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Member postings for Jon Lawes

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Thread: Nostalgic moment
24/05/2022 11:27:08

What a machine!

Thread: Miniature metric spanners
24/05/2022 10:22:25

If requested I'm sure they could do smaller.

Thread: Myford ML7 clutch
24/05/2022 07:09:48

For those interested the part is shown in the picture below. I think the answer is in this post here:

Bootlegger Blacky wrote: "Hi, I have just removed this pin to measure for you,and it is round hard bar,rounded at both ends,and is...29.1mm. Long and 3.16mm.width. Thanks"

(Right click the image below and open in a new tab to make it clear enough to read)

Edited By Jon Lawes on 24/05/2022 07:10:12

Edited By Jon Lawes on 24/05/2022 07:10:57

Thread: Miniature metric spanners
24/05/2022 06:16:52

I know Model Engineers Laser do laser cut spanners in small sizes (BA I think), they often add to their line up based on customer requests. Assuming they can physically do it they would probably be keen to add to their possible stock list.

Thread: What are SILVER STREAK Wedges?
23/05/2022 15:20:47

I went on Saturday and came back with a SR Signallers lamp and a tap reseating tool....

Thread: Between centres boring bar bit grinding
23/05/2022 15:18:31

Thank you

Thread: Model Turbines
23/05/2022 12:23:14
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 23/05/2022 10:52:09:

That’s probably what it will feel like, John surprise

50 min appointment, preparing for a Crown


We have gone decimal now and the prices have gone up a fair bit.

Thread: Between centres boring bar bit grinding
23/05/2022 12:22:27

Sounds interesting, who is GHT? (Although I suspect I know the answer...)

Thread: Chris Deith
23/05/2022 09:40:10

Very sorry to hear this. Best wishes.

Thread: Model Turbines
23/05/2022 06:47:49

Interesting. I wonder at what speed those dental drill ball bearings give up!

Thread: Vickers Bl 8 inch Howitzer cannon of 1917
19/05/2022 20:05:46

Looks like the technique is still the same now!

Thread: Oil can (again)
19/05/2022 19:09:13

Although I think a lot of people are very pleased with their Reilangs, there are a few dissenting voices. I see one chap on this forum ended up making a new seal arrangement.

Thread: The Workshop Progress thread 2022
19/05/2022 14:52:21

Excellent work, thanks for the information.

Thread: Oil can (again)
19/05/2022 13:56:12

I buy old Wesco cans cheap on ebay, clean them out then solder on attachments suitable for the requirement. I have a row of them for each job in hand, total cost about £25. They are not pretty but its very handy. Only one of the lot needed any tweaking to make it work, every other one worked as soon as fresh clean oil was pumped through a couples of squirts.

The one with a cone on for the myford nipples is a godsend.

Thread: Tyres
12/05/2022 23:32:29

Aircraft too, but that was less to do with efficiency and more to do with safety.

Thread: Code of Conduct
12/05/2022 22:22:13
Posted by Mike Poole on 12/05/2022 18:31:34:

A trip to our stores as an apprentice was likely to result in being enveloped in a cloud of French chalk or a soaking, there would be trouble these days. The world seems to have had a very successful sense of humour bypass.


Is it a sense of humour bypass? I've never found humiliating someone very witty. Obviously I don't have a sense of humour.

Pratical jokes on apprentices seemed to be more commonplace when our workplace was a government agency, as soon as we were made a company and profit became important wasting time was taken a bit more seriously by managers.

Thread: Researching Godalming's Old (Goods) Railway Station
12/05/2022 21:04:13

I've spent many a happy hour trawling through the National Library of Scotlands maps on this page. Change the drop down menus at the top to change the reference maps (don't forget to change the country, there are many options that unexpectedly work).


Edited By Jon Lawes on 12/05/2022 21:04:28

Thread: Sealing Brass?
11/05/2022 20:44:21

We used Incralac for brass letters on the stern of a boat; they have retained their polish nicely with no sign of cracking or crazing yet, and its been on there longer than I can remember.

Thread: Anyone know what these are called?
10/05/2022 02:36:44

I put it through Google Image Search and it just called it a paper Polyhedron.

Thread: Tyres
09/05/2022 19:34:07

Bit of a sweeping generalisation there. Maybe if yours is a bit of a cowboy outfit they just fill it without checking the pressure.

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