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Thread: Instructions
16/01/2021 17:21:21
Posted by Howard Lewis on 16/01/2021 14:20:02:

Rather like the instructions for a German made pencil sharpener

"Sharp points upon pencils unobjectionable are"


I did not know that Yoda was German. smiley


Thread: New ways to skin a cat
16/01/2021 17:07:45

Never too old to learn I say. Saw this on the interweb today. Cannot say that I ever remember seeing a Rose index in use. Handy method if you have no broaches. mrpete video.

Next shop project maybe ?


Thread: Disposable Gas Bottles
16/01/2021 11:50:54

As they are non flammable open the valve or drill a small hole to vent any residual pressure then cut them up and dispose of as scrap metal.


Thread: Tubal Caine Wenceslas
16/01/2021 11:34:32
Posted by br on 16/01/2021 11:03:01:
Posted by Bo'sun on 16/01/2021 10:30:49:

More than one Tubal Cain then?

There is also an American model engineer chap on you tube using same name though he does point out he is not the original Tubal Cain.


The merican would be Lyle Peterson AKA mrpete222 aka Tubalcain.(no space)


Thread: My compact workshop
16/01/2021 11:31:34

A very nice workshop you have there. A veritable route march from one end to the other. I have 2 small steps in either direction in mine. You turn out some nice work in it. Wish I was as industrious. crying


Thread: Tubal Caine Wenceslas
16/01/2021 10:56:56

Tom Walshaw aka Tubal Cain & mrpete aka Tubalcain. One with a space and one without. Wiki shows spelling as :- "Tubal-cain or Tubalcain is a person mentioned in the Bible, in Genesis 4:22,"

I suppose we will never know the original spelling.

BTW some great models you have there Tony.


Edited By Oldiron on 16/01/2021 10:57:22

Thread: Wishbone Drill Sharpener
15/01/2021 13:32:35

A description of the Wishbon 2 and some usage instructions Here


Thread: Making metal flowers
14/01/2021 10:56:02
Posted by br on 14/01/2021 10:30:02:
Posted by Steviegtr on 03/01/2020 00:32:08:

20191206_200228.jpg20191206_190647.jpg20191206_174708.jpgMaking flowers from metal. I pulled out the old chimney back boiler & thick walled copper tubing. Rather than throw the tubing away I made use of it making this. Aslso one in alloy. Next is one in brass, the sheet has just arrived. Brass is harder to work so may take longer. The stems have yet to be made & the buds.


Click on the jpg above - get following message ?

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The page you requested cannot be found.

Click here to go to the homepage


I have same problem. regards

Thread: Myford ML10 main screw skating
13/01/2021 11:32:01

I'm here MichaelG. smiley I agree, 2 new gears needed.


Thread: Mini lathe feed
13/01/2021 11:17:52

I do not have a mini lathe. It looks like the half nut is either stripped or is not engaging with the lead screw. Are there a lot of chips in the halfnut stopping it engaging?. Only stripping out the apron will give the correct answer.


Thread: Wooden Gears
12/01/2021 10:46:04
Posted by Georgineer on 23/08/2020 11:53:48:
Posted by Tim Stevens on 22/08/2020 16:43:16:

An alternative gear-tooth cutting method, if you can access the kit, would be to draw out the gears in a CAD program and get them laser cut. This method uses a hot beam of light across the gear, so there should be no tendency to tear at the grain.

I think there are adverts in MEW for this sort of service.

Cheers, Tim

My personal objection to this would be an aesthetic one, because the cut surfaces are scorched black.

George B.

Edited By Georgineer on 23/08/2020 11:54:05

When we were kids did we not scorch the ends of our arrows black to make them harder ?


Thread: Myford ml7 about to buy
12/01/2021 10:40:16

Hi Simon welcome to the forum. There are many many post on this subject. >>> Buying a lathe.


Thread: 'jerryrigeverything'
11/01/2021 15:07:59

It is a good channel. No big hype, just get on with life. Love his wifes attitude to life.


Thread: The Repair Shop is getting to me...
11/01/2021 11:11:03
Posted by not done it yet on 11/01/2021 10:33:15:
Posted by bricky on 10/01/2021 11:14:42:


I got a block of steel 6'*6'*6" from the tip but had to pay the operator 10 pounds to sneak it into my boot without the foreman noticing.


Are you sure?

3.7 tonnes into your boot? Let alone in one piece! Sell it for scrap and make a HUGE profit!

Even if you got your feet and inches swapped around, that is still over 300kg!

6" square block mild steel. Approx 58lb /26Kg not 300Kg. regards

Thread: Sensitive drill
10/01/2021 13:57:34

I have a 2hp mill and have used 1mm drill bits on that. Never snapped one off so it must be pretty sensitive. smileydevil


Thread: The Repair Shop is getting to me...
10/01/2021 11:33:13
Posted by Bob Stevenson on 09/01/2021 15:44:12:

All the 'clockies' in my horology club are quite irritated by 'Repair Shop' now as they have to fend off friends and neighbours who have watched the sob stories and suddenly remember their own sob stories in relation to that clock in the loft that has not ticked in several decades but which they can't get rid of...... My own approach to neighbour women with the Smiths "last link with my Grandparents, but I don't have money for repairs" request is to explain that taking it apart will be the work of several hours!....When they finally ask; "what should I do with it" I usually say "Oh just drop it in the dust bin"......

I do really enjoy YouTube now!...does anyone look at 'jerryrigeverything'?

Yes I watch jerryrigeverything now and then. Now that is a story of love & determination. regards

Thread: ME Beam Engine valves
09/01/2021 14:13:15

Hi this looks like a duplicate post. Could be a bit of a PITA. Might be best to take one down.


Thread: New, old Myford Super 7 essentials
07/01/2021 17:47:03
Posted by Giovanni Conte on 06/01/2021 14:19:56:

Guys good afternoon I am brand new to the group and would like a little help. Some time ago I bought a Myford super 7 B with natural and imperial gearbox and I read and downloaded some tables where by mounting a 33 or 34 tooth gear you can make metric threads. Therefore the gear must be mounted under the gear change gears (idle). On my Torino there is a double and fixed gear 12/30 teeth. how can i mount 33 or 34 teeth? If I remove the double do I have to keep 30 teeth internally and then mount 33 or 34 or is there something I'm missing? thank you for your future cooperation and thank you in advance. How can I understand how to send photos I am sending you some pictures of my jewels. Super 7B and ml7. greetings Giovanni

Hi Giovanni. Welcome to the forum. Sorry I do not have a Myford so cannot be of much help. It would be better to start a new thread so answers can be posted to it so as not to confuse the original posters query.


Thread: What air compressor should I buy?
06/01/2021 18:13:51

I would personally go for all pushin fittings & plastic tube. So much easier to use as long as the tube is cut square. John Guest, Parker Legris or Aignip are available every where. If you have no local supplier and want to buy online with out using Ebay try here >> Hose & Hydraulics

UK supplier in East Midlands. Huge selection & 99.9% from stock.


Thread: DTI Stand - Single Lock Type?
06/01/2021 17:41:49

I have a Noga and 2 cheap versions. The Noga is perfect as it should be for the price. The 2 cheaper items now work very well after stripping and fettling them.


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