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Thread: magazine
11/09/2016 03:22:30

I can access it for £4.49!

Looks like another app that I'll be getting rid of......

10/09/2016 19:40:11
I can't read MEW246 on pocket mags...
Thread: Is CNC cheating
04/09/2016 07:10:54

So, how would a skilled machinist fair?

Does it make you a cheat if you are a skilled engineer for a day job, then relax in your shed using similar machines?

Just awonderin

Thread: Improved manual covering GH1236 lathe
27/07/2016 17:46:09
Thank you.
Best manual I've seen yet!

Real shame that Chester, (for example), can't produce something like this....

Cheers jim
Thread: What Makes a Good Model Engineer?
03/07/2016 19:50:33
In my case, a good wife.....
Thread: Moore & Wright Automatic Centre Punch Cat No 280
01/07/2016 10:28:38


I had to have a look how they worked!

Thread: Secrecy...within the workshop?
22/06/2016 05:08:09

I think a big change in the work place, is the skilled/time served, have been replaced by people with very limited experience. This new breed of worker, knows everything and needs to be shown nothing! (at least until they are stood looking at yet another batch of scrap parts that they know nothing of).

Years ago, information and experience were freely shared, and much appreciated. Now its all young/inexperienced people telling how to do my job.

Charts not parts.....

Thread: Those grub screw things with a spring loaded bearing on the end...
16/06/2016 05:59:08




Many happy hours have been spent looking through their catalog


Thread: ER Ball Bearing Collett Nut - Care and Maintenance
04/06/2016 04:52:43

I'd just return the nut, I'm sure the supplier will exchange for a good one


Thread: Chester Crusader threading/feed ratios
29/05/2016 07:28:50

I have seen an article either on the forum or in MEW, I can't find it in either!

It was about alternative gear postions to the ones on the machine.

Could some kind soul point me in the right direction, please.

Thank you,


Thread: Ball race assembly
29/05/2016 05:32:36

So Neil was winding us uplaugh

Thread: Bench vice hight for modern workshop
25/05/2016 17:48:04
Posted by JasonB on 25/05/2016 16:50:40:

Or have a small toolmakers vice that fits in the big one, that is what I do with small detailed parts.

I have a very small vice mounted on the end of some 1 1/2" square bar, perfect for them little jobs

Thread: DRO usage
21/05/2016 14:48:40

I wonder if the rad feature could be used on a lathe in a similar way.

I only ever use it for "point to point".

Does any one use it on a lathe to rough out rads?

21/05/2016 06:08:00


This one page did a better job than the manual!


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??????

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