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: Hardening a form tool made from Gauge Plate|
Nice Nuts Jason!
And you think we wouldn’t notice?! In my case at least all the parts ended up glass hard as determined by a file just skidding over the surface. I’ve made trigger parts and scraper tips and they’ve all worked very well.
Yes I’ve done that with several things I’ve made from 01 and not had any problems.
|Thread: High performance Torx bits|
Personal, not Industrial but try Bondhus.
They make probably the best Hex drivers you can buy so I expect their Torx to be just as good using their own special steel.
|Thread: Noise Cameras|
I don’t know why they can’t deal with this at MOT time?
|Thread: Plug and Socket|
I did think of a 3.5 (or even a 2.5) but I’m not that keen on them. I’ll have a look at what’s on offer though it may be a suitable option.
I’m putting an STC 1000 controller in an enclosure and will be using IEC plugs and sockets for the power in and heating out elements. I would also like to use a small plug and socket for the temperature probe, any suggestions on a suitable type? I’m thinking of the small barrel type often used on small chargers. TIA and any links would be appreciated.
|Thread: Motorcycle 'blipping'...|
If only that were true. We have bikers blasting up and down a nearby dual carriageway, normally late at night. It’s not nice for the many thousands of households that have to put up with this selfish behaviour. One of them didn’t make it though last year, he didn’t stop in time and hit a road sign at the roundabout. They reckon he was doing well over double the speed limit. The local Police really aren’t interested in the problem judging by their attitude. Hopefully ICE bikes will be banned in the future like cars and these idiots can kill themselves quietly on electric bikes.
|Thread: Antikythera mechanism|
They say it uses Babylonian arithmetic, not Greek trigonometry.
|Thread: Motorcycle 'blipping'...|
Russell has it right. It’s just mental thing with bike riders, they all seem to do it.
|Thread: Which Qctp for mini lathe?|
I just use a four way TP in mine. The lathe is not that rigid to start with so I don’t feel a QCTP would do me any favours. I’ve glued or screwed any spacers needed to the bottom of some of the tools I use so they’re permanently on height. I also use a Tangential Tool and that has height adjustment built in.
|Thread: What are you using for Lathe Way Oil?|
I’m also using Slideway 68.
|Thread: Rage Evolution sliding saws|
One of the metal suppliers I used some years ago had one of those slow speed chop saws (not abrasive) and used it for all the smaller stuff. Worked really well and a tiny footprint compared to a horizontal bandsaw. I just wish they were cheaper.
|Thread: Making a Silicone Soldering Brush|
They are also very popular with woodworkers for glue brushes. You can pay over a fiver for these in some places or get them for 90p from the Swedish Shop.
|Thread: Machine moving recommendations.|
As an aside, when a company I worked for many years ago bought a used Lathe I was expecting a lorry to turn up with the machine. Instead it arrived on the back of a pickup truck also carrying an engine hoist. The two guys lifted of the hoist then used it to lift the Lathe off the pickup and onto a couple of dollies. They made it all look very easy.
|Thread: Side camera|
I’m happy with using the YouTube app on my iPad, that’s what it’s for. But it still remains, why can you just paste the link on virtually every other forum out there and it embeds automatically but NOT on this forum? Actually I know the answer but I’m just making a point. Advertising is obviously more important than usability. I wonder how many give up on this site due to the antiquated software.
As with several other things Neil it doesn’t seem to work with this website. There is no embed option only “copy link” when you’re using an iPad. On every other forum I use though I can just paste the copied link and it embeds itself just fine.
I really don’t know why this forum software is so different.
Looks like a good idea.
|Thread: Omnimill 00|
Yes good idea on the hand wheel for the knee Paul. I found it a bit small when I had an Omnimill. The lever and castellated boss works well for the knee on my Warco VMC.
Looking good. Nice to see these old machines refurbished. Have you thought of ball screws for the table?
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