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Member postings for Alain Foote

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Thread: Steel Rule Graduations Re-Blacking
04/04/2021 12:29:01

Thanks Phil, I’ll try that.


03/04/2021 20:58:30

Well I tried the Black Engravers wax and that was a failure. I think the trouble is that the markings are not deep enough. Might give up and buy a new rule!

27/03/2021 09:34:37

Thanks for all the replies, I have ordered some Black Engravers Wax to try that. Will report back when I have tried it.

26/03/2021 17:58:11

Question for you all, some of my steel rules are getting difficult to read as the graduations are no longer black. Any ideas how best to restore them please?

Thread: Junior hacksaw blades
05/03/2021 21:33:48

I think you will find that junior hacksaw blades are not high speed steel like the better quality normal hacksaw blades generally are.

Thread: Motor reverse switch 3 phase
23/01/2021 13:33:33

One phase say Red goes straight to the motor not via the switch! Then use the switch to reverse the other two phases round to reverse the motor.

Thread: What is it?
14/01/2021 13:48:04

I think it is a drill sharpening tool.

Thread: Colchester Student Mk2 lathe general questions
11/01/2021 10:33:55

Marcus I have a copy if you private message me I can email you it.


Thread: Virtual Meet Ups
06/01/2021 12:26:26

Thanks to Mike for his interesting talk. He is certainly brave taking on a project like that!


Thread: Free inserts.
12/12/2020 13:03:00

Count me in please Stephen.

thanks Alain

Thread: Where to buy cast iron blank
06/11/2020 22:15:21

United Cast Bar

Thread: Virtual Meet Ups
02/11/2020 18:27:08

Count me in, hopefully I can make it this time.

Thread: 7 1/4 Dart
15/09/2020 16:01:59

Check on here **LINK** by searching for Dart.

Thread: used machine sales UK
18/08/2020 06:41:30

I think you may be thinking of

Thread: Model Steam Fire Engine 1908 Frank Finch
15/07/2020 07:39:35

Thanks Bob, that’s useful. A friend of mine recently showed me some pictures of a model fire engine which I thought might be to this design. It turns out that it is actually a Bing produced model.


13/07/2020 11:22:22

Does anyone on here have access to the Model Engineers from 1908 describing the Model Steam Fire Engine Design by Frank Finch please?

Thread: Mild steel wheel blanks
22/05/2020 17:26:16

Yes laser cutting can leave a hard skin, suggest you tickle them with an angle grinder first.

Thread: College Engineering Supplies rotary table
08/05/2020 19:40:29

Yes it is for controlling the mesh of the worm. I have the drawings and can post them if anyone is interested.


08/05/2020 13:56:23

img_2631.jpgHi Richard, I have uploaded two pictures as you can see it has been in the wars! If you need more please ask!



07/05/2020 20:45:32

I built one years ago, I don’t recall any particular issues, I can post some pictures of it if you want.

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