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Thread: Variable transformer
20/06/2018 14:04:34

Some 30 + years ago I acquired what I called a variac which has been kept on the "it'll come in" basis, and sure enough it can now be put into use.

The problem is that I have no idea as to its current capacity, it is marked as follows- cressall, England, drovolt. code2799 (the second 9 in this number is a guess it could be s or even 8).

I have tried searching the internet with no result.

Can anybody help me determining the capacity.

Thanks .



Edited By Paul White 3 on 20/06/2018 14:07:51

Thread: Multi page threads.
25/05/2018 10:14:25

Hello all.

I would just like to say what a joy it is to get what you ask for (well almost). The page is entitled " LATEST POSTS"

not- thread containing latest post. Having to scroll down the page is the justification for the "almost" above.

24/05/2018 14:39:17


Fully agree, perhaps someone in authority will take note and save all our keypads some wear and our time wasting.

24/05/2018 13:17:11

Bazyle & Dave (SOD),

Thanks for your input, problem now solved, I'll take my grumpy hat off.

Dave, the fact that you can't win is well established in my experience.

Edited By Paul White 3 on 24/05/2018 13:18:27

24/05/2018 12:22:17


Many thanks for your short precise response.

I cant make your link work, can you please expand on the action required of me?


24/05/2018 11:02:50

Grumpy hat on: Neil or other knowledgeable person.

I have noted that with some multi page threads selecting the thread brings up the latest page with the posting, this would seem to be the obvious desire of the of the person selecting the post.

This is by far the exception, most threads take the enquirer through a series of actions to get at the latest post in a particular thread.

Can the enquirer change all threads to always go to the latest post, as would be, in my opinion the ideal?

Here's hoping.


Thread: Repurposing a 25cc strimmer engine
15/05/2018 12:34:28

I would like to thank all the respondents to this thread for their time and sharing of experience.

The net of information seems to be trial and error as the method of setting. This I shall have to use as

the procedure I adopt.

Thanks to all.


13/05/2018 15:40:33

Vintagengineer, Thanks for your very fast response to my cry for help.

The problem I have is not understanding how the cdi unit is fired, at what position the flywheel magnets need to be relative to the metal core of the cdi. Does the statement of "-setting the cdi just after the magnet" mean the back end of the passing magnets aligning with the back end of the cdi core.?

13/05/2018 14:44:37

In the amazing pool of information within this forum can anybody help me with setting the timing on a 25cc petrol ex strimmer engine

. The motor suffered failure of the ignition unit, a DIRECT replacement being unavailable a replacement unit has been obtained but has a different mounting thus the usual -just screw on the new one , does not work.

I have done a web search but cannot find how the cdi unit is positioned relative to the flywheel magnets on these motors.

All help gratefully received.

Thanks Paul.

Thread: Vintage lathe meets 21st Century
11/04/2018 09:33:06

John, Not wishing to be pedantic but I think you have one" C" to many . NC does the job, see Joe Noci mod to his EMCO.



10/04/2018 11:36:44

Hello Andrew.

I am also a mover into the next century of old equipment capability. I'm very impressed by your drive system, can you give more detail of motor and inverter.

Many thanks Looking forward to your next posting.


Thread: Our Wildlife and Conservation Activieties in Nambia
31/03/2018 11:59:36

My amazement at the work, both technically and volume wise done by the team Noci knows no bounds. Do you

never rest?

Thanks for sharing Joe, very, very interesting and impressive.


Thread: Motor speed control on AC motor?
25/01/2018 12:00:25

XD351. Thanks for pointing us at a source of very interesting information.

It is good to see the response of "here is how to do it" after all the can't be done statements.

Comment on the info from our electronic whizzes would be very welcome.


Thread: Clamping
12/12/2017 10:24:33

Given that the bearing will require some form of protection and the apparent wall thickness around the bearing, would not a bearing protector that has screw fixing into the end wall and flanged enough for the attachment by screws to the square plate cover two requirements here.

Edited By Paul White 3 on 12/12/2017 10:25:58

Thread: Label making for tools
11/12/2017 11:33:34

Oh dear, now I have posted a response to your posting in the 12995 post. Many thanks for your very quick post, yes that was the one.



Thread: Would anyone know where I can source On Off Decals?
11/12/2017 11:21:56

That's the one, extremely quick response many many thanks.



Thread: Label making for tools
11/12/2017 10:00:22

Some months ago a thread was posted regarding labeling on a drilling machine.

Many of the posts contained good advice on method and drawing packages for the process. I cannot find the thread and would be most grateful for any help.

What I was looking for is a SIMPLE 2D drawing package and or the thread reference .

Many thanks


Thread: PCB CNC
10/12/2017 16:54:56

John, thanks for the above info. At the present I just want a package to print labels as I do not have engraving facilities Joe kindly offered me a label making method,

Thanks for the response


10/12/2017 12:51:12

Joe, another amazing project from your stable, the construction and design are remarkable .

The labeling on your facia leads me to ask what are you using to produce it?


Thread: Has anybody come across one of these
02/12/2017 09:04:59

Bazyle, not a recent acquisition, I have had it for some 20 years.


Alan, the vice ,indexing chuck and swarf tray are all items I made to use the tool. The mandrel has 2 cutters with a spacer to suite whatever across flat dimension I want to produce. In the photo. there is nothing shown in the chuck. It can of course be used with end mills.

Thanks for the responses.


Edited By Paul White 3 on 02/12/2017 09:07:31

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