Here is a list of all the postings George Clarihew has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Holding sheet metal on milling table|
You could try going back to your laser cutter person and ask them to engrave the pattern with their laser as it is a no contact process
|Thread: You tube videos of entertainment if not informative|
Anyone like to try making one?
Another one to Goggle is "most useless machine" responds in many forms of much the same device, mostly wood or plastic construction but I'm sure a design could be replicated in metal.
|Thread: A question about lock (jam) nuts|
Temporarily remove offending nuts and threaded shaft. expand hole for half inch or so depth (approx 12.5 mm, other units are available)
A hollowed wooden dome made to allow covering of the nuts and turned to fit hole occurs to be a solution to me.
I am sure wood haters could no doubt cobble together a metal version of same.
|Thread: Modern efficiency !!!!!!!!!|
Put 100.000miles on my last company van and the only faults were 3 different sensors failing and needing carried back to the VW dealers as they said it was unsafe to drive simply because a sensor failed (I could see one failure hanging on the end of the wire, it had snapped off the steering pump),
The particulate filter didn't need much keep it clean just a changing to 3rd gear on a dual carriageway at 70 mph and keep it a t 70 for a 30 seconds or so, job done and if one is not happy about matching revs and changing down to 3rd then just check for no following traffic, slow down to a speed you are happy to change into 3rd and rev it to the red line or 70 mph and hold for the aforementioned period
|Thread: Cost of deliveries|
You should try living up here£2.20 item in a large national chain shop, £.20 on their website, £27.20 charged to their card and delivered in a small padded envelope. No wonder our local friendly MEP (not for much longer, hopefully)*
*if ever we get this brexit sorted.
|Thread: Interests other than Model Engineering|
Good old fashioned wine, women and song
'cept I'm no good at one of them so I concentrate on the other two.
|Thread: G-gem gib or g-golf -gib?|
Engllish American is even more fun
A boot on the pavement or is it a fender on the sidewalk, both intelligible to us, then comes along solder or sauder
|Thread: Junior Hacksaw Blades|
Ah, but which direction do the above users fit the blade, cut on the push stroke or cut on the pull stroke.
I find that blades last much longer cutting on the pull stroke, at least they do in the pupils hands at work.
|Thread: The colour of threshing machines.|
Fitted many of these and also hammered in the alligators, we preferred these bolt on types as they could be slightly adjusted to run true by careful tightening of the bolts but if you got an alligator ever so slightly squint the belt would not run happily with the fast and loose mechanism and the pin wore and broke quicker.
Back to the colours, chalky feeling pink for the woodwork with red metalwork or an orangey/creamy/yellowish woodwork with black painted metalwork but this was on a restored thrashing mull
|Thread: Mail order ban on bladed products|
As Homer Simpson says "It just gets woise and woise"
Many many years ago, 1968 or thereabouts, I was sent to the Post Office to post a neatly wrapped brown paper parcel all securely tied up with strong string (an 8 inch cube).
Upon placing on the scale the postmaster asked what was in the parcel as it was very heavy for a parcel so small.
I replied honestly "it is a stone". Upon hearing this he said that I couldn't post a stone, now being an objectionable teenager I enquired why not as it was well wrapped, properly addressed and below their size and weight limits and I had the means to pay for its postage.
He then asked why I wanted to post a stone and I told him it was to help with the country's exports.
Funnily enough he said he didn't believe me and take it away.
So I went to another Post Office where it was accepted and paid for then was asked what was in such a heavy wee parcel and again I answered truthfully "a stone". This answer was followed up with "why would anyone want to post a stone"
I resisted the temptation to tell the nice lady that the addressee was building a house but replied honestly that the parcel was a sample of the stone quarried at the place I worked and a potential customer had asked for a sample.
And as they say at the end of a good book - "everybody lived happy ever after"
And at an airport have anybody ever tried answering truthfully to "did you pack this box yourself "
I did on two occasions, boy did I get a hard time before me and the box getting on to the plane.
|Thread: ABRAFILE : MEW 270|
Found a nest of them nice files in a cupboard at work the other day and the boss said chuck them so I did, right into the red wheelie bin that I drive to work in , they should last me out.
|Thread: Political views within the forums|
There are plenty other forums, soap boxes, pubs and the like for political spouting, discussion and usually before too long, abuse so keep it clear of this forum.
Unlike politics, this forum interests me. Am I sad or what?
|Thread: English dialect|
Min you wan bin in the Cumineston by Turra, - the Collach (Cummingston) by the Broch, not the FraserBroch, disnae hae a MOT placie.
Spot on Mike, Foggieloan,
by Turra, nowhere near Auchterturra , explain that one
Was known here as Dod till compooter took over and lost me so was set up as me is now
Edited By George Clarihew on 18/04/2018 19:55:43
|Thread: Ball bearings|
|Thread: English dialect|
As you will have found out , English is the second language of Scotland
Speaking as a Doric spikker loon brocht up in the Collach ( eng trans - Cummingston) I would have thought as an editor of the Banffie I thought you would have noticed that along from you there is a difference in the fisher gaelic of Buckie and Finechty, just as the three mile difference between Cairnbulg and the Fraserbroch cos the proper Broch to me is Burghead and 3 mile away is Hopeman (pronounced houdman by the real locals) and you should know how those in the know pronounce Aberchirder.
I'll leave you to put everyone else out of their misery on that one.
|Thread: Mobile Phone Mast Installation|
No need to be sorry, I agree.
Worth a look https://youtu.be/6_-xTxP1hD4?t=3
|Thread: Where have all the Mondeo's gone|
Has the Mondeo not now been replaced by a new Tuesdayo ?
|Thread: Carborundum (silicon carbide) grinding wheel|
Can you weld wood ?
|Thread: Dead Sherline motor?|
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. The commutator is well and truly dekcoof and when the motor stops in a mess like yours there is not normally electric smoke, just a spluttering halt. When in a mess like that with smoke it is normally a shorted armature winding. The field windings are probably ok but nowadays the cost of an armature (if you can source one) is not much short of a new motor so in my previous capacity of washing machine fixer, I would recommend a new motor.
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