Here is a list of all the postings donkey has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Brazing silver steel: any caveats/recommendations?|
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|
Hi John can I ask what size and make is the quick change tool holder. thanks
|Thread: Whatever happened to...|
Ha. I ate that very same pud yesterday. It was a little out of date, like 8 years but delicious.
|Thread: E clip tool|
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.|
thanks for the link Michael that is exactly what I have been looking for, never thought to build from a kit.
|Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019|
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|
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|
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|
thanks all.I now have to assemble everything and give it a go..
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|
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|
the manual is available as a free pdf from machinemart.
|Thread: painting Galvanised Steel|
Cold galvanising paint like " galvafroid". Made for the job
|Thread: Rod Bending Tool|
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?|
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.
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|
Yes Neil here in Wales we have proper Italian coffee shops. Lol
|Thread: What did you do Today 2018|
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?|
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|
My post should have said never rebroken any of them. Seems I type too fast also.
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