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Member postings for Ian Usmar

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Thread: Dave Gingery Workbench
17/01/2021 22:55:37

Its ok I have actually found my copy of the book.

17/01/2021 22:35:52

Does anyone have a copy of "Uncle Dave Gingerys Shop Notebook"

I seem to have mis laid my copy. I am after the contruction details for the work bench that he builds within the covers of this dear little book.

King Regards

Thread: Workshop Electrics
16/01/2021 19:20:39

So at present I have a consumer unit in my workshop / garage but it is in the totally wrong location and also needs updating. I have a quick question if I move it can I just run some temporary cable from the new unit to a junction box connecting to the current wiring whilst I sort out some other issues, I need power as there is a fridge freezer that need to stay plugged in ?

Kind Regards

Thread: DIY Ardunio RPM Display for SX2
27/12/2020 20:28:25

Thanks for this I have also found under the Axminster website DOH

27/12/2020 20:22:53


I am looking for an article on the above by a lady called Jenny back in Dec 2018 I found it yesterday but seen to have completely lost it today so after spending 20 mins searching I resorted to all your fonts of knowledge.



Thread: Axminster SX2
14/10/2020 21:23:01

So I have installed the SX2 into my workshop and tried it

and it appears to work ! However seems a bit sluggish to

work. Is that as it should be? If not any suggestions ??

13/10/2020 12:29:44

So stupid question but the system has 3 fuses, 1 in mains plug, 1 in control box and one on the PCB surely they are there to protect the system ?? I think the one in my control box has blown so off latter to get a couple more. I will need to strip out to find other fuse size ?

12/10/2020 09:13:01

What does the addition fuse is the control box cover ? Does anyone know.

11/10/2020 21:39:31

So I collected the mill. The issue was or is the speed controller ? He has purchased a new

one with same result ? Could it be an iffy one ? Also trying to find out where he purchased

the new one should not make a difference but who knows ?
Any other ideas would be welcome !

09/10/2020 11:52:11

What is the DIN type connector for ?

09/10/2020 09:26:54

Yes it was the one but as nearly 4 figure price new I thought I would risk it even with a new PCB it will be about half price, Fingers crossed not PCB

09/10/2020 08:57:01

So foolishly I have purchased a SX2 Mill supposedly with electrical issues? Can anyone tell me where and how I get to the extra fuse that is shown on the wiring diagram in the manual. Its shown as a 5amp it looks like it goes into the control box ?


Thread: Opions sought on using the USB Photo Stick for photo storage
30/07/2020 07:47:07

Does anyone know if "Karens Replicator" will work on the Mac ?

Thread: Kennedy Hacksaw
23/07/2020 21:44:02

Right so can anyone enlighten me the bar on top with the press button which enables the bade to be lifted goes to nothing could someone tell me where it connects too , am I missing parts? Aslo what size pin to hold front jaw of vice. I will uPload a photo tomorrow

23/07/2020 10:02:10

Looks similar to the one I have just bought I say something regarding damper oil for these machines but cannot find it again can anyone help. BTW I paid £75

21/07/2020 13:58:00

I have managed to find a Kennedy Hacksaw but it seems to be missing the cover over the Drive Pulley and Motor, Does anyone know where I might get one or is it a case of fabricating one, Any dimensions / Drawings would be appreciated.

Thread: Pulse Jet Carburator
08/05/2019 20:29:23

Is there anyone on here who is an expert in Pulse Jet Carbs ?

Thread: Sump Plug
07/05/2019 16:04:58

Many thanks for all your responses. I have had a look and it fits nicely into the back of a 3/8 Socket so now all I need as bolt and a few nuts to fit the said socket then another socket etc. on the other end. Bobs your Uncle fanny's your aunt. Hopefully. I sprayed with release oils yesterday and it looked like it went into the thread?

01/05/2019 11:12:02

I have a sump plug which has a square head which I am trying to remove. I have managed to snap a drop forged spanner already can anyone suggest what I could use. I cannot start the engine at present so have not tried a hot removal as yet. Its what type of spanner would be best ?

Thread: One off castings
08/02/2019 16:05:00

There is a foundry in Gillingham KENT

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