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Member postings for wheeltapper

Here is a list of all the postings wheeltapper has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Unusual Escapement
28/05/2022 12:47:40

seeing as someone mentioned lego clock escapement I thought you might find this interesting.


Thread: Chuck Guard
03/11/2021 12:19:59

when I got my Chester Comet lathe it came with a solid steel guard, as I don't have x-ray eyes I threw it away. devil

Thread: Improved performance over standard V belts?
31/12/2020 17:01:32

I think the only real advantage is, you don't have to take the lathe apart to replace them.

Thread: Sieg SX3 chuck guard
16/10/2020 12:52:47

I removed the guard on my Chester Comet lathe the day I got it, main reason being, it was made from sheet steel and I couldn't see a damn thing through it!


Thread: Nemett engine enquiry
21/06/2020 22:38:25

I built the Nemett engine from the model engineer series 

I never got the book and didn't need it.




I documented my build on this forum if you are interested.

see here.


Edited By JasonB on 22/06/2020 06:53:32

Thread: "I'm gobsmacked", Mi' Duracell's leaked.
16/04/2020 11:57:37

Dave at EEBLOG is doing an in depth test of battery leakage as well.

Thread: Micro-magni-fication
25/01/2019 19:44:46

just for fun there's this one.



Thread: Yet more confusion!
12/01/2019 17:32:37
Posted by not done it yet on 12/01/2019 17:12:27:

SteveW is likely right. Nobody knows how quickly the poles swap, when it does occur. It could be another 20 thousand years, yet, but nothing like making preparations and/or small practise runs!

On average, 4 or 5 reversals per million years.

Thread: Ingenious Device
19/12/2018 12:35:21
Posted by Brian G on 19/12/2018 11:32:22:

Those suggesting violent actions forget that they would also affect a good neighbour who tries to take the parcel in until the recipient returns home. In our street this would be much more likely than theft.



Yes, but a good neighbour wont open it will they.

Edited By wheeltapper on 19/12/2018 12:36:20

Thread: It's not rocket science
12/12/2018 22:43:41
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 12/12/2018 16:09:08:

You need to fix your space ship. What's the go-to tool?

Grab a pair of mole grips!

mole grips.jpg



they were not mole grips, they were metal shears to cut through the aluminium meteorite shield.

Edited By wheeltapper on 12/12/2018 22:47:16

Edited By wheeltapper on 12/12/2018 22:48:14

Thread: Better tool system for chineese lathes?
27/11/2018 16:55:36
Posted by Niels Abildgaard on 27/11/2018 15:59:30:
Posted by Chris Trice on 27/11/2018 15:16:07:

All this nonsense of roundnes of globe is a damned conspiracy.

I really, really, really hope you are joking

8 30 20.06 east

Thread: Upgrade from SC3 lathe
13/11/2018 19:43:40

I have the Chester version of this lathe and am happy with it .

to see what can be done with this lathe go on Youtube and search for "Clickspring"

he's an Australian guy and I wish I could make my lathe do what his does.

his channel is well worth watching.


Thread: What an earth are they called......
01/11/2018 11:50:54

if you right click on the above picture and choose "search google for image" there are loads of them.


01/11/2018 11:18:32

not surprisingly they are called E clips.

look on E bay.


Thread: Speed Controller - Mini Lathe
07/09/2018 17:40:00

I just found this model lathe on amazon.

there are two reviews, the second one starts' it had a faulty controller board that the supplier replaced'.

sounds like a few duff boards going round.


Thread: Transmission Puzzle
22/04/2018 11:29:14
Posted by Speedy Builder5 on 21/04/2018 18:52:09:

And this one - Is this guy for real !!


the story behind this is quite interesting. look up 'turbo encabulator ' on wiki.


Thread: index.
30/12/2017 11:22:18

I could very easily do that, I just don't see why I should have to.

It's been fine for 261 issues.

If it aint broke fix it til it is.


29/12/2017 12:33:31

I always take the indexes /indice ? out of the mag and keep them in a folder because they are on separate sheets from the mag, until No 262. to get these out I have to deface the mag . WHY?


Thread: Lathe steady
12/11/2017 10:24:39

Glad to help. It gives me confidence that sometimes I actually know what I'm talking d.


10/11/2017 18:38:31

the way I do it is to put a short length in the chuck, turn it to the same diameter as the bar you want to work on, set the steady on to that short piece then slide the steady along to where you need it.

it works for me.


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