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Thread: Rebuilt Nightmare
10/12/2016 15:24:00

That may be apparent to those who have access to every input to the forum but is basically unhelpful.

Maybe he doesn't have a high pain threshold? Who knows!

Maybe he expected perfection forcfourpence halfpenny? Who knows!

Maybe any rebuild is a nightmare to him? Whk knows!

Until we know just a tad more than a title and a picture, lets just pass it by?

Thread: What shall I build to please the boss?
10/12/2016 13:58:51

A shed at the bottom of the garden?

Thread: Arc Eurotrade UK
09/12/2016 18:26:46

Why not you ask them and then you tell us all?

Thread: An open request for microcontroller type equality
09/12/2016 18:24:03

From a 2N3055 and BC108/9 electronic age, I would think AVR was an automatic voltage control for an alternator generator.

However, there will never be parity (equality) where devices are concerned. Wasn't with VCR and Beta-max video recorders/players, so why should equality expected now? 'Horses for courses' will always determine which choice of device will win out. Same with everything else, too. Cars - petrol or diesel choices and EVs to take their place? - might be another example.

Plenty of space without screaming for parity. Why do I wind up our old clocks rather than ditch them for quartz controlled battery operated ones? I actually find the ticking more interesting than the almost silence of the new generation of wall clocks, where no more skill is required than changing a cell once every few months. But a modern smoke alarm is far better than waiting for a lead fuse to melt and raise a racket. Equality in everything is like communism - an ideal but just doesn't work!

Thread: Hi from a-not-so-model engineer
09/12/2016 18:01:56

Scale is only a perceived requirement fof a model engineer. Scaled down for models but there is always scaling up - mock up for cars or road building projects for instance.

Just look at the Colin Furze U-toob channel for his latest 'model'! A slightly up-scaled model of AT ACT?

I, too, make little or nothing scaled down. A dozen old tractors, stationary engines, etc are enough to keep me busy for the rest of my time.

A chemist as well, morphing into engineering projects, then back to chemistry then on to other things at times. I still remember atomic masses from the common radioisotope numbers, mostly! Always close but not usually spot on!

Thread: Steam Raising Blower
09/12/2016 10:59:14

Not seen it, but 12V and blower usually conjures up thoughts of car heater fans.

Thread: Slotting a change wheel bore
09/12/2016 10:54:40


You are right about the LJ Raglan. I would not use mine like that unless there was no other possible option, or the materials were relatively easy to cut. The 5" would be far more robust in this area and may well cope with care. Options

suggested are not necessarily appliccable to all kit and the OP needs to take things into account, for his machine.

08/12/2016 15:17:31

Handraulic shaper tool in the toolpost?


Cut a square hole in position before boring? (See Clickspring video for making one).


Pin the gears together with a pegs until such time as you can do the keyways





U-toob might be your friend for ideas and demos.  Here is one example:




Edited By not done it yet on 08/12/2016 15:21:25

Thread: Should I Be Able To Do This?
08/12/2016 13:28:05

It does happen.


Over 40 years ago I found the ex's father had supplied her with a double ended extension lead which she was using with a hair dryer.


More recently, my wife needed to re-educate her 90 year old father on the same matter.  He argued that he knew what he was doing as he worked as a radio operator/fixer during WWII. Luckily, she won!

Edited By not done it yet on 08/12/2016 13:29:20

Thread: Elliot 3 1/2 dividing head.
08/12/2016 07:01:29

I'm not seeing any problem if the flange was part of the whole casting. It will knock or press out from the other side after dismantling whatever is on the shaft (on the other side) or shaft removal.


Looks like the shaft was secured after some form of adjustment on the worm side?


Or is there no clearance to remove the shaft from the other side and won't push out? If so just start drilling or other machining to remove it in small bits!


Edit to add: slide hammer on the shaft, maybe?

Edited By not done it yet on 08/12/2016 07:15:55

Thread: Should I Be Able To Do This?
08/12/2016 06:26:53

We don't have shutters on our power outlets here in Oz and most days I don't read many reports in the newspaper of people being electrocuted.

Are yours 230V? Ours in the UK are. 120V on the north american continent are somewhat less likely to supply a fatal shock.

I like your very careful use of words. "Most days" could be 4 days per week and "many" only refers to the other

three? Reading it properly could be "there are only a few fatalities reported in the papers on most days but more on some"!!

If elctrocution is so common, it would not be newsworthy to report individual cases, only to highlight the dangers. Go back a hundred years and electrocutions were commonplace due to the intrinsic lack of safety measures and novelty of the systems.

Not checked the several extension cables I have, but I have never ever accidentally plugged in inappropriately. Perhaps common sense is not completely dead? Nothing stops the 'Darwin awards group' from opening the shutters on any UK socket if they try hard enough, so the safeguards are only really for protecting young children, I might suggest.

After seeing the OP 'answer' his own thread so quickly, I am wondering which forum the thread was on previously, even though no reference was supplied.

Thread: Payment problems
07/12/2016 13:45:48

Far better to call by phone, if a spurious payment problem arises on a piece of complicated software stuff, rather than dive for the internet forum approach above. I would expect it to be a simple problem at your end or that of Arc. If at Arc's end, I am sure they would rather find out from you privately rather than have it splashed over the forum. And likely more probable it is a fault at your end, or others would be suffering the same symptoms and would have phoned Ketan.

Thread: Private messages - scam?
05/12/2016 19:00:09

I told him to **** off...

Sorry, but not enough information without atleast one letter to determine if it was urin- or copul- ... atesmiley

Same message either way, and probably something that most would understand - even those from faraway fields....

Thread: Insulation
05/12/2016 18:48:00

Probably some with fibres or s/s needles incorporated in the mix to do away with a single reinforcement mesh in garage bases, etc. Mine went in over 20 years ago and is still in one piece.

But so is the first slab, laid in 1978. No reinforcement and prolly only a 25 Newton mix.

Thread: Tapper turning attachment Vs cross slide
05/12/2016 18:36:53


Have a look at:

There is a method there for getting very close for realigning the tailstock on centre line. In fact a very useful site with ideas for many of us.

Thread: Compressed air system
05/12/2016 13:34:45

From £178.80 + VAT for starter kit ?

Nah! Buy 2 and get one free! Honestsmiley it says so on the website!

Get together with a couple of mates, mind, because otherwise there might be a lot of some pieces left over!

Thread: Private messages - scam?
05/12/2016 13:12:33



Are you completely sure you did not infringe his human rights, by suspending his account? smiley


After all, his account may have been violated by several third, fourth fifth, etc parties!


A friend of mine was recently stranded in some foreign hospital after a road accident somewhere. Of course, I would have immediately sent him some funds (had he not been at home when I phoned to tell him of the scam).

Since then I've had yet

another email 'request' from him to join his "linkedin" account. What a good idea!!




Responding, by clicking anything on that email could result in my 'puter being compromised - possibly ending up soliciting ME members (and others?) for fast loans, supply of illegal drugs, etc - or maybe getting all my files encrypted by the scum (I would dump the thing if that happened as it is already past its sell by date).


On second thoughts, you may have been right? Especially if only Joined yesterday!




Edited to apologise for the apparent lack of punctuation, etc - that is the best my 'puter will do.  I am quite literate (my wife often says 'too literate' most of the time!).  Scum, not scam, was intentional.


Edited By not done it yet on 05/12/2016 13:25:14

Thread: VFD milling question
05/12/2016 12:44:08

Nevermind the simple, most used option of using "G-oo-gle", a search for vfd in the search box for the forum immediately gives a pretty good indication/description a very short time after clicking on the "GO" tab! If someone goes looking for every possible meaning amongst dozens of acronym meanings should learn the KISS principle!

Thread: Pallas mill adjustments
04/12/2016 20:44:48

Adjustment for tapered roller bearings is usually to give zero end float plus a small amount of preload.  


That preload may depend on the construction materials (coefficients of linear expansion) and the operational temperature, to avoid any end float during normal operation.


If end float is the cause of the run out, it should be noticeable by deflection by side or vertical thrust on the shaft while measuring.


Horizontal cutters may have a slight run-out during operation, but this usually only means a slightly larger cut on some cutter teeth - to which you may become accustomed. - and is not generally over important in operation.


I'll now go and look at lathes dot co. These old horizontal machines are often overlooked (by vertical options) but have plenty of life in them (from a Centec owner), and are often of better quality than modern chinese 'equivalents'.

Edited By not done it yet on 04/12/2016 21:12:29

Thread: VFD milling question
04/12/2016 15:56:46

I just simply entered 'vfd' into 'goggle' and guess what? Yep, it recognised it and all the first umpteen hits were in context or close to. I can understand that some acronyms need further explanation, but this one is very well used. The only thing I initially wondered about, was whether the poster was referring to a specific machine without maker's name included.

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