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Member postings for David Noble

Here is a list of all the postings David Noble has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Advanced Grinding Rest
07/04/2022 09:14:29

Very nice John.


Thread: Gasless MIG welding
28/03/2022 13:23:13

If you're not too far away, you are welcome to come & play with my gasless MIG before you make a decision. I'm based inLancashire.


Thread: Searching for a good quality, metric-only, 300mm steel ruler
22/03/2022 18:21:15
Posted by Ady1 on 22/03/2022 17:59:12:

You guys should have your own radio show

A perfect fusion of yes minister university challenge and monty python

Edited By Ady1 on 22/03/2022 18:14:31

Best one yet


Thread: Spindle Play in Sieg SC4 Lathe
10/03/2022 08:55:34

Could I make tentative suggestion that the problem might be caused by backlash on the cross slide.


Thread: How can I cut a 0.75mm radius on a piece of soft rubber sheeting?
25/02/2022 16:01:36
There was absolutely no intention of ridiculing Frances, my suggestion was for the OP to converse with John Smith, and it is reasonably obvious the OP and John Smith are one and the same hence my comments about talking to oneself!

Robert Butler

I was with you Robert


Thread: Front door locks
19/02/2022 23:24:31
Posted by Martin Connelly on 19/02/2022 18:07:12:

The Euro cylinder deadbolts in the link do not have a British Standard Kite Mark on the face. There is no information as to them being bump, pick, drill or snap resistant. I would look for something that at least had these features and was prepared to state that to be the case.

Martin C

Ah, sorry, I was just attempting to show the style of lock rather than the actual one that was on my stepmother's house.

Link 2nd attempt


19/02/2022 16:12:57

This might work for you Ian. My mother in law had them fitted to front and rear doors. It allows the door to be locked on the inside but still opened with a key from a key safe.



Thread: Plasma
18/02/2022 14:46:08

Thank you John, I'm a little, but only a little, nearer understanding.


18/02/2022 09:54:21

Many thanks for the replies

I can imagine that the gas that is being used to form the plasma ( if that's what it is ) in a fluorescent tube is the gas that it is filled with but what about the plasma in a plasma cutter? Is that the surrounding air?

If it doesn't show, I'm at the limits of my knowledge here


17/02/2022 17:31:58

Rather than hijack the thread that started me wondering, I am starting a new one.

When we talk about the other three states of matter, we can state what they are made from i.e. water, stone, air etc. Can we do the same with plasma?

Just wondering


Thread: How to keep Paint Fresh?
29/01/2022 10:41:21

Hello Martin, I've had some success by storing the paint tins upside down. Just make sure the lids are on tightly!


Thread: Is it possible to by "100% non-stick" spatulas for spreading glue? (ideally made from teflon/FEP)
25/01/2022 13:45:59
Posted by Dave Wootton on 25/01/2022 13:43:28:

I must admit I enjoy all these threads enormously, some rumble on for weeks!

Particularly liked Hoppers non stick glue comment.


Edited By Dave Wootton on 25/01/2022 13:44:02

Not just me then


Thread: Electro etching
21/01/2022 19:12:26

Sealing the mask around a curved surface sounds interesting

At the risk of being tedious, here is another video that I found helpful with my clocks.


21/01/2022 16:45:10

Would this help?


Thread: Need to cut long thin strips of steel (& plastic) - e.g. with an angle grinder?
18/01/2022 20:28:35

I hesitate to enter the fray but a guillotine would do it.


Thread: New Toy
18/01/2022 14:03:13

Thanks Thor. The pattern was from part of a photo'


17/01/2022 21:54:26

Thanks John no it's a cnc engraver.

17/01/2022 20:33:45

I wanted a way of engraving a chapter ring for my clock and after having some success, I tried an engrave on the back plate of my Murday clock.

Murday Back Plate

Thread: Just Finished, I think!
11/01/2022 09:27:49

Thank you, much appreciated


10/01/2022 18:35:24

Thank you Rik.

Hacksaw, what a brilliant storey


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