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Thread: Warco milling machines
06/08/2019 19:21:30

Manny, I started with a WM16 it gave me good service, I traded up to a VMC

as it was more to my needs plus I'd moved house and had a bigger

workshop. I also have a Warco WM250 lathe they both do all I ask of them.

Mark P.

Thread: Pendulum enquiry
24/07/2019 23:07:00

Don't suppose that it could be based on a metronome?

Mark P.

Thread: Making from castings or scratch build.
24/07/2019 16:54:50

I'm currently building the Muncaster slipper head horizontal engine from scratch but with a piston valve instead of the slide valve. All parts have been machined from steel and cast bar rather than aluminium. The flywheel is a 5'' cast iron trolley wheel.

Mark P.

Thread: Angle grinders - Dangerous or not
17/07/2019 19:26:24

Quite right Dusty, virtually all power tools can be dangerous without common sense.

Mark P.

Thread: Tapping a thread
06/07/2019 17:25:44

Mick, personally I would have thought that a plug tap although not ideal should be ok

if you are careful.

Mark P.

Thread: Hemswell Cliff, Lincs
05/07/2019 18:40:26

Adrian, every time I've been there's been nowt there.

Mark P.

Thread: Making a Silicone Soldering Brush
01/06/2019 18:41:46

Just seen some silicone nail art brushes on ebay, various sizes and prices.

Mark P.

Edited By Mark P. on 01/06/2019 18:42:17

Thread: Drill bits
25/05/2019 10:32:47

Loads on ebay.

Mark P.

Thread: What do YOU call it?
22/05/2019 16:25:22

I call it bimbling.

Mark P.

Thread: Threading 1/8 stainless steel
30/04/2019 18:06:22

Try opening your die up a smidge for the first pass.

Mark P.

Thread: Small head metric hexagon bolts and nuts
24/04/2019 18:25:01

Thanks Brian, I did have a look at their website but couldn't see any.

I have heard about the German company but like you I can't remember the name.

I've tried ebay and EKP but no joy, EKP will make them but need to buy 1000+.

Regards Mark P.

24/04/2019 16:54:15

Hello all, is there anywhere that sells smaller than standard head metric bolts and nuts in m5 m4 & m3 etc . I know that I can get one size smaller ba ones but I should like scale sized metric ones.

Regards Mark P.

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
29/03/2019 22:20:10

Strimmers, instruments of the devil!😈

Mark P.

06/02/2019 15:29:29
Started to tidy up and rearrange the workshop with the idea of making a bit more room.... not getting on very well. I had a pile of stuff that I decided I was going to take to the tip, pile got smaller!
Mark P.
Thread: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
28/01/2019 15:23:46
John, we used to bend up a 'shoe' to go on our one at work to increase the radius.

Mark P.
Thread: Sealing water tanks
23/01/2019 08:50:29
I've had good results with automotive panel sealant, apply with a brush.
Mark P.
Thread: Best value parting tool for mild steel?
17/01/2019 14:17:04
I've had good results with the Tee shaped HSS cobalt parting blades. Used them on stainless, ally, mild steel abd brass, easy to resharpen and cheaper than carbide tips.
Regards Mark P.
Thread: Drill sharpener
27/12/2018 10:32:40
Hi, not wanting to hijack this thread but has anyone tried,got or used the Drill Doctor? If so what was your opinion?
Mark P.
Thread: How far to be off tool centre before a turned finish becomes poor?
14/12/2018 18:26:06
Ross, cut up some drinks cans or bean tins for shims.
Mark P.
Thread: Hi all from Lincs.
05/12/2018 20:41:19
Now then Coggy, I'm in Lincs too, out towards Mablethorpe.
Mark P.
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