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Member postings for Ian Skeldon 2

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: Sound recording
13/01/2020 22:24:28


I recently used my trusty old sony video recorder (digital but old) the quality of the imaging was good enough but you couldn't hear what was being said. Without getting too close and intruding is there any way that I can increase the gain/volume of the audio part of the recording? I expect that I will need to buy a separate microphone but any ideas of which type or even which one?

Thanks for any input on this one as I don't have a clue.

Thread: Have a look at this, view from the chuck
08/01/2020 22:36:20

I wish I had that much time on my hands, is there going to be a follow up ? View from the tailstock maybe?

Thread: New legislation that could affect us all.
08/01/2020 12:29:48

Hahaha love it especially ISO 100-R011 - Orientation of lavatory paper in wall-mounted holders. loo roll indeed.

Thread: Living with an Amadeal (Weiss) VM32L
06/01/2020 21:02:15

Nice looking machine mate and swarf that Jason and Andrew would approve of.

Thread: Ebay being clogged up by certain sellers
06/01/2020 11:47:49

Can someone tell me in simple English, why people are so afraid to name companies or traders by name, you see stupid things like epay or the item was carp. If the original listing was by J Bloggs and Co and was clearly not right in some aspect, why not just point out that J Bloggs and Co have a stupid listing running, is it really likely to lead to legal action?

Thread: Merry Christmas Everybody!
25/12/2019 14:43:04

My very best wishes to all, may we continue to share our passion and knowledge in 2020.

Thread: Warco BH600G
17/12/2019 18:18:43

Wow well found Brian, yes I think that is the machine in question.

Thank you very much.


17/12/2019 09:27:14


I have been asked a couple of questions about the Warco BH600G.

Questions are, Firstly what range of threads can it cut in both metric and imperial in it's standard set up?

and secondly, what size is the spindle bore?

I thought I could just check on warco website but it looks as though this machine is no longer available or possibly I have been given the wrong model details?

Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

Thanks, Ian

Thread: 3D printer recommendations
23/11/2019 20:43:51

I love my ender 3 and found no reason to upgrade, amazing at the price.

Thread: Grand Piano Bolts - 6.6mm x 22tpi
17/11/2019 15:17:36

Well done Mark, I would have cheated and drilled it out and tapped it next size up in metric and let him buy the screws/bolts.

Thread: Hi guys just bought a Harrison m300 and looking for info etc
15/11/2019 21:01:35

I'm green with envy enjoy your lathe and good luck with your progress.

Thread: Fusion 360 Licence Changes
07/11/2019 21:09:59

Oh bugger just seen that Hans quoted an old post, sorry chaps, senior moment and all that.

07/11/2019 21:08:28
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 23/09/2018 15:10:12:

I'd suggest waiting to see what we announce in the next MEW before making any spending decisions


Hi Neil,

I have read through No 287 looking for some news of a cad package (suspecting it to be Alibre) but other than there advert on page 58 I can see nothing about cad software? What am I missing?

Thanks Ian

Thread: Another unfortunate milestone reached?
07/11/2019 19:15:50

If I remember correctly, I looked at Electro Motion when looking to buy my mill, I almost instantly left their site and went else where. I may be in a minority but whenever I am wanting to find and buy something I avoid companies that do not indicate a price, they have the time to type up a description as to how little it has been used etc but then want you to fill in an online form to request the price, why?

I guess it is sad that any machine supplier is shutting shop but luckily there are plenty still around selling good old fashioned machinery.

Thread: John Bogstandard's projects.
06/11/2019 18:48:52


Thanks John.

06/11/2019 17:52:08

Just had one of those light bulb moments. I was a little late in coming to the party in respect of the well known and well loved JS. Just before his sad passing I was asking on the forum about cutting fine grooves in small internal bores and without my asking, the great man privately messaged me and said he would send me a tool to achieve the result I wanted, what a star. Anyway my light bulb moment is this (please bare in mind that my light bulbs rarely burn above 40 watt).

How about Neil running an article each month that covers some of Johns projects and thoughts, of course some will say not necessary but there would undoubtedly be a lot of knowledge made available for newbies and others who like myself have not been around on the forum for very long.

Neil what do you think?

Thread: New lathe next week
01/11/2019 20:35:37

I hope you enjoy playing with your new DB10, I have had one for a few years now and although it has done little work it does cut accurately (now) without a DRO.

There is some backlash in carriage and cross slide but not enough to cause any concern. I would suggest that you spend a bit of time making sure that it cuts absolutely parallel as it took me a couple of days to eliminate a very small taper, I also had to shim the compound slide as it was running downhill. All niggles that I put right and was then satisfied with the machines accuracy.

Thread: Gandalf is broken
22/10/2019 19:20:48

Epoxy resin with fine fibreglass matting chopped into very small pieces?

21/10/2019 20:41:00

I certainly won't be buying items from a supplier just because they attended the show. It would be very sad if the shows did stop but every trade supplier has the commercial right to choose how they market their products. As I didn't attend the show this year maybe I should point out that I have previously bought from Chester, RDG, Tracy Tools and ARC and will continue to do so regardless of their attendance or non attendance at shows.

Thread: Typical
19/10/2019 19:33:53

Swarfmaker, thank you, it would be right to say that I was confused or at least wrong about my interpretation of what autodesk were saying. The fact that the orange banner across the top keeps coming up despite re-registering added to my concern. I will certainly stick with it and thanks for explaining what's happening.



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