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Thread: New coffee maker - disgusting taste!
19/02/2019 15:22:19
Posted by Bazyle on 17/02/2019 18:40:34tands the church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?

The clock reads ten to only three twice daily but there was still honey for tea in the OrchardTea Gardens last time I was in Grantchester. Wonderful relaxing in a deckchair under an apple tree in the summer.


16/02/2019 11:19:54
Posted by Mick B1 on 16/02/2019 09:54:31:

But it's not the only bottle useful for demonstrating fractal infinity - as a kid I used to gaze at the cat-and-bottle sequence on my parents' Dubonnet label:-

Ah, Dubonnet - still made about 10 km from here: **LINK**


Thread: Where to begin?
15/02/2019 09:07:00
Posted by Gary Wooding on 14/02/2019 11:00:50:I've used Solidworks at a friends house, and regretted I could never justify the price, but F360 is, in my opinion, every bit as good (better in some respects) - and it's free.

I used Solidworks while employed but now, being retired, I use Fusion 360 which is in some respects better. However for quick small parts I use Onshape as it works under Linux as well as Windoze.


Thread: New coffee maker - disgusting taste!
15/02/2019 08:58:21
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 14/02/2019 21:49:51:

Problems with tea made abroad include: water not hot enough and fresh (low chlorine, high oxygen), tea left to stew, and wrong type of milk. Fresh cow milk only, not goat, soy, powdered, or UHT! Also while cream in coffee is good, creamy tea is horrible.

When working in Malaysia I tried Teh Tarik must say I wasn't impressed.


14/02/2019 10:20:17
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 13/02/2019 22:42:14:

Here's a Teasmade on Amazon UK, genuine Swan and a lot cheaper then 300E - buy it before the channel becomes and impassable barrier!

Thanks for that Neil. I have just ordered one, £59 including postage to France. Let's hope it does arrive before Brexit! Worrying times for us British expats.


Edited By Russell Eberhardt on 14/02/2019 10:28:12

13/02/2019 19:49:51

It's not anything to do with the temperature of the water. If I pass water through the machine with no tea or coffee in it and let it cool enough to taste I get a very strong acrid taste in the water. I suspect it is a plasticiser leaching out.

I drink green tea, no milk, and when i visited a tea house in china I was told that the correct temperature for brewing green tea is 80 to 85C. I agree that black tea should be brewed at 100C.

Lipton's Yellow Label is just what you get if you ask for tea in a bar here. When I'm out I stick to coffee but at home I use Gunpowder tea unless I can find a decent Yunan.

I guess a Teasmade would be a better solution but they are not common here. have one listed but at nearly €300.


13/02/2019 16:28:52

I've been using a filter coffee machine on a timer for making my early morning tea for some years. A few weeks ago it died with a blown element so I purchased a new one.

The tea made with the new one tated terrible. I rinced the machine through with water several times and the water coming through still had a bad taste so I returned the machine to the shop and bought a different model - same problem.

After an internet search I came up with a number of possible solutions; run white vinegar through it, isopropyl alcohol, citric acid, or bicarbonate of soda solution. I have tried them all with up to 20 rinces but the taste persists.

Does anyone out there have a fix or do I just have to get out of bed to make my morning tea?


Thread: Where to begin?
13/02/2019 09:52:28
Posted by Gary Wooding on 06/02/2019 10:13:45:

The biggest problem with F360 is that there is no user manual and the on-line documentation is rather poor.

There are a series of PDF tutorials available from Autodesk here.


Thread: Every Tea Room needs a toaster topic...
09/02/2019 09:43:51

If it's still working, keep it. They were much more versatile than the ususal pop-up type. They will toast tea cakes, crumpets, etc., that won't fit in the slot of a modern toaster.


Thread: Drilling Small holes in Gunmetal
03/02/2019 11:39:32

I broke a number of 12 BA taps until I discovered Rocol RTD compound. I've not broken one since.


Thread: Further thoughts on Fusion 360
02/02/2019 10:00:55

Does anyone else here prefer a book to video tutorials? I find that watching video tutorials is a very slow way of learing. By the end of the video I forget the earlier parts. To follow one I have to have the video on my laptop next to the computer running Fusion. I then watch part of the tutorial, stop the video and try to replicate it on the live program, sometimes having to rewind the video and try again. Then I go on to the next part.

Following a tutorial in a book I can go at my own pace and also experiment with alternative methods as I go. It then seems to sink in better.


Thread: Nickel/German Silver
31/01/2019 10:37:28
Posted by ronan walsh on 29/01/2019 18:49:18:

The only thing i have ever heard German silver or nickle silver being used for was the famous grills on rolls royce motorcars.

Not just Rolls Royce but nearly all motor cars made during the 1920s. Cost cutting in the 30s led to it being replaced by chrome plated steel.


Thread: In search of Peter Rawlinson
30/01/2019 10:05:48


May I add my condolences. I too used to enjoy his articles and found them inspiring.


Thread: Ebay item 283356679752
29/01/2019 15:28:54
Posted by Bill Chugg on 29/01/2019 15:20:45:

Would be interested if this is a MILL or a JIG BORER?

ebay item no 283356679752



Edited By Bill Chugg on 29/01/2019 15:22:14

Detailed information here


Thread: ARC's Adventures in China 2019
29/01/2019 09:27:40
Posted by Ketan Swali on 28/01/2019 12:21:41:

There were four of us being shown around by one of the factory owners, who also happens to be an engineer.

That seems to be the norm in the far east, unlike western factories that are run by accountantssad


Thread: Original copies of the magazine from 1898 to 1983 for sale
23/01/2019 11:46:56
Posted by JasonB on 23/01/2019 10:58:26:

doe snot come in volumes.

Oh deer smiley


Thread: ER32 Collet Chuck
20/01/2019 09:38:26

How tight is the tread on the closing nut/body?

It needs some slack otherwise any out of true on the thread can pull the collet out of alignment.


Thread: Large Wheel Clock
19/01/2019 15:48:01

Yes but for a one off it may be more economical to buy the pinion ready cut from Ian Cobb.


Thread: Hi from Birmingham
19/01/2019 15:38:51

These people sell Thorntons wheel and pinion cutters **LINK**

Not cheap but probably cheaper than bergeon.


19/01/2019 14:45:57
Posted by David Keil 1 on 19/01/2019 11:55:16:Thanks for the information, I think my problem with turning silver steel is due to my lack of ability in ensuring that the tool is sharp enough, I have been using an indexable tool.

Yes, if you are using an indexable insert you will need to use one of the highly polished inserts that are intended for aluminium, they have a sharper cutting edge. The general purpose coated ones have a rounded edge to give them more strength but then need a deep cut to work well. They are also likely to deflect the work somewhat.


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