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Thread: Drilling big holes (in tiles)
10/11/2019 12:41:05

And I thought we were the only ones who had builders/tilers like that ???

Have been there, seen that. A tiler will tile around you sooner than ask you to move.

What happens after he,s gone ? Who cares !!

Thread: Another unfortunate milestone reached?
08/11/2019 10:07:00

I am quite happy with manual machines. I don't want C-N-C in fact I don't even have a "Smart Phone", just the old Common-or-garden type, but it works .

Regarding ad,s for machines, I would never be bothered with any seller who did not state a price, just invite you to tender. That,s little better than a Dutch Auction, so I say, No deal.

Manual machines are fine for our level of work, output is not important and there is less to go wrong, so I say

Keep it simple !

Thread: Cutting stainless steel rod. Bandsaw or chopsaw?
04/11/2019 14:48:00

Rocol , great stuff, but the price of it !!

Last time I went looking for it, the guy in the suppliers said "You must be feeling flush"

Sad to say they did not have it anyway, only had spray on stuff.

Thread: new computer
04/11/2019 14:40:41

My last laptop began giving me those messages too and told me that if I did not do something about it, it would switch off "To protect the system", and it did, full stop !

When I went about having it repaired, I was told that it needed a new hard drive plus new cooling fans and maybe something else .Might be cheaper to buy a new one. How old was it ? seven years !

It seems that these things are updated every week and no-one is really interested in repairing them.

How long will my "New" one last ? Good question.

Thread: Simple Vice Stop
27/10/2019 16:39:07

Vise stop ?

Just wondering !cheeky

Thread: Better work
26/10/2019 17:08:17

Indeed, MickB!, Even me ! I have two standards;

A Items fit to be seen [very few ]

B Items fit for the scrapbox [too numerous to mention ]

Some day, I hope to level the playing field, but in the meantime, do I care ? No way, it,s all part of the fun !

Scrap men depend on people like me, we have a duty to keep them employed [And I sure do ! ]cheeky

Thread: Turning a recess in the end of a bar
23/10/2019 15:54:34

Based on the advice given, I attacked that job this morning and am happy to be able to report success.

I do not have one of those boring bars mentioned by Jason but will look into getting one, since I suspect this job will crop up again.

Again, my thanks to all who responded, it is much appreciated.smiley

Thread: Two weeks wasted
22/10/2019 14:49:46

Never mind the unkind words ! just carry on and one day you will be as good as me.

I NEVER make mistakes, its just that sometimes I don't get it quite right. That,s why my scrapbox grows by the day.

Happy turning !cheekycheeky

Thread: Changing chucks on Harrison L140
22/10/2019 14:39:57

Love the picture of that lathe standing on its head !!

Nice looking machine though !

Thread: Turning a recess in the end of a bar
22/10/2019 14:33:39

Many thanks to everyone for such speedy replys.

I was called away by "A Higher Authority", and have just got back.

I am lucky in that my spindle will take 40mm, so overhang is not a problem,

I will attack that job tomorrow morning [Higher Authority willing ]

Dave, I know exactly how you feel about those brambles, I had to attack mine this year, was like the rain forest ,some of them 10 ft long and they fought back.

Be brave ! When it comes to getting rid of them, I just put a match to them some Sunday morning as an offering to the Sun God !

22/10/2019 12:02:36

Please excuse my double post stubby fingers !

22/10/2019 12:00:54

I need to turn a recess in the end of a bar of 40mm dia. The recess needs to be 30mm x6mm deep.

What type of tool bit or cutter do I need and how should I go about it ?

I will have to produce a number of these. I think they are intended to with some form of supports

I need to turn a recess 30mm x 6mm deep in the ends of a bar 40mm dia and I have a number of these to do.

What kind of toolbit or cutter do I need and how do I begin ?

All ideas welcome

Thread: Two weeks wasted
21/10/2019 11:46:41

Time was not wasted, just an experience. See how much you have learned from it ?

Have not had that experience myself ,but have made plenty of cock-ups along the way.

It,s all part of the learning curve [that,s what I tell myself anyway ] and it is never time wasted.

At least you are now back on track, more than I can say, most of the time !, my scrap box gets bigger by the day.

Thread: Confession Time!
20/10/2019 09:45:54


Thread: The New Help and Assistance Topic
18/10/2019 10:37:59


I for one hope that you continue to bother, since I have found you to be both courteous and helpful in the past.

Sad to say, I have experienced the same thing ,although not from Members of this Forum. People simply don't bother to say Thanks !

As my Mother used to say "Once they get their arse covered, they forget where they came from"sad

Thread: Be gentle with me.
17/10/2019 14:33:51

Hi Lee,

All I can say is that "You are a better man than me ,Gunga DIN" !cheeky

Thread: Lidl grinder/belt sander 29.99
15/10/2019 15:30:45

Just wondering, why did he not part off with the tool, why the hacksaw?

Also, too much old talk.

Thread: High Paint Costs
15/10/2019 15:25:33

Have tried water based paints, both spray and brush/roller applied and was not impressed by any of them.

I used to spray paint cabinet doors ect some years ago using cellulose thinners, with very good results.

Then water based spray paint came along, supposed to be just as good, far from it ! Takes ages to dry and the finish is not nearly as good plus the interval between coats is too long.

As a bonus, it also costs more ! I think the water must be collected from Holy wells.

Thread: Lidl grinder/belt sander 29.99
14/10/2019 13:51:53

Don't know about the belt sander, but I have bought two sets of their HSS drill sets, one for the workshop and one for the toolbox, and I cannot say I have found anything wrong with them.

Bought them some four years ago, broke some of the smaller ones [it happens ], still using the rest, just touch them up from time to time. OK for the price.

Bought one of their 4 1/2" angle grinders about 14 years ago, still using that !

Thread: A cord of Ash
10/10/2019 12:20:17

Much too good for the fire !

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