Here is a list of all the postings Baz has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Electric Cars|
Replacing road fuel duty, probably by road tax on the car or a mileage tax and / or taxing electricity, maybe just for charging cars but who knows? They certainly cannot afford to loose the billions of pounds of revenue earned from petrol and diesel.
What is MSM, google tells me it is a drug useful for Arthritis, must be doing something wrong, silly me.
|Thread: Supaburner's for Model & Toy Steam Boilers Explained|
+1 for further details of fibreglass wick
|Thread: Electric Cars|
Barnaby, is it anything to do with battery fires or explosions in a crash, If I am right I was always taught charity begins at home and I look forward to a hundred quid to buy some coal stock for the locos😊
34046, you are correct, I am 66 this year so it will see me out, most probably my daughter as well. I need a large estate to get my locos in plus all the garden rubbish up to the tip, I have yet to see a large electric estate car. Son in law works for a well known central heating boiler manufacturer and his current company car is a Volvo XC60, he is due for a change and has asked for a Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, he says the RAV4 has a lot more “ toys” than the Volvo but is not as comfortable for a full days driving, he has only had one for a couple of days test drive so far, so no real experience yet.
Like Fizzy I tow a caravan and I tow it with a diesel guzzling Land Rover Discovery 3, a V6 2.7 litre engine, I have no intention of going electric, now or any time in the future.
Fizzy what size holes are you drilling?
|Thread: Gas Burners?|
After many years of trying expensive weed killers that don’t work I now use my sievert torch with long neck tube, I think it is about 18 inches long and the 2944 burner. This does the job on approx 1200 sq foot of block paving, I try to do it on a calm evening and don’t get problems with it going out, I have tried Wilco weed burners but they take forever.
|Thread: Sieg KX1 next step|
All these feed and speed calculators are meant for industry where cycle times are important, they are way out for model engineers.
|Thread: broken myford changewheel|
Bought a Clarkson about 15 years ago and done all my cutters on that, ends and flutes, it was a pain swapping setups over so last year purchased one of Arc Euros End mill grinders the EMG20, a superb piece of kit in my opinion, the Clarkson can now stay set up permanently for doing flutes. No connection to Arc, just a satisfied customer.
|Thread: Do you use Chinese HSS?|
Having been in industry all my working life I have a very good stock of quality of HSS, all top quality brands and had no need to try the foreign stuff until five years ago, just before I retired. I wanted to make some injector cone reamers and had no stock of 3/16 round HSS so I bought some from Chronos. I cannot remember what I paid for it but it was cheap, I got about a dozen pieces two inches or thereabouts long. To save grinding time I rough turned them on a little Hardinge second op lathe, short bed, no tailstock and basic cross slide, the HSS turned very easily with a carbide tip, high revs and light cuts, I roughed them all out in less than half an hour, afterwards I tried a piece of 1/4 dia Old stock Eclipse HSS and found it considerably tougher to machine, so there you are, it’s horses for courses, for brass etc cheap stuff should be more than ok but for tougher steels and cast iron I would delve into the box of old stock
|Thread: Do you clean your workshop at the end of the day?|
Tidyness has nothing to do with being anal or snobbery about makes of equipment in the workshop, it comes down to the simple fact that in industry, especially the aerospace industry tidiness is drummed in to you, benches must be clean and tidy, only the job you are working on is on the bench, there is absolutely no clutter, machines are cleaned at the end of every day, time is allowed for it, this is all due to the quality management system 5s or 6 sigma etc. Having worked in aerospace as a toolmaker for many years old habits die hard.
At the end of the day all tools are put away, machines cleaned down and oiled and floor hoovered so that it is ready for the next work session. I cannot abide working in mess and most probably spend ( waste, according to your opinion) a good half hour cleaning up after every session.
|Thread: What to do,what to do.|
I have one, used it a couple of times and now it holds the workshop door open. For it to be any use the work must be square to within .001”, if one side is larger than the other it will only grip on two jaws and rock on the other two.
|Thread: Horizontal engine|
Yeah maybe I might struggle a bit ! Having to downsize a bit due to age and health problems so can no longer have 5 inch gauge locos and the stationary engines are looking more and more attractive. Quite agree about consecutive issues, a year for a small engine is far too long.
|Thread: Superheaters in the Firebox|
If firebox is about 10 inches long why not make them protrude about 5 inches?
|Thread: Horizontal engine|
+1 looking forward to the series, will certainly make all of JasonB engines if they are published.
|Thread: Is it bad practice to lock my Myford lathe using the slow speed lever|
John, the sliding pin at LH end of headstock is standard on normal size super 7 and ML7R machines.
I always use the proper spindle lock to remove chucks and keep a length of 1/2 inch square brass handy which goes between the chuck jaws, I thump that instead of hitting chuck key.
|Thread: Solid carbide end mills|
I have used 2mm and 3mm solid carbide cutters with great success for cutting ports, I obtained my cutters from Arc Eurotrade and was pleased with both the quality and speed of delivery, no connection to company just a very satisfied customer.
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