Here is a list of all the postings Vic has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Homemade Lathe Tools|
|Thread: DTI base|
I bought one of These from Chronos and it’s very nice for £11.05 inc postage. The threaded hole in the top is M8.
|Thread: Counterboring tools?|
I can’t sharpen conventional twist drills by hand but making flat bottom ones is easy. I’ve ground several in the past and they’ve worked well. It obviously helps to drill and then bore at the same setting. I do this on a milling machine.
|Thread: Taper reamer|
Sold Here for use on model cars.
|Thread: Good reading from DYSON.|
We have one of their V8 vacuums and now I’ve managed to clean the filter out it’s working quite well. Sadly the charger stopped working a while back so I had to replace that. There is a lack of common sense at Dyson though. I always had issue with their first foray into hand driers. Not only was the unit overly large but it actually collected dirty water a few inches from your hands which is a perfect breeding ground for germs. I think the team that came up with that particular design should have asked someone with common sense rather than perhaps a degree if it was a good idea. Luckily they’ve dropped that particular faux pas from their production line. I was at Palma Airport a couple of years back and in one of the gents were combined water/drier units made by Dyson and less than half of them actually seemed to work.
|Thread: Arc Euro and Coronavirus|
I find this a little surprising to be honest but it does of course depend on individual circumstances. I’m still ordering and receiving items from companies that provide that in no way can be called essential products. I can understand why you wouldn’t want to risk employing the normal number of staff but surely some of these small companies can carry on with limited staff? if I was an owner of a small company I’d at least try to ship out orders on my own rather than give up.
|Thread: Buying online delivery problems.|
Yes I’m still getting deliveries of a wide range of stuff.
I frequent a number of online forums as I’m sure many of you do and at this particular time I would have expected a bit more traffic on them? I expect some of you have increased time in the workshop but wondering what else you’re doing.
|Thread: Thread heading looking weird|
Fine on Safari.
|Thread: EMI from electric shavers etc|
A couple of my friends are wood turners and both have fungus. The general advice is don’t bother with a face mask as the dust gets past. As a result one of them has bought an air fed face shield.
Too simplistic perhaps but why not just wet shave, millions of us do it?
|Thread: What to use for New Worktop?|
Where I used to work I bought Lino topped work benches for my print department and they proved to be very good. When it came to setting up my latest workshop I decided on two pieces of 18mm ply glued and screwed together and then topped with some nice grey Lino. Given the choice I wouldn’t hesitate to do this again. If I had the space for it I would like a steel topped bench as well - say 1/4” plate but I don’t have the space.
|Thread: Virus Alert Levels|
Another big like here too!
|Thread: Does Silver Steel normally look like this?|
You learn something every day. I always thought silver steel was round stock as a matter of course. If I wanted something better than say mild, in square or rectangular I’ve always bought stuff sold GFS, Gauge Plate or 01 steel.
|Thread: Vaccum for a milling machine.|
Some of the stuff I see on YouTube is really quite worrying at times. The Americans do have a penchants for blowing stuff away with compressed air guns - it’s much more fun than hoovering it up. I saw one guy blowing a cloud of wood dust out of his shop into the yard, no doubt for the benefit of anyone walking past. They seem to wear gloves for absolutely everything as well for some reason.
I use a Nilfisk wet and dry vac on my milling machine all the time. Blowing stuff around with compressed air was frowned upon at my last place. It’s an excellent way of forcing dust and swarf into places it wouldn’t normally reach and isn’t clever from a H&S aspect either. There was still one idiot that used to use one, including blowing his own clothes down with it at the end of the day.
Apparently pollution has already dropped considerably in some places.
|Thread: The last straw!|
They switched to paper late last year in Europe.
|Thread: I Hate Brass!|
I don’t use brass very often but I had several parts to make from it recently and then recalled how nice it was to machine.
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