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Member postings for Brian Sweeting

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: Just splashed out on a precision instrument
27/11/2017 17:29:37

Ho Ho indeed yes

Thread: propane brazing
26/11/2017 23:18:04

Any oxygen with propane will give a good flame, most commercial users working on sites nowadays don't use acetylene but propane as acetylene is not allowed on site.

Thread: Workshop Heating
25/11/2017 16:13:56

As V8eng has suggested but a bit cheaper is this dual sensor data logger. You could then record inside and outside shed temperatures.

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 25/11/2017 16:14:43

Thread: Bench grinders
24/11/2017 23:20:28
Posted by Simon Williams 3 on 24/11/2017 20:28:02:


Any one able to comment on how eye protection is rated?

Good luck! Simon

Simon, it seems to be based on the speed of the object hitting the lense.


Thread: Harrison lathe
23/11/2017 19:44:01
Posted by pichai asadamongkon on 23/11/2017 13:47:01:


I just obtain a Harrison model VS330 TR lathe from a 2nd tool shop here in BKK Thailand. I would like to know where can I get the operation and maintenance manual.



Try here, not free...


Thread: Guy Martin - WW1 Tank - Channel 4
23/11/2017 13:51:46

Very true John but let's be honest, most weapons have to be built with a limited life span don't they?

21/11/2017 19:16:30
Posted by Brian Hutchings on 21/11/2017 17:55:05:
Posted by Brian Sweeting on 21/11/2017 15:44:48:

Can you imagine the damage those metal tracks would have done to their nice posh pavements?

It didn't seem to worry the authorities in London when a WW1 tank went to the cenotaph.



Agreed Brian, I didn't see the parade on the 12th but thought the tank was a static display. I know that when this replica (from War Horse film) was shown at Trafalgar Square chequer plate was laid on the road surface for the tank to run on.

21/11/2017 15:44:48

Excellent programme, I was surprised that the Council had originally agreed to the Idea in the first place.

Can you imagine the damage those metal tracks would have done to their nice posh pavements? 

Thread: Not an industrial injury, but...
19/11/2017 23:58:23

Or get a gardener😎

Thread: Rotary converter
17/11/2017 22:47:38

Unless it has recently changed the accepted voltage tolerance in the UK is 415 -6% +10% which gives you 390 low and 456 high so you should be okay.

How is the amperage though?

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 17/11/2017 22:47:51

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 17/11/2017 22:49:40

Thread: Kiln control.
16/11/2017 15:56:18

Interested to know what you will be using this kiln for, 1300°C is a lot of heat.

Thread: Acetylene regulator / propane
16/11/2017 15:43:10

Acetylene bottles have left hand threads I'm not sure about propane but would recommend checking.

Thread: Kiln control.
14/11/2017 15:37:43

A friend of mine built his own kiln using 240v and a simple temperature controller that used a solid state relay (ssr).

So far no problems melting aluminium or brass.

[Edit] Something like this...

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 14/11/2017 15:41:36

Thread: Barely can spell 'lathe', looking to get into the hobby
12/11/2017 23:35:48
Posted by larry Phelan on 12/11/2017 18:50:54:

To judge by by some of the spelling and grammar on this site,you need not feel out of place,but dont let that bother you !

Welcome to the club !

Are you just rude and obnoxious to everyone or do you save it for just a few select members?

I know that I could select the "ignore" button but why should I give in to small minded people like you?

Thread: Hello from west dorset
08/11/2017 19:44:13

A warm welcome to you Paul.

Thread: Missing Valve Linkage.
05/11/2017 17:37:46

I wonder whether there should be more machinery above which is now missing.

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 05/11/2017 17:38:08

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 05/11/2017 17:38:48

Thread: Is there an Air-Con 'leak detectorist' in the house ?
02/11/2017 00:01:25

The oils used range from mineral oil, polyester oils and other esters.

Generally you added the the dye in minute amounts because it spread everywhere very quickly.

With refrigerant systems we didn't want anything in the system that shouldn't be there normally such as, no moisture, only oil and refrigerant.

Don't forget your black light detector.

Read this document for dosing etc...

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 02/11/2017 00:04:10

Thread: Are you offended when the media poke fun at your hobby?
30/10/2017 17:35:38

And all of this debate followed the question "Are you offended when the media poke fun at your hobby."

Aren't our minds magical?

Thread: Warco BH600G carriage stop
30/10/2017 16:01:34

Nice job.

Thread: Brass shaping
30/10/2017 13:20:39

Would a Dremel with a burr head cut out the 'O's.

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