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Member postings for Mike E.

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Thread: Darwin's long-lost microscope
17/12/2021 10:02:37

Thanks for posting about the microscope. On a side note, for those interested in Darwin's writings about the origins of species, there is a fascinating two volume set of books by Dennis Hurd, M.A. titled " A Picture Book of Evolution " (1907).

Thread: Being nice to a vise
08/10/2021 21:09:08

Consider using a cheap leaf gage. You can adjust the number of leaves easily to suit your issue for small parts on the opposite end of your vice jaws.

Thread: Back to Imperial
17/09/2021 15:59:25

What I find is ridiculous is that plywood is sold as 4' x 8' sheets, and dry lining is sold in the slightly smaller metric size. It means that if you layout first floor joists for sheathing, then the layout will come up long for sheathing the ceilings below with dry lining; so you have a considerable waste loss of material when installing a ceiling.

Thread: Help identifying some tools
10/09/2021 09:44:56

Photo #4 in your album looks like an Etalon height gage.

Thread: Does anyone know what this is for?
09/05/2021 15:07:41

Looks to me like a sheet metal machine for reducing the ends of stove pipes so that sections can fit into one another.

Thread: Portable vice - buying advice sought
28/04/2021 22:46:58

Consider acquiring a smooth jaw vice of your choice and then carefully fill in the recessed screw holes in the jaws with Liquid Steel, JB Weld, or epoxy ?

A simple solution.

Edited By Mike E. on 28/04/2021 22:47:57

Thread: Greetings from sunny south wales !
20/04/2021 17:26:22

Hello, and Welcome from another South Wales amateur machinist & vintage bike enthusiast.smiley

Thread: The art of the con...
26/02/2021 14:54:13
Posted by mick H on 26/02/2021 14:45:36:

The email seems to come from Belgium as a lot of spam does.

Possibly some homeless boy in an internet booth in Brussels just trying to get some lunch money.


Should be spending his money on food instead of an internet booth attempting to rob someone.

Thread: The repair shop
30/09/2020 23:05:45

The Magician and his wife, who's daughter brought in the music box were Harry and Rose Rengal. Harry was known as Ringo the Magician, for his act where seemingly solid rings would interlock into a chain.

Thread: Dore Westbury milling machine
17/09/2020 14:29:33

I notice there are a couple of Dore Westbury mills currently offered on the " gandmtools " site.

Thread: Mystery Object ... This one has me beat
13/09/2020 23:51:38

It appears to be a datum point. I've seen these before embeded in cement on peaks of "named" mountains in California.

Thread: recommendations for used lathes?
16/08/2020 11:37:39

I notice currently there is an old Atlas 612 metal lathe on offer at a clearance price of less than £150.oo on the site. Worth a look.

Thread: Taking a pair of wire cutters to a standard baseball cap
05/08/2020 14:04:38
Posted by Bob Stevenson on 05/08/2020 13:14:47:

Greatly entertaining topic!......

I feel compelled to mention that the shooting fraternity have an interesting version of the 'baseball' has an extra long peak with side flaps that can be unbuttoned and let's indispensible when developing ones 'tunnel vision'.........

Yes, a most entertaining topic.

Basically this type of cap is used for Cross the Course and High Power competitions, and is most beneficial when shooting prone on the line to minimize getting hit in the face from the ejected empties when an adjacent competitor is a semi automatic rifle. Nothing is worse than having a hot shell casing take residence behind your ear, ha ha.

05/08/2020 00:24:40
Posted by Hopper on 04/08/2020 23:26:50:

I think the biggest effect on IQ is whether you curve the brim or leave it flat.

So where do I fit in ? smileypict0067.jpg

04/08/2020 19:49:24
Posted by Danny M2Z on 04/08/2020 09:35:19:

...............................I wore one at the rifle range and tried to sight in a benchrest target rifle. Had to turn it backwards!


* Danny M *

That surprises me. I've been wearing ball caps for many years and don't recall the bill being an issue, even with others in benchrest competition's. What type of rifle / sight combination are you using if I may ask ? pict0065.jpg

Thread: Spectacles and solder.
04/08/2020 15:15:41

Your optician doesn't seem to be worth his salt if he can't order you a replacement frame from a catalogue to install your lens in.

Edited By Mike E. on 04/08/2020 15:16:18

Edited By Mike E. on 04/08/2020 15:18:51

Thread: Coping with deafness
01/08/2020 16:57:08

Ask your neighbour if she has ever had her ears flushed out ?

When I was in my middle 40's my hearing became an issue. I went to a consultant and after he had a look said with a smile, " I can give you new ears." He returned to the room with a huge syringe ( minus the needle) and a small bucket of warm water with a peroxide type solution and proceeded to jet out my ears. After a couple of minutes chunks of ancient hardened wax came flowing out. When he was finished I was amazed at the difference in what I could once again hear. When I got home I noticed that I had to turn down the volume on the television and I could once again hear the kettle boiling. I've had my ears flushed several times in the past 20 or so years now, and can tell you it would be worth having your neighbour consider it.

Edited By Mike E. on 01/08/2020 16:57:31

Thread: Yet Another Mystery Object
24/07/2020 18:35:29

It looks like the internal sliding part of a device for measuring a volume of powder, such as that for reloading cartridges; although larger.

Thread: Pesky Government Announcement!
17/06/2020 18:12:14

Here in the UK you pay a mandatory extorsion called a television licence to watch basically rubbish and never ending reruns, So why would anyone expect it to be any different for radio.

Thread: Hello from across the pond
13/06/2020 10:09:59

I noticed currently there are a couple of Myford super 7 lathes on offer at the site, if this helps ?

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