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Thread: Has anyone bought and built a Myfordboy engine
05/01/2021 19:34:19

I bought his Aermotor 8 cycle hit n miss engine casting set, excellent castings, came with full set of plans and cd with 160 photos on it but don't expect a step by step build thread.

01/01/2021 18:37:43

As an alternative Harold Hall details his offering from bar stock - Tool and Cutter Grinding Head, The workshop practise series 38 is a step by step build of it.


Thread: Mini Lathe problem
28/12/2020 17:19:28

Darren, the dial knob is attached to it wink, a potentiometer is basically a variable resistor and decreases the resistance as you turn it and therefore lets more juice through to the motor which then turns faster, it's bolted through the case.

You can think of it as a sticky accelerator on a car!



SOD beat me to it smiley

Edited By Rockingdodge on 28/12/2020 17:20:25

Thread: Boiler safety valves slight issue
28/12/2020 16:31:10

Looks nice, newly built boilers can have a tendency to 'prime', that is to eject water out with the steam through the safety valve, should settle dow with further use.

If you run on gas inside make sure you have a carbon monoxide alarm fitted and plenty of ventilation.


Edited By Rockingdodge on 28/12/2020 16:33:28

Thread: excellent service from m machine
24/12/2020 15:26:15

I've had many orders with them, never been a problem or late delivery.

Here's looking to next year.


Thread: Electronic Lead Screw Project
21/12/2020 22:17:28

Quick question, you are using files you have extracted?

I personally create an ELS folder and unzip files into that location rather than working in the download folder, I view that folder as a holding area for file before moving them into their 'forever' location. You also seem to have a number of duplicate files? I would delete those.

It might not make any difference but will help others to help you.

I'll pm you my mobile number as it might be quicker to talk over what you're doing.


21/12/2020 16:30:40

start up code composer, you should see 'import project', click on that and use browse from the window that opens and go to your 'electronic-leadscrew-1.3.01' folder, open it and highlight the 'els-f280049c' folder and then click finish if your project has appeared in the window.

That should get your ELS code into composer. If you need further help ask in this thread as others have got a lot further than I have. wink

Best of luck devil


21/12/2020 11:20:44

Have you tried file open, navigate to the folder etc?

21/12/2020 10:53:11

Are you holding the mouse button down while dragging onto code composer?

Thread: I honestly canít think of an suitable title
17/12/2020 10:42:24

I use Adblock plus and it works well with youtube, some sites can detect it but you can switch adblock off for that page/site if required (needs to be switched off for this forum)

Don't forget there are a large number of information sites that rely on income from adverts to maintain there presence on the interweb!

Edited By Rockingdodge on 17/12/2020 10:43:51

Thread: Have You considered getting a 3D printer
11/12/2020 17:17:15

I've got 3, one 220 x 220 x 200mm filament printer plus an Elegoo Mars and Saturn resin printers, all very very useful. smiley


Edited By Rockingdodge on 11/12/2020 17:17:59

Thread: Delay to Issue 299
06/12/2020 11:47:44

Oh ok, just had to do it devil

T & J Fish and the Bowl

06/12/2020 11:41:51

Sorry Michael, I cannot condone cruelty to birds wink

06/12/2020 10:46:37

Hahaha, nice one Michael, if that isn't a typo 'Pocketmogs' maybe he's accessing the dark side where cats reign supreme! (avoiding fishes currently) laugh

06/12/2020 10:33:19
Posted by Michael Belfer on 06/12/2020 00:17:58:

OMG. Is there no end to Pocketmags problems and aggravations?

299 has turned up, at last. Happily flipped through its pages, only to be told, after the last page, that they hoped I enjoyed reading "This sample edition" and would I like to pay $7.99 for it, or to take out a subscription. ( which I already have, needless to say)

Where did MTM find these cretins? Was a competition held internationally to select the very worst possible magazine repository that would, kicking and screaming all the way, display the magazine with the barest minimum of functionality. Heaven forfend, for example that it should allow printing of even the current page, or cutting and pasting it into an email . The list of what it wont do is long and infuriating, given that the cost even after buying a print subscription, trivial.

Michael ..... way down under

Hmmm, just checked my Pocketmags and I have the standard end of mag 'please consider sub' message, the same as on all my other subscriptions.

As far as not being able to copy/paste items from the mag I'm able to snip parts of page or convert up to 2 pages at a time to pdf quite happily so maybe this is an Aussie thing! devil

I see you've only done 6 posts all about one magazine, maybe this forum/hobby isn't for you, possibly one that does rant management?

As far as the rest of your message I decline to reply to your warped views.

Thread: Airbrush Paint Advice
05/12/2020 16:02:03

Hi Phil,

crylics are a different kettle of fish inasmuch they dry much faster and tend not to have as glossy finish as oil based. use of extenders help to control drying time.

Thread: Workshop temperature - cold
04/12/2020 17:41:56

Around here you can't get bulk deliveries unless you have central heating tanks, my supply is a 39 mile round trip but I can put up with that with getting 120 ltrs for £50 and it's also cheap diesel so I fill the car up as well! It's a 2 or 3 year trip after all! smiley

04/12/2020 12:45:02

My 7 x 5 Metre workshop stands about 3.5 m high at the apex and is lined with 100mm insulation in the roof and 50mm in the walls. I have a diesel night heater, purchased on Ebay, which I run on kerosene, much cheaper and cleaner than diesel!


Main heater




Exhauster outlet insulated from the timber


100ltrs of kerosene, this will last me 2 to 3 years.

I turn this on when I get up (if I'm workshopping), walk the dogs and have brekkie and by that time the chill is taken off and it's comfortable to work in even if the outside temp is wee below zero.

Only downside is that the metal and machinery is cold to the touch but I have ways around that devil.

If I need it warmer for painting I just ramp up the heater and leave it on overnight, at less than 50p per ltr it doesn't break the piggy bank.


Thread: Delay to Issue 299
01/12/2020 11:37:54

.Hi Neil,

MEW arrived this morning and ME 3653 arrived yesterday but the digital versions are not showing on Pocketmags!

Any reason why? Only asking as I normally receive these a week before the paper copy.


Thread: Bench Drill identification
25/11/2020 14:28:58
Posted by Meunier on 24/11/2020 20:40:59:

Are you seeking a replaicement for the dear departed goldie ?
I only ask since I am certain I spotted a fishing boat in the background of your piccies


Haha, no that's a Modav Fairey Hunstman for restoration but I do have a Billing Boats Rainbow fishing cutter static kit to convert, must get my skates on and get it done laugh

Posted by Dave Halford on 23/11/2020 17:41:54:

So have I missed something and this drill does not have a MT extractor slot in the spindle?

Yes you missed the lot and I really wished it had crying

I have ordered one from Arc Euro and it should be with me by tomorrow, Emma @ Meddings replied to me today regarding spares for the drill, they only had a s/h safety guard carrier @ too much money so I'll make my own.



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