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Thread: What Did You Do Today (2016)
25/03/2016 22:14:17
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 25/03/2016 19:19:18:

Also just listened to the Archers. Rob Tichenor - the hounds have got your scent, your end is nigh!


No chance, this one will run and run.. Helen will fall off her perch in childbirth and then the ghastly Rob will cop for 50% of Bridge Farm and then we will have all the drama that that will produce😕

Thread: Milling Machine
25/03/2016 07:17:26

A Centec could fill your bill. Sorry the photo is sideways, it seems to have gon this way on up loading!Centec2.jpeg

This is my machine showing it with the additional riser block which not only increases the head clearance but permits the use of the horizontal spindle without having to remove the vertical head.


Edited By ANDY CAWLEY on 25/03/2016 07:22:42

Sorry this photo is on its side too. It could be an iPad problem. 

Nick, this machine could be for sale, if you are interested please pm me.

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Thread: Electric motor help needed
07/03/2016 23:16:23

Gosh what a helpful lot you all are, I've just got to my emails and seen how many replies there are. I appreciate everyone's concern for my safety, thank you.

The dismantle and check the centrifugal switch appeals to me as a first off. I certainly have not heard any clicking of a centrifugal switch and anyway I am the eternal optimist. I'll report back in due course.

By the way John Fletcher, are you the Riley man from Lincolnshire?

07/03/2016 04:34:11

Thanks Emgee, I'd thought of that and the motor ran without being connected to the saw then tripped after a few seconds. I hadn't thought of the windings shorting to earth. How would I test for that? I have a multi meter but haven't a clue where to connect itsad

07/03/2016 00:06:55





This electric motor is fitted to my Kennedy power saw


It only runs for a few seconds then it trips out. It can be reset by pressing the red button.


On resetting it only runs for a few seconds  

Is it something that can be fixed, if so what do I do. I am a complete electrical novice so will need sympathetic guidance!!!


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Thread: Flying Scotsman on its way to York
28/02/2016 12:16:57
Steam is white coming out of the chimney going through our villagesmiley

Edited By ANDY CAWLEY on 28/02/2016 12:18:14

Thread: Onshape CAD
04/02/2016 18:18:25

I'm on holiday in France and just joined Onshape with no problems, got confirmation email virtually instantly. I'm on my iPad so will be interested to see what happens on my PC when I get back home. A quick tour round the tutorials etc is looking good to a total CAD newbie like me.

Thread: Lathe tachometer
10/12/2015 07:54:54

I calibrated the numbered dial on my speed control by measuring the rpm by using a longish piece of all thread, a loose nut and a stop watch.

Measure and mark a suitable length on the all thread using a marker pen then time the nut running between the marks. The all thread is gripped in the chuck and for safeties sake the opposite end is in the tail stock barrel The lathe is run with the pointer on the various marks and the nut held by hand to run it down the thread whils timing. A chart can then be made.

Simples, may not be super accurate but good enough for setting a lathe speed.

Thread: What did you do today (2015)
30/09/2015 10:01:57
Posted by Windy on 30/09/2015 09:14:19:

Was brought a push bike to weld a broken frame seems I'm getting some beer tokens when I go to the local church tonight.

Next job to modify some new TR6 bonnet hinges so instead of removing numerous bolts and loosing bonnet settings the riveted pivot hinge is replaced with a removable pivot bolt.

In a few weeks will be watching some more high speed motorcycle etc. frolics at UK holy grail of record attempts at Elvington airfield.

Then end of October Coniston calls and hope to see a friend attempt the full size steam powered water speed record if he can sort some hopefully minor problems first.


Any Idea what day that is likely to be. We are usually in the Lakes for the VSCC Lakeland Trial at that time.

Thread: Turret clock identification
28/09/2015 19:21:42

Michael & Martin,

That is just the info I was hoping for, the name is even familiar from all that time ago!


28/09/2015 05:03:30

Michael, thank you.

Bar / strip, what's in a name, the point is that it is hot rolled and therefore cheap and cheerful and available at my local agricultural merchants. The Cotehele clock is just the sort of thing I was looking for, it should give me some sort of reference to start from.

27/09/2015 17:20:33


Thanks for that Neil, my picture was a bit muddy!

John, your concept is quite interesting but is almost the opposite of what I was interested in. The use of black bar was actually what rang my bell (oops sorry). The really early clocks were in effect blacksmith made and using tapered peg locked mortise joints equated to what they did.

The chap in the background was, I believe, the builder of the clock.

Edited By ANDY CAWLEY on 27/09/2015 17:22:05

27/09/2015 08:10:02

image.jpegDoes any body recognise this clock. It was on a stand at a model engineering (Midlands I think) exhibition a few years ago. Was its construction published any where. I'm particularly interested in the method of frame and grear construction and have nothing to scale the size if stock from which it is constructed.

My memory tels me that the gears were made from hot rolled strip and just bent into a circle using a vice and a gas axe! That is what I  would really like to know more about 


Edited By ANDY CAWLEY on 27/09/2015 08:22:09

Thread: How necessary is 3D?
25/08/2015 16:06:27

What is an 8 bit micro controller?

Thread: What did you do today (2015)
20/08/2015 04:04:12

Spent Wednesday tootling around Cheshire in the GN in company with a dozen other like minded eccentrics. Thursday we will visit Jodrell Bank in the morning. The group is staying in the Manor at Alsager if any locals want a look.

04/08/2015 03:31:23

Oh dearie me! Ran a big end on the M69 returning from Prescott Hill Climb.angry Will have to see if we can break yo record for engine removal and strip down as we are off to France in it for another hill climb in a couple of weekssmiley

Edited By ANDY CAWLEY on 04/08/2015 03:32:50

29/07/2015 23:08:28

Drove the 'Nash for the first time for 4 1/2 years!😃. Why did I take so long to rebuild it?image.jpg

Thread: Brass plug
12/07/2015 01:23:45
Posted by alan smith 6 on 10/07/2015 16:17:02:


Most vintage car drivers with cars having a good power to weight ratio are hooligans. The Frazer Nash boys are super hooligans!



'Ere I resemble that remark.😉

Thread: What did you do today (2015)
07/07/2015 14:40:02

Clive, Is that swarm upside down or is it Australian?wink

Thread: Pop up ad on home page
16/06/2015 11:45:24

Neil, Please pass on my thanks to your company for their enlightened attitude, they listen to their customers.

A zillion times better than a certain electricity supply company that are currently driving me mad by their couldn't give a stuff about the customer approach to life ! (Npower if you want to know)

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