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: Quick bolt Reserve Factor Calculator|
Someone (whose name I don't remember) said that his life's ambition was to write a piece of software that would benefit others, and put it into the public domain.
I have noticed that when an auction property fails to sell the highest (unsuccessful) bidder is often invited to negotiate separately for it.
|Thread: Ideal Guillotine|
Excellent video; I winced a bit when the operator's fingers went near the line of cut!
Thank you. The movement you describe would seem to give a progressive, slicing cut - clever stuff!
Do these blades have a straight cutting edge?
A slight curve might help with the cut but would perhaps be more difficult to sharpen.
|Thread: Use of 2 front wheeled motorcycles on the TdeF|
Wasn't there a downpour on stage 1?
This edition has also included stretches of gravel and cobbles.
|Thread: Facing parallel between centres.|
Could a riser with a small out of parallel actually be used to correct an inaccurate machine?
|Thread: Mystery Object ... This one has me beat|
Thanks for those very informative benchmark links; the world has moved on.
Given that here are 500,000 of them mainly in built up areas it is, on reflection, hardly surprising that the smaller scale OS maps don't show them.
I am not now entirely clear as to whether your mystery object has been conclusively identified?
Interesting information about my own local area.
I had thought that benchmarks were shown on on the OS map but so far as I can see the nearest thing is the "triangulation" point.
|Thread: Strength of Beams|
The latter of these good books is sub-titled "Why You Don't Fall Through the Floor".
|Thread: Change gear alternative material|
I have found Nylatron to be suitable.
|Thread: Strength of Beams|
The I girder can be modified to become a castellated beam yielding greater depth and stiffness for the same or slightly less weight.
|Thread: Surfaces of Platonic Solids|
Nor did I until I did the crossword!
I like a good doughnut and was interested to see that even rational folk like mathematicians get tattoos!
(Did you know it means "return to quarters"?)
|Thread: J A Radford; Improvements and Accessories For Your Lathe|
Alan Johnson 7:
As you may know, he lived in Diamond Harbour, New Zealand and died some time after 1972. I do not know if there is in fact a grave.
I have made a number of his "Improvements and Accessories" and I agree with your judgment of him.
Good luck with your proposed pilgrimage.
|Thread: Myford Bull Wheel Indexing|
Some excellent ideas here for quick and simple indexing. Here is my GHT-inspired solution for indexing work in the ER chuck:
I have the HDA but it is slower to set up and the detent shown can remain in position when turning continues.
|Thread: Flycutting on the speed 10|
Would it be necessary to move the lathe to change the gears? If so, a bullet worth biting.
|Thread: Bows and arrows|
I can't tell you his or her name but the Short Oxford Dictionary of Technology says that "the first unequivocal representation of [the bow] dating from later Palaeolithic times, is from North Africa."
|Thread: Lathe installation|
My woodworking bandsaw has a rather narrow base and rather than bolt it down I opted to stay it to the adjoining wall via a simple bracket attached to the top of the machine.
I have always thought that the standard Myford stand was too narrow (the industrial one may be better in this regard).
|Thread: Wooden Gears|
A "respectful" virtual elbow bump to you for being in touch with youth!
The dictionary says "synthetic" resin but does that preclude epoxy resin from occurring in nature?
I am reminded that petrified resin becomes amber which is not unlike a blob of cured Araldite.
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