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Thread: Holding tube for soldering.
02/06/2019 09:57:09

I recently had to solder a thin wall brass tube to a strip of brass, and wondered how I was going to hold it at right angles to the strip. After much pondering, I came up with this idea and it worked a treat. The ME site insisted on turning the photo 90 degrees for some reason. 100_2127.jpg

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 04/06/2019 16:11:59

Thread: Brede Pumping Station
30/05/2019 22:24:06

On the subject of photos on here, is there any limit to the size ?

Thread: stamford show vandals
19/05/2019 17:09:01

Only when the parents of these mindless thugs are made to pay for every last penny of the damage, and all of them are named and shamed will we start to see any change. This needs to be done for all such acts before parents everywhere start to teach their offspring respect for other peoples property. No release on bail, bread and water until they are sent to gaol.


Thread: North West 200 coverage
14/05/2019 09:29:10

Just the opposite to Chris, I had no idea what it was all about. I have managed to do 78 circuits of the sun without ever wanting to own a motorbike.

Thread: NME&MEX Doncaster
11/05/2019 09:18:23

I will be going on Sunday, but looking at the comments about the trade stands, it looks like my shopping list will not be fulfilled.

Thread: Homeworkshop login problem
25/04/2019 15:03:32

I had the same problem as Cornish Jack and I now know why the site didn't recognise my user name or password. I gave up trying when I read that the forums had been removed, but I was still permitted to advertise.

Edited bit. I have been out of action on all the forums for quite a while due to a long illness, but it's good to be back.

Edited By magpie on 25/04/2019 15:05:16

Thread: No volt switch
17/04/2019 21:37:01

I have the same problem with the same switch, KDJ17B. I have one on order so just fed up of waiting for it to arrive.

Thread: No volt realese switches.
13/04/2019 15:20:14

Thanks for the info John, and Robert. I have ordered a CK21.

13/04/2019 07:56:03

I wonder if anyone could tell me if there is any difference between a KJD17B switch and a CK21 switch. They both look identical, but there are lots of CK21 available but very few of the KJD17B. I ordered the latter from Ebay and was sent a refund because the seller didn't have one. My mill is out of action in the meantime and I could do with getting a new one quickly.

Thread: Chinese 7x10 lathe
30/03/2019 17:06:20

I am a volunteer at Crewe Men in Sheds whose job it is to keep an eye on new chaps, and help them to learn new skills. Some years ago the shed bought a mini lathe from Arc Euro for the blokes to learn metal turning, it's mostly woodwork at the shed. The lathe has had the kind of treatment that would make a skilled toolmaker weep, but to my great surprise it is still in good working order and more than capable of turning out good work by the less "ham fisted" members of the shed.


Thread: Battery Lifespan
05/04/2018 12:05:30

In an early version of my Electro-Mechanical Fibre optic Clock, I also intended to use solenoids to operate the cylinders. However, I found them to be rather inefficient and abandoned that idea in favour of ratchet wheels and cams to operate the main cylinders. The drive on the final version of my clock is a synchronous motor which has worked very well for a number of years now, and it keeps perfect time. A series of post about it can be found in the clock section, at the top of page 6. It may give you a few ideas. Good luck with your project.

Edited By magpie on 05/04/2018 12:09:51

Thread: Trouble at mill
21/03/2016 11:14:00

I totally agree with Nick-G. One of the reasons I seldom use this forum is my inability to compete with all the "perfect" people that inhabit the site.

Thread: BBC 2 - Looking for Backyard Engineers
24/11/2015 11:09:48

Maybe nobody has bothered to look at the link. I am not very clued up on TV companies but the programme is being made by RDF television for the BBC. I have no idea who they are but it would seem to me that they will just have been told by the BBC make us a program about so and so, and let the get on with it.

Thread: Pete Waterman Collection being sold
08/05/2015 21:33:51

He is selling to finance apprenticeships.

Cheers Derek.

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.

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