Here is a list of all the postings Brian Sweeting has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Mini Lathe|
That looks like a bargain there Peter.
With my safety hat on I would suggest putting the on/off switch to the front of the lathe. It's easier to reach than stretching over a spinning machine.
|Thread: Honda Brake Cable|
Thank you Alan for the update and I'm so glad that you have resolved the issue.
|Thread: Recovering from disaster|
Fortunately for me not a problem that I have suffered but I wonder whether taking a photographic record of your shed/workshop/tools would act as an aide memoire for after the event.
|Thread: Spare a thought for Neil|
Likewise, stay safe boss.
If I remember rightly the thumb to fingertip exercise had a progressive visual result, if you start with thumb/index finger then when you can reach to your little finger you are almost there.
Good luck with it all, I'm sure things will be great, I know her lack of pain was a bonus for both of us
Sorry Nigel, I forgot to read back on this thread.
Just checked with my wife and with the first op she was back at work (office receptionist, paperwork, data entry, phones etc) after 6 weeks with driving a few weeks later.
The second she wasn't working but was carer for my mother and she was back driving etc after 6 weeks.
The exercises involved squeezing on a rubber type ball to strengthen things and touching each fingertip with the tip of the thumb. Like all recuperation you get back what you put in.
Not sure if this makes a difference but she had her carpal tunnels done some years prior to this work.
Edited By Brian Sweeting on 01/02/2020 16:07:14
Not me but my wife has had both hands done, not at the same time I must add.
She had been having injections for some time but they were getting less effective. Don't know if it has been offered to you but she had the procedures done under local anesthesia and would highly recommend that method. The recovery time was greatly improved and recovery was also reasonably painfree, she was sent home with painkillers but only used paracetamol to subdue it.
The hand exercises post-op were soon mastered and apart from some loss of strength overall she is 100% better and glad that she had it done.
The only downside from my point of view is that she didn't think it wise to take the vacuum cleaner duties back after her recovery.
Edited By Brian Sweeting on 29/01/2020 16:08:03
|Thread: Tuna Can Blower|
Great job, well done.
|Thread: Honda Brake Cable|
A couple of thoughts...
1. Are the fork legs correctly fitted in the yokes?
2. Have the handlebars been fitted with risers?
|Thread: Where are tool fairs/swap-meets advertised?|
Being in Somerset then you could try one of events at the Shepton Mallet showground.
Google will the this year.
|Thread: The cultural status of engineers in the UK|
Been there, done that. Here in the UK I ended up calling myself a Technician as I didn't have any qualifications just experience but I did know some engineers.
|Thread: Our Emmie|
The Barge Trust the written details, are they any use?
Edited By Brian Sweeting on 01/01/2020 18:09:32
|Thread: A Santa Special to forget.|
Looks like the didn't check couplings properly.
|Thread: 3 in 1 Lathe/Mill for $139? Early chistmas present perhaps?|
Stand well back, I got caught recently, only about £25, by a site containing almost the same terms, conditions and promises.
They will send you something so that a tracking document can be verified keeping Paypal so very careful. In my case I received a small envelope complete with customs, it was mind you.
|Thread: Digital Phase converter...|
If you want an inexpensive way to measure the inrush current of your lathe you can get an amp probe attachment for a multimeter from here **LINK**
Seems a good way of some useful thread length being preserved for the bullbar that has be removed or replaced after any impact damage in the future.
|Thread: Rake angle on Cutting Tools.....memory tips???|
Do what some tutors do, make a wooden model of the tool with all the angles on them along their uses.
|Thread: Undrilling a hole in brass?|
You could always have described it as an oiling point. 😉
Edited By Brian Sweeting on 18/11/2019 17:11:36
|Thread: Stuart steam boiler HB4 with roaring chimney..|
Sounds to me that the burner is not operating correctly, the flame is burning somewhere away from the burner itself.
What gas are you using, is there good airflow?
|Thread: What is it/they called?|
I sometimes find when searching for things that writing the full question that you need to ask is often the best way of starting. Let Google, or whichever search engine you use, pick out the best key words for you.
On the theme of this topic I came across a site with pictures of a good range of different handles...
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