Here is a list of all the postings Mike E. has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Another Mystery tool|
Looks similar to a floating reamer holder for chambering rifle barrels.
|Thread: Any idea what this connector is called|
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 ?|
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|
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.
|Thread: Can Someone move a mill for me please?|
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|
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|
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|
That's awesome !
|Thread: Recommendations for a quality milling vice?|
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.
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.
|Thread: Christmas quiz esp. for astronomers|
1.) Expanding into obesity.
2.) Someone who broke wind at the wrong moment.
3.) Running on dark matter.
Prove me wrong.
Edited By Mike E. on 16/12/2017 20:45:30
|Thread: Telescope recommendations?|
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|
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?|
Its not worth the effort to acknowledge the media.
|Thread: How to remove Record Vice handles?|
That's a great Idea !
Consider using an arbor press to straighten it using V-blocks on either side of the high spots.
|Thread: In praise of angle grinders|
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.
|Thread: Silver soldering torches|
Look on ebay for " Jewelers Torch "
|Thread: Help me choose a lathe to suit my hobby|
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|
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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