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Member postings for Brian Sweeting

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Thread: Copper Round Head Rivets
01/02/2019 23:48:39

The power of Google ....

**LINK**

Thread: nylon gib strip grub screws?
15/01/2019 00:11:44

Try "self locking grub screws" to get started.

Some similar here - **LINK**

Thread: Piston rings
14/01/2019 14:05:55

Why not use what is specified, worst price I've seen was £4 a metre.

Thread: Yet more confusion!
12/01/2019 18:13:33
Posted by Brian H on 12/01/2019 15:12:20:

It didn't take long for someone to jump on the "it must be climate change" bandwagon.

Brian

Who jumped and where?

Thread: Unimat 3 - lost my variable speed.
04/01/2019 21:19:18

A bridge rectifier does not control voltage only ensures DC voltage.

Thread: Nylon for axle boxes ?
04/01/2019 21:14:54

Try looking at Acetal.

Thread: Jan Ridders Pressure Controlled 2 stroke Engine
04/01/2019 21:07:49

Congratulations, well deserved.

Thread: Workshop headphones
02/01/2019 17:29:26

If you search the net for "wireless ear defenders" you will find quite a range.

Thread: 1.5 hp dc motor
29/12/2018 18:25:17

What machine did it come from, this might gives clues to the controller ?

Thread: Merry Christmas from Australia
24/12/2018 12:46:58

Thank you and the seasons greetings to you and yours.

Thread: Combi Boiler fault finding
17/12/2018 22:27:32

Only thing that I would add is to start the job in the morning, then if you need something else the chances are the suppliers are still open.

Thread: Source of Aluminium Lined Plastic Water Pipe?
09/12/2018 16:13:49

Not sure about antenna length effects here but two possible alternatives maybe -

Plastic tubing made around a spiral metal wire. The wire is continuous but going around the tube diameter could triple (pi*d) the length.

Second option is externally braided tubing, a bit like brake hoses etc.

Thread: Mini-Lathe Repair
06/12/2018 20:19:20

My mini-lathe (Chester) has instructions how to lubricate the head, a bit hap-hazard but there all the same. Check your instruction set.

Mind you, a good stall can do all sorts of damage if you're unlucky.

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 06/12/2018 20:19:39

Thread: Unimat tangential tool holder
05/12/2018 22:31:47

Here is one from earlier with handrawn plans...

**LINK**

Thread: The demise of the High Street
03/12/2018 12:26:17

Let's be honest this all started years ago when the supermarkets started building outside the town centres.

We, well lots of us, started shopping there and it was followed by people complaining that their local butcher/baker or greengrocer had shut. Without the staple shop trade the town centres were bound to collapse and yet we still blame everything/everyone else about the state of our local high street.

It's not going to change back so we have to do the best that we can with what's left.

Thread: Schmidt Couplings
29/11/2018 19:01:40

Found a similar coupling in the Brammer pdf **LINK**

Look for Ruland couplings.

Thread: Mars Insight has Landed
26/11/2018 23:48:05

Danny a nice bit of family history to pass on.

Mind you, someone up there now has a list of names responsible for all the bits of litter we have been placing on the planet. The penalty notice is in the post. smiley

Thread: Space Ship leaves Earth's Atmosphere
24/11/2018 21:49:39

Excellent, what always amazes me with these ISS shots is the amount of 'debris' flying around them.

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 24/11/2018 21:50:01

Thread: 1950/60 car electronic rev counter
20/11/2018 17:35:32

Some rev counters used a feed from the alternator, normally on diesels.

Thread: “Every Boy His Own Manufacturer"
17/11/2018 12:08:59
Posted by Grotto on 17/11/2018 04:18:26:

And a complete chapter on making your own fireworks.

Don’t see that in modern books

Did you notice that the page of ingredients for the fireworks was out of focus or was it just me?

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