Here is a list of all the postings bricky has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Milling vice recommendation|
I have an SX3,and when I got it I needed a vice ,a friend gave me one to get me going but I needed something with more jaw opening.Having bought an old ME magazine at a show in which there was an article on a vice with a fixed jaw and a jaw that could be moved to the full length of the bed.I can't give details of the article and plan as I gave the magazine to a friend.I seldom have need to use my other vices.
|Thread: Ball bearings and friction.|
As Michael suggested knife edges on agates was used by Riefler on his regulators .I built one and a 30lb pendulem is driven by a 1.5lb weight.
|Thread: Material For 626 Way Cover|
I use silicon baking sheet,it's about 18 pounds from a kitchen store or supermarket.
|Thread: Restoring a wooden tool box, help needed|
I still have a bottle of oxilic acid from my working life ,like John F it is the best to remove stains from wood,I used it often with good result ,I don't know where one would buy it today are gone when you could get chemicals from your local chemist.
The school that I attended was overcrowded and the class I was in was in an civil defence club.The teacher was the only one and suited herself.When she found out that I ran bets to the bookies runner she had me take bets to a bookies runner who was a greengrcer.The instructions were don't give him the envelope until the shop was empty upon which he would take me into the back room and take the bet .If she won I would go and collect her winnings and could take a lot longer to return.Can anyone imagine this happening today.I also trapped my hand in the door and passed out and was sent home she never asked if anyone was home.I have fond memories of my 11 plus year in 1956.I remember the men fron local factories being bussed home at lunch and them running past before I was at scool and the smell of cutting fluid of their overalls never left me.
I have a Sieg SX3 from Arc Euro Trade the service was exellent and the machine which I have had for 9 years has had no problems and does all I need.We are mostly goverened by what we intend to make and the space availiable so I wish you luck with your choice.
|Thread: Gloves in a Bottle|
My dad used Rozolex which was the barrier cream supplied by the railway where he worked as a carriage and wagon fitter.he always had clean hands.I suffered badly in the building trade from cracked fingers,having tried several remedies to no avail I asked an assistant a boots what she would recomend.She said the best thing would be a nappy rash cream called Drapoline,this worked brilliantly.
|Thread: how to read my inbox|
I have a message and don't know how to open it,could someone tell me
|Thread: back issues of ME|
Thanks Stuart for the spot on e-bay ,I have just bought it.
I have just checked the drawing and it dose state 4329 ,but if it isn't in there there is no point in me buying an issue.Thanks Jason
Thank you Neil
Can I buy a back issue ME4329 4th July 2008 reference the balancing of the flywheel.
|Thread: Which one to build|
I built a 2" scale Burrell Gold Medal tractor and that is as much as I want to lift at 74 it is just shy of 1cwt and I can just manage it into the boot of the car,and this is a small tractor.
Welcome paul ,you will find this forum is a mine of information, all willing to help.I too trained at nights at the Newark Violin School and made seven violins being a luthier is so relaxing.
|Thread: Who trains these ideots?|
At the Midland Model Engineering show at Doddington Park I was having my lunch when a fellow enthusiast sat at my table.He had travelled to the show from Germany ,we had a good chat and when he said there is one thing wrong with British industries I thought here we go.He said the worst thing that Britain did was to dilute the best apprenticeship sceme in the world and all your industries have suffered because of it.How right he was and is.I served 6 years as a bricklayer subsequent years were reduced until they were starting from useless college courses at 17 and out of there time at 19 effectivly 2 years,one cannot gain the experience in that time .Sorry about the rant but I do feel strongly about this problem.
|Thread: Carbon fibre pendulum rod|
My first clock was a regulater which as I had no tools was built with a home made turns and hand cut teeth.The pendulem was a length of straight grained deal with a heavy lead bob.When the clock was running I rated the pendulem with lead fishing weights and coins.The best I achieved was 2 seconds a day for a fortnight.I know that the post is about carbon fibre about which I know nothing,but the killer of all manual timepieces is friction ,reduce that and the difference between Invar and carbon fibre will hardly matter.
|Thread: rotary table halves secureing|
Thanks for your reply EGA,I have already fitted a Nylock nut and now its on don't want to disturb it .That would have been a neat solution to my problem and I will use that type of lock nut if I have any further problems.Thanks again EGA.
Hi ega,Could you tell me what GHT stands for and where I can find the design.
Thanks for your reply David.Photographs are not easy for me to add to a post,as putting them into my album from I photo sometimes dosn't work.Anyway the rotary table has been a set of castings part machined with no makers name.It was in two halves and had been well machined,I made and fitted the gear and worm drive and the bolt which is what holds the two sections together.this worked well for several years but has just worked loose.The bolt was free to rotate in the bores top and bottom.I did drill and tap the bolt and nut and fitted a scew to hold them together.I now want to fit either a Nylock nut or a nut with loctite thread locker . Sorry to have been so vague initialy.
My rotary table started to judder when cutting out the recess in a flywheel.The bolt secureing the table to the base had loosend.I want advice regarding the use of a nyloc nut or the use of locktite thread locker please.and would it be advisable to fix the bolt to one end or the other instead of both ends rotating.
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