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Member postings for martin perman

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Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020
19/02/2020 08:55:17

My wife and I live outside of Bedford and we have at least four pairs of Red Kites in the area and in the breeding season their young can be seen taking food from the parents whilst flying.

I'm currently preparing the new VFD and Motor for my lathe, I've built the panel and now need to mount it and the remote to the lathe, have to make a bush for the motor as its a smaller dia than the pulley hole otherwise going well.

Martin P

Thread: Encryption software
16/02/2020 08:16:15
Posted by Ady1 on 16/02/2020 07:58:46:

The safest most secure and convenient place is inside your head

Edited By Ady1 on 16/02/2020 08:00:21

Sadly I have to disagree that your head is the safest place, many a time I've stood in a shop because I cant recall my card no, I have my own method of recording the number which doesnt involve pen and paper apart from the master kept at home.

Martin P

Thread: Metric V Imperial Measurement
08/02/2020 13:59:27

I did my engineering in metric and following employment but my hobby of stationary engines has me working in imperial as I did at school. The one thing I find in metric is there are less decimal points to work with than when using imperial.

Martin P

08/02/2020 09:52:08

Can somebody explain why we buy timber as inch x inch x metres.

Martin P

Thread: J'accuse
07/02/2020 14:44:01

It seems I hace the better half of all, if I placed a series of tools on the kitchen side and asked her to identify any of them she wouldnt have a clue what they were or how to use them, the only tools my wife knows about involve cooking, cleaning equipment is down to me because of her lack of mobility  smiley

Martin P

Edited By martin perman on 07/02/2020 14:46:53

Thread: Clarke cl 500
04/02/2020 21:15:00

I now have a question, I was told by MM that the shaft was 15 mm can somebody confirm that it is 16 mm, my new 3ph motor is 14 and I have to make a sleeve.

Martin P

04/02/2020 20:52:12


For less than £400 Transwave will supply you with a 3/4 hp 3ph motor, remote control and VFD.

Martin P

Thread: New Nimrods arriving
04/02/2020 17:26:12

Boeing 737's under a different name, I hope they are not the latest Max versions smiley

Martin P

Thread: Clarke CL500M (YES I KNOW)
02/02/2020 19:46:29


I will not be able to get to it until thursday but will scan all and send it to you.

Martin P

Thread: Left handed lathe.
01/02/2020 21:06:14
Posted by old mart on 01/02/2020 20:40:27:

I am left handed, but only use my left hand exclusively for writing, otherwise it is whichever hand is more convenient. The only thing which I think is essential if you are left handed are scissors. One day I will buy one of the left handed digital calipers, but only because they are easier for anyone using a lathe. I feel sorry for anyone, right or lefthanded who cannot manage 95% of things with either hand.

To answer your last comment I can hold tools but dont have a lot of coordination, put a knife in my right hand and I become dangerous smiley

Martin P

01/02/2020 17:24:12

When in the ATC we had .303 rifles whose bolt was on the right side, when I used one I sighted with my left eye,stock in my left shoulder and right hant supporting the barrel, all well until I had to reload as passing my arm and hand over the top to operare the bolt was not easy.

Martin p

01/02/2020 17:15:32

Obviously the view point of a righthander smiley

01/02/2020 16:58:32
Posted by mechman48 on 01/02/2020 11:41:15:

I'm right handed but I have used a left handed monkey wrench ...devil face 20


A friend of mine collected over 600 hundred adjustable spanners over the years, all different and from all over the world, and he had a left handed one, as a left hander myself life has been a pain, particularly with electric hand tools, that has to be endured but then we are supposed to be more artistic and creative.

Martin P

Thread: High blood pressure !
29/01/2020 17:05:01

Mark C,

Thats interesting to know, I've been on Lisinopril for 10 plus years but no dry cough yet.

Martin P

29/01/2020 09:03:18

At the age of 45 I was diagnosed with type two diabeties and was put on a course of tablets, I also suffered from high blood presure which included more tablets, in 2014/15 I developed a condition called Charcot foot, Diabetic related, which meant eight months off work unable to walk and drive, I lost control of my Diabeties which meant I had to start injecting insulin and today at the age of 66 I now take 13 tablets for various issues and inject three times a day insulin and another drug. you just get into a routine twice a day and remember without them I would be very poorly.

Martin P

Thread: To bolt or not to bolt
26/01/2020 15:38:11

My lathe, a MM CL500M, has a mill attached to the headstock making it very top heavy and even though the garrage floor is flat it is lumpy and not smooth so I elected to bolt my down, any leveling and rocking was cured by placing washers under the fixing pads.

Martin P

Thread: London MEX on Forces TV
23/01/2020 09:37:15


Last night I got directed to another link of the show


Martin P

22/01/2020 18:32:06


Just been through tomorrows listings, nothing mentioned.

Martin P

22/01/2020 16:38:03


Just been through tomorrows listings, nothing mentioned.

Martin P

Thread: Ally Pally Exhibition
20/01/2020 08:27:25


I remember that exhibition, they had a large pond in the hall and my Grandfather had his tug on it, I think it was like a boys own show as it wasnt all engineering.

Martin P

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