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Member postings for Brian Sweeting

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Thread: small cast iron flywheel
31/05/2018 23:48:25

Probably not ideal but have you looked at cast iron casters?

An sample here on eBay


Thread: Help please Machinery ID
26/05/2018 18:52:50

We're typing too fast for each other I think. wink

26/05/2018 18:50:32

Sorry Paul, no photo visible. (Edit - photos just showed up so please ignore this post.)

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 26/05/2018 18:51:48

Thread: What's the best alternative to 'loctited'
22/05/2018 15:37:00

Just been having a quick look around the Loctite website and came across the term "retain".

Their retaining compounds seem to cover usage from loose to interference fits.

I think retain is a good choice because it doesn't imply a non-failing joint that words such secured can do.


Thread: Compressor - stand on end?
18/05/2018 19:43:55

The reservoir can be mounted however you wish but the compressor needs to be kept the right way up to ensure correct lubrication.

Thread: power hacksaws
14/05/2018 18:01:44

There is some info available from


A picture shows "use light hydraulic oil" which doesn't help a great deal does it?

[Edit] Been reading a bit from here I would suggest an ISO 32 or 46.

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 14/05/2018 18:08:12

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 14/05/2018 18:09:11

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 14/05/2018 18:09:38

Thread: I/C Running on gas
13/05/2018 21:59:24

A simple needle valve can be used to regulate the gas flow, that is all that is used for plumbers blowtorches etc.

Thread: Smoke Generator 5" Diesel Locomotive
12/05/2018 23:33:33

Lots of smoke generators on Google but try here...


No info on runtime sadly.

Thread: Myford Tachometer
09/05/2018 14:35:00

Are you saying that the tacho does not work?

If so, have you tried reversing the poles of the magnet?

Thread: Oilers simple Myford ML4 mandrel
05/05/2018 22:04:25

Some here **LINK** don't know what size you need.

Google "small cup oilers".

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 05/05/2018 22:05:03

Thread: Adeptus Propellus
05/05/2018 16:03:39

Reading a tale from there was a fellow who fitted a 1/4hp 1400rpm motor to his Adept, no doubt via countershaft.

A larger motor will only give problems if you get a jam-up when working and the motor can overcome your jam. It might be able to cause more damage because of its extra strength. Perhaps make sure that your belt drive runs somewhat slack so that it can slip if it needs to.

Thread: WM14 Mill Drill lubrication
03/05/2018 18:04:07

Seems to be a popular question, have read of this older thread....


Thread: Governor for the Muncaster engine
03/05/2018 14:31:32

Do these drawings help at all, pages 24 and 25 of the document.


Thread: sundial
30/04/2018 18:27:02

Looks very good, quite jealous.

Thread: Hello from Devon
29/04/2018 15:50:19

Yes, welcome Ron.

Seems like you've joined the part-built workshop team like me.

Brian (Newton Abbot)

Thread: Aldi 3 drawer steel toolchest
27/04/2018 14:41:51

Mousehole could provide a means of securing the toolbox to the workshop perhaps.

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 27/04/2018 14:42:27

Thread: sundial drawings
21/04/2018 15:08:29

You could start here.... **LINK**

Thread: Home workshop fatal tragedy
21/04/2018 15:05:02

Obviously not otherwise there wouldn't be any local news for a very long time.

Posted by Hopper on 21/04/2018 02:10:40:

From our local news:

Neighbours described the blast as like a “nuclear bomb going off”.

Thread: Department of Work and Pensions
19/04/2018 19:05:10

duplicate, deleted.

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 19/04/2018 19:05:50

19/04/2018 19:05:10

If you save it carefully for two months you might be able to treat yourself to a cup of coffee whilst out shopping.


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