Here is a list of all the postings michael cole has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Boiler designer/maker wanted|
The steamboat assocation of Great Britain is the place you need to go. There website
They have a CD of aproved boiler desigins .
send me a PM if you need more info
|Thread: First lathe recommendation.|
I would forget about a mill attached to a small lathe, you will hate it.
|Thread: How do you fight workshop/shed condensation|
If you only do one thing then that has to be insulate.
|Thread: Help regarding choice in milling machine please|
I use a Chester Lux with a 4MT spindle and over the last 10 years have been very happy with it,
|Thread: Prescription Safety Glasses|
Thanks for the replys. As I said I am looking only for safety glasses. I already have and wear googles and a full face when required. My company uses S***savers for our VDU eyesight test, But I shall now go and have a look at Boots and online
Does anyone here use prescription safety glasses? I am now getting slightly longsighted ( need glasses for close up work) and I am considering buying a pair. What would be a typical (cheap) price and what should I be asking for? These are intended for wear at the lathe with a good clear chuck guard. For grinding work I intend to still wear my normall safety glasses.
|Thread: Aldi this Thursday,special offers|
The only two items i had to return were, first a child car booster seat, very poor ,it broke as I took it out of the packing, and a air powered shears which collasped the bearing after 10 seconds of use. Otherwise for the price I find quality is fine for home use.
Handtools and workwear this Thursday.
|Thread: Universal Grinding machine construction series?|
I would much like such a article. Mostly I would like second Andrew comment as above.
It is one thing to read up on lathe work and then have a go yourself, This is I think most of us start out, but I would not think of doing this with a grinder unless I had some very detailed instrections first.
|Thread: Stevenson Blocks...|
I am waiting for ER40 version.
|Thread: Another thread on buying a lathe|
My second lathe was the Chester version of the C6 about 10 years ago. A good strong lathe but crude around the edges. Bits i didn't like was the cross slide( too much play on the nut) and the chuck mounting which was a bolt on affay. I would not have one again, there are much better lathes out there.
|Thread: New subscriptions, am I thick or what?|
I will not be renewing my subs, when it runs out,mostly due to the CNC and electirial stuff. I will just buy second hand copies.
|Thread: Help wanted!! Traction engine repair|
You could try posting this on TractionTalk forum, but some more details would be helpful.
|Thread: Good workshop lathe|
Have a look at Tony's Lathe website **LINK**
I have had Myfords, a AUD Mk111 and currently a Boxford STS 10-20. The gearhead is nice and quiet.
I would forget even the underdrive Boxfords and go for one of the more modern Gearhead Boxfords. These can be had at prices lower than the AUD/BUD. Not that they is anything wrong with the underdrive units but they are getting old now.
|Thread: The things you find at a garage sale!|
Other way around for me as I am selling a lot of tools, engines, steam and engineering books at the
Old Wallaseyan's Club at 140 Grove Road Wallasey wirra tomorrow Saturday 29 june.
|Thread: Hand test pump design|
Do you know of any online plans ?
But what are the good designs, what makes a good pump. I would like to spend my time makeing a good design then a bad design.
I need a test pump for a boiler test, around 5 inch gauge loco size. Has anyone got a good design for a pump that I could make in a day or so. I have all the normal tools one would expect.
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