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Member postings for Arthur Sixsmith

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Thread: Bulking problem?
09/08/2019 22:17:06

Hi my brother made shepards crooks and sticks using rams horn. The horn was boiled in water and when soft where tied to a wooden former. Left like this for a few days and the field sanded and polished. I know this is not what you asked but may just help. Arthur

Thread: Silicon bronze running in cast iron?
19/12/2018 22:31:22

If its working why bother. Is the needle striking the needle plate , presser foot or looper? If not I would leave alone. Just my 2d

Thread: DTI Glass replacement
08/11/2018 22:21:27

Search ebay for pocket watch glass. All sizes up to about 50mm at about £3.

Thread: Gas demand valves
05/11/2018 21:07:48

Hi Martin same hear.I have been looking for one for ages. I tried a engineer that repairs fork lift trucks.No joy. Some where on net some one was using a gas reg in reverse but now lost the site.I will be very interested if you find one that is not to expensive! Arthur

Thread: Myford Super 7 Belt and change gear cover material
18/10/2018 08:29:01

When I bought my S7 this casting was cracked at the hinge. I took it to a mate that repaired aluminium former for the shoe trade.He welded it with a stick welder (DC?),That was 25+ years ago and is still good.

Thread: What Are These Parallel Pliers?
12/08/2018 13:31:00

They are round leather belt pliers I have two sizers of these in my tool box. I was a industrial sewing mechanic all my working life. Arthur

Thread: Circular knitting machine repair
30/12/2017 16:57:55

Just a thought is a sock knitting machine ?

Thread: UK or chinese source for ER20 collet nut "hook/c" spanner
29/08/2017 16:18:22

I have offered you one for nowt? Arthur

28/08/2017 17:49:04

Hi I have a collet nut spanner marked 28/32 .this is much to small for my ER32 collets.If its any good to you send me your address and I will post it of to you tomorrow Regards Arthur

Thread: Ticket Clippers??
24/04/2017 08:55:50

I have just been out in workshop and found mine.If you send me your address i will post them to you. Arthur

24/04/2017 08:44:25

We used this type of pliers to notch card patterns in the clothing trade. search pattern notcher. Arthur

Thread: Appraising an electric motor
27/02/2016 13:13:20

I put one of these motors on ebay last year bin £40.It sold in 40 min. Buyer picked it up next day said at this price if burnt out it was worth rewinding! But like you say very heavy motor.

Thread: Mardrive component Misplaced motor component
15/11/2015 23:04:37

We used this type of clutch/motor on sewing machines. The spring and roller whent down the motor shaft to keep the flywheel and pulley apart. Hope this helps Arthur

Thread: Mystery Drive Belt
16/08/2014 18:22:59

We used a belt like this on Quick Stop sewing machine motors.Google for Quick Stop belt. There are two sizes. They where also used on a tape cutting machine that came from Germany. These belts where much better. Arthur

Thread: Singer 660 A1 sewing machine
31/07/2013 17:15:22

You need to put clutch brake on by pushing on the "heel" of the tredle and at the same time squeezing the belt together. The nylon is just a plug to lock the nut. We some times tap (belt) the spanner with copper hammer.

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