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Thread: What did you do Today 2018
05/11/2018 02:23:34

Hi Emgee. The black pieces were given the heat red hot and dunk in old vegetable oil treatment. The nuts and bolts were bright zinc plated, which had to be removed with hydrochloric acid (B&Q brick cleaner) for the blackening to work.

04/11/2018 15:52:28

chessmen3-1.jpgI've been out of hospital for three months now and still have difficulty standing for any length of time.I therefore chose a project which involved a minimum of standing and with the aid of a tube of thread locking compound I've finished it today. Not original I know but it's a chess set made from nuts and bolts.chessmen1-1.jpg Now, where is that chess board?

Thread: The right sort of paint!
04/11/2018 15:28:36

Machine Mart do a heat proof paint for stoves. Only available in matt black but heat resistant to 650 degrees C.

There used to be Cylinder Black for motorcycle cylinders. Probably still available from motorcycle shops.

Thread: mini lathe lever tailstock feed
04/11/2018 09:42:17

Thank you gentlemen for your replies. I hope to construct this shortly.

04/11/2018 09:40:26

Thank you gentlemen for your replies.

03/11/2018 08:47:27

Reference the block that fits at the rear of the existing tailstock body, there appears to be no mention of the material used. I would have thought that mild steel or cast iron would be OK but in photo 2 it looks like brass.

Am I correct in saying that the height of the block is 40.5mm?

In fig 2 the threaded potion of the new lead screw looks longer than that on the original. I this correct?

Thread: Apprentice Pieces
19/09/2018 08:20:04

Thank you all for the replies.

18/09/2018 12:15:56

I still have a depth gauge, set square and tap wrench, which I made as an apprentice many years ago. Does anyone know of a book or other source of drawings for items produced as learning exercises by engineering apprentices in days gone by?

Thread: Beer and Grapefruit
15/09/2018 13:33:47

I live a few miles from Tadcaster where there are THREE breweries. One was Bass which is now owned by Coors. The second is John Smiths, now owned by Heineken Carling or some such conglomerate. The third is Sam Smiths, an independent brewery currently owned by the somewhat eccentric Humphrey Smith, Eccentric he may be, but he only uses malt, hops and water from the brewerie's own well, to make his beer. The beer is also sold at least £1 cheaper than any one else. Unfortunately the local Sam Smiths pub is closed for refurbishment at the moment, so I'm having to drink the rival stuff.

They also sell several flavors of Belgian style fruit beer in bottles. Not tried it myself as fruity beer just doesn't appeal to me.

Edited By Anthony Knights on 15/09/2018 13:38:37

Thread: New Workshop
15/09/2018 12:53:47

It's alright for people in certain parts of the world who have plenty of space. My son lives near Darwin in Australia and his "garden shed" is bigger than my house. He isn't a model engineer. In the UK I have to make do in a 10 by 20 ft garage. With a bench either side and storage racks, I can fit in a mini lathe, a small mill/drill on one side and a bench drill and home made tool grinder on the other. What available space is left has to be used for everything else. Operations involving large amounts of sawdust are done outside.

Thread: Is there a new standard for taps?
02/09/2018 11:49:05

The first set of metric taps I bought (3 to 12 mm) were serial type with the blank, single and double grooved shanks.

Never had a problem using them and even though I've had them for 10 years I've not broken one yet, Probably tempting fate putting that !

Thread: Cyclone Vacuum Separator
02/09/2018 11:27:30

This from Machine Mart could be a possibility. Vac hose fits in 2nd hole in lid.ashcan.jpg

Edited By Anthony Knights on 02/09/2018 11:29:39

Thread: What did you do Today 2018
16/07/2018 13:40:59

Greetiigs everybody.

Today is the first time I've been able to log on for 11 weeks because I've just been quite seriously ill in hospital for that time. They now consider me well enough to come home to recuperate. My only means of transport is a Zimmer Frame and a wheelchair s II don't see me doing much in the workshop for a while. I'm currently looking through this site and catching up on all the postings I've missed.

Thread: Your Facebook information
22/03/2018 16:20:53

I'm not on Facebook or any of the other Social Media sites. If I'm required to enter a Phone number I use the one on an old SIM I no longer use. Use "DUCK DUCK GO" on the internet, which allegedly doesn't track you.

Thread: high temperature lubrication
05/03/2018 11:46:14

Thank you for the replies. I do have some graphite powder for locks somewhere in the workshop, so I'll give that a try.

05/03/2018 11:23:30

The main heating source in my house is a large multi-fuel stove. This has recently developed annoying squeaks on both doors. Can anyone suggest a suitable lubricant for this area which gets very hot (150 to 250 degrees C)

Thread: LED lamp failure
16/12/2017 10:57:38

My bathroom light fitting is of the correct type for use in this location, with a rubber seal where the globe screws to the flush fitting ceiling mount. It has worked well over the years with both incandescent and minature fluorescent lamps.

I have cut one of the failed LED lamps open and found what appears to be a minature switched mode PCB which plugs into the LED array. I haven't tested it yet, but I suspect that it is this part of the device which fails.

13/12/2017 07:54:29

Earlier this year, I replaced most of the lighting in the house and the workshop with GLS type LED lamps. These are all working well, apart from the one in the bathroom, which I have just replaced for the third time. This tends to be switched on and off more frequently than any of the others. So, do these LED lamps not like frequent on/off cycling?

Thread: Funny Old World....
24/11/2017 11:51:31

Georgineer -Thank you for your helpful reply. I'm trying to blacken some nuts and bolts by heating them and dunking in oil, but the zinc plating is interfering with the process.

Edited By Anthony Knights on 24/11/2017 11:54:31

24/11/2017 09:32:21

Question about brick cleaner. Will it remove zinc plating from steel nuts and bolts ?

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