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Member postings for martin haysom

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Thread: New-style cover finish
20/05/2022 11:12:38

didn't even notice just had to go and get 2 copy's to compare

Thread: MEW No.316 just arrived - but what is that smell?
20/05/2022 11:07:43
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 18/05/2022 10:05:52:

Begs the question what should a model engineering magazine smell of?

I'd like it to be a 50:50 mix of Welsh Steam Coal smoke and hot oil. Definitely shouldn't smell of either Teen Spirit or Old Fart!



i will go for hot oil, petrol. oooh i am the last one on your list

Thread: Annoying Anonymous Phone Calls
13/05/2022 17:46:24

i hung up on one and he phoned me back saying we must have been cut off . i said let me explain in simple terms so you understand. "**** ***". he understood.

02/05/2022 13:54:34
Posted by Mark Rand on 02/05/2022 12:28:18:

Ideal solution is a bloody great dust extractor on the linisher. laugh

would keep it out of your lungs too

Thread: Band saw arm weight
01/05/2022 11:41:24

with so many variables i doubt that the optimum pressure is obtainable with any machine to be found in our type of workshop. mine is not even adjustable and is never a problem. i just put the job in the saw walk away and do something else.

Thread: MIG welding - beginners question.
01/05/2022 11:16:29
Posted by Anthony Kendall on 01/05/2022 09:50:45:

Although there is no doubt a bottomless wealth of knowledge here, MIG welding has its own forum Here

+1 for this site covers a lot of other useful stuff as well

Thread: Wiring and connectors
12/04/2022 08:42:22

it all comes down to the skill of the person doing the job soldering requires some. any fool can squeeze a pair of pliers

Thread: DRO----How accurate
25/03/2022 12:28:21

at the risk of upsetting a lot of people on here

we buy a budget machine put it in a shed then try measuring to .001 with something marked to.01that we have had for years. i think its too much to ask for. perhaps better to say can i make stuff does it work if yes no problem. however if no and .001 mm limits are really needed its time to spend some very large sums of money

the machine shop where i work, works to these limits - million pound machines - tempture controlled workshop - measuring equipment sent away annually to be checked.

moan over i off to the shed my cheepo Eastern mill and my 80 year old English lath is waiting

Thread: Pressurised vs loft tank CH systems?
20/03/2022 16:17:00

i suspect the real reason is on a new build a combi is cheaper to instal or am i just a cynical old ???

Thread: Simple grinding rest.
19/03/2022 18:50:18

yes i have made it. it works, i am happy with the results

Thread: Does anyone recognise this model engine?
13/03/2022 09:07:04

my guess is it runs on air or vacuum it reminds me of the vacuum motors fitted to old cars

Thread: Threads that are steel and epoxy
01/03/2022 11:55:51

drill and tap as is. is likely to end in a broken tap when the part you glued in moves or jamming the draw bar when it moves later. only safe way is to drill it oversize fit an insert or sleeve. but is it worth it for a piece of junk the cost you nothing

Thread: Songs about Engineering
23/02/2022 12:40:12

can't remember the title but Jonny Cash building "his" Cadillac

Thread: What is this Chester Mill Model
20/02/2022 20:02:43

i too have one of these machines. mine is green and has no name on it i found a manual online for free for a machine with the Sealy name on it. only difference Sealy machine is red.i removed the belt cover switch as it was so badly fitted i toroth it was a previous owners bodge

Thread: How to eject short 2MT from sleeve?
13/02/2022 14:38:14
Posted by Martin Connelly on 13/02/2022 10:11:26:

Drilled and tapped with a bit of stud like this sorts it out for future use. I had to dismantle the tailstock to remove this one after putting it in without realising it would not eject. No available slot to stick anything behind it to get it out.


Martin C

just done this on my running center too

07/02/2022 11:52:11

Noel said it ran for 1500 hours then it hydrauliced now compression is wrong on one piston. its head off time possible more i can't see an easy fix

Thread: Setting up my workshop
02/02/2022 11:37:39
Posted by norm norton on 01/02/2022 10:18:44:

a blacksmiths forge with earth floor, black dust and metal fragments everywhere, a machine shop with overhead line shafts and oil dripping over the lathes. Those are the places I am sure that many of us love to see and visit, but we don't want to work in them do we?

The one thing I would find essential any new workshop though is a 'dirty area' and fume extraction. A shiny, white workshop will soon look different after a couple of years of welding, angle grinding and paint spraying; or do people not undertake those techniques any more?

yes i would like to work in a place like that my whole workshop is a dirty aera

Thread: Mill or drill for the same money
16/01/2022 11:09:11
Posted by br on 12/01/2022 11:01:18:

Lots of advice on a Meddings drill at £700 on another forum post.

John Haine makes an interesting point about being able to buy a mill for that money .

So why would you buy a bench drill when you can buy a mill for the same money ?

Edited By br on 12/01/2022 11:01:42

but not if you compare like with like the Meddings is a well made industrial machine a mill for the same money won't be

Thread: Ba 2 castellated locking nut
14/01/2022 13:40:05
Posted by Nigel Graham 2 on 14/01/2022 12:58:47:

I looked at that site, Michael, but does it sell small numbers to private buyers? It looks trade-only, wanting 2000, not 2.

buy 2000 then sell what you don't want at a profitsmiley

Thread: Chester Conquest Mill Spindle
14/01/2022 13:35:34
Posted by Ian Parkin on 14/01/2022 12:13:31:

I’d grind the bearing through taking care not to cut into the shaft as soon as its through it will slip off

i use a 1 mm cutting disc. stop just short of the shart then put a blunted chisel in the slot then give it a tap with hammer to crack the bearing race it will then fall off

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