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Thread: Ebay 'photos'
07/06/2019 15:31:57

One of my things that get me is when something is advertised under so many different heading. One example is carving tools for woodwork they insist on putting them under the heading of turning tools as well.

There are so many things wrong in the advertising on there just so they can get a sale even if it means selling to someone who is new to a bobby and does not know better for example X tool when used for Y application is dangerous but still advertise it under the Y heading

Thread: Acetal Faced Machinist Hammer
04/06/2019 18:46:47

HDPE can be found everywhere about you and can be molded to shape, just don't use the house oven to do it. Woodworkers have made carving mallets from plastic milk bottle tops and even pens which can be turned

Edited By Derek Lane 2 on 04/06/2019 18:48:16

Thread: Connecting a pair of motor controllers.
03/06/2019 19:21:58

Looking at this from a different point of view will both motors always be running the same rotation if so will one of the controller and potentiometer be able to run both motors. So two motors and only one controller and potentiometer.

I use to wire two motors to one controller in model boats when only had a two channel set

Thread: Small air compressor sufficient to run a Potty Mill
01/06/2019 08:57:22

You will find that most compressors(not all) will deliver 100psi but can be reduced using the regulator.

I personally would look for one that has a reservoir if you are looking for something quite how about something like the compressors for air brushing, depending on what is needed.

Thread: Use a router for a mortice lock
31/05/2019 20:13:18

I would as already suggested put a board either side to give a firmer base to work from. Again as already mentioned depth of cut can be a problem and the size of router needed to run a bit that is capable of routing to any depth.

Drilling out the bulk of waste will help and ease some of the load on the bit. A double fence is a good way to prevent any accidents of cutting away any wood that is not needed to be cut. Don't try to take too much of a cut the same as you would if milling,

If drilled out the amount that needs to be removed is just as easily done with a sharp chisel

Thread: Side camera
28/05/2019 20:53:03
I always wondered how it was done just testing using the link above
Thread: Fire bricks
23/05/2019 12:11:44
Posted by JasonB on 22/05/2019 18:59:19:

Some of these are what you need, they will reflect heat back at the job

On a little bit of a side track from my first post is the company that you linked to. Are they also a good place to buy silver solder from or do you get it from somewhere else.

Thread: Oh Dear, I've blown the chop saw...
22/05/2019 19:22:07

First question is where did the smoke come from there is a good reason for asking. Is it direct from where the brushes are or somewhere near the cable entry. If the cable entry then the cable may need chopping back and rewired.

If not there then take a look inside to see if any swarf has short circuited any of the internals while in there check for any broken wires

Thread: Fire bricks
22/05/2019 19:04:51

Thank you both. I will lokat those Jason thank you

Thread: What do YOU call it?
22/05/2019 19:02:32

If not making something I call it tidying up or sorting out ready for the next burst of energy

Thread: Fire bricks
22/05/2019 18:52:38

Can anyone tell me if bricks from an storage heater are any good to make a silver soldering station.

Thread: Adhesive Storage?
18/05/2019 11:59:06

I have only every stored CA glue in the fridge well labeled. All other glues I use I don't have any problems with which include PVA Polyester type glues and resins. The other Glue I use is not a problem a it is a powdered for which needs mixing with water but still needs to be in an airtight container.

Eberhardt I know what you mean as when I mixed to much resin activator when casting some blanks to be turned.

I got the mix wrong and put too much in and the amount of heat was unbelievable luckily I let it set undercover outside and not in the house, and this is done not only for this but also polyester resin does smell quite a bit unlike Aluminite two part resin

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
12/05/2019 21:41:57

No problem with grip I make them from wood and resin as well the resin I also make with a smooth finish and again no problem with gripping them.

I did think of adding a knurled area but went against it

This one sits nicely in the hand and just a nice weight

12/05/2019 21:26:19

Hope this is OK to post this.

Today spent turning Ali not sure of what grade. The end result was this pen I did this with hand tools as in the second photo mainly the top tool for the main shaping certainly a learning curve but found the best angle of attack in the end.

Once turned I used 600grit to give the brushed effect I was originally going for the full polished look but glad I did not. The gold parts are from a kit

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Edited By Derek Lane 2 on 12/05/2019 21:27:54

Thread: Silvering brass
12/05/2019 12:43:46

Rennaissance Wax is only a protective finish mainly for wood. Extensively used by the british museums as a protector it also halp to keep fingerprints off of things that need to be protected and are handled.

And yes it does work I have used it on many occassions the stuff I got is expensive being over £10 for 65ml

It can be used on furniture,leather, paintings, metals, marble ivory and then some more

Edited By Derek Lane 2 on 12/05/2019 12:46:01

Thread: Collet blocks
12/05/2019 12:11:32

Michael it did not come across as a dig I was just clarifying what I thought. I have been around many forums hopefully to know the difference.

I still have so much to learn on this side of things even though I was a plant mechanic many years being taught how to scrape bearing and even making a straight edge on a surface plate to be used and still have it. Which I am sure is not shown today

12/05/2019 10:59:27
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 12/05/2019 10:12:30:

Note: My underlining, and Jason's emboldening, of Stevenson is significant.


I put Stevenson assuming that was the name of the item rather than a manufacturer I am not bothered by who's name brand but would like something of good quality.

I am still learning and this post has given some pointers to my question. The next part will be to decide which collet size to go for in the blocks but looking at the sizes I may go for the c5 as it gives a wider range in respects of size.

I appriciate that the size to buy is dictated by what I wish to build/make and what size of cross section of the rod is to be used as the C5 has round, square and hexagon collets.

12/05/2019 07:31:25

Again thank you all I will look at some of those that are mentioned.

XD 351 Arc may get theirs from china but I would imagine that quality control is good. I am talking about the entry hole of those on e bay looks rough in most of them. Even though I have relitives with cards I would rather not keep pestering them but that is just a personal thing.

Paul Rayner I know what you mean about some search engines on sites but then I am not any good with any search facility I always end up with something completely different to what I want.

JasonB I will have a look at those and see what they say

11/05/2019 22:11:04

Thank you both for the reply's Vic, Amazon has the same problem for me. I seem to managed through life without credit cards which on occassions can be a bind but that is only very rarely.

11/05/2019 21:08:36

Where can I buy descent set of Stevenson collet block other than Arceurotrade.

I have seen them on E bay but the quality does not look that good

Please note this is not anything personal against the company just it does not allow for my payment method

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