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Member postings for Baz

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Thread: GMT automatic boring head
05/08/2019 10:24:00

Not just a boring head, it looks like it faces as well. Very good make, in terms of quality up with the likes of wolhaupter, if I were you I would buy it quick before somebody else snaps it up. Worlds apart in terms of quality from the offerings of our Chinese friends.

Thread: Armchair Engineering?
29/07/2019 12:12:20

Is it worth all the aggravation, bin it and buy a new one.

Thread: Colchester Bantam 1600 3 phase supply
24/07/2019 18:05:37

I have a Transwave rotary converter, it runs a Colchester Bantam 1600 and a few other machines, it was not cheap but it certainly does the job.

Thread: Making from castings or scratch build.
24/07/2019 18:00:47

Over the years I have purchased castings from all the major suppliers, and been dissatisfied with nearly all of them. I now either fabricate or machine from solid

Thread: Why do I keep getting logged-off?
24/07/2019 16:12:42

I am having the same problem, I only access forums from an iPad, tick the remember me box when I log in and this site logs me out about six times a day, another forum I follow I think I have been logged in since Christmas.

Thread: Why are CNC lathes more expensive than a CNC Mill
22/07/2019 06:06:43

Agree with Paul, CNC mills are more common than lathes, many years ago after purchasing a CNC mill I wanted a CNC lathe and could not find any so ended up buying a little lathe from Warco and converting it myself, I cannot remember Warco model number but it was cheap as they were discontinuing it, it is identical to the Sieg C1 on Arc eurotrade site.

Thread: The Quick Step Milling Unit
21/07/2019 15:25:12

As Hemmingway sell, or used to sell these units it may be an idea to contact them.

Thread: Cruise meeting crash
20/07/2019 16:22:51

Will / Vic, All modifications have to notified, I had to notify insurers that I had side steps and a tow bar fitted to my old Land Rover, even though they were factory fitted options. With current Land Rover I had to notify them that I intended towing with it because it has a detachable tow ball and that is considered a modification to the vehicle, I make them write into the policy that I am unaware, and will not be held responsible for any modification or improvement made to the vehicle before the date of my purchase. One insurer told me that even a sticker in the rear window is classed as a modification if the vehicle was not supplied with it by the manufacturer, their reasoning was that said sticker could impair your view and contribute to an accident. I hope I am fully insured but I bet they could find a way out of it if they tried.

Thread: If it ain't broke don't fix it - or should I?
19/07/2019 10:06:37

Leave it! If you re machine it you may make it worse, angle wise or finish wise, use it until it needs re machining, which will most probably be ten years time with the amount of use model engineers stuff has.

Thread: TTFN
18/07/2019 16:00:52

Andrew, I am saddened to hear you are leaving the forum, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about your gliding exploits, your pair of traction engines and your CNC and manual machining methods, I think your work is an inspiration to a lot of people on this forum. It is totally wrong to criticise you for using and talking about ex industrial machines, it just proves how narrow minded some of the contributors on this forum are. I wish you all the best with your engineering exploits and thank you for the pleasure you have given me in reading about them. Please consider posting on another forum where people seem to be better mannered.

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
18/07/2019 13:51:21

Nigel Graham 2, I believe the little darlings have been caught but to date have not heard about them being up before the beak.

Thread: Kennions Excellent Service
16/07/2019 15:07:45

Kennions are always my first choice of supplier, service has always been excellent, another excellent supplier is EKP supplies in Devon.

Thread: Further Adventures with the Sieg KX3 & KX1
16/07/2019 10:54:28

I have manual machines and also CNC mills and lathe, I don’t think it really matters how you make a part, the important thing is that you are making something.

Thread: Rounded Torx Screw Removal
16/07/2019 08:40:15

+1 for the Dremel and thin cutting disk, I have got many screws out successfully this way.

Thread: Osborn UK
13/07/2019 21:14:12

Top quality stuff.

Thread: Electric Cars
13/07/2019 08:31:45

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.

12/07/2019 21:39:48

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
12/07/2019 11:23:30

+1 for further details of fibreglass wick

Thread: Electric Cars
11/07/2019 20:35:45

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😊

11/07/2019 14:44:04

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.

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