Here is a list of all the postings Edward has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Atlas / Kalamazoo Drill Grinding Attachment|
I recently received a potential useful drill grinding attachments (shown below), which is the Atlas W30, or latterly the Atlas 2915; the same design had also been sold by Kalamazoo Industries.
It seems that these attachments were manufactured between 1940 to 1965, and appear to be much more functional and robust than the cheap, low cost, die-cast units, but not as expensive as the dedicated, floor-mounted machines.
However, I have not yet but been able to find any documentation. Would anyone be so kind to send me a scan of the instructions?
|Thread: Current Issue|
In which case, the management should not have expected you compromise your editorial integrity by asking you to place blatant advertising material on what is intended as a dedicated editorial page.
After all, they would have had the option to hold it over until space became available on appropriate page in a later edition, to reallocate some of the space allocated to in-house advertisements, or to add an additional four pages including the advertorial.
I have to agree with Jim Nolan. In my opinion the item concerned was a pure advertising puff, and had nothing to do with editorial content or comment. Publication of such material, whether it be advertorial or press release, only tends to undermine the editorial integrity of the publication.
The correct place for such stuff would be the "Trade Counter" pages.
|Thread: Search Fields|
If that is the case, then how do all the other forums mange to make it work satisfactorily?
Perhaps a change to professional and widely used forum software, such as vBulletin, or SMF or phpBB would improve the user experience, increase the footfall, and generate more advertising/clickthru revenue.
DEAR EDITOR & DEAR WEBMASTER
Sadly, the forum search feature is, IMHO, pathetic. Restricting searches to Thread Title is like a library full of reference books without indices - lots of content but no way of finding the relevant pages, or for that matter the authors of those pages.
Almost all of the other online forums allow searching not only by thread title, but also by thread content, name of member/poster, and date range.
Trying to find threads or posts in model-engineer.co.uk is, by comparison, like wading through treacle.
Please, PLEASE, P L E A S E, could we have a proper search facility?
|Thread: Does Anyone offer a Lathe Add-on CNC Kits?|
A compromise alternative is the Electronic Lead Screw:
The website explains it all.
|Thread: Files for Filing Machine?|
Recently, I was fortunate enough to acquire a filing machine that was about to be dispatched for scrap. It has good bearings, is well balanced, and works very well. The only problem seems to be in obtaining the parallel-sided files with parallel shanks to fit these machines. I have only the worn 1/4" round and 1/4" square items that were with the machine when I found it.
Does anyone know of a present-day supplier?
Edited By Edward on 29/11/2009 18:38:08
|Thread: Seeking article on Bench Drill upgrade|
My grateful thanks to you for finding this information.
MEW Issue 40 has the particular article that I recall. I had tried several textual searches of Colin Usher's MEW and ME indices, but obviously failed to think of any of the specific words used in the title of the article.
I seem to recall seeing an article on upgrading an Asian manufactured bench drill to improve the quill slides/bearings, but am unable to locate it.
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