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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.

Thread: ALBA 2S Shaper Refurbishment - Lots of questions!
23/06/2017 16:06:36

Copper tubes on motor often just had a small flap over them.

Couple of drops of oil to lube the bearings.

A manual is available from, link here..


BS -1936 Refers to a British Standard about screw threads.

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 23/06/2017 16:13:01

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 23/06/2017 16:21:26

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 23/06/2017 16:22:14

Thread: Help with burner for Stuart boiler
22/06/2017 20:39:34

As Maurice intimated and the fact that your flames go out shows that the flame is not hot enough.

The copper tube is taking heat from the flame due to a lack of fuel supply. Open up the slots, I wouldvsiggest trying on a practice piece first.

Thread: Help with Propane torch please
16/06/2017 20:41:53

You can get a double nozzle Rothenberger 3.5012 burner which ups the heat output.

Quote from an advert...

Rothenberger 3.5012 ROFIRE Swivel PRO Double Barrel Brazing/Soldering Torch with 360° Swivel and High Heat Output As the Torch is double barrelled the following outputs are achieved - 2700 Degrees Centigrade with Mapp Gas and 1600 Degrees Centigrade with Propane. Torch will braze up to 1" and solder up to 64mm This item is a must for all AC and Heating/Plumbing Engineers, and a rare item. A truly superb item and Brand New with fast Dispatch ROFIRE Swivel PRO Double Barrel Torch with 360° Swivel and High Heat Output Get the job done quickly and easily with this torch. This makes soldering and Brazing more efficient by swivelling 360° and by having a very high heat output. A must have for any job. Features: • Head swivels 360 degrees • High heat output • Cyclone burner Established in 1949, Rothenberger has over 50 years of History as the market leader of innovative and technologically sophisticated pipe tools and machines. A long list of patents, Certification in ISO 9000, 9001 and 9002, and an emphasis in research and development result in continuous improvement and new developments in professional pipe tool technology.

No affiliation, just used them at work brazing refrigeration plant.

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 16/06/2017 20:43:31

Thread: Can an electric power steering pump drive a hydraulic ram
11/06/2017 22:25:39

Or try a Citroen hydraulic pump, belt driven, seen for +/- £75, produces over 2200psi.

Thread: Brown-out Protector project.
10/06/2017 18:31:16

Low voltage safety breakers have been part of the commercial world fir many years.

One of the potential problems in the UK is the stability of the mains frequency due to the varying inputs from green energy.

It used to be that the generators, power stations, could set their power output at 50Hz and there it would stay. Now however they have to keep adjusting it to compensate for the inputs outside of their control.

This has most affect on VFD and can cause frequent tripping off.

[Edit]Live data here...


Edited By Brian Sweeting on 10/06/2017 18:35:52

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 10/06/2017 18:37:02

Thread: Machine moving day.
09/06/2017 20:14:18

Gave the neighbours something to watch as well.

Thread: Steam Powered Computing
04/06/2017 12:22:27


Thread: Small cable connecting
02/06/2017 12:42:20

If they are small cables then I would recommend press fit connectors, these are self sealing. I have used them when at work on machinery.

Thread: Metallurgists
30/05/2017 15:37:54
Posted by Nick_G on 29/05/2017 16:22:51:
Posted by Mike Poole on 29/05/2017 15:47:26:

10,000rpm clutch drop?




Besides the slipper clutch should have taken care of it.


Doesn't a slipper clutch only slip on the over-run?

Thread: Air in the workshop
30/05/2017 15:29:58

Not an expert in this subject but would suggest checking that the pipe/tubing used is suitable for use with compressor oil as there will, no doubt, be some carry over.

Thread: Meddings pillar drill problem
25/05/2017 20:12:24

Is there a locking screw/nut somewhere that has tightened itself?

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