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Thread: Putting the clocks back
26/10/2020 07:52:37

I've just spoken to Mrs Hall about this. Apparently her mother has two more, which are also 5 minutes slow. She thinks she may have bought them at the same time, so possibly a faulty batch? It doesn't bother us. Ours lives in the spare room.


26/10/2020 07:46:44

Nope. Digital display.


Thread: Gone to the great workshop in the sky
25/10/2020 11:09:52

Sorry to hear your sad news, Hazel. This is a topic that comes up from time to time and you may find this link useful. As Roy said, an idea of location could bring more helpful suggestions.


Edited By Peter Hall on 25/10/2020 11:10:35

Thread: Putting the clocks back
25/10/2020 09:00:41

We have one of those radio-controlled clocks. It copes fine with the change of hour, but has been consistently four minutes slow for years. No idea how that happens.


Thread: Is this doable?
17/09/2020 11:32:28

Drill a 1mm hole and file it back.


Thread: Ideal Guillotine
15/09/2020 13:11:23

Whatever make it is, someone's removed the safety guards. surprise Use with care; it's more than capable of removing your friend's fingers, or anyone else's for that matter.


Thread: British or Chineese?
05/09/2020 20:55:22

Lucky man. If I tried that in my living room, Mrs Hall would have my hide nailed to a door. Best of luck.


Thread: Arbour dia and length for Commercial Clock Wheel Cutters
18/08/2020 18:00:13

You don't need an attachment to make the MT. Just swivel the headstock to the right angle.


Thread: cateracts.
12/07/2020 11:52:45

Don't be distressed, Clive. I've had one done, Mrs H has had both done and my father had his done (age 92!). All good, and if you go for it, you won't regret it. My only problem is the cataract developing in my left eye is not bad enough yet to get it done on the NHS. Seriously thinking of going private.


Thread: Cutting brass with saw questions
04/07/2020 09:14:58

Filing machine here

Chris at Clickspring has a piece about it here


Thread: Inherited Lathes and Milling Machines
28/06/2020 20:26:23

I'm sorry to hear about your father. If he wasn't already a visitor to this forum, I'm sure he would have found many kindred spirits here. You may find this link useful.

Disposal of a workshop


Thread: ML10 - racking of carriage?
25/06/2020 16:12:33

They look like good results to me.

No-one has mentioned tool flex. When I bore on my Speed 10, (or anything else) it always cuts on the way out if I don't back the tool off. Boring aluminium last week (34mm dia x 60mm deep) I put the tool through 4 times at the final diameter, backing off each time. It still removed material on the fourth pass. Maybe you should figure this into the equation as well.


Thread: Buying first lathe
22/06/2020 16:58:05

The worst case failure seems to be motor which can be replaced as there is no electronic on Myford.

Oh no! It could be a LOT worse than that.


22/06/2020 16:53:04
Posted by Jacob Brown on 22/06/2020 13:30:10:

Unfortunetaly at this stage I wouldn't have neither knowledne nor tools to measure lethe bed properly. Seller unfortunately appear to be some kind of trader hence I'm unable to get any information as to previous usage etc

Then avoid used machinery. If you have no experience, a warranty will give you peace of mind.

If there is a club close to you, it might be worth your while waiting until lockdown ends and paying them a visit. You could learn a lot from talking directly to lathe users. There is a limit to what you can learn by asking questions on the internet.


Thread: Machine Covers
01/06/2020 08:45:15

Throw a bedsheet over it. Keeps the dust off and reduces the risk of condensation. You can wash it when it gets grubby too.


Thread: Look what I Found
18/05/2020 19:55:55
Posted by larry phelan 1 on 18/05/2020 18:06:33:

The asbestos did not come with Rawlplugs, as I recall, but with another system called Philplug, I think.

Not sure they could sell that stuff these days.

Ah yes, you could be right. My father taught me how to do this when I was six, so my recall is a bit sketchy. I've never touched the stuff since! Dad also managed to electrocute me when I was 13. Frankly, he was rubbish at DIY. I inherited his rawlplug/philplug hammer drill thing when he died, along with his rusty salvaged woodscrew collection and threw it all away.

Edited for typos...again. Fat, oily fingers.


Edited By Peter Hall on 18/05/2020 19:58:46

18/05/2020 16:45:02

They used to come with a packet of asbestos filler. Put a pinch of the fibres on your palm, spit on it, roll into a plug to fit the hole and pop it in. Job's a goodun. [cough, cough]


Edited By Peter Hall on 18/05/2020 16:45:16

Thread: First grandchild, which book?
18/05/2020 10:04:44

Congratulations on the new arrival.

Sparey's "The Amateur's Lathe" inevitably turns up as a recommendation on this forum, so I'll get in first.


Edited By Peter Hall on 18/05/2020 10:05:14

Edited By Peter Hall on 18/05/2020 10:30:12

Thread: Needle File Recommendations?
13/05/2020 17:41:50

I have some Vallorbe needle files, which I use often. I don't know what a set of eight of them would cost today. I bought them 39 years ago.


Thread: lathe and other modeling equipment
07/05/2020 12:42:43

Yes, more than welcome. I daresay there will be others who will chip in. Your father would have found many kindred spirits here.


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