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Member postings for Alan Jackson

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Thread: The Workshop Progress thread 2018
11/06/2018 10:55:17

That looks a fine piece of engineering Neil, congratulations


Thread: A recommended live center?
05/03/2018 15:38:20

You could make your own centre



Thread: Sad but true!
31/12/2017 11:09:18

What about references to earlier articles to make and recycle your own spark plugs.


Thread: Anyone had a look
26/11/2017 10:02:23

No Problem Neil, I would not like Peter to take the blame for my doings


If I had helped direct Lord of the Rings I would have made cost cuts by cutting it down to Lord of the Ring, using only one ring.


Edited By Alan Jackson on 26/11/2017 10:02:55

25/11/2017 10:26:55

Neil my name is Alan not Peter


Thread: Bench Covering?
25/10/2017 10:31:48

I have a rubber car mat on one half of the bench and the other half covered with a piece of carpet. The carpet is useful for dismantling parts as they stay where they are, it also is a good soft surface for filing small parts etc.


Thread: John Stevenson
20/10/2017 11:22:26

I hope you will soon be up and running John and looking forward to a pie and a pint or two.

Best wishes


Thread: Does this count as a manual tool?
20/07/2017 21:22:54

Looks like a handy tool for safe breaking

Thread: Modern Flute Making
16/07/2017 10:50:22

I would like to congratulate Stephen Wessel on his Modern flute making articles. It is most informative and Stephen details many clever techniques.


Thread: ML7 Top slide sole plate info
16/07/2017 10:45:16

Sorry its in the wrong thread


I would like to congratulate Stephen Wessel on his Modern flute making articles. It is most informative and Stephen details many clever techniques.


Edited By Alan Jackson on 16/07/2017 10:51:12

Thread: Oldham Couplings
06/07/2017 10:08:52

Early Manx Nortons had oldham couplings and that was a testing environment


Thread: Model Engineers Workshop Lost The Plot
12/06/2017 10:20:32

Long my you Reign Super Adept Man


Thread: Computer very slow?
04/05/2017 18:39:30

I have an older xp computer and have found that Auslogics disk defrag is super for it . Free download and run the optimise program , it speeds it up nicely.


Thread: Lathe Chuck Attachment Methods.
18/04/2017 16:08:43

I made my own smaller version of a camlock fitting on the stepperhead lathe, which as stated in previous posts is accurate and quick to remove/replace. Plus the benifit of being able to run in reverse safely releases opportunities in machining operations not available with screwed chucks.


Thread: One Man's Colchester lever-locking top slide
17/04/2017 13:40:20

Hi Hopper,

Yes I know it was provocative to even mention it and I thought I had got away with it, sort of scraped through so to speak. but anyway it worked for me.


17/04/2017 11:26:50

Hi Hopper & Roger,

I have described a Lever Locking topslide in detail in previous MEW magazines numbers 119, 120 & 121 as well as describing the construction & drawings on the Stepperhead lathe, which used a toothed belt drive, in the MEW magazine. The Milling drilling attachment is also somewhat similar to the one I detailed in MEW 223 for the Stepperhead lathe. There are some differences in the Chipmaster lathe photos but in essence they are very similar. I machined the nut from acetal because I tried moulding the threads, but because the fit was so close the friction was too much and it seemed that it was going to take forever to get a nice feel to the operation. Acetal is cheap and very easy to screw thread and slits in the nut can be compressed with the fixing screws for very little backlash. This has been detailed in the mag.


Thread: Parting off tool
11/04/2017 10:11:29

I made a similar vertical parting tool and it worked very well. It was described in Thread: Parting Off MEW225.

Vertical Parting Tool


Thread: What web browser
23/01/2017 18:31:53

Firefox and XP well in the past


18/01/2017 09:31:28

Thank you Dennis R, It also worked for me, Well Done


17/01/2017 16:32:50

I have had some problems with my computer which are now fixed and I have chosen Kaspersky as my virus scanner. However it seems to be very diligent and will not allow me to access it tells me it is a phishing site. Does anyone else have this problem and how can I get round it?


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