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Thread: Boxford machinery auction
14/02/2019 21:53:49

Trying to describe UK govt capabilities to French neighbour, the best translation I could come up with was 'Ils ne pourraient pas organiser un concours d'Ivresse dans une brasserie' He understood that and said it was not a uniquely UK problem.
DaveD

Thread: Every Tea Room needs a toaster topic...
09/02/2019 20:49:05
Posted by Howard Lewis on 09/02/2019 19:34:01:

Making toast over the old ceramic slab was still the norm in Iran in 1985.

When the element burned through, they used to locate the break and drop paperclips onto to it to bridge the gap so that breakfast could proceed!

No one mentioned Health and Safety there! If you'd been there, you would know why. /snip

Howard

Agreed Howard - last time I was there was in '77 . We always fitted quick-disconnects between line termination blocks and any electronic equipment with strict instructions to disconnect before reporting line faults to Tehran PTT, since the PTT response was to Megger the line, probably with muttered Farsi of 'that should blow the cobwebs away'
Was well pleased (later ) not to get the on-station placement in Nov '77 in view of how things fell apart
DaveD

Thread: Tauco drill press
09/02/2019 19:36:30
Posted by Andrew Johnston on 08/02/2019 21:38:35:
snip

Andrew, your pic prompts me to say "ah..where would we be without 'Old Holborn' tins".
Having moved house and sorting out an accumulation of bits and pieces, I bet they beat single use plastic for longevity, must date back to late 60's/early 70's and still going strong long after the contents went up in smoke.
DaveD

Thread: Testing for isolation
03/02/2019 20:22:15
Posted by Martin Harris 9 on 03/02/2019 10:41:28:
Posted by peak4 on 02/02/2019 16:16:57:

Anyone who's worked on live telephone stuff will be able to relate to a belt from ringing current. From memory, about 70v but @ 17Hz in the UK, and you don't half know when you've been shocked.

Telex was even nastier - plus and minus 80V DC gave the potential for 160V and that definitely made you jump! The main hazard while working on distribution racks was the legendary "tag rash" - you would get a belt from an exposed tag and jerk your hand away from it, scraping the back of your hand across the exposed tags on the next block - a leather "half glove" was often worn to protect the back of the hand...

And when jumpering on distr blocks in metal cabinets it only took holding on to cabinet frame with one hand and catching back of hand on a transmitting tag to let you know what 'tingle-tongue' was like !
DaveD

Thread: Getting started with gear cutting.
02/02/2019 20:00:26

Jason,
Thanks for a comprehensive reply, I was looking at the Arc unit in the beginners series - appearances can be deceptive !
DaveD

Thread: Tinhat warrior trademark.
01/02/2019 21:44:19
Posted by Samsaranda on 01/02/2019 19:34:09:

Not all two strokes from the 60’s era had to be smoke generators, I had an Ariel Leader 250 two stroke in that era which I ran on Filtrate colloidal graphite as the lubicrant in the fuel, I can’t remember the exact ratio of lubricant to fuel but seem to remember it was 100/1, the exhaust was clean with only a trace of blue smoke. Ah those were the days.

Dave W

Edited By Samsaranda on 01/02/2019 19:35:01

Edited By Samsaranda on 01/02/2019 19:35:15

I had the 250 Ariel 'Golden' Arrow in the same era and that ran clean also, without additives. I'll echo your 'Ah, those were the days' !
DaveD

Thread: Getting started with gear cutting.
01/02/2019 20:56:08
Posted by JasonB on 01/02/2019 07:12:07:

Considering the diameter of some of the gears you have to cut you will need to pack up a smaller rotary table so may as well stick with the 6".

Debateable if you really need the tailstock, with a stout arbor and backing plate you could cut those without tailstock support.

Jason
The rotary table you have shown a few times on your mill, is that a 6" and from Arc ? It looks lower profile than the Vertex style devices. Did you obtain the dividing plates and tailstock at the same time and are they a necessity?
Thanks.
DaveD

Thread: Issue Reading New Digital Viewer
31/01/2019 19:19:19
Posted by Fowlers Fury on 30/01/2019 22:26:15:

snip...
I can't remember whether Win 7 allowes the Ctrl and + to zoom in on a screen but if it does, try it on that 'snip' of mine above ~ it should show it's quite readable at that 1920 x 1080 resolution....snip

Win 7 here FF, hold down Control and + or use scroll wheel on mouse works to increase/decrease font.
DaveD

Thread: Vickers Bl 8 inch Howitzer cannon of 1917
25/01/2019 19:52:55
Posted by mal webber on 24/01/2019 23:02:30:
Posted by David George 1 on 24/01/2019 12:20:19:

Hi Mal looks good progress but the last picture is great. Is that where you live, nice view.

David

HI David ,the photo is the tip of Gower Peninsula South Wales UK . yes i do live near but was out on a job so thought i would take a photo and share.

Mal.

Rhossili bay Mal ?
DaveD

Thread: Free Electricity
17/01/2019 19:09:20
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 17/01/2019 18:10:26:
The gods punish pendants by making them wrong. Always...

sad

Dave

I hereby sentence you to be suspended until you acknowledge your errors, pedantically, ad infinitum.
DaveD

Thread: Measurements from the past
04/01/2019 20:30:38

Thanks for an interesting, amusing and informative thread. I am surprised, however, that there was no mention of the 'French inch' or 'ligne', (2.256mm) or 1/12th of an English inch - used for measuring the calibre of watch movements.
Tim - if you would provide a dram or two of Brodgar at said Ring, I would be sorely tempted to establish a rendez-vous although 10:58pm might be a little gloomy next Wednesday 20th March !
(still ruing buying only one bottle of bin-end Brodgar at £72 back in the late '80s - hindsight or should that be after-taste - is a wonderful thing)
DaveD

(listening to Tannhauser overture from Wagner's Ring and wondering how many angels can dance on a pin-head, however it might be measured)

Thread: What Wonderful machinery was made back then!
01/01/2019 20:11:16

Thanks for sharing, Joe.
Some beautiful equipment, I wonder if this is something that would catch MichaelG 's interest ?

DaveD

Edited By Meunier on 01/01/2019 20:12:03

Thread: Optical Centre Punch any good?
17/12/2018 21:26:44

Ian, guess what ? I also have a refund notification from Chronos and Paypal.
As you say, pretty poor show.

DaveD

consider sleigh-bells cancelled !

Edited By Meunier on 17/12/2018 21:28:14

Bandersnatch - No, no better experience than yours.

Edited By Meunier on 17/12/2018 21:30:05

Thread: French model Engineers
17/12/2018 20:43:06

Add one more, still lurking in dept32, about 100km/60miles north of the Pyrennees and have only found S235JR - hot rolled construction steel available locally.
DaveD

Thread: Optical Centre Punch any good?
16/12/2018 20:29:40

George, strange, your link to Chronos showed out of stock but Jason's tip to search UK wood-working supplies found - Chronos ! - with Veritas optical centre finder ( same model shown that Jason linked to ) GBP38.64 incl + shipping. **LINK** scroll down the page.
Now we wait with anticipation for the tinkle of sleigh-bells as La Poste arrives...
DaveD

16/12/2018 19:34:51
Posted by mechman48 on 16/12/2018 17:03:35:

Look here...I have one of these...

**LINK**

George.

Thanks for the link George but they are also out of stock
DaveD

15/12/2018 21:06:53

Followed JasonB's link for the Veritas, looks good and was USD48.50 so tried ebay dot fr where the same item was priced at eur1,298.00 from UK - hmm must be a typo, try ebay dot co.uk = GBP1,168 - I think not, thank you, it's for my Christmas present, not theirs . Will try some UK woodworking sites as JasonB suggests.
DaveD

Thread: Hello from Leicestershire
01/12/2018 17:25:43

Welcome aboard Dave from another Dave. There are more than a few Oxy-acetylene and Oxy-Propane users on here so you should feel right at home !

DaveD

Thread: Another what is it
17/11/2018 21:11:46

Russell/MartinKing2, I also did not recognise cormier but wiki/fr recognised it cormier=Sorbus Domestica which wiki/en gave as Service Tree or Sorb tree. New one on me and no mention of timber utilisation.

**LINK**

DaveD

Thread: Brazing Mild Steel
03/11/2018 19:53:53

Bill, it took me 2 attempts to get there but here is a link to the SDS,

**LINK**

DaveD

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