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Thread: Confession Time!
18/10/2019 17:02:19

Definitely one for the Tea Room!

I have used telescopic magnetic pick-ups ever since I started to mess about with metal. They are essential nowadays to cope with back problems. A rummage around Lidls yesterday found a batch of various mag tools and I grabbed a couple of combined pick-up and mirror packs. Broke open one of the packs when I got home and out fell an instruction leaflet!!! An instruction leaflet ... for a mag pickup?? Elfin Safety beyond ridiculous!! Just to confirm that H&S WERE over the top, I read the leaflet. ... Well, well, welll! Drawings AND instructions? Fitting new batteries ...? batteries? for magnets? Oh, wait a minute - that mag head actually has an LED fitted and 3 button cells to operate it! I HAD NO IDEA!!! Must be some new bright idea. Went out to the workshop and looked at my oldest similar one ... That was similarly fitted but having been in use for 6 or 7 years, the LED was well past its prime! It's been obvious for some time that I'm very good at 'Senior Moments' but this is Gold Medal standard!!

I realise that nobody else on the Forum would be so daft, but for anyone yet to use this tool, please note the extra facility!

More tablets, please, Nurse!

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Bill

Thread: Combined interests?
13/10/2019 23:01:19

I know there are members who are into this sort of thing - (definitely NOT my bag! ) so, maybe of interest ... except for the price!!!

**LINK**

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Bill

Thread: Plinth size?
13/10/2019 12:25:31

Thank you Emgee - sounds good.

Mike - it's reassuring that others have the problem! Scissors and card to the fore!

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Bill

13/10/2019 11:08:16

I am hoping to make a brass profile of an aircraft to be hardwood mounted. The dimensions will be approximately 7" x 2 .5". I am totally lacking ANY art/proportional skills and would appreciate suggestions as to best size/ proportion for the plinth. I would also like to incorporate a bras plaque on the plinth with relevant details.

TIA

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Bill

Thread: Free software and human nature
13/10/2019 09:39:33

It's the sharp division between 'old style' common courtesy and today's 'entitlement' culture'. Time was, "Please" and "Thank you" were standard currency, imposed in childhood and remained as adults. These pleasantries are now dismissed as unnecessary. I recently 'phoned the Council to thank one of their staff for having arranged a replacement 'wheelie bin' at short notice. The lady was absolutely amazed -" We NEVER get thanked by the Public". Such a sad commentary on Society!

Closer to home and the OP's well-founded comments, it woukd be nice if one could expect conclusive responses from forum members re. Sales and Wants - not at all universal, unfortunately!

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Bill

Thread: Grinding wheel 'washers'
08/10/2019 09:12:32

Thank you all again.

From all the advice given, I'm concerned about the compressiblity of the cardboard I had intended to use. As I said, it's just a standard piece of a cardboard box and doesn't have the less compressible qualities of e.g. gasket material - maybe I'm over-worrying!

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Bill

07/10/2019 21:00:02

John and Old Mart - thank you. Both your suggestions are much less 'spongy than the card I have - no writing tablet and no cereal packet . I have a nagging feeling that what I have produced is not ideal! I shall have to search further.

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Bill

07/10/2019 19:50:26

I have a Tiplap grinder with two original Boremaster wheels. They aren't really suitable for general grinding, so I am fitting a carborundum cup wheel . I have made a new mounting adaptor but I am unsure about the type of 'washer' to fit on either side. I have cut our a couple from the cardboard of a tool package. Is this appropriate or should they be made from something less 'agricultural?

TIA

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Bill

Thread: Battery charger problem
03/10/2019 21:23:11

Thank you, everyone for your help and information. I have to admit a great deal was above my "red is positive, black is negative" level of knowledge - got totally floored by NDIY's mention of 3.7 and 4.2. Am I to understand that I'm dealing with made up series connected packs to provide the 12v? That would entail a REAL stripdown of the cells to do anything remedial, so the bin is looking likely!

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Bill

03/10/2019 17:38:33

Andrew and Neil, thank you.

Andrew - you have picked up on the major difficulty - there are three terminals. I see between 9 and 10v between two of them and zilch with the 3rd. A Youtube battery strip-down on a similar pack showed a small circuit board which puzzled the wiggly amps expert . He finally decided that it was a low voltage sensor to prevent asymmetric charging, since there was (he said) no balancing circuitry.dont know

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Bill

03/10/2019 13:47:31

Thank you all. Some interesting information again and the 'culprit', apart from my stupidity, was the wrong charger (10.3V instead of 12). The main prob;em now is the shape of the pack but I have found and ordered a similar looking replacement.

Duncan - that had occurred to me but then I remembered my 'soldering skills'!

Peak4 - Hmm, I have the kit, as ever, expertise is wanting!! sad

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Bill

03/10/2019 09:44:43

Thank you again for your replies.

John Olsen - that's the information I was after.

XD 351 - that (polarity swap) would seem to fit the bill. Unfortunately, the battery pack is one of the 'triangular' type and appears to be available only from the 'hen's tooth' factory! sad

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Bill

02/10/2019 22:54:39

Thanks Bill - unfortunately, it's Li-on.

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Bill

Thread: nutcracker
02/10/2019 18:25:03

Mick B1 - Sorry, don't know about the serrations - would guess cast-in; doesn't retain the kernel, it falls into the tray. PGK x2 - the actual thread is 'buttress(y) so presumably Acme or square.) Source, as with so much of my bits and pieces was a charity shop!

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Bill

Thread: Battery charger problem
02/10/2019 18:09:53

I have a Parkside (Lidl) 12v rechargeable drill/screwdriver, the type with a 'triangular' battery pack. The charger 'went walkabout' for a few days and, needing to recharge, I plugged it into a charger for a Parkside vibro saw ... not noticing it was a 10v machine. The charge indicator went straight to green and I, foolishly, left it like that for several hours. It remained green and when I removed it and tried to operate, it's dead!. I have since found the correct charger and tried again but it goes straight to green, doesn't charge and the battery, obviously remains flat.

Apart from requesting a brain transplant, can anyone suggest a remedy , please?

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Bill

Thread: nutcracker
01/10/2019 17:04:44

For those with deck shoes and a a white-topped peaked hat, maybe?img_0057a.jpg

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Bill

Thread: Aero Fuel
29/09/2019 18:36:35

In the mid 60s I was operating for a while in Burma (now Myanmar). We had a hire car provided - an old Humber Hawk (the local economy couldn't afford new car imports) . The fuel available was 78% 'Pool' petrol. Accelerating DOWNhill from the hotel produced severe 'pinking'. Progress CAN be wonderful!

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Bill

Thread: Unusual GPO hammer?
28/09/2019 23:42:09

Aaaah! - Government nomenclature! Auntie Betty's Flying Circus was similar plus a whole vast array of paper vouchers, inckuding Issue, Exchange and Return. Memory (VERY fallible nowadays) suggests Conversion vouchers - MOST useful for making good inventories which had become depleted. Oft repeated was the old Storeman's ability to 'Convert' HangErs Clothes to HangArs Aircraft! Even so, it was well-founded wisdom to be good mates with the Stores chaps! One such genius, at Tern Hill somehow managed to 'vanish' 10 Tables, long ,library plus one Simulator, Helicopter, Training which I had signed for but had never set eyes on!!! Made Paul Daniels look positively pedestrian!

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Bill

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
27/09/2019 16:26:47

Mick B1 - assuming Carol is your SWMBO, I can well believe that she appreciates both the cormorant and your previous - super work! - clever (visually and proportionally) mounting. +1 for both.

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Bill

Thread: Mystery object
07/09/2019 22:38:10

Much used in model aircraft , for push-rod ends and similar. Almost anything requiring thin high strength - lantern pinions for clocks maybe? Very useful stuff, particularly as you appear to have a number of different gauges.

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Bill

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