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Thread: Take 1 1/2 hors of your life to watch this
19/01/2020 15:28:23
Posted by fizzy on 19/01/2020 10:30:51:

.....take a few cancelled shopping trips to get this...**LINK**.......

very nice but don't know which tape-measure they were using -
12 1/16" flywheels, total height 11 1/2" 4/10 scale

Thread: Betelgeuse in Orion
18/01/2020 19:30:04
Posted by Peter Spink on 18/01/2020 00:33:55:

That's what I think is great about this forum - the diversity!



Thread: Windows 7 support ends
15/01/2020 21:24:32

I had read somewhere that the reason people used 'that well-known auction site' and 'the big South American river' was a hangover from when some fora/forums banned mention of them. Goodness knows why but people have strange ideas from time to time.

Thread: Why do I keep getting logged-off?
10/01/2020 21:43:03

Living in very rural France, every time there is a power failure or reset/maintenance activity on the network I will have to log-in again to all forums. This is because when re-connecting after a reset my PC will have gained a new IP address from the router/network,the forum only knew me from my previous IP address so insists I log-in again.
The little 'remember me' box is never present on my first attempt to log-in so I press 'log-in' a second time and then it always shows itself. When logged-in, the first log-in page shows but scrolling down to 'more latest posts' on the RHS puts me into the posts page.

I had heard the rumour that Alan Turing was asked to update the forum software but was unable to assist, apparently being tied up with coding or some-such.


Thread: Watch servicing
06/01/2020 19:52:30
Posted by John Haine on 06/01/2020 17:50:46:

You're right, they are utterly disgusting at almost every level.

Agreed, the only saving grace is on the Jacob's movement where the skeletonisation of the movement with delicate bridge-work is nice. Shame about the rest of it, even the naff hands.

Thread: First mill
05/01/2020 20:24:29

Thanks Jason, comments taken on board and those blind holes will become through holes with the exit threads 'nadgered' to prevent stud passage. This will give me some flexibility in stopping/reversing.

03/01/2020 21:18:17

Seeing JasonB's video above on tapping steel 12mm prompts me to enquire...I need to drill and tap 12mm blind in 30mm thick ally per Shaun O'Sullivan's bandsaw holding block (my clamping kit is 12mm).
The WM18 does not have a tapping function, would it be OK to tap under power to a pre-determined depth and then use the Fwd-Off-Rev switch to halt tapping and then reverse out ? TIA for any comments.

Edited By Meunier on 03/01/2020 21:19:18

Thread: Amolco Mill
03/01/2020 20:59:59

Yes, MichaelG, I can confirm your comments. I was in Mole's emporium around that period and there was an AMOLCO mill attachment on display. My chum from the MES curbed my enthusiasm and talked me out of buying it but I did buy a Tripan 111 QCTP and several tool-holders on the recommendation of Bert? in the shop which together with a Myford Hoybide tip-holder and a Tripan parting tool have given good service since

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
30/12/2019 15:34:02

qte It was quite exciting when that fell out of the bell on Monday......unqte

especially at the speed it must have been travelling at, going like the clappers, as they say.

Thread: The Workshop Progress Thread 2019
18/12/2019 19:53:52
Posted by Pero on 18/12/2019 05:03:57:

Damn! Survived 81 posts without an emoji but it finally got me. Not quite sure what was there before that grinning idiot stepped in - please ignore.


Pero, what was there before was the 'close bracket' symbol. To avoid your grinning idiot it is necessary to put a space between the d of old and the 'close bracket' as is (....old )

Thread: A reminder to take care with aerosols...
16/12/2019 19:38:06

^^Mmmmmm, parsnips, even though not roasted, 'tis the season for soups and gastric juices run wild, as do olfactory senses, and devil take the gas detector.

Thread: centec 2a quill lock
09/12/2019 21:01:37

Suspect the Centec group has moved from Yahoo along with the Myfordlathes group, to due to the retreat to emails only function on Yahoo
p.s any files/pictures on Yahoo will be lost sometime this month IIRC

p.p.s link for myford is 'Myfordlathes  @ search for similar Centec link

Edited By Meunier on 09/12/2019 21:04:15

Edited By Meunier on 09/12/2019 21:14:15

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
08/12/2019 19:54:17

Posted by Andrew Johnston on 05/12/2019 16:31:54:

Good grief, isn't anyone else making anything?


I think we are all still stunned at your T-slot cutter.


Thread: myford grey paint
06/12/2019 20:43:12

From previous discussions on this subject I noted this **LINK** ignore the TomSenior heading, it's Myford lathe grey


Thread: Nuts
06/12/2019 20:36:46
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 06/12/2019 20:01:45:

The dentist was not a lot of help [he's better with canals] ...


Oh, I don't know, MichaelG, mine is good at bridgework also

Thread: Astro-skeleton clock project
06/12/2019 20:15:56

asimpleparson -

Lives in Australia actually, not sure if that counts as living among us (sorry Hopper et al, couldn't resist)

Long story short, an American, Mark Franks in Chicago, looked around for someone to design/build for him a complex ! skeleton astronomical clock and lighted on an accomplished Oz maker of repute - Buchanan - to do the job.
This is the second implementation, the first was made in wood to prove the concept/layout. It's worth the time to watch (sorry) the progress from the beginning. 2003-2019, and now to be stripped down and bearings replaced and the whole finished/lacquered.
And now I think I'll go down to the workshop and munch up a 130x30x75mm alu bar - but I will be working to fine limits.......honestly.

**LINK** enjoy

and the complete project

Nothing short of phenomenal


Edited By Meunier on 06/12/2019 20:18:34
I see Sam Stones beat me to it, another fascinated observer, obviously.

Edited By Meunier on 06/12/2019 20:22:58

Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
01/12/2019 21:19:24

I had to check to see that Martin C did not correspond with Martin Baker


and we occasionally get sonic bangs when the boys in blue from Mont-de-Marsan base get it just that bit wrong on low-level sorties..
with many buildings around here roofed with Roman tiles, they do rattle a bit !

Thread: Royal Mail tracking
22/11/2019 20:37:44

If you have difficulty tracking a parcel and have the (13digit/char) tracking number, try 17track dot net.
It has worked well for me

Thread: 'Bristol Handles'
09/11/2019 16:21:24

Perhaps when one has found and fitted the handles,
all would then be 'shipshape and Bristol fashion' ?

Edited By Meunier on 09/11/2019 16:22:02

03/11/2019 15:39:10
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 03/11/2019 13:05


At the Burlesque dancers’ emporium surprise

replete with tassels perchance ?

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