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Thread: TCT show at the NEC 24-26 September
12/09/2019 22:34:46

I believe on the day parking is £16 per car. Can be pre booked on NEC website for £12 per day.

Thread: PayPal Warning
12/09/2019 18:29:54
Posted by Ian P on 12/09/2019 17:23:08:
Posted by Oldiron on 12/09/2019 15:24:27:

Always pays to check your all your accounts on a regular basis.

WHY OH WHY are people afraid to say EBAY on this forum. Much quicker to type than "That well known auction site." Everybody here uses it probably so what is the problem with using the correct name. ?

Sorry for the rant but just one of my pet hates along with teh .


Very true, epay, the bay etc, its just silly. What is it with people...

Ian P

mind you, one of my hates is spaces before full stopswink

Well spotted. I slipped up on that one. frown

12/09/2019 15:24:27

Always pays to check your all your accounts on a regular basis.

WHY OH WHY are people afraid to say EBAY on this forum. Much quicker to type than "That well known auction site." Everybody here uses it probably so what is the problem with using the correct name. ?

Sorry for the rant but just one of my pet hates along with teh .


Thread: Decent Demagnetiser?
04/09/2019 18:20:17

I made one like this Demagnetiser from an old spin dryer motor many years ago. Many more video's on YouTube. Hope it helps.

Thread: Schaublin
02/09/2019 18:56:40
Posted by gerry madden on 02/09/2019 17:21:33:

Hi All,

In that good video the chap referred to 'precision ground stones'. I've never heard this term before, not even on this forum! Are these just ordinary stones ?


Re flat stones **LINK** Hope this helps.

Thread: Disposal of workshop contents
02/09/2019 18:49:19

When a friend had to retire and sell off his engineering/machining business in Leicestershire 3 years ago because of ill health he used an auction company specialising in that type of business. The machinery comprised of CNC lathes and mills. Manual lathes/mills. Forktruck/cranes etc. Grinding/welding equipment and all the other accoutrements collected over a 40 year career. They came in and "lotted" all the machines and large items and materials into groups and listed it all online. He had to make sure every thing was cleaned and in advertised condition. The auction was all online only although there was a viewing day at the unit. Everything sold that was put up for auction and the prices seemed fair to him. He had to get everything disconnected from the mains supply after viewing and the buyers were responsible for removing whatever they bought via the auction from the unit. In the 3 days after the auction the unit was cleared cleaned and closed up. He did decide to keep a good percentage of all the hand tools and small tooling such as cutters, measuring equipment etc beforehand. We have been listing many of those items on Ebay for the last 3 years and it is selling little by little but it is a very slow job. He now realises that he kept far too many items "just in case" Good luck with the disposal.

Thread: Greetings from Music City, USA! (Nashville, Tennessee)
28/08/2019 17:00:50

I am sure you can temper your visit to the MMEE with visits to some of the many local attractions that your wife will enjoy.

Thread: Which oil and oil gun
28/08/2019 16:57:21

I have several oilers similar to Vic's some with flexi spouts and some with tube style spouts.. I use one on my AUD oilers and another for way oil and yet another with cutting oil for turning/milling etc. They all work well no matter what the weight of oil in them.

Thread: Boley & leinen Tailstock
14/01/2019 17:19:16


duplicate post

Edited By Oldiron on 14/01/2019 17:19:59

14/01/2019 17:19:07

Hi Trevor. Put an add in the for sale section. It is free so nothing to be lost.


Thread: Thornton Wheel Cutters
09/01/2019 18:11:14
Posted by Steve Crow on 09/01/2019 17:27:20:

One more thing I forgot to ask - what's the average thickness (width?) at the bore.

Many thanks, Steve

A phone call is probably the best way to find out. regards

Thread: Leaking camera batteries
28/12/2018 17:02:14

I tend to use a small dry stiff brush to remove the worst. Then use WD40 on a cotton bud to clean off the rest of the detritus. Do as much as possible with the opening pointing  downwards to stop junk going into the works. Always works on battery boxes etc.


Edited By Oldiron on 28/12/2018 17:03:15

Thread: Zyto Lathe - Info and Parts wanted.
23/12/2018 09:54:50

I might have a flat belt countershaft from a Zyto in storage somewhere but will not be able to get to it until after new year. Message me your email and I will find it asap and send you the details. I also have some odd gears I believe came from the same machine but it will take some digging to find them.


Thread: What is this machine?
22/12/2018 18:21:40

I have a very large collection of mechanical adding/calculator machines also slide rules. My wife and I show them at steam fairs etc. We only collect and never sell any as we are trying to save them from the scrap pile. We do take some machines as donations but are willing to pay for unusual items. There are some pictures in my album. Would be very interested in that machine as we do not have one like it..


Edited By Oldiron on 22/12/2018 18:22:15

Thread: Arduino: pandoras box or cool bag of tricks, MEW dec, no. 275
20/12/2018 08:34:04

That link works fine JasonB. Interesting blog if you are into craft stuff. Even the wife had a quick look before she went to work and was interested in some posts.


Thread: Removing Grit after Lapping Ways
11/12/2018 17:25:52

Lapping is definitely not he way to go on machine ways. They should be scraped to allow oil to get between the ways and the table/compound etc. :Lapping makes for a much too smooth a surface that will scrape the oil off. Leading to rapid wear. As said elsewhere they need to be rescraped to fix the problem.


Thread: Getting priorities right
07/12/2018 11:29:07

Gave up smoking 40 years ago. Got up one morning and said that's it. Never had or wanted another. It is not an easy thing for many people to do I know. I had an incentive as my mother had just been diagnosed with lung cancer. She had smoked since the age of 14.

I never used chewing gum or sweets to help as many do. Also I am very stubborn so I suppose that helped as well. Many ppl use it as a crutch because of their unfortunate circumstances. More help is needed for ppl who want to give up.

I cannot understand this vape thing. People using them are not really giving up dragging chemicals into their lungs. As far as I can see its a lame excuse to say I don't smoke.

The annoying thing about it is most vapers think they are entitled top stand near some one else and envelope them in an evil smelling cloud far in excess of what a cigarette puts out. Have you seen the huge clouds of smoke coming out of a vapers car ?

Probably going to upset a few ppl with those comments but that's my opinion.


Thread: Grinder wanted on South Coast
06/12/2018 15:29:18

Quick Google for cylindrical grinding found **LINK** Near Exeter.

Might be able to help if no one here has the capabilities.


Thread: Cooling oil unit for saw or lathe
05/12/2018 16:37:56

I filter my suds return with a gauze in the chip pan over the return well. I also have several strong magnets from PC hard drives in strategic points in the Boxford's built in tank. I get a very clean particle free fluid at the nozzle.


Thread: Myford ML7, or Colchester Bantam/Boxford model A easiest to use?
05/12/2018 16:28:41

Looks to be in fairly clean condition. It weighs in at around 625Kg. If you move it yourself remove all the parts you can from the top end ie tailstock, chuck, compound etc. Use good ratchet straps to hold it to a trailer. If the trailer floor is metal or a bit thin get a sheet of plywood to lay under it. Get some friends to help,. 2 people is unlikely to be enough muscle. A good engine hoist will be of help.

Here is a link to a manual if you don't have one. **LINK**

Keep us up to date with your progress.


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