Here is a list of all the postings Keith Wyles has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: New Members|
I have noticed that model engineering mags in, for example smiths, are not around for long, either more are being bought or less produced. The 2 may be connected?
|Thread: Coal Supplies!!!!|
Isn't it just a matter of purchasing sufficient coal, while you still can, to last for many years?
|Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020|
I prefer your design to the one in MEW, thought about making a similar one. I have been known to use my woodworking one on metal. To keep t square you need a widish face to run against the edge.
|Thread: Painting on old galvanize|
Galvanized sheets generally take paint a lot better after they have weathered for some years. i assume that using acid simply speeds this up.
|Thread: Covid virus and oil|
A longer explanation here, its not just the AA interactions that soap disrupts.:https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/12/science-soap-kills-coronavirus-alcohol-based-disinfectants
|Thread: Dodgy Lathe on Ebay|
Talking up bids is nothing new. I remember a conversation from a friend with an auctioneer friend who had tried to sell his landrover. Who was the highest bidder, I night be able to do a deal? Auctioneer replied that there were only 2, you and me.
Barrie would that make a publishable article, sounds a good idea to me if you have the inclination to write it. I watch prices on ebay, but wary about bidding without viewing.
|Thread: Please be welcoming in your welcomes.|
My opening post was a query and I received an almost instant series of responses with positive suggestions. Do use my real name and have hinted at location, I think. Not sure why not doing so is an issue, but if the response does depend upon the location then perhaps that should be included in the OP,. I do belong to other forums that are not nearly as welcoming or helpful as this one.
|Thread: How to stop scam phone calls for good?|
We bought a phone that has the ability to block calls. Have had no trouble since we bought it.
|Thread: Is Iron / Steel endlessly recyclable ?|
Iron is not the top priority for recycling as a common element, but still not a reason for not doing so.
|Thread: Basic Electrics|
I remember when it was common to plug electric irons into lighting circuits via adapters. Don't remember there ever being an issue with this. Is perhaps the fear of things going wrong greater than the reality. have had to rectify some very dubious wiring in some of the houses we have bought, e.g. lighting cable with legnths with no insulation, a 13 amp socket wired with 2 core orange cable. Clearly the previous occupants had lived with this with no consequences.
Mine is a slightly younger white and gold B&D with a 1/2" chuck. It was my third drill in my teens. I bought it with savings. Previously I burnt out an old secondhand drill and a cheap B&D, both gifts. I remember my mother trying to persuade me not to buy it, but it lasted much better than the first 2. Suspect it will outlast me. I saw a tradesman using one a few years ago, he had rescued it from a skip.
|Thread: TOOL BOXES|
A cantalever toolbox bought in my early teens, had a few repairs in those 50 odd years. A metal toolbox with a tray, bought when I bought my first car, had to repair one hinge at some stage. A couple of A4 file drawer towers, obtained both free when they were surplus to requirements. Had to braze the body on one of them. plus many drawers and racks. All a bit haphazard, but works for me.
|Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020|
One issue with ignoring the cm is volume. A mm3 to m3 is a big jump, and I wonder how many can visualise either.
|Thread: Weeds in a 'lawn'|
pelleted chicken manure is a good feed to enrich a lawn.
|Thread: Just right for the holidays.|
Slightly too young, will have to wait a couple of years.
|Thread: Riveted Linked Vee Belt|
I have also used link belting with just one metal link screwed to the belt. The belt having a series of vertical holes. Just cut to length and screw on the link. But will slip on very small pulleys.
Nearly 5 decades since I had to shorten one of these, I don't recall that it was particularly difficult. From memory I just forced it open with a worn screwdriver,
|Thread: Look what I Found|
No longer have one, but the last time I used one, decades ago, was to drill into hard Victorian bricks. Didn't have a hammer drill at the time and the only way that I could drill one of the bricks to fit a curtain was to use one. Then opened it up to the right size with a masonry bit.. After this I bought a hammer drill.
|Thread: Sort of a Straw Poll|
If you want it, can afford it and have space for it buy it. Many of the tools in my workshop "are" deceased relatives, at least their spirit. Others are second hand purchases and a few were new. To others they probably don't have the same value that they have to me. I would hope that someone gets value out of them after me. Some of them are older than me, some made by me or repurposed by me. Because of decreased interest by younger generations sadly many tools will simply be thrown away, but that is their loss, not ours. However, it is sad when this happens.
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