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Thread: Anyone bought a new Myford
03/12/2018 22:25:31
Posted by blowlamp on 03/12/2018 19:14:23:
Posted by Mick B1 on 03/12/2018 18:55:15:
Posted by blowlamp on 03/12/2018 17:45:25:
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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.

 

Martin.

I've not had any trouble with my bank hindering access to my money in over 50 years. Keeping it in cash at home would make very many transactions a lot more complicated and labour-intensive, as well as making considerable investment in security advisable. I'd say your last sentence represents an outlying view.

 

 

Sorry, but it's a fact. Many, many people have their accounts put on 'hold', or suspended for various reasons.

 

 

 

None of which are 'we are going to stop you having access to your money for no good reason, just because we say so'.

But, I only worked with billions of corporate money for 41 years, what do I know?

If you don't mind me saying so, you sound a bit paranoid on the subject.

 

Edited By David Standing 1 on 03/12/2018 22:27:47

Thread: Interests other than Model Engineering
03/12/2018 21:59:11
Posted by Mick Charity on 03/12/2018 19:44:16:
Posted by David Standing 1 on 03/12/2018 19:05:54:

That's easy, I would never dream of frying a steak cheeky

Then we'd probably chuck you out the window. The perfect steak is either fried or ideally grilled over hot charcoal.

No need to chuck me out of the window, BBQ is the only way to cook steak cheeky

03/12/2018 19:05:54
Posted by Mick Charity on 03/12/2018 18:00:25:
Posted by Ron Laden on 03/12/2018 17:34:48:

Cooking: I just love cooking, no particular style of cooking but I do like trying to dream up recipes.

How to fry the perfect steak can raise a louder argument than even Brexit

That's easy, I would never dream of frying a steak cheeky

03/12/2018 19:05:07

Cycling

Shooting - shotguns and rifles

Cooking

Music

Cars

Nice wine

Photography 

 

(Yes I know, that is seven, but they all rank as equally important!)

 

Oh, and my interest is engineering in general, not model engineering such as steam engines, no desire to make those.

 

 

Edited By David Standing 1 on 03/12/2018 19:06:39

Thread: Anyone bought a new Myford
03/12/2018 18:59:35
Posted by blowlamp on 03/12/2018 17:45:25:
Posted by David Standing 1 on 03/12/2018 17:27:03:
Posted by blowlamp on 03/12/2018 15:18:57:

Just shows how we've been conditioned into thinking that paying the bank is the same as paying the person that did the work. crying

Martin.

You've lost me, could you explain?

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.

Martin.

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

03/12/2018 17:27:03
Posted by blowlamp on 03/12/2018 15:18:57:

Just shows how we've been conditioned into thinking that paying the bank is the same as paying the person that did the work. crying

Martin.

You've lost me, could you explain?

Thread: scam?
03/12/2018 17:09:06
Posted by Bill Phinn on 03/12/2018 16:51:38:
Posted by David Standing 1 on 03/12/2018 09:40:11:

Tell the purchaser to pay in full by PayPal, or bank transfer, and they can collect when they like. You will probably never hear from them again.

Things may have changed since I last looked, but I believe accepting a Paypal payment and then allowing the buyer to collect can leave a seller in a situation where the buyer does collect and then files an "item not received" claim with Paypal. Paypal (in the absence of any proof that the item was handed over to the buyer) sides with the buyer and the seller loses both the item and his money.

Caveat vendor!

Edited By Bill Phinn on 03/12/2018 16:52:28

You are correct, and if you are suspicious, you ask them to sign a receipt for the goods, and take a picture of their number plate as they leave, as proof. That and you make sure collection details are in an eBay PM, eBay can see all messages.

Having been an eBay user for the last 18 years, and a financial forensic investigator in a previous life, they don't even get to win any of my items if I am suspicious about them. Not the first time I have cancelled someone's bid.

Thread: Western Steam
03/12/2018 12:25:50
Posted by Bill Chugg on 03/12/2018 11:54:11:

Something like Morgan cars

Take a hefty deposit which is banked and no doubt accrues interest. Thank you, deliverywill be sometime in the future.

Not any longer. The Morgan waiting list issues of the past are just that, a thing of the past.

Thread: scam?
03/12/2018 09:40:11
Posted by colin calver on 03/12/2018 09:17:51:

I have advertised some equipment on well known second hand site for a three figure sum. A respondent has replied that he wishes to purchase at the asking price, but cannot collect until next month. If I send my name and address he will send me a certified cashiers cheque immediately. Should I be wary?

What does the purchaser's profile look like? Domicile? Feedback?

If it looks iffy, you probably need to run as fast as you can!

Who in the UK uses the term 'certified cashiers cheque'? There's no such thing anyway, it is a certified cheque or a cashiers cheque, and those are overseas terms, normally the US.

Tell the purchaser to pay in full by PayPal, or bank transfer, and they can collect when they like. You will probably never hear from them again.

Thread: Cheap carbide inserts - where's the market?
02/12/2018 23:07:55
Posted by Robin Graham on 02/12/2018 22:49:56:

Thanks Chris - interesting video. And no Gregg Wallace in sight, which is a good thing*.

I guess that reinforces my idea that no one is going to invest in such a complex and specialised process just to satisfy the hobby market. It looks like Sandvik take QC quite seriously, but I can believe that there are factories churning these things out with less attention to detail to satisfy an industrial market which doesn't need that degree of refinement. Maybe these are the cheap inserts we see on the internet. I dunno!

Robin.

*Ref is to BBC2 'Inside the Factory' if you haven't seen it - potentially interesting, but spoiled for me by by Wallace's presentation - he never gets to the interesting questions! The one on poppadums was quite thought provoking though - handmade and sundried in India, then fried over here robotically - strange world. How hard is it to fry a poppadum?

R.

Edited By Robin Graham on 02/12/2018 22:50:45

The poppadums are probably not fried in advance because the oil in them may go rancid before they are eaten.

30/11/2018 10:17:00
Posted by Bob Stevenson on 30/11/2018 08:59:49:

Well I really must apologise....... I never realised what superbly able artisans were on this site and I'm sorry i wasted everybodies time like this!

When I use my nasty cheap Chinese tools I do usually obrtain a mear mirror finish which intially surprised me as I don't get any better with some very expensive inserts/tools. Of course I've only bee na lathe owner for 34 years and also, I only make clocks, so hardly in the same league as most people here.

Rest assured that I won't post again.......

I don't think anyone was criticising you personally...........

29/11/2018 23:27:11
Posted by not done it yet on 29/11/2018 22:41:11:

That is the first video from that fellow that I have watched.

First impressions count and my first impression was that if he was sharp enough he would not have posted that video.

Sorry, but first impressions count when there is such a wide range of u-toobers out there.

I watch quite a few on different subjects but one can easily choose those, which are fully competent, from the rest.

I will take a look at one or two of his other vids to see if I could change my view on the matter. Don’t hold your breath waiting for a better review.

I’m certainly not a fully competent metalworker, but I know which, of those videos I watch, are by the better machinists.

I watched several more of the videos too.....that's a few minutes of my life I will never get back!

I was amused by his comment that there was an 'excellent finish'. I hope Mr Badger wasn't watching!

Anyone that operates a lathe with the toolpost wrench in position gives me the jitters straight away. It only has to get accidentally knocked off into the chuck jaws and you have a free face reprofiling.

As to offsetting the lathe tool in the holder to give more face clearance, why not just fully seat the tool, and offset the toolpost by rotating it several degrees?!

And yes, before seeing Jason's post, I also couldn't help but notice the wobbly revolving centre! surprise

Thread: Todays Mystery Objects?
29/11/2018 14:33:37
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 28/11/2018 16:53:11:

If Bloodhound SSC crashes into a cliff because someone made off with the drag chute clip, we know where to point the finger...

Neil

Bloodhound SSC has already crashed into a cliff, a financial one........

'Bloodhound Programme Ltd has appointed Andrew Sheridan and Geoff Rowley, partners at specialist business advisory firm FRP Advisory LLP, as joint administrators'.

Thread: Cheap carbide inserts - where's the market?
29/11/2018 10:42:50
Posted by Chris Evans 6 on 29/11/2018 09:26:45:

Part boxes sold on ebay by people who used to be in the trade and are clearing their boxes come at the right money.

Exactly what I do. Most of my inserts are NOS Kennametal or Seco bought off eBay at sensible money.

Thread: MYFORD 254 RACK
27/11/2018 22:27:06

I've never seen anyone break a 254.

 

Also try HPC;

https://www.hpcgears.com/n/products/11.racks/racks.php

 

Or Bearings r us;

https://www.bearingsrus.co.uk/gears-racks/racks

 

 

 

Edited By David Standing 1 on 27/11/2018 22:28:00

Thread: Anyone bought a new Myford
27/11/2018 22:16:45
Posted by Ian Hewson on 27/11/2018 22:10:17:

Some people have all the luck David 🤢

Just gotta keep your eyes and ears open, and be prepared to travel yes

27/11/2018 17:49:58
Posted by not done it yet on 27/11/2018 10:37:26:

I think there might not be anyone, on here, that would own up to paying out 10 grand for a lowly myford lathe!smiley

That is if there is actually anyone on the forum that would go out and spend their money that way. I would guess that any such owners/reviewers would have bought their lathe before joining the forum. smiley

Not me, but then I only paid £1,450 last year for this lowly Myford laugh

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Thread: What did you do Today 2018
19/11/2018 09:04:57
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 15/11/2018 20:17:16:

I made a quiche using a Staffordshire Oatcake for the base.

A fine piece of culinary engineering.

That almost sounds like it could have been an entrant for last year's candlestick challenge cheeky

Thread: New or Second Hand Lathe?
17/11/2018 17:15:44
Posted by ChrisB on 16/11/2018 21:38:29:

7 years later.....I hope Roger managed to find his lathe smile p

We will probably never know, he stopped posting 7 years ago wink

Thread: Death of Model Engineering?
15/11/2018 16:17:27
Posted by mechman48 on 15/11/2018 12:58:57:

Very nice work, nice video, I do like the little shaper he has.

George.

Hands off George, I got first dibs on the shaper in a post on on page 1 ...........cheeky

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