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Member postings for KWIL

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Thread: Adcock Shipley Bridgeport motor
28/01/2022 10:43:32

What is the temperature rating of a zip tie? Methinks theyy will get very soft at normal motor operating temperatures.

Thread: Thread locking inside boilers
24/01/2022 15:03:51


It must be something you do, does not happen to me!

Thread: Graham Meek Myford Super 7 Screw Cutting Clutch
24/01/2022 11:45:37

My Super7 prototype clutch version has green nylatron gears (Moly DS loaded) and the wear/use has not caused me to change them. My clutch drives a DAG Brown designed Metric/Imperial banjo arrangement and then the standard Myford Quick change gearbox, so I have all the options available.

Thread: skip find box of slot drills
24/01/2022 11:33:36

Never look a gift horse in the face! There's life in those and if mine I would regrind them if necessary.

Thread: New highway code rule.
23/01/2022 11:48:59

Have just returned home. At a nearby traffic lights, as they changed from red, a cyclist swept past me on the off side passed the car in front and then cut in front of that car. If the front car had been heavy footed when the lights changed, one splatted cyclist!!

Thread: Smart meter
21/01/2022 19:02:20
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 21/01/2022 16:39:46:
Posted by Gray62 on 21/01/2022 15:21:54:

1. Smart meters are currently not compulsory.


I think it's only a matter of time before Smart Meters start offering different tariffs. Technically not difficult.


My daughter lives in Ontario, Canada, she has different Tarifffs at different times of the day.

21/01/2022 14:24:23

Remember that the Smart meters are the thin end of the wedge. Once you are hooked they can charge variable rates to persuade you to move your heavier loads to when it's cheaper, like overnight.

Keep saying NO.

Thread: Need to cut long thin strips of steel (& plastic) - e.g. with an angle grinder?
20/01/2022 14:01:57

It looks as though the end of the particular sage is close (hopefully)

Thread: Small scraping project wanted
19/01/2022 13:28:58

Search "whitworth 3 plate method"

Thread: What Did you do Today 2022
14/01/2022 09:23:43

One suggestion is that you provide some form of "fence" in the rear table slot. That would enable you to replace the frames (should you need to) in exactly the same place front to back with only the side to side movement to be finely adjusted.

Thread: That Strange Calculator Again
11/01/2022 15:09:15

Very addictive to watch

Thread: Running 'nukes' in the red
11/01/2022 09:21:08

Invoke the "ignore member" facility and perhps then the poster will give up with no audience available.

Thread: Moving a Bridgeport
10/01/2022 16:01:34


I just needed extra "daylight" for what I wanted to machine. Hence the raising block added an extra 6"

10/01/2022 14:06:52

Bpt Head lift

10/01/2022 14:04:10

BpT Frame

Yes definately invert head and lower table. I made a frame with wheels to widen. Bpt bolted down (you can see the 4 holes) When in place the wheels were removed and replaced with screw down mounts to level machine.


Next pic shows "crane" used to lift head (still inverted) to fit raising block.


Edited By KWIL on 10/01/2022 14:07:25

Thread: crispy fluffy roast potatoes
06/01/2022 14:59:59

Maris Piper may taste fine but they have a horrible feeling in the mouth for me. Far too floury Various named potatoes have different uses, some are best at roasting, some for mashing, some for chips. No real universal one. So you need different ones for different uses.

Thread: Speed Camera Flashes?
06/01/2022 10:46:44

My Sat Nav has an annoying young woman inside who comments when necessary even when I have anticipated the limit change by around 10 -15 feet!!

Digital Display readout of speed is better/quicker perceived than keep looking a a needle.

Thread: UK source for 17/32" ring spanner ?
04/01/2022 15:06:13

1/4 whitworth in old money?

Thread: What tool do I need? I need to measure the radius of a tiny fillet on a 90 edge.
04/01/2022 14:53:55

To quote John Smith 47

"OK I think we have done this subject to death"

I agree whole heartedly!

Thread: Myford super7 saddle / tight toward tailstock
03/01/2022 17:35:59

Yes inded they are "locking screws" however they do need to be nipped firmly so that any subsequent tightening after the gib screw adjustment has been made is minimal. A matter of juggling them as it were.

Edited By KWIL on 03/01/2022 17:36:24

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