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Thread: Cheap Milling Vice Question
29/09/2020 10:55:01

"While this is in part to protect the advertisers who largely fund this site "

Oh dear, the times they are a changing. Can remember, despite numerous complaints of malpractice from users with proven cases, ONE site advertiser was protected vehemently and continued to "Rook" the customers. Some of us have loooooong memories.

Regards Ian

Thread: 3/16 Cast Iron Rod
29/09/2020 10:48:08

Nul Points Francis IoM, for lateral thinking, too subtle. Are you sure the pad linings aren't sintered? Had a clutch plate and brake pads on my Guzzi, wore a bit more quickly than the normal but stuck like the proverbial.

Wonder how many slices to turn from a sash weight? Doh.

Nick Clark 3, how about another couple of numbers? We know the diameter but not the length or quantity, every little helps.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Recycling Fire extinguisher pressure gauges
28/09/2020 12:04:52

Have a picture of the workings Chris? Gauge out of F/E body.

Regards Ian.

Thread: 3/16 Cast Iron Rod
28/09/2020 11:56:35

Well turn it dear Elmer dear Elmer well turn it dear Elmer dear Elmer turn it!


28/09/2020 11:42:41

Can't get into scrap yards anymore, sash weights must be breathing a sigh of relief. Do you know anyone with a broken machine vice???

Regards Ian.

Thread: Cheap Milling Vice Question
28/09/2020 11:37:31

Ah double yes, the Abwood. In how many proper ingineering shops could you walk past a milling machine with one bolted to the top slide? At the side of it, the handle showing the planishings of the "Gentle" massage of a copper hammer???? This was of course necessary to ensure the lump of metal was securely fastened before cleaving damn gert lumps from the job. Sadly 90% of the rubbish sold to serve toy machinery hasn't the spheroids to resist the ministrations of a rubber hammer.

Blue Heeler, thought of getting rid of the body casting altogether and using the machine table as the body? Two jaws, one fixed and an adjustable?

Regards Ian.

Thread: Recycling Fire extinguisher pressure gauges
27/09/2020 12:53:57

Trust you have a calibration quality test gauge OR lots of weights and attendant fittings.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Cheap Milling Vice Question
27/09/2020 12:50:52

Can't see how "C of C" has been contravened so difficult to give an opinion as to quality or supplier. Once obtained a Small vice to modify to make workable as in an article shown in an early MEW. Mine must have come from a "Cost reduced" foundry ALSO from Taiwan. It went back to M/M, not enough material to clean up.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Copper Plaque Identification
27/09/2020 12:30:02

What area did the sign come from? Have you tried "Glaces Guide" or companies house? With the key name Chapman OR Chadwick? Key is "To our friends of the Press". Printing connections?

Regards Ian.


 DOH! I've done it now, GRACES Guide.

Edited By Circlip on 27/09/2020 12:31:08

Thread: Restoring a wooden tool box, help needed
27/09/2020 12:23:15

" Anyone found a way of getting old (machine) oil out of the wooden parts of a well used toolbox "

Recent "Salvage Hunters The Restorers" think they poured Meths onto an oil soaked panel and ignited the Meths, it drew the oil out.


Regards Ian.

They also use Meths and fine wire wool for cleaning existing varnish before refinishing.

Edited By Circlip on 27/09/2020 12:25:01

Thread: Copper Plaque Identification
27/09/2020 12:14:48

??????/ Shudagontospecsavers, looks like Chadwick on my monitor.

Regards Ian.

Thread: A vacuum engine
25/09/2020 13:12:23

" maybe that's why the plans were free? "

Think you'll find that many if not all of Jan's' plans are free, Look on his site to see most running.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Parkside (Lidl) Cordless Angle Grinder
25/09/2020 13:01:29

" cordless grinders aren't the most powerful tools. "

Seem quite adequate for breaking and entering.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Home workshop accuracy & tolerance?
24/09/2020 13:00:14

" Jason typifies the modern way. At his levels of productivity there is no time to spend on handwork when reading the dials or DRO will do "

Whoa there tiger, thought Muddle Ingineering was a HOBBY. Was taught how to use a Tally rond and a Tally surf but how many M/Es have them in the workshop? Or actually NEED them. "Orses for corses" or cut your cloth etc.. Disposable income has certainly altered the skyline.

Regards Ian.

23/09/2020 12:24:26

Not many people now have heard the terms "A shy 64th or a proud 16th.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Interference
23/09/2020 12:19:14

Naughty Lightening, recently had a blown ASDL filter AND BT telephone base unit K*******d by an "Instantaneous" local flash/bang.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Home workshop accuracy & tolerance?
23/09/2020 11:46:03

Sam, stop worrying about super ( or not) accuracy. Before Carbides, Dro;s etc. measuring tools were a rule, tape and callipers so how did they (In Industry) manage to make anything work????? They made the parts required that fit together fit together, it was a black art called FITTING. Those that whinge for tolerances on drawings have no understanding of the concept of the MODEL they are trying to emulate. If you're making parts for the Swiss watch industry when interchangability is paramount, then the must have (By some) Mifford is a dogs body for turning parts ALTHOUGH I was taught, no, SHOWN how to turn a balance staff on a Super Seven, but this was a one off and not a multiple order from Rolex or Tissot.

Give a lump of metal and a Micrometer to five "Ingineers" and you'll probably get five different readings as everyone has a different "Feel". Note I said a Mic and not the instrument of the devil, the digital calliper or even the ones with scratched lines and numbers on them, er yes,, a Vernier clopolipper.

Enjoy what you build and make the bits FIT TOGETHER.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Query - Derek Brown's Pipe Bender - MEW 297
21/09/2020 10:57:04

" problem is with the old issues that were not done at the time and even when they were scanned in during DC1's time the resolution of scanners at the time was not what it is now."

Resolution at that time was 300-400 dpi. Problem was, although offered for free by the late SJ, the company that scanned them made a right pigs ear of it.

Regards Ian.

Thread: HSS/Tungsten Tool Honing Machine
18/09/2020 14:57:56

I would never criticize use of Aluminium, it "Looks" as if you've used 6082?. Only improvement I would suggest is to anodize the bits to save the prospect of any oxidation, and yes, although other grades of alloy are better, 6082 DOES anodize.

Another couple of "Expurt" criticisms. The use of Plywood in the construction of the impeller on the first home constructed working model gas turbine. - Read the calcs, it DOES work. And a real gem, the use of reclaimed tinplate (print side in) on the painted cleading of a model steam loco. LBSC did have words to the judges on that one.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Chester V20 Mill Drive Board Died
17/09/2020 15:56:01

Was trying to remember John Rudd's name. He's the man.

Regards Ian.

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