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Member postings for KWIL

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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

Thread: What tool do I need? I need to measure the radius of a tiny fillet on a 90 edge.
31/12/2021 12:15:00

tea much more interesting.

Thread: Running 'nukes' in the red
31/12/2021 12:08:42

Talk of an "old engine" is rediculous, these are base load steam turbines driving normal generators, all designed to run as hard as necessary. Currently some 22% of demand.

Thread: Do you "still" enjoy driving?
30/12/2021 14:20:58
Posted by Bazyle on 30/12/2021 13:19:05:

some people need a little education about driving on the narrow roads

Under statement of the yearyes

Thread: RHS what-is-it?? appeal
29/12/2021 11:03:45

Looks like a mirror galvanometer to me, clamp hold mirror when not in use.

Thread: Endless Repeats
28/12/2021 15:06:21

Of course it's not the BBC that collects, it is Capita under the guise of TV Licencing Agency.

Capita is one of those "Service" companies that get involved in as many money making pies as they can.

28/12/2021 12:55:14

Out of interest, the BBC does not operate or maintain the TV transmitters etc Company called Arqiva does but that was looking to be sold earlier this year.

Thread: Blank Tee Nuts.
24/12/2021 12:11:01
Posted by Dave S on 24/12/2021 10:57:30:

They don’t need to be t shaped.

I would just get some hot rolled bar of appropriate width and lop a chunk off.


Beware of this approach, you have less metal in contact with slot underside and run the risk of damaging the slots. More inclined to tilt as well.

Thread: Can you identify these hand tools?
23/12/2021 11:38:52
Posted by MichaelR on 23/12/2021 10:46:09:

Boot Glazing Iron Circa 1957 National Service, used for bulling up best boots.



Hence "spit and polish"

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