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Member postings for Jon Lawes

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Thread: Recent threads
15/07/2019 02:59:21

The internet isolates people from the conversation. I try (but don't always succeed) to stick to the rule of "Would I say this to that persons face if we were having a pint in the pub?".

It's very easy to forget that at every one of these keyboards is a person. The nature of connecting so many people, even in a small field like this, is that you are going to find a lot of people you disagree with.

Thread: V-Twin 100cc Design & Build
10/07/2019 15:37:01
Posted by John MC on 10/07/2019 15:24:32:

I see the incorrect mounting of rolling element bearings in the model engineering world all too often, has there never been an article in ME to show the right way?

John

That's a great idea, I'm sure they would be very grateful.

Thread: Model Engineering Overseas
24/06/2019 18:29:43

Somebody at a model engineering show I attended was showing some nicely made Stuart engines made from their castings. I asked him about them and apparently he had made them onboard a serving Submarine. The only problem he has was having to ask permission to turn it on in case they needed silence for listening or not being heard!

Red October's Captain: "So what is it, Resolution class? Oberon class sub?"

Hydrophone operator: "....I think...it's an ML7 Captain...."

Thread: Is it bad practice to lock my Myford lathe using the slow speed lever
23/06/2019 22:50:10

I do it myself, with care. Luckily my chucks are never that tight. If I got to the stage where I was hitting things with mallets I might change my mind, or hide my mallet.

Thread: Hello from Somerset
22/06/2019 22:45:42

Which part of Somerset Chris? I work that way, but live over the border in Dorset.

Thread: Cheap Carbide Lathe Tools
18/06/2019 19:13:55

I use both depending on what I've doing, especially useful for cutting through the skin of cast iron.

Thread: First Project
17/06/2019 22:56:10

I'm building a 3.5 inch gauge britannia in a shed with no problems. It's snug but if you are organised it isn't an issue.

Thread: Tools or 'things' as therapy
17/06/2019 22:20:00

Mick, who makes that spanner please, I've been forgetting to buy one for a while!

Tools are very theraputic. For me its the old machine tools. At the end of a rubbish day using the lathe keeps me sane and leaves me tired and content.

Thread: Vickers Bl 8 inch Howitzer cannon of 1917
16/06/2019 18:02:54

Very elegant.

Thread: First Project
15/06/2019 22:28:45

I started with a Stuart 10H, I learned a lot and gained confidence, not to mention a nice looking model at the end of it. Worth a look.

Thread: Drip feed oiler plans
09/06/2019 10:48:03

I've been thinking lately that the pyrex type glass they use in Vaping machines would be excellent for a drip feed oiler, especially if you are making something petite. I'm aware you have the glass, just an observation.

Thread: Tyrosemiophilia
07/06/2019 21:11:34

I used to collect interesting cigarette lighters. Mass produced stuff primarily. But charity shops stopped selling them (an angry lady in Salisbury shouted at me for daring to ask if they had any lighters in a British Heart Foundation shop.... how dare I etc. etc.) and ebay means finding anything of interest for a few quid just doesn't happen.

Thread: Small air compressor sufficient to run a Potty Mill
01/06/2019 13:27:41

To think outside the box a little, what sort of boat? Is it a narrowboat or similar? Does the engine of the boat already have some sort of compressor for running other components? Could you find something that would run off of there? Or even have an engine driven compressor feed an accumulator? The compressor doesn't need to be where it is being used, and a pipeline between the compressor and point of use just serves as extra pressure storage if the regulator is done at point of use...

I know its all a bit random, just trying to look at other options for you.

Thread: stamford show vandals
20/05/2019 12:16:33

Mike has said it perfectly.

Thread: Silvering brass
11/05/2019 23:30:08

How on earth does that work then V8Eng, sounds like snake oil (only sounds like, your results sound pretty convincing)

Thread: A dynamo question: rotation direction?
11/05/2019 19:58:52

Agreed, I converted my Morris 1000 to negative earth and had to flash the dynamo to achieve it. It wasn't onerous.

Thread: Pressure gauge help needed please.
27/04/2019 17:23:35

From what I can see of your craftsmanship the world is your oyster.

Thread: The Chocolate Fireguard as designed by Mercedes Benz
27/04/2019 17:10:50

The jets in my carbs used to have waxstat units that mucked up the mixture when hot. I've fitted normal ones now. Take that technology!

Thread: EKP
25/04/2019 22:21:31

Noted, I'm motoring through BA fasteners at a rate of knots on my Brit build.

Thread: Cross slide backlash
22/04/2019 15:18:55

If you turn the handle side to side to expose the backlash you can see the whole thread moving back and forth. That's what indicated to me that was where the problem lay. I suspected it wasn't the nut in my case as the lathe hadn't been used much

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