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Member postings for David Noble

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Thread: First Clock in Metric
19/10/2021 08:38:01

Hello Iain, I've made 2 clocks from John Wilding ( with much assistance from the guys here ) and I'm currently making a third. Please feel free to contact me if I can help with anything.


Edited By David Noble on 19/10/2021 08:38:50

Thread: Antikythera Mechanism
06/10/2021 15:41:10

A very tentative thought, would it be more accurate to mark out the holes on a much larger radius and then follow the radial lines towards the centre until the required diameter is met?


Thread: Pendulum spring steel hangers
22/09/2021 23:25:22

Glad to see you got there Mick


19/09/2021 16:39:59

Ian Cobb is your man. PM me if you can’t find him.


Thread: Back to Imperial
17/09/2021 13:19:29

Ah, sorry, it's the news that we are to revert to imperial measurements.


17/09/2021 12:32:18

Good job that the DRO on my mill can switch to imperial!!!


Thread: Dividing this would have been an interesting exercise !!
15/08/2021 17:43:33

At the risk of exhibiting my lack of understanding, I think that making a template in a rectangular frame then transferring the spacing to the circular frame might work.


Thread: Keeping the workshop cool
22/07/2021 11:05:18

It seems that I'm more fortunate than most as my workshop is in the cellar of the house. Even so, it's hitting 20c in the afternoon.


Thread: The last Gravity Ropeway
17/07/2021 08:38:49
Posted by duncan webster on 14/07/2021 13:41:41:

Perhaps Michael Gilligan should pay them a visit, he's in the market for some decent brickswink

Oooo! cutting


16/07/2021 10:33:20

My father was a fitter there in the 60's. He told many stories about the ropeway!!!


Thread: Hi Everyone, finally introducing myself
09/07/2021 12:09:06

Hello Jason, welcome. Great to see you here.

Where in the country are you?


Thread: Surface finish when turning.
27/06/2021 10:02:22

When I worked for a living! there was a Triumph 2000 in the workshop and it started to mark the work oddly. I traced it to a chipped headstock bearing.


Thread: So, you know about clocks!
23/06/2021 11:50:42

Thank you all for the suggestions, lots of information there. Thanks also for the advice


22/06/2021 21:18:47

Thank you, I've sent BHI a message. Hope to hear back soon.


22/06/2021 16:33:37

Since I've been pretending to be a horologist, I seem to have found out that I have lots of friends with a clock that needs repairing. I have managed to field most of them but today a friend has asked me to repair a mantle clock that has been left to her by her mother which 'Doesn't work anymore' I have told her that I don't have the skill to repair it and she asked me to suggest someone.

I'm asking for suggestions how to find a reputable clock repairer. Preferably in the north of the uk. My 'professional' opinion is that it needs a proper clean.



Thanks, David

Edited By David Noble on 22/06/2021 16:38:14

Thread: Into the darkness
09/06/2021 19:00:47
Posted by Jon Lawes on 09/06/2021 16:32:51:

Because you can't smash a Spinning Jenny in total darkness.

Sometimes, only a smiley will do. 😂


Edited By David Noble on 09/06/2021 19:01:04

Thread: Lest we forget
06/06/2021 15:12:20

Speaking of being forgotten, my father was a 'D Day Dodger' and proud of it.


Thread: School me on collets please...
22/05/2021 11:27:47

Congratulations on your new mill

I bought the ER32 collets from Arc and have been very happy with them. My only other advice would be to avoid the cheap ones that are available on various sites.


Thread: Brazil Nuts [the dynamic behaviour of]
20/04/2021 12:22:15
Posted by ega on 20/04/2021 10:08:41:


In my ignorance, I hadn't wondered; but I have added the phrase to my store of useful metaphors.

Nearly spilt my tea!


Thread: Honda SL125 timing - SANITY CHECK.
12/04/2021 10:52:28

Hello Alan,

My reading of the instructions is, that the two un-annotated marks will swing around to the pointer when the engine is revved showing that the advance and retard is working correctly.


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