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Thread: Bevel gears.
20/01/2020 14:43:02

Thank you Jason, I stand corrected ! and you are right, they are quite good for price and range.

Thread: Cheap alternative to replacement Record hardened jaw plates?
20/01/2020 14:39:02

I have a 6" Record vice some 46 years old and thought about getting new jaws for it until I saw the price ????

Needless to say, that,s as far as I went ! They are mad money, so I will think about mild steel or gauge plate, even if it has to be smooth.

Thread: Mobile Phone
19/01/2020 15:43:10

I live in the sticks and I can NEVER get good reception from Friday afternoon till Monday morning.

Error in connection

No network coverage

Network busy

Blah blah blah

Drive into Aldi/lidle no problem !

So, welcome to the club, you are not alone.

I only hope nothing ever happens to me on a weekend !!

Thread: Bevel gears.
19/01/2020 15:30:37

I think I saw such gears offered by a supplier called Belts-on-line.

They offered all sorts of gears in many different sizes.

Might be worth a try.

Thread: Flange Sets
19/01/2020 15:26:56

I think that last post might indeed be the way to go.

£30.90 ???? a bit rich for me !

Thread: Honda Brake Cable
19/01/2020 15:16:17

Was a time when you could buy cable and outer cover by the yard and make up your own lengths, for push bikes that was. I heard of guys making up such cables to operate the points on model railways.

Don't seem to be available now, can only buy set lengths for set bikes, at a price !

Am trying to remember the name of cables of yonder year, anyone out there remember them ?

Thread: Colchester rescue.
19/01/2020 10:48:48

Difficult to understand why spare parts are so hard to get and so expensive for so many of these machines, and not just Colchesters .Would be enough to put anyone off trying to save them

Thread: Lathes as bling!
18/01/2020 16:36:01

Martin, I agree, and I am the idiot in question, but so what ?

Mike, we all know what happened to the English motor bikes, they never moved with the times, but the Japs did !

Thread: Anyone near me willing to help with bits & bobs?
18/01/2020 16:21:56

I,m sure someone will be along soon, this Forum is like that, and not everyone looks for cash !

How do I know ? ask me !

Thread: Driving Small Taps
16/01/2020 13:08:55

I made up a simple guide in the form of a short piece of 1/2 " square with a number of holes drilled in it to suit a range of taps, each hole being a clearance fit for the tap in question. Just clamp it in place over the hole to be tapped and away you go, no more lopsided tapping..

I know this would work for all situations, but when it does, it,s hard to beat.

Thread: Drilling holes using pillar drill - work wobbling
16/01/2020 12:58:22

I have often opened a 6mm hole to 8 or 10 mm without any wobble and my machine is not "Top-of-the-range" model, just a cheap Chinese Monday morning job. Very seldom do I need to bolt down the vise, the larger drill just centers itself.

But for anything bigger, such as 12mm, yes I do bolt it down, got fed up chasing the vise and job around the floor !wink

Thread: Homemade Lathe
14/01/2020 16:49:25

Surprised there was no tailstock ?

Thread: Welder Inrush Current
13/01/2020 14:19:58

Not sure if this will help, but when I installed my Transwave rotary converter, I was advised to make sure I fitted trips suitable for motor running [I think they are type "D" ] It seems the D type can cope better with the surge when the motor starts. Anyone out there know more about this ? I bet there is !!!

Thread: Homemade Lathe
13/01/2020 14:06:42

I seem to remember the late L,C Mason writing about something like that in his book "Using the small lathe".

, and he was no duff ! Am I perhaps mistaken ?

That machine might be no worse than many others on sale, if this Frum is any thing to go by.

How long did it take to build ? How long does it take to build a model engine, which may be only a showpiece anyway. I thought it was a fine piece of work, but then, I,m easy pleased.cheeky

Thread: The cultural status of engineers in the UK
10/01/2020 20:37:49

Over here an Engineer is someone who comes to put a new washer on your tap , or perhaps to replace the filter on your washing machine. All very Hi Tech stuff !

I have even seen a guy who repairs bikes describe himself as an "Engineer" No kidding !

Thread: New legislation that could affect us all.
10/01/2020 10:29:28

Perfection, Perfection this must be our goal !

What about the toilets which never had a cover [like the ones in most workplaces ] ?

Let us be for ever thankful that our "Betters" have our welfare at heart.

Must say, this is heavy stuff to be taking in so early in the New Year.

Gives me something to think about next time I visit the Loo, who would ever think that such a small room could be so important to the EU ?wink

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020
07/01/2020 15:59:06

My thoughts exactly S-O-D !!

Thread: Hello from Norfolk
07/01/2020 15:44:01

Cannot help you on your project, but if you need help, you are in the right place, just ask !

Just ask, it,s all there and willingly given, I speak from experience.

You have only to ask, someone there has the answer.

PS You are never too late to start, at 50 you are only a young un with years of fun ahead.

Good luck with your build.wink

Thread: Anyone with a surface grinder near Leeds?
06/01/2020 11:36:23

Never be afraid to ask, you will get nowhere without a bit of cheek !!!

People around here have no lack of it !

Thread: No wonder my swarf bucket is full
04/01/2020 09:50:07

As my friend say,s "There,s money in scrap, lad "

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