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: Big Machines|
|Thread: The Chocolate Fireguard as designed by Mercedes Benz|
Aaah, they must be the ones who haven't read the Highway Code then.
I put that down to the way dashboards are permanently illuminated now. If they couldn't see the dials then they would turn their lights on, hopefully.
Suitable sized drill bit hand turned?
|Thread: gland packing|
Depending on the service I would suggest graphite tape.
Source here **LINK**
|Thread: Dialect expressions|
After working in and moving to Devon came across...
Where you to? As in, where do you come from/live?
Back along. As in, a while ago.
|Thread: French Mystery Tool|
Are we unique I wonder?
We travel around and buy odd bits of metal that have no obvious use to us but whose sole purpose is to start a debate down the pub on a quiet afternoon.
|Thread: Is there a way to mask silver solder|
|Thread: AC Capacitor|
Thank you for the update, always good to know when a problem is resolved.
|Thread: Using a propane cylinder for partable compressed air.|
Your cylinder should have the test pressure stamped on it somewhere.
It's probably a low pressure cylinder so the test pressure would have been around 480 - 500 psig.
|Thread: Electric Motor|
Having read the writeup on lathes.co I think it is refering to early electric motors.
It should be remembered that every motor start generates heat and the motor needs to run for a reasonable time to dissipate that heat. Frequent stop/starts will kill a motor over time.
Also a motor running without a load will often run at above full load current which is not good for the motor.
|Thread: Unusual miniature|
I would imagine that there is a differential driving the two tracks with brakes on the drive shafts.
You can see that he doesn't need to 'spin' the steering, just turn it a small amount.
|Thread: Dishwasher detergents|
Haven't tried Aldi but swear by the ones from Lidl
|Thread: LED replacement bulbs|
I've just bought some 106W halogen bulbs from thelightbulb.co.uk , equiv to 150W for a limited sight lady friend of ours.
So, if you look you can still buy proper bulbs.
|Thread: Myford workshop Manual|
A good start would be lathes.co.uk **LINK**
|Thread: Odd furrow like finish when taper turning?|
|Thread: AC Capacitor|
Good comment John, I must admit when I was on the fridge tools it was standard practice to replace the complete starter kit, relays, capacitors etc, when one item had failed.
It wasn't worth the cost risk to skimp on the starter kit compared with blowing the compressor.
If you have motor start capacitor there should be a resistor fitted across it. If not then it is probably a motor run capacitor so make sure that you specify it as a 'motor run' item.
|Thread: Unusual knurling tool|
Plasma, one use in clock making that I can think of would be knurled clock case feet but seems kind of expensive for that.
|Thread: Calculating piston length|
Perhaps machine a Delrin piston first to see how it fits before the final metal version.
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