Here is a list of all the postings Sandgrounder has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Flamemaster Torch|
That's very interesting, I worked at Pilkington for 30 years and have visited two Chance factories, Smethwick and St Asaph and seen plenty of gas torches but never knew Chance made them.
|Thread: Imperial v Metric Measures|
Also slightly off-topic
The shop I used to buy hardware fittings from would sell you a 'pair of hinges' if you wanted 2 and 'one and a half pair' if you wanted 3, I don't know if that was a normal ironmongers expression or not.
|Thread: Railway station toilet signs|
The now closed Platt Bridge railway station in the Wigan area is often referred to locally as 'Platt Waz', supposedly because in the days of old the train driver would stop at the platform and go and relieve himself ' have a waz' by the bridge.
|Thread: Electrical calculations|
It's a long time since I did electrical calc's at night school but isn't the power factor shown as Cos ϕ or Cos phi not cos theta?
Edited By Sandgrounder on 05/03/2022 07:22:21
|Thread: Replacement Vial for precision level|
When I was at work many years ago we bought them off,
|Thread: Learn to use a metal lathe|
You should definitely take someone experienced with you for advice when buying a lathe especially a second hand one, someone with a bit of experience but with no interest in buying it will see a lot more shortcomings than you will (standard advice for buying cars).
For example I first used a lathe at school in 1956 but spent most of my working life in a mechanical engineering drawing office as a design draughtsman so I'd seen many varieties of lathes in the workshops but not used them, about 30 years ago I was looking to buy my first lathe and heard about one for sale, drove to the house and there was a clean looking lathe, can't remember the make but it ran and all seemed OK, plenty of bits and pieces with it, luckily I said I was interested but would confirm later, on the way home something started nagging me, after about 20mins i realised I hadn't seen a tailstock, got home and rang him up and he sheepishly confirmed my thoughts.
It's so easy to get carried way when you want something and take the wrong decision.
I know there is a lot you can do without a tailstock but there's also a lot you can't
|Thread: An unpleasant nocturnal experience.|
Thankfully not quite as dramatic as Clive's rat experiences but still on the subject of animal pests, About 20 years ago my wife and I spent a fortnight in a ground floor chalet in Gran Canaria and every evening when we came home and opened the door half a dozen or more cockroaches were scuttling around the floor, to dispatch them I kept the door mat rolled up ready and quickly whacked them all and kicked the bodies out onto the patio, every morning when I went out they were gone so I just assumed I hadn't hit them hard enough and they had recovered, but one morning I got up a bit earlier and went out and saw what was happening, there were two long lines of ants, one led to the cockroach bodies where they were dismantling them, the other line of ants carrying bits of legs, wings and bodies led into the garden area to their nest, nothing was left at all, wish I could have filmed it.
|Thread: Are standard "M4" nuts & bolts normally fine or course pitch?|
'See old Harry catch a herring trawling off America'
|Thread: Bench grinder to polisher|
I use almost exactly the same set up regards motor and mop size and like Nigel I can stall the motor if I press too hard on the mop.
|Thread: What do you do about cookies?|
I just accept all the cookies and leave everything on, I did clear them all once and then had to manually log in to all the websites I go to, and in the case of places like Screwfix, B & Q, and Toolstation also enter my address etc to find the local stock situation.
|Thread: RHS what-is-it?? appeal|
Yes I would say a Ballistic Galvanometer as well and the clamp is to lock the movement.
|Thread: To harden or not to harden that is the Question|
About 25 years ago I bought some machined lengths of 'T' strip from Myford Ltd, this was not hardened as you had to both cut it to length and tap to it suit.
|Thread: jury service|
It must all come down to the type of case you have to be a juror on, I found it very interesting but the 2 cases I was on were not too serious, the first a criminal case was dismissed by the judge after a couple of days because of prosecution evidence failings and the second was a civil case where we had to reach both a verdict and also decide on damages, however tonight I've just watched the BBC news report of a 6 year old boy who was tortured and murdered, his father being guilty of manslaughter and his partner guilty of murder, both guilty of child cruelty, the case lasted 9 weeks, just watching the TV news reporting details and a few moments of actual footage showing his suffering brought tears to my eyes, but to have to endure 9 weeks of it, it would have to be done and would give great satisfaction to convict the guilty but could leave you traumatised for a long time.
|Thread: Super 7 stiff feedscrews|
Were the nuts free to rotate on the screws before assembly?
|Thread: Back to Imperial|
You were lucky, in the DO where I worked in the 60s all the drawings used fractions such as 37/64" with the occasional decimal one where a tighter tolerance was required, it was only when working for another company in 1971 when the UK changed to decimal currency that the company changed from inch fractions to drawing in millimetres, and both these companies were large Multinationals.
Edited By Sandgrounder on 18/09/2021 06:09:35
Edited By Sandgrounder on 18/09/2021 06:12:49
Edited By Sandgrounder on 18/09/2021 06:14:03
|Thread: Stainless Watch case|
All the photos show up for me with no problems at all, some great work there to take on, I'd just have bought her a new one.
|Thread: Anyone know what is going on at Homeworkshop?|
I've just gone to the site and all seems normal to me,
last sale ad is for "Schaublin ES40 collet set" posted yesterday the 4th approved on the 5th at 00.23,
Edit, perhaps I have to login.
Edited By Sandgrounder on 05/07/2021 14:16:28
|Thread: Mystery DTI|
I use mine quite a lot on my Sieg milling machine, mount in either the drill or collet chuck and it's so easy to run the table along and square up a vice or angle plate etc.
|Thread: Barbeque Time|
You could put a similar question to the guys on here who spend hours playing around with steam engines etc when there are far more efficient and cleaner methods of obtaining power and propulsion.
Anyway I don't BBQ in the rain but I do think that steaks cooked on BBQs taste much better, more like the flame cooked ones you get in steakhouses.
|Thread: New Myford owner, have a few questions|
That does surprise me, I thought that you would have had better search choices or at least the same as us, there is also a little window at the top right of our search results which by default says 'ending soonest' if I click on this I get various choices to list results such as, nearest, highest price, lowest price, newly listed etc.
I've just done a test search on https://www.ebay.com the USA site, I don't know if this is the one you would use in Canada but there is an different option to ours at the top right of the page which reads 'best match' and clicking on this gives 'distance nearest first', but of course this wouldn't necessarily list UK first, my apologies to you if you have already tried these suggestions without success, as we say, I'm not trying to teach my Grandma how to suck eggs'
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