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Member postings for Dave Halford

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Thread: Will cash become obsolete ?
07/04/2020 10:34:00

Plenty of old people still going to b'ham city centre banks and withdrawing £20.

Every car park machine that I use only takes cash.

Thread: I once built a go cart
06/04/2020 16:56:10

My old neighbour had a proper 125 cart he used to race, one day I caught him cleaning a tyre mark off the back of his helmet after someone rear-ended him. His missus never found out.

06/04/2020 10:58:40

True mine had pram wheels held on with bent nails round the axles.

Thread: Todays news -- well done
06/04/2020 10:14:55
Posted by Steviegtr on 06/04/2020 00:03:23:

Does anyone know if you buy a frozen item & the packaging is contaminated. When you bring it home & put it in the freezer, does that freeze the virus. Just for it to come back at room temperature. ?????


That's what a spray of detox as it was called is for Steve, cardboard or plastic, psst, sorted.

Thread: Which Lathe???
05/04/2020 20:06:33

Harrison M300, there's 4 on ebay in the UK, 2 might be OK, 2 are junk.

Prices are pretty much the same

Thread: Possible protection from Covid
04/04/2020 10:06:46
Posted by Guy Lamb on 03/04/2020 17:52:29:

Tried that, only made my hair grow.

In that case I want need one

Thread: Removing (decorators) paint from Myford Panel
02/04/2020 11:28:01

That sounds like an add on ebay a few years ago.

Refurbished lathe from a 'school'. All bright blue and new looking except they had spray painted everything in one go including lead screw, bed and chuck.

Thread: How can I remove this mould from painted surface?
02/04/2020 11:07:41

When you read Google carefully it mostly says hard surfaces, as in glass, metal and glazed surfaces of tiles which will clean with a cloth anyway.

Most coatings have a porous bit which is why moulds get into gloss paint and silicone sealer.

Linky this is as good as any link

In the OP's case there's apparently no mould on the hard anodised surfaces, just the powder coat, so it may have grown into the coating. There nothing to stop trying bleach, it may reduce the black but it will grow back given half a chance.

02/04/2020 09:33:06

Bleach does not kill mould, it just bleaches it. Anything sold as a mould killer won't be just bleach.

Thread: New design of mains plug?
31/03/2020 18:01:34
Posted by Maurice Taylor on 31/03/2020 16:16:52:

Can anybody remember why we changed from red and black wires to brown and blue for live and neutral ? I think this was approx 50 years ago for flex but only 15 years ago for twin and earth.

Harmonisation with Europe, all the wiring colours changed including 3ph and DC. You can go into a BT exch and see warning labels everywhere with blue cable on both live and 0V depending on date of install.

Except Europe mostly ignored it.

Thread: band a bond belting
29/03/2020 19:01:55

A soldering iron used to work ok, melt both ends at the same time and bring them together whilst still wet.

Thread: What are you doing to stay safe
28/03/2020 12:16:21

We follow the latest advise.

2M personal spacing.

Post gets left alone for 72 hours.

Dry shopping gets left alone in the bags for 72 hours.

Stuff for the Fridge or freezer gets sprayed with Dettox.

The most dangerous thing I can do is go shopping.

People think 1M is enough space, there's even signs up saying 1M is OK so there's no screens at the tills, but there are 2M tape marks on the floor at the tills??? Till queues get crossed by other shoppers due to the gaps.

28/03/2020 11:50:31
Posted by Samsaranda on 27/03/2020 10:30:30:

Bob, I believe that Dettol is poisonous to cats and dogs so I would switch to using just soapy water on the dogs paws. Soap is apparently the most effective agent to use against the virus, it breaks down the outer coating of the virus and renders it unable to penetrate cells.
Dave W

Just to add to this.

The Industrial disinfectant that when diluted turns white goes through the skin and bites you hard. A workmates Pilot brother who flew routes into the Scottish islands during the last foot and mouth outbreak tripped at the bottom of the plane steps and got the stuff from the footbath on his clothes. Unfortunately it was too strong a solution and he felt unwell on the return trip, he ended up spending weeks in hospital unable to walk. Two years later he still couldn't fly.


Edited By Dave Halford on 28/03/2020 12:04:37

Thread: Arboga em825
28/03/2020 11:01:28

If you got the same depth of cut along the 10" length you expected then nothing moved smiley

If you don't clamp the quill the cutter will chatter

Thread: Neilson air line fittings
28/03/2020 10:53:16

They use non standard fittings like the Aldi / Lidl compressors. Some people have found euro fittings will work on Chinese stuff, whereas I have not.

The threads that these fittings screw into however are standard air line so you can swap them.

Thread: Tuna Can Blower
28/03/2020 10:26:42
Posted by not done it yet on 23/01/2020 08:46:49:
Posted by Mike Poole on 22/01/2020 17:58:24:

Give the tuna to the cat and you have won a cansmiley


Might be OK for a veggie, but def not for a vegan? They would only have vegetarian cats, at best (presumably).🙂

Only if the cat was made from vegetables

Thread: Tom Senior light X Axis power feed
27/03/2020 09:46:23
Posted by Steviegtr on 26/03/2020 20:23:57:

I wish. Cannot make my mind up if it is a big block or small.



Small block

Thread: Big lumps of Cast Iron
26/03/2020 21:03:07

Rapid Metals do huge blocks of cast iron, a tidly 6" cube might be in the scrap box Currently closed due to our daily nightmare.

Thread: Mute Microphone in Windows 10
26/03/2020 15:19:10
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 26/03/2020 15:16:32:
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 26/03/2020 14:29:09:

That works... but when I switched on audi recorder it started up again.


That’s a clever bit of product placement by VAG

... does it also do that with the other brands ?

devil MichaelG.

It's probably part of the sat nav blocker system

Thread: Tom Senior light X Axis power feed
26/03/2020 15:13:31
Posted by Steviegtr on 26/03/2020 11:20:48:
Posted by Dave Halford on 26/03/2020 10:46:31:


Steve is Tim 'The Tool man' Taylor star of Tool Time in disguise.

Everyone knows a machine tool is improved with more power, preferably V8 and a dash of Nitro. smiley

You wanna see my Barbecue.


Thought all the Bessemer Converters had been retired m8

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