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Thread: MEW 300 IS HERE !
08/01/2021 16:10:56

Why not allow subscribers the ability to look at the magazines online while all this is going on.

At least they would be able to read them...

Thread: Headstock Dividing Attachment from Hemingway
10/11/2019 11:33:45

Great tool.

I made mine from plans from a model engineers magazine (I think) as i already had some dividing plates.

So a small modification and all was good.

Great for making dials where you need to turn then engrave a line.

Thread: Hemingway Quick Change Tool Holder
19/02/2019 18:10:54

Not built this one, im afraid.

But it looks simple to build.

The usual tedium of building the holders is the worst part in any QCTP.

The one I inherited was by Radford and I had to make many holders. Lots of tapping and milling...

Thread: Flying experience
18/01/2019 21:36:25

Not me. I did it the other way then.

Work all week and then go to Panshanger for weekend flying.

Probably the nearest I came to an expensive drug blush Think it was £99 an hour back then

66 hours of training and passed 1st time Only failed one written exam as well

Thread: Wall Storage Recommendation
27/12/2018 18:22:34

I made use of those takeaway plastic containers to put items in then made a simple plywood shelving unit to hold them all in and hung them on the wall. The first worked so well I built another * Rubs tummy *

Thread: Latest Offer For Electronic Subscription and Online Archive
23/11/2018 19:48:56

Its a shame they didnt offer these discounts a while ago when I was a regular subscriber.

Thread: Unrecognised Acronym on ebay listings 'UKPL'
18/11/2018 14:12:44

UK power line?

Thread: What an earth are they called......
01/11/2018 11:53:01

try searching scaffolding interlock clip

01/11/2018 11:32:16


Is this the type of clip? Used on scaffold towers

Thread: Levelling a lathe..yes that old chestnut again
22/03/2018 09:22:26
Posted by Jon Cameron on 21/03/2018 23:10:55:

I recently did a test cut having left my lathe all winter in the dark shed. (She was tucked up). I was 2thou out. Will adjust one of the feet my ML4 is setup on and hopefully get it a little closer, the tenth of a thou is approxmate I can only measure 1thou with my dial indicator.

Why do you use a dial indicator to test for parallel turning? I thought the test was turn both parts of the bar and use a micrometer to measure.

Thread: Twitter
15/03/2018 15:18:07

Usually twitter users wanting to create more interest to their page create a giveaway item and then ask to follow and retweet to enter.

If you just want to put adverts for the latest magazine etc then your followers will disappear as that is not very interesting and also cannot be used to start a conversation.

Most of all, Twitter can be fun if there is something of substance worth tweeting about. I have also managed to meet with a few people off Twitter and developed friendships with them ( not M.E.though)

Thread: What is this item
01/03/2018 15:12:52

Its one of these


Thread: Stevenson End Mill Fixture
01/01/2018 16:14:56

Use a height gauge to find height then half the diameter down. Put edge of cutter on that height. Also look at

Thread: Making an alloy gear knob, help needed
01/01/2018 13:34:03

Yep, drill and tap then turn taper on threaded arbor then use ball turner and shape end over

Thread: Kiln control.
16/11/2017 17:41:58
Posted by not done it yet on 16/11/2017 11:07:00:

Surely if one clicks accidentally on the ignore button there is a confirmation request before that poster is ignored?

I see no way of unblocking, if that were the case. I've never blocked anyone, to my knowledge. And usually if a post were to be blocked, the missing posts would be indicated (for continuity), even if the post were missing? Forum has some peculiar quirks, it seems.

Go to My Posts and you will see your posting My Postings and My ignored members you can then deselect an ignored member

Thread: slit saw jams
04/11/2017 10:17:10

I avoid using slitting saws if i can. To use one in this instance would be a no-no. I would rather create a quickly formed pile of swarf with a milling cutter than slowly passing a blade through a solid piece of steel like that.

Thread: Bench Covering?
24/10/2017 22:36:18


Thread: Carbide blades for Biax scraper
11/10/2017 11:24:05

I thought Biax was a German product so there should be no problem seeing as we are still in the EU clock

Thread: Unknown precision drilling tools
17/09/2017 17:41:10
Posted by Rod Ashton on 16/09/2017 17:03:37:

Yes sensitive drilling machine. May have the plans somewhere?


Were the plans published then? Interested to see them of course

Edited By ASF on 17/09/2017 17:42:01

16/09/2017 15:49:41

Hi, I picked up these at a steam fair on Friday. They look as if the base and head have been cast and the rest is home made. They need a little more work but has anyone seen these in a book or magazine?




Sorry about the sideways pic blush

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