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Member postings for Ian Hewson

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Thread: Sad consequence of rising costs
26/06/2022 11:05:48

My wife and I we’re going to attend the Midlands show and had booked an overnight stay , but have cancelled as the cost from Northumberland has risen to more than our pensions allow.

I suspect that we will not be alone in this unfortunately.

Thread: Forum Posts
01/02/2022 17:39:54

No😁

01/02/2022 17:06:59

I use my common sense and not write long pieces of waffle.

Ian

01/02/2022 13:23:35

Just for the record I use a pressure reducer and dust with a gentle force, not a blast.

If there is no such thing as common sense, what would you call not putting your hand into a moving cutter?

Ian

01/02/2022 11:24:40

Hi Alan

I suspect that you are referring to my recent post in the compressor thread referring to blowing down my bench.

Yes it can be a dangerous process if used without precautions and common sense, but used properly it is no more dangerous than any other workshop tool.

Ian

Thread: air compressors
01/02/2022 10:02:27

I have the Hyundai compressor and find it very good for my needs.

It is very quiet which was a major plus for me, my older compressor would awaken the dead.

I only use it for blowing down benches and running my models, I have no need for air tools these days as I no longer want to spray cars or nail lots of timber.

As a small quiet compressor I can recommend it.

Ian

Thread: Myford 254
31/01/2022 09:07:57

Hi, the answer is no.

Ian

Thread: Scheppach Bandsaw Portable
23/01/2022 12:15:45

79b2c1a6-aaa5-49f3-9fa8-b0d84b82cad4.jpegJust fit two plates to the existing vice using the screws already there, fit a jack screw if you think you need one.

Cuts 30 mm steel with little waste.

Thread: Android GO
13/12/2021 10:49:42

Hi Nigel, thanks for your reply, it’s good to know why people post negative comments, helps to see others perspectives. I must admit to being an Apple user for many years and find that whilst expensive, they are good quality.
Battery life has never been a problem for me, never leave it plugged in all the time as I am told this can shorten battery life.

Not certain what you mean by hobbling them, never had a problem with longlevity, just replaced an iPhone 6 with a 12 for my wife, I have used them from the first one and am happy with the way they connect to all my other devices, tv, car etc.

Can’t compare them to Android though as I have not used one.

Ian

13/12/2021 09:33:34

Just wondering why some are biased against iPhones, they do not give a reason, or say if they have ever had one?

Ian

Thread: Compressor
26/11/2021 13:38:15

Hi

I recently bought a small Hyundai compressor from Curry’s online, also from Amazon.

Been impressed with it, very quiet in use, I only use it to power my engines and general workshop duties, don’t know if it would be up to large volume of air requirements but depend upon your requirements.

Ian

Thread: Book Your Covid Booster! Errr, How? Where?
10/11/2021 21:09:13

My wife and I had our boosters a month ago along with the flue jab.

Our local surgery in Northumberland send us text messages to book with next day service.

They have a large marquee set up with plenty of staff for a quick and efficient procedure.

We seem to have been lucky, but since moving from Leeds to Ashington the service has been a lot better.

Ian

Thread: Blackgates Stent T&C Grinder
26/10/2021 18:45:42

When I lived in Leeds I used Blackgates for years, good stock and knowledgeable. Bought my first lathe from them.

I only used to visit to buy as you are not able to order via the website, emails and calls were not always answered.

Now I am in Northumberland I use suppliers that have a website that allows me to see what I want and can order online.
It’s a pity as Blackgates are a good firm but have not moved with the times, I wish they would as I would use them again.

Ian

26/10/2021 18:45:41

When I lived in Leeds I used Blackgates for years, good stock and knowledgeable. Bought my first lathe from them.

I only used to visit to buy as you are not able to order via the website, emails and calls were not always answered.

Now I am in Northumberland I use suppliers that have a website that allows me to see what I want and can order online.
It’s a pity as Blackgates are a good firm but have not moved with the times, I wish they would as I would use them again.

Ian

Thread: gr 8.8 ht bolt steel which carbide tip
06/10/2021 23:47:13

As I said on a previous thread of his, he is brilliant and knows it all, so don’t encourage him!

Thread: cutting spur gears on a mill
02/10/2021 09:04:40

X2 Martin

30/09/2021 23:37:42

Why bother encouraging him, he very obviously enjoys winding people up, hi is so clever he will invent a circular object with a hole in and ask why it was not thought of before.

21/09/2021 19:37:14

Brian’s so clever, really in awe of the progress he has made in a few weeks from beginner to absolute expert.

Thread: I dont think its 3phase but what is it ?!
11/09/2021 11:23:06

Also the meter and cutout are unsealed, suggesting someone has been tampering with them. I would contact your supply company before they think you have removed them.

Both should be sealed with the supply authorities seal to prevent tampering.

As others have said, get the mess in the box sorted asap.

Ian

Thread: They see you coming
05/09/2021 10:02:59

A few years ago when we were on holiday in our Austin Allegro we damaged a tyre and had it replaced at a national chain. Whilst we waited a lad came in and informed us that the shock absorbers were leaking and needed replacement. We told them to go ahead and waited with a sense of amusement and annoyance. Those of you who know the suspension on the Allegro will know why.

Ian

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