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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.

09/11/2019 23:38:03

Thanks for linking to that great display Jason.

There is usually a good indoor flying display in the London Model Engineering Exhibition at Ally Pally.

Not on the same scale as the one Jason linked to but still good fun to watch (and yes it is behind netting).

Edited By V8Eng on 09/11/2019 23:43:23

Thread: new computer
03/11/2019 16:51:02

Seemed to be a good range of non gaming type desktops with various spec’s on the Dell website when I was looking last week.

I have no connection with the company but I used to run a Dell desktop myself when I was working for a living no problems with it.

Edited By V8Eng on 03/11/2019 17:05:16

Thread: Web-sites Going AWOL
29/10/2019 20:44:04
Posted by Nigel Graham 2 on 29/10/2019 17:24:56:


I propose a new form of business and personal communication in which the data is written or printed alphanumerically on a thin, perhaps cellulose-based, substrate, packed for protection and privacy into a sleeve of similar material and delivered to the recipient, at a modest fixed rate irrespective of distance - the outer sleeve readily marked by a self-adhesive label as proof of payment. Whilst not as "instant" as electronics, and whilst not completely risk-free, it would obviate all the problems and breakdowns inherent in long strings of electric pulses invented and released un-tested by some money-mad conglomerate in California, and prone to interference by the malevolent criminal or Foreign Power!

I think that system may be prone to interference by a malevolent use of steam or scissors and by the redaction pen.😉

Edited By V8Eng on 29/10/2019 20:47:51

Thread: Anodising
07/10/2019 15:33:29

I have received an email from Gateros Plating about an Anodising Workshop on the 18 October.

It is located in the Lincoln area (which I am totally unfamiliar with).

As Anodising seems to be a frequent subject on here I thought it might be of interest to some.

Here is a link to the information supplied:-

Gateros Plating.

Thread: ebay fun today ?
09/09/2019 21:05:37

That should have upped the hit rate.

Thread: Ultrasonic toothbrushes
23/08/2019 11:38:12
Posted by Robin Graham on 22/08/2019 23:48:36:k

My wife has bought (at considerable expense) an ultrasonic toothbrush for use on the hounds. It came with a tube of special ultrasonic canine toothpaste (peppermint, which they really don't like) and a warning that we had to buy their special paste (at £15 for a 44g tube) or it wouldn't work. I doubt that, but maybe there are ultrasonic experts on here who could advise?




How the other half lives eh😉.

Can’t advise on Ultrasonics but when we had a dog manual toothbrushes were used which looked very similar to ones for humans but were more expensive being pet specials.

We also used beef flavoured toothpaste specifically for dogs which she loved so teeth cleaning time was (relatively) easy.

Edited By V8Eng on 23/08/2019 11:41:45

Edited By V8Eng on 23/08/2019 12:01:14

Thread: Borrowing
17/08/2019 22:06:43
Posted by Gary Wooding on 17/08/2019 21:54:28:

It rains upon the Just and on the Unjust, both together

But it rains more upon the Just

Because the Unjust has the Just's umbrella.

Don’t lend them your brolly either then.😉😁

Edited By V8Eng on 17/08/2019 22:07:04

17/08/2019 21:44:00

To quote a very old saying “never a borrower or a lender be”.

I made the mistake of being the second one and losing gear a few times never again (I don’t borrow things either).


Edited By V8Eng on 17/08/2019 21:49:29

Thread: What 3 Words
15/08/2019 20:31:38

Thank you 34046 and Michael. Interesting idea might help find parcels delivered to somewhere underneath my garden hedge!

15/08/2019 19:13:35

What is this about please?

Thread: Another scam
14/08/2019 21:02:22

Another TVP video, actor again but based on true cases.

TVP Video 2

Thread: Where do I buy these, I've looked every where.
14/08/2019 20:29:07
Posted by not done it yet on 14/08/2019 16:09:26:

Thought I posted earlier, before V8Eng. I think some ... might have removed the post but can’t imagine why! Here it is again:

Try “The Nipple Shop’. They have all sorts.


I have just done quick search for that shop and initial results seem to have little to do with engineering, Perhaps you should have put a link in?

Edited By V8Eng on 14/08/2019 20:52:27

14/08/2019 19:25:39
Posted by not done it yet on 14/08/2019 16:09:26:

Thought I posted earlier, before V8Eng. I think some ... might have removed the post but can’t imagine why! Here it is again:

Try “The Nipple Shop’. They have all sorts.


Yes I remember your post was just seconds before mine and thought you must have typed faster than me.

Edited By V8Eng on 14/08/2019 19:26:33

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