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Thread: Imperial Electronic Edge Finder
07/03/2020 17:13:51

Gentlemen,

How do these probes work, does the small dia pin/ball move when it touches the job or is it just a circuit thats created to switch on a light.

Martin P

Thread: Coronavirus
06/03/2020 17:08:43

I always thought dock leaves were the go to wiper to use.

Martin P

04/03/2020 20:08:05

My Sister and Husband are in Bulgaria at the moment and she received an email today from her work telling her she is to self Isolate for two weeks before returning to work, my daughter and her co workers are going to be issued with laptops to work from home for upto two weeks whilst the company deep cleans the site, nobody in the company has the virus by the way, the world has hit the panic button.

Martin P

Thread: Hand Wash
04/03/2020 11:01:41
Posted by Vic on 04/03/2020 10:54:02:

There are very many types of face masks. Some of them are clearly effective or professionals wouldn’t need to use them. I wear one of the filter types in the workshop for a variety of tasks. As for the simple paper type I have to wonder why thousands of them are used by surgical staff every day if they’re of no use?

As Ian reminded me they contain thus stopping transfer to patients etc.

Edited By martin perman on 04/03/2020 11:02:11

04/03/2020 10:07:13
Posted by Hopper on 04/03/2020 09:58:34:

Masks are relatively useless. Chances of you standing in front of a carrier as they cough or sneeze and you breathing in droplets are lower than your chance of winning the lottery. Its those droplets landing and sitting on surfaces that you then touch that is the problem. Hand washing is the best defence.

Sadly I would disagree, I have a part time delivery job for a local chemist and the counter girls are constantly "telling" customers in no certain terms fo stop coughing and sneezing at them, one of the girls almost has a permanent cold through the winter.

Martin P

04/03/2020 09:54:37
Posted by Ian Johnson 1 on 04/03/2020 09:27:32:
Posted by martin perman on 04/03/2020 09:01:29:

Before I retired I worked in an indusrtry where face masks were mandatory, I had to do a face fit test regularly when visiting different customers to make sure that my nose and mouth were sealed completely. The test involved wearing a air hood and an amount of foul tasting spray sent into the hood, you were then given a face mask to wear and the hood was put back on and the spray injected in, if you couldnt taste it all was well if you could another mask was tried.

The masks you see people wearing in the streets in the news are totally useless.

Martin P

I used to carry out face fit tests for clients, the substance is called 'Bitrex' and despite using disposable gloves when filling and using the vapourisers it got everywhere, and it does taste awful! On the plus side it did highlight how many times I touched my face, such as wiping my mouth then licking my lips ugh!! Easy to appreciate how germs spread after using that stuff.

The paper or fibre face masks are not entirely useless because they can contain a cough thereby reducing the spread of infection, and you can scratch your nose with a mask on.

Ian

Apologies Ian, they do contain but they leak at the sides so can allow stuff to get to the mouth and nose.

Martin P

04/03/2020 09:01:29

Before I retired I worked in an indusrtry where face masks were mandatory, I had to do a face fit test regularly when visiting different customers to make sure that my nose and mouth were sealed completely. The test involved wearing a air hood and an amount of foul tasting spray sent into the hood, you were then given a face mask to wear and the hood was put back on and the spray injected in, if you couldnt taste it all was well if you could another mask was tried.

The masks you see people wearing in the streets in the news are totally useless.

Martin P

Thread: Lathes & Mills for Domestic Repairs
03/03/2020 19:01:06

Recently my wife managed to weld her poacher lid to the grill heating element, the poacher is stored in the grill and she turned the grill on forgetting it was in there. Anyway I couldnt remove the handle because it had melted around the element so a new element was required but I did manage to make a new handle from nylon I had in stock. I've repaired my children toys over the years as well.

Martin P

Edited By martin perman on 03/03/2020 19:01:46

Edited By martin perman on 03/03/2020 19:02:35

Thread: What does diamond turned mean?
02/03/2020 08:38:20

See here **LINK**

Martin P

Thread: no recoil
29/02/2020 20:04:10

Excuse me Sirs, would EW be Escapement Wheel, if yes I'm beginning to understand.

Martin P

Thread: Any good clock magazines
26/02/2020 09:39:53

Gentlemen,

My books arrived over the weekend, Practical Clock repairing is a very good read as it talks about virtually every part.

A project arrived yesterday in the form of a 1890 Seth Thomas Mantel clock in need of a little TLC, the dial needs repairing and the case needs cleaning but it keeps good time.

Martin P

Thread: What sort of things inspire you?
22/02/2020 12:31:17

My inspiration came from my Grandfather, for over 60 years he made all sorts of things on his treadle lathe and would never allow my brother and I to put an electric motor on it, as very young boys we made wooden whistles on the lathe or fire up his two coal fired tugs and his 2" free style traction engine. My brother and I both took up engineering and both have workshops to make and tinker what we will because of him.

I'm also inspired by anything mechanical and particularly if it moves, yesterday I watched a Wheeler Dealers program about a Ford Cosworth 4 x 4 Escort they were sorting out, I was amazed to see that one of the drive shafts passed through the engine sump and oil to get to its front wheel, imagine the chap who thought of doing that and then convincing management that was the way to go.

Martin P

Thread: Trolleys at Lidl/Aldi
21/02/2020 18:47:03

My missus doesn't think they should be chained down - it's just that, whilst I'm chewing over the real value to my sort of activities of this tool or that, she's calmly piling toys and clothes for the grandkids into our trolley...

Funny that, my wife is the same, spend on our Grandson is likely to go exponential soon, ask if I can buy a tool and its what do you need that for smiley

My Daughter and wife bought so many clothes for our first and only Grandchild he is going to have to stay one year old for another year laugh

Martin P

Edited By martin perman on 21/02/2020 18:50:46

Thread: Parkside (Lidl) Cordless Angle Grinder
21/02/2020 10:51:45

Gentlemen,

Once again a resonably interesting post has turned into a barrack room brawl, does it always have to end this way and spoil everything. We all have our opinions whether right or wrong but dont spoil the post, do it somewhere else.

Martin P

Thread: Any good clock magazines
20/02/2020 16:06:12

Gentlemen,

Thank you all, Ive ordered a couple of books for bedtime reading.

Martin P

20/02/2020 09:13:29

John and MichaelG,

Thank you for your rapid responses, I have had a quick look at both of your excellent suggestions but feel that they are well out of my league and I'm unlikely to ever use the wealth of information available.

Due to health reasons I've decided to have one more season with my current hobby, I've always been interested in clocks and recently, over the last year I have purchased two, a wall clock of undetermined make and age and a French carriage clock whose make and age I know. On Sunday my wife and I went to a local Antiques fair which we regularly attend and saw a couple who restore, repair and sell Mantel clocks which I took a great interest in and my wife got me to choose one as an early Birthday present so I now own a 1909 Seth Thomas model Kent Mantel clock and I feel I should now learn more about the maintenance and care of this lovely clock and my others past and future, there will be more smiley

Would either of you know of books to assist me in their up keep.

Martin P

Edited By martin perman on 20/02/2020 09:15:02

19/02/2020 20:40:31

Good evening all,

Can anybody suggest a good magazine on vintage clocks please, I have a new interest, not to make one but to maintain and research histories.

Thanks,

Martin P

Thread: Adjusting an M&W level
19/02/2020 17:08:53

It would appear to me that the two vertical screws top and bottom would be the ones to adjust, dependant on wether you raise or lower that end by releasing one and adjusting the other.

Martin P

Edited By martin perman on 19/02/2020 17:09:40

19/02/2020 16:26:23

Sorry

Edited By martin perman on 19/02/2020 16:27:03

19/02/2020 16:25:40

I've just had a look at a M&W els level and I can only see a vertical screw at one end and a horizontal screw at the other, am I correct.

Martin P

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