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Thread: MEW263 - Postal non or late delivery?
03/01/2018 10:54:55

Mine finally arrived in S Norfolk today. Looks to be a good read. smiley


27/12/2017 13:35:14
Posted by Philip Rowe on 27/12/2017 12:09:24:

Mine came through the letterbox soaking wet about 15mins ago (West Norfolk) thankfully the placky wrapper kept the mag dry.


Not yet in South Norfolk..


Thread: What Did You Do Today (2017)
15/12/2017 16:54:15

Having seen many examples of stops for milling items to length, I do not recall seeing one for 'long bits', hence a little diversion to welding my new trolleys.

Faced with the task of having to make 8 uprights the same size, this is what I came up with, (few others in album).


Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
06/12/2017 09:51:05
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 05/12/2017 20:03:10:

... they often won't even extinguish gas burners let alone wait for oil to cool, before taking off into traffic.

I bet left hand turns are 'very' interesting.devil


Thread: How to copy existing post into new post
05/12/2017 17:28:30
Posted by colin hawes on 05/12/2017 17:19:37:

I have still got a lot to learn about posting and at the moment I can't see how to insert another's post, as a reference, into mine. Colin


Just under your message use "Quote".

The gotcha is that you have to line- feed / new line / down arrow or whatever, to get rid of the line down the side of the quoted text. If not done your new text looks as if its part of that quoted.


Thread: Arc euro and parcelforce. Great partners
30/11/2017 19:00:30

It it's now general 'experiences', and not wishing to take anything away from Arcs excellent service, one of the best I have found personally is the Toolstation / Parcel Force setup. Anything ordered before 7pm is always delivered next day.

Our local My Hermes are superb, for both collection and delivery.

Talking to a DPD driver earlier this week, it seems that there are two DPDs....quite what that's about I have no idea. It could be the proper one with the 'I hour delivery window' is the expensive one, and there is also a cheaper get-it when you get-it system. Has anyone any info?


Thread: Guy Martin - WW1 Tank - Channel 4
21/11/2017 16:43:38
Posted by Tony Pratt 1 on 21/11/2017 16:26:17:

Yes excellent work from JCB!


I did not see them mentioned in the credits at the end of an excellent program, an excellent program (sorry Guy).

Did anyone?


Thread: Knurling wheels help
08/11/2017 16:20:14

Apologies for resurrecting an old thread, but the info supplied (by me) above is incorrect.blush

The correct Hemingway wheels are 5/8" x 3/16" x 1/4" bore. It does seem a bit of an odd-ball size and they are not stocked in many places. Cromwell Tools do keep them but are rather expensive, but Hemingway does not keep much choice. Cromwell have them in Fine, Medium and Coarse versions.


Thread: Turbocad copy in place missing
22/10/2017 17:50:29
Posted by Robin on 22/10/2017 14:17:59:

Correct, I bought a Plug In laugh

That's pretty impressive...being able to actually find the disk.wink


22/10/2017 13:02:39

When required for cnc purposes my output from Turbocad is in *.dxf format. That file is opened in an obscure program called XMC-E which is what formulates the G code output to the Pacer cnc machine. As far as I know, 'ordinary' Turbocad will not output G code directly to any cnc machine.


Thread: John Stevenson
20/10/2017 12:36:06

Please add my name to those grateful recipients of John's expertise, and his willingness to pass it on.

Get well soon.


Thread: Turbocad copy in place missing
19/10/2017 22:59:33


I didn't know the answer either...but am curious why you use that particular tool. My favoured method would either be 'rubber stamp' or copy/paste from the right-click drop-down menu. Or, if several copies required, drag it to a block and just drag back onto the drawing. That's extremely useful for modding lots of parts at the same time.

Interesting that John R uses a different method altogether, but that loses the D or 'snap' point if moved from the original.


Thread: Fusion 360 help needed
14/10/2017 18:51:30


The download site is somewhat misleading, but it can be d/l for free for hobbyist use. others have commented, quite how long it will remain 'free' is anyone's guess.


Thread: Welding square tubing - Warping!
26/07/2017 20:17:15

Very good explanations there Chris. I'm sure that any who search for the info in future should find it useful too.


26/07/2017 18:00:17
Posted by ChrisB on 26/07/2017 17:08:02:

- or to be more accurate I made distortion work for me and ended with a straight bench...

Go on then Chris, please tell us what you found to work for you.


22/07/2017 14:21:38

When I made my welding trolley, opposite sides were clamped to the substantial steel plate, that would end up on top when finished. Sash clamps were then used to hold the two sides whilst the inter-connecting pieces were installed. This seemed to minimise the amount of distortion. At least all the wheels touch the floor, (if I find a level bit wink)



Thread: Workbench drawers
23/06/2017 10:46:41

My version of storage is covered by commercial trays of many sizes. I find it much easier to pull out the 'drawer' entirely and place it on the floor or bench-top to access the contents. The individual carcases are made from mdf and just knocked together with a rubber mallet, and are free-standing.


Thread: Model Engineers Workshop Lost The Plot
11/06/2017 22:59:02

Having kept every copy of MEW since issue 1, the magazine contents have been exceptionally good since Neil took over.


Thread: Knurling wheels help
08/06/2017 20:42:17

Must admit it was 2011 when I got medium from them. Wheels are 5/8" x 1/4". Might be worth a call though.

08/06/2017 20:08:36

The ones supplied by Hemingway fit their kits, but they are not cheap, although they are the right size.

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