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Thread: Changes to Fusion 360 Terms
24/10/2020 18:51:09

I am in a similar boat. However being a cunning lad I do have a solution that may work outside the US. As I am not using CAD for commercial purposes I think it is acceptable. My daughter is at university. She signed up for an educational license with Autodesk - 3 years worth.

Thread: Living with a Chester DB10 super lathe
28/09/2020 23:48:54

Interesting thread. here in the US there is one major flaw to the Chinese lathes. We are not given the option of 'true metric.' Only 'sort-of-Imperial.' I called Real - Bull and when I asked if they would bring in a metric version, I got a solid NO. I ended up with an old South Bend.

The anti-Chinese sentiment is high here, but there is not much alternative. I have to assume that the Chinese are improving all the time and that a new Chinese should be more accurate than my 1951 SB!

All the best with your purchase!

Thread: Martin Gearing Wooden Oscillating engine
23/12/2018 18:32:52

Thanks for the lead. I purchased the book a day earlier. The magazine looks very interesting.

14/12/2018 12:46:20

Thanks for the Camden books link. I will be using them.

14/12/2018 12:37:09

Post was 9 pounds on one of the English sites. I had not considered AmazonUK. US Amazon has a used edition for over $50!

It is made to run off a vacuum cleaner and is aboout 300mm high.

I will keep looking on the sites you mention.

14/12/2018 02:28:56

Hello. Does A friend's child wants to 'make something,' and I thought this would be a good project for her. The book is not available in the US and postage from the UK to US is prohibitive.

Alternative project suggestions are welcome.

Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2019 to you all!

Edited to remove possible copyright infringement

Edited By JasonB on 14/12/2018 08:08:35

Thread: Digital subscriptions
18/03/2018 16:10:45

Thanks. I prefer paper magazines but I need to economise at the moment.

17/03/2018 23:31:09

Do the digital magazines include 'pull-out plans' as advertised on the print editions?

Thread: Drawing board v CAD
17/03/2018 22:37:34

I was board-trained in Zimbabwe. In South Africa I got off the board(full-time) as a designer/estimator. Draughtsmen were well paid and contractors obscenely so. Came to the US - $7/hr. Went on a couple of CAD classes and was told - we hire schoolboys for $10/hr. I thought I was proficient but conned myself into believing I was not and that knowledge of all the software ins and outs was more important than actually being able to draw anything that would work or not break. I worked my way to engineer but CGLI is not known here and Incorporated Engineer equally.

The last time I spoke to a draughtsman he was getting $25/hr(with 20 years experience) and no health insurance. CAD has changed things - I'm not sure if it is for the better. Just as digital cameras have made everyone a professional photographer(I'll fix it in PhotoShop) CAD has made everone a draughtsman!

Thread: Hand shaper
18/01/2018 02:06:14

Well I took a chance and purchased the digital magazine. What a disappointment. 80 of a hundred pages devoted to the IC engine on the cover and a steam loco. The shaper is a 3 page reprint from the 40's.

Pocket mags needs to put the first page of every article in its preview. They had too many pages of the engine build for this issue.

Once bitten twice shy. Unless I see the article I am interested in, I won't be buying.

Thread: Old Machining training book reprint
16/01/2018 12:21:29

Problem solved! The book is Methods of machine shop work for apprentices and students... by FA Halsey. Does anyone have any opinions on the book or other recommendations?

I have some of WAJ Chapman's books already.


Thread: 300 Years of the steam engine
15/01/2018 22:10:55

You could print it.

Thread: Old Machining training book reprint
15/01/2018 22:08:56

Hello All

A couple of weeks ago someone on the forum mentioned a machinists training book from the early 1900's. I found the book as an ebook from India but I have lost the link and have forgotten the name of the author. Dunderhead!

Thread: Hand shaper
04/01/2018 00:27:02

Best of Model Engineer Vol.3. The cover has a Lynx OHC engine.

03/01/2018 02:38:17

The notes say it is 'FT Leightfords'. It said it was built from rolled sections.

Thread: New member
02/01/2018 22:14:50

I have always thought that meet was limited to cars. I will have to look into it. There is one in Perry GA, dedicated model aeroplanes.

02/01/2018 18:31:11

Hello Neil. I should have been more precise - Leesburg, Georgia, USA. I thought the South Bend and Craftsman may have given things away.

01/01/2018 19:38:19

I have been looking at an engine on 'steves-workshop.' I think I should manage it. Buying other than 20ft lengths of material is a bit of an issue. It is amazing that no matter how much you have in your 'scrap bin' the piece you need is never there.

01/01/2018 16:00:16

I have just purchased a new 3-jaw chuck(Christmas present) which needs to be installed. I am hoping to make a small (and simple) steam engine.

31/12/2017 21:37:48

Hello All. Just joined the forum. I am Rhodesian living in Georgia. I did a fitter&turner appieship at Zimbabwe Alloys. Moved into the drawing office. I used read Model Engineer at the bookshop. I now work in a hospital(a move I regret).

I have a 9" South Bend in average shape, a mini-mill, a Craftsman drill press and some woodworking tools. Very few people around here share my interests. I found the Model Engineers Workshop and have purchased a few magazines electronicrally.

It is great to see all that you do and to give and receive help.

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