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Thread: Deliberate mistakes
19/05/2016 04:36:44

Got us thinking though, didn't itwink

17/05/2016 14:56:40
Posted by Mick Henshall on 17/05/2016 13:18:52:

Moving on to issue 242 cover pic, where can I get on of those hovering lamps?



Thread: Windows 10 forced upgrade
17/05/2016 14:55:24

I too now have windows 10.

I hate the fact that its been forced on mesad

Thing that really made me angry was being held to ransom to use documents I created, just pay £8 a monthsad

I went over to Libreoffice, all free. It was a pleasure to uninstall microsoft office, even though they put it back on occasionally.

Going back into my shed to cut some metal, which will be the same as i left it, unlike my laptop that someone in America seams to control and change at will.......

Thread: Stainless steel rod quality
14/05/2016 17:57:39
How do you harden 303 stainless?
Thread: Buying First Metal Bandsaw
14/05/2016 04:57:19

There are some excellent articles on how to set up these bandsaws, enjoysmiley

Thread: Deliberate mistakes
14/05/2016 04:56:02

What has happened here??????

Thread: Buying First Metal Bandsaw
13/05/2016 04:24:46

I've got one of these **LINK**

Bought it about 7 years ago.

Only problem I've had was the guide bearings falling apart, other than that its been excellent.

I only buy bimetal/M42 blades, well worth the extra money.

Like most folk, I really wouldn't to be without one now....

Thread: Tool Cutter Grinder
07/05/2016 12:46:31


I too have spent too many years wanting/needing one of them!

One day....


Thread: custom big tap needed
02/05/2016 17:54:20

Thank you for putting up the pictures.

30/04/2016 18:33:43
I should be able to do this at work. Could you send me some pics?

Cheers jim
Thread: round drive belting
30/04/2016 17:20:14


30/04/2016 17:08:29

I finally got around to sorting out the V belts on my Chester Crusader!

A few years ago I read an article by "bogstandard" about using "redthane", (I think), I mananaged to find some green stuff on ebay **LINK**

I firstly made a new drive belt for my Seally pillar drill, I was quite shocked at how well it worked, so ordered 2 meters of 10mm belting for the Crusader.

From what I read, the belting needed to sit in the V groove, 12mm may have been ok. I pulled the belting around the pulleys and marked a line a bit shorter, I'd guess 3/4" shorter. Cut two bits of belting, checked they were the same length.

To join it, I just held some clean flat bar in a vice, heated it up with a torch, (just hot enough to melt the belting) and pressed together, not to hard, for a couple of minutes. The belt was then trimmed with nail clippers.

I waited a bit, I was going to be good and wait half an hour, but didn't!

Hey presto!! fast changing between the pulleys for high and low range, no slipping when starting up. I left the lathe running for a good while and all is well.

Thank you to Bogs for the idea!

I'll post a picture up shortly

Cheers Jim

29/04/2016 17:07:10
Posted by RICHARD GREEN 2 on 29/04/2016 09:58:24:

Jimmy b,

It's a joke.................... I'm talking about the real Eiffel tower..................It looks like it's made of Meccano .................. but isn't .



28/04/2016 17:37:27

Why a waste??

Thread: Dimond wheel dressing.
27/04/2016 04:28:00

I use a white Norton stick, about an inch square, "220", I think.

Just press it into the wheel as it runs and it cleans it.

Thread: View from my shed
24/04/2016 10:05:35

wonderful view.

I built mine without windows, (sadly to keep the lowlifes from looking in....)

Thread: Millling clamps
14/04/2016 18:54:52
Posted by Thor on 06/04/2016 06:31:31:

Hi WIndy,

For clamping larger work I use these home made clamps:


I clamp the work between one or two angle plates and the clamps. The photo shows one clamp dismantled.


neat idea.

yet another one for the job list

Thread: veiwing archive on Android tablet?
27/03/2016 12:03:10

I've managed to open archived mags on my (samsung) tablet, by using the default browser.

No such luck with the (samsung) mobile.....

Thread: Hi!
27/03/2016 08:12:00


Been a member of the forum, but now subscribed, (after having to play, "hunt the magazine" at WHS!)

Got 3 lathes, (Chester Crusader, Sieg C4 and a mini lathe) and the usual tools.

Shed full of tools and metal, head full of plans.....

Seam to spend ever increasing amounts of time making tools, to make more tools........

Cheers Jim

Thread: veiwing archive on Android tablet?
27/03/2016 08:07:32


I can view the archive (MEW) on my laptop, but not on my phone or tablet?

any help?

thank you

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