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Member postings for Andy Holdaway

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Thread: Vote now for the John Stevenson Trophy
20/04/2018 10:19:52

It's probably our over-enthusiastic server at work. It attempts to block pretty much anything!

I'll revisit the page when I get home.


20/04/2018 09:07:11

It's probably me, but I don't see a form at the bottom of the nominations page, only a tiny link to the 'survey solutions' home page.

Is my system blocking it?


Thread: Wanner Oil Gun
14/04/2018 17:44:00


This post on Australia's Woodworking forum should help.


Thread: What did you do Today 2018
13/03/2018 17:23:02

I now drive a Hybrid (automatic) having driven manual cars all my life, and I love it! I do around 800 to 1000 miles a week, and an automatic in traffic is a delight. Motorway fuel consumption is on a par with a normal 2 litre car, but around town I don't use any petrol. You have to modify your driving style somewhat to conserve battery energy, but for me it's a small price to pay. This is a company car, so the benefit in kind tax saving is well worth it.


p.s. I charge at home as well as at the office when I'm there.

Thread: Dismantling an Elliott Progress drill
10/03/2018 17:25:40


On my Elliot the quill has a split outer race angular contact bearing (LDJT25) and a plain ball bearing at the top. The first price I got for the angular contact bearing was frightening (£250). I later found one for £70.


Thread: Best edge finder for oldie
09/03/2018 12:20:04

I use the ball ended type that lights up an LED on contact. It requires a certain 'feel' but I find it very easy to use, and certainly accurate enough for me in combination with a DRO.


Thread: Any idea what this connector is called
08/03/2018 19:01:15

Ian, plenty on Ebay if you search for SAE Connector like this.


Thread: help - induma mill wiring
02/03/2018 10:17:08

It looks to me like power feed wiring - contactor, two overloads and a switch. If I were you I'd rip it out and start from scratch. It's not a complicated scheme. I'm sure if you search for a generic power feed schematic (Bridgeport?) you'll find something.

20/02/2018 16:52:54

George, have you read this thread? BF20 Problems

Thread: Help needed to identify maker of treadle grinder/ polisher
18/02/2018 22:54:04

James, the spindle looks like Goodell Pratt, but the treadle doesn't! May be a combination of various bits.


Thread: Wiring for Parvalux Geared Motor
18/02/2018 17:29:06

Brian, if the two thin black wires are open circuit, they don't go to a thermal cutout (unless it's failed!).

I would tape the ends up and connect it up as the diagram I linked to.


18/02/2018 15:19:42


This link shows the wiring for all of the Parvalux motors. Middle diagram at the top of the first page is probably yours, showing two white wires and the thick black. The two thin black wires could be for an internal thermal cutout.

The only sure way of knowing is to measure the resistance across all of the wires.


Thread: Digital Read Out Optical scales (cheap ones on Ebay
15/02/2018 18:28:31

I have the same make (although 3 axis) on my milling machine, and have had no problems at all. The manual isn't the best but it's virtually the same as the Sino DRO's of which there are a couple of English re-writes if you Google it.


Thread: New Bromsgrove member
15/02/2018 14:07:06

Welcome from Stourbridge, Robin. There's a wealth of information on the Forum, good luck with your future projects.


Thread: Greetings all!
14/02/2018 10:47:41


Assuming your headstock is like this, the gears ringed in green shouldn't be engaged unless you are using the saddle or crosslide feed.

Move the lever ringed in red to the central position to disengage the gears.

headstock 2.jpg


11/02/2018 09:57:07

Mike, That noise sounds like the change gears 'singing'. My Warco 1327 sounds like that if the gears are not meshed quite right. These are the gears that feed the lead screw. Disengage the drive and it will disappear!


Thread: Circular knitting machine repair
30/12/2017 16:08:33

Welcome to the forum Jim.

For your pictures to show up you will have to create an album ( click on Albums in the green bar at the top of the page, then create album). Put your pictures in the album you have created and then link to them using the camera icon in the editing box.

Sounds like an interesting project!


Thread: SWMBO's Xmas pressie!!
13/12/2017 10:16:27
Posted by Ady1 on 13/12/2017 09:25:10:

Just realised, this one doesn't have an alarm. close though!

No DAB either

You're right, must look closer! The perils of quick searches in an open plan office!!

13/12/2017 08:46:21

Tesco do one - World Band Radio

Just realised, this one doesn't have an alarm. close though!

Edited By Andy Holdaway on 13/12/2017 08:47:41

Thread: digital rpm readout
09/12/2017 16:46:20

Geoff, I used one of these from Ebay - very easy to use and has performed faultlessly for a couple of years now. Powered from an old plug top type power supply. I didn't even glue the magnet to the spindle, it just holds itself on. I did think it might fly off at high rpm but so far so good.


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