Here is a list of all the postings C T has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Can you identify the mystery man?|
|The right hand has more of a slot which lines up with the left hand a flat doard fits nice. Tyre fitting is a good option, the keys on the belt may be significant to a lock Smith.|
Edited By carl timmins on 31/10/2018 07:47:25
|I have tried a box but this did not fit between the hands a flat sheet will and is supported by the slot in the right hand and stopped from dropping out by the left hand having the fingers bent 90deg|
I saw this at an Antique center and just had to have it. The price was stupidly high but with some negotiation it came down to high priced.
Now the task is to find out what it was advertising. It should be holding something in its hands probably a flat board with an inscription but that was not available when I purchased it. The seller said it was French and was used to advertise paint but I have not been able to find anything on the internet confirming this.
Has anyone seen this mannequin in use? It look to be 1960s or 1970s and is in good condition so I suspect it would have been inside not outside or in a moderate climate. The hat is like a chinese mandarin hat with a tassel, black work boots and a bunch of keys hanging from the belt
Any pointers would help.
|Thread: DC motor controler ?|
John, Thank you for the offer of assistance but I have had good look around and will be purchasing a complete machine the Sieg X2.7 looks favorite.
Edited By carl timmins on 20/03/2018 20:20:47
Edited By carl timmins on 20/03/2018 20:21:29
I have a DC motor
I would like to control the spindle speed could anyone advise if this product would fit the bill?
|Thread: Spindle speed controler|
Harry, The motor is 120Watt 240volt AC, the link product is not suitable but it is the type of unit I want a simple connect up and go.
I have been given parts of a Sieg C1 lathe and milling attachment. Never to run again as a lathe because the headstock is missing I would like to use it a milling machine only.
I have assembled the milling attachment to the lathe bed and cross slide, it all looks good to go and when connected to the mains the motor spins.
Now my problem is I have no speed spindle control it runs only at max speed. Is there any products available that will allow speed control along with forward and reverse? I know I could purchase all the parts as fitted to the Sieg C1 lathe but was hoping for a simple fix.
Any help would be appreciated.
|Thread: Welding square tubing - Warping!|
ChrisB,A number of guys mostly American produce videos on welding processes. You say you are Tig welding and using box section you may find this video useful.
This guy has many videos which some have been useful to me.
|Thread: Beginner Course?|
Colleges do still offer courses part time in the evening for basic engineering.
They are usually a qualification but sadly the fees are now high like £600 ish.
I have had a look at my local college and they run a course Performing Engineering Operations at level 2.
This course covers as the practical activities
Producing components using hand tools and fitting techniques
Plenty of teaching by doing and little classroom work making it more suitable for the practical person.
|Thread: Hi New member fron the West Midlands|
Thank you Neil,
I will keep everyone informed of what I get and how I get on with it.
Hi to all, I am from the West Midlands UK and have just retired from an Engineering career. I am about to purchase my first lathe and make (I know not what yet but something). I have never been without the use of metal cutting machines and able to use my companies equipment for all the work I needed to do for home. Now finding myself thinking I will just turn, mill, grind or some other process and not being able to because the access to equipment went as I retired is very frustrating. So purchase a lathe will be my first as a lathe is such a versatile tool. Now this will be the first machine I have needed to purchase I have to realise it will be a hobby machine I need, not an industrial CNC machine and the amount of money I will throw at it will dictate what I am able to get.
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