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Thread: Harrison L6
17/01/2020 17:54:02

Hi Brian,

Thank you for taking the time to outline the proceedure, and as you say there are similarities.

Fortunately I do have an exploded diagram, so combined with your information things are looking a little more positive.

Thanks again,

Nigel.

17/01/2020 14:47:42

I need to remove the carriage/apron assembly from my Harrison L6 lathe. It's not something I've needed to do before.

I'm assuming that by the removal of the right hand leadscrew/feed rod bracket the complete assembly would slide off the end of the bed (once the tailstock is removed of course)?

I was wondering if anyone here has undertaken this task on an L6 (or L5)? If so any advice/tips would be most welcome, thank you chaps.

Thread: No December issue of MEW?
13/02/2019 15:38:35

Thanks Neil, but I've cancelled the subscription and requested a refund of the outstanding balance. I've still got the last 270 issues so I'll start from the begining again, I'm sure there's something of interest that I could have missed.

09/02/2019 11:31:18

As advised, I've contacted customer services over the missing issues 275 and 276.

So they've sent me 2 issues of issue 275 surprise

As Victor Meldrew would say "I don't bloody believe!"

Thank god I've cancelled the subscription.

21/01/2019 13:40:27

Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 21/01/2019 13:04:13:

Perhaps I'm just lucky!

Dave.

 

Time to buy a lottery ticket Dave wink

 

 

 

Edited By Nigel Smith 4 on 21/01/2019 13:41:02

21/01/2019 12:28:22

I have issue 274, then nothing until 277 that arrived today? Was there no issue's 275 and 276? I've had MEW since issue 6 and never had a problem getting my copy from my newsagents. I had assumed that by subscribing it would make life easier, seems bloody unreliable if my experience is anything to go by. Won't be subscribing once this subscription runs out.

24/12/2018 09:46:17

Am I right to assume there is no December issue of MEW? normally it arrives by post but nothing this month.

Thread: What to buy at Ikea?
31/01/2018 15:10:31
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 31/01/2018 14:48:18:
Posted by Nigel Smith 4 on 31/01/2018 14:23:55:

I'm not one for visiting shops, however my wife wanted to go and my son offered to take us both. The nearest Ikea is an hour away. I have to say it was not a nice experience, the place was crowded and the patronising theme of following 'the arrows' didn't go down well. There was nothing in the place that remotely interested me apart from the 'Exit' door, it was an experience I would never wish to repeat. However, Ikea does have it's followers though I'm unsure why anyone would put themselves through such an experience indecision

Just be glad you didn't have a prospective university student in need of two trolleys full of stuff with you... I did p[ick up a couple of Jansjos and one of those tables people use for 3D printers (not sure why, I made a plywood stand which is much more rigid and includes storage).

My reward was a veggy hot dog, two in fact as I put strawberry jam on my wife's instead of ketchup by mistake.

Well at least you were rewarded for your efforts, albeit jam on your veggy hot dog. The fact you noticed the difference in taste does score Ikea a couple of points!

31/01/2018 14:23:55

I'm not one for visiting shops, however my wife wanted to go and my son offered to take us both. The nearest Ikea is an hour away. I have to say it was not a nice experience, the place was crowded and the patronising theme of following 'the arrows' didn't go down well. There was nothing in the place that remotely interested me apart from the 'Exit' door, it was an experience I would never wish to repeat. However, Ikea does have it's followers though I'm unsure why anyone would put themselves through such an experience indecision

Thread: Hi from South Wales
23/01/2018 08:16:01
Posted by john carruthers on 23/01/2018 07:22:03:

Hello Nigel and welcome. I am looking at buying a place near Port talbot.
I will have to build a decent shed/shop too.

John.

Hi John,

Good luck with your project, build during the summer and make sure it's weathertight before the onset of winter!

Nigel.

22/01/2018 16:44:31
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 22/01/2018 14:22:53:

Posted by Hevanscc on 22/01/2018 12:03:18:

Porthcawl was an exotic coastal location . . .

laugh

I won't dispute the fact, though I've never been there.

Should I change my holiday plans? Vancouver or Porthcawl? indecisionwink

22/01/2018 09:40:27
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 21/01/2018 19:44:04:

Welcome to the forum Nigel. Which bit of South Wales? I'm originally from Barry, but I did live in Porthcawl for a while.

Neil

Hi Neil,

I'm not from Wales, I'm from West Dorset and moved to Wales 2 years ago in preparation for retirement. On the edge of the Beacons near Brynmawr so lots of lovely walks nearby. The only thing I'm getting to grips with is the rain, never seems to stop! The agent through whom I bought the house told me summer here was only two days (I thought he was joking), I asked for the dates but unfortunately he didn't know!

Nigel.

22/01/2018 09:33:04
Posted by David George 1 on 21/01/2018 19:35:33:

Hi Nigel welcome to the forum what are you interested in and what do you make in the shed (workshop).

David

Hi David,

I suppose my interest is anything I can make on the lathe. I've not worked in engineering since my late teens but always maintained an interest. In the last few years I've been asked to do various 'one offs' and a few small batch runs. Not particulary challenging work but nonetheless very enjoyable from my perspective. Now that I'm about to retire (counting the days!), hopefully I can do something for myself'. Time to do all those jobs I said I would do 'when I retire'!

Nigel.

22/01/2018 09:22:28
Posted by Oldiron on 21/01/2018 16:47:14:

Welcome Nigel. Sounds to be just about the right size as a starter workshop. smiley The central heating sounds a good idea.

regards

As you will know the biggest enemy of any workshop is excess humidty, the central heating (along with proper insulation) should eliminate this problem. The workshop I had at my previous property I heated using a multi fuel burner, lovely and warm but the dust was something else. When I moved to my present property there was a wooden shed, it had to go hence building a new workshop. As for the size, I've had bigger workshops and smaller workshop, 30ft x 10ft suits me fine.

21/01/2018 14:31:20

Hi guys,

A long time reader of Model Engineers Workshop, I thought it about time to join the 21st century and use the computer now that I've almost reached the big '65'. That said, despite what 'er indoors' says I'm still going to have the magazine each month.

So in anticipation of the pending retirement I've built a new workshop, a proper workshop built with blocks and cement. It has a boiler and central heating to keep humidity at bay, something my 10ft x 5ft wooden shed couldn't compete with. The new shed (sorry, workshop) is 30ft x 10ft so gives me a bit more room and comfort for myself and my Harrison L6 lathe. I'm sure we'll both be very happy in there.

That's enough of my rambling for now.

Nigel.

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