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Member postings for bernard towers

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Thread: Steel banding.
30/11/2021 23:53:32

Derek just use a bit of foam for that.

Thread: Preferred slot for mounting a rear toolpost on the Myford S7 Cross slide
27/11/2021 13:11:31

Mount it in the slot which does not require a lot of knob twiddling between turning and parting, having said that 2 slots are better than one and with the long crosslide you still have two choices of position.

Thread: Import duty/tax/VAT
26/11/2021 15:41:00

  I have tried contacting Millhill Supplies via their email request form ,no answer so far (6 days) . So phoned them and the person answering asked which company??? ,anyway promised to phone on mobile as I was out for the day, no call back but when I arrived home there was a missed call on my land line and no call today. I give up.Oh have tried today and no answer.

Edited By bernard towers on 26/11/2021 15:42:10

Thread: Eletronic Prescriptions
24/11/2021 19:30:24

If you think your repeats are approved by a doctor think again, mine were approved by a phlebotomist who I know personally (no special treatment) and she was rubber stamping a hundred or so a shift!!!

Thread: Import duty/tax/VAT
23/11/2021 09:30:17

I want to buy parts for my sherline mill from the USA but have no idea on how much Tax/import duty/VAT will be incurred on a bill of£60. Have looked at GOV. and am even more confused,HELP,

Thread: 1/2" BSW Split Die failure - Insufficient meat on the 1" O/D
22/11/2021 11:54:38

Foreign was definitely marked on items that came from japan at least in the 50s but seemed to change when the dinky transistors came out and had (Made in Japan) on the back.

Thread: Vintage voltage
22/11/2021 11:50:18

It seems the second hand car market is having an upsurge as millions of spare parts are temporarily unavailable!!

Thread: EVs and the heater on a cold morning !
22/11/2021 11:47:59

Howard , Trico used to do something like that they were fixed to the screen with suckers (pun)

Thread: Mag chuck dismantling
22/11/2021 00:35:36

My round eclipse chuck was stiff to operate when I bought it (secondhand) but had an oil filler hole , plug removed and nothing came out so in with some hyd oil and now is silky smooth.

Thread: 1/2" BSW Split Die failure - Insufficient meat on the 1" O/D
22/11/2021 00:20:57

Plus one for that Nicholas I think it was for non commonwealth goods.

Thread: Motor wiring eyelets/crimps type?
22/11/2021 00:17:10

I’m sure I have a few around, let me know the size and I will investigate.

Thread: Vee belt question, for Centec 2B
21/11/2021 11:28:38

2 available on our fav auction site £6.60 each.

Thread: 1/2" BSW Split Die failure - Insufficient meat on the 1" O/D
21/11/2021 11:24:57

It has to be said that if the manufacturer didn’t put there name on it they had the perfect get out clause!!

Thread: Turn Of The Screw
20/11/2021 12:57:24

Dead simple use an internal grooving tool put on a cut of approx 10 to 12 thou and from the chuck end of the bush draw the tool thru the bush smartly as the lathe is turning, job done . Done it dozens of times, don’t make it complicated.

Thread: Vintage voltage
19/11/2021 18:03:30

I have heard that Ford are to offer conv kits for smaller cas In their range.

Thread: How do you stop brass tarnishing
18/11/2021 21:44:50

What about the shellac based lacquer used on scientific instruments and old telescopes??

Thread: Can red oxide primer be painted on to Rust?
17/11/2021 22:33:26

+1 for comma stop rust used to use it years ago really good. Did a test with it painting a piece of rusty steel and hung it outside, it was still there 5 years later doing its job but as you say can’t get it anymore.

Thread: BA Allen Keys
17/11/2021 16:20:24

ITEMS , Mail order do all the keys and they are good quality.

Thread: Wanted - Brass tube bending
15/11/2021 14:04:35

Just fill with woods or fields metal , bend and melt out filler ,job done.

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2021
13/11/2021 20:25:34

42b1e27b-b034-45aa-9ca8-21d53a36a3dc.jpegI have been using my little punch press lately punching 1mm holes in 0.5mm brass sheet. Had to make new punch and die and having quite a few now decided to have a dedicated stand with storage as at the moment it’s just screwed to a piece of wood.e5318848-7731-4082-bcdc-147e87a78b65.jpeg

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