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Member postings for Mark Dickinson

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Thread: Ethernet question
06/10/2018 16:31:41

When you say the sparky joined the cable, do you know how?

Thread: Hum on phone.
26/08/2018 08:25:36

Double post

Edited By Mark Dickinson on 26/08/2018 08:26:17

26/08/2018 08:25:35

Try unplugging all devices from the phone socket, unscrew the face plate so you access the master socket. Get a cheap plug in corded phone, plug into the master socket and the dial 17070 , option 2. If you still have hum it's BTs problem. If the hum's gone it's one of your devices.


Thread: 1/2" roughing end mill
27/05/2018 12:37:03

Could the sparks be from where someone is restoring a worn chuck?

Thread: Warco WM250 Lathe and Warco WM18 Milling machine (Advice please)
24/04/2018 18:59:44
Posted by STK2008 on 24/04/2018 13:34:38:

Tramping back to front I get 0.006" with no way to fix it as the head does not nod.

STK, to tram the head fore and aft, do a google for G0704 3 Bolt mod. You may fid that will help fine tune the head.


Thread: Argon gas
08/04/2018 10:24:56

Do you have a Hobbyweld supplier local to you?


Edited By Mark Dickinson on 08/04/2018 10:25:06

Thread: A dongle dingle
18/12/2017 18:39:40



Ignore this, didn't look at the photo properly

Edited By Mark Dickinson on 18/12/2017 18:41:00

Thread: The Workshop Progress Thread (2017)
19/11/2017 17:27:55

Finally finished fitting DRO and 3 phase motor to my Boxford. My it's very quiet now when it's running

. Just need to tidy the wires up .


Thread: NewtonTesla systems
03/11/2017 20:23:07

I recently purchased the cl750 1hp Newton Tesla motor package for my Boxford. Excellent product, only let down by the poor customer service. My controller came labeled up as a cl400 and the motor was missing the key which was supposedly taped to the shaft, no sign of tape or key on mine. When queried the response was more or less "we ran out of the correct labels , so stuck the cl400 one on, and we might have some spare keys" It took nearly 3 weeks for them to send the key out, by which time I'd sourced another.

Thread: Warco WM18 Power Feed
18/09/2017 06:20:08

Thanks Brian. Think I'll start saving my pennies for that

12/09/2017 21:18:44

Brian, would you be prepared to post a picture or 2 of the power feed in place. I have an older mill too and I've been looking at buying that power feed .



08/09/2017 20:21:01

There is a video on you tube of that power feed fitted to a wm18


Thread: oil
30/09/2011 20:38:31
Posted by Andy Belcher on 30/09/2011 20:26:03:

Also, no car or bike engines share common oil with the gearbox;
Not a modern car but didn't the proper Mini and other front wheel drive A series cars share common oil with the gearbox
Thread: Tee-slotted cross-slide query
26/07/2011 20:38:38
apologies for not posting sooner, I haven't been out to my workshop for a while. The thickness of the warco slide is 30.5mm compared to 25.5 of the Axminster slide. The Tee slots are take 8mm bolts and are 11.5 mm deep. Hope this helps.
20/07/2011 21:46:03
your lathe looks the same as my Axminster BV20 that I currently have for sale. I will measure the cross slide up for you tomorrow night. My lathe originally came with a plain cross slide , but I bought a replacement from Warco as theirs have the tee slots in them. I had to take 5mm off the top of the top slide as the new cross slide is thicker to accommodate the tee slots.
Thread: Converting CAD files to PDF
31/05/2011 20:14:18
CutePDF normally defaults to save in My Documents folder.
You may also need the GhostScript program installed. If you are using windoze 7 it will complain about not installing properly but it has.

Edited By Mark Dickinson on 31/05/2011 20:17:55

Thread: This months MEW are 3 CNC features two too many
30/05/2011 17:35:57
I'm actually shocked that no one has bitched and twined about the picture of the car on the front cover and the article on page 34, I mean what ever next? Tractors on the cover of Model Engineer?
Note to the Ed, please don't stop the CNC articles. I don't have a CNC machine, and I may never have one but I find it interesting to read different methods to skin a cat. 

Edited By Mark Dickinson on 30/05/2011 17:38:34

Thread: Google Chrome Warning
27/04/2011 20:09:55
No error now. Must have just been me imagining it.
27/04/2011 12:59:37
I think it's just Chrome, as Firefox doesn't complain.
27/04/2011 09:43:17
I run Linux on a Virtual Machine so Malware isn't a great concern to me, it more the irritation of the warning on the site itself. Something the "web developers" provbably need to sort out.
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