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Thread: A Couple of Questions about Pipe?
19/09/2021 19:51:29
Posted by V8Eng on 18/09/2021 20:22:14:
Posted by Russell Eberhardt on 18/09/2021 19:53:11:

Just be careful how you ask for pipe in France! devil


Ha Ha yes.😊

Not so much as a peep from me.

Thread: Clive Sinclar
18/09/2021 19:26:05

I owe Sir Clive Sinclair a yes for his introduction of the Sinclair calculator.
In those days a (functional ) calculator available to and useable by all was revolutionary.
Strangely enough, the number of my female colleagues interested in this kit outnumbered the male colleagues 10:1
I entered into an agreement with my colleagues that if they ordered/paid for the kit, I would complete/test it.
During the slow hours of night shifts I must have completed around ten or more of these kits, thereby earning many brownie-points, appropriately rewarded, I'm happy to recall.

Thread: Machine Lamp Recommendation?
09/09/2021 17:20:45
Posted by Samsaranda on 05/09/2021 12:21:45:

I think I paid about £12 for it and it is certainly well worth the money, to recharge the battery just plug into a USB socket. Dave W

Hi Dave W, are you able to post the link, if not please PM. Thanks


28/08/2021 15:07:50

Also very popular in France are 'tirefonds' which by my translation is 'pull the underneath'

Tirefonds diam?tre 10 mm Inox A2 - Perffixe Tools

a hex-headed woodscrew/bolt with coarse thread, definitely requires a substantial pilot hole and counter-bore for the plain shank.


Edited By Meunier on 28/08/2021 15:10:08

Edited By Meunier on 28/08/2021 15:12:22

Thread: Hanson Steel Buildings
27/08/2021 19:51:46
Posted by Bazyle on 27/08/2021 11:13:54:

Just checked re my last post. I meant SteviegTr but I can't see the photos I was thinking of so not him. Drat. Who am I thinking of?

Believe this the video from a thread of steviegtr's


Thread: Brainteaser
24/08/2021 16:55:16

One for the cognoscenti I suppose.


Thread: Clinging to the Past
20/08/2021 19:34:00
Posted by oilcan on 20/08/2021 18:54:08:

isn't the number system in the french language base 20? I wonder if counting sheep is the reason. I believe in England medieval shepherds would have said 'a pimp plus a dick made a bumfit' - no sniggering at the back, it just means 5 + 10 = 15. they had different names for numbers between 1 and 20.

No, French is base ten but constructs are used as in English, e.g the age of man is three-score years and ten
four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie and from memory, not certain of source - maybe Kipling(Rudyard, not Mr ),Rhodes or Baden_Powell - there are six-and-ninety ways of setting land boundaries.

Tim - was mentioned in Welsh lessons some forty years ago - hugain=twenty (pronounced 'eegine ) as the shepherd counting system of old. (fingers and toes, a built-in abacus )


Edited By Meunier on 20/08/2021 19:38:12

Thread: Knurling tool
17/08/2021 16:50:16
Posted by Circlip on 17/08/2021 11:31:10:

Bet the late Sir John is doing a few rotations, think it was on one of the American sites where he posted a photo of about a foot (Err 305mm - 30.5cm) long straight knurl that looked to the uninitiated like a straight cut fine pitch gear using a home cooked knurl milling tool.

Regards Ian.

Think this is the one you have in mind, Ian, from 2015


Thread: We thought the Aliens had landed
21/07/2021 20:10:29

Saw MichaelG's first picture and expected rotating/flashing multi-coloured lights to the sounds of ELO's 'Turn to Stone' rather than 'turn left to Manchester'
Suppose that dates me somewhat....

Thread: Vehicle reversing sensors
20/07/2021 17:15:10

Your 850 mini recollection is correct, cable operated door-lock, rubber floor-mats and horizontal sliding windows.
In the 70's I did part-time work off-shift for a car-parking outfit at Heathrow and parked an Innocenti mini.
Proper door-cards not a big hole, normal door-release and wind-up windows plus better finished interior.
Make of it what you will, it impressed me at the time.

Thread: Tool post height
08/07/2021 21:03:35
Posted by Roderick Jenkins on 08/07/2021 13:50:14:

/....... (and for my J&S knurling tool which has a shank which is too big).


I also have a J&S knurling tool which has after 40yrs of inactivity severely seized up the knurls on the pins.
Before getting brutal, have you ever removed/changed the knurls and if so, do the pins punch out easily ? Thanks

Edited By Meunier on 08/07/2021 21:04:37

Thread: The John C. Taylor Collection
08/07/2021 16:02:56

And having read pages 4 & 5, I now know who to thank for my cordless kettle with 360° base-mount rotation, masked heater element and efficient switch.
Busy chap, was he not.

06/07/2021 15:07:49

Thank you Michael, great find and what a collection. I only had time to read down to the first two items, look forward to reading further.

Thread: Install & commission of a Chester Cub 630 (Warco GH750)
03/07/2021 20:23:54

Calum, good result !
Warco GH1230 - probably similar general construction, oil change - I tried the tape and aquarium tube trick - big mess rapidly abandoned. Removed the top cover to the headstock and syphoned out the oil contents - mopped up the dregs, ran a magnet round the bottom, refilled through the top and replaced top cover - much easier and (much ) less messy.

Thread: Strimmer /BrushCutter any recommendations ?
01/07/2021 19:27:31

+1 for Echo products. Have a brushcutter with Oregon head and alligator blades. Works well with Handlebars, starts 1st time every time (de-compressor button ) Invested 49GBP in a Husquvarna body harness, no more bruised hips or sore shoulders. Also Echo 22ins chain-saw, just as dependable.

Thread: Hello everyone!
29/06/2021 20:36:03

If you do go for the SC4 from ARC, editor Neil ran a series in MEW for beginners 'using a lathe' using that very lathe and that led to a book also available from ARC, might be useful.

Thread: Install & commission of a Chester Cub 630 (Warco GH750)
29/06/2021 20:27:22
Posted by Calum Galleitch on 29/06/2021 15:16:25:

There is an isolator switch on the side of the machine, which I have remembered to turn on!

I have looked at the microswitches on the guards and all seem to be in their working positions: have I missed any? I know about the chuck guard, change wheel cover, and footbrake. Are there any other ones I should check?

One microswitch you may already have checked but haven't mentioned is the 'e-stop' the big red button to the right of your circled 'hl' switch.
Push it in to break the circuit and twist it until it comes out.

Thread: Barbeque Time
18/06/2021 19:52:56

Working in Jeddah in the early 80's, the children's favourite was the 'China Rose' restaurant. Not for the restaurant but for the Mongolian Barbeque.

A 4-foot dia cast iron plate, a central hole in the floor and a turbo-driven wood fired heat source on the floor below, sparks and all.
That was interesting for me but for the kids it was the chefs actions.
Having taken a plate and filled a container with meats/vegs/sauces it was handed over to the chefs.
The container was thrown onto the plate, always with extra soy sauce, and manipulated with 3-foot chop-sticks.
After 15 seconds or so and several stirs it was ready and the chef held the plate in one hand and with a swoop of the chop-sticks it was swept onto the plate and handed over. So fascinating that the children would find excuses to go back again (and again )

Thread: Ebay Chancers
05/06/2021 17:28:41

At least I have been saved from 'buyers remorse' since the vice 'does not post to France'

Thread: Remote Compressor Drain Tap
26/05/2021 16:48:08
Posted by not done it yet on 26/05/2021 14:12:40:
Have you ever flushed the loo at 100mph?

Yes, at more than 100mph, having been considerate and not used it whilst still in the station devil


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