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: Big Machines|
Nice group on Facebook Machines
|Thread: Cloth insulation Tape|
Still use it!
|Thread: Pressure gauge help needed please.|
You need to fit a snubber.
|Thread: "Screwing" a car round a corner!|
I had a blown 1200cc Moggie Pickup on radials and in damp conditions I induce it to slide round corners. If I got it right I could go round a roundabout sideways much to the disdain of the local Bobbies!
|Thread: Brazing steel|
We used to braze hydraulic fittings using ready fluxed brazing rods. Hydraulic fittings are made from leaded mild steel.
|Thread: Dialect expressions|
I still like the cockney insult to call someone a Berk, rhyming slang for Berkeley Hunt!
|Thread: Lathe controls position|
You used to be able to get lefthand cheque books.
I should have known! You always get one on a forum!
Why do lathes have the chuck on the left?
|Thread: Making Holes in Copper Sheet|
Q Max punch will give you the neatest holes.
|Thread: How to get that high end paint finish|
You need a Purdy or Hamilton paint brush, they should cost you £30-£40 but will last you a lifetime. Try putting the paint on with a small roller and take it off with a brush.
|Thread: Moving to Australia - Moving Workshop Machines|
The best way to clean them is steam clean as this will kill any bacteria. As for packing crates OSB is the preferred timber as it is disease free.
|Thread: Tab Washers|
I get them laser cut on a tree and break them off.
|Thread: Todays DUMBO award|
You can buy lefthand drills. I have a set but they are kept well away from my other drills!
|Thread: Vickers Bl 8 inch Howitzer cannon of 1917|
Having worked on heavy plant in Africa, we used to have a devils own job trying to get the local operators to loosen the tracks when working in sandy areas! Sand gets in the track pins and tightens everything up and breaks the tracks. It also makes them squeal like a bastard!
|Thread: Using magnets|
When I worked in the backrooms of a well know bank, we used to remove the hard drives from all the computers we sold or scrapped and smashed them with a large hammer on a RSJ! I still do it when I scrap a computer.
|Thread: Using a propane cylinder for partable compressed air.|
I have numerous Calor Bottles and I still have the invoices which prove I purchased them.
|Thread: Machinery Directive and CE marking|
I thought CE marking meant Chinese Export?
|Thread: Axis orientation (or, where is zero?)|
On production work, you may need to put zero on the edge of a set up. You should have a +/- button on the DRO so you can change direction at will.
|Thread: Please help machining|
I suspect they would have been forged originally.
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