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Thread: Marking out
22/06/2009 16:38:42
Dave, Copper Sulphate (CuSo4) is copper disolved in sulphuric acid. Get some battery acid Russ and chuck some bits of copper into it (Scrap preferably) and leave until no more will disolve in it. Solution will be a green colour (Like Kryptonite) ALTERNATIVELY you could use the remaints of a pickle bath if you said "Damn the Elfins" and used battery acid let down to a reasonable level and dunked yer copper boilers in it after silver soldering them ORRRRR, the REALLY whimpy way, by getting some Copper Sulphate crystals from the Chemist (Yer gonna have to tell him what yer want them for) and mixing with diluted H2O (Water). Oh aye, trade name was "Killed Spirits" and we also used it as flux for NON electrical soldering, -----  Tinplate days.
   Regards  Ian.

Edited By Circlip on 22/06/2009 16:39:43

Thread: Titanium
15/06/2009 15:01:32
Local RAF Station (If there's one near you Peter) may have some bits of scrap.
 Last time I saw a similar size required, it was for the scape wheel on a clock design in ME.
   Regards  Ian.
Thread: DRO
15/06/2009 12:14:54
And whoever writes the article, be sure to include a FOOLPROOF way of keeping turnings and crud off the nice expensive heads and slides 
   Lifespan?? Not alot if you manage to "Tap" them with a spanner or chuck key.
   Can you put an article in MEW teaching people how to read "Handraulic" measuring tools, dials and how to compensate for backlash David???
    Regards  Ian.
Thread: Budget storage
15/06/2009 12:08:22
Why didn't you put a smiley in that one Ian.
 The FAR worst types are swTSmbo
   Regards   Other Ian.
Thread: cutting copper
13/06/2009 15:45:13
"Monadex" John??  In the same vien "Hens Teeth" nowadays.
      Regards  Ian.
Thread: Transfers
13/06/2009 15:34:06
Try these Alan :-
   Regards  Ian.
Thread: Slot Milling
13/06/2009 15:30:15
Bet  you've got a "New" miller Roy??  but don't try it on a used and abused one.
  In the words of one of my Japanese motorcycle racing hero's " I Rike Exciting"
   Regards  Ian.

Edited By Circlip on 13/06/2009 15:41:42

Thread: To Web Master
13/06/2009 15:25:22
Untill today I did have the overlap which is now clear, BUT, on another stream, is there no mechanism to put into ones own account box the fact that a message is waiting, without having to open the "My Messages" box??
  Part from that, Very friendly,
   OH, No Spullchuck??
  Regards  Ian.

Edited By Circlip on 13/06/2009 15:40:55

Thread: Slot Milling
12/06/2009 19:26:32
Do you mean use a 6mm Dia. cutter to mill a 6mm wide slot?? If so, no. On a purely PERSONAL note, if you drill the limits of the slot with the required dia. of drill and then machine to width with a 5mm cutter, you ensure (Providing you don't climb mill) that both sides of the slot are clean. If you've tried the size for size method, you already know what I mean.
   Let's NOT get into flamers about "Climb" milling, the newbies have more than enough going against them to start with.
  Regards  Ian.
Thread: First Project
09/06/2009 15:26:58
"R O'Connor" First carefully put the Stuart castings away. Then have a trip to the local library (Now THERE'S an experience) and get a book out on Mechanical drawing practice. Simple as you can find, at least  it will give you the feel of what symbols and what they mean are used. Then have a look at a couple of titles on here by "H. Hall" ( No connection and usual disclaimer) to pick up a few machining tips.
  The FIRST engine you should be looking at makinng would be an Oscillator (Or Wobbler as the Yanks call them), SIMPLE, but accuracy is required to get them to run properly and the same rules apply for every other engine you a re likely to come across.
 THINK before you do anything cos this ingineerin thing BITES (an sometimes it hurts)
     Regards  Ian.
Thread: Gaskets
08/06/2009 14:14:45
What most forget, is that if their machining is so crappy that a "shim" won't seal it, your never going to get things to line up properly cos of variable compression in thicker "Seals".  "Figure of eight" on the finest Silly Cone carbide paper (OK. Wet & Dry to anyone under forty five -ish) over glass using "Brasso" as the  wetting medium. 
    Regards  Ian.
Thread: Electrical Discharge Machine - Spark Erroder...
06/06/2009 17:23:09
 Try MEW issues 57 - 60, with updates iss. 64 and 68
     Regards  Ian.
Thread: Granite Surface plates
06/06/2009 16:40:35
Can't you chat up a bathroom/kitchen tiler?? The circular saws used for tile cutting would help. You can also buy the diamond cutting disks separately. Bonk & quonk  or slewfix??
    Regards Ian.
Thread: compressors for stationary engines
06/06/2009 16:32:11
Awwww shucks guy's you go to the trouble of making engines and then palm off the easy bit to Mochine mute and screwyflix, what happened to the good old ex - fridge compressor, a few bits of tube etc.???
   Regards  Ian.
Thread: valve springs
21/05/2009 11:40:33
Just as a "Corrector" Go to page seven or six of the Simplex Build re Buffer springs as the site is dynamic and is updated so the picture may not correspond with the intended link.
  Regards  Ian.
Thread: Gaskets
20/05/2009 15:43:34
Gloss on one side and rough on the other, the golden oldies always seem to last, Braan paper, the type used for packing parcels, cheap (Yorkshire trait) forgiving and reliable. Use a layer of oil to seat it.
     Regards   Ian.
Thread: pickling
20/05/2009 15:33:20
Never heard of "Tupperware" David??? But if you nick one from SWTSMBO, be prepared to Ruuuuuuuuuuuun. 'Salso a good idea to CLEARLY mark the container with a Skull and Crossbones (Well, you don't want your boiler covered in Icing Sugar do you???) The Citric ain't poisonous but the dissolved Copper in it gives it a "Distinct" taste.
     Regards  Ian
  PS, practice spullin
Thread: valve springs
20/05/2009 15:12:23
No, they DON'T pay me John, but if you can get a look at No 19 in the Workshop Practice series "Springs and Spring making" it shows how to coil them and some calcs.
   Regards  Ian.
   With a bit of luck, these links may help.

Edited By Circlip on 20/05/2009 15:16:13

Edited By Circlip on 20/05/2009 15:18:11

Thread: Material Suppliers
18/05/2009 16:10:38
Oft forgotten but worth a scan, get yer local copy of Thompsons and look for Fabrications and Engineering shops in the area and ask if you can go "Skip Surfing"  Local Industrial type scrapyards are good too but you need to set up a repartee with operators, and DON'T go in a suit.
      Regards   Ian.
Thread: Congratulations
17/05/2009 17:39:19
So Richmond lad, tha's found summat usefull to do? Best regards to both you and Dave on an unenviable task. 
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