Here is a list of all the postings Pete White has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Slideways oil|
Well,thank you to all for the replies, as every very informative. I will order a litre of slideway oil at about 8 pounds a litre it might as well be done. Not a great great price to pay for peace of mind, will last me longer than a year and can spend that much on beer or wine in a night, .............not big or clever.
Came across the above recently in an ad. Is it worth the bother, normally used motor oil or WD ?
|Thread: Vertical head on a 1es mill|
After 35 years I have finally found a vertical head for my 1ES, problem is best way to move it about and fit. Most options I have seen, maybe on larger machines is a side mounted crane, but the 1ES seem to have no provision.
I had in mind to bolt a track with traveller, to the ceiling joists but have been known to need to move machines about !!
At 42 kg its quite a lump and don't fancy a floor or wall mounted crane, or buying/using an engine crane.
Best option to me seems to be a cradle with the head hanging from it which is pushed on a track from the table to/from the storage shelf. ?
Am I missing anything, any better ideas.
Edited By Pete White on 11/09/2019 14:35:11
Edited By Pete White on 11/09/2019 14:41:17
|Thread: Recent threads|
It may be the heat getting to some people.
I have "seen" some of this recently. Play nicely boys, say nothing if you have nothing nice to say, is a fair starting point.
Edited By Pete White on 14/07/2019 13:59:15
|Thread: Gas Burners?|
Slightly off topic, but an option is the down the weedkiller route, not for everyone I know, but does kill the roots. Professional versions of a popular brand are 4 times the strength and a fifth the price of stuff normal stuff. only for professional use.......of course.
Edited By Pete White on 08/07/2019 09:07:17
|Thread: 1959 Nsu quickly|
He did get a baptism of fire wouldn't blame him if he has gone, did you get up grumpy that day Brian? I do sometimes. lol
A great thread lots of information, I have a 1940 Rudge moped with the very popular 98 cc Villiers engine, lots of companies used them, James, Francis Barnet, will restore it one day and come back to this thread for information
Edited By Pete White on 03/05/2019 08:46:06
|Thread: Harrison L6 weight ?|
Thank you Paul,
Great information. We are talking the 24 inch version here, so not to bad. We can also see where that 970 kg "for the big one" came from.
The power of the forum !
Thanks for that Nick, that's about where I had it. Thought I might be losing it ! probably am. lol
I have a friend needing to move an L6 who asked if I knew the weight ? Having searched on line I have come up with 970kg which I think is not correct. I have an L6 with manual and the weight is not in there !!
My A & S 1ES weights in around the 900 kg mark but I can't see the L6 being up there, might be wrong, often am, ask She. lol
|Thread: Sending of heavy items|
Have a look at "parcel compare", all the big couriers are listed there. I was going to get a 42kg vertical head collected and delivered for £28. In the end the nice man said he would keep it for two months until I was passing nearby, on my way to a holiday cottage. Added a couple of nights in a nice village pub b & b, that made the head not quite such a bargain!!......but kept "she" happy. lol.
Edited By Pete White on 08/04/2019 09:15:37
|Thread: Microsoft Word|
Edited By Pete White on 18/03/2019 13:49:22
|Thread: Why do both power hacksaws and bandsaws exist?|
Taking hobby use are we? So a nice old cast iron machine, can be had for small money compared to a light weight or expensive? band saw. Time is not an issue is it? Auto cut off, means you don't have to watch it, if you can stop yourself. lol.
I have two donkey saw, I am booked in for therapy soon, think I might be a collector or hoarder, one needs to go, but that is a good way of eliminating time on a wasted stoke?. lol.
For the equivalent of a vertical band I use an angle grinder with a thin disc, works for me.
|Thread: What is this grinder?|
Good luck to the sellers at those prices. I personally could think of quite a few better ways of spending my "workshop cash "
|Thread: 15mm and 7/16" diameter HSS tool steel bar|
|Thread: New to metal lathes|
How about using a fixed steady on a much smaller lathe than you would need to pass a cue through the spindle ?
|Thread: The Workshop Progress Thread 2019|
Engineering porn, great photos, keep up the good work and posts, much appreciated.
|Thread: lathe wanted|
I will second the widen your choice option, to give you more chance of finding a good buy. Accessories are expensive if bought individually, a machine with as much kit as possible is a way to go, if the machine is sound, be prepared to travel.
In the days of the demise of Technical Colleges machines could be had with 3 and 4 jaw chucks, face plate, catch plate, coolant, low voltage lighting, taper turning, fix stead, travelling steady, gap bed. etc.
|Thread: Single to 3 phase invertor and smart meters|
This might be a bit like when we conned into having "economy seven" for free to benefit from energy being produced at night. I few years ago i was looking at changing supplier and they questioned why I was on economy seven as I was not using enough night units to justify the charges THAT HAD CREPT IN. Soon came of that scam, but still wonder how much it had cost me over the years. I had given up night time activities, like baking cakes, night time washing, cutting the privet hedge, getting the wife up early to do the ironing, etc. lol
Who started all this whining anyway....lol
|Thread: Single phase verses 3 phase motor|
|Thread: Single to 3 phase invertor and smart meters|
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