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Thread: Acetone
28/07/2019 12:15:56

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
18/07/2019 14:30:53

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? cool

Thread: Is it bad practice to lock my Myford lathe using the slow speed lever
24/06/2019 12:19:10

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.

Thread: Tyrosemiophilia
08/06/2019 10:09:10

I seem to be collecting blunderbusses, they make me smile smiley

Thread: 1959 Nsu quickly
01/05/2019 10:01:15
Posted by Robin on 01/05/2019 10:00:36:

I found one of those NSU Quickly's in our garden shed when I was a nipper. Pedal backwards for the brake, pull the clutch lever and twist for the gears. I took it all apart, reassembled then pushed it to the track by Port Meadow leading to Oxford city dump and discovered the joys of off road powered cycling. Nearly got arrested pushing it home, if the copper hadn't been on a bicycle he might have tried harder. How times have changed.

01/05/2019 10:00:36

Help, wish I hadn't started, everythings going wrong.

Edited By Robin on 01/05/2019 10:02:34

Thread: QCTP material
31/03/2019 21:02:15

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?
29/03/2019 21:35:41

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 smiley

Thread: AutoCAD substitute
05/03/2019 16:40:31

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
29/12/2018 00:29:16

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?
17/12/2018 14:28:08

Extortionate demand received from ([]) 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.
This means that I have full access to your account.

I've been watching you for a few months now.
The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.

If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.
Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.
This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.

I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.

Why your antivirus did not detect malware?
Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.

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.
With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks. I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.

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&#8221.

My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is: 18QtUZKEsuY9gvviSsZCweyPRLSDndU6Xu

After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.
I give you 48 hours to pay.
I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.

Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address.
I do not make any mistakes.

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.

Best wishes!

Thread: Cooling oil unit for saw or lathe
05/12/2018 16:15:38

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.

Thread: ML10
02/12/2018 22:54:54

You can get anything on an ML10, all you need is a bit of imagination...

Thread: Space Ship leaves Earth's Atmosphere
26/11/2018 11:41:09

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? dont know

26/11/2018 11:34:44

Maybe it needed the extra power because it had to lift a Saturn 5

Thread: Lead Bearing Solder is Banned
24/11/2018 09:27:01
Posted by Mark Rand on 24/11/2018 00:29:25:It's just a stage in the progression towards punt guns laugh. (spent my childhood in Norfolk).

No, I don't want one.

I want two nerd

Thread: Drill Chuck Falling Off
22/11/2018 00:20:55

Would it shrink on? That is not a suggestion so much as a question dont know

Thread: Lead Bearing Solder is Banned
21/11/2018 00:48:30

Hi Robert

I'm not quite sure why but I seem to be collecting blunderbusses, it's probably just a phase I'm going through

20/11/2018 14:32:05
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 20/11/2018 13:44:58:

What is your mystery item?

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 indecision

19/11/2018 15:30:29

SODu if you want examples, try Googling "Nanny State".

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