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Thread: cateracts.
25/09/2020 16:07:12

I have found this thread very interesting. I have one eye worse than the other but as both will need attention at some time the consultant suggested having them both done at the same time.His reasoning was reduced exposure to the hospital environment in view of the covid situation. I have opted for distance vision as this seems to be the best compromise.


Thread: The Workshop Progress Thread 2020
20/09/2020 08:22:07

With camoflage like that you'll never find the workshop again. crying

Thread: Reminiscences
19/09/2020 17:59:47

My best tram memory was when a tram came into Wimbledon terminus at some speed with part of the rear platform on fire. The conductor poured sand over the flames and all was well.


Thread: A new [to me ] style of scam eMail
16/09/2020 07:01:18

I have had the charging area one as well.

Thread: Ian S C message
25/08/2020 11:02:41

Ian, you have a PM.


Thread: Sensor
19/08/2020 20:13:22

I have used one similar to the PestBye available on Amazon. A bit cheaper than when I got mine some years ago.


Thread: Adept and Wizard lathes
19/08/2020 16:25:29

Ok Rod, many thanks. The spindle looks well made with no wear so it was a guess as to its hardness. I have tried the spindle with a file now and it is not hardened.

The background to this question is that I have been given both a Wizard and a Super Adept. The Wizare is in good condition together with most accessories. Not so the Adept but it might not be beyond restoring.


19/08/2020 15:05:55

Can someone let me know the considered upper spindle speed for these small lathes please? The headstock bearings are plain cast iron with a hardened shaft (or so I believe)..


Edited By modeng2000 on 19/08/2020 15:06:10

Thread: By Crook or by Fluke
12/08/2020 13:45:49

Stuart, i understand the difference now.

Robert, Thanks for the info about cleaning the zebra strip and contacts. I have IPA and so when things cool down I'll try to sort out the problem.


11/08/2020 20:21:50


I have a fluke multimeter and my display has some segmente dimmed seemingly caused by the zebra strip connectors. Were you having this problem?

Thanks for the weblink


Thread: Silver soldering a Minnie traction engine boiler
09/08/2020 17:07:49

There is an interesting article on joint testing called 'Joint Design Tests Subminiature Boilers AWS' that an internet search should find..


Thread: cutting upholstery foam
31/07/2020 14:18:30

Let her do itwink

Does a hot wire work for cutting this kind of foam?


Edited By modeng2000 on 31/07/2020 14:20:01

Thread: Bulbs Electric Life of
25/07/2020 15:12:20

A door bell transformer should fit the requirements.


Thread: Hubble Telescope
24/04/2020 16:01:29

Thanks smiley

Thread: Aging rubber and plastic
18/04/2020 14:15:26
Posted by Howard Lewis on 18/04/2020 12:48:00:

have a wind up LED lantern and that is getting sticky and horrible. Works fine, but terrible to touch.

Probably caused by a loss of plasticiser?


I have a pair as well. On doing a test crank, one worked and the other broke it's drive mechanism.

Too sticky to open up and repair.


Edited By modeng2000 on 18/04/2020 14:16:04

Thread: Coronavirus
10/04/2020 14:22:27

I hope they don't use this as away of reducing the population to save building more housing.

Thread: Ink jet printer woes
30/01/2020 19:52:18

Thread: ME Jubilee Clock
07/11/2019 11:23:02

I'm not really sure how to go about this but I want to dispose of my ME Jubilee clock. Having been made by me, it is difficult to place a value on it for selling purposes but I don't really want to just give it away.

The clock has not been used for a while but when it was working it kept good time and it was nice to hear it's 'tick' or perhaps that should be 'clonk' as the pendulum is impulsed. It will have to be set up again to give best operation and I have the set of construction and adjustment notes as printed in Model Engineer 2nd October 1992. The oak case is glazed on the top and three sides.

I can email photos of the clock. Any ideas or interest would be welcome.


Thread: Jim Al Kahlili : Revolutions
01/08/2019 06:52:04
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 01/08/2019 00:01:20:
Posted by ega on 31/07/2019 23:29:57:

He covered essential elements like the wheel, axle and roads but did not mention that the development of the last was driven by the cycling boom of the late 19/early 20C.


Funny, that ... perhaps he thinks of cyclists' use of the roads as being parasitic devil


It often isdevil

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
09/07/2019 19:55:25

Sneak it back into her shed when she is not looking smiley

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