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Thread: Replacment oil can spout
06/04/2021 11:29:12

" To re-use the original nut, a washer or disc of same material as delivery tube could be found or turned on the lathe, to fit the inside dim of the nut. Make the disc ID a close clearance fit to the delivery tube."

That brought back memories of the spouts in the top of Model Aircraft/Boats Diesel fuel cans.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Call me cynical / Call me thick ... but
06/04/2021 11:13:02

The space/time continuam is regularly distorted by Q.indecision

Regards Ian.

Thread: Home Made Rear Toolpost Issue
06/04/2021 11:08:59

Heresy, Slips are a must have, just as a Mifford is the only ME tool to have. Used a slip gauge set many years ago when I was a prentice toolmaker, a micro screw jack and mics substitute for the "Adjustable packings" housed in either a wooden or plastic case.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Canon printer
04/04/2021 10:51:09

"Waste ink tank reset"

Second printer rip off, first being ink supplies.

Worth a read, ;- Waste Ink.. and a bit of Printer Potty history (

Ink pads are easy enough to replace or wash out but you need gloves, very messy. There are/were resetting programmes on t'internet for various printers, download, click and the printer internal counter is zeroed.. Fitted a CISS system to my Epson C62 years ago and waste ink tank and saved hundreds of pounds.

Instead of running a nozzle cleaning operation, was advised to just run a best quality photo print, cleans all the nozzles and uses far less ink.

At the time we bought the Epson, all in ones were in the hundreds of pounds and single printers cheap. How times have changed, the price structure has reversed. Try buying a dedicated ink jet printer with SEPARATE ink tanks cheaply now.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Multi-dimensioned Drawings
01/04/2021 14:41:12

Initiative? Wonder how many of todays "Managers" can flip between fractions, decimals and metric measurements WITHOUT a smart(?) phone let alone the great unwashed. Used to be par for the coarse before electronic calculators, computers and t'internet and non disposable income. Wonder how many muddle ingineers are working to microns, obviously outworkers for the Swiss watch industries where interchangability is a necessity? Fitting seems to be a forgotten art for one offs.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Which lathe to purchase
25/03/2021 12:21:07

Don't be lured by the "Myford" cult syndrome. There are many lathes out there that are equal if not better. Bought my Maximat V10 years ago on closure of firm I worked for, used to go down to the workshop at lunchtime to use it for my jobs. Three phase motor driven by a FIXED converter, no thyristors or power transistors to pop or brushes to burn out. Dual speed motor gives eight head speeds. Size wise, it's made quite a few 60mm dia hinge "pins" with an M42 x 4mm pitch thread on one end for a mates bucket and grab loader.

Many of the Myford size Chinese (used to be Taiwanese) lathes are rip offs of the Emco lathes and even now, the basic castings for the new Emcos come from the land of the rising yuan.

Assess your needs, if second hand, know its history and if new, check the vendors pedigree. Never ceases to amuse, "10mm lathe tool suitable for Myford lathe", obviously no good for my Emco.


Regards Ian.

Edited By Circlip on 25/03/2021 12:23:58

Thread: Pressure Turning
25/03/2021 11:44:22

Have a disk of chipboard fastened to the faceplate on my Maximat. "Disks" to be cut are glued to this with double sided tape and a "pressure" pad with a centre drilled in it pushed onto it with a revolting centre in the tailstock. Basically "Trepanning" but keeping the centre disk. Make sure the cut diameter is fully supported on backing plate, ie. to cut disk 100mm dia. backing disk should be at least 120mm dia.

As an apprentice, it used to get exciting trepanning ring guages from 3/8" gauge plate.

 Weapon of choice for turning is a parting tool fed from cross slide.


Regards Ian.

Edited By Circlip on 25/03/2021 11:46:35

Thread: Helical pencil sharpener blade replacement
15/03/2021 08:35:17

Never ceases to amaze/amuse mass variation of postal charges on items from t'other side of t'pond.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Identifying brass?
15/03/2021 08:32:07

"That lovely piece of yellow metal"

Check it with a magnet, slightly magnetic? Alluminium Bronze.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Groups io browser operation
03/03/2021 13:29:19

When I click on IE I'm redirected to download Edge, have been for months. Another microsloth trap.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Messages received
24/02/2021 10:41:23

Thanks for the advise Jason and ega, only been using cut/copy and paste for about 10 years.

Cut/Copy and Paste doesn't work Using W7/Edge.

Regards Ian.

23/02/2021 12:03:49

" if there are any contact detail etc in your in/out boxes that you may want to keep save them elsewhere before they are lost."

Very good, cut and paste doesn't work.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Plans for updating the archaic forum?
16/02/2021 09:25:31

And still no post numbers.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Kerry Super 8 threads
13/02/2021 12:16:54

Mine came many years ago but someone had removed the second speed gear, not bad for £50 - - - -together with a Manchester Rapidor a thrown in.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Covid test
13/02/2021 11:30:29

Had my first one on 3/2/21. Local health centre rang me a couple of days before and appointment was 3.20 pm. Arrived at 3.15 and had to wait a couple of minutes before being sent to one of the consulting rooms. Was asked a series of questions pertaining to allergies and had I been a "Test Monkey?" Quick jab and handed a sheet of info and the "First jab" card. Asked if i could sit i the car for 15mins instead of the plague pit (waiting room) which they OK'd and sat back in car at 3.30. Felt OK and went home. Following day felt as though I'd been beaten up but day after that, fine.

Regards Ian.

Astro Zenica


Edited By Circlip on 13/02/2021 11:32:42

Edited By Circlip on 13/02/2021 11:33:40

Thread: If it looks like an MCB .....
03/02/2021 11:27:58

"Seems to me that H&S is way down their priority list, probably as one cynic commented "they have 1.4 billion chances of getting it wrong""

Don't forget O/R when Britain was the workshop of the world, long time before HSE were originated and little boys were stuffed up chimneys.

Profit far exceeded the necessity of safety, only the country of origin has changed.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Dasqua DTI.
02/02/2021 11:45:52

Block that the probe is screwed into looks to be separate from the thin plate beside it.

Regards Ian.

Thread: If it looks like an MCB .....
02/02/2021 11:42:24

Wonder how barren many home workshops would look on the removal of all Chinese/Taiwanese manufactured goods?

Regards Ian.

Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
02/02/2021 11:33:56

" explaining how to climb a frightful hill"

Try that on Post Hill. A mate was going to try that on a Tiger Cub, we'd seen this on a monochrome (Black and white 405 line) tele in the early sixties. Got to the top, by walking, and looked down it, didn't happen.

On the way there though, he stopped to look at a Vinnie Rapide C in immaculate condition for sale. Went out for a test ride with the owner, came back and bought it - - - - £100.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Yes, another one from Yorkshire
29/01/2021 09:11:35

Another Tyke, in the shade of sunny Colloids, Low Moor.

Regards Ian.

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