Here is a list of all the postings vintage engineer has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Why does the micrometer have a second knurled segment|
When I worked in Africa the workshop temperature was average 120F and the inspection room was 70F! We used to have a conversion chart so we could make the tolerances on the drawings. Assembly could be a nightmare when fitting bronze bushes into steel!
|Thread: Just a small problem|
I would go with a 6BA stepped stud. That way you are not removing anymore material.
|Thread: Equity release!|
Why do offspring think they are entitled to inheritance? My parents left me sod all and I don't feel obliged to leave any money to family dependents.
|Thread: Just for fun what’s this stuck in my tyre?|
|Thread: M4 x 0.75mm pitch CSk machine screws|
Yes I agree. Working on early french cars has made my collection of metric taps and dies bigger than all my other taps and dies. I have 5 different size M10 taps!
It's for a pair of Cozette Blowers which are French, which is why it's an odd metric size!
Anyone know a supplier of these please?
|Thread: What coating/grease for long term tool storage|
Military packings used to put the item in a box and then pour molten grease into the box.
|Thread: This weeks offer at Lidl|
Have you checked the brushes? Bosch grinders have a sprung loaded pin in the brushes, when it wears down the pin pops out and lifts the brush.
|Thread: Black Oxide coating|
Do you know what is in the caustic solution?
|Thread: Is your spindle bore large enough?|
In the oil industry they have pipe lathes with spindle bores up to 18"!
|Thread: Bulking problem?|
Try a piston clamp
|Thread: What hand protection do you use?|
None! The skin on my hands is very thick & tough and I lack sensitivity to hot surfaces. On the odd occasion when I have visited A&E to have cuts stitched up they curse like made as they struggle to get the needle through my skin!
|Thread: Searching for an Off-The-Shelf, Light-Duty, Rack & Pinion|
|Thread: Is there a type of Sellotape/"sticky-backed-plastic" that forms a PERMANENT bond|
|Thread: Steam powered RC aircraft|
The Russians actually built a of nuclear powered aircraft that was to be steam powered!
|Thread: Three jaw indipendent chuck|
When I did my apprenticeship we were only allowed to use 4 jaw chucks. You can set up a 4 jaw just as quick as a 3 jaw.
|Thread: Surplus subjects learnt at school.|
They tried to teach me Religious Studies until I got suspended for arguing that there was no proof that Jesus existed!
|Thread: Mallable Iron|
I would heat them up red hot and clamp to a large section of steel and allow to cool.
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