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Thread: Kerry drill model
14/12/2016 17:32:35


You have too much time on your hands!

And yes, I am jealous..........

And yes again, I can't wait to see this finished cool.

Thread: VAT criticisms?
14/12/2016 17:28:56
Posted by Ian Phillips on 14/12/2016 14:57:40:

as a layman I get my knowledge from the BBC

Ian P

And, sadly, we know how shockingly biased the BBC can be sad.

Thread: What shall I build to please the boss?
13/12/2016 10:15:24
Posted by Iain Downs on 13/12/2016 07:17:33:

Honey drizzle and rolling pin sound good, but sadly all the cooking is done by 'im indoors and not SWMBO.


Lol, me too. I'd just be making kitchen stuff for myself - mind you, I do need a better coffee tamper (thanks Ian for the suggestion), and I do have a big chunk of suitable brass bar sitting in the metal box................

12/12/2016 21:58:55
Posted by Ian S C on 12/12/2016 10:53:51:

One thing I made for my brother in law was a stainless steel coffee (not sure what it's name is) hammer/compressor. you'll need a bit of stainless about 2" dia x 3" or so long, You will find them in the shops, here they cost up to $NZ80.

Ian S C


If you mean what I think you mean, you mean a tamper.

From, a coffee snob wink 2.

Thread: Pratt Burnerd 6 inch 4 jaw independant lathe chuck
12/12/2016 19:26:25

Edit: Typing as Mark posted!


Edited By David Standing 1 on 12/12/2016 19:26:58

12/12/2016 19:24:26
Posted by sean logie on 12/12/2016 19:01:07:

the gauges tell me that the threads are 7G 1/8-1/4 .



Can you be clear exactly what your lathe nose thread is? In the Q & A on the chuck listed on eBay you say it is 8tpi, but don't show the diameter of the thread, and the bit above doesn't make sense.

Edited By David Standing 1 on 12/12/2016 19:24:51

Thread: Bassett-Lowke 2 1/2 inch flying scotsman
12/12/2016 17:38:32


It's a shame we won't see this finished, but that has to be your choice.

However, as Michael says, I can only approve your choice of how to spend the proceeds - I have had Naim and Linn hi-fi for about 30years now smile d.

Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
12/12/2016 12:43:24
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 11/12/2016 16:58:54:
Posted by Muzzer on 11/12/2016 16:38:39:

That Land Rover seems to have a rather unusual construction, assuming that's what it is. Not like any I've seen before. Possibly a hand made one-off body?


That, Sir, would be a Shooting Brake



No, Sir, that is a standard Land Rover that crashed into grandad's garden workshop wink 2.

Thread: Using a debt collection agency.
30/11/2016 20:50:58
Posted by Mark P. on 30/11/2016 19:02:31:
Alan, he has a string of CCJs against him so another one will not bother him! Even my solicitor says taking him to court would be a waste of money!
Mark P.


Ask your solicitor what he thinks of my suggestion.


Thread: Safety and superglue chucks
30/11/2016 16:51:42
Posted by David lawrence 3 on 30/11/2016 15:30:01:

after 3 more attempts with a top rated superglue it happen again so I stopped and made a mandrill for the RT.

You glued a monkey to your faceplate? That's a bit p

Thread: Using a debt collection agency.
28/11/2016 15:15:05


You have PM!


28/11/2016 14:25:35
Posted by Mark P. on 28/11/2016 12:26:45:
Hello all, has anyone on here ever used a debt collection agency, and what were the pros and cons?
Regards Mark P.

Is it a one off debt?

Is it a company or an individual?

Is it over £750?

Do they have the money to pay you?

My background is debt collection..........not touting for business - I am retired now! - but can guide you as to what the right approach might be.

Edited By David Standing 1 on 28/11/2016 14:26:17

Thread: Measuring PCD holes
28/11/2016 14:05:38
Posted by Nick_G on 28/11/2016 13:27:36:
Posted by David Standing 1 on 28/11/2016 12:36:01:

Friend of a friend needs to be extremely careful in how he has spacers made and fitted if he doesn't want sheared wheel bolts/studs and then the wheel parting company at speed.



TBH I thought their use had been banned years ago back in the late 70's - early 80's due to their use and other modifications causing poor handling and effecting the whole balance of the car. Not to mention stud shearing.

I 'think' this craze all started in the UK of putting flares onto wheel arches, widening the wheel base, lowering the front and jacking up the rear due to the US TV series Starskey and Hutch.

Of course said 'victim' car had to then have the obligatory stripe, stick in sun visor with names on and most importantly a monster size CB antenna. wink



I was there, been there done that blush.

And that's how I know wink 2.

28/11/2016 12:36:01

Friend of a friend needs to be extremely careful in how he has spacers made and fitted if he doesn't want sheared wheel bolts/studs and then the wheel parting company at speed.

The wheel should be located on a spigot that forms part of the hub, as it will be as originally fitted on the car by the manufacturer. If you are making spacers, the spacer needs to be bored with a female spigot housing on its inside face that has a tight fit to the hub spigot. In turn the spacer also needs to have a hub centric spigot machined on its outer face to locate snugly in the wheel centre.

Both female and male spigots on the spacer need to be exactly co-centric with each other, or it can set up a centrifugal imbalance which can be impossible to balance out, and be dangerous as it puts a lot of loading force on wheel bearings and ball joints.

ALL of the wheel bolt /stud clamping effort is designed to be only for that, in other words neither the studs/bolts or their cone shaped mating surfaces are designed to take any lateral shear force, the hub to wheel spigot should take care of that.

If you know all this already, my apologies.

Thread: Machine Bench on castors
17/11/2016 12:49:50
Posted by Mark Whelan on 16/11/2016 10:43:08:

Hi Guys,

I about to be welding up a new workbench as a home for my new myford/drummond and westbury milling machines, and I was just having a debate with myself about putting the whole table on some castors for flexability in my limited space.

Neither machine is particularly heavy, but it still seems slightly odd in my head.

Anybody else have any horror/success stories?


I saw a steel bench pictured on here recently, where the person had built it with castors so it could be moved, but next to the castors on each corner he had also fitted a bolt and locknut, which could be screwed down to lift the castors off the ground, in order to locate the bench securely. You could also no doubt use these for machine levelling, if required. Seems like a logical solution.

17/11/2016 12:45:51

Noting all this talk about MDF, OSB, chipboard and ply, it will be fascinating to see how the OP gets on with that, given his first post states he is 'welding up a new workbench'! wink

Thread: Books
16/11/2016 08:24:32
Posted by Mike E. on 16/11/2016 08:04:21:

Couldn't find books in their menu, and when I typed in "books" or "engineering books" nothing came up either ?

It is in the right hand side menu, just before half way down, titled 'Engineering books and DVD's'.

Thread: What's the best place to buy and sell lathes and millers.
10/11/2016 20:40:41


Takes you to all those sources, and so many more.

Thread: Bore Reducer
10/11/2016 08:48:37
Posted by Michael Walters on 10/11/2016 00:47:42:
Posted by David Standing 1 on 09/11/2016 17:52:08:
Posted by Dod on 08/11/2016 22:37:13:

So when exactly does a pipe become a tube?

In my interpretation, a tube is normally structural in some way, and not intended to carry any substance.

A pipe carries a substance - liquid, gas, air etc.

They are identical when they are a piece of pipe/tube of identical dimensions before they are put into use, they change definition according to their end use.

So i guess a tube of paint/toothpaste/gel/smarties is just using the term out of context? The word tubular describes a shape, i.e tube-like it doesn't covey a purpose. A pipe can be described to be tubular for example. Therefore they must be one and the same thing.

This is just like asking when a painting becomes a drawing. You're essentially doing the same thing with both, just using different mediums but they could be described as either. E.g surely an ink blot "drawing" has brush strokes painted onto it? Or Lucian Freud's life "drawings" are actually paintings? The only reasonable conclusion is they can be both.

Michael W

Edited By Michael Walters on 10/11/2016 01:10:05



You obviously have far more time on your hands than me, I was fast asleep at 01:10 wink.

This is now way off original topic, let's leave it here smiley.

Edited By David Standing 1 on 10/11/2016 08:50:06

Thread: Broken part of quickchange toolpost
09/11/2016 21:45:14

I can answer 1)

It was probably made in China, and built down to a price, and not up to a quality.

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