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Member postings for David Noble

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Thread: New member in Lancashire
16/01/2021 22:13:42

Hello Andy from another Lancashire lad


Thread: Velocette MAC
28/12/2020 19:03:10

I loved my Velocettes however! This is a photo of me at 18 on my first Velo. I painted the frame metallic powder blue. The tank was sprayed pillar box red with white signwriting. The seat was upholstered in a padded white materiel with red piping. The bike was finished with a Cibié headlight clip on's and rear sets. I'm now taking cover before the purists attack.



Thread: Mery Christmas Everybody
24/12/2020 23:17:34

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Christmas


Thread: Bit of Xmas Fun, Competition!
23/12/2020 16:05:19

Engineers Jenga?


Thread: New member here
19/12/2020 15:18:57

Hello Matt, welcome. Where are you from?


Thread: Etching brass
17/12/2020 23:05:51

This was helpful to me   Link


Edited By David Noble on 17/12/2020 23:07:17

Thread: Have You considered getting a 3D printer
14/12/2020 16:49:24
Posted by not done it yet on 13/12/2020 18:28:49:
Posted by David Noble on 13/12/2020 17:25:19:

Just supposing, I was to show an interest in a printer, not that I do at the moment! which would you recommend?


The Creality Ender something (whatever number they are now up to) is probably the most popular at the cheap end of the market.

I would recommend the Sovol SVO1 - but only because that is the one I bought (after very careful consideration, mind).

My recommendation is already well out of date, as these things move on at a pace, and may not be suitable for what you would need.

Thank you NDIY


13/12/2020 17:25:19

Just supposing, I was to show an interest in a printer, not that I do at the moment! which would you recommend?


Thread: Christmas Cracker Jokes .. and similar
07/12/2020 15:12:05

What's the difference between a fish and a piano?

You can't tuna fish.

What does a confused dolphin say?

Eeyore Eeyore!!!

I'm not putting my name to these

Thread: Soldering aluminium
01/12/2020 19:16:48
Posted by Martin Kyte on 06/09/2020 18:35:11:

Rivet or loctite a plug into the casting and remachine perhaps?

Or my all time favourite if it's a small defect, drill and tap a suitable size, add a grubscrew and stamp OIL underneath.

regards Martin

Brilliant I'll remember that.


Thread: Exercise for old folks
19/11/2020 14:27:30

Quite agree. My wife and I dance a lot and I have found it takes more effort these days to maintain flexibility especially in Tango where there is a lot of twisting or, in dance terminology, contra-body movement


Thread: Help & Guidance. , Please ! .
16/11/2020 13:25:35

As a very new clock maker, I would recommend 'Wheel and Pinion Cutting in Horology' by J. Malcolm Wild. He explains very clearly how to make the cutters. I have found it hugely helpful.


Thread: Strange Word...
15/11/2020 09:37:24
Posted by Nigel Graham 2 on 14/11/2020 22:24:04:

That is only the second publication I have ever seen of the punctuation puzzle offered by Pgk Pgk.

The first, and slightly different, is in the Puzzles chapter of my treasured copy of The Junior Weekend Book, a present to me when I was about 6! Over half a century and a decade ago.....

That book by the way, if not complete detours, is an eye-opener.

It contains instructions for making a basic ridge tent. Fair enough. And then a simple scow - then not content with that, a more boat-shaped rowing-dinghy (i.e. with a sharp end). No nonsense about asking your Dad to saw the wood for you - it implies just getting on and cutting it. Perhaps Dad was assumed to be busy on his Drummond lathe, or planting spuds. Then off to the local water with the un-plimmed craft and no life-jackets, for your Swallows & Amazons adventures. And when you return home, turn to the sweet-making chapter and make some toffee, now that sugar has come off-ration ( mid-1950s). No nonsense about asking your Mum to boil the molten sugar and butter for you... How did my generation survive?

I realise that I'm off topic here but the above post reminded me of a book which I have. In my previous life, I performed as a magician and collected some old magic books. One of which is 'The Boy's Book of Conjuring' It describes how to make a bowl of fire appear. Are you ready?

Solder a flat plate over half a metal bowl to form a pocket. Half fill this with petrol and slip it into the waistband of your trousers. When you are ready to produce the fire, take out the bowl and drop a small pellet of sodium into it.


Thread: Sieg Milling Machines
11/11/2020 17:05:35

Hello Mike Arc are the way to go😊 Another happy customer.


Thread: Virtual Meet Ups
02/11/2020 18:00:12

Yes please Neil


Thread: Cuttings an 8tpi thread in free cutting silver steel
02/11/2020 16:49:16

Hello Ken,

Which clock are you making? It looks very tricky



Ah, sorry, just seen your other post. The Merlin Band Clock.

Edited By David Noble on 02/11/2020 16:50:58

Thread: Broken Drive Belt
30/10/2020 14:45:59

Thanks NDIY, all I can think, is that I must have inadvertantly nudged the reverse switch which is next to the stop button. I did check and it's still on 'Forward' but I suppose I could have given it a nudge. (Shrugs shoulders) I'll put it down to the gremlins.


30/10/2020 12:08:28

Here's a bit of an odd problem, for me anyway! I had just finished a facing cut on my lathe and pressed the stop button. There was a loud bang and this is what I found. Now, there was no load on the motor at the time and it snapped just when I pressed the stop button. Any ideas gratefully received before I replace it.


Thread: Stuart 10V Build Log - Complete Beginner...
18/10/2020 11:46:37

Very nice job, I'm more of a clock man but I certainly appreciate your craftsmanship.


Thread: Virtual Meet Ups
14/10/2020 18:31:04

and it's a yes from me


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