Here is a list of all the postings RMA has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Mains outlets with USB sockets - safety?|
I doubt it, but a Fireman friend has told me that several fires are caused by everyday kitchen appliances left plugged in, typically electric kettles!
I tend to switch off anything not needed at night to eliminate the fire risk more than anything else, although I'm told the annual cost for electricity when things are left on standby, adds up!
I spend a lot of time in Spain and have sampled San Miguel on more than once and to my 'non expert' knowledge, thought it was Lager rather than beer. I've never tasted dead rats, so I'll take you're word for it haha!
|Thread: Phillips vs Pozidrive and portable drills|
Typical example of non standardization! Having put thousands of these things in, I always find Posidrive to be the best.....and then comes along a Philips head!! Have to search and change the bit, and they never seem to bite as well.
Single slot still around, and what a pain they are. Torx head Brilliant but not that common although I have put a few thousand of those in.
|Thread: More Workshop space, shall I or not..?|
Strange word junk . Normally refers to trash; waste, or things of no value. The lady of the house will often refer to the contents of the workshop as junk, whereas we know better. We know that those pieces of metal and wood that's been shifted around for donkeys years will come in handy one day, and you'll definitely know that the day after you've binned it!
|Thread: Do you clean your workshop at the end of the day?|
I am in Spain and taking a drink break from loading the car ready to drive back tomorrow. Currently it's over 40 in the shade, and it must be well over 50 at the garage door, and I'm melting. Sky news tell me part of my route home is on fire....great, that'll be fun then!
I can't help wishing I was in my cool workshop back in England...........yes, tidying up!!!
Nah, won't get done will it?
Looking round my workshop, it's pretty apparent that my day's don't end!! I'm always amazed when I see pics of tidy workshops and clean machines on here! How on earth do you do it?
|Thread: Myford Super 7 Top Slide Base - Alternatives?|
I have no idea how this slide works or what loads the broken piece has to take, or how accurate the piece has to be, but I've had great success using JB Weld to put broken pieces of metal back together. Always best to repair if you can, hope you get it sorted soon.
|Thread: Replacing Warco WM16 spindle bearings|
Agree. If the bearings aren't up to the job, what chance have you got with accuracy and life span? It's a bit like putting cheap tyres on a performance car. Incidentally, what make are the original bearings? I would always opt for Timken, but I would say that wouldn't I.
|Thread: Possible New Internet Scam to be Aware of.|
Bank security from my experience is pretty good. The Bank will pay should any hackers take money from my accounts, so I do everything online....have done for year's here and abroad.
I did encounter a problem at the beginning of the month when filling up with Diesel in France on my way to Spain. I went to a well known superstore's filling station and, as is now common in France, paid at the pump (no choice) with my credit card. Got back into the car and headed off when my phone went telling me I had a text which I was expecting because my Bank always lets me know when my card has been used. However, two more text messages came through, and when I stopped for a break some time later I checked them. To my alarm I had a message about the correct amount plus two more for 130€ each taken within minutes of each other!
I had to wait until I got to Spain to check my balance online and only the correct payment showed. I contacted the Bank and they said their automatic fraud software had detected the fraud and stopped payment straight away.
I am reassured that they work in my best interest...........I hope I haven't tempted fate now!!
Yep, get these all the time! Strangely though they seem to arrive just after the date I pay......everyone seems to be watching everyone. I'm going the VPN route.
Always hover the curser over the name and you'll see the senders email address. It's usually random letters or numbers after the @. Mark as phishing and then double delete.
|Thread: Easy Button Die Storage Solution|
Too critical on here, it obviously works and he is sharing ideas......that's what a forum is about. I have made something similar but I used thick MDF fitted into a plywood case. It houses taps; dies, and tapping drill and it's easy to find what I'm looking for, essential these days when I seem to spend half my time looking for the tool I've just used!!
Never had any problems, but my workshop is indoors. Other cases I have made in a similar fashion house squares etc.but I lined those withe green base with a little oil on.
|Thread: water supply|
I don't think you've upset anyone, forums are for discussions and debate (like the ones we have in our clubhouse, although they can get a bit heated). Keep posting, there are some very interesting topics on here as well the wealth of technical knowledge from members around the world.
We all moan about the internet at times, but it has created many 'families' for various activities and hobbies.
|Thread: spindle bearings|
Yep, agree, especially about the regard to lubrication. I'm going back many year's now, but I had to investigate several bearing failures and most were due to incorrect lubrication. A lot of technicians/mechanics thought that if the bearing and cavity wasn't full of grease, it wasn't lubricated properly. Fact was the bearings churn the grease and increase the temperature so much that failure is inevitable.
|Thread: water supply|
It's arguable whether those economic models have been a success. Financial management is one thing, not many businesses or households would survive long without it, but crystal ball gazing is another. That Canadian chap who runs the Bank of England for instance consistently gets things wrong, unfortunately too many people making decisions based on his utterings.
The thing with this argument is a bit like economists, no one is right!
Interesting diversion into Police and crime. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think there was a Crown Prosecution Service then. I also think respect was common, and the court system worked in favour of the victim!!
The current Police force are now in a complete 'no win' situation! Complete lack of respect from most of the scum they have to deal with; not much back up from the CPS, and courts which deal out a 'slap on the wrist'! Police involvement is now filmed on phones and put on the internet, so they have to think through any consequencies of their action before they do anything
How can the Police cope with the pressure they are under?
|Thread: spindle bearings|
Yes I would generally agree with that, but the OP suggested two options including changing to tapers. Personally, if I was going to use the machine a lot and hard, I would change to tapers if the castings allowed for the mod.
Cost is another concern the OP has, but again it depends what the machine will be used for.
|Thread: water supply|
Many year's ago when I was on one of my management courses, Economics was on the syllabus and was considered a complete waste of time. There was a saying " If you laid all the Economists in the world end to end, you'd never reach a conclusion". Unfortunately they get taken notice of, and important decisions are made on the basis of the the drivel they come up with.
Unfortunately Algorithms are set to take their place and the world and our lives will be determined by them. This is already happening in the insurance industry, and many others are set to follow.
Totally agree. It should be in the Building regs just the same as smoke detectors etc. Common sense really but I'm afraid common sense isn't so common these days!
Yes, I'm afraid we are reaping where Thatcher sowed. Can anyone on here tell me which companies are still totally British owned? Shouldn't take long
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