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Member postings for Brian Sweeting

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Thread: Trapeziectomy
29/01/2020 16:05:00

Hi Nigel

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
22/01/2020 14:28:30

Great job, well done.

Thread: Honda Brake Cable
18/01/2020 18:53:45

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?
16/01/2020 13:29:01

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
10/01/2020 15:01:58
Posted by Hopper on 10/01/2020 13:52:09:

I thought they used super glue instead of chains these days?

Likewise being a Building Maintenance Engineer. They think you are the janitor and ask you to mop up the toilets. Meanwhile you are operating a multi-million dollar computerised heating and air-con system that is keeping them alive when it's 40-below zero outside, (Montana, USA, in winter.) while showing the surgeons how to turn the knob on the operating theatre wall thermostat to get their desired temperature.

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
01/01/2020 14:00:34

The Barge Trust the written details, are they any use?

Our Emmie

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 01/01/2020 18:09:32

Thread: A Santa Special to forget.
31/12/2019 00:04:05
Posted by Emgee on 29/12/2019 23:50:22:

That's a shame, more work for the restorers. Were does responsibility lie in such cases ?


Looks like the didn't check couplings properly.

Thread: 3 in 1 Lathe/Mill for $139? Early chistmas present perhaps?
13/12/2019 18:34:10

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...
12/12/2019 16:05:28

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**

Thread: Nuts
04/12/2019 13:30:10

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???
21/11/2019 18:24:22

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?
18/11/2019 17:11:05

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..
01/11/2019 00:13:40

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?
28/10/2019 13:39:05

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...

Machine handwheels

Thread: Looking for Erskine control board schematic diagram
24/10/2019 17:43:11

This has been discussed earlier on this forum with some useful answers.

Try here Forum thread

Thread: Lister advice
17/10/2019 19:06:48

If it has compression try turning the engine over.

Thread: Brake band friction lining
14/10/2019 19:50:28

I found a few suppliers listed with a Google search of "flexible brake band material" if the suppliers shown above do not work out.

Thread: What solenoid to use?
13/10/2019 00:11:46

Instead of a solenoid have a look at 'duct damper actuators'.

These come in a range of prices, you can even get small ones for car vent ducts. They are designed to motor open or closed so only require power to change state.

You can also get complete duct dampers with actuators attached.

Thread: Changing internet providers
11/10/2019 16:18:41

I may be wrong if things have changed but we changed from Sky to Virgin about 18 months ago. I have always had a Gmail account but the Sky account remained active when I was on Virgin.

Six months ago we reverted to Sky and I found the the account was still functioning.

I have found that some manufacturers technical websites that I used would not allow me to register with the Gmail account because they like a "real" address as against a web based service .

My suggestion would be not to rush into it but yes change your accounts at a pace that suits you.

Thread: Tracy Tools Free replacement die.
10/10/2019 19:00:31

And it is such a dangerous place to enter as you turn into a "tool-tart" and your wallet starts hanging onto the bottom of your pocket.

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