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Thread: Anyone know about buying freehold to a house in the north
16/10/2019 20:53:08


its the church actually

They say if i dont buy within a month they will assume i dont want to and then put it on the open market

next question...... Why would some company want to buy it ?

Surely not for the privilidge of invoicing me for £6 every year

This cant go up for 800~+ years

Theres no covenents saying I have to ask to do anything to the said house

Its in a conservation area so not much scope fro extending

16/10/2019 16:10:09


my opinion was much as Duncans

they can’t increase GR

they cant impose any new terms which have been zero in the last 31 years re maintenance or extension building

so if I spend another 20 years here I’m into £ 120 for the gr in that time scale rather than £3.5k with legal fees

16/10/2019 12:36:31

Out of the blue a letter has arrived from my freeholder  suggesting that they want to sell the freehold.

they quote a total price of £2500

plus my legal fees presumably.

My ground rent is £6.20 and it has 840 years left


Is it worth me buying it?

Edited By Ian Parkin on 16/10/2019 12:37:34

Thread: VFD and screwcutting
15/10/2019 10:43:37


it may be a problem up to a shoulder but the ramp down is a product of the frequency set so at 10hz the motor will ramp down quicker than at 50hz

however you can set the ramp down to 0% or wire in a quick stop button for use whilst thread cutting and use the usuall ramp down (stop) button for normal work

Thread: Cast iron cabinet theft
10/10/2019 11:14:05


perhaps i didnt make clear

if heres something you want rid of leave it on the pavement and it will be picked up in short time by scrap collectors

This has happened in sheffield for many years im sure also in most northern citys

Having said that Rainbows attempted to hide his prize and it still went

Thread: Threading on Colchester triumph 7 1/2
10/10/2019 11:08:30

You should have a 21 tooth to replace the 42 tooth one

as set you can do the bottom row of threads on the chart ( the coarsest ones)

Thread: Cast iron cabinet theft
10/10/2019 10:31:05

Oh dear Rainbows

I wouldnt leave anything outside that i wanted

I leave any scrap outside and its usually gone within the day

saves me taking to the scrap yard

Thread: Increasing depth of field on a lens
09/10/2019 06:46:35

In a single word no

your lens is there for a very high magnification in its original use

depth of field is as you say limited

in its original use that’s not important as the micro Fitch is planer

you can adjust the aperture by an iris or stop but this will only increase dof by a small amount at the magnifications your lens has. And then you need lots more light on your subject.

Thread: Jeremy Schmidt's Belt Grinder
08/10/2019 13:18:17

I made a similar item and built it out of 50x50 x 5mm

wouldnt have wanted any less to make a rigid structure

photos in my albums

Thread: What are these punches intended for
07/10/2019 14:35:48


Thread: Metal expansion
04/10/2019 12:59:35


One of them is antimony used in metal type metal to make sure letters are crisp

Thread: Fiducial lines on a Zeiss Microscope Eyepiece
20/09/2019 11:24:31


surely IR ( infra Red)

Thread: Ebay site changes for the worst
18/09/2019 18:04:45

Its when the seller gets friends or acquaintances to bid on their auctions to drive the price up

17/09/2019 20:29:10

Not done it yet

its only changed in the last few days

you used to be able to click on bidders in an auction and see what categories and sellers they had been bidding with therefore knowing that perhaps shilling was going on

I think you are meaning that bidders full names have been hidden that was a few years ago

17/09/2019 15:51:47

Has anyone else noticed that you now cant check other bidders who are bidding on auctions to see if you are being shilled.?

Thread: Recommendation for Tool and Cutter Grinder
12/09/2019 13:49:21

+1 for me too

Thread: Any one used a digital microscope for micro turning on a lathe
06/09/2019 12:41:00

Well as i said it stays where its put

its sprung and counterbalanced if you knock it it moves but it swings every which way and lifts up or down and stays where you want it

I think this one was Very expensive new designed for a large heavy monitor on a desk

Edited By Ian Parkin on 06/09/2019 12:41:46

06/09/2019 12:26:31

This my scope mounted on a monitor stand clamped to the ceiling joists its easily moved to wherever i need it

as i recall this was <£20 on eBay and stays where its put

This scope has a working distance of 7 inches from the ring light and fills the frame with my fingernail




Edited By Ian Parkin on 06/09/2019 12:28:02

06/09/2019 09:53:28

I use a Zeiss operating theatre stereo microscope in my workshop mounted on a boom for the small things i do

it works great

I think that using a digital device means looking at a screen rather than live at your work /tool interface and there always seems to be latency problems with electronics

Thread: Repair required for Milling Knee
05/09/2019 12:55:11

Well i would clamp it together and assuming that the parts fit well together drill and bolt it with about 4 m8 or m10 bolts if you can get them in

use it and look for another machine to use for parts

i weld cast iron regualrly but thats a difficult one would need machining the dovetail after welding

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