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Member postings for Brian H

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Thread: New guy from Colorado, USA
22/03/2016 19:12:36

Welcome Chris, it sounds as though you are set up for pattern making if you want to explore that avenue. All the best with your projects and please let us know what progress you are making.

Thread: Grinding wheel ..balancing hole?
22/03/2016 19:07:45

Ian, please heed the advice above and don't be tempted to try and use it, get a replacement.

Grinding wheels can be lethal if they give way.

Thread: Home workshop site down?
17/03/2016 18:55:22

Works OK on Win 10 & Firefox but I did notice that there were a couple of posts on there from people who had experienced problems.

Thread: Hello from Denmark - tips for locomotive building welcome!
16/03/2016 15:20:09

Suggestions for books relating to model boilermaking;

"A Manual of Steam Locomotive Construction" by Martin Evan

"Model Boilers and Boilermaking" by KN Harris

Both these books are quite elderly but should be available new or used.

All the best with your project.

Thread: Model Engineer Editorial direction
15/03/2016 07:53:07

I'm a returnee to ME after asking for a subscription as a Christmas present and being a subscriber in the 1970s.

I think that the new ME is much more diverse and more readable for anyone who is not following a build series.

I'm very happy to receive ME

Thread: Newish Member in East Yorkshire
13/03/2016 18:02:25

Welcome John, I don't suppose that you brew beer in your spare time??

Thread: New Member
13/03/2016 17:59:44

Welcome Daniel; are you already a model engineer or simply an engineer? What are you hoping to build?

Thread: Black 5 Boiler problems
13/03/2016 15:04:33

Very sorry to hear of the problems Ron. I don't see how a boiler certificate could be issued for a boiler with leaks, I would go back to GB

Thread: Repairing a 4 jaw chuck.
07/03/2016 20:12:07

A 4 jaw chuck came with my Boxford AUD several years ago and, although I have used it a few times it was always unsatisfactory because the jaw screws were badly worn and cracked.

I had a look for new screws only to find them in very short supply and one site that had them wanted £48 each, which is a bit pricey when you need 4 of them.

I decided to drill and tap the screws 3/8" Whit and get some 3/8" whit capscrews.

When they came I was delighted to find that the hexagon was exactly the same as the old ones, though without the wear and cracks.

The capscrews were fastened in with permanent Loctite and I now have a usable chuck at a fraction of the price of new screws.

Not for nothing are we model engineers known as tight!

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Thread: Brain Teaser
04/03/2016 15:23:39

I believe that tube is small bore and pipe is bigger. Don't know where the cutoff point is though.

Edited By Brian Hutchings on 04/03/2016 15:24:01

04/03/2016 15:21:01
Posted by Cornish Jack on 04/03/2016 15:18:50:

ISIHAC fans will cry , in unison, Mornington Crescent!! cheeky ... but, of course, the answer is - tube gets you from Piccadilly to Leicester Square, underground, while pipe is what you pack your tobacco in! Simple - next, please

rgds

Bill

(All groan!!!)

Thread: books re castings.
02/03/2016 22:52:45

I don't know if it's still available from Model Engineer publishers but there used to be a book called "Foundrywork for the Amateur" by B.Terry Aspin.

Thread: Another Mystery Tool
26/02/2016 20:08:10

Bazyle, the hole is a straight 3/8" inches.

Thread: Stuck M&W hole bore gauge.
26/02/2016 20:03:52

Hello Roy, in a previous incarnation as a calibration engineer it was not unheard of for some brute to have screwed the thimble in too far and causing the balls to stick in the holes. They need pushing back in if this has happened.

Edited By Brian Hutchings on 26/02/2016 20:05:20

Thread: Hello!
26/02/2016 15:10:15

Welcome Sabastian and don't worry about asking questions, we can all learn from the answers even if we are not making musical instruments and, who knows, you may encourage some of us to take it up!

Thread: What Did You Do Today (2016)
26/02/2016 14:05:15

Enquired about taking my part finished Burrell-Boydell to the start of season day at the Burrell Museum on March 27th.

Thread: Another Mystery Tool
25/02/2016 20:16:23

The picture inside the body shows a 3/8" hole that goes down about 1 1/4" and I've found a piece of 3/8" silver steel that has been turned down to use as a temporary centre. If I clean it up it will serve as a support cone.

25/02/2016 20:11:06

p1130309.jpgTook a couple more pictures.

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Thread: Tongue in cheek
25/02/2016 15:12:26

I'm sticking with feet, inches, pounds and ounces!

Thread: Another Mystery Tool
25/02/2016 07:55:21

Many thanks for the replies, I did wonder if there should be a centre cone. I'll try and get a better picture of the internal details of the body.

Parts of it look home made, for instance the threads are rougher than would be expected on a professionally made item and it seems to have spent some time half submerged in water. The outer body looks to have been chrome plated but was damaged by vice jaws so I have machined it smooth.

I think it will do any milling that I might be doing.

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