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Thread: Measurements from the past
01/01/2019 10:47:16

I have seen references to 1/128"

Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 01/01/2019 10:44:45:

Thou=0.001" was introduced into engineering despite stiff resistance from the old guard. Chaps trained to work in fractions saw no reason to adopt new-fangled innovations. To them working beyond 1/64" was an unnecessary threat to their livelihoods and an attack on their self-worth. Old ways are always the best ways...

31/12/2018 23:04:08

I worked for an engineering company and one of the inspectors was German. We asked him how many thou's were in an inch and his reply was there must be hundreds!

Thread: Welding wrought iron
30/12/2018 10:04:05

The problem is the make up, is a semi laminar construction with all sorts of crap between the layers.

29/12/2018 00:06:17

I don't know which idiot decided it would be a good idea to cut down all the wrought iron railings for the war effort. Because they are of no good what so ever for making steel!

Posted by Ady1 on 26/12/2018 22:31:02:

They cut down all the wrought iron railings in Edinburgh to help the war effort

They sat in a pile at Carstairs Junction until 1946 when some scrappie heaved them away

28/12/2018 17:39:13

You can use Dissimilar welding rods but you need a stick welder.

Thread: Gatwick Drone 'Attack'
20/12/2018 21:19:45

I reckon it's the Russians testing the effects of economic warfare.

Thread: Alum as metal remover.
18/12/2018 22:49:20

What material is carb?

Thread: Modern efficiency !!!!!!!!!
18/12/2018 22:46:46

I run a petrol Ford P100 that just keeps going on, I also run a Jeep Cherokee 4.0 petrol that is absolutely bomb proof. The emissions don't meet modern standards, but the emissions from buying new cars or spares far out weigh that.

Thread: Jaguar XK8
16/12/2018 10:55:01

Rot boxes!

Thread: What material is it
16/12/2018 10:54:10

Ali-bronze! It's s**t!

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 16/12/2018 13:05:19

Thread: Straightening coiled small steam pipe.
09/12/2018 15:09:04

Could try hanging it up with a large weight on the end.

Thread: Gloss to Flatt
08/12/2018 07:37:25

You can getting flatting agents for oil and cellulose paints.

Thread: Grinder wanted on South Coast
06/12/2018 13:53:50

The parts are too valuable to post.

Posted by Rik Shaw on 06/12/2018 10:06:15:

Why not open up to the entire UK? The postage costs would be incidental compared to the realistic cost of the labour charge!

Rik

06/12/2018 09:27:49

The UK.

05/12/2018 18:53:01

I need a couple of small shafts ground round. Anyone on the south coast with an external grinder who could help with this.

Thread: traction engine wheels
01/12/2018 20:22:03

You can drill hole trough the outer rim an spot weld them with a mig welder. This will cut down distortion

Thread: Tungsten Alloy
30/11/2018 20:26:33

F1 used to use mallory metal for crankshaft balance weights but now they use incapsulated DU.

Thread: Workshop security - CCTV
30/11/2018 12:17:32

Good quality locks, any padlock under £50 isn't worth using, minimum 5 lever mortice locks, 7 lever are better. Steel doors and very heavy bars on all windows.

If the building is wooden, the best answer is steel reinforcing mesh screwed on all the walls and ceiling.

I know supermarket cash rooms have expand metal mesh screwed to all surfaces before plastering.

Don't rely on them being caught stop, the buggers getting in is the best answer.

One of my shipping containers has been attacked 4 times and they still haven't got in yet!

Thread: Unnecessary waste of paper
28/11/2018 23:26:56

You will find that most of this paper is due to EU rules and they harp on about saving the environment!

Thread: Schmidt Couplings
28/11/2018 22:39:59

Does anyone have any drawings for a Schmidt coupling or where I can buy one about 25mm diameter?

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