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Member postings for Charlie,

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Thread: Lathe Tools
02/04/2013 20:35:49

And try not to loose the tiny allen screw that holds the tip in the bar,You will have to move heaven and earth to get any of those,

Thread: Can anyone identify this?
19/01/2013 20:35:07

Hi Luke

Its forgetting stones out of horses hooves, To many stones spoil the quality of the burgers,

Thread: White metal - its availability & uses ?
30/12/2012 23:11:43

Used to work for Corgi Toys in Northamton, The metal used in the diecasting of the model cars was called Mazak, Low melt and rejects could be remelted and used again over and over,

Thread: Warco 1322 & Inverters ?
03/12/2012 22:29:10

Somone should put some curtiains in er, It sounds hollow, Every time somone speaks there is an echo,

Thread: Advertising banners
16/11/2012 21:23:58

Hi chaps It dosent happen often to me But it dose happen from time to time, And when it hapens it realy pisses me off,But i have just given up complaining, It seems to me to complain is to cause somone a certian amount of aggro and in this instance i dont want to do that,So for as long as i can live with it i will continue to suffer in Silence, Chris i actualy like your yellow background, For me it seems to highlight the text and i can read your posts easier,


Thread: Knurling
06/11/2012 21:22:51

A good informative post , Compleatly spoiled ! wadda lash up!,

Thread: does JB weld go off?
03/11/2012 21:23:59

Hi Guys

I got some Viagra i put it in my cups of tea, I find it stops me bicuits going floppy,

Thread: Lenoir engine
27/10/2012 21:42:28

Hi Johan,How do you propose to produce cabide gas?It has been longer than 40 years since i was able to buy sealed tins of carbide cinders for use in lamps etc,Is it still available in this country?? And is it legal,??

Thread: Ba studs
23/10/2012 20:25:04

Hi Dusty

GLR Distributors do BA studding, Find them in the last issue of MEW,

Thread: Identifying small threads
29/09/2012 21:05:40

Hi Stuart,

I happen to have a Ba thread gauge picked up cheap at a car boot sale, It is numbered among my most usefull bits of kit and i use it a lot, Like yourself i have a large quantity of smallish and tiny nuts n bolts and my thread gauge will probably grade over 50% of them,My eyesight is not what it was so i understand your problem, Another route you could take if you have enough taps is to make one using gauge plate, That way you could cover some of the other usefull threads as well,

Best regards Charlie,

Thread: Tools
07/07/2012 19:55:32

Hi chaps

Thank u all for your variouse answers to my question regarding Core drills, And i have to say that in reading them all my perception and understanding of that type of cutting tool has been enhanced, So onc again thank you all for taking the time to enlighten my humble self,

05/07/2012 21:56:52

Hi Chaps

I buy a lota engineering related stuff from car boot sales,And from time to time i stumble across somone with a load of stuff in a box who says pick where you like a quid each If i like the look of contents of the box i useualy say ill give ya £20 quid for the box, Somtimes i have to raise the price a little but i useualy get it,I got such a box recently and the contents where interesting,There where a number of long tapered drills,Cant imagine what they are for?,Also a number of boxed Core drills which look like reamers,The question is can anyone tell me what a core drill will do that a reamer cant,The core drills are multifluted from three to six flutes some are slow flutes and some are fast,Most of em are 2mt,I look forward to your considered opinions, Thanks,

Thread: Not sure if it is me or not!!1
18/05/2012 20:51:33


it works for me to thanks chaps,

Thread: washers
15/05/2012 20:51:46

As i dont want to ofend all of you dedicated patriots who seem to be so concerned about the welfare of her Majesty head on coins of the realm,Perhaps the prospect of drilling a hole through the queens head is a trifle unsettling for your delicate sensabilities,So i have decided that in future when i need to drill a hole in the middle of a coin i will do it from the Tails side which should be kinder, At least she wont see it comming,

11/05/2012 21:27:05

take 10 2p coins,The ones before they put the steel in them,Put a neat hole in em, Any size you fancy or need,Hey presto you got ten solid copper washers with text and date,I suspect you couldent buy them for anything like 20p in a shop,,

Thread: This website is working very slow today, Anyone else having problems?
09/05/2012 22:28:40

Watcha chaps,

Yes i got a poor performance to,Been poor for a couple of evenings,I am not all that good at sorting computers out or knowing what the cause of variouse problems are, But i am not myself convinced that its a problem with this site, I am getting poor performance with other sites Utube is constantly buffering and my e-mail is giving me error notices etc,Spose i must just have to grin and bear it,Untill it puts its self right which it will eventualy,

Thread: More chat about sheds
20/04/2012 22:19:44

Hi Chaps,

I dont know if any of you have noticed that the media have developed an interest in Sheds or man caves as they are describing them, Several times over recent weeks they have been the subject of a short feature on the telly in my part of thje world,Hilighting the many uses that sheds are put to not just model engineering,This gives me cause for concern,Are we about to suffer a shed tax, ????,

Thread: A (retired ) Engineers day out.
30/03/2012 23:14:55

Hi Terryd

It dont say Leicester, It says Abbey pumping station,But im sure we wont fall out over sutch a small thing,Now i know its Leicester i realize i cant go there, From here in east anglia leicester is nearly abroad,And if i put enough juice in the car to get there it would double the value of the car,Anyway i lived in leicester for six months in 1960,Worked at the Victory tyre works in blackbird road it was ok but i prefered Northamton so i moved there,

30/03/2012 21:59:29

What City,??? Or am i realy dumb and cant work it out,

Thread: strange metal
16/03/2012 22:09:08

Hi Chaps

Thanks for your interest and your input, But i remain convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the steel is not plated,But i am not in any way disapointed with it, I suspected that it might have been hard stuff,But now that i know it will machine easily with ordinary hss tools i am delighted with it but there is still a little gremlin in my mind telling me that somthing is not quite as it should be,

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