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Thread: Cutting brass with saw questions
04/07/2020 19:54:08
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 04/07/2020 08:53:00:

Absolutely inspirational star

... never seen it before.


Edited By Michael Gilligan on 04/07/2020 08:55:01

Four months work !
stunning result yet at first glance the original looked quite simple/minimalist, difficult to express.
The original intention of fret/piercing saw work was good too.

Thread: Coronavirus, advice from ME
30/06/2020 18:58:11

What the Ell is everybody on about ?

Or am I playing in a different League ?


Edited By Meunier on 30/06/2020 19:08:27

Thread: D H Gipsy mk1
22/06/2020 19:00:34
Posted by David K on 22/06/2020 16:28:53:

While i was in the grove i made a couple of even smaller plugs into earings for the Gf.

Her name wouldn't be Rosemary by any chance ?
Nicely done on the plugs, by the way.

Edited By Meunier on 22/06/2020 19:01:07

Thread: Weeds in a 'lawn'
21/06/2020 19:40:14
Posted by V8Eng on 21/06/2020 14:49:58:

.....snip Never seen any rules or wrenches growing can you send some seeds?

Edited By V8Eng on 21/06/2020 14:57:55 ...snip

I suspect they are on loan from pneumatic tube flow-control duties.

Thread: Pesky Government Announcement!
19/06/2020 21:05:31

Although I am not familiar with the area, mention of Brighouse and Rastrick brings us neatly back to the topic of music in the workshop !

Thread: Time Locks
15/06/2020 21:57:11

Fascinating, I will postpone venturing down this rabbit-hole until later.
("No, it's OK dear you can leave the dusting to me " )
Thank you MichaelG

Thread: Smart and Brown Sabel
07/06/2020 19:25:29
Posted by Jim Beagley on 07/06/2020 11:14:48:

A bit of a shame but I’ve decided I don’t really like my colour choice.

Bugger secret

Still, you have got a nice under-coat to start from !

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020
02/06/2020 21:00:36
Posted by Nigel Graham 2 on 01/06/2020 10:05:26:

snip/ I reckon modern car designers have a priority list: 1 style and luxury, 2 performance, 3 efficiency, ... (n) annual servicing to the specifications they set, last. /snip

Nigel, your nbr 3 should move to nbr 1. All motor mfrs have to meet an EU economy/CO2 target, averaged across the whole range of vehicles they make. If they don't meet that target, they have to pay a financial penalty levied on every vehicle they produce. Still leaves user-friendliness in last place.

Thread: 10 SWG spring steel strip
29/05/2020 21:08:52

Lucky you were not inputting figures into a navigation system !


Thread: Hi from new member in S. Wilts.
24/05/2020 17:06:11

Welcome Mike,

Have also just recently taken delivery of a GH1230, not done any work on it yet, be interested in your opinions. One recommendation is not to try to drain the headstock oil via the drain plug.Your experience may differ but I found that despite all precautions the oil went everywhere. I changed tack and took off the top-cover and siphoned off all the old oil, finishing up with vacuuming the last dregs out.
What did you think of the 'user manual' ! ? I found a good manual with the PrecisionMatthews GH1236 at
Also a series of unpacking/assembly you-tube videos from PrimaDilna

Hope that helps, I am also a bit far from S.Wilts here in S.W France


Thread: Look what I Found
20/05/2020 19:15:43

Back in the mid 70's had to mount a modem on a shelf in the cargo shed at Frankfurt airport.
Had arrived well-prepared with a pistol-drill, masonry bits and fixings - no chance.
One of the guys went to the stores and came back with a Kango drill and bits - also no chance.
Eventually we had to wait for a guy with a permit for a cartridge gun to set the anchors in -
Bang x4 - job done.
Tried a cartridge gun for myself some time later and found out the hard way that one needed
to choose the correct coloured cartridge otherwise the fixing would disappear 25mm below the surface
With the possible exception of MikePoole's Mum's bungalow, that was the hardest surface I ever found,
suspect the concrete panels had been chilled.

Edited By Meunier on 20/05/2020 19:16:20

Thread: A Big Thank You to all Forum Members
05/05/2020 20:34:32

I wonder if Jason is involved in Mig/Tig welding, if so, coupled with the previous suggestion that Jason is a nom-de-plume for three people, then they could well be 'Jason and the argon-nauts'
Hat, coat and attestation in hand.

Thread: Wet\dry vacuum hose
05/05/2020 17:26:19
Posted by petro1head on 05/05/2020 08:02:01:

As suggested, good old Google

Smooth bore

Have recently ordered grease-gun and grease from those guys in your link, good service.


Thread: A Big Thank You to all Forum Members
04/05/2020 20:57:00

Hear, Hear! - my vote of thanks also.


Thread: Drummond/Myford M Type
03/05/2020 20:50:00
Posted by Chris V on 03/05/2020 14:55:58:


Is there a way of searching for a members posts of this forum? /snip

Chris, under the member's avatar - forum posts link - click on this and it shows all their posts.

Thread: Delay in dispatch and delivery
22/04/2020 05:58:28

Ketan, another positive report. Ordered 25mm indexable end mill, two apmt bits and 8mm alu long end-mill on Sunday 12th, despatched when you opened Tues14th and arrived in SW France yesterday, Tuesday. Thank you to you and your team.


Edited By Meunier on 22/04/2020 05:59:12 it's now Wednesday...

Edited By Meunier on 22/04/2020 06:00:46

Thread: DC-DC converter
11/04/2020 21:38:27
Posted by Andrew Johnston on 11/04/2020 17:09:56:
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 11/04/2020 13:17:01:
These things aren't meant to come apart and in my clunky hands the LCD has stopped working!


SoD has it nailed! Some playing with the numbers gives:

153600/128 = 1200

or 1200 baud for the serial comms. /snip

That's a magic number in comms. The first modem we received from the US in 1964 was 2400 baud.
Made by ITT and built like the proverbial, about 18ins x 12 x 18 with the individual plug-in modules enclosed in square alu frames and edge-connectors down.
Later came 4800/1200/300/150/75 baud modems.
The 1200 baud modems went to Paris and the PTT had to type-approve them and stuck engraved brass labels on each one. (he's rambling again...)

Thread: I once built a go cart
08/04/2020 16:45:06

Way back in 1959 I was working as trainee instrument maker and one of the staff was a big shambling guy called 'Big' I used to chat with him as he was an interesting person to talk to, very friendly and used to turn up on the most interesting bikes, usually with side-car. Some days a big Velo and sometimes an Indian four-in-line.
One of his hobbies was supporting his two sons with their karting endeavours and I was invited to meet them and perhaps join them on an outing.
Not only did he have the Velos at home but also a Brough Superior and a Scott Squirrel, he wouldn't let me ride them though.....
We went to Tilbury kart track and I got some driving in for a few months until his sons moved on, not sure of the kart make but fairly basic with a Clinton chain-saw engine. Wow, that was a revelation after the James Cavalier.

Thread: Large Crane
05/04/2020 20:14:39

Did a contract in early '90s in Rotterdam on the 17th floor of an office building overlooking the quayside on the Maas.
The SmitTak floating crane barges would occasionally park outside the office and we would watch the crew shimmying up the ladders to the jib? boom? tops to grease the pulleys - we had to look up at them overhead from 17th flr.

Edited By Meunier on 05/04/2020 20:15:39

03/04/2020 21:22:56
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 03/04/2020 08:11:45:
Posted by Andrew Evans on 02/04/2020 22:13:58:

There you go Michael **LINK**

These are taken 25 years ago - I have digital copies of these but on old zip disks I can no longer read. Apologies for the photo quality, I used my mobile phone to photograph existing printed photographs.

All these are organic microfossils. These are dinoflagellates, foraminifera linings, scolecodont and plant spores from the Cretaceous chalks in Ireland and from oil exploration cores in the seas around Ireland. Plus an acritarch from the Silurian in Shropshire. […]


Many thanks, Andrew ... I was immediately intrigued by the acritarch : not only for its appearance, but because the word is new to me. /snip.


Many thanks from me too, Andrew. Any day when one learns something new is a successful day.

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