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Member postings for magpie

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Thread: Roller combined shear and press brake
09/11/2014 22:14:27

I have had the 24" version for many years now and use the shear & press a lot. Never used the rollers and a mate of mine said he had to make up new bushes for the rollers before he could use his. The ones that came with the thing were much too slack. I would recommend spending a little time setting the thing up then it should give good service.

Cheers Derek.

Thread: New addition to the family.! ;)
17/10/2014 17:26:21

Steve, MichaelG, I agree, a taper pin is much better than a straight dowel, but any wear at the point of rotation will still mean the head will have to be reset. Just me nitpicking, as I hate having to do the job myself.

Cheers Derek.

17/10/2014 12:00:52

Graham, agree with you about the merc. Daughter is on her third one (all less than 12 months old when bought) and has had nothing but trouble with them all. You would think she had learned her lesson by now !!!!!

Cheers Derek.

17/10/2014 11:55:19

Nick, if the head is nice and square on, leave it where it is and buy a tilting table or a tilting vice. Unless of course you don't mind spending ages traming the head up again every time you tilt it.

Cheers Derek.

Thread: A night for watching TV. ???
13/10/2014 15:51:27

Well I really enjoyed the programme as I am sure you did John. Sadly, by the time my dad died he had just about learned which end of a screwdriver to hold, but he was a really great pub landlord.smiley

Cheers Derek.

12/10/2014 18:46:09

Afraid I will be sat in front of the "box" tonight for Guy Martin's Spitfire (c4 @ 7.30), then BBC 4 @ 9.00 pm for "Mechanical Marvels" (Automata). Something must be going wrong somewhere, two interesting programs in the same year !!!

Cheers Derek.

Thread: Please take care when posting or responding off forum
09/10/2014 19:16:44

I to am sorry to have gone of topic, BUT, Russ I quite agree that when it comes to parcels there are very many who offer a much better service, however I am referring to things like , bank statements, hospital appointments, DVLA reminders, Etc. I notice that at least one of the big logistics companies already unload their letters onto Royal Mail, and it is this service that the others don't want. I cannot think of any other service that would deliver a letter from Cornwall to Shetland for about 60 pence. I have no connection whatsoever with Royal Mail but I would hate to lose that particular service.

Cheers Derek.

P.S. Get well soon Russ, your ailment is a bloody rotten one.

09/10/2014 15:49:04

RussB, that "non addressed junk mail" we all get from Royal Mail is what no doubt helps to keep all your other important mail being delivered to your door. I don't find it too much trouble to walk from the front door to the recycle bin where all that stuff goes. Should Royal Mail ever fail for whatever reason, can you see any of the other carriers ever providing the same service ?

Cheers Derek.

Thread: Pedal Power
01/10/2014 19:46:28

3/4" down to 1/4" with pedal power only !!!! WOW, bet that bloke had muscles on his spit.

Cheers Derek.

Thread: What type of pin is this?
29/09/2014 19:07:00

Well Mr. Rudd, that is as good an example of someone spitting out their dummy as I have seen in a long time. I have no doubt that the chap WILL make up his own mind anyway, and what has HEAVY engineering got to do with hobby engineering ???

Cheers Derek.

Thread: Topsy Turvy Clock
23/09/2014 16:45:00

WOW !!! Nice job, and that looks like the worlds best excuse for being late. "sorry but I didn't have a clue what time it was"

Cheers Derek.

Thread: This must have been covered?
20/09/2014 17:27:10

Hi Matthew, you will no doubt now be told at least 30 different ways to set up the lathe correctly. Best of luck deciding which one.

Cheers Derek.

Thread: When does a beginner cease to be a beginner?
10/09/2014 19:08:17

Neil, on that basis I must be a real whiz-kid. Started with the bad habits 60 years ago when I was 14. Still got some!

Cheers Dek.

Thread: Shrewsbury Steam Rally
28/08/2014 17:16:16

Thanks for the photos IDP, I have often wondered if that was a show worth the effort of getting there. Have you been to the Malpas Yesteryear Rally ? This one is a really good show with around 25 traction engines plus lots of 3 & 4" jobbies, everything else from pedal bikes to combine harvesters, best have a look at there website.

I have no connection to them, just someone who has a great day out there.

Cheers Dek.

Thread: Just saying Hello
25/08/2014 22:55:06

And a welcome from one of the many south Cheshire blokes Brian. I have a very strange problem with my shed roof, but most of the problem is with the silly old sod who spends his time in there.

Cheers Dek.

Thread: Not a "modeller"!
25/08/2014 22:42:15

Got to get some bugger to write about making em first John. Before you can write about bodge grinding em.

Cheers Dek.

23/08/2014 17:01:45

Naughty boy Steve! not been paying attention! It's 3 quid now.

Cheers Derek.

Thread: Smaller/bench mounted milling machines
14/08/2014 10:30:26

Hi Neil, I have had a Champion 20V for about 3 years and no problems whatsoever.

Thread: Lathe advice... I guess I will need one soon
08/06/2014 10:37:33

Hi Jamie, don't know where about in the land you live, but if you can make it to Chester between 23rd-27th June Chester UK have got a clearance sale with up to 50% off ex demo items. I have had a DB10V for about 3 years and (touch wood) no problems so far. No connection with them, just a happy customer.

Cheers Derek.

Thread: Notes to self
04/06/2014 12:20:53

Too DEEP ! that's worse than the Mariana trench man.

Cheers Derek

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