Here is a list of all the postings Derek Lane 2 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: From the ground up!|
I am no expert but all the bits I have seen that plate does not appear on other ML4 s that I have seen around.
|Thread: A close shave or why safety glasses are a must|
Posted by larry phelan 1 on 09/04/2019 11:01:13:
Not something that anyone would want but I disagree after seeing this
Edited By Derek Lane 2 on 09/04/2019 11:14:50
It does not matter what hobby people persuethey should be aware of dangers. As many know I would like to eventually get some equipment and make some models in metal whether it be a small steam engine or a train. At the moment I do a lot of wood turning and have had a piece fly off of the lathe hitting me full in the face, wood had hidden faults in it .I was prudent enough to have some protective equipment on not only for the protection of things hitting me in the face but also lung protection.
I may look silly wearing it but it is my safety I worry about more. The jacket has a high neck line which when closed looks like a poloneck jumper
|Thread: Simple WorkshopTips|
The tubes that denture cleaning tablets come in are a handy storage source from holding scrollsaw blades to swarf collectors with magnets inside as well as keeping drill bits and the like in. The ones we get have a lid that has no printing on them so permanent markers can be used to identify the contents
We use the tablets to remove tea stains in cups
Edited By Derek Lane 2 on 07/04/2019 10:58:25
|Thread: Fixed vertical metal bandsaw?|
I have an bandsaw from Axminster and there are twin belt pulleys, it states that one is for wood and the other metal cutting. Have not tried cutting metal on it as I would need to buy another blade
|Thread: Have your fathers habits rubbed off on you. Just for fun|
I get told that I am so like my late father in so many ways as he used his hands alot tinkering in the shed. The only thing that I have not tried to folowhim in is making a wooden greenhouse in the living room the wife would kill me.
|Thread: Drilling Ball bearing balls|
Again thank you all, looks like I will be looking at some stainless balls instead of going for the bearing ball type. They also seem to be more readily available as well as being easier to drill. Making a holder will be no problem
Where it is to be drilled will not be obvious but still a good idea for future pieces thank you.
Thank you all for the different suggestions. I will take a look at some of the option that
I am trying to do something similar to this one but with
I want to source a largish ball from a ball bearing and then drill into it without having to heat it up and loose the nice shine that they have.
My question is can it be done without heating it up. What I want to end up with is a ball about 1" diameter which is very shiny to add to a sculpture that I want to create from wood the hole will be to glue in a clear rod so it appears to float withing the piece.
My other thought to achieve this was to use magnets, but to insert them in the wood without leaving a tell tale ring of wood is the problem as the magnets need to be large enough and strong enough to float the ball.
Hope that makes sense
|Thread: Cap head screws|
as they are quite close to you. There use to be one in Staple which I forget their name or if they are still trading
Edited By Derek Lane 2 on 21/03/2019 14:19:04
|Thread: Scrollsaw for the occasional user|
You can even get These for a scrollsaw.
Just out of interest I have nothing to do with Axminster Tools
Just to point out that I do have a scrollsaw but it gets very little use unless i am making one of my models so mine is one of the cheaper versions. I use it mainly for small parts on my wooden models that I make like the one in my album. The model I have is this one which can also take the pinless type blades.
I would very much like to upgrade to those that I linked to earlier
Not that one but the ones just above it HERE with these the table will stay flat and the cutting head will tilt for angled cuts as well as be brought with different throat sizes.
Something worth watching is this there are two parts
Edited By Derek Lane 2 on 11/03/2019 09:39:51
Edited By Derek Lane 2 on 11/03/2019 09:41:26
What is it that you will be wanting to make is the first question. And what do you call occassional use.
If you intend on doing a lot of small intricate internal holes then a machine that can use the pinless blades s needed. You can cut thin metal on them as well with the correct blade so check the specs before buying.
Like many machines you have the cheap range but then there seems a gap and you then get the dearer ones of better quality.
I know of a few people that own the dearer Axminster saws and rate them very good.
|Thread: Bench Grinder|
I use a record power 6" grinder mainly for sharpening my turning tools and have found it very good. They also do a 8" version.
|Thread: Proxxon MF70 went bang|
With the bang and small amount of smoke normally it is a sign of a capacitor gone. The normal one to go first is the C1 in the diagram above so check that first. Another point that fails is where the mains wire enters the machine if the wire is moved about on a regular basis the inner wire can break inside and have been known to cause problems to a test on the wire while moving it near the housing will give an indication of a failure. And yes it will go with a bang if it shorts there.
Always start from the plug and work through the circuit from there that way nothing is missed
Just as a background I use to repair electric tools for a living
|Thread: Shop vac speed reduction|
With the majority of vacs, the most noise is from the exhausted air ports. You can build a purpose built cabinet but it needs to be done so that there is still enough air flow to cool the motor and baffle the exhaust coming out of the vac best to exhaust to the outside.
This has been discussed on many woodworking forums in the past but unfortunately I can't remember which one
|Thread: Airbrush spare parts.|
I second that. I own four cheap ones just as easy to buy new my other brushes are a little more expensive starting at £90 each with those spares are readily available
|Thread: Super glue filler|
I use a similar method on my woodturning to fill voids I tend to put the glue into the void first then push in the filler clean out any loose and then repeat. The reason for this is that some filling mediums will just allow the glue to sit on top and not soak in so all you get is the top set and the inside still in a powder form.
If you want to do this on metal for cosmetic reasons there is available Copper, Brass and Ali powder available which is very fine
Edited By Derek Lane 2 on 25/01/2019 14:33:13
|Thread: Cutting a large chunk of nice aluminium into workable pieces|
I have a piece of Ali sheet that is approx 1-meter square and 3mm thick I have left it as a complete piece as I do not know what to do with it and the minute I decided to cut it up it will end up being too small so will cut when needed. I do the same with wood always leave it whatever size I get it until needed then cut.
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