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Member postings for Mike Poole

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Thread: Fire bricks
22/05/2019 19:57:51

Vermiculite and Skamolex are a couple of brands that are easy to find from internet sellers.

Mike

Thread: stamford show vandals
21/05/2019 17:27:44

It is rather fortunate that for most people it is not the fear of being caught that stops them committing a crime but the understanding that as civilised social people we do not steal or kill or damage our fellows or their property. Laws are not there to be broken if you can get away with it but to define the rules we wish to live by, correcting people who ruin the harmony of everyone else by whatever means is best should be the aim. Ideally we should put more effort into producing citizens who want to live in harmony with everyone else, we have failed if we need to correct people for exceeding our limits. Unfortunately the one bad Apple effect means good citizens can easily be sucked in to crime because we are ineffective at catching the bad Apple before the barrel is turned. Perhaps we should only be allowed to breed if we have qualified to be parents but I think living in a free society trumps that sort of thinking but we must win the argument for behaving with respect and consideration for one another, having a large number or people in prison is a poor reflection on our society.

Mike

20/05/2019 23:08:40

A similar thought ran through my head, the public generosity looks to have covered the aspect of the losses that money could buy but the club are going to have years of work to rebuild. I suspect a useful sum could be found to fund some sort of youth project that could engage some youngsters in making things rather than breaking things.

Mike

Thread: Larger VFD/Motors
20/05/2019 18:09:29

It would be interesting to see how the charging waveform alters with the output frequency for the load

Mike

Thread: stamford show vandals
20/05/2019 14:14:49

My wife was involved in one of our village playgroups when our boys were young, we still have their creations somewhere, my wife witnessed one of the parents put their child’s work straight in the bin, I don’t know what that behaviour does to a child but I am sure it can’t be positive. I am sure most of us have been involved in youthful pranks that do not involve mindless destruction but are probably irritating to the victim, I am thinking of stunts like taking someone’s gates for a walk down the road and stuff like that where no permanent damage is done but is likely to be very annoying to the victim.

Mike

Thread: The Chocolate Fireguard as designed by Mercedes Benz
19/05/2019 23:49:25

As this thread is a tea room subject then model engineering may be tenuous if present at all, as I have followed most of this on a daily basis the extreme length is not an issue but if the title grabbed your interest after 16 pages then you will certainly notice the thread drift. I think of the tearoom as also being like the pub where drift is inevitable but everyone can chip in and even pull it back to the original subject. It’s only a bit of fun and can be ignored but sometimes the title seems interesting only to find that drift takes it away from the initial hook.

Mike

Thread: stamford show vandals
19/05/2019 23:31:00

Most of us instinctively would like to see the perpetrators whipped with red hot barbed wire but would it be more constructive to show them the skill, effort and love that went into what they have destroyed? Making them understand what they have done would probably be more useful than a punishment. If the club members could stomach being in the same room as the perpetrators perhaps teaching them the skills to repair or replace the damage they have done would be an appropriate rehabilitation to become decent human beings. I do assume that most people are decent deep down but some need to have normal values shown to them as they may not have experienced them before, of course they may have normal behaviour inhibited by drugs or drink in which case rehabilitation can be more difficult. The back story to this outrage could be more complex than we know, the days when most of us had right and wrong clearly defined by our elders seem sadly to be a thing of the past, some of the young are being failed by not having the values of common decency imparted to them, I could have said watch Jeremy Kyle for examples but thankfully we can’t any more, the few times I saw the show was more in disbelief that such people exist and want to air their troubles on TV but no doubt the desperate are easily persuaded by money.

Mike

19/05/2019 22:03:15

Nice to see that this wanton act has touched people and the crowdfund has now topped £31,000, a significant sum but its difficult to replace the amount of human effort destroyed by the mindless idiots. Hope the club can make something special with the funds.

Mike

Edited By Mike Poole on 19/05/2019 22:03:41

19/05/2019 15:38:57

The responsibility has to be the parents who have utterly failed to raise children with respect for people and property. I doubt they will be keen to make reparations to the people whose work their offspring have destroyed.

Mike

Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
18/05/2019 20:05:14

**LINK**

some Hercules Pictures on the Beeb

Mike

Thread: Electronic switch forward/reverse/stop help
17/05/2019 13:42:51

Some specific details on the item you have purchased would be helpful. A picture or details of the actual device, the info plate or data sheet would be useful. If it just a switch then it is likely it could be used on single phase but if it has a contactor it will need to be 240V.

Mike

Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
15/05/2019 18:43:38

Not sure I would feel comfortable with my legs splayed round a drag bike engine that could eject bits at any time. Is there a protective shield for important gentleman’s equipment?

Mike

Thread: Myford Clutch Lever fouls the Belt Cover
15/05/2019 18:33:52

The lever on mine is able to move from being comfortably clear to the ball just clipping the cover. With the clutch engaged there is clearance between the cam and the pushrod and a small ball and spring should prevent any rattle but I doubt is has any effect on the lever position, certainly on mine the friction of the lever is greater than the power of the spring and ball. To make a definite clearance I think you would need to tweak the cam or put a set in the operating lever.

Mike

Thread: North West 200 coverage
14/05/2019 18:17:35
Posted by magpie on 14/05/2019 09:29:10:

Just the opposite to Chris, I had no idea what it was all about. I have managed to do 78 circuits of the sun without ever wanting to own a motorbike.

It’s probably a bit late in the day to find out but you may have missed out on a lot of fun and excitement, on the other hand you may have escaped an early death. I feel lucky to have done both.

Mike

13/05/2019 21:10:57

It is one of the most famous road races in the world Bazyle.

Mike

Thread: Taper attachment
13/05/2019 10:05:36

That would certainly give a more than fighting chance of getting the angle right, I don’t think setting the slide from the angle scale of my topslide by my eye would get lucky again, I was prepared for a tap and test process but but was amazed when it was right first time, even the blue check after machining was good so happy days. I don’t usually get that lucky.

Mike

12/05/2019 23:35:03

I set my topslide to machine my ER25 spindle nose adaptor and got it spot on first time, unfortunately I doubt that I could ever do it again, sometimes you just get luckysmiley

Mike

Thread: Issue Reading New Digital Viewer
12/05/2019 22:27:54

Hi Gerd, it would be a shame to get off on a the wrong foot over a well meant comment by one of the most helpful guys on this forum. Jason regularly gives good advice and takes on the thankless task of a forum moderator, his post tally shows a solid commitment to the forum and I am sure the comment you took personally was aimed at the concept of printing large tracts of the magazine which for most people doesn’t make economic sense, of course anyone with free use of a colour laser printer may have a different idea.

Mike

Thread: NME&MEX Doncaster
12/05/2019 22:07:24

If I remember correctly it was a four facet drill sharpening device.

Mike

Thread: E.stop wiring
11/05/2019 11:18:05

I think we broadly agree Robert, I tend to favour industrial control gear even at home but it does cost if you need to buy it new. I doubt this meets any standard for a safety circuit.

Mike

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