Here is a list of all the postings larry phelan 1 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Parting off small screws - well, it may be new to somebody|
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 !
|Thread: motor insurance rant|
You should try insuring a car over here !
|Thread: Files,hacksaws etc|
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 .
|Thread: Powering a Suds pump?|
Thank you Andrew, To err is human, to forgive is Devine!
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 .
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.
|Thread: Warco green paint|
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.
|Thread: Warning buyer beware|
Sounds like a real case of "Buying a pig in a poke" !
Believe nothing you are told, or read.
Paper never refuses ink.
|Thread: Saw bench|
Sparey gave much good advice, regarded these days mostly as "Old hat"
|Thread: The perennial question...|
If you lived over here, you would,nt even think of going shopping with £500 !
|Thread: Hardinge lathe restoration|
Was rebuilt 10 years ago and now needs attention ?????
Must have had a hard life.
|Thread: Drill bit storage|
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 !
|Thread: Code of Conduct|
Is there not a supplier of router cutters named "Titman"?
Just asking ???
Good cutters too !
|Thread: Boxford AUD/BUD single phase conversion|
Nice machine, but messy blockwork !!
|Thread: Rail wear|
Could this be a railway pothole ??
Just asking !
|Thread: Boxford Modification|
Does Sparey not mention this in his book?
Methinks I have seen it on page 134 ?
|Thread: Time to Say Goodbye|
Perhaps all customers are equal, but some are more equal than others ?
|Thread: rotary table|
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 !
|Thread: Domestic Chemistry|
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.
|Thread: Speed control|
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.
Want the latest issue of Model Engineer or Model Engineers' Workshop? Use our magazine locator links to find your nearest stockist!
You can contact us by phone, mail or email about the magazines including becoming a contributor, submitting reader's letters or making queries about articles. You can also get in touch about this website, advertising or other general issues.
Click THIS LINK for full contact details.
For subscription issues please see THIS LINK.