Here is a list of all the postings Robin has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
I usually type, 'Acetone 5L' in to ebay when I run low, then sort by price and postage. Are we expecting a problem getting it after Brexit? I will stock up. I got chloroform out of Italy as, 'goods in free circulation', but I think they have put the mockers on that one. Apparently you can make chloroform by reacting acetone and hypochlorite but I haven't checked for awkward byproducts.
Sometimes wonder how I am still alive...
|Thread: Angle grinders - Dangerous or not|
My memory is getting old and tired. I remember cutting my finger with an angle grinder, I remember how much it hurt, but blowed if i can remember how I did it. Makes it slightly tricky to avoid doing it again?
|Thread: Is it bad practice to lock my Myford lathe using the slow speed lever|
On my ML10 I flip the belt cover back, grab the drive belt and squeeze it in the middle whilst lambasting the chuck key with a rubber mallet. I then look at the hand that held the belt and wish I had put on a rubber glove. If the chuck resists I lock the shaft with the back gear. I know I shouldn't but it is so convenient and expeditious.
I seem to be collecting blunderbusses, they make me smile
|Thread: 1959 Nsu quickly|
Help, wish I hadn't started, everythings going wrong.
Edited By Robin on 01/05/2019 10:02:34
|Thread: QCTP material|
I was guessing Quality Control Test Probe, but that didn't sound right so I Googled it. Thank goodness I didn't say anything, I would have looked a right twit...
|Thread: Fixed vertical metal bandsaw?|
I have an old Startrite with 12" diameter wheels. Designed for wood I was cutting 1/2 inch aluminium with a skip tooth blade. The blades didn't last long.
I have bought a new, 47 rpm gear motor with 80Nm of torque from Geared Motors UK which will take it down to 2.5 ft/s 150 ft/min which sounds just about perfect to me.
It seems I can buy most any blade in any length, I am going to enjoy this!
80Nm translates to a 118 lbf push on the blade. Wonder if it will slip
|Thread: AutoCAD substitute|
My old boss had a chum at Autodesk so we got a free copy up to r14 when I departed. I now use AutoCAD look alike ProgeCAD, not free but near enough when you compare prices with the real thing. One excellent feature is you buy it, Not too keen on that rental stuff even if I did buy 2 years for the price of 1 Fusion360.
|Thread: Leaking camera batteries|
I do a lot of this for leaking alkaline batteries, is that the same? My technique is two minutes of harsh ultrasonics in Electrolube Safewash 2000, then a scrub under the hot tap using the plastic washing up brush,followed by a blow dry with shop air making sure it penetrates all those important little places. Leave for a few hours to dry completely and then a waft of Servisol Super 10 switch cleaner to give a bit of lasting protection. Whether it works really depends on getting there before it penetrates the gold to the copper beneath and whether it finds lead free solder. It does strange things to lead free solder especially close to the battery that leaked. Haven't quite figured that one.
|Thread: Another Scam?|
Extortionate demand received from bbb726b7.virtua.com.br ([220.127.116.11]) who thinks he is untraceable because he put my email as the return address...
As you may have noticed, I sent you an email from your account.
I've been watching you for a few months now.
If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.
I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.
Why your antivirus did not detect malware?
I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.
If you want to prevent this, transfer the amount of $748 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: “Buy Bitcoin”.
My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is: 18QtUZKEsuY9gvviSsZCweyPRLSDndU6Xu
After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.
Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address.
If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.
|Thread: Cooling oil unit for saw or lathe|
I return the suds through a filtration sock thing. They make them for the keepers of Koi carp and sell them on flea bay. You can get them with a rigid plastic top. I 3D printed a fitting for mine to make it posh.
You can get anything on an ML10, all you need is a bit of imagination...
|Thread: Space Ship leaves Earth's Atmosphere|
I became very brave and bought a new Mitutoyo Digimatic caliper on ebay, cost me £62.89. It just arrived and I think it is more genuine than the last one I bought, but is 100% genuine too much to hope for?
Maybe it needed the extra power because it had to lift a Saturn 5
|Thread: Lead Bearing Solder is Banned|
No, I don't want one.
I want two
|Thread: Drill Chuck Falling Off|
Would it shrink on? That is not a suggestion so much as a question
|Thread: Lead Bearing Solder is Banned|
I'm not quite sure why but I seem to be collecting blunderbusses, it's probably just a phase I'm going through
I'm not sure I want to tell, because you lot might tell me it isn't what I bought it as and burst my bubble. I really enjoy owning the rifling cutter for a Lewis gun
SODu if you want examples, try Googling "Nanny State".
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