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|Thread: Mini-Lathe setup for an absolute beginner?|
This lathe only weighs Only 30 - 35kg, assuming the chuck, tailstock, change gears, tools etc (parts that are easily separated).
Likely less than 30kg if the drip tray and apron were removed.
No more mass than a suitcase allowed in the hold on most international flights (not ryan air!)?
I am not young (into my 7th decade) with a bad back (on occasions)) and a recipient of a quadruple bypass, but I fancy I might tuck it on my shoulder and carry it up in one go. It would weigh no more than the vertical head of my mill.
There must be someone local who would carry it up for you? The weight distributed between two individuals might be no more than a full shopping bag for each to share? It is in excess of HSE guide-lines, admittedly - but they are for paid workers. When I was younger, 50 kg bags of materials were the norm (cement, fertiliser, etc)
I regularly carry two packs, each of 6 x 2litre containers from the car to the house, one in each hand.
Standard domestic stairs are about 80cm wide. Risers and going are usually around 20cm. I expect that stairs in flats are necessarily wider? So I see no good reason why a machine of this diminutive size should present any great logistical problem of moving it from one floor level to another. Likely easy enough to move it one step at a time with the machine able to perch on each step without support.
|Thread: The Chocolate Fireguard as designed by Mercedes Benz|
No special trips if you can charge at home and only need to charge otherwise, on a longer journey. City dwellers likely use the vehicle mainly for short journeys in the city.
Depends on which dpf chemical is used in a diesel. Filling automatically adds a dose of additive on our 607, so only filling for a full tank of fuel is far more economical than keeping the tank topped up. Additive is not cheap and most don’t think about it when costing fuel for trips. It doesn’t dispense much (40ml?) but it adds up. It is safe to store diesel at home in a can - more-so than petrol.
Maintenance is a large money-maker for car dealerships. They are most certainly worried about reduced servicing requirements for BEVs. Brakes don’t get used very much, no engine/gearbox maintenance required, no fuel pumps, tanks, starter motors, alternators etc. Nissan increased, substantially, the cost of a new battery but this is while Tesla have reduced the battery costs by a huge amount. Go figure why Nissan did that!
Car salesmen would prefer you to buy an ICE vehicle from their range. Why? Because of the increased maintenance charges they can make during its lifetime. Because you will be more likely to change it for another in a couple years time. Because they make more commission on those models. Because ...
As BEVs become more prevalent, the ICE variants will be the ones needing the specialist maintenance. Dealerships charge £50 just to connect the fault code reader, whereas the BEV will self-diagnose most faults - if and when they occur.
I was wrong about your leccy costs for your Scotland trip in my earlier post. Sufficient power to get to the border and then no fuel costs in Scotland, or to get most of the way home! So about ten quids worth for the whole trip!
|Thread: Help a beautiful lady|
Might try Northampton as well. I thought Nottingham was famous for machine-made lace....
|Thread: Thread Pitch Info.|
While getting the thread to the correct form, presumably the fit is not that important - as in the item needs to be retained on register surfaces, the thread simply securing the part in the correct registration position. A very tight, close fitting thread might even prevent the registration surfaces locating precisely, and so need easing off?
|Thread: stamford show vandals|
They are not ‘fools’, they are morons!
|Thread: oil for lubricating lathe|
Have you searched for the topic? ‘Lubrication’ brings up a host of threads on the subject.
|Thread: Harrison's Equipment|
If you think Harrison was amazing, look up the Antikythera machine. Definitely a example of extremely competent workmanship from a long time ago. Skills, to make astonishingly precise mechanisms, have been around for a long time.
Edited By not done it yet on 17/05/2019 20:45:27
|Thread: Which thread for T nuts|
In many instances I use a bolt instead of a nut, but combined with a nut. I can screw in the bolt until it stops, then retract it say three or four turns, apply a spanner to the bolt head, to prevent it turning, and tighten down with the nut. That way, there is no chance of breaking out the slot casting by that mistake while making sure the bolt is theaded as deep as practicable into the T nut threads. T nuts are staked, but better safe than sorry....
|Thread: aching ribs - posture|
One specific exercise could be filing metal - at the proper height for your stature.
|Thread: Jensen #35 Steam Engine - Working multiple Stamping Mills|
Didn’t run earlier but running OK now.
What a cacophony of hammering sounds! The engine did well - just a tad better than the flame gulper!
Meccano lives on. I liked that vid.
|Thread: Drilling cast iron - where did I go wrong?|
If I had chatter with a drill, I would revert to an end mill. Far better dimensional control.
|Thread: A train of engines|
Quite a lot of notional horsepower in that ‘train’!
|Thread: Door knob collar|
You could make them in aluminium and coat them with one of those ‘patina’ solutions. A cheaper option, or maybe not...
|Thread: Nickel Plating Brass|
I like the disposable gloves!
Much more important if chromium plating.
|Thread: The Chocolate Fireguard as designed by Mercedes Benz|
Not only motorcycles. Formula - E is also becoming a popular motor racing format. They used to swap cars half way through the race, but now race with just the one fully charged car for something like 45 minutes plus a further lap.
A lot of them are still supplying hot water for their owners. The technology has mostly been replaced by PV which, while surplus can be used to heat the domestic hot water cylinder and the non-surplus can run the home, has become so cheap that the evacuated tube technology has become more expensive than PV. Thermal collectors are not multi-purpose items. They can be more efficient at energy collection than PV panels, mind.
Electric cars were debuted around the same time as fossil fuelled ones. Royal Enfield made the E8000 back in the 1970s - look up Jonny Smith and his ‘flux capacitor’ electric car on u-toob if you want to see just how quick a 1970s electric car can go nowadays, with just a ‘few tweaks’.
|Thread: North West 200 coverage|
That is a fair distance - and at around 20km/s! People don’t really know we are moving at about 500mph all the time at UK latitudes, as well as much faster than a speeding bullet!
|Thread: Cutting steel to size|
Isn’t the OP only wanting bits up to 40 mm in diameter? Cutting, then grinding with an angle grinder would work but I very much doubt Steve would master cutting a ~40mm circle with the set up shown above.
Like trepanning - again easier for a new starter to trepan larger diameters with shallow grooves, but not so easy for the smaller ones, particularly deeper, in thicker metal.
Perhaps Andrew should have qualified his statement and explained that angle grinders can only cut angles and cannot cut in circles. Ie, they can only cut straight lines.
Of course, even then the pedants amongst us might well have pointed out that a straight line is, in fact, part of a circle (of infinite radius). You just can’t win, on the simple specifics, with some.
Perhaps you have the time to make an infinite number of cuts (all at a tangent to the circumference desired), in order to produce a circle. Most of us don’t, as it would take a very long time.
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