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Member postings for Pete White

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Thread: What Did you do Today 2022
28/01/2022 13:42:47

I havn't done anything in the Workshop today, but after seeing that nice tidy workshop posted by Gerhard I think I know what I need to do this afternoon. blush

Thread: Need to cut long thin strips of steel (& plastic) - e.g. with an angle grinder?
26/01/2022 20:37:09

I like that, we are in the days of the tig these days, limited distortion. I think one of those is my next purchase.

Gone are the days of oxy / acetulene and mig for me, for what I do these days. yes


P.S. still have a 275 amp Oxford stick job under the workbench, for bigger jobs when needed, nice for small stick jobs as well smiley

Thread: Is it possible to by "100% non-stick" spatulas for spreading glue? (ideally made from teflon/FEP)
25/01/2022 17:29:57

dont know

As already said I agree keep it simple, bit of wood off the floor, split to give a "clean? " face, although I am now not sure what wood species are really suitable, now that I have over thought it?

Do we think, forum interest is up because it's to cold to venture into the workshop?

Don't mean to barge your thread John


Thread: How can I bond ABS (plastic) to NRL (rubber)?
24/01/2022 10:21:03

sad It got worse when I tried to edit, never had it before but I could not get my my reply below the vertical lines??

There was a red boarder present, I did finally get my reply below the vertical lines but it still didn't work out. Don't know what was happening?

As we used to say "the boss is not always right, but he is always the boss", lol

Sorry for barging the thread .

24/01/2022 09:46:03
Posted by Howi on 22/01/2022 09:57:44:

Why are we trying to solve someones commercial product problems.

Having spent a lot (?) of money so far, why go cheap skate now, talk to adhesive manufacturers and get the right product for the job.

Don't you just hate it when someone comes on here for advice, only to Poo Poo (Black adder 4) every idea thrown at them.

This post is not the only one recently.

I did wonder this myself, but I suppose its because everyone on here is always keen to help wherever they can.

I am not really sure about how I could recommend a bonding agent without knowledge of the intended use though?

Sorry about the joined quote and reply system is having a bad day, was getting a red outline on the reply page ?

Edited By Pete White on 24/01/2022 09:53:09

Thread: Need to cut long thin strips of steel (& plastic) - e.g. with an angle grinder?
21/01/2022 09:33:44

Good Morning to all,

I have been a casual storker on this thead and have nothing to add to the many solutions offered. I believe I read that this a secret project so you may not want to answer John, but I was just curious as to how many of this strips you need to produce, if this question is not out of order ? The number required may well dictate the method to use?


Thread: Making a Start in FreeCAD
14/01/2022 15:03:19

I appreciate this is an old thread, found with a Freecad search, but I have learnt alot with just my a quick browse.

That first part is brillient Dave, I will give that a go for a start. I thinks what is needed is having the thead on my Chromebook and doing the work on my Linux Freecad machine.I nearly gave up watching utubers mumbling or dashing around the screen like demented flys!

I go back to Autocad 12 and am now using Qcad, which I think is first rate, even bought the paid for versioin. Being nearly 20 years down the Linux way of life there is not much software that I buy!

I have been having a few goes at Freecad this week, its cold in the workshop and have found it quite a steep learning curve!

Thankyou for the post Dave and other who contribubuted.


Thread: EVs and the heater on a cold morning !
25/11/2021 12:37:09

I can remember when overcoats were abandoned in favour of "car coats".

My landrover had a fancy purpose made variable, manually that is, radiator muff.   And you never knew when you diesel was going to wax up !

Also can't forget one of our snow clearing contrators who had a big army wagon into which he had bolted a parafin heater to the floor, not a good idea I am thinking lol.

And the only "EVs"!?  were bringing the milk, which expended on the door step and pushed the top up.!

Those were the days, it was hard when I was a lad, lol

Edited By Pete White on 25/11/2021 12:41:07

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

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