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Thread: Tramming!
30/01/2017 18:33:43
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 30/01/2017 18:28:22:

using a 4" length of square HSS as a scraper is hell on your fingers!

Neil

Not if you stick a number of lengths of insulating tape across two of the edges wink 2

Thread: What's the best way of telling a poster he's wrong?
24/01/2017 16:34:46

'What's the best way of telling a poster he is wrong?'

That largely depends on who the poster is!

There are a couple here where you would be better saying nothing at all, no names mentioned, natch......wink 2.

With them, it would be much simpler to just go outside and bang your head sharply on the wall!

Thread: Boxford screw cutting
24/01/2017 14:58:54
Posted by Tractor man on 24/01/2017 14:28:19:
David thanks for the link and the caution lol.
John I thank you for your input, I have emailed boxford spares to find if I can purchase change gears and await an answer. As you said it's not out of the way for a new machine but I may buy the most useful ones to begin with. Mick

Mick

You're welcome.

You will probably get Gary Butterworth reply to you from Boxford. I've bought Boxford 280 stuff from him in the past, and he's been pretty helpful to me.

24/01/2017 14:57:10
Posted by John Stevenson on 24/01/2017 13:52:01:

Went and looked at that link and for a brand new lathe they didn't seem over expensive by the each.

I know it would soon mount up for a set but there won't be many about second hand at this point in time although being MOD based and more than likely from the far East there might be alternatives. However they do have splines, and not a keyway.

As an exercise I too the 60 tooth and they want £32.72 for it.

Assuming 1.5 MOD then HPC who they repeatedly tell us are "Never knowingly undersold " even though their budget rack is more expensive that their standard rack. wink

Require £28.41 for the same gear but then you have to machine an internal spline.

John

I agree, I don't think they are too expensive on an individual basis either, but if you bought eight or ten gears, and paid vat, and carriage, you could soon have a bill north of £3-400.

24/01/2017 13:20:58

As that's a 'new' Boxford, Boxford have them in stock.

 

http://www.boxford-software.com/spares/x10Menu.html

 

Be prepared for a hit to your wallet though..............surprise

 

 

Edited By David Standing 1 on 24/01/2017 13:21:43

Thread: The Workshop Progress Thread (2017)
12/01/2017 20:11:30

I also commissioned a lathe today.

I picked up a bargain minter of a Super 7 back in October and took it to bits to get it home, as a friend gave me a plastic bush that he needed boring out yesterday, I thought it was time to put it back together smile p.

This afternoon I put the toolslide back on, fitted my Dickson QCTP, refitted the motor, set the pulleys up parallel, wired the motor to the junction box, and away it went (well, after a bit of terminal swopping in the junction box).

Bush sorted smile d.

12/01/2017 14:44:46

With a bit of heaving, shoving, brute force and ignorance but surprisingly not any swearing, have just managed to shoehorn an oversize pallet into the last remaining bit of floor space in my workshop (until I build an extension......).

Strapped to the pallet is a Clarkson Mk II tool cutter grinder smile p wink 2.

Thread: Number plate
12/01/2017 10:15:38

Some are acrylic, some are ABS.

Edited By David Standing 1 on 12/01/2017 10:18:05

Thread: "Gas" Threads
12/01/2017 02:53:28
Posted by Ajohnw on 11/01/2017 12:51:11:

Thanks Jason. Useful. I have a book with loads in but it's falling apart and a pc reference is useful anyway.

There will be a pdf version here for a month maybe. One of the wonders of Linux. Can be done straight from any browser.

**LINK**

I don't think there is any problem doing this providing the credits are left on the end. Not sure that freeserve exists any more either. The original doesn't.

John

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John

Freeserve > Wanadoo > Orange > EE

Thread: Colchester Master
11/01/2017 07:39:26
Posted by Ady1 on 11/01/2017 00:27:09:

Should keep you occupied until the spring

Spring 2023 wink 2.

Thread: Consumer units -how do they work?
10/01/2017 10:40:03
Posted by Toby on 10/01/2017 07:46:21:
Posted by David Standing 1 on 10/01/2017 01:44:58:
Posted by Robin Graham on 09/01/2017 23:33:06:

Extractor now working fine. I really only needed to know if it was an over current or earth leak that was tripping the box. Armed with the info that it was an earth leak, I tracked it down to a live wire which must have been trapped between the entry box and the casing, perhaps when the previous owner had fiddled with it. Squashed, but no bare wire so probably a capacitative leak. Rewire without replacing components seems to have sorted it.

End of thread?

Rob.

Edited By Robin Graham on 09/01/2017 23:36:04

Well Rob, that's taken all the fun out of it! laugh.

but good news it was a easy fix

Indeed smiley.

10/01/2017 01:44:58
Posted by Robin Graham on 09/01/2017 23:33:06:

Extractor now working fine. I really only needed to know if it was an over current or earth leak that was tripping the box. Armed with the info that it was an earth leak, I tracked it down to a live wire which must have been trapped between the entry box and the casing, perhaps when the previous owner had fiddled with it. Squashed, but no bare wire so probably a capacitative leak. Rewire without replacing components seems to have sorted it.

End of thread?

Rob.

Edited By Robin Graham on 09/01/2017 23:36:04

Well Rob, that's taken all the fun out of it! laugh.

Thread: Varnish or not
09/01/2017 22:29:03
Posted by Dod on 09/01/2017 22:24:28:

But do whatever floats your boat unless it is illegal, immoral or fattening.

I can probably turn a blind eye to all three, perhaps all at once wink 2.

Thread: Electronic mouse trap
08/01/2017 22:49:13
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 08/01/2017 21:28:18:

I've found that the simple humane traps work more reliably than 'little nipper' although I have a large Longworth type trap used for everything from mice to gerbil recapture.

Rats, I used to use an extra-large spring trap or my air rifle, but for various reasons they are mostly absent now (cats help).

Neil

I also have a rat issue, Fenn Mk 6 traps and likewise an air rifle are effective!

08/01/2017 21:00:40

Rentokil Advanced mouse trap, and a pea sized ball of peanut butter, works for me, I catch endless mice with this.

Thread: Consumer units -how do they work?
06/01/2017 19:53:44

John

The mcb's in the CU you linked are screwed to the busbar. You just can't see it, under the busbar cover at the bottom smiley.

06/01/2017 19:37:11
Posted by Ajohnw on 06/01/2017 19:33:54:

The OP said it's a dc motor David. Or universal. There may be capacitor in it but only for suppression.

If starting current is causing his problem the C curve might help.

surpriseIt seems that garage CU's should only have on lighting and one power connection !

Vic If the electrician wont do it you could try pulling it out and fitting one yourself. It very probably will pull out just like wire fuse blocks do. We can change those ourselves - or at least replace the fuse.

John

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John

As mentioned by Toby, the mcb's will probably be screwed to the CU busbar.

 

Oh, and another thing to mention (I think Toby might have done earlier) is that there is no standardisation with CU's and mcb's across different manufacturers, so a Wylex C curve mcb probably won't fit the cutouts in a Crabtree CU, and so on.

Edited By David Standing 1 on 06/01/2017 19:40:00

06/01/2017 19:35:27
Posted by Toby on 06/01/2017 19:33:04:
Posted by David Standing 1 on 06/01/2017 19:19:50:

I put a C curve mcb in a spare way in the garage consumer unit myself, and took a direct feed via a switched outlet for the compressor off this.

Voila, no more tripping.

You forgot to mention that you also did a loop impedance test to check the C type will trip correct....

I have been sitting here expecting a comment/question from you wink 2.

06/01/2017 19:19:50
Posted by Vic on 06/01/2017 17:01:40:

I need a C type CB in my box to stop occasional trips but I can't seem to get anyone to fit one. The last two sparkles that have done work for us conveniently forgot to do it.

 

I asked the OP if he had a capacitor start motor way back in this thread, and if he was running it off a B curve or C curve mcb, but didn't get an answer.

At my previous house I was running a single phase compressor with a 3hp motor and capacitor start, and these are notorious for tripping out B curve mcb's.

I put a C curve mcb in a spare way in the garage consumer unit myself, and took a direct feed via a switched outlet for the compressor off this.

Voila, no more tripping.

Edited By David Standing 1 on 06/01/2017 19:22:36

Edited By David Standing 1 on 06/01/2017 19:23:51

06/01/2017 10:20:04

Does the extractor motor have a capacitor start?

If yes, is it running off a B curve mcb, or a C curve?

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