Here is a list of all the postings Ian Skeldon 2 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: How Many People Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb on the Forum?|
I admit to being a very poor gardener but isn't it a bit early for bulbs? Cast a clout or whatever...
|Thread: General Aeromodelling Discussion|
Edited By Ian Skeldon 2 on 03/02/2021 20:14:08
|Thread: Bolton triple expansion engine running at last|
|Thread: Eagle Surface grinder - who here uses one?|
Wow great job Pete.
|Thread: Have You considered getting a 3D printer|
Tony it's you who has lost the plot and possibly your temper if your actions are anything to go by.
A model isn't just a small scaled reproduction of a steam engine, the fact that steam is no longer used is because engineering is dynamic, the really clever people seek to innovate and find new ways to design and create things that we have not yet seen, then many years later others will make those very same things for pleasure. If you don't wish to embrace the changes that's fine, your not going to lose the skills you have or be thought any less of, but don't knock others for doing things that you can't or don't wish to do.
Now how about you reinstate your membership and continue offering help when it's asked for.
When you can stick a persons head on your lathe or mill, scan it and produce the equivalent of a 3d radium mask to accurately pinpoint a tumour inside a brain, give me a shout I will happily come along and watch how a real old fashioned engineer does it.
|Thread: Coronavirus death stats|
Well you can all believe or disbelieve whatever you like, however as someone working in a hospital all I can say is something is filling our beds and the three temporary morgues we have alongside our permanent one. It is nothing like the flu, the flu tends to make most of the people that catch it feel really ill for a week to ten days, covid 19 makes you wish it was the flu, at times patients give up the fight, other times it attacks or damages major organs causing a full failure, as if that wasn't bad enough we have patients with us who have been in hospital for months and will never have their old life back.
So don't worry about the figures or stats, just take real care and take sensible precautions, I really hope we will all be on this forum for many more years to come, stay safe.
|Thread: Where do the parcels go ?|
The best way to think of Hermes is to see it as a typo, it is actually Herpes and any contact should be avoided at all costs.
Seriously, they lose things, they lie, they have no idea, I am mildly impressed that their workforce can find their way into work, everything else ends up in the wrong place
|Thread: Which Laptop|
I hope whichever laptop you buy you get many years use from it and who knows maybe ask the same question again in years to come.
I would whole heartedly say do not buy the bag of crap I bought 4 months ago. My old ASUS laptop gave good service for about five years and then died, I needed a laptop in a bit of a hurry and there was not a lot of choice left on the shelf so I bought a HP 17-CA2 XXX it has an AMD Athlon CPU and 4gb of RAM, Windows 10 installed on it. It is the slowest machine I have ever owned, I mean really, really slow and it hangs at least once a session. I don't run much on it either so just a terrible machine and the last HP product I will ever buy.
|Thread: Milton Keynes Metals?|
Call me cynical if you wish but I don't think being a shopping partner on here means bugger all except that they use this advertising medium.
That's the reason I binned firefox and went to opera instead.
|Thread: Chester MF42B multi functions|
If you post your location there will probably be someone living nearby who can run through the basics.
|Thread: Advice appreciated|
I am sorry that I can't help with your enquiry but I want to offer my sincere condolences at such a sad time for you and family members.
I hope you sell all of the items and I offer my very best wishes for your move to another house.
|Thread: Moving a Myford VMC advice needed thanks!|
Hello mate, I have a Myford VMC, they are pretty damned heavy, however they also break down really easily and are then easier to move and then re-assemble. Head comes off easily and the motor comes off the head really easily, table also comes off easily, knee will come off but is a bit time consuming and finally body will separate from the base.
Good luck and hopefully many years of use.
|Thread: Living with a Chester DB10 super lathe|
I've had a standard DB10 for several years now and it's ok. I had to do a lot of work to get it as accurate as it should have been, on it's own that doesn't mean much, mine may have been a poor one yours might be a great one, I would advise that you don't site where you can't get all the way around it. I needed to strip it and take the head off the bed and for this you need access to the rear.
I am disappointed with the thread cutting capabilities but if you have checked for sure that the range is all that you will ever need from it then that's not going to be a problem.
As mentioned by Brian G the mounting of the tool post could be better but equally this will apply to most of these size/type of lathe.
Buying one is safer than buying a used British but you may want/need to tweak here and there to get it to the level you require.
|Thread: How to stop scam phone calls for good?|
Please do be aware that sometimes it is necessary for your local hospital or gp surgery to contact you, call blocking such as mentioned means we can not get through to the intended recipient, so then they have a wasted journey and car parking fees, there is a reason hospitals and doctors ask for your contact details.
|Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020|
Edited By Ian Skeldon 2 on 24/06/2020 20:30:09
Today saw the start of a strip down and service of my Myford Mill. Table off to check the lead screw, turns out that it's not too bad at all, a quick tweak of the adjustment screw on the half nut block saw the backlash greatly reduced. The gib seems to be in good condition as well. I have taken out the oil cups in the table to be replaced with new ones, the ways will be cleaned up and checked and the table checked for any little issues before I strip anything further.
|Thread: boring head and tools|
I did look at rotating the tool within the holder but the cutting geometry isn't correct.
NDIY, yes I did exactly the same thing, even down to the fact that it was a piece of MDF cut out a hole slight larger than the hole I need in the sheet of plastic.
Using the tool held vertical in the holder gives the right geometry but not the required diameter. I think I will need to run up the grinder and see what I can do with a piece of HSS, although for now I have completed the task I initially set out to do so it will have to go onto the list of things to do.
Thanks for all the suggestions.
I was thinking about buying a M2 or straight shank so that I could use it in the lathe at some point, but thank you for the suggestion.
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