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Member postings for michael cole

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Thread: Boiler designer/maker wanted
22/12/2013 11:28:31

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.
10/12/2013 19:44:31

I would forget about a mill attached to a small lathe, you will hate it.


Thread: How do you fight workshop/shed condensation
12/11/2013 05:59:12

If you only do one thing then that has to be insulate.

Thread: Help regarding choice in milling machine please
10/11/2013 23:35:08

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
16/10/2013 14:54:09

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

15/10/2013 21:52:49

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
15/10/2013 15:49:31

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.

14/10/2013 17:51:53

Handtools and workwear this Thursday.

Thread: Universal Grinding machine construction series?
11/09/2013 16:31:40

Posted by Andrew Johnston on 11/09/2013 15:37:57:

What would also be very valuable is a practical discussion of how to use surface and cylindrical grinders, such as wheel selection versus material and finish, coolant or no coolant, feedrates, step overs, sparkout strategies and the like.

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...
14/08/2013 21:35:22

I am waiting for ER40 version.

Thread: Another thread on buying a lathe
14/08/2013 21:30:18

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?
02/08/2013 07:59:57

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
28/07/2013 17:14:23

You could try posting this on TractionTalk forum, but some more details would be helpful.


Thread: Good workshop lathe
08/07/2013 07:13:04

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.


06/07/2013 12:28:18

Hi Joe

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!
28/06/2013 15:20:42

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
05/06/2013 10:58:28

thanks Mike


03/06/2013 15:06:24

thanks Ian

Do you know of any online plans ?

03/06/2013 07:17:50

Thanks MikwW

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.


02/06/2013 20:11:08


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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