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Thread: Another scam
29/07/2019 11:51:56
Posted by Dave Halford on 11/07/2019 21:03:09:
Posted by Oxymoron on 11/07/2019 15:56:16:

Roy, mix it with grass cuttings in compost heap. At least that's what I do with shredding. Stops the grass cutting going to slimy mess and ultra secure when paper is composted.


You wait till some slug empties your bank account.

teeth 2 teeth 2

Thread: Gear spec for threading dial
23/07/2019 17:00:49
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 23/07/2019 16:53:40:

Oh well ... There wasn't any interesting argument after all.


There's still time Michael wink

Thread: ARC NCIH Part Off Blade
23/07/2019 08:32:37
Posted by Ketan Swali on 23/07/2019 06:38:25:

Most beginners WILL most likely break it.

Ketan at ARC

edited to correct spellings,... not had coffee yet.

First time I used mine......I broke it laugh

But I was doing something dumb with it that was, in hindsight, almost guaranteed to break it blush

Just had my first mug of freshly ground is good wink

Thread: Face mill size
22/07/2019 11:23:31

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?
21/07/2019 17:59:37

Myford ML10

Myford Super 7

Myford Super 7 big bore

Myford ML7

Myford Super 7

Myford Super 7

Boxford 280

Boxford 330

Boxford 330

(these have all been sold in the past)

Myford Speed 10

Myford 254S

Colchester Student 2500

(Still got the three above)

Thread: Crystal Ball Gazing
19/07/2019 12:51:04
Posted by DMB on 17/07/2019 15:37:44:

Consider from a slightly different angle; many species are tottering on the point of extinction. Humans are reverse of that, the current number of over 7 billion of us is, I think, ridiculously unsustainable in the long term. The rate of increase in numbers, soon to exceed 8 billion, is also way beyond sustainability.

Edited By DMB on 17/07/2019 15:54:50

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' wink

Thread: Cruise meeting crash
19/07/2019 12:21:06

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.

19/07/2019 10:41:07
Posted by Plasma on 19/07/2019 10:08:12:

Apparently two cars were racing when they touched and lost control, plunging into the watching crowd.


They weren't racing.

Thread: Aldi bargain laser level
18/07/2019 08:27:34

Posted by Neil Wyatt on 17/07/2019 19:28:47:

But the forum seems to have had something of a humour bypass. There seems to be something in the air these days.


Isn't that a fact Neil! sad

Read, and move along if you don't like it, is my mantra.

Thread: Myford Vice for Vertical Slide
16/07/2019 13:40:52
Posted by JasonB on 14/07/2019 06:58:40:

Image from Here

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! surprise

Thread: Recent threads
15/07/2019 08:32:32

Ah, it was the Aldi laser level thread?

Still pretty tame in the handbags at dawn stakes I see on other forums, and Facebook! laugh

14/07/2019 19:03:47

Compared to most of the forums I use, this is pretty civilised.

And lets not even mention Facebook......surprise

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 smiley

Thread: Tour of my Model & Toy Steam Engine Room
11/07/2019 09:51:09


Thread: My new lathe a Warco 918
10/07/2019 19:58:30
Posted by Ron Laden on 10/07/2019 19:14:27:

Its my first time with ER collets, would I be right in thinking that the correct fitting procedure is to first fit the collet into the nut, (you can sort of feel it clip in) and then fit the nut to the chuck body, checking its correctly seated..


Edited By Ron Laden on 10/07/2019 19:15:06

Edited By Ron Laden on 10/07/2019 19:21:54


Spot on.

Thread: Myford Super 7 Spindle Lock
09/07/2019 20:40:40

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.

Rarely fails.

Thread: Best instructions
05/07/2019 23:25:28
Posted by Mike Poole on 05/07/2019 22:54:36:

When all else fails read the instructions.


Or, as the old saying goes, when all else fails, RTFM! laugh

Thread: Bespoke bicycle making
02/07/2019 09:05:39

You will find one on various search parameters such as tube saw guide, or hacksaw guide:


Thread: Dickson T1 tool holder
01/07/2019 11:31:06


Sizing info here:


Thread: What method do you use to find center height for your lathe bit?
27/06/2019 08:39:59

I like to keep things simple.

I use one of these straight shank dead centres in whichever chuck I am using:


Thread: Boxford lathe paint
31/05/2019 20:13:34

The lathe model would probably help smiley

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