By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more

Member postings for Brian Hutchings

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

Thread: Turning over a new Leaf
25/03/2019 19:54:48

Welcome John, what sort of lathe do you have?

A good source of information is;


Thread: DraftSight no longer free
25/03/2019 15:23:00

For free to hobbyists, Fusion 360 is the way to go in my opinion, not that it's easy to learn but Lars Christensen videos are a great way to start.

I've managed to draw a couple of parts for my next project, the support is terrific and it really does get easier.


Thread: Mitsubishi vfd
20/03/2019 15:10:56

Hello David, You could try giving Direct Drives a call, I found them to be very helpful recently.


Direct drives

Thread: Hello
18/03/2019 15:40:50

Hello Richard and welcome to this forum.

Thread: Windows Update (Again)
17/03/2019 10:34:20

Thanks for the reply Neil. I had a look at the MS checker, which allegedly kicks in at startup but it's way out of my depth.

I've managed to sort out most of the problems and my solution is to NOT turn of my PC overnight in the hope that nothing else will change.

I'm currently transfering all my drawings and other important stuff onto another PC and then I'll try removing this latest update.


17/03/2019 07:55:15

Many thanks for all the replies, in a perverse sort of way it's helpful that it's not just me.

Now that the update has been running for a couple of days I've found more problems. My PC loses its way overnight meaning that I have to re-sign in to this site and others, icons disappear from the taskbar, default programs are changed to Microsoft ones or are deleted altogether, send and receive does not work on Outlook and programs pinned to the top of the screen disappear. The time, date and lanquage change every morning to U.S.

Today I intend to save important stuff to another PC and then remove the latest updates.

I'll also investigate the alternatives such as Linux.


Edited By Brian Hutchings on 17/03/2019 08:19:33

16/03/2019 17:37:14

Thanks for the replies and my apologies for being misleading.

It wasn't an email but a popup.

I changed the language to UK but it's taken about 30 hours to have the @ symbol come up when I press the @ key but it's OK now.

Thread: For discussing the merits of alternative 3D CAD programs.
16/03/2019 07:49:13

Plus one for Lars and Fusion 360.


Thread: Windows Update (Again)
15/03/2019 18:17:41

I very foolishly clicked on a Windows Update button that came in on email (I think).

It's taken me most of the day to get thinks working again but even so, it's lost all my reminders, all my emails on Microsoft and wouldn't accept my normal passwords so I've had to pick new ones and on top of that it's transposed the @ and the ", which makes life difficult with email addresses until one clocks in.

Not happy with Microsoft.

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of Model Engineer or Model Engineers' Workshop? Use our magazine locator links to find your nearest stockist!

Find Model Engineer & Model Engineers' Workshop

Latest Forum Posts
Support Our Partners
Eccentric July 5 2018
Allendale Electronics
Eccentric Engineering
Subscription Offer

Latest "For Sale" Ads
Latest "Wanted" Ads
Get In Touch!

Do you want to contact the Model Engineer and Model Engineers' Workshop team?

You can contact us by phone, mail or email about the magazines including becoming a contributor, submitting reader's letters or making queries about articles. You can also get in touch about this website, advertising or other general issues.

Click THIS LINK for full contact details.

For subscription issues please see THIS LINK.

Digital Back Issues

Social Media online

'Like' us on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter
 Twitter Logo

Pin us on Pinterest