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Member postings for Brian Sweeting

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Thread: Hobby related jokes
27/02/2018 14:46:21
Posted by Martin 100 on 27/02/2018 10:55:05:

Using the manufacturing techniques Myford used to use you might see why 8k was the price to the customer.

But with the 'new Myford' it's difficult to see how it's ended up the same price. For sure it's a lot more 'complicated' than a boxy relatively rough piece of cast iron from the far east, and it's almost certainly better finished but it's one hell a lot of money for not much metal. It only comes with one chuck and is powered by a 0.75kW motor.

But it's not actually '8k' its actually 8150 + VAT

A staggering £9780

To put that in perspective for 30k (plus VAT) you can buy a very capable (far east built with UK support) 3 axis CNC vertical machining centre with an 18" x 14" x 14" axis travel, an 8k CAT40 spindle with a 7.5kW motor (machine weight 2.6 tonne) or for that same 30k (plus VAT) a CNC turning centre that will swing a foot diameter, a foot long, with a 12 station turret, with a 6000rpm spindle powered by a 13kW motor (machine weight 3.2 tonne)

Of course neither of those will sit in the corner of a tiny shed but 9780 quid for just 180kg of machinery? That's 54 quid per kg or £24.50 per pound or £1.50 per ounce

If you have to explain a joke then it isn't funny.

Thread: Unidentified Rule
26/02/2018 14:52:43

Slide rule forerunner perhaps?

Damn clever our forebears weren't they?

Thread: Silver soldering.
24/02/2018 22:04:18

Is foil the same as tape?

If so then CupAlloys sell it.


Thread: Mig gas pressure ,what happened ?
23/02/2018 19:04:47

Sounds like you might only have a single stage regulator. The outlet pressure can change as the inlet pressure falls.

A two stage regulator would avoid that problem.

A brief description from Wiki here **LINK**

Thread: Making brass and bronze
22/02/2018 19:53:00

Bronze is an alloy mainly if copper and tin.

If you trust Youtube then there are a fair few clips showing how to do it.

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 22/02/2018 19:53:53

Thread: 10,000 Year Clock now under construction
22/02/2018 14:39:15

Who'se going to be around to see if it works properly I wonder?

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 22/02/2018 14:39:31

Thread: Finding authors in these postings
21/02/2018 23:39:55

Nice one Neil.

Michael G, yes your link worked and brought up a range of 'Brians'

I have just tried with Brian Wood successfully, how strange. I wonder if uncleared caches or something similar was causing my search to fail earlier.

21/02/2018 19:10:44

I'm with Brian also.

The main search method did not work on my Android tablet running Chrome.

Thread: Tool trips RCD intermittently
21/02/2018 19:02:21

With regard to the various leakages that happen with motors you should really use motor rated MCBs.

Look at type C MCB.


Edited By Brian Sweeting on 21/02/2018 19:07:27

20/02/2018 16:05:17

Have you checked the on/off switch and any safety switches?

By the way there is NO NEED TO SHOUT we read lowercase quite easily.

Thread: Maplin Electronics Stores
20/02/2018 13:43:39

Haven't been to a Maplin in years but even then i noticed the shortage of skilled staff.

I think the keen electronics biased staff have gone onto more well paid and worthy employment in direct proportion to the fall off in keen home enthusiastic amateurs.

18/02/2018 21:56:02

Just a forum date test post.

Thread: Makita 12volt drill
17/02/2018 18:57:00

Probably the trigger unit.

Thread: Portable generator
15/02/2018 17:49:09

What does the data plate say about FLC/FLA or LRA?


Thread: Strip Down to Clean New Warco 250V
14/02/2018 17:39:14

The handbook should give you maintenance instructions which cover this topic.

Thread: Self tapping sheet metal screws
14/02/2018 14:03:43

Have you looked at self drilling screws for sheet metal, vast array of types and sizes.

Just an example here.... **LINK**

Thread: Australia is not a country???
12/02/2018 14:50:50

My head hurts. yes​

Thread: set a status under forum name in My Friends.
11/02/2018 19:00:06
Posted by Ian P on 11/02/2018 15:53:17:
Posted by Brian Sweeting on 11/02/2018 14:25:57:

It just lets you put in a small comment if you wish.

I have "Retired & happy in South Devon." in mine.

Purely out of interest/boredom I looked to see where your comment was visible. I dont recall seeing anybody else's status comments so I assumed nobody bothered to use them.

Since you do actually have a comment (so I know at least somebody has bothered) I tried to find it.

Its does not show in any of your postings, It does not show in your profile (you dont have one) so where is it?

I think I put a status some time ago but I've never seen it since. It could be of coarse that I've missed the 'bleedin obvious'!

Ian P


Thanks for that Ian, just checked and realised that I hadn't ticked the 'show' box, done now.


11/02/2018 14:25:57

It just lets you put in a small comment if you wish.

I have "Retired & happy in South Devon." in mine.

Thread: Running out of space
08/02/2018 17:14:16

Makes sense to me.

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