Here is a list of all the postings Frances IoM has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: I need to cut chamfers into x64 pieces of mild steel - any advice?|
|make a simple U-shaped jig out of MDF with a trough with a 45deg angle at both ends with a 90 element at one end with a threaded rod etc to compress all bits lay 2 strips of steel on top of along the top of the U sides so arranged so that the top of steel lowest place to file then use a large file and exercise your arm - if you can case harden the steel strips so much the better|
Edited By Frances IoM on 03/09/2021 14:59:15
|Thread: Parting off help!|
|unless the WM180 has changed significantly chucks, faceplates etc are bolted to a flange - just look between the rear of the chuck and the headstock - small fingers are useful here as you will find when you swop chucks.|
It runs fine in reverse but at a slower speed set by the electronics - the major problem with the WM180 (apart from lack of a tumbler) is no meat on the cross slide on which to fasten anything.
Edited By Frances IoM on 02/09/2021 19:32:59
|Thread: Looking for a compact and safe mains lead connector|
|the 2-pin connectors may be found in moulded connection - I have several salvaged from old Sky boxes gleaned from my local amenity site. Interestingly they all use a distinctive round format 13amp plug but with a 5amp fuse..|
Not sure re bulkhead fittings as most I have were designed for PCB mounting with the PCB also mounting switches etc
Edited By Frances IoM on 31/08/2021 15:52:13
|Thread: small white spots|
Quite why this tracker is on the site is not clear other that the site owners get paid for reducing users' privacy.
Edited By Frances IoM on 25/08/2021 17:27:40
|Thread: Clinging to the Past|
|I know I have recommended this before but Seb Falk in "The Light Ages" shows how a counting board or abacus made even division of Roman Numeral relatively easy (see pp 39-41) but obviously not a easy as Hindu-Arabic notation|
|Thread: What Did You Do Today 2021|
|and for those that want a balanced article there are 4 pages of the Sept 2021 issue of "Practical Electronics" devoted to both genders of this plug as well as explaining the "neutrik" angle|
Edited By Frances IoM on 14/08/2021 16:26:45
|Thread: You could not make it up ! [Olympic Cycling]|
|I'm all for virtual Peletons - the real thing is a real nuisance on narrow Manx main roads which are not cyclist friendly - at last there is now a start on cycle paths separated from fast traffic including re-instating two of the removed bridges on the old MNR route from St Johns to Ramsey.|
|Thread: Warco WM180|
forgot to add photo
|my simple handle - 22mm OD cutdown to fit into bore - a 6mm threaded rod at one end thru the hole in the fixing of the wheel to the rod (so long ago can't remember how but locktite probably involved ) and at other end a wedge drawn into the (crudely) split tube to jam it in the bore|
Looking at it in more detail looks as though I drilled a 12mm hole in wheel then locktited a top hat sized to fit into tube - I added a bearing between the tightening nut and the wheel
Edited By Frances IoM on 22/07/2021 15:57:44
|about 93 million miles away - though local weather there can be somewhat hot|
|Thread: Bench grinder|
|did you swop the washers around as maybe the good one is now on the outside rather than inside against the shoulder?|
|The metal washers either side of the wheel often are very poor and need squaring or even replacing - one butts against a usually poorly cut shoulder. Also is either wheel too loose on the spindle|
|Thread: The beginnings of Mobile Telephony|
|DECT phones are moveable but are not cell phones in the usual sense.|
|visited Nokia in early to mid 80s as company I was consulting for wanted to sell them software - their early development mobile phone was somewhat bigger than a house brick and weighed possibly more.|
|Thread: Digital CNC phase converter build|
|the power consumption you mention is more like a small to medium size industrial unit than a domestic or a even a farm setting - are there no suitable industrial units for rent.|
|Thread: Garmin sat nav|
|many 1st gen sat navs keep a fairly detailed record of last journeys made - this can be uploaded if for example you connect to a PC (these days only with your consent tho in past I think such consent was implied when you operated the device)|
|modern car sat-nav and engine diagnostics are often linked to a mobile phone sim - that could easily provide data back to Garmin|
|Thread: Mobility scooter spares|
|anyone who has come into contact with the disability market is well aware that the prices are grossly (obscenely) inflated - likewise if a contractor knows it is a job is paid for by a disability grant. The market attitude seems to be why not take advantage of those who are in need of help.|
|Thread: Taps and Dies|
|not sure a set is a good way - if you are doing mainly thru holes a spiral tap is faster - unless you are dealing with v hard materials just a 2nd and a bottoming tap will be needed for non thru holes (tho you may need to take the bottoming tap to the grinder as many come with a tapered end).|
Split dies are much easier especially on hard material.
|Thread: Driving style predicts Alzeimer’s …|
|"70 Mph IS the maximum speed limit" only in UK - elsewhere you can find unrestricted roads - whether it is safe to greatly exceed 70 is another matter.|
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