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Thread: What would I use a Plasma Cutter For
24/02/2020 22:31:01

Looks good so guess I will have to hope they re-appear later in the year and get there at opening time!

Thread: Recovering from disaster
20/02/2020 11:27:47

Insurance companies seem to want receipts so try and keep as many as possible somewhere safe.

This is important for losses or disasters and may well save you from some extra agro and possible additional financial loss.

Edited By V8Eng on 20/02/2020 11:32:14

Thread: Encryption software
16/02/2020 14:31:40

Worth looking at Sandisk USB Memory Sticks for storage. The ones I have come password protected, better than bits of paper just one long password to remember.

Edited By V8Eng on 16/02/2020 14:41:16

Edited By V8Eng on 16/02/2020 14:51:05

Thread: What would I use a Plasma Cutter For
15/02/2020 20:27:52

Have you tried Lidl online ?


I do not think Lidl (UK) have that system, Aldi do have online ordering and some online special offers.

Thanks for the thought though.

Thread: 3D Scanning, Anyone?
15/02/2020 16:55:55

Not really an answer to the original question but the HP Sprout integrated system might be good.


Edited By V8Eng on 15/02/2020 16:56:33

Edited By V8Eng on 15/02/2020 17:00:42

Thread: What would I use a Plasma Cutter For
15/02/2020 16:49:23
Posted by Dave Halford on 13/02/2020 18:50:15:

Well I confess, I bought one, the leads seem to weigh nearly as much as the machine smiley

Might get a chance to play with it this weekend.

I did look in my two nearest LIDL stores on Thursday morning without any luck. Guess it’s back to annoying the neighbours with disk cutters etc!

Look forward to reading how you get on because some items like that tend to appear again after a few months and I generally have good regard for tools bought from Lidl and Aldi.


Edited By V8Eng on 15/02/2020 16:57:51

Thread: Where to acquire a small amount of bromine
06/02/2020 16:49:57

Photo chemicals

These people (link above) were used by a former colleague who dabbled in old photo processes a long time ago now, might be worth checking out.

Edited By V8Eng on 06/02/2020 16:52:41

Edited By V8Eng on 06/02/2020 16:54:30

Thread: Ian S C Back again
21/01/2020 12:15:01

Welcome back Ian.

Thread: British Transport Canteens...
14/01/2020 14:47:34

Watching that takes me back to my post Apprenticeship days in the late 60s and some time spent at Reading Maintenance Depot..

There was a Staff Canteen behind Reading Station which seemed to be open all hours, lots of Railway Staff used it we found it was very handy on shift work (good food beats sandwiches at 2am that’s for sure).

I had stopped working in that area by about 1970 so have no idea what happened to this facility after that..



Edited By V8Eng on 14/01/2020 14:48:05

Thread: New legislation that could affect us all.
08/01/2020 12:33:48
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 08/01/2020 09:57:25:

Proposed new ISO Standards for 2020 are now out for consultation:

ISO 935-4527 - Procedures for the efficient loading of dishwashers.

ISO 953-4574c - Approved ordering of cutlery in horizontal storage units.

ISO 100-R011 - Orientation of lavatory paper in wall-mounted holders.

ISO 100-5E47 - Protocols for the placement of toilet seats and their covers after use.

There's also an EU directive expected on the replacement of lids on beverage storage vessels.


(edited for clarity and accuracy )

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 08/01/2020 11:08:20

You missed out ISO 100-d1rty - Protocols for always washing hands after using the toilet!

Edited By V8Eng on 08/01/2020 12:49:29

Thread: Abracs Quick-lock abrasive tool
29/12/2019 19:52:51

I seem to remember seeing something vaguely like that in the Proxxon cat not sure about the Abracs system though.

Edited By V8Eng on 29/12/2019 19:54:17

Thread: Satellites going over Kent Sussex
29/12/2019 19:44:50

Maybe a long shot how about this I saw on the news?

link to item on BBC here:-

Comms Satellites

Martin obviously can type faster than me!

Edited By V8Eng on 29/12/2019 19:48:30

Thread: Merryweather Steam Fire King self propelled
25/12/2019 23:26:57

That looks very good fun and your Merryweather engine runs well and sounds really nice.

Thanks for keeping us updated.

Merry Christmas.

Thread: Meddings pillar drill colour
06/12/2019 09:36:34
Posted by petro1head on 05/12/2019 16:30:17:

I have gone for smooth Hamerite blue



looks to me as though your drill will be on trend colour wise.

Pantone 2020


Edited By V8Eng on 06/12/2019 09:37:45

Thread: Ornamental Turning
17/11/2019 11:19:24

There is a Society of Ornamental Turners who have a stand at some ME Exhibitions.

Work seems to go from jewellery size up to large objects and watching the machinery is fascinating especially as some of it looks very old.

I have put a link to the SOT Website here as it might have information on modding lathes:-


Edited By V8Eng on 17/11/2019 11:22:42

Thread: Who invented the elastic band?
16/11/2019 10:14:58

The Vulcans Vulcanised them then they were called tyres.

Edited By V8Eng on 16/11/2019 10:16:48

15/11/2019 16:53:14

Wikipedia gives this:-


15/11/2019 15:57:55

I like that explanation.smiley

My own take on it would be ouch followed by a swear word when they snap and get me!

Edited By V8Eng on 15/11/2019 16:17:24

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
15/11/2019 07:46:54

Ouch really sorry to hear it she will take a long time to get over that!

If you are any where near a Timpson store take the damaged phone in to them for an estimate I found .surprisingly low Repair  costs.

I have no connection to them other than being a satisfied customer and many other repairers are available.

Edited By V8Eng on 15/11/2019 08:17:35

Thread: Indoor R/C Flight & a whole lot more
10/11/2019 14:45:30

Love watching this and it’s nice too see Concord flying again, just as an aside does anyone know how the two flying locomotives work.

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