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Member postings for larry phelan 1

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Thread: Machinery hire?
27/09/2020 14:34:20

Render unto Ceasar that which is Ceasers.

Chuck it out for them to deal with.

Thread: Bent woodworking lathe spindle
26/09/2020 12:20:03

Hello Brian Wood,

I love you simple "Hands-on" method ! A man after my own heart !

And yes, strange to say, it really does work ! I had to do something similar many moons ago when I had very little equipment and much to my surprise [and delight ] it worked, so it,s well worth a try.cheeky

Thread: Covid causing mental health issues.
24/09/2020 16:36:07

I would say more likely 75%

Thread: Quality Control ?
24/09/2020 16:30:32

Been there, done that !!

There is a lot to be said for cans with ring pulls. Yes I know they cost a bit more [dont see why this should be, but it is ] I got a pain-in-my-arse trying to open cans of anything long ago [I wish I could join things together like they do ] so now I tend to buy just ring pull tins.

This may be part of what they call "Progress"cheeky

Thread: Home workshop accuracy & tolerance?
23/09/2020 13:15:40

Having read all of the above, I just picked up my yardstick and slunk away to butcher whatever I could find !sad

Thread: Why are BA taps so blooming expensive??
21/09/2020 09:33:43

Maybe because nobody bothers with them anymore, so not many being made.

Thread: Reminiscences
19/09/2020 17:50:11

Yes Cornish Jack, I remember most of those radio shows, pity they finished, nothing on the radio now except crap.

I recall using trams in Dublin, although not for long since they were scrapped in the name of "Progress" Strange to say, the latest aid to rapid transport in the city is---TRAMS [By another name, of course ]

The wheel turns !!

The list is too long to mention all the things I remember.sad

Thread: Taking Leave
17/09/2020 19:30:13


Most of your posts and answers were way above my pay grade but still well worth reading, if only to show how little I know [I suspect I am not alone in this ] Will I miss your posts ? Maybe not, for the above reasons, but I,m sure others will.

Life is too short to get annoyed by comments or insults, do as I do, trade them !

If you dont need them, pass them on.

PS I,m sure you will see things differently after a while.

17/09/2020 14:18:51

I have made so many mistakes, I must have made EVERYTHING !!!

As the Yanks would say, "Sure Bud, take five "

Bridges burned are very difficult to repair [speaking from bitter experience ]sad

17/09/2020 09:19:58

A wise man once said "All things in moderation"

How true !

Thread: BSF and Whitworth "Across the flats " sizes.
14/09/2020 18:14:52

Never heard of a17mm spanner fitting an M12 nut !

I live and learn.surprise

Thread: Compressed air cylinders / Diving bottles uses.
11/09/2020 13:20:41

Thank you Michael, that would make sense alright !

Such a lot to learn !! [Bear with me and be kind ! ]cheeky

11/09/2020 08:42:53

Where do the wheels come in?frown

Thread: Scaling back forum activity
10/09/2020 18:02:14

People are strange, have you not noticed?

If I dont like something, I just walk away from it, no big deal about it.,I doubt if I would be missed

Life is too short for things like this.

10/09/2020 09:31:59

Being one of the "Great Unwashed", I think I might stick around for another while !!

No matter how hard you try, you cannot please everyone.

All in all, I think the Mods do a good job in a difficult situation, even though they have trimmed my wings a few times, but then, that,s their job.

No-one said it was easy.cheeky

Some feel it,s time to move on, simple as that, so good luck.

Thread: Transwave converter
08/09/2020 18:45:09

Dont know, but I use a 7.5 kva unit to run my 1.5 hp lathe.

Of course it also runs my 4.5 hp planer or spindle moulder.

Dont see how it could do any harm, but just a thought, are you sure the converter is big enough ?

I think you may need something a bit bigger.

Thread: What does a tool look like?
06/09/2020 18:01:04

S-O-D and Hopper have it right !

Get a copy of Sparey,s book, no need to look any further, he has/had it all.

Plus, you can take a lot of the stuff you read, with a large pinch of snuff, you run a model workshop, not a factory, so time and production do not apply.

Loosen up and have fun.


Thread: Is there any tips for sawing aluminium
04/09/2020 18:07:48

Like me, S-O-D got a pain in his butt with the hacksaw !!

Long live the cheapy junk bandsaw !!!!!

Thread: Swarf damage
04/09/2020 14:36:46

Like Journeyman, I also use plastic dampcourse material for this purpose, since it,s strong enough and dirt cheap, can be picked up in almost any skip and easy to replace. Plus, it will never cause any damage to your chuck.

Also works well on my mill.

Thread: Is there any tips for sawing aluminium
04/09/2020 14:21:55

I would imagine that a course blade and WD40 would help [fine blades clog up with Ali ]

50x50 is not too big and the exercise will help to build up a thirst to justify a trip to the pub later on.

Plan "B" would be to buy a Chinese junk bandsaw, like mine, still going strong after 20 years, and let it do the cutting while you do something else [like drinking the afore mentioned beer ] Just looking at it working would give a thirst. How do I know ? Ask me !

Life is too short to waste your time in that manner, cop yourself on. I gave up that game long ago and now use the hacksaw only when I have to. That,s what bandsaws were made for.cheeky

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