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Thread: Help a beautiful lady
20/05/2019 21:33:43

Google Triple A shoe store.


Thread: Ever have one of those days..?
15/05/2019 19:34:46
Posted by mark costello 1 on 15/05/2019 18:56:12:

You Gents are lucky, snapped My Achilles tendon 2 weeks ago. Had surgery and now confined to the recliner for 8 weeks at least. Shop is in basement, 10 feet away and I am not allowed in. Plenty of work as Spring time is here. I get to watch through the window.

Sorry to hear about the tendon Mark. sad

A mate of mine had the same happen to him a couple of years back, on a Saturday evening. Not a good time to require an ambulance. Finally picked up by one from well outside the area. He ended up giving the paramedic directions to the hospital.

Good news is that he made a full recovery. Do so hope you do the same.smiley



Thread: Bore micrometer
10/05/2019 11:21:58
Posted by mgnbuk on 10/05/2019 09:55:06:

Are these not "comparators", rather than "micrometers" ?

To use them, a ring gauge of known size is used to set the zero on the dial gauge on the comparator, then the deviations from the setting gauge in the bore to be checked are read off the dial gauge. The comparator in itself is not an "absolute" device.

Is there much difference when checking an outside micrometer against a slip gauge. Some mic's even come with their own standard gauge in the case.

Or am I being stupid?


Thread: Where's my Dykem blue gone - there's no need to read this
19/04/2019 21:25:18

Would you believe that I've now lost the shop?


Thread: Vickers Bl 8 inch Howitzer cannon of 1917
18/04/2019 15:27:58

It might be steam from boiling water, being used to clean the barrel. It looks as if the guy nearest the breach has some sort of long handled thingie, probably a swab for the same purpose. I don't know if this was how it was done but .303 rifles were cleaned like this after shooting. Might account for the strange bucket as well.


Thread: French Mystery Tool
11/04/2019 18:50:28

Would it fit together with both boat shaped pieces on the same side of the slide? I still don't know what it would be though face 5


Thread: Logging in to forum
11/03/2019 14:31:21
Posted by Andrew Tinsley on 11/03/2019 13:42:15:

Because I read the site, maybe several times a day, I never log off (bad security maybe!). I find that at times I need to log on several times a day and then I will go several months without having to log on at all! This has been going on for years. I don't think any of the explanations cover this observation!


My experience exactly.


Thread: Mechanisms in modern engineering design Artobolevsky
07/03/2019 14:59:07


Wow nerd

Will keep me interested for hours !!!!!!!!! clock


Thread: New coffee maker - disgusting taste!
17/02/2019 12:36:22
Posted by Mike Poole on 17/02/2019 11:09:13:

It seem a novelty these days when a tea shop makes tea in a pot with loose tea and you get a tea strainer, seems a long time ago when this was normal at home.


That's with fresh cream and strawberry jam to go with the newly baked scones I take it?wink

16/02/2019 15:16:19

What ever happened to Lyons Individual Fruit Pies?

Square and singly boxed.


Edited By Watford on 16/02/2019 15:17:07

Thread: Filling defects in slideways
12/02/2019 19:29:13

Which of the vast selection of 'Devcon' products are we talking about here?


Thread: What Wonderful machinery was made back then!
02/01/2019 14:24:15
Posted by Phil Whitley on 02/01/2019 12:59:12:

I think this "home made" lathe takes some beating, both beautiful and scarily accurate!

Edited By Phil Whitley on 02/01/2019 13:42:31

What else but a very loud WOW! can you say about this???


Thread: Angle checker
28/12/2018 19:18:26
Posted by Martin W on 28/12/2018 18:32:59:

It will be in the very last place you think of looking.

Well, its always the last place you look - - - unless you go on looking after you have found it!

Should I leave now???


Thread: Merry Christmas
25/12/2018 07:01:06

An absolutely splendid Christmas to one and all.smiley


Thread: Best way to turn long, thin brass job
21/12/2018 18:09:29


If you can get to the above it might just be helpful.



Edited By Watford on 21/12/2018 18:17:05

Thread: Gatwick Drone 'Attack'
21/12/2018 12:32:18

Drone(s) not shot down because of the risk of a stray bullet, we learn. Who ever does these 'risk assessments' and then allows armed police with (presumably loaded) weapons to roam around the very crowded concourse just a few hundred yards away?


20/12/2018 15:11:44

Whoever it is has shown that it is possible to get away with it. Where to next? Westminster, with a load of Salisbury juice?


Thread: Unnecessary waste of paper
28/11/2018 14:46:38

Not just the banks. Just renewed my car insurance. Two large envelopes received, one to invite renewal, and the second to send the insurance certificate. Counting the total sheaf of papers that this involved I found that they had sent thirty-nine sheets of A4.

My input was a solitary bank transfer. question


Thread: Lead Bearing Solder is Banned
20/11/2018 14:49:20
Posted by Robin on 20/11/2018 14:32:05:

I'm not sure I want to tell, because you lot might tell me it isn't what I bought it as and burst my bubble. I really enjoy owning the rifling cutter for a Lewis gun indecision

Would that be the Lewis of Morse fame I wonder? note

Thread: DIY Epoxy Frame based CNC MILL
18/11/2018 10:54:14

Absolutely and completely fascinating.

Thanks for all the effort.


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