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Member postings for David Noble

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Thread: Which varnish?
12/06/2019 08:55:44

Wow, lots to choose from there

Many Thanks, David

11/06/2019 17:16:19

Could anyone recommend a good varnish for brass? The only varnish I have come across is for wood. Is it the same stuff?

Thanks, David

Thread: Sort of like a guitar...
18/04/2019 19:28:47

Very nice Neil

Thread: Lathe Carriage Stop
03/04/2019 18:14:27

Very nice, I've been wanting one for ages.


Thread: New Mill
31/03/2019 16:58:10

Another vote for the SX2.7 from me. I'm a very happy Arc customer.

If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask.

Regards, David

Thread: Turning over a new Leaf
28/03/2019 18:39:32

Hello John,

There is a whole stack of talent on here willing to help as I've found out Shout if I can help.


Thread: Removing large flange nuts
15/03/2019 11:22:40

Hello Karl,

I sympathise, i've come across this before. The only way I have been able to do similar things is to make a dedicated 'C' spanner to fit the nut. I am assuming the blue handled spanner in the picture is the one you have been using. The spanner needs to be a perfect fit with no slack. Then the shaft needs to be locked in position, solidly. You can then apply serious leverage accompanied by some judicious shock to the 'C' spanner.

Good Luck


Thread: New coffee maker - disgusting taste!
13/02/2019 20:39:29

There is a certain plastic in kettles now that people think should be avoided. I found this link:-


Thread: Is it just me?
21/01/2019 22:10:24
Posted by JC54 on 21/01/2019 20:42:46:

Welcome to the club David. I am a founder member and wear the "T" shirt with pride.winklaugh.

Thread: Large Wheel Clock
20/01/2019 12:40:13
Posted by Sam Stones on 20/01/2019 03:45:41:

Keep up the good work; making a clock is a wonderful experience and exercise.

I look forward to your progress.

Thank you Sam, thank you too for the encouragement. I think I might need it


20/01/2019 12:38:26
Posted by John McNamara on 19/01/2019 22:49:09:

Dressmakers pins come on two forms hard steel and soft plated brass, Newey hard steel "Dorcas" pins are good quality, used by the sewing trade. I guess these are what you want if you use pins. They look almost the same.

Thanks John, I'll go and see whet the local fabric shop has to offer.


20/01/2019 08:10:41
Posted by roy entwistle on 19/01/2019 21:43:10:

It is usual to use a smaller MOD to cut the pinions. But you use the larger MOD to calculate the diameter of the pinions. It gives stronger teeth in the pinion


Thank you Roy, as this is my first clock, all this is very helpful


20/01/2019 08:09:23
Posted by Bizibilder on 19/01/2019 17:39:08:

From Laurie Penmans book " Clock design and construction" (which is available at very silly prices from some well known on-line sites!!) says on Page 40:

So - make 'em any reasonable size you like as long as they fit and are strong enough!! smiley

That's great advice thank you

19/01/2019 16:46:01
Posted by Bizibilder on 19/01/2019 16:18:08:

Yes buy a ready made blank as suggested - you will still have to cut to length, drill it, harden and polish it! Alternatively you could make lantern pinions from scratch.

Thanks Bizibilder, I hadn't considered lantern pinions. How would I calculate the dimensions?


19/01/2019 16:44:22
Posted by Russell Eberhardt on 19/01/2019 15:48:01:

Yes but for a one off it may be more economical to buy the pinion ready cut from Ian Cobb.


Thanks Russell, probably a rush of enthusiasm but I was hoping to make it all. However, we will see


19/01/2019 16:42:30
Posted by Alan Wood 4 on 19/01/2019 15:45:30:

Good afternoon David

It might help you to watch Chris at Clickspring who made this clock and very professionally made videos of each step.

Cutting the gears can be found here



Thank you Alan, great series, if a little intimidating for a newby !

Best Wishes, David

19/01/2019 14:51:50

I'm having a look at the John Wilding Large Wheel Clock book. Not having cut any gears before I am, perhaps understandably puzzled by the instructions which state that I only need two cutters, 0.75 mod and 0.6 mod. From the little I understand, I will need one 0.75 mod cutter for the large wheel of 290 teeth and another 0.75 mod cutter for the pinion which has 8 teeth, Is this correct?

Many Thanks, David

Edited By David Noble on 19/01/2019 14:54:00

Thread: Is it just me?
19/01/2019 08:51:13
Posted by JC54 on 18/01/2019 23:48:52:

I am pleased it is not just me that has this problem. I have looked at it that if they cannot be bothered to answer then I will take my money elsewhere....John

I agree completely but then my wife says that I am becoming a grumpy old man


Edited By David Noble on 19/01/2019 08:51:42

18/01/2019 09:01:55

My website designer told me that it is a good idea to have a 'Contact Us' page but it is important to make sure that it is monitored. I get an email whenever someone responds to my contact page, not all sites are set up this way.

Best Wishes, David

Thread: Chinese postal charges
13/01/2019 12:04:09
Posted by Mick Charity on 10/01/2019 13:49:31:

There is all this & much, much more wrong in the world today.

Can we keep our righteous indignation to ourselve's please until I've ordered a few more items???


Very, Very, funny

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