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Thread: Parting off small screws - well, it may be new to somebody
15/06/2022 16:18:13

Baking trays, pots [no longer required by SWMBO ], where would we be without them ?

Also the old" piece of wire in the tailstock trick ", great for catching spacers or thick washers.

Simple, but they work !cheeky

Thread: motor insurance rant
15/06/2022 07:45:55

You should try insuring a car over here !surprise

Thread: Files,hacksaws etc
12/06/2022 15:20:41

There are many jobs for which a file is the only tool suitable.

They are not intended to be used to remove huge amounts of material, but instead to remove that small spot which cannot be reached with the angle grinder, or to dress the final bit of the job.

I am no expert with a file, but I do use them often and could not get by without them.

Do not look down on them as "Old Hat", they have been around for a long time. Get used to using them and you might be surprised just how useful they are .wink

Thread: Powering a Suds pump?
10/06/2022 14:16:12

Thank you Andrew, To err is human, to forgive is Devine!cheeky

10/06/2022 08:36:58

Good morning Andrew,

You are not missing anything, I simply mentioned this in case it might be of interest to others.

A tank is no problem, on old cooking pot will serve well enough.

Please accept my apologies for any upset, just convert .blush

09/06/2022 18:30:33

What,s wrong with using a pump from a scrap washing machine ?

Been using one of those on my bandsaw for the last 10 years or more, simple, cheap, effective.surprise

Thread: Warco green paint
09/06/2022 07:55:21

I often wondered why I was getting such poor results on some jobs, but now I think it must be due to the many chips on my lathe !

Strange how little things like that can have such an effect.cheeky

Thread: Warning buyer beware
29/05/2022 11:57:50

Sounds like a real case of "Buying a pig in a poke" !

Believe nothing you are told, or read.

Paper never refuses ink.frown

Thread: Saw bench
24/05/2022 08:45:15

Sparey gave much good advice, regarded these days mostly as "Old hat"

Thread: The perennial question...
23/05/2022 08:14:06

If you lived over here, you would,nt even think of going shopping with £500 !sad

Thread: Hardinge lathe restoration
20/05/2022 11:57:11

Was rebuilt 10 years ago and now needs attention ?????frown

Must have had a hard life.

Thread: Drill bit storage
13/05/2022 18:48:40

All my drill bits from 10mm up are stored in short pieces of plastic conduit or waste pipe, with one end plugged with a piece of wood.. Result ? No more damaged edges on my big drills, nor marks on their tapers..

Smaller drills are stored in their own drill set boxes.

Milling cutters, the same.

Not Hi Tech, but it works !smiley

Thread: Code of Conduct
11/05/2022 18:44:28

Is there not a supplier of router cutters named "Titman"?

Just asking ???

Good cutters too !cheeky

Thread: Boxford AUD/BUD single phase conversion
10/05/2022 09:03:09

Nice machine, but messy blockwork !!

Thread: Rail wear
10/05/2022 08:54:33

Could this be a railway pothole ??

Just asking !cheeky

Thread: Boxford Modification
09/05/2022 14:06:10

Does Sparey not mention this in his book?

Methinks I have seen it on page 134 ?frown

Thread: Time to Say Goodbye
09/05/2022 12:54:16

Perhaps all customers are equal, but some are more equal than others ?cheeky

Thread: rotary table
28/04/2022 12:11:06

To all you 70 yr old weaklings out there :

Build a lifting platform as I did, problem solved ! Best thing I ever made !

Details in my album and made from cheapy cheapy stuff.

Big milling vises/ rotary tables/ big chucks / loading car/van ? all the same to it.

Does wonders for the back too !cheeky

Thread: Domestic Chemistry
14/04/2022 12:28:07

Good man Duncan !, could not have put it better myself !!

My cooking is so bad that it would make no difference anyway, so why bother.cheeky

Thread: Speed control
12/04/2022 19:38:22

Chinese drill with an 1850 watt motor and that speed range ? Unusual ?

And yes,580 would be a bit fast for 5/8" or above, I would be thinking something around 300 max, or even less.

I have a cheap Aldi bench drill, 1/2 HP motor which has no problem handling 1/2" drills, anything bigger I use the floor standing drill, again 1/2 HP or the mill 1-5 HP.

Pullies would seem to be the way to go.surprise

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