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Thread: Strange clamps
10/06/2019 13:53:54

A more general purpose version would be something from the Reglus range.

I have one of these (not mine, but identical, and the pictures are better!):

Don't use it much, but invaluable when needed!

10/06/2019 12:04:55

I'll bet the "setting screws" as you call them are hardened and have a range of different sized holes through them.

This looks very much like a cross-drilling jig - the cut outs on the bushes are for the retaining screw shown in your album.


Thread: Machine moving recommendations.
31/05/2019 10:07:44

Thanks everyone

I have a couple of quotes now from Jackson Machinery and Matt Smith - not especially different from each other, and availability / dates is the most likely deciding factor.

The stackable plastic crates are a good idea - I do have a few I bought for my last move, but I didn't realise you could hire them too - I'll look into it.



17/05/2019 12:41:00

LandyLift would be my first choice - Steve moved these machines for me when I moved some years ago, but he's unable to help on this occasion.

There are two lathes on underdrive cabinets - a Viceroy 250 and another of about the same general size and a Warco A2-F knee mill - range of ~400kgs to roughly 550kgs each.

Less confident somehow about hoisting them up onto a flat-bed by myself.....

17/05/2019 10:28:53

Hi all,

I'm struggling to find someone to move my workshop machines from the Manchester to London areas (approx), and wondered if anyone had suggestions / recommendations for someone to do the work? Landylift (who moved me up here in the first place, and I would use again in a heartbeat) isn't able to help on this occasion, and a couple of quotes from large commercial machinery movers have been positively eye-watering...

I'm reluctant to put them on pallets and ship like that, as I've had a lathe fall-over in exactly that situation previously.

Any recommendations *very* gratefully received.


Thread: Ferris Wheel Clock
14/11/2012 09:52:17


I've just downloaded all the files, and they are just fine (I used Firefox not IE...)

The magnetic clock articles are also there - many thanks!

I've tried using PDF (and .pdf) as a search term, and the only results I get are:



A search on 'Ferris' does however pull up a link to the page with the PDFs.

Did the Ferris clock DXFs ever make it into the wild, as it were....?

Thanks again,


13/11/2012 20:28:41


there are actually a number of things that don't add up on that page of the build instructions - some of the component values don't match - for example the parts list doesn't call up a 1k resistor, but it's in the build instructions (substituted for a 10k), etc.....

If I have some time over the next week, I'll draw something up properly, and try to resolve that and a couple of other little niggles I've noticed. Mind, I haven't actually got as far as building this yet, so especially when it comes to the time constants, I might get it wrong as they likely have mechanical dependencies....


Thread: stuart pratt no 2 clock
09/06/2012 20:58:44

Hi David.

That's a shame - I understand of course the difficulties here, but I'm utterly fascinated by the escapement and the motion of the pendulum - do you (or anyone else for that matter) know if that was a new design thought up specially for that clock, or a copy/progression of something historical?



09/06/2012 09:13:24

Thanks for that John and Maurice.

I have a couple of the relevant issues, and I'll have to get the others now!

A question more for David C. perhaps - I've also seen the no.3 clock video - the one with the whacky penduluum - is there any possibility of a drawing series or that one ?



08/06/2012 20:24:36


I'm more usually an MEW (rather than ME) reader, so I've missed which issue the text and drawings started in - could anyone please say?



Thread: Gear Depthing Tool
18/05/2011 16:59:32
I made a very similar tool when I constructed my first (and, it has to be said, thus far only) clock - also a Wilding design - the Egg Timer. Lantern pinions also.

Your vice mounting modification is a good idea - I may need to copy...
I still like the idea of making a depthing tool to the 'old pattern' as it were - but a fabricated version rather than one based on a casting seems the way to go.

Edited By YouraT on 18/05/2011 17:02:41

Edited By YouraT on 18/05/2011 17:02:59

18/05/2011 14:47:44
Hi Mogens.
Nice depthing tool - is it to your own design, or another?
How did you ensure the parallelism required ?
Thread: Ferris Wheel Clock
15/12/2010 21:41:58
Perhaps I'm simply blind, but I can't find the Ferris wheel articles and DXF files anywhere anymore - I had downloaded them (the articles at least) once already but have had what could be called a filing failure and have likely deleted them...
Would greatly appreciate a link or pointer to what I'm doing wrong, or where I should be looking... !
Also, did the magnetic clock design ever get posted?
27/10/2009 19:07:20
Hi David,
I had thought you already had 1947 - 1981 of ME available to you in PDF format already, possibly more by now, or had I not understood correctly ?
Of course keeping recent copies for print subscribers only makes perfect sense - why else would anyone buy a subscription, after all.
27/10/2009 15:30:04
The DXFs on the website would be great - thanks !  Any chance of also running the magnetic clock articles ?
For pre-cut brass for wheels and so-on, I've in the past used:

I think not as cheap for large sheets, but pre-cut discs for wheels come out competitively  - excellent range of clockmaking books too.
... just a happy customer - no other axe to grind... !
Thread: Claude Reeve Gravity Regulator
22/10/2009 22:57:24
Not tried that clock, but interested in your water cutting experiences - how accurately were the plates cut ?
Thread: John Rutters plans
22/10/2009 22:53:52
That looks great - is it based on the  John Rutter design ? (just asked to borrow those issues from a mate, so not seen it yet).
I'm only after something relatively light for engraving work.
Thread: Ferris Wheel Clock
22/10/2009 08:37:37
Hi Col, Martin
I was planning to draw up at least the plates and the Ferris wheel and support arms, then borrow some time on the model shop machines at work for those bits - I'd class them as the less "interesting" parts to make..
Will happily share the files once I've completed them, but it's not a priority at the moment (house move pending with bigger workshop space ) so it won't be terribly soon.....
Col - where were the plans for the Magnetic Clock published originally - it's not one I've come across....
Thread: John Rutters plans
21/10/2009 10:01:30
Hi all.
Which issues does the set of articles run in please ?
Thread: Ferris Wheel Clock
20/10/2009 21:30:30
Hi all.
I also have a question - in the December instalment Richard Stephen says he's changed the design to reduce noise. Does anyone know what the changes consist of ?
I've tried sending a message to the email address given for him, but I get a permanent delivery failure....
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