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Member postings for larry phelan 1

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Thread: Trademark Infringements
17/04/2021 10:01:15

Life can be so hard at times !!cheeky

Thread: Drunken pulley
15/04/2021 14:33:09

That would drive me nuts ! even looking at it.

I would bore it out and fit a sleeve to be bored [not drilled ] to the correct size.

Not that big a job and at least, you know it,s right

Thread: Swarf:
15/04/2021 14:27:25

I am the local producer of swarf, in fact that,s all I seem to produce.

I bet there are many more like me, not too far away from you.

Try your local recycle centre, that,s where I get rid of mine.

Thread: Kuroda Boring & Facing head
15/04/2021 09:12:26

Dont have one of those units myself, but if I did ,John,s input would sure help to sort things out !

Well done John, nice to know that there are people like you around !

Thread: Problem with 4 jaw chuck
14/04/2021 12:24:45

4 jaw independent chuck, or self centring chuck ?indecision

Thread: Loctite or Draper? Much difference?
12/04/2021 13:09:31

EGA Business is business, my boy ! What they dont know wont bother them.

Thread: Laptop with a SD card slot
12/04/2021 12:53:39

Welcome to the brave new world of laptops ! I found the same thing when I had to replace mine.

When I asked about the slot for playing discs, they looked at me as if I had asked for a piece of moon rock.

They then explained, as if talking to a half wit, that "these things" are old hat. Such kind words !

I used to burn discs on my old unit, but I have no idea how this could be done on my present laptop.

Sad to say, due to the current "lockdown", I cannot even call on the services of the local 6 year old consultant.

Life is not simple.

Thread: Bandsaw - wood and metal ?
11/04/2021 16:22:48

I have a Startright upright bandsaw for wood cutting [was never happy with it, even for that ], tried cutting light sheet steel with it, learned very quickly that it did not like it and it was rather scary. Speed is much too fast and material too difficult to control, and this was even with a suitable blade.

Horses for courses, I think. As regards cutting 5" round anything, you are a brave man !

Thread: Face Knurling...
11/04/2021 16:11:11

Jason, you do have a simple answer to most things !

Never needed to do this, but who knows ???

Thanks for the tip.wink

Thread: Bending brass - hot, warm or cold?
07/04/2021 09:55:02

One of my jobs in a past life was to bend 1/4" round brass bar to 90deg. I heated it to red heat, let it cool then bent it.

Thread: Can Loctite 638 really be this good?
05/04/2021 17:02:42

When Brian Woods feels he has made a mistake, there is hope for us all !!

Regards Brian, never knew you to be wrong yet !

I cannot see sticky stuff working on that either.cheeky

Thread: Warco 712 Bandsaw
03/04/2021 17:04:17

Perhaps I was lucky, but my 6x4 Chinese band saw has done all I ever asked of it over the last 20 years, and it has been sorely tested more than once. I think I would look very hard before parting with that kind of money.

As another post said, the frames that come with these saws are crap, but it,s easy to build a proper frame, and then it,s all plain sailing. You could buy a lot of kit for that kind of money.wink

03/04/2021 13:21:07

For that kind of money, I,d be looking for more than a bandsaw for hobby use !!!!!!surprise

Thread: Chinese junk
31/03/2021 16:55:48

Just reading through Ketans post regarding the problems of dealing with China, and the way they operate, dropping the standard as they go along.

I f this were to happen in any other business, the buyer would simply find another supplier, if not in China, then elsewhere. China can only do this for so long and as the old saying has it "If there were no receivers, there would be no thieves"

Would it cost so much more to buy from Korea or some such source ? They seem to have a higher standard.

Thread: Finish for wooden base
29/03/2021 18:07:02

Why not just paint it ?

OK ,I,m on my way !!!cheeky

Thread: Rear toolpost for Chester craftsman
29/03/2021 17:57:22

Could post a picture of my tool post, if it would help. Very easy to make, and better still, it works !

29/03/2021 17:57:21

Could post a picture of my tool post, if it would help. Very easy to make, and better still, it works !

29/03/2021 17:57:21

Could post a picture of my tool post, if it would help. Very easy to make, and better still, it works !

Thread: There may be a delay in some deliveries ...
29/03/2021 13:51:15

I wonder is the Captain reading "Situations Vacant" ?cheeky

Thread: Rear toolpost for Chester craftsman
29/03/2021 13:31:05

I made one for my Craftsman lathe using a piece of box tube and two pieces of 16mm plate [which were to hand ].

Just welded the whole lot together with a

few guides to hold the tool bits and a 12mm rod to fix it to the slot in the top slide. Nothing fancy, but it,s been working for the last few years. I dont think Chester do rear posts.

Dont need a milling machine to make one.

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