Here is a list of all the postings Watford has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Whats the chance.....|
Plus one for that ..............
|Thread: J.T.Slocombe micrometer very old|
I keep mine in my desk draw!! Does yours have 1/64"s on the reverse of the frame?
|Thread: Clarkson Autolock Mystery Tool|
Splendid mental picture of Michael gardening with a well engineered bracket on the spade holding his laptop
|Thread: MEW Special edition 2008 Cherry interview|
Is there any news of Mrs.Hill ?
The Special Edition 'Setting up a Workshop' to which you refer was dated Autumn 2008 and had a picture of the good lady on the cover along with a corner of her workshop. She was interviewed by Geoff Sheppard over nine pages. The edition was marked as 'Exclusive to W.H. Smith. I kept it for inspiration .
Is there any news of Mrs. Hill?
|Thread: Whatever happened to...|
And having said all that - whatever happened to Lyons Individual Fruit Pies?
Came in small square cardboard boxes, in several flavours, predominately apple.
No lunch break was complete without one.
|Thread: Lucky escape.|
Not sure Neil, why does it?
|Thread: Electrifying Women - Cherry Hill|
Thank you, and very good.
Thanks for the heads-up Neil.
In the days of the 'Model Engineer Exhibition' of old, the first port of call was to the Competition Models to see the latest Cherry Hinds (later Hill) offering. Always magnificent, her models were generally to a scale smaller than the blokes and always looked as if a fairy had used her wand to make the original prototype shrink to fit the glass case!
Last saw her at Brooklands, is there any news of her current welfare?
|Thread: The cultural status of engineers in the UK|
It probably did not help when some jerk started calling them 'makers'.
|Thread: Ebay being clogged up by certain sellers|
In the good old days of purchase tax, and two or three deliveries a day, the postie (postman then) used to collect any tax.
|Thread: 3mm drill hole too tight for 3mm bar|
Not quite always Bazyle, there are a very few of us who were actually taught how to do this at the start of our apprenticeships. Having spent more than a solid week (45 hour week then) grinding drills from about inch and a half down to 1/16" one does sort of get a bit of a feel for it.
Happily it is a bit like playing a musical instrument that once acquired the skill never leaves one, and sixty-seven years later I still have it. I can still remember the feeling when the instructor put a fresh-ground inch drill into a lathe and drilled a hole with it and to see the two identical spirals of swarf coming off the tip. We had made drill angle gauges from gauge plate and calibrated them with a vernier height gauge - I still have mine.
I am set to wonder about some (most) of the so called apprenticeships today, and if such instruction and knowledge is passed on. Yes, I know that there are machines to do this particular task, but these are not always available at the time and place that a drill needs sorting. I doubt whether many are taught to file these days either, and again it is an extremely useful skill on occasion when other resources are not to hand. Perhaps there are not too many instructors any more???
So dear Baz I would prefer it if you did not call me 'stoopid' - - not too often anyway .
Compliments of the season to you.
Edited By Watford on 31/12/2019 21:34:50
|Thread: Merry Christmas Everybody!|
Compliments of the Season to One and All
|Thread: Stewart 10H drawings|
Very well spotted Michael...............thank you
Thanks for the thought, though Stewart drawing is now a wopping £ 20.72 what with VAT and 4.70 p&p.
However, since I wrote the message I have come across the original paperwork and drawing, allbeit a bit faded!
Thus, panic off chaps; but thanks.
Recently unearthed a complete boxed kit for a Stewart 10H engine.
The Micro blisters in the box are all intact! Purchased in January 1983 by a deceased friend.
The only thing missing is/are the drawing(s). Can anyone help me with this I wonder?
Russell, I have found that the solvent/cleaner used by double glazing fitters does a fair job of this. A useful product to have in the workshop, though care is needed on some delicate surfaces. Obtainable from those factors who supply double glazing firms.
Certainly will not throw the existing bottle away then. I think I will buy a very small 638, and out of interest run a couple of comparative tests.
It looks as if the 638 is a better/stronger product than 601 in any case so it might be horses for courses.
What in general is the shelf life of Loctite products? I have a twenty-year-old 50ml bottle of 601 which is about half full. Seems a shame to bin it at about forty quid a pop.
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