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Thread: Electricity Supply
08/06/2019 10:00:23

My neighbour is a retired electrical engineer and confirmed my thoughts. The power cable in our road was installed in 1919 and no way can support the current draw if every house in the road fits a fast charge system. He also said we cannot produce enough electricity to meet demand now, so what the hell are we going to do in the future!

Thread: Natural gas for TIG welding
05/06/2019 10:19:07

I got rid of my Acetylene bottles when I got my TIG welder as you only need it for welding steel or ali.

Thread: before superglue
05/06/2019 10:09:08

We used to put solder paste on clean threads, assemble and then heat to melt solder. They were a right bugger to get apart!

 

Edited By vintage engineer on 05/06/2019 10:09:34

Thread: Does Not Compute
02/06/2019 11:12:55

I received a phone call the other day from my bank, when I asked them to prove it they said we don't have to as we are your bank! At which point I suggested they put the phone where the sum doesn't shine! The then sent me a letter asking me to ring them!

Thread: Childhood diseases
23/05/2019 13:35:03

When I had mumps, I could put my testicles in a wheel barrow!

Thread: Bookpress 5tpi Square thread help please!
23/05/2019 13:32:57

You will need to grind your own tool to cut the thread. I am not familiar with Myfords but it's all down to getting the right gear train to drive the leadscrew.

Thread: An old Shaper found in Phuket Town
21/05/2019 17:01:08

Is it for sale?wink

Thread: Painting
21/05/2019 16:54:01

If you use bbq paint, when it's dry you can buff it up. I think it has graphite in it.

Thread: stamford show vandals
21/05/2019 16:46:32

And you think we live in democracy?

 

Having lived in one party state countries they were a lot safer and you knew where you stood with the judiciary!

 

 

Posted by duncan webster on 21/05/2019 11:35:47:

So do you want to live in a country which is hardly a functioning democracy, and scores 4 on a scale of freedom rating (7 is worst, 1 is best). UK rates at 1, same as Germany and Netherlands, slightly higher than France which is 1.5

 

Edited By vintage engineer on 21/05/2019 16:51:02

Thread: HSS or CS taps and dies
21/05/2019 10:19:18

Taps are quite easy to sharpen and can be touched up with a stone.

Thread: stamford show vandals
21/05/2019 10:15:33

Singapore is a very civilised country and very safe. This is because the punishments are quite severe but everyone knows what will happen if they break the law. These yobs would be caned with a ratten cane. There is very little crime in Singapore and this due to the public being full aware of the punishments and they fully support them.

Outside Changi Prison there are signs stating all intruders will be shot dead and they aren't joking!

21/05/2019 10:15:32

Singapore is a very civilised country and very safe. This is because the punishments are quite severe but everyone knows what will happen if they break the law. These yobs would be caned with a ratten cane. There is very little crime in Singapore and this due to the public being full aware of the punishments and they fully support them.

Outside Changi Prison there are signs stating all intruders will be shot dead and they aren't joking!

21/05/2019 10:15:32

Singapore is a very civilised country and very safe. This is because the punishments are quite severe but everyone knows what will happen if they break the law. These yobs would be caned with a ratten cane. There is very little crime in Singapore and this due to the public being full aware of the punishments and they fully support them.

Outside Changi Prison there are signs stating all intruders will be shot dead and they aren't joking!

20/05/2019 20:23:53

When I was younger I grew up overseas and I deviated from the correct path. I was sentenced to receive 6 "Cuts" at the local Police Station with a Doctor present.

I have never strayed since and most of the people who received similar punishment didn't either! It did work and word spread around school about the results of the punishment!

20/05/2019 09:45:39

I am afraid we have become too soft. If we still had the birch there would be a lot less trouble. When you have been birched once you certainly do want a second helping!

Thread: Source of Machined Nuts
18/05/2019 08:24:05

If you make up a saturated solution of table salt and malt vinegar, soak them in this and it will remove zinc plating overnight!

Posted by Alain Foote on 17/05/2019 21:12:39:

Thanks Colin, really want unplated ones though.

Thread: Nickel Plating Brass
15/05/2019 16:55:34

Can you reverse this process?

Thread: Rudder Bushes on Boat
15/05/2019 16:52:10

Why not use PTFE?

Thread: Cutting steel to size
12/05/2019 19:29:21

I bought the Warco horizontal bandsaw. It was built to a price, but the main faults were easily rectified.

Changed the vice lead screw, nut and handle.

Added a wider plate to the movable jaw.

Sorted out the stop switch and resting stop.

Made a coolant tray and tank.

Now I am very pleased with it. Largest cut so far was 150mm square aluminium.

Thread: A dynamo question: rotation direction?
12/05/2019 10:05:25
  • If you put the field coils in the casing the other way round will not run the way you want?
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