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Member postings for Derek Lane

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Thread: Ally Pally Exhibition
19/01/2020 18:41:08

I find that any show is no longer worth attending. After the hassle of getting to many and the costs is one reason that puts me off as well as the fact that traders no longer have those show specials which use to be offered. By not going all the costs that I can save will go to buying another piece of tooling.

The only upside to them is seeing some of the wonderful models being shown and the meeting of like-minded people.

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020
18/01/2020 21:33:32
Posted by Henry Brown on 18/01/2020 17:33:17:

Very nice Derek, you were very fortunate to be given one like that! I've just acquired a Record No 5 that seems not to have done hardly any work. Most of the ones I've looked at have been very worn or have U shaped tommy bars!

It's stripped down and been cleaned up with a power file and some emery cloth and the castings have just had a coat of primer.

As you can see from the pictures the top of the jaws and little anvil square they have been used but not too badly all the other parts are still fine with not hardly any wear.

18/01/2020 16:52:05

This is the first of some of the odd jobs that need doing around the workshop.

I was given this vice and thought that before I find a home for it that a little cleanup and repaint was in order.

A before during and after photo. Smooth Hammerite paint was pretty close to the original Record colour.

Now it is ready to have a new home

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Thread: Air line / compressor fittings
15/01/2020 19:37:46

I now the type you have but it pays to standardise all you fitting. Like Stevietr I have all PCL couplings on every tool as well as the hose to compressor. Save a lot of messing about and quick to couple and connect whenever I need to.

Thread: Windows 7 support ends
15/01/2020 17:19:15
Posted by Oldiron on 15/01/2020 16:17:10:

What is the problem with people here not being able to write a simple word like EBAY. No problems with sites like Tracy tools or RDG or Arceurotrade etc etc. are most people ashamed that they actually go to EBAY and buy most of their kit. IMHO its ridiculous to type 3 or 4 words when one will do. Rant over. Nothing personal meant here Harry just my personal opinion. I await the flack with baited breath.

You should know by now that if you mention that site you know the one that sells things that you will catch the plague.

E BAY, E BAY, E BAY there I am now uncleancheeky

Thread: New legislation that could affect us all.
09/01/2020 18:13:55
Posted by Bazyle on 09/01/2020 17:32:15:

Most people under fifty have probably never encountered a high level cistern but still use the term 'pulling the chain' on occasions. The old bell mechanism was so reliable, and the pump type not too bad but modern all plastic air operated things are horrendously unreliable. At least we don't have too many of the leaky American flap valves - yet.

Can you still get Jeyes paper packs? Loads of the square dispensers on ebay! solves the problem of which way round to fit it.

Edited By Bazyle on 09/01/2020 17:36:31

They were normally in the outhouse blimey showing my age now

09/01/2020 11:42:34

There is only one legislation that applies in my workshop

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Thread: Rivets
08/01/2020 23:54:45

Thank you Brian.

08/01/2020 17:51:30

When ordering rivets how are the measured is it by head size or shank size. I need to order some as well as the rivet snap set to match.

I am still learning so bear with me

Thread: Aluminium bar
01/01/2020 18:46:07

Thank you both. The bar I have looked at from Metals4u is 6082 so will order some of that.

I have some homemade gravers rather than use my woodturning tools but thank you all the same for the information Jason

01/01/2020 16:45:02

I want to turn some Aluminium bar using some gravers as I need to put a sphere shape on it which grade will be best for this type of turning.

It will not be a part that is under any pressure so that strength is not anything to worry about.

I have noticed that some places do not put a grade of the material on their sites so recommendations with your choice would be appreciated.


Edited By Derek Lane on 01/01/2020 16:46:59

Thread: Abracs Quick-lock abrasive tool
31/12/2019 00:53:21

If he believes it to be Australian then try asking on this SITE

Thread: A Santa Special to forget.
31/12/2019 00:41:55

I did like the bloke who walked up took off his flat cap and scratches his head as though to say "How the eck did that happen"

Thread: Removing superglue from an oak table
30/12/2019 14:30:01

Because the danish oil has dried it may give a barrier to the wood so a little scraping with a sharp blade may just lift it and leave no mark. it should not have stained the wood so a small amount of oil over the area after removing should be enough.

I apply wood sealers to some of my woodturning before filling cracks with a filler and flooding with CA. Note the filler is not wood filler but can be aluminium, copper or brass powder or even a contrasting wood dust this it to highlight the defect.

What I am saying is once wood has a finish it does not allow the glue to stain.

Thread: 3 in 1
29/12/2019 23:34:54

Thank you all for the comments on this piece of kit. I was thinking this 3 in 1 because of space which is at a premium in my workshop.

Looks like I will just have to press the button

29/12/2019 21:14:09

Is this any good for what it is designed for any thoughts on it I only intend to use it within its capabilities. Has any one brought this from Axminsters.

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
27/12/2019 20:47:06
Posted by Jim Nic on 27/12/2019 19:59:50:


Your hearth looks just like the one I got from CuP Alloys a few years ago which I find ideal for the small jobs I do and has served me well.

I don't use the fluffy blanket, I found that parts moved on it too easily while I was applying heat and solder. I got an extra piece of hearth brick and cut a few strips on which to place my unsoldered assemblies for heating.


That is where this came from the mat is just laid in there. I did think of getting a couple more bricks maybe in the future

27/12/2019 16:10:44

Spent some of yesterday assembling a present for the workshop. It may not be much but it will be ideal for a lot of pieces.

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Thread: Conecutters to produce rough MT1 and MT2 shaped holes?
21/12/2019 14:21:48

I made this for my 1 and 2MT bits and pieces for my woodturning lathe the hole is just a straight hole and holds everything just where I want it(mind you I think I need to enlarge it as run out of room).

As can be seen, angled each level for easy access to each one. Top row 1MT and lower 2MT

I need to make a second one for all the morse taper drill bits that I have

May need to modify for taller pieces.

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Thread: Heatshrink tubing
20/12/2019 21:08:10

Try model shops that sell radio-controlled items. I use to get some from them including sizes to make battery packs up

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