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Thread: John Moore
19/04/2021 09:44:38

Hi Bill, had a look for you on FB but can't find you there, sent you a PM with my name so maybe you could send me a friend request.

GL, i do read quite a lot and i have a page all about myself in a book that a mate recently wrote. I am also due to have a whole chapter to myself in an other book due to be published soon. Sometime in 2023 a book about the Beatles, by Mark Lewisohn will contain various anecdotes from myself.

With my current health problems i may never get to read the 2023 one.

Cheers Dek.

18/04/2021 16:37:54

Hi Gerd. John is still around, but not in the best of health. A few years ago he had to have a half of one lung removed and was then no longer able to use his workshop.

He sold all his tools and machines and contented himself with some model tanks. However his health has recently got worse and , like myself, now has to be content to watch daytime TV. A fate that most folk would consider to be worse than death.

To give you some idea how bad that is, i have joined Facebook to try and escape the TV.

I think it very unlikely that John will ever post on any of the ME forums again.

Cheers, Dek.

Thread: Cutting a V-Groove in Aluminium
28/03/2021 17:16:24

I have used 90 degree spot drills to put small V groves in things. Always worked well for me.

Thread: You think you have trouble starting your car on a cold morning?
17/02/2021 10:54:41

I bet he is glad it hasn't got a starting handle.

Thread: Workshop Equipment
23/08/2020 11:08:56

Hi Stuart. I bought both the DB 10 VS, and the Champion 20V mill about 7 years ago, and to date the only problem i have had was a broken NVR switch on the mill about 1 year ago. Cost a few £ for a new one and no more problems since.


Thread: Jobs
31/07/2020 14:22:38

DANNY M2Z & TONY PRATT1, I think you both missed the point. I did say that it would need all young men the world over to refuse joining any army. I would like to know though DANNY, just who were the army protecting us from in Korea, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The only thing the army were defending there was the Bush family profits.

31/07/2020 10:25:27
Posted by Phil McAvity on 31/07/2020 09:44:19:
Posted by Bazyle on 30/07/2020 22:54:32:

Army - this was invented to supress the people and protect the monarch with defence of the realm only brought in when said morarch wanted more subjects to supress.

How to insult the memory of the people who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting the privileges we take for granted that others dream of.

Way to go.....

I agree 100% with Bazyle regarding the army. If macho young blokes the world over refused to go killing people and getting themselves killed on behalf of some megalomaniac, who will hide somewhere in a deep hole until the killing is over, then the world would be a much better place. Sad to say that it needs to happen everywhere before wars can end.

Thread: Lathe upgrade advice
19/07/2020 17:42:13

I have had a DB10 for about 7 or 8 years now and no problems with it at all. yes

Thread: Newbie from Shropshire
15/07/2020 16:44:11

Welcome Tifa. I have had a DB 10 for about 8 years now, and no problems with it. Go for it.yes

Thread: Trembling laptop
15/07/2020 09:55:29

The '=' sign you refer to is not an equal sign, but indicates DC current.


Thread: Selling on behalf of executors in 1975
12/07/2020 09:09:46
Posted by Bazyle on 11/07/2020 22:42:51:

Ove the past year or so we have had a dozen people join the forum having bought someling like a Colchester or M300 as their first lathe, and some getting a bridgeport too. Fifty years ago a beginner would have thought themselves lucky to find a second hand Drummond or Perfecto. People have way more disposable income nowadays along with the comparitive lower cost of machines.

Things have gone up a notch too in expectations. Is it even possible to buy a new car nowadays without electric windows and aircon let alone a radio.

I remember the days when even a heater and carpets were 'extras' in most cars. sad

Thread: Cutting brass with saw questions
03/07/2020 10:08:49

In the vidios Bob posted, the saw in use is not a piercing saw but an Eclipse fretsaw and the table is Hobbies Ltd top of the range cutting table. I still have both of those that I bought in the early 50s. Just saying. sad


Thread: The cost of cheap (Free) materials
22/06/2020 22:53:29

I agree with everything you have said there Bob. If I had to buy any of the brass for my fibre optic clock from the normal dealers it would never have got built. Every last bit of brass was from my local scrapyard, and some of it was in large lumps that would have cost a fortune. The only things new on the clock were the electrics.


Thread: Bar top "copper". What is it?
19/06/2020 14:49:38

I was given an old table with what looked like a hammered copper top. It turned out to be copper plated fibre glass.

Thread: DYMO labels [safe removal] ... what method ?
19/06/2020 14:44:28

Soak in WD40, the use an old credit card to scrape them off.


Thread: Evening all
08/06/2020 10:24:15

Welcome from a South Cheshire bloke. I have a ME mate in Wales who used to make the same things as yourself, but these days he makes novelty torches to sell in the USA.

Cheers, Dek.

Thread: Are there any published Torque settings for BA
01/06/2020 16:35:05

Small torque screwdrivers are available for use with quarter drive sockets. I have two that were given to me many years ago. They were brand new still in the boxes and made in the USA. I have never needed to use them.


Thread: Hello from West Sussex, looking for ID for my first lathe
01/06/2020 16:29:14

RDG tools give good service, but not so hot on quality with some items.


Thread: A polite note to beginners from ARC
20/05/2020 15:58:08

I have been a customer of ArcEuro for many years and never once have I had reason to complain. Some years ago I told Ketan that a particular order was for a group of 'Men in Sheds', knowing just what the movement was all about, Ketan gave us a generous discount on two lathes and some free tooling. I really don't imagine any of his competitors offering the same when it wasn't even asked for. THANKS KETAN, you are a star.


Thread: Look what I Found
18/05/2020 16:29:50

I still have two of those, why ? I really don't know. blush

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