Here is a list of all the postings Spurry has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Model car clutch pads - where ?|
Sounds just like the setup for clutch in RC model helicopters.
|Thread: Metric V Imperial Measurement|
Yes that's a good one! One of the bigger cons I think, selling petrol by the litre. My most expensive, to date, was paying 147.90p/L = £6.72 per gallon. Doesn't seem that long ago it was 5 bob/shillings per gallon, but that's showing one's age...
|Thread: A good 2D dwg package ?|
Another Tcaddie laddie here.
Started with the DOS and v2 versions, but only really understood how to use it with v4. Would also recommend Paul the Cad as a good source of software / info. Currently using TurboCad v18.2, but that's not the latest.
|Thread: renew driving licence|
Dave, just goes to show that there are two ways (at least) of looking at everything.
Norm, I don't think you have to pretend anything. It's just that when we were younger we were allowed particular classes, which are automatically removed when aged 70. The DVLA then make you jump through a load of hoops just to keep what we already had. (And every three years afterwards as well!)
Certainly feels like Age Discrimination to me..
Norm, if you wade through this link, it should answer your questions. The form D4, is rather large, and expensive to get filled in! The eyesight test is rather involved too.
I think, perhaps, that it why my medical cost so much, compared to Chris E's. Not so much a letter, as a comprehensive booklet.
Still, looking on the bright side, you do not a licence for an electric wheelchair.
Chris, The Dr's appointment cost £128 in Nov 2017. The eyesight test was extra, but not sure what I filed that under in my accounting system.
Not too sure about the "simple" procedure mentioned earlier by Chris Evans 6. My particular renewal required a full private Dr's appointment, (payable of course) and a trip up to the City to have a full certificated eyesight test, not available locally. Pay for that too! All this, just to retain the groups I already had.
Happy 70th birthday.
|Thread: Hello from Somerset|
Top row of screen - Albums tag. Upload your pictures to an album of your making. Only then can you link the picture into a posting.
|Thread: Angle Grinder stand|
Wolfcraft 5019000 in use since 2016. Cheapest I found was Amazon for £18.25.
|Thread: DRO to vertical mill z axis|
As fitted to Warco WM40.
|Thread: M&W rules now better...|
That would seem to infer that students and apprentices no longer have such a requirement. (or they no longer exist)
With regard to Ian's post regarding his "crusty old mentors", not all of us have been so fortunate to have such a knowledge base, and have to make it up as we go along.
It's such a shame that they do not manufacture an easy-to-read rule as they used to. Personally, I find the 1/2mm markings quite a distraction too.
|Thread: What mills have you had|
First mill was a Warco VMC. After that experience, I said I would never have anything from Warco again..
Next was an old Bridgport which kept me out of trouble for a bit.
After a chat with John Stevenson at one of the shows, and relating my VMC story to him, he advised a WM40.
I'm pleased I took his advice and I'm very happy with the second WM40 machine they delivered. (It's only needed a few mods).
|Thread: Rusty tooling restoration|
From my experience with the citric acid, keep your eye on it when you have dunked the bits and pieces. The rust disappears, the metal takes on a nice silvery sheen, but if left too long the metal can get discoloured. It is quite a long temperature-dependent process though.
Citric acid crystals dissolved in warm water, work very well, and give good results...cheaply.
|Thread: Hello from Norfolk|
NR16 any use?
|Thread: Should I have 3 phase supplied to my house?|
As others have said - It all depends on where you live. In our last house, a new 240v supply was required before completing the driveway. This was modified to a 3 phase supply for very little extra.
However when we moved to rural Norfolk with it's existing 63A single phase supply, the quote was £65,000 for 3 phase. This was out of the question, but they did condescend to up the fuse to 100A, when re-routing the 240v.
A rotary converter was circa £1000. This runs the mill alright, but I find the noise excessive, even when moved next door to the workshop.
|Thread: Learning CAD with Alibre Atom3D|
Not quite how Google operates, but if the Alibre web address was entered into the search box, the MEW link would never show, although the proper Alibre site could be accessed.
However if the same address was typed directly into the web search box (top left hand corner in I.E.9) I was taken straight to the correct link.
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