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Member postings for Bo'sun

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Thread: Hermes and couriers
08/02/2022 13:26:08

Honestly br, would you want to work for Hermes???

Thread: Kity Slot Mortise Repair Help Needed
07/02/2022 12:43:23

Hi All,

Apologies for hijacking the thread, but on the subject of KITY machines, does anyone know if there any suppliers of KITY spares out there? A 1637 Planer Thicknesser in particular.

Thread: Heat resistant paint suitable for a camp stove?
06/02/2022 10:57:41

Stove Enamel maybe?

As suggested, I'd leave the oxidized finish. My Monitor and Optimus stoves have been like it for as long as I can remember and still function OK.

Thread: Engineering Industrial Training Board EITB
02/02/2022 09:17:36

Does the EITB exist today in some form? My guess is no. Practical training seen to have gone awry somewhat these days, unless it's a training scheme to get the unemployment figures down.

Thread: How many remember this
31/01/2022 10:07:50

If I'm correct, it's part of a "James Walker" kit for making O-rings from strip material and Super Glue.

The O-ring cord would be put through the corresponding hole and a razor blade pushed through the slot to cut the cord square. The ends of the cord would then be joined using Super Glue.

I'm not sure how successful it was, but lining up the joint was hit and miss affair, although the vee grooves on the end of the tool were supposed to help with alignment. Plus, the joint line would be quite brittle.

Fine for emergency repairs I guess.

Thread: I think its sold
28/01/2022 16:18:53
Posted by br on 28/01/2022 16:02:38:
Posted by Emgee on 28/01/2022 15:57:36:

Agreed. Many would say just plain old fashioned good manners.

Sadly lacking these days in many quarters I'm afraid to say.

Thread: Pro Machines UK
25/01/2022 12:32:39

Gerry, get some spare belts, they won't last long like that.

Thread: New highway code rule.
23/01/2022 11:03:10
Posted by Peter G. Shaw on 23/01/2022 10:33:31:

p.s. As a matter of interest, and triggered by the Yahoo picture, I wonder what the legal situation would be if a pedestrian, legally walking on the pavement, accidently or otherwise, managed to knock a cyclist off their bicycle when said cyclist is illegally cycling on a pavement.

I would hazard a guess that the cyclist would be to blame, as they shouldn't be there in the first place, and if the pedestrian was injured, the cyclist would be liable to pay compensation, plus a £50 "on the spot" fine for riding on the footpath.

23/01/2022 09:41:28
Posted by JasonB on 23/01/2022 07:34:03:

I'd like to know why the cyclist in the photo is riding on the footpath!

I sort of get the idea behind the "Dutch reach", but as has been said, the example doesn't illustrate it at all, especially when the cyclist (an adult at that) is on the footpath. I'm not sure of the exact wording in the Highway Code, but no one is allowed to ride a bike on a footway unless it is specifically designated for cyclists. Such as, shared and divided paths.

Thread: DTI Spares / Repairs
21/01/2022 17:16:10

Glad to be of service.

Thread: Parts storage
20/01/2022 17:19:59

Hello Derek, I'd be inclined to use a proprietary corrosion inhibitor. Providing you're prepared to remove it prior to paint.

Thread: DTI Spares / Repairs
20/01/2022 17:15:49

No problem Alan, although they're no doubt a shadow of their former selves.

Thread: Unusual Leather Rolling Machine
20/01/2022 17:03:18

Hello Martin,

Hope the restoration goes well. Watch working with Greenheart though, I'm told slinters can easily go septic.

Thread: DTI Spares / Repairs
20/01/2022 15:46:58

Presumably you've tried Moore & Wright? I think they're part of the Bowers Group these days.

Thread: To start the discussion
15/01/2022 10:15:24
Posted by Farmboy on 15/01/2022 00:47:00:
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 14/01/2022 22:45:47:
Posted by Farmboy on 14/01/2022 12:04:07:

I am reminded of an interview with Elon Musk about artificial intelligence in which he suggested that as it develops there will come a time when we have to wonder "what is the point of us?" dont know

You could ask "What is the point of Elon Musk?"


He's a strange and controversial character, but if you can overcome your prejudice for long enough to listen he does say some very deep and though-provoking things about our future. thinking

Have a look at the Panorama programme "The Electric Car Revolution: Winners & Losers". Mining cobalt for his car batteries. A disgusting way to treat people and make millions from it!

14/01/2022 13:43:37

Elon Musk. Not one of my favourite fragrancies.

Thread: Lathe drilling attachment
12/01/2022 09:18:19

Have a look in No.308 (Oct 2021) of Model Engineers Workshop. Looks good for a lathe, mill or pillar drill.

Thread: Keep getting logged out
10/01/2022 15:13:53

Hi br,

I get that too. Usually stay logged in for several days despite ticking the box.

Thread: Highway Code
10/01/2022 13:13:33

Clearly not just an issue with the Highway Code, but I see "General Licences" have been amended for the control of pest species. Not sure to what extent, I'll have a look on the BASC website later. They usually provide a clear interpretation.

Thread: Engineering as Art
09/01/2022 15:50:41

In the halcyon days gone by, a "checker" would have been employed to, err, check drawings before release. It certainly doesn't help when many designers are expected to draft their own designs. Without formal drafting experience, which designers may not have, it's no surprise that some drawings fall short of the mark.

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