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Thread: broken, or subs expired?
12/12/2018 12:38:43
Thanks Jason
12/12/2018 12:23:01

has my subscription to MEW expired with no warning, or is the archive broken? the message says i need to enter my sub number in my profile, but it is there. its been a couple of months since i last accessed anything owing to life getting in the way...

sub number 4********3





Edited By JasonB on 12/12/2018 12:33:35

Thread: back issues?
27/10/2017 09:15:33
Thank you Neil, I await their reply. They were my first port of call but no response as yet..I did try to say in my first post I have had a digital sub for many years...

Re html5, I would think by now that it ought to be the default.
Having flash as a fall back may be a nice to offer feature, but that is all.
27/10/2017 02:52:22

"Question from before still stands do you have the PM app loaded onto your device so you can download them or are you just viewing the current issue via their website? Would be best to get the app installed and see what you can download."

Posted by russell on 26/10/2017 13:43:56:

And yes, this is via the app.

yes, this is via the app.

i also just tried accessing via the pocketmags website - online reader. i also only get the current issue shown. However, and now i am kicking myself, the quality is vastly superior to the archive view. but like others, when i first tried the pocketmags app, it wasnt worth the effort.

26/10/2017 13:43:56
So, how do I find the older issues? I have been a digital subscriber for many years. But pocket mag only shows me the current issue, and back issues for purchase. By my reckoning I already own those, but pocket mags doesn't recognise that. Or are you saying I only get access via pocket mags from when I 'subscribe' via them. (my subscription is via this website, not pocket mags). If so, I am not happy. The 'permanent access' is not true.
And yes, this is via the app.
26/10/2017 08:12:40
But I have paid for all my issues. There is nothing I've read which said there was a time limit to access a magazine. So if I subscribed starting say with the October issue, but wasn't able to access pocket mags until the Nov issue was published, I would not be able to download October? Sorry, but that is just wrong.
26/10/2017 03:31:02

i've recently got access to a tablet, and my phone actually has pretty good resolution, so i thought i'd download pocket mags to catch up on some reading.

i was already registered with pocket mags, added my subscriber number, and lo, there is the current issue. But how do i get all the back issues from my subscription (now 3 or 4 years at least?). I have only ever read them from the archive, and not worried about offline access, but now i'd like to, given that is a feature of the subscription i pay for.

emails to both pocketmag and as advised within the app and the subs area on this site have gone unanswered, although one did get an auto responder reply.

Thread: Refurbishment of Antique Aneroid Barometer
19/10/2017 04:05:10

i've found a good coating for brass is 'incralac' - i did some piano brass about 30 years ago, it still looks good. not subject to much handling of course.

Thread: How can I keep a deeply drilled hole straight?
15/09/2017 04:56:24

what are you drilling through? drill a hole through an oversize lump of steel, then machine the rest so the hole is in the middle...

Thread: HSS and Carbide Milling mills
27/07/2017 04:42:41

is 'sharp' on HSS the same as 'sharp' on carbide? the load on the mill may be different.

I'd expect they have different co-efficient of friction, so the noise may well have been the swarf sliding (or not) over the clearance surfaces.

or not....

Thread: 2040 deadline for Diesel and Petrol cars.
27/07/2017 04:39:23

check for an alternative view of the future.

the good thing about announcing something will change in 20 years time is there is plenty of time to change your mind...


Thread: What Did You Do Today (2017)
22/05/2017 12:07:31

Andrew, my current frames are alleged to be titanium, purchased for ~AUD30 from the great PRC. Normally get them as a package deal from my local optician at a much higher price, but this time round he said, sorry, that style is out of style and wasn't able to find any. So, off to ebay. In fact, the first pair they sent were not what i ordered and almost identical to my last pair, and would have been about 10% of what i paid 2 years ago. They then simply sent the correct ones. My optician was quite happy to install the lenses to them. So, perhaps an option if yours aren't repairable.


02/05/2017 05:51:46
Posted by Andrew Johnston on 01/05/2017 21:54:34:

Also made a rhubarb crumble - the rhubarb travelled all of 15 yards from the top of the garden to get involved. I

the difference between involved and committed: just think of bacon and eggs for breakfast: the hen is involved, the pig is committed....

i do enjoy rhubarb in most forms...


Thread: Why dont we have end mill gear cutters ?
15/03/2017 02:32:42

re the youtube link JS posted...

SECRETS Super horrible cnc ..." The YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated due to multiple third-party notifications of copyright infringement.

Thread: What Did You Do Today (2017)
14/03/2017 03:06:13

this weekend i proved that $3000 worth of machinery and $0.05 of scrap can salvage a $2.00 plastic tap handle...

It was stuck firmly on the tap spindle, so i made a simple puller and removed it with no (perceptible) damage. actually, i saved $12 as i would have needed to replace 5 other matching handles...

(actually, just looked up replacement price - i actually saved over $20.00! - not to mention an excuse to spend an hour in the shed...)


24/02/2017 04:35:11

if your vehicle is 'written off' do you have the option to 'buy back' - that is, assuming you can get the damage repaired at a sensible price 'outside' the insurance company process (eg, DIY). In Oz, a write off really means the repair cost is higher than the value of the vehicle, so that limits how much they will pay for the repair. (repair of my sons corolla recently being a case in point). a couple of hours repaired the damage 'functionally' if not cosmetically, and i banked a cheque for the value. I then had to re-insure the car, which required only an assertion that it was roadworthy, not even a test to prove this.

(for completeness, there are also 'statutory writeoffs' which have suffered damage deemed irreparable and therefore not registerable, and there is a 'written off register' for newer cars which have higher requirements to repair, mainly to prevent 'rebirthing'. )

06/02/2017 02:29:27

despite the 35 C day on Saturday, I managed to 'unshorten' my sons corolla, being the meat sandwiched between 2 other vehicles when the rearmost declined to stop when the others did.

Very pleased, the boot lid lines up all around and locks and unlocks (almost) perfectly, having removed the 'overbite' caused by the shortening. Very useful things, hydraulic rams. If you have something to push against.

The trouble with older cars, minor damage results in an insurance writeoff...


Thread: Any one know were I can buy one of these speed control boards
23/09/2016 05:33:28

appears pretty close...

i also noted on ebay a US repairer... Shipping to/from US is not likely to be that expensive, and probably only a couple of days each way.

-russ (from Oz)

Thread: What Did You Do Today (2016)
28/08/2016 12:52:36

a productive weekend...smiley

set up an arduino mega to read remote codes for my aircon (to build a control system to put aircon in econ mode when house is running offgrid on batteries. (which are almost installed...)

removed a tree that fell on a fence last decemberface 8

started building a demo wind turbine for daughters school project on energy and sustainability

repaired '4 way' paper cutter for LOML.heart

finally (i hope!) found leak in dishwasher - the impeller had somehow come loose, leaving the rear seal, well, not sealing. Now need to find a 3" by 1/8" o ring seal - i think the current one is not as firm as i would expect. its such a paint to get the dw out, i want to be sure its fixed this time (attempt #4, although the original fault was a motor overcurrent alarm. i'm hoping it was related to the impeller and not something else, everytime i put it back together i was getting a different fault.)

despatched, with assistance from a couple of new mouse traps, a number of uninvited house guests.

and earlier in the week repaired a watch band for LOML

russ (from Oz)

Edited By russell on 28/08/2016 12:53:11

Thread: Oberg Die Grinder
23/06/2016 08:06:22

i agree with Frank and John - an old audio amp driven from a simple frequency generator should give you enough power at that frequency.

possibly doesnt need to be that big - depends on what you are grinding i guess, but an old 100 w amp should be pretty cheap, you may be able to parallel the channels.


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