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Member postings for Raymond Anderson

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Thread: Blown Bricks : Advice please !
14/07/2021 17:06:44

Well Michael as a Bricklayer/ Mason I can safely say they will have to be removed and replaced. Its not a major operation to do that. 100mm angle grinder and diamond blade cut in to the beds/joints as far as you can [ will probably be about 30mm ] then a ripping iron or a small SDS Plus breaker and chisel. If that is common brick they will not be rated F2 which are fully frost resistant , more likely to be F1. They actually look like seconds. The damage you see is in no way related to mortar strength its purely not being frost resistant. the old freeze and thaw syndrome.

Thread: Self-Lock threads
03/07/2021 05:12:21

Emuge Franken, Top notch gear. Have quite a lot of their End mills Drills, Taps . Very spendy though. [ thankfully I get a good discount ] but cheaper in the long run. Only drills that can rival Titex. Interesting brochureyes.

Thread: Install & commission of a Chester Cub 630 (Warco GH750)
23/05/2021 08:14:04

Calum one of me 2 lathes is the GH750, Bought new circa 2001 superb machine only thing that has ever failed was the worklight bulb [ and even that was after quite a few years ] Did convert it to 3 phase using a Eurotherm drive [ Now made by Parker drives ] and a new Siemens 3kw motor . Still accurate to this day and very reliable, Normal lathe maintenance is all that is ever needed ie bedways well oiled and cleaned, gearboxes new oil approx every 6 months [ depending on usage ] All my lubricants are Castrol as is the cutting fluid. You can be very pleased with your purchase. As an aside, Yes the spindle nose is a fairly rare beast Camlok D1-5. I bought 2 part finished ones from Bison Bail and 1 raw one from Rohm. [ also got 1 from Chester ] Enjoy your purchaseyes.

Thread: My new computer
02/05/2021 14:10:30

Neil mentions PC Specialist and I can also vouch for them Have 3 custom built workstations 1 built by the aforementioned 1 built by Scan Computers and the 3rd one built by Utopia Computers all are for different tasks as there is no "one size fits all " especially with the various software I use. Any of the above companies are top notch.

as a aside the oldest WS [ about 5 years old now ] will be retired and a new one built to replace it Will be built by Utopia Computers but am holding off until Nvidia RTX 3090 supply woes improve.

Thread: tapered roller bearings
12/03/2021 15:51:26

Have you tried Schaeffler or Barden ? both do high precision bearings. will be very spendy though .

Thread: solid edge 2D
05/12/2020 13:31:50

It matters not one hoot to Solid edge if Office is installed or no. So go for it.

Thread: New Lathe at Lidl
01/12/2020 18:51:28

Obviously built down to a price [ rather than up to a standard ] so using that mantra its no different to the hobby machines many members on this forum have. so if it does a good enough job within its capabilities then good.

Thread: Evolution of a Boring and Facing Head
16/11/2020 17:09:13

As usual Gray, superb workmanship. and so well designed. Simply stunning pieces of kit.yes

Thread: Stellite 98M2 tools
25/10/2020 16:01:17

Certain grades of Stellite are still used today, on heavily interrupted cuts on Nickel or Cobalt based Super alloys. I actually had a blank approx 40mm square x 200 long, never needed it and has now gone "Walkabout "

Thread: Changes to Fusion 360 Terms
24/10/2020 18:59:41

The newest commercial version of Solid Edge is now 2021 [ which now includes sub division modelling ] will be a few months until the 2021 community edition / Student edition appears.

24/10/2020 15:10:35

Bazyle, Just type in Solid Edge community edition and that should take you to the official site. I would have created a link but not sure the procedure for this site.

Thread: Bench block for small parts - ice hockey puck
11/09/2020 17:20:34

Sacrilege.... Hockey pucks are for HOCKEY. only joking, fine to see they have a few other uses in addition to their main purpose. Another area at which the little buggers really excel at is... demolishing parts of the human body. [ been there ] smiley

Thread: Scaling back forum activity
10/09/2020 17:54:39

Sad to see Barrie cutting back, I liked seeing his input. All the best on your other forums. Hope you are getting on well with Solid Edge yes

Thread: Who trains these ideots?
20/08/2020 18:02:47

s am longley, IF the job only demands easy brickwork , what IF the job demands something other than the easy stretcher bond ? or even Granite ? 350 Facers per day thats only 5 barrows worth. Now try taking that up 7 storeys and see how PLUMB you can get it. Maybe you should try a corbelled arch or 2 No on second thoughts... just stick to stretcher bond.

18/08/2020 17:45:54

I feel every trade is "Dumbing " down these days. When I served me time [ Bricklayer ] I did 5 years. Stone masons were 6 Years Joiners were 4, now it is 5 for Masons 4 for Bricklayers and 3 for Joiners . and it's not just the Structural trades even the services trades are dumbed down. You just need to look at the quality of tradesmen now compared to even 20 years ago . I see it every day.

Thread: HSS/Tungsten Tool Honing Machine
04/08/2020 17:38:55


Thread: Quality small metric spanners
30/07/2020 18:00:36

Stahlwille. and, NO... they are not just for the avation industry [ as some folks think ] Pricey though but superb gear.

Thread: resumption of delivery of ME to Canada
17/07/2020 17:17:36

Got out the wrong side o the bed this morning David ? Jason answered your queries exactly as a mod should. so keep cool. thumbs up.

Thread: 3D CAD software - what do you use?
23/05/2020 00:15:16

Blowlamp, Those are lovely renders. 👍

19/05/2020 17:59:19

Ian P, Looking at those specs, I would be tempted to start afresh. SSD drive is good, but the rest.. hmmm. FYI Solid Edge is a single threaded app which means it wont take advantage of a Cpu with lots of cores. Clock speed is the name of the game with SE. 8 Gb ram should be your minimum [ DDR 4 ] all depends on the size of your data sets. Will work fine with onboard graphics but a dedicated Gpu is best... again its tied into the data set size. Data set size is not just related to the number of individual parts in an assembly but also to the complexity of the geometry ie fillets, chamfers ect. Good luck,

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