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Thread: A Virtual Meet Up on Zoom
20/10/2020 20:10:48

Great to meet up and put faces to beards names smiley. Looking forward to the next one.


15/10/2020 21:06:54

Hi Neil,

And it's a yes from me smiley



Thread: Corner Rounding
07/10/2020 17:04:09
Posted by KWIL on 07/10/2020 16:17:48:

Nothing new there then, collected a collection of those cutters over the years.

Obviously been there, done that, knows all that is needed to know while there is a good proportion of us that don't!

One comment though the chap in the video has a large mill, climb milling to that radius I don't think I would like to attempt on a smaller mill.


Thread: Keighley Lifts (Denham Junior) lathe
01/10/2020 16:30:51


Look in your inbox, I've sent you a pm re the manual.



Thread: cateracts.
07/09/2020 11:54:27

Apologies for this long post cool, I was born with extremely bad eyesight, around -10 and -12 along with severe astigmatism.

Eventually, in the early 1980's I went to London Eye Hospital and had both eyes done by radial keratotomy by pioneer David Steele, this was the operation that preceded laser correction, I was the first to have both eyes done in the same operation and the worst vision done as well, the op was successful giving me almost perfect vision, he did offer to repeat the op and give me perfect vision but I was quite happy with what I had and didn't want to risk another op.

Anyway roll on to 2001, aged 51, and my sight began to deteriorate, the ensuing opticians changed my prescriptions finally concentrating on the right eye until the last one said "your not driving are you?" "No" I said devil, I get a lift for my 52 mile round trip to work! I asked her if it was worth seeing a consultant and she said that she would refer me.

6 months later I saw a specialist and he said that I had a wonderful pair of cataracts!!!! I was shocked, angry, relieved et al, I really thought I was going blind and not one optician said I had cataracts! A few weeks later I got a letter stating he felt that he wasn't experienced enough to do the ops due to my precious ones and would refer me to another pioneer, Paul Chell, who was specialised in my type of case.

So I had my cataracts done, twice on one eye and three times on the other, this was due to my cataracts being so bad they couldn't get readings to get the right prescription the first times.

So now my eyes are fine, I still need specs, both for ease of driving and a couple of pairs for normal reading and close up work, my only, and frustrating, issue now is myopic fungus formed when I had cataracts and detached after the ops and so I have lots of floaters in my eyes, I can normally 'unsee' them but every now and then my brain picks up on them and they bug me. laugh.



Thread: De ham lathe
30/08/2020 11:00:38

Hi Gary,

These lathes seem to be breeding lately, PM your email address through the inbox on the top line when you're logged in and I'll send you a copy, it's for the mk11 with the crosslide power feed but also applies to the earlier model in part if that's the one you have.



Thread: Cast Iron grades
20/08/2020 17:53:45

Thanks guys, thought I'd ask the question, now I know smiley. The plans call up for gunmetal but with 2 engines to build I'd need a mortgage so going with alternative metals and not castings.

20/08/2020 16:21:27

Would SG (ductile) cast iron be better for steam engine cylinder blocks or just standard grey stuff? It's for a borderer engine build.



Thread: Denham junior Manual
17/08/2020 18:07:03

Hi Martin, send me a pm through the inbox at the top of the forum with your email address and I'll send you a pdf of the manual.



Thread: Motorising the feed screw
15/08/2020 21:54:42

Hi Jon try Electronic lead screw or This one, also search youtube for ELS, these links might help.


Thread: Jobs
31/07/2020 16:17:15
Posted by Phil McAvity on 31/07/2020 14:29:30:
Posted by magpie on 31/07/2020 10:25:27

I agree 100% with Bazyle regarding the army. If macho young blokes the world over refused to go killing people and getting themselves killed on behalf of some megalomaniac, who will hide somewhere in a deep hole until the killing is over, then the world would be a much better place. Sad to say that it needs to happen everywhere before wars can end.

"Macho young blokes". I think you'd best keep half wit comments like this to yourself !!! 😠

Edited By Phil McAvity on 31/07/2020 14:30:06

I agree, these types of comments are not needed in any forum especially in model engineers ones! Also don't forget that our armed forces are multi sexual, they appear at a lot of the natural disasters, and man made ones throughout the world and in this country and put themselves in harms way to protect those who cannot protect themselves.


Thread: Hello from Worcestershire
28/07/2020 19:03:10

Hello from Herefordshire, welcome. wink

Thread: Any Ideas please?
28/07/2020 19:01:28

Hi John, sent you a pm.



28/07/2020 16:53:00

Now if that was less than 120mm in height that might just fit in my late 40's brass destroyer hull devil


This was built to plans in the ME circa 1944 but was never completed so I've taken on the task of pushing it towards the finish line. smiley



Thread: Model horse
22/07/2020 22:12:48

What size?



Thread: Q-Tech Collet Chuck
19/07/2020 11:49:14

Glad I could help, yes the 'manual' is a bit useless wink and I'm afraid I found SPG difficult to get hold of, no replies to emails or messages left so I accepted I was on my own.

I had a problem where the lower ballrace 'lost' a couple of balls( basically it disintegrated) so I put a set of tapered roller bearings in by machining a mm off each seat and it works fine now.

I found I could source most of the spares I required from Arc Eurotrade, the basic machine is/was the same as their offerings.



19/07/2020 11:11:26
Posted by MC Black 2 on 19/07/2020 08:28:23:
Posted by JasonB on 19/07/2020 06:53:47:

What mill do you have?

It's a SP 9512-B from SPG Tools with R8 Spindle

It came with a Jacobs (type) Drill chuck but I needed a way of holding milling cutters; so it was supplied with a Q-tech R8-ER32 collet chuck as an "extra".

I have the identical mill to you, came from same dealer. I have the belt conversion on it. It has a spindle lock near the top of the head, little black knob, push it in and spin the spindle until it drops into the hole.



Edited By Rockingdodge on 19/07/2020 11:12:02

Thread: resumption of delivery of ME to Canada
17/07/2020 16:36:30

Jason is a moderator on this forum and has nothing to do with ME subs or delivery, contact the magazine direct if you have a problem.

Jason was just trying to help and does not deserve your response.



Thread: Which tool and cutter grinder
24/06/2020 13:14:59
Posted by Henry Brown on 24/06/2020 10:19:38:

Just had a quote from EE's UK distributor - its £16 dearer than bringing it over from Australia! I think I need to check this one a bit more...

That's probably to cover transport costs and import duties, which you'll have to pay if purchasing from Aus.


Edited By Rockingdodge on 24/06/2020 13:15:42

Thread: More Windows 10 Shenanigins
15/06/2020 18:57:51
Posted by Bandersnatch on 15/06/2020 18:15:21:

Old Mart .... no thanks. Tried it twice and didn't like it. Nor do I want to end up in a subscription model.

Don't quite understand what you mean by subscription model? Windows 10 tends to be free and is much more secure through it's regular updates and certainly seems to run fine on my year 2006 computer. Only hardware upgrade I've had to do was the graphics card as a third party app wouldn't run. My 2007 Office runs fine on it and I'll not be going for the Office 360 subscription.


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