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Thread: Shims
01/01/2022 14:17:35

Empty beer cans are ideal, since first off, they need to be emptied, always an enjoyable job.

Next, they need to be cut into strips ect, this is a somewhat thirsty operation, so more cans need to be opened.

After a while, you will find yourself cutting up strips to make cans and not sure what the Hell you are doing, or why.

But who cares, it,s still metal bashing !

Happy New Year all !cheekycheeky

Thread: Back Gear
28/12/2021 11:16:12

As in my Chinese lathe, still, it works well enough with 12 speeds.wink

Thread: The great workshop bake-off (paint that is)
24/12/2021 16:30:40

Put the job in the oven with the turkey !

Both results should be interesting. !

Many years ago, I recall using standard spray paint on a job, put it in the gas oven for a short time, no idea how long, low heat ,and the result was good. Worth a try.

Thread: Gasket material for motor terminal box
24/12/2021 16:19:00

I would have thought that any Motor Factor shop would have something suitable.

There again, maybe not.

Maybe thinking overkill ?cheeky

Thread: How fast is fast enough
21/12/2021 11:47:48

Horses for courses ?cheeky

Thread: A great Victorian BRITISH Scam!
19/12/2021 12:13:28

Conmen, like machines, never sleep !

Thread: Another chinese lathe rises through the smoke
19/12/2021 12:10:02

Still using the same single phase 1/2 hp motor on my home built 50 year old saw bench.

I suppose I must expect it to pack up one of these days.

And before you ask, this machine has done serious work, not just hobby work.cheeky

Thread: The New Normal Christmas?
18/12/2021 13:26:49

Happy Christmas all round ?

Maybe not !sad

Thread: Improved performance over standard V belts?
13/12/2021 08:52:03

They work fine, are easy to fit, but NOT CHEAP !crying

Thread: How to profile a bum shaped depression in a 5"G drivers tip-up seat
07/12/2021 09:32:10

As Mrs Beeton might advise, "First catch your bum" cheekycheekycheeky

Thread: Harrison L5 lathe reverse
01/12/2021 14:05:36

My Chester lathe has two clamps to lock on the chuck, just like Howard,s. I dont understand why other makes dont have the same, it,s so simple.

PS, Nice reply from Brian Wood ,courteous as always.

Thread: Letterboxes
01/12/2021 13:49:47

Ah for the simple life, as PGK says !

Thread: Steel banding.
01/12/2021 13:42:51

I have used it many times for holding down electric motors without feet.

Never had one shift yet. Well worth saving and often found in skips.

Thread: Over 70 Driving Licence Renewal
01/12/2021 13:38:23

Wait till you get to 80, that,s when the fun really starts !

Thread: Hexagon holder for 13/16 dies?
29/11/2021 11:37:51

We used to call them dienuts, only used to clean up threads.

Thread: Volkswagen
28/11/2021 16:14:12

Believe little of what you see, and less of what you hear and you just might get the real story.

Thread: How to read a micrometer
21/11/2021 12:23:48

Anything being sold in a boot sale at that price has to be suspect !frown

Thread: Wonky threads using die
20/11/2021 17:01:00

In order to cut threads straight on bars, I made a die holder with interchangleable guide bushes, along the lines of a GB pipe threader. The bush keeps the thread straight, Works well.

Thread: Vintage voltage
20/11/2021 16:55:16

Keith, I have a sawbench, powered by a 1/2 hp secondhand motor, operating for the last 50 years, so I,m with you there !

Thread: Buying stock?
20/11/2021 16:43:35

Living in the sticks and not driving ??????? You,re not exactly on a winner, are you ?

Scrap dealers are a lucky dip, at the best of times only to be used as a last resort.

You dont say where you live, but there are good suppliers in Dublin and Cork and a few other places [do a check ]

When you work out what you need, pay a friend to make a trip to get proper stuff, not junk. Two or three trips a year should be enough. I make one trip to Dublin per year for any serious supplies, lesser stuff I find locally.

Postage can be way off [steel is not lightweight ] and I find that most of these suppliers love cash money, without the hassle of paperwork.

For what it,s worth, There is a supplier in Dublin called "Special Steel" who keep a vast range of steels, and will cut to order or sell short lengths of whatever you want.

There are also suppliers of Brass and Ali in the same area [one trip covers all ]

There is also a good supplier of brass and ali in Cork, so I think a trip might be well worth your while, since this stuff is not going to come to you. {Dont ask how I know ! ]

Three phase got lost about 20 miles away from me, but that,s another story.

Happy hunting, my friend !cheeky

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