Here is a list of all the postings Dave Halford has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: The age old question of varnishing....|
Cellulose certainly would not suit the base colour enamel paint unless you need to strip it.
I found an acrylic lacquer in spray but that came out a bit cloudy looking.
|Thread: Anyone know about buying freehold to a house in the north|
I think this below says it all, no leasehold property is worth the same as an identical freehold one.
|Thread: Axminster SU1 Horizontal Mill|
Big brother without a knee ??
|Thread: Help and advice on a drill bit for hardened steel|
Carbide tipped will drill it, allegedly possible with a reground masonry bit.
If this is to drill out an exhaust manifold stud or thermostat housing it is probably rusted in and the welding method is best
|Thread: Built-up edge|
And sometimes the tip does flake anyway depending on carbide quality.
|Thread: Heat insulation|
Assuming you need this to insulate the boiler tube whilst silver soldering either end.
Glass fibre will melt, Rockwool whilst looking the same is OK and makes a huge difference. it's best to test it with some red hot copper scrap.
You can also use bulk Vermiculite from old fashioned garden centres, it may also be available from gas fitter suppliers, my 1988 gas fire install had half a sacks worth underneath it.
|Thread: Cast iron cabinet theft|
Anything left on the pavement is fly tipping and some councils are quite aggressive about it.
Anything left in your front garden is fair game to passing scrappies, that includes your new pushchair left by the front door.
I suggest half a day trawling around the local weighing in yards might find it.
|Thread: Warco WM18 milling head shake ( technically spindle is precessing) when plunge milling a blind slot.|
Plunge milling is very aggressive it'll find any lash in the Z.
Is the column moving and adding to the problem?
|Thread: Resistance Soldering question|
Put a small sheet of copper between the work and electrode?
|Thread: Any geologists out there?|
You can see rock on the IOW coast intertidal zone with holes like that with little red sea anemones at the bottom
|Thread: DIY glass fibre pulley?|
Barbell weights would be a better option, the chances of a pulley made from short chopped strand coming apart as big sharp chunks underload load and at speed isn't a chance I would personally take.
|Thread: Has to be seen to be believed|
That hacked fire hole looks familiar I think it's been on before without the shiny finish.
Can't beat this one though link on sale for at least a year, the wording gets angrier as time drags oh so slowly on.
|Thread: 3 jaw runout problems|
Rich, This sounds like a chuck with I assume soft jaws?
I found with my Tudor style chuck you need to have both the tee nut and the top jaw matching the position on the body. have you checked the body runs true first?
|Thread: Aero Fuel|
Didn't the Brazilian produced VW Beetle come in two flavours petrol or alcohol?
|Thread: Unusual GPO hammer?|
We called the armature adjuster a knacker cracker.
Everything had a number, that should be a hammer (use it was meant for) number 68, never seen any tool with a depot name on it but then London was always a bit special.
Long nose pliers were Pliers Wiring number 81, we just called them 81s.
As the owner of a jeep I get the choice of US (or Queen Anne, Yanks are so behind the times) gallon/mile or litre / 100km personally the EU version takes too long to get the result
|Thread: Water in fuel|
I meant with the tank empty and it would also apply to Motorcycles laid up over winter. the tank stays dry.
Modern fuel systems use the water temp sensor mostly to work out the required fuel charge.
|Thread: Startrite Drill Press(benchtop) - stuck chuck|
Startrite also make woodworking machinery
|Thread: Water in fuel|
Plenty of car fuel tanks used to rust through in the seventies, likewise motorcycles and lawnmowers, then it was just lead as an additive (I'm ignoring Cleveland Discol ).
Leaving the cap off stopped lawnmower tank rust in the shed.
I thought the issue with modern fuels was gumming in the fuel lines when left standing?
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