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Member postings for Mike E.

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Thread: Another Mystery tool
11/03/2018 18:05:33

Looks similar to a floating reamer holder for chambering rifle barrels.

Thread: Any idea what this connector is called
08/03/2018 18:19:37

Its a common connector used in the USA used for 12 volt wiring, such as for splicing in temporary light connections into a vehicle wiring harness when renting utility trailers.

Thread: Another ,what's this item ?
03/03/2018 15:00:24

Its missing its mounting plate.

(Look at my avatar.)

Edit: You are looking at a Wilton baby bullet vise & its stand..

Edited By Mike E. on 03/03/2018 15:05:14

Edited By Mike E. on 03/03/2018 15:06:07

Thread: Large lathe for sale
01/03/2018 17:42:38

Don't think Planning would let me build a garage long enough to house it; heck, they won't even let me build one long enough to accommodate my standard size VW van and have enough room to walk around it on one end. frown

Thread: Can Someone move a mill for me please?
24/02/2018 17:29:48

I will also recommend Steve Cox at Landylift. He picked up the Tom Senior Mill I purchased from a gentleman in Lincoln, and delivered it to me across country in South Wales for a fair price. I was very happy with his service.

Thread: What is this Item
24/02/2018 10:20:19

It looks like an arbor I have for a hole saw set. A pilot drill fits in the small hole and is secured by a set screw.

Edited By Mike E. on 24/02/2018 10:22:36

Thread: Machinery's Handbook
15/01/2018 17:15:43

Paper is quite thin and of very good quality on my Machinery's Handbook of the same era. Its also the same for the 1950s 15th edition.

Edited By Mike E. on 15/01/2018 17:18:18

Thread: Sun Dogs in Mississauga
06/01/2018 19:35:51

That's awesome ! smiley

Thread: Recommendations for a quality milling vice?
01/01/2018 00:56:30
Posted by not done it yet on 31/12/2017 17:51:37:

That 6” Abwood might look silly on a Tom Senior Junior.smiley

Just showed it to give a perspective. Its much to large and heavy to be use in the position shown, however, turned 90 * the overhang is minimal; and for the odd occasion it might be necessary, at least I've got it.

31/12/2017 17:16:11
pict0002 (medium).jpgPosted by choochoo_baloo on 30/12/2017 00:13:27:

As the title says, I'm hoping for recommendations for a quality milling vice for a (Tom Senior) milling machine.

Due to past disappointments, I want to steer clear of a generic chinesium vice.

Thanks in advance.

If you are not in a hurry, consider looking for an Abwood or Jones & Shipman vice in the 4" or 4 1/2" size. It took me awhile to find the the undamaged vices I have, but the search was worth it. Here are photos showing the size comparison of a 6" Abwood and a 4" J & S in relation to my Tom senior milling table. Sorry about the dark photos, my equipment is in storage at the moment.pict0003 (medium).jpg

Thread: Christmas quiz esp. for astronomers
16/12/2017 20:43:52
Posted by Bob Lamb on 15/12/2017 08:50:20:


I have three simple questions related to the universe which have been bothering me recently and I would love some of the astronomers amongst you to help me please.

1. If the universe is expanding - what is it expanding into?

2.If it all started with a Big Bang - who lit the fuse?

3. How does Rudolph manage to pull Santa's sleigh through the skies so fast at Christmas when, as far as I know, reindeer don't have wings?

I know it is a bit early but Happy Christmas.



1.) Expanding into obesity.

2.) Someone who broke wind at the wrong moment.

3.) Running on dark matter.


Prove me wrong. smiley

Edited By Mike E. on 16/12/2017 20:45:30

Thread: Telescope recommendations?
13/12/2017 23:45:48

A good place for information would be "Stargazers Lounge"; a friendly helpful site. I've been at this hobby for many years, but am not up to speed on current commercial offerings.

Thread: Lathe, Vertical mill, Horizontal mill & Shaper
26/11/2017 00:27:50

Ask Santa to have a look at this Shaper on the "bay", soon.... # 332 461 066 850

Thread: Are you offended when the media poke fun at your hobby?
27/10/2017 20:09:35

Its not worth the effort to acknowledge the media.

Thread: How to remove Record Vice handles?
10/10/2017 15:01:36
Posted by OuBallie on 09/10/2017 13:27:20:

Make the handle sticky as I've done to all of my vices.

Vice Cross-handle.

That's a great Idea !

07/10/2017 20:16:19

Consider using an arbor press to straighten it using V-blocks on either side of the high spots.

Thread: In praise of angle grinders
05/10/2017 10:44:45

Chop saw attachments for 4" angle grinders have been available for awhile now. I bought one from Lidl a few years ago, and set it up to make my own French Drains for leaching rain water from behind my retaining walls. If I recall correctly, the price was under ten pounds.

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Thread: Silver soldering torches
05/10/2017 10:00:36

Look on ebay for " Jewelers Torch "

Thread: Help me choose a lathe to suit my hobby
16/09/2017 18:22:42
Posted by Nick_G on 10/09/2017 20:05:20:
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 10/09/2017 19:55:02:


You better believe it, Nick

I wonder what it will end up going for.? (providing it makes it's reserve)


A couple of days ago, the price climbed to stupid money, £ 2500., and then for some unknown reason ( and I have a good idea why, lol.  after the auction ended, its quickly relisted for a buy it now price at the same amount; yeah, stupid money.

Thread: Brimsdown pillar drill reputation
15/09/2017 14:14:35

From the photo, the table doesn't look booger'd up, so that's a good indication of the life its had. If its in your area, why not go and check it out ?

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