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Thread: Anyone been to the Harrogate show yet ?
08/05/2015 21:31:52

Some of us are meeting up for a natter by the big window (opposite the main entrance) at noon on Saturday. Always nice to put faces to names so if you fancy taking a break from spending I will see you there.

Cheers Derek.

Thread: Harrogate Exhibition
07/05/2015 08:24:31

Thanks for that John, but I think 'bogs' may be able to sort my end mills out for me. I will come and say hello on Saturday anyway as there are six of us from Crewe Men in Sheds going. Anyone else fancy a natter there are some of us 'mad modders' meeting by the big window (opposite the main entrance) at 12 noon so I hope to see a few of you there.

Cheers Derek.

Thread: Advice on lathe purchase
20/04/2015 11:39:50

Hi and welcome Martin. The chap to look out for on here is "bogstandard" he has a Crusader, and what he doesn't know about the thing is not worth knowing.

Cheers Derek.

Thread: MEX 2015??
14/03/2015 15:40:57

I agree with John Stevenson regarding location, the midlands show was far better at Donington than where it is now, it's Leamington location is a PITA to get to from most of the country. If the new show is to be located in the midlands it will no doubt be necessary to reassure those living south of Watford that they will not fall of the edge of the world by attending.

Cheers Derek.

Thread: An efficient slot method
25/02/2015 11:11:48

Hi pgk. Now you know why a lot of folk have left this site and gone to MadModders. I still like to visit here to see how lots of folk on here work to an accuracy of one atom. At least that is what they want us all to believe.

Cheers Derek.

Thread: Forgotten engineering techniques
22/01/2015 18:07:52

Perhaps the thread title should have included the word "model" in front of engineering. I have to say that I fail to see the need for model makers to know how to straighten 10 ton prop shafts.

Cheers Dek.

11/01/2015 16:50:34

Using lead as a filler on car bodies is still being done. I am often called on to perform this task on vintage cars. many years ago Rolls Royce allowed 120 lb of lead per car on the Silver cloud & Bentley "S" series. Rolls Royce also helped to develop the body filler that is so common today, for use on the aluminium doors, bonnet, and boot lids.

Cheers Derek.

Thread: Lathe and societies.
01/01/2015 22:42:02

Thanks John, better put your armour on too John, I fear the worst is yet to come.

Cheers Derek.

01/01/2015 20:31:38

From what I can gather (and my own experience), most ME clubs in the UK are friendly, PROVIDING your brain runs on steam and tracks, otherwise expect to be ignored once you have paid your fees.

Cheers Derek.

P.S. now going to don my armour.

Thread: A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
24/12/2014 19:10:01

Well said, I second all the above.

Cheers Derek.

Thread: Sandown photos and thoughts on the show
23/12/2014 16:31:35

ArcEuro was one of the first to stop attending the shows, and Ketan has explained his reasons for no going many times on this forum. It would seem that the main reason is cost of stand space for which the venue owners / organisers take the blame. However no one has yet mentioned the cost of the RATES on venues which is also a major factor in most of the empty shops in the high street. Just a thought !!

Cheers Derek.

P.S. Also the VERY high cost of heating and lighting ?

20/12/2014 16:49:54

I don't make locos or traction engines, but I do love to see and admire the workmanship in both. I have a good machine shop and very much like to see the trade stands (even if they do always relieve me of much cash). In my youth I built many model aircraft and still enjoy every aspect of modelling, so I would love to see an exhibition like the one staged at Manchester in recent years, however that only ran for two years due to the lack of traders attending. I will NEVER attend any show in or around London as A) I no longer have the patience to deal with traffic jams, and B) all support services (IE catering Etc.) are a total rip off. So I will stick with the best of the lot, Harrogate.

Cheers Derek.

Thread: Favourite old tools.......
18/12/2014 15:13:35

Just found this thread. My favourite old tools are 74 years old, they are called fingers and thumbs and I am lucky to still have a full set in good working order, although the left hand ones do sometimes "lock up" whilst reading a newspaper these days.

Cheers Derek.

Thread: Tooth count on 2 second clock
02/12/2014 17:22:36

Hi Ron, Welcome to the forum, I am sure you will find an answer to your question on here. The thread just needs to be kept in view long enough for all the clock makers to see it . I understand that Russell is really good with clocks so should be able to answer your question given a bit more info.

Cheers Derek.

Thread: Help locating small bulb
21/11/2014 22:21:54

If the torch has a reflector then a bulb is the way to go, as Ian said, LEDs only emit light in one direction making a reflector a waste of time as very little of the output hits it. I have tried many times to use reflectors with LEDs and never managed to improve beam width.

Cheers Derek.

21/11/2014 17:15:38

Try www.hobby.uk.com

Cheers Derek.

Thread: Where to start?
19/11/2014 16:19:49

Hi pgk, as John said, you are very welcome to pop over anytime, but please send me a PM beforehand as I spend a fair bit of time at "men in sheds" these days but if I know I am due a visit I will make sure I am home.

Cheers Derek.

19/11/2014 16:12:03

Nice one Robert ! I couldn't agree more.

Cheers Derek.

17/11/2014 22:26:55

I think John (bogstandard2) has a crusader, perhaps he could give you some advice on that. I will have a word with him in case he does not see this post.

Cheers Derek.

15/11/2014 17:31:55

Hi pgk. If you are not too far away, Chester UK have an open week from the 1st--5th December, would be a good chance to have a good look at all things Chinese as most of the items are very much the same wherever you buy from if you do decide to buy new, just minor changes and different colours. I have had a Chester UK lathe and mill for over three years now with no problems so far. Happy hunting.

Cheers Derek.

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