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Member postings for bernard towers

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Thread: Anyone intersted?
29/09/2021 18:11:20

Sorry don’t understand why digital is garbage

Thread: Heatshrink sleeving as a heat insulator for valve handles?
27/09/2021 19:24:31

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Thread: Turning (approximating) a Domed Surface
27/09/2021 19:05:39

John p , just beat me to I have videos but the site won’t let me upload them. Easy to make and set up and fascinating to watch especially if you have pcf. Dr_GMJN if you want videos message or mail me.

Thread: Lubricating DRO linear scale on Mini Mill
18/09/2021 09:27:57

If I remember correctly there are two screws for adjustment of a pressure spring , is this a bit tight?

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2021
14/09/2021 21:12:37

85ee93f8-c769-4b78-8152-363fa1f0c46d.jpegNow student is up and running done a bit on the wallaby cyl23b62aba-8ed9-418e-8bfc-1e8f7c0f1115.jpeg head today

Thread: Kennedy Hacksaw Dashpot Oil
14/09/2021 09:06:15

But surely if you are only cutting one piece of material how do you know where to set it . I’ve had mine for nearly 40 years and haven’t adjusted it once and the only time I notice a different sound is when cutting thin material vertically.

13/09/2021 19:14:10

Surely what grade of oil you use is a bit of a compromise as the saw will behave differently with 6mm aluminium compared to 50 mm en16!,

Thread: Sievert Propane GA52 Bottle to Hose gas valve
13/09/2021 19:04:05

My son has one of these and he complains as he has to give it quite a bump.

Thread: Student switchgear
12/09/2021 22:58:27

No it’s via a contractor in the front plate

12/09/2021 20:04:16


12/09/2021 20:01:07

Just an update lathe operational again just got to tidy wiring and refit tinware and gear cover and we are good to go.The switch came from Bernstein if any body else needs to do the same job. It is a bit different but just needs a 3mm mounting plate and adjustments to the spacer thickness so not too difficult in the end.

Thread: Extension to Digital Version
12/09/2021 14:51:18

Didn’t know that Royal Mail had a shortage of HGV drivers I still get my post on time. Is it shortage of paper to the printers??

Thread: General sharpening direction help
12/09/2021 14:39:34

Just to be awkward Howard I sharpen my drills the opposite way round, front face first then clearance face as I find that as you are grinding a larger area of material you have a bit more control. More than one way of skinning a cat eh!

Thread: Extension to Digital Version
12/09/2021 14:31:54

Sorry but if I don’t get print versions then I will have to think seriously about being a subscriber. My American mag went digital and it’s just not the same perhaps I am a Luddite!

Thread: Silver solder flux has dried out.
12/09/2021 08:33:17

Thanks ndiy

11/09/2021 21:03:33

I personally don’t like water mixed flux as when heated the water boils off spreading the flux over the job, I mix mine with meths and when this is heated the flux dries in its original shape, very important on small jobs because the sil sol does not spread over the job in hand = neater job = less solder used= less money spent. I have to say that The last bit is a bit of Kieth Hale.

Thread: Why do designers do this!!
08/09/2021 17:58:56

Sorry Mick B1 but not enough room to get a flat washer ,spring washer and full nut behind the torsion bar especially as there is a further 2 or 3 threads sticking out. The correct way to move the torsion bar out of the way is by bolting a plate under the g/box x member bolts with a couple of ins sticking out under the torsion bar. This plate has a hole in it to take a hook bolt 3/8 ins in dia, hook the bolt over the torsion bar and thru the hole in the plate, fit washer and nut then tighten until torsion bar is low enough to slide bolts out. Done dozens of them over the years, had to cut my teeth on them as an apprentice.

Thread: Age and Realisation
07/09/2021 07:39:44

hi tug , go into classified then manage my ad. it then comes up with list of ads and options.

Thread: Why do designers do this!!
07/09/2021 07:34:48

the reason for that Mick was that a skinny headed bolt was easier than only 2 or 3 threads and a skinny nut. never had a problem myself just used the torsion bar pulling tool and slid the bolts out. But I do get your drift it was a stupid bit of design.

Thread: They see you coming
05/09/2021 10:10:26

As an ex MOT tester I am ashamed at the retail trade as they treat the test as a cash cow. I was lucky as we only did in house tests so there was no point in doing anything other than what was in the book. After all it’s only a basic safety check.

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