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Thread: Oversize ER collets
06/05/2019 14:33:51

I have 3 small collets all different. no 1 17mm long outer shaft dia. 10mm hole dia.6.25 mm . No 2 ,19mm long . OD 10mm. hole dia. 8mm. No3.shaft 20mm long . dia. 10mm . hole 5.0mm.

NO 4 .This has pull shaft 12 cm long including knurled knob ,internal screwed thread on other end. With this is a

collet 3.5 cm long ,screw thread on one end ,on other end a collet with 3.2 engraved on end. this fits onto the above

shaft. I have no idea what any of these fit . If there is any one who would like them please ask.


Thread: Renovating an old steam engine and boiler
07/04/2018 17:44:40

Hi Thomas , I was given last year a present from my daughter ,who lives in America,a model steam engine,made by an American company called" WEEDEN toys". The one I have was made about 1904 .If you look on this company you will find many kinds of engines and the one I have looks very much like your vertical one.

Welcome to the gang,Maurice.

Thread: Rust removal methods safe for cutting tools / precision parts?
03/12/2017 15:51:53

hi Martin Thanks for the reply , I was ,many years ago ,a technician in a pharmaceutical co, know a bit of chemistry

that was a nice lesson ,now understand what happens .


02/12/2017 17:26:16

Hi Martin, Could you please tell me what the reaction is between what is in the potato and iron rust .I know that it removes rust but do not know why .I spoke to an old lady yesterday and she told me that just rubbing a potato peel on rust , the rust goes . This seems to be an old trick .

PS I am 87 and not heard of it .

thanks Maurice.

01/12/2017 17:25:16

Hi all, This may sound crazy but it works, Had two iron rail track nails from U.S.A. .told to put them in water and add chopped up potato ,leave to soak .Left them for 4 weeks . (forgot them) they were covered in black powder ,washed off off with an old tooth brush . could not believe that they were rust free and shiny. Do not know how it works but it does .I think it may be malic acid . Care with cleaning the black powder is very clinging and a job to get off hands.

Best wishes Maurice.

Thread: Injectors
12/06/2017 15:42:52

Hi All , I am not a steam engine(on rails )maker , but small needles are made for Amal carbs in many sizes, could these not be used ? Just a thought.


Thread: Small cable connecting
02/06/2017 11:15:08

Hi Rod , MAPLIN shops have a large selection of all sizes of connectors of all shapes. They are on the internet.

"MAPLIN electronics " hope there is one near you . good luck Maurice.

Thread: Wilbur! %&^*&$ Wilbur!
21/01/2017 11:37:31

Hi all ,there is a simple answer to listening to music and multiple questions about nearly everything . I have been given the AMAZON ECHO devise .A 3 1/2" D x 1 1/2" H thing which plugs into mains , you just ask "echo play " what you want and the music plays. please dont ask how it just does . Love mine to bits. 20 ft from house in workshop ,comes through the internet somehow.

Thread: The non-cutting end of a thread tap
17/01/2017 09:58:53

Hi ,I think they are pointed so that there is less chance of jamming on the end of a blind hole. The flat end ,if screwed down hard, would have more chance of jamming tight and breaking .Told to me by a very old engineer, and it seems to work.

Thread: Cheap but decent Mini Tape Measure
12/01/2017 15:30:25

At what temperature should this be carried out ?????

Thread: What is this for please?
01/01/2017 17:28:50

Hi The first pic. shows that the tap on left is three way ,directing whatever upward or sideways .Other than that no idea.Intriguing .

Happy new year to all Maurice.

Thread: Cataracts [ocular, not Hardinge]
29/11/2016 17:33:32

Hi Michael, Just had both my eyes done , cataracts removed and new lenses inserted .My sight is now better than I can remember I can see pylons and wires a mile and a half away .I can type this (just about) without glasses ,but with a cheap pair of x3 glasses no problems. I am going next week to have a checkup to get a proper pair if necessary.

I did not feel or see the operation ,all numbed with drops .Arrived at hospital at half seven and home at half four the same day.Each op was done one month apart,small amount of dis comfort when antibiotic drops put in each day for one month.. I do not wear glasses now at all for driving .driving at night is wonderful ,the clearness of everything is amazing.

My wife also had both of her eyes done by the same surgeon, brilliant man,laughed and joked all the time.

There is nothing to fear ,everything is carefully explained . I was totally scared at having this done to me, but now EASY.

All the very best Maurice.

Thread: Mill X Feed Boo Boo Mea Culpa!
20/11/2016 11:45:32

Hi Martin ,Have you checked the mains and plug fuses ?

Thread: Damping oscillations in models
11/10/2016 17:19:05

Hi Bob, How about four springs mounted between two discs, one fixed to the turret and the other to the figure.

You would have to work out sizes and strength of springs. The springs would work against each other to control wobble

I think. (springs mounted across diameter of discs) . Best of luck Maurice.

Thread: Replacement Paint Cans
07/08/2016 17:21:14

I use (for very small things and amounts ) the single serve jam pots ,glass with screw cap lids , the last count was 72

and all free !! .kept on racks with 2" wide shelves, size to suit space ,screwed to wall or as a drawer, but then labels on lids Maurice.

07/08/2016 17:19:31

I use (for very small things and amounts ) the single serve jam pots ,glass with screw cap lids , the last count was 72

and all free !! .kept on racks with 2" wide shelves, size to suit space ,screwed to wall or as a drawer, but then labels on lids Maurice.

Thread: Forming round heads on small steel rivets.
29/07/2016 10:36:45

Hi again Ken google rivet snap , lots of info.Maurice

29/07/2016 10:33:15

Hi Ken , There is a tool called a rivet snap ,various sizes. It looks like an oval punch with a semi circular dome hole and a drilled hole beside it to match the size of rivet .Have a set of them . Maurice.

Thread: ZIEHL•ABEGG Axial Fan
20/05/2016 09:54:23

Hi OuBallie Please take notice of the first line of instructions If you have fine dust or inflammable gases ,I do not know how much of either of these will cause problems ,but take care .I worked in a lab,one of the staff put a dead rat (killed with ether) in a fridge , Next morning opened the door and there was a very loud bang ,the fridge door landed up on the other side of the room . He was very lucky it missed him .

Best wishes Maurice.

Thread: cant get angle of thread cut correct
12/05/2016 18:00:50

3,4,5 triangle is interesting square these and add and you get this ,. 9+16=25 may be others but the maths of 75 years ago is a bit misty now .Enjoying the conversation.

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