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Thread: Brazing silver steel: any caveats/recommendations?
06/03/2021 23:14:14

when I was an apprentice in 1976 I made extension allen keys about 18 inches long, small allen keys were inserted into holes drilled into the silver steel and all was well however the 8 mm allen key was arc welded to a silver steel rod with an electrode for joining dissimilar metals it was a 680s rod which may now be known by a different name or number. I never thought that the allen key would hold up to the abuse and over tightening that I put it through but it is still in one piece today. no heat treatment was used afterwards so maybe butt weld using a stainless to steel rod of some type.


Thread: clarke cl500 improvements
04/07/2020 15:06:36

Hi John can I ask what size and make is the quick change tool holder. thanks


Thread: Whatever happened to...
23/04/2020 10:18:26

Ha. I ate that very same pud yesterday. It was a little out of date, like 8 years but delicious.


Thread: E clip tool
12/04/2020 12:06:44

why can't you use the same tool to remove them by pushing at 180 degrees to the installation direction


Thread: Rip-Off? Don't judge by web domains.
16/09/2019 18:59:13

thanks for the link Michael that is exactly what I have been looking for, never thought to build from a kit.

cheers Brian

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
28/07/2019 11:30:33

Ian T

try plasticene instead of grease or playdough.

always worked for me when I was a machine tool fitter for good old British Leyland.


Thread: Source of plastic rod
03/07/2019 18:21:45

I think it was in home bargains or B and M bargains I have bought small rolling pins in plastic for about 1 or 2 pounds.they are about 220mm long and 30 mm diameter or 10 inches by 1 and 1/8 diameter for oldies. they have turned rounded ends and can also be used for rolling pastry.


Thread: Metal Cutting Power Saw
06/03/2019 08:58:28

machine mart item cpmcs1 it is a cold saw slow revving will deep cut through solid steel. box section etc. it has stops for repeatability angle cuts are easy. and I use one all the time.

I also have a few other power saws but that one is very portable, quiet and accurate.

no links to machine mart via this crazy site are possible. but go to machine mart site search for saw and they are on the second page.

I have seen and used other cold saws but they seem no longer available or way too expensive for hobbyists.

i have no connection with machine mart but find with minor improvements their stuff is ok and I usually wait until vat free day for major puchases.


Thread: Stepper Motor Controls
19/02/2019 16:43:38

thanks all.I now have to assemble everything and give it a go..


15/02/2019 11:38:00

Hi Dias

I would like a copy of your connection diagram as I am also a bit of an old duffer with electronics but love to play.

I have the motor, power supply and the 6560 controller and am ready to roll although I am very slow so in the next few month. Lol


Thread: Moped Restoration -NSU Quickly/Chinese scooter- constant rebuilds
01/08/2018 14:11:36

I had a norman nippy at the age of 16, went every where on it until the looks of a yamaha FS1E caught my attention.

I would love to have either of them back. went from cardiff to filton to see concorde take off on the norman it was never any trouble good old villiers engine.


Thread: Clarke CL430 Metal Lathe
26/07/2018 12:39:03

the manual is available as a free pdf from machinemart.


Thread: painting Galvanised Steel
06/07/2018 18:57:06

Cold galvanising paint like " galvafroid". Made for the job

Thread: Rod Bending Tool
17/06/2018 15:11:54

dont the free plans for a metal bender on the opening page of this forum fit the bill.


Thread: Anyone here got Amazon Echo Plus, Alexa?
06/04/2018 12:35:58

I am not saying they save time and energy but if you were disabled in any way they could be a godsend. a great use of technology. they should get better and with more uses added all the time.

who would have thought that most people would need a mobile phone a few years ago. now they are a great device to keep on you. and they get better all the time.


05/04/2018 20:06:15

I have the google home mini. I think it is great I use it for radio streaming. just say "ok google play radio 2" other stations are available. it controls the heating via a hive hub, turns on wifi plugs by voice command and you can ask it questions that can save you logging in and finding out the hard way. they can and will be able to do many more things especially if you have google on your mobile phone as it knows when you are close to home and can turn up the heating for you when getting close or turn on an outside light when you are near to aid night time trips from the car. just check out the ifttt app. it stands for if that then this, and can link devices by logical operators. ie if it is 3 degrees in the room then turn on the heating or if you are close to home turn on the kettle and the hall light or just the kettle if it is daylight hours.I love it


Thread: Percolated coffee
24/03/2018 12:14:02

Yes Neil here in Wales we have proper Italian coffee shops. Lol


Thread: What did you do Today 2018
04/01/2018 11:57:40

Jim nic

it was hoover washing machine motors powering the c5`s kept the hoover factory afloat in Merthyr tydfil for a few extra years.


Thread: Scraping Blue?
17/12/2017 13:57:53

I too made scrapers from old files and still have them. I even ground the teeth off on the surface grinder. I also prefer them to the sandvic carbide scrapers.


Thread: Welding Mazak
17/12/2017 13:39:02

My post should have said never rebroken any of them. Seems I type too fast also.


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