vice fractured solely because of the local point loading of the way it was clamped down. I cannot imagine any reason whatsoever why I would ever want to clamp a vice in that fashion!
|Thread: Recent threads|
Ah, it was the Aldi laser level thread?
Still pretty tame in the handbags at dawn stakes I see on other forums, and Facebook!
Compared to most of the forums I use, this is pretty civilised.
And lets not even mention Facebook......
The only acronym I can recall being used recently is IIRC, and a misspelling of that corrected by someone else.
There's always the option to simply move on to the next topic
|Thread: Tour of my Model & Toy Steam Engine Room|
|Thread: My new lathe a Warco 918|
|Thread: Myford Super 7 Spindle Lock|
Re gripping belts, my way of doing it, and you don't have to tighten the belt, is as follows.
Wear a stout glove, and grip together hard BOTH parts of the belt, front and rear. It then locks the spindle against itself.
You can then use your chosen method of turning the chuck.
|Thread: Best instructions|
Or, as the old saying goes, when all else fails, RTFM!
|Thread: Bespoke bicycle making|
You will find one on various search parameters such as tube saw guide, or hacksaw guide:
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