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Member postings for Brian Sweeting

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Thread: I.T
03/08/2017 19:48:13

Went over to Open Office years ago, great suite.

Thread: Ideas on how to repair a cast iron T slot
03/08/2017 16:54:50

post deleted by me

Edited By Brian Ess on 03/08/2017 16:55:22

Edited By Brian Ess on 03/08/2017 16:55:56

Thread: Choice of avatar
01/08/2017 20:25:22

You can't beat a good Staffie.

Thread: Who made this?
31/07/2017 23:39:48

The boilers not theirs but the speed governor looks like a Wilesco model.

Edited By Brian Ess on 31/07/2017 23:40:47

Thread: Is Knurling a health hazard?
31/07/2017 23:23:02

This type of thread always gets a thumbs up from me, you begin to realise the vast and diverse knowledge base that we have contact with now-a-days within a relatively small family of like minded people.

If I can add my little towards skin care, a few years back my wife started getting cracked skin on her hands, very similar to 'old Harry's 'ands' from years gone by. This we found was due to a preservative in hand washes and hand creams, also shampoo and cosmetics.

The product is called methylisothiazolinone , see **LINK** for more info. Since we removed this from our house and usage both of us had improved skin conditions.

Edited By Brian Ess on 31/07/2017 23:23:51

Thread: Motor rotation
31/07/2017 20:39:39
Posted by sean logie on 31/07/2017 20:06:07:
So correct me if I'm wrong .... the brass tab connectors on the motor are to be left in the configuration they're in just now . Sorry for being dumb 😁


If you look inside the terminal lid there should be a picture/graphic showing the link settings for star and delta.

Thread: Source of Silver Steel
29/07/2017 20:53:12

Slightly off topic but having looked at the OP link to GROUNDFLATSTOCK.COM they have useful heat treatment data sheets for all of the products.

Thread: Motor rotation
29/07/2017 17:37:39

Agreed, it is a three phase motor, it can be run on 230v single phase but will probably overheat, as you have found.

The single phase method is called the Steinmetz method. Our friend Google will find quite a few useful results.

28/07/2017 22:19:19

Wiring schemes here...



Thread: Heat resistant gloves for a little person
21/07/2017 23:33:47

Childrens work gloves here, do a search on 'children'


Thread: Logging in
15/07/2017 22:57:53

Have you also ticked the "remember me" box?

Thread: Conversion table
15/07/2017 22:50:13

Tap Drill sizes..


Drill / metric sizes


Also a calculator if it helps.

Edited By Brian Ess on 15/07/2017 22:55:26

Thread: Chuck lubrication
14/07/2017 20:25:32

As a simple minded small lathe user I would query using grease in the chuck due to greases ability to hold onto swarf.

I know that chips will stick to oil but have more chance, perhaps, of being flung out when the chuck is rotating.

My small chuck has an oil hole not a grease nipple.

After I've oiled my chuck I wrap it in kitchen paper towel, held on with an elastic band, and run it at high speed. This gets the excess oil out quite well.

Thread: Casting brass
11/07/2017 17:47:59

Graphite crucibles are good, general ebay result from google.....


Thread: Stripped Bevel on K&B outboard engine
11/07/2017 15:55:59

Don't know personally but my mate Google found loads of "small bevel gears", might be dome in there that are suitable.

Thread: Homeworkshop site problem
08/07/2017 23:55:58

Sorry guys, must read more slowly....

08/07/2017 20:28:02

Just tried the site from my tablet android/chrome, went in okay and copied this notice....



Were Back

Well it seems someone tried to force their way into the server and set off the watchdog, which in it's rush to hide

pulled the power cord out. No we did have someone try to get in but the intrusion protection system kicked in

and stopped all outside access to protect your data, well what little we keep of it.


Edited By Brian Sweeting on 08/07/2017 20:30:07

Edited By JasonB on 08/07/2017 20:48:00

Thread: Not another bloody text book !
06/07/2017 15:41:17

This is what I like, sometimes dislike, about the internet. Somebody mentions something and you feel the need to find out more about it.

5/384, yep, where did that come from; well I've found out more so am a little more brain addled but maybe wiser??

My mate Google gave me this and the next time I need a beam I'll be okay.

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 06/07/2017 15:41:51

Thread: Chinese Electric Cars
05/07/2017 20:11:11

One problem that I foresee for the UK market at least is where are these cars going to get recharged.

Modern housing units seem to be built without garages and in some cases there isn't even a parking space attached to the property.

Thread: Tool question?
25/06/2017 17:24:25

Or refrigerant pipe flaring tool, yes missing the part that does the work.

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