Here is a list of all the postings ega has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Views Inside the Sieg Factory in Shanghai|
Very interesting. Do they have their own foundry?
I have sometimes wondered whether the common misnomer, SEIG, translates to something in Chinese and, if so, what.
|Thread: How to Search for Text Inside Multiple PDF Files at Once|
Thanks for the link and for using a thread title that should make it possible to find it again!
|Thread: FREE PLAN: A Clutch for the ML7 Lathe|
I enjoyed the video.
The main cause of the noise seems to be the link belt despite its having been "lightly sanded with an angle grinder".
The leather-lined clutch is reminiscent of early motor car design. I wonder if the pioneers had a quick fix for slipping.
|Thread: Some quite astonishing ‘metal bashing’|
Thanks for the link to this amazing work of art.
I suppose there must be an internal support, or armature, but I couldn't see any sign of one which makes it all the more remarkable.
Lions, of course, are not vegans!
|Thread: Silver Soldering Materials|
Did the Incas have a correspondingly poetic phrase for gold?
|Thread: Disposable Gas Bottles|
May I add a query about a different kind of pressurised vessel?
I have had a number of gas lift office chairs over the years and have occasionally wondered about the warning their gas cylinders carry not to dismantle or open. In my experience these fail gradually and I assume this is through leakage; would it be safe to adopt the advice to cut them open so as to be able to dispose?
|Thread: Silver Soldering Materials|
Good to have the numbers for propane and butane.
Do plumbers really use silver solder? Possibly as a consequence of the ban on lead?
|Thread: Boring bar size ?|
GHT was asked this question about his similar design; his reply, IIRC, was that silver steel was harder and more likely to be true to nominal size.
|Thread: Is there an easy way to make lots of scale model seats?|
In former times such items could have been made by machining a strip of wood or other suitable material to a cross section to match the profile of the item; they would then be cut off to length and finished.
The animals in "Noah's Arks" were made in a similar way, the blank sometimes being turned to section in the lathe.
|Thread: Mini lathe feed|
I believe Martin Cleeve made the same suggestion.
Thanks - noted for future viewing.
I'm more familiar with either jury rig or jerry built!
|Thread: Early publications|
Did you try searching for "me index" at top right of the page?
|Thread: New member|
By way of encouragement, I think that the workshop described in Neville Shute's Trustee from the Toolroom was long and narrow.
Before installing valuable machinery one would want to attend to security, insulation, wiring, etc.
|Thread: Mill base?|
I think I see a Quorn shyly nestling behind the mill in Ramon Wilson's photo above. If he built it then I suppose it goes to show that model makers can also be toolmakers and it reminds me that Denis Chaddock was criticised for calling his creation "Universal".
|Thread: Aging rubber and plastic|
Given this unfortunate situation, I have considered going back to ecco or trying Baer; however, the replacement Clarks pair (see my earlier post) in H wide fitting seem to be holding up so never say "never again"!
|Thread: A finished project - at last!|
PS I think that the illustration on page 31 of AT's Vertical Milling in the Home Workshop (WPS2) may show the machining of the flywheel.
What is the history of that oversize saddle hand wheel on the Myford, please?
|Thread: trapezoidal rod + leadscrews|
Has anyone done this to a Myford Seven and, if so, how did they replace the half nuts?
|Thread: "How was your shipping experience" email scam|
I take the point about guarding one's date of birth and note the idea of having an "official" birthday (like the Queen) but if data-pooling became the norm the latter could be problematic.
I see no harm, however, in acknowledging being over twenty-one or even more provided a precise date is not needed.
The NHS blithely rely on your name and DOB for identification.
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