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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.


Thread: The story behind my forum image
02/06/2020 17:45:42

That is scary, I'm trying to think of positives for TGA.... Sorry darling, I bought a new Lathe? Really don't remember laughdevil


Thread: First grandchild, which book?
18/05/2020 11:16:11

How about 'Raising Steam' by Terry Pratchett laugh


Thread: Stuart Boiler
05/05/2020 11:19:34

Bump, Anyone able to help please?


04/05/2020 19:53:51

Hi, can someone who has the Stuart 500 boiler provide me with the dimensions of the casing and chimney please? I have a bare boiler that I would like to recommission.



Thread: Delay in dispatch and delivery
21/04/2020 11:31:31

Hmmm, heros and cowards! rather strong language to use where the ability for this virus to kill is obvious and we don't know the reasons for these 'cowards read frightened' people or ones with justifiable reasons for self-isolating. I, for one, would not wish to work for such a company.

As to dispatch and delivery I ordered a psu from Banggood on 20th Feb and it's 'stuck/lost' - (2020-02-28 10:00:00 - Part of shipments were missed the flight, waiting for clearance) and they are making me waiting the full 70 days before taking action. Normally when there's been a problem they have been quick and efficient in rectification but not this time.

Not happy crying


Thread: Shiny Chrome type paint
20/04/2020 22:17:47
Posted by pgk pgk on 20/04/2020 20:08:07:

This stuff looks the business...until you see the price:


Sheesh I'd need to own a bank for that stuff! crying

Looks good though.

20/04/2020 18:34:40
Posted by Oldiron on 20/04/2020 18:17:13:

Cannot help with the link to the article sorry. Did find this product that may be of use. Chrome

Thanks, I might try that smiley


20/04/2020 15:35:52

This is what I need to make:

fairey huntsman pulpit.jpg



20/04/2020 15:29:43

Thanks, I did know about the option in the marketplace but it was this particular link I was after as I think it would suit my needs best.

I'm restoring a 34" model Fairey Huntsman and need to build a pulpit rail for the bow. my options are to fabricate out of 3mm stainless steel, silver solder or soft solder if possible and then highly polish or use 3mm brass, solder and then use this chrome paint, which has high opacity and would be quite successful (hopefully smiley) in giving the required finish.


Edited By Rockingdodge on 20/04/2020 15:36:50

20/04/2020 14:57:10

I remember seeing a comment about some chrome type paint in one of the threads and I remember thinking must file that away for further use. Only problem is the brain cell it was filed in has since retired and refuses to open up and reveal its' contents.

I seem to remember the price was around £20 for a small pot, can anyone point me in the right direction please?



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