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Member postings for Ian Skeldon 2

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Thread: Todays news -- well done
05/04/2020 20:00:46
Posted by J Hancock on 05/04/2020 19:26:07:

There are far, far worse things going on, with the passive acceptance of the government.

This is classic military diversion tactics.

I am not really into politics but what part of a military tactic is this then? It's really just taking sensible precautions, you may not know this but the virus has no means of self transporting or transmission, it needs a weak link, that's where the idiots on Brighton beach come in.

The government has certainly made some big mistakes and been slow to act, but I applaud the fact that they have not come down very heavy handed which they could have done. Instead they have allowed the media to show diluted updates about the virus and issued an instruction in a time of emergency, how thick do you have to be to still not understand it. there are some people who possibly will never actually grasp it unless they get the virus. Having now seen several people effectively drown while I stand by helpless to do any more for them I can't urge people enough to do their best and try to limit anything that might mean having contact with things outside the home.

I just wish that I went in to a ward tomorrow where people are not dying before they should do, not only dying but in a painful and distressing manner.

NDIY I can see nothing risky in what you are doing and you seem to have understood the risks and mitigated them.

Thread: Workflow
05/04/2020 19:05:00

Great result mate, I am with Neil I would taper and chamfer after knurling and possibly use a piece of leather to protect the knurled part if needed.

Thread: Todays news -- well done
05/04/2020 18:56:47

By the way, in talking to patients who are fighting for their lives, most have told me that they can't think where or from whom they caught the virus. It seems to be the things that we think we are ok to do that are still catching us out.

05/04/2020 18:54:57

Howard I am afraid that I think you have completely failed to think this one through. A barbeque on a public beach is not in any way essential. There may have only been two people stupid enough to do that (is that a fact or a guess). But the government have issued an instruction, not a request and if the idiots in Brighton think that they are excluded then I can only shake my head in disbelief. I suppose that you also overlooked the fact that the police would have been inundated with calls from the majority of people that saw this act of gross stupidity taking place, and then of course there are the weak easily lead, who will think oh that must be alright for me to do because someone else is doing it. I hope the fine is as heavy as it can be.

Thread: Coronavirus
01/04/2020 19:01:57

Great efforts by a lot of people, thanks for posting that Martin, hopefully they're combined effort will beat this damned virus before it kills many more people.

Thread: A bit of light relief No. 1
28/03/2020 20:33:51

I once had to remove a latex surgical glove from the head of a drunken female. She had fallen over whilst drunk and struck her head. A new health care assistant had been given the task of cleaning the wound and then gluing it together with tissue glue.

For some reason he decided that he needed to use a pair of surgical gloves and in the process managed to glue one of the gloves to the ladies head at the site of the wound. He very sheepishly came to me and asked if I could come and have a look and help him, I couldn't keep back the laugh when I drew back the cubicle curtain and saw the lady in that state.

Thread: On a lighter note - Are you an interior or an exterior type.
28/03/2020 20:21:42

Mine just sits on the radiator so either way is ok smiley

Thread: Coronavirus
28/03/2020 20:19:53

I meant "need to follow the instructions"

28/03/2020 20:18:50
Posted by Jon on 28/03/2020 19:07:20:

Problem is Ian they tell the truth the people will go in to even more panic mode, end result exactly the same there is no cure.

I fully agree that causing people to panic would be counter productive, it's bad enough now, but maybe if people realised that it isn't going to be like mild flu for a lot of us, they might take more heed of the need to the instructions to stay at home where possible. I for want do not want to scare anyone, but I would be very happy if I thought just one person read my earlier post and thought blimey, I am going to do more to avoid catching this damn virus.

To be completely honest I have my own theory that Boris and co have intentionally been infected now so that they can be treated and observed while there are resources available, this is just my own thought and I could of course be wrong.

Thread: RDG Tools indexable boring bar
28/03/2020 14:35:42
Posted by JasonB on 28/03/2020 13:16:30:

No, I had been using it for something that needed it set at an angle to the toolholder lengthways for clearance just before taking the photo. usually just set directly below the screws. I've got 5 or 6 holders all with their own bars so just picked them up for the photo.


Edited By JasonB on 28/03/2020 13:18:55

Ahh ok.

28/03/2020 13:08:55

I am guessing that Jason has put these bars into holders to show the negative angle and would pack the front of that small one if intended for use so that the grub screw has more tool to tighten onto.

Thread: Coronavirus
28/03/2020 13:02:15
Posted by Martin Kyte on 28/03/2020 11:28:21:

I have to say this and I really don't mean this as a criticism on anyone, particularly at this time.

The reality of the situation is that we have to have faith in the system/leaders/services the lot. It's all we have and in consequence anything that shakes that faith unnecessarily is unhelpful and make us all more nervous. Exhortions on the system or political leaders to do better is all very well but attacks on personalities doesn't improve anything. We have to go with what we have got. I have actually been impressed with the way that the Government by and large are making descisions in response to the needs of the moment and seem to be taking virtually all their guidance from the professional medics and scientistsl and are being lead by the unfolding situation. I'm sure mistakes will be made, that is inevitable, but everyone genuinely seems to be doing the very best they can. We have to believe it's enough.

What other choice is there?

best regards to all


PS learn't yesterday that Astra Zenica (UK drug development company) is donating 9 million surgical gloves to the effort.

Well they could actually do a little bit more. I know from first hand experience that we (workers on the front line of the NHS) need at least some PPE and we needed it from about two weeks ago. I worked in a busy ward on Thursday where people were really ill (dying in some cases) and I didn't even have a mask to wear, I have been told it would be fine to bring in my own safety goggles from home. The other thing they need to do, is to be more open and honest about this virus. The facts are this,

1 We don't know very much about transmission.

2 We don't know about resilience and latent life or relapse.

3 We do know that it is not just killing the old or those with an underlying health issue. It is killing lots of people and making lots of others very ill.

So in short, they need to really raise their game right now, they need to tell the truth, then maybe people will at the very least realise just how infectious this virus is. My plea to all of you is keep your hands and fingers away from your face and wash your hands after you have touched anything that is not you. Stay safe folks.

Thread: Free to a good home
26/03/2020 21:40:22

Hi John,

I did say I can keep them until the virus has run it's course if someone states that they definitely want them, I just won't post them (they are quite heavy items). I would rather they go to someone that can make use of them than weighing them in for scrap.


Thread: Any ideas please
26/03/2020 21:34:21

Wow so many ideas to try out. The rubber sheet on my myford is not like a bellows or accordian, it's just flat sheet and my intention is to completely replace it.

Lots to go at with the mice.

Sincere thanks to all contributors.


Thread: Free to a good home
26/03/2020 19:55:54

No takers?

Thread: Any ideas please
25/03/2020 19:58:44

Some more good ideas, thank you buffer and NDIY

Thread: VFD & Inverter questions
25/03/2020 19:50:53

Just looked on Inverter Drive Supermarket and Schneider 0.75kw is under £100 that's a lot cheaper than I was expecting, must have a look at Newton Teslar as well.

Thread: Any ideas please
25/03/2020 19:45:58

Thank you Duncan and Martin, I will try the sonic thing first, but if that doesn't work it's rolo and apple.

Thread: Cut a transverse tapered hole (Unimat milling column)
25/03/2020 19:43:52

Well done mate, helpful lot on here arn't they.

Thread: scam alert
25/03/2020 19:40:06
Posted by Martin of Wick on 25/03/2020 19:32:22:

Here is a sneaky one - may be genuine but it was tripped by my paranoia circuits.

Came as a text...

'Hi, its Dave your local SSE meter reader, I cant come into your house to read the meter due to coronavirus regs etc.... please telephone me your readings to avoid an estimated account blah blah...'

Now it just so happens my account is with SSE at the moment but they always e-mail me to remind me to update my account with the correct readings each month, so immediately suspect.

If a scam, I have no doubt that anyone responding this call would be contacted in a couple of days time along the lines of......

'Oh sir, the meter reading is fine, but there appears to be a problem with your direct debit... can you confirm your bank details etc etc...and so on.'

Or the call you make is at a huge cost to you.

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