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Member postings for David G

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Thread: What did you do today (2015)
19/04/2015 23:00:01

First Sunday Steam up of the year at Burton upon Trent M.E.S. Only the one loco running, several happy young passengers.


Thread: New material for nuts and bolts
03/12/2013 22:24:11

the fit wasn't great, I half considered taking a file to it but thought that it wouldn't change the taste.

03/12/2013 21:55:25

My wife bought this at a Christmas market the other day, it took me a second or two to figure out what it was made of..... chocolate and decent 70% cocoa chocolate at that.

What will they think of next.


Thread: Rapid original tool posts, where to buy or just sell?
18/10/2013 17:22:20

post a picture of the tool post, saw lots of tool posts at the Warwickshire show yesterday.

Thread: Warwickshire Show.
18/10/2013 15:11:49

I was there all day yesterday and noticed it was quite busy, should have taken sandwiches and a flask of something hot, but people started to thin out in the afternoon and you could then get a good look at everything.

Good show I think although a shame that some of the larger players where missing, ArcEuro, Chronos, Reeves.

Will go again next year.


Thread: More like science fiction than CAD
13/09/2013 10:58:54

I second that, WOW. Three quad working together at about 10:13 ish.

Clivse, I agree it is very easy to loose time while viewing interesting content on YouTube.


Thread: Adverts
15/04/2013 20:34:09


forum post link has a reply "michael m 15/04/2013 19:15:17" that has a load of "..............." that pushes the posting under the adverts. Delete the "..............." and you fix the problem.


Thread: Water filter for injector
08/02/2013 22:29:02

like the idea Mark, not sure how you would retro fit this to a saddle tank.

I have found these that could be made into an inline filter, ordered some so will have a go at some point.


08/02/2013 19:41:14

or something like this filter , ebay has lots...

I might need to fit a filter to the Club Peckett when I take it over as the injector often gets blocked. making one would probably look better and be more robust.


Thread: Workshop tidyness
01/12/2012 11:37:28


I don't manage to get into the workshop every evening let alone every weekend so the lathe and miller are left un-used at times.

Last weekend I got out into the workshop but had some woodwork project to do for SWMBO. After a while I started to notice fine dust build up on some surfaces.

So here is the question, should I cover the lathe and miller when not in use and if so what with? I use an duvet cover to cover my motorbike and this stops most of the dust. would similar be suitable for the lathe and miller ? or should I not worry.



Thread: pillar drill advice
01/12/2012 11:17:29

Thanks for all the feedback

I had intended to pop down to Axminster Nuneaton after work yesterday to have a look at their tools. They didn't have the ED16SB on display but the next model up so I could get an idea of the difference in quality to the WD13L,

Unfortunately the M1 was knackered and then traffic trough Hinckley to get to the A5 was at a stand still (the mere hint of mist made every one turn their fog lights on while sitting in a stationary queue of traffic), so my original plan to get to Nuneaton for just before 5 left me joining the A5 a little after 5:30. I might try again next week if I can get out on time.

I had tried to steer clear of the Clarke, Draper, etc because of some of the problems to look out for, although from reeding the above not everyone has experienced these problems. My father bought a basic Clarke DP several years(20ish) back and there is only a little play in the quill but the table flexes quite a bit, he lives over a 100 miles away so I can't easily pop round to borrow it.

My father in-law has an old DP, can't remember the make, and the amount of play in the quill was quite astonishing.

I guess in todays world that some of the cheaper tools are made out in the east somewhere and get a different brand sticker on depending who's going to sell them. I have a NuTools miller that looks exactly like a Clarke CMD1225D and a couple of other brands that I cant re-call.


30/11/2012 07:56:51

Hi both

Yes, Russell, there should be a "DONT" with regards to the accuracy.

thanks for the thoughts and points, I was at the Model Engineering Exhibition at Leamington this year but forgot. I'm not too far from the Axminster Nuneaton so I might give them a call to see what they have on display.



30/11/2012 00:00:12


I'm looking for any advice on a reasonable pillar drill for less than £100.

The main use would be for wood or metal where I need the accuracy of my milling machine or the milling machine is setup for another task.

I've been looking around on the Internet and can see brands that I recognise(Clarke, Draper, Record, etc) and others that I've never heard of (SIP, Fox, Sealey).

I've also looked at what Chester Machine tools and Axminster have to offer. I've ruled out Chester as their range starts at 139+vat.

Axminster on the other hand have a woodworking pillar drill **Link**, I hope that linked ok and doesn't go under the adverts.., for £86 inc vat. This appears to be an Axminster own brand (lump of metal with their sticker on), has anyone seen one or owns one? There are reviews on their site that give reasonable feedback.

Axminster also do a range of Engineer's Pillar Drills, cheapest one starts at £131 inc vat LINK, yes i know this would budget stated at the top, but what is the difference to the wood working version other than a rack and pinion to raise and lower the table?

Are there alternatives that I have over looked ?

Dave G

Thread: Android App for Tablets
29/05/2012 22:52:18
Just tried the zoom, it looks like it on zooms one page at a time. Zoom the left page, close zoom and the zoom the right page.

Dave Although that's on Android, there's no guarantee that this it the case on iPad/iPhone

Edited By David G on 29/05/2012 22:56:34

29/05/2012 22:28:07


Apologies JasonB, I hadn't read the all the posts between the first and the last.
You're right that it's not "really an App", not in the sense of downloading it from the App store or whatever Google have called it this week.
I believe that the "" page is checking what OS/Browser you are using and then forwarding you to a special part of the ME site that is tailored to mobile devices (i.e. No Adverts). If your device isn't sending the relevant info(headers) then the page wont redirect you. HTC are normally very good, I have the HTC Sensation, so I'm a little surprised that it wont work on your WildfireS. Are you using the in-built browser or have you downloaded a different browser (Firefox on Android)?
Not wanting to start an Apple / Android war but, Apple iOS is only on Apple iPhone and Apple iPad(*), Android is on HTC, Samsung, Sony, Acer, no name brand from Taiwan, etc and each bundled with their own tweaked version of Android.
Apologies again, I promise to read top to bottom next time wink
(*) ok I'm sure someone has spent/wasted many hours to get iOS running on non Apple hardware

Edited By David G on 29/05/2012 22:28:34

29/05/2012 20:48:26

JasonB what Android device are you testing it on ?

the page has been coded so that:

if you view the link from a browser on a PC or MAC it will just show you the "Introducing the ....." page

if you view the link from a genuine IPhone, IPad, Android Phone, or Android Tablet it will take you to a digital subscriber logon page.

just tested the link I my post above on my Android phone and it goes straight to the web app.


29/05/2012 20:28:02


the link is broken it should be **LINK**

on the app page it is doubled up as


Thread: Is Brass suitable
29/03/2012 19:53:32

thanks for all the feed back. Brass it is then.


28/03/2012 18:28:38

Not strictly a model engineering question but.....

I have an instant hot water dispenser in my kitchen and the plastic water dispensing nozzle liner has disintegrated. unsurprisingly a replacement part on its own is not available.

I can easily turn up a replacement nozzle out of some brass bar that I have but was wondering whether it would be suitable. The water goes through the nozzle at about 80-90 degrees, I can turn it out of a single piece so there will be no soldering.

As this is used to make tea and coffee I want be sure I'm not going to end growing and extra limb, etc wink.



Thread: Subscription Expiry
18/03/2012 10:51:25

I only have a ME subscription but get an expiration date for all subscription options


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