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Thread: Hornby on TV
13/10/2021 10:01:04

Well I watched it, certainly didn't like the 30 minutes of adverts, content was only marginally better !

it was mainly about Hornby producing a Navy Class loco, which would sell to collectors for £500 to keep in the box as an investment if I understood it corrrectly, seem the market has changed I think. I might have got this all wrong it nearly put me to sleep.

I will watch one more episode do see if it improves, at least I can fat forward the ads, think I might be using the cancel record button, we will see.

Looks like I got up grumpy again laugh


11/10/2021 08:59:12

Thankyou for that information Peter, I will set the recorder. Only one reply and 565 views, 566 now......surprise

Thread: Routing
10/10/2021 07:26:42

Thankyou for the link to those jointing cutters Jason, I had not spotted those, dispite using that firm for years.

They could solve my problem for making a few sash windows soon. I made a pair of sashes for a small back bedroom by profiling after the window was made, obviously giving round corners, not a good result for a lounge or dining room.

I was suprised that spindle knives were not available to fit my 40 x 4 block, with similar profiles. I seem to remember finding some in a catalogue, for a bigger block, but it was looking expensive?


09/10/2021 08:31:01

Duplicate post, internet needs winding up ...........again angry 2

Edited By Pete White on 09/10/2021 08:32:51

09/10/2021 08:19:16

I may be wrong but I think that first picture shows a normal mortice and tenon with the moulding added with a 45 degree mitre. This is the easy way to produce the result with minimum fuss and tooling.

Style and rail cutters are a good way to to go for small doors where the cutters produce the matching scribe profile and the "mortice and tenon?", using a router table or spindle moulder

For large doors where more strengh is required, provided by a normal mortice and tenon, expensive cutters are required which run in spindle mounder. I don't think I have seen router cutters which could produce such a joint easily?


Thread: What taper does this mill use
07/10/2021 10:09:36

aaaaarrrr the link fancy style


Not as old as I thought cool


I am sure that there was another thread, started my "me" steve that is, search his posts and mine may well help you out. 

I machined a "thin ?" sleeve, outer  outer NS 1 -3/8 inner Int 30, works for me and easy to machine. The tapers are the same yes

Edited By Pete White on 07/10/2021 10:28:38

Edited By Pete White on 07/10/2021 10:30:05

07/10/2021 10:07:49

Not sure how to inplant a link properly, used to but old age has struck, lol

Above is one thread, there were others, started by Steve aka "me", he bought a Herbert back of last year.

Do a serch on "Herbert" will turn up other information.


Thread: Cutting Steel Plate.
11/09/2021 09:46:23

Probably the easiest way is to find someone with gas cutting kit ........or the grinder suggestion.

Thread: Drunken pulley
15/04/2021 14:17:09

I am not a perfectionist but it would irritate me if the pulley had an head ache and would have to fix it with a bonded in bush bored correctly to the rim, I would not drill it !

I am guessing that the machine doesnt run 24/7 ? so would not worry about wear issues myself, belt will last for "ages".

Others may have different thoughts, as just seen above heat issues ?



Edited By Pete White on 15/04/2021 14:17:44

Edited By Pete White on 15/04/2021 14:20:29

Thread: Hangar door suspension
08/04/2021 09:25:01

Might not be a cheap job if corrosion has attacted the tracks etc. Henderson is very nice gear, but not cheap, F.H. Brundle have a selection of door gear also.

Good Luck, risk assessment and safe working plan spring to my mind also !

Thread: Pictures in posts and font sizes.
20/03/2021 11:59:39

That brought the Linux users out smiley , I have been one for over 15 now yes .

There are none so blind as those who don't want to hear ? ? ? Think I got that quote wrong ? ? ? lol

Thread: Damaged mill
20/02/2021 19:27:50

No possible in this case, but a mate always said I like to go in home after the job has gone well, rather than pushing things and finishing on a disaster.smiley

20/02/2021 19:11:38

I don't think that would clamp up if was part of the main casting? A little more information would help to see what is going on, a picture is worth a thousand words as they say, so two pictures must be worth two thousand words etc. 


Edited By Pete White on 20/02/2021 19:14:45

Thread: How Many People Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb on the Forum?
17/02/2021 15:03:05

Made me smile more than once, didn't see about the ones who put up an answer exactly the same as a couple more up post cos they have added their solution without reading the thread. smiley

blush Oh dear I haven't read all the posts lol.

Thread: You think you have trouble starting your car on a cold morning?
17/02/2021 10:07:47
Posted by Howard Lewis on 16/02/2021 19:44:26:

Didn't think that Land Rovers had excess fuel (No production DPA provided it) My Sries 2 relied on heater plugs. Substituting a CAV Thermostart which heated the ingoing air with a flame much improved cold starting!


Yes, you rember correctly Howard, but as I said I had fitted a 2.2 BMC diesel, used in alot of taxis, which had an in line pump.yes Slowest thing on the road around these parts, except for milk floats. The heater plugs in those series 2 engines were wired in series, if one failed you had no chance !

We will be talking frozen fuel on a cold journey next, cured by a heated filter housing, which was a joy at last adaption .

I have enjoyed this thread, lots of fond? memories.


16/02/2021 19:11:54

Pilot error, dual post, I blame the internet. 


Edited By Pete White on 16/02/2021 19:14:47

16/02/2021 19:10:53
Posted by Phil Whitley on 16/02/2021 18:52:10:

Kigas? Easystart?

Once you needed Easy start it was the begining of the end, burnt all the crap out that was sealing your rings.surprise

I once had a Landrover with 2.2 BMC diesel fitted that fired up like that, cold Start button, that just chucked loads of fuel in, good for going up hill loadedyes, they were not supposed to be accessible from the driving seat, it used to fill the yard with Fog.


Thread: Roller skate bearings.
13/02/2021 09:57:56
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 13/02/2021 09:08:57:

I think the answer is in the name, you would have to be one to pay their prices. lol

I used 3 of those those cheapo bearings top and bottom on my bandsaw guides, side and end thrust and am amazed how long they have lasted with the loading that they have taken.

Thread: To oil or not to oil
13/02/2021 09:15:24
Posted by Andrew Johnston on 12/02/2021 19:57:39:

In simple terms neat cutting oils provide lubrication and not much cooling, whereas soluble oils provide cooling and not much lubrication.....

Says quite alot to me, I have tanks and pumps, but don't use them anymore, a brush is my choice. I am not in a hurry these days, even to remove lots of metal. However careful I was always ended up with getting splashesd, cant forget the smell from the old fashioned stuff.

Thread: Grinding out a small crack for welding with Dremel
13/02/2021 08:53:41

My input at post no 11 to try to solve this, small or big, problem, lol.

Cast iron and plate sort of tells me its an angle grinder job without much doubt, could be wrong often am, as the wife she will confrim that for sure, again without much doubt !

I go with The Bear, on both of his points. lol


Edited By Pete White on 13/02/2021 08:56:29

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