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: 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 ?
|Thread: About those twist drills...|
Just one word..... Wow !
|Thread: Brimsdown pillar drill reputation|
Can you post photos of it ?
|Thread: Lidl sandblaster|
I bought one when they were available several years ago, and I can't fault it. I removed the small canister and put a siphon hose on the stem leading to a bucket full of sand; it works a treat.
|Thread: Model Engineer Exhibition 2017|
I didn't know about the midlands one in Oct., will have to put that on my calendar.
|Thread: Surface grinding without coolant?|
Hmmm, I didn't realize that discarding photos made just to reply to a thread would result in them disappearing in posts when deleted from an album.
My surface grinder doesn't have a coolant catching tray, but this may work for you ?
A spray bottle from Wilkie's or the pound shop and a piece of fish tank hose could be a simple solution to your issue, which costs almost nothing. Affix it to a convenient location, and add a small clamp to the trigger mechanism and you're in business.
Here are photos to give you a rough idea.
Edited By Mike E. on 12/09/2017 15:14:14
Edited By Mike E. on 12/09/2017 15:14:44
|Thread: Bench Vice|
Consider keeping a watch on the gumtree site, there are usually dozens of bench vices listed, and perhaps some close by. More than likely you will find what you want, and for less than what you budgeted for.
|Thread: Something Else Exciting is also on it's way|
I'm not telling.
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