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Thread: Gatwick Drone 'Attack'
09/01/2019 12:33:33
Posted by mechman48 on 09/01/2019 10:58:23:

Simple answer would be … whoever buys a drone has to register it with the CAA with it's serial #, model #, name & address of the owner. These drones are usually operable within a 1or 2 kilometres of the control system ( apart from industrial / film / TV production models ) so should one be 'captured' then the authorities only have to look within that radius to locate the owner …?. Just my two pence worth.


Just like banning handguns in 1997 stopped hand gun crime in England.

So you buy a drone directly from China via eBay, and don't register it with the CAA.

How is that then policed?

Thread: Back again
08/01/2019 09:56:01

Welcome back! smiley

Thread: Mill head tramming
06/01/2019 16:00:25
Posted by Ron Laden on 06/01/2019 15:45:24:

I know mine needs adjusting, just havnt done it yet. Wouldnt I be right in thinking that before any adjustments are made between the column and base the table gibs need to be adjusted to be pretty well spot on or as close as..? Any badly adjusted gibs could have the table high or low or not horizontal from one end to the other or am I wrong..?

You aren't wrong.

And before tramming, lock all the axes that you aren't actually reading too.

Thread: Garage Condensation
06/01/2019 13:35:47
Posted by Mick Henshall on 06/01/2019 11:55:44:

Ok Andrew., I'll just buy one less packet of biscuits a day that should cover it, everything costs just depends how much you want it, my electric costs about £1-50 a day

Mick 🇬🇧

You eat MORE than one packet of biscuits a day? surprise

Thread: Cast iron or Aluminium?
04/01/2019 20:32:01

Drat! If I find the answer in the meantime Michael, I will put you out of your misery (so to speak!) smiley

04/01/2019 18:40:22
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 04/01/2019 14:56:50:
Posted by David Standing 1 on 04/01/2019 12:25:50:


Did you mean 'engine turning'?


No, David ... I specifically meant lapping

Although, yes, the geometry of the two processes is similar



Ah, sorry. Would Guilloche or Flinque be what you mean then?

04/01/2019 12:25:50
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 04/01/2019 10:23:34:


There is a traditional lapping technique, used by 'scientific instrument makers' and watchmakers, that might suit your need to finish the faceplate on the watchmaker's lathe.

Sorry, I can't remember the fancy name for it blush

Basically, the workpiece [i.e. your new faceplate] is rotated by the lathe spindle, whilst a cup-like lap is rotated on an auxilliary spindle on a parallel, but offset, axis ... the combined effect is to produce a near perfectly flat face, with swirl-lines [like a Catherine Wheel firework] just visible.

This is easily configured using a compound slide, plus vertical slide with a spindle; but I'm sure you could 'jury rig' something to use a Dremel tool, or similar. .... Most of the settings are non-critical: Only the relative alignment of the axes is important, and that can be tweaked 'til you see the right result.

Hopefully this rather laboured description will set you thinking, or perhaps someone will recognise the technique and offer a link to a video ...

Meanwhile; you should find a lot of useful information in this book: **LINK**



Did you mean 'engine turning'?

Thread: The Workshop Progress Thread 2019
02/01/2019 22:22:37


I am now at the point where I recognise a photo that is clearly your work before I even see who has posted it! yes

Thread: Lathe crash!
01/01/2019 16:25:34
Posted by Chris Trice on 01/01/2019 16:20:00:

Does it have a clutch?

That question is already answered above, more than once smiley

Thread: 1.5 hp dc motor
29/12/2018 13:56:07

I suspect running machines aren't toooooo popular on here!

Thread: is this able to be separated or do i have to cut it off
29/12/2018 12:56:36

Martin, did you get my PM?

It's the envelope symbol on the top bar of the forum header smiley

Thread: The Workshop Progress thread 2018
28/12/2018 21:04:26
Posted by JasonB on 14/10/2018 15:24:05:







Can we all start a whip round to buy Jason a tripod for his camera? smile

Edited By David Standing 1 on 28/12/2018 21:05:29

Thread: Lathe crash!
28/12/2018 12:32:47

I would also hazard a guess that those bushes are made from sintered (powder metal) steel.

One of the characters of sintered steels (and there are many) is that they have a degree of self lubrication, like Oilite, so would be ideal in this application; and another is that they have a degree of porosity, and that would allow the apparent compaction in torsion shown in the photos.

Thread: Steve please
27/12/2018 19:50:52

I bought a Myford Speed 10 recently, it came with one of the aluminium QCTP.

Compared with the steel ones I have on my Myford 254S and Boxford 330, the cheap Chinese one is absolute garbage, and it went straight in the bin.

There's a reason the junk one is a quarter of the price of a decent one no

Thread: Merry Christmas
24/12/2018 18:28:05

Happy Christmas all! yes

Thread: Gatwick Drone 'Attack'
20/12/2018 16:37:45
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 20/12/2018 11:45:35:


I'm sure they could bring them down with a portable flack cannon





What would one of those be then? (and we'll excuse the fact it is flak, not flack wink  )



Edited By David Standing 1 on 20/12/2018 16:38:12

Thread: Ingenious Device
19/12/2018 09:29:20
Posted by Brian Oldford on 18/12/2018 20:01:49:
Posted by Roger Williams 2 on 18/12/2018 19:36:02:

Cracking video !. Urea would have been better than glitter though. Or a hand grenade......

Regrettably the grenade would make it a one tripper.

Not a problem, you set up a production line laugh

Thread: If you bought this lathe what would you do?
12/12/2018 17:45:03

I believe the technical term for that lathe is a POS! wink

Thread: New Lathe
05/12/2018 18:38:20

Mine would be neither, so surely the answer to your question is only one that you can answer?

Without knowing your budget, what you want to achieve with it etc, I can't see anyone can give you an objective answer wink

Thread: Anyone bought a new Myford
03/12/2018 22:27:09
Posted by blowlamp on 03/12/2018 19:21:48:
Posted by David Standing 1 on 03/12/2018 18:59:35:
Posted by blowlamp on 03/12/2018 17:45:25

Money deposited in a bank is viewed as a loan to the bank and becomes subject to its T&Cs. In effect, the bank becomes the gatekeeper to the money you earned.


Ah, right.

After 41 years working in financial services, I do not know of anyone, ever, that was not given access to their money under the right circumstances (i.e., excluding overdrafts, proceeds of crime etc).

If you have concerns, you may be better off keeping your money in a McVities tin under your mattress smiley

You make my point most eloquently, thank you.

No need to keep your hard-earned under the mattress. wink

Please do not twist my words. Nowhere do I agree with you sad

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