Here is a list of all the postings Ian Parkin has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Anyone know about buying freehold to a house in the north|
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
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
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
|Thread: Metal expansion|
One of them is antimony used in metal type metal to make sure letters are crisp
|Thread: Fiducial lines on a Zeiss Microscope Eyepiece|
surely IR ( infra Red)
|Thread: Ebay site changes for the worst|
Its when the seller gets friends or acquaintances to bid on their auctions to drive the price up
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
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|
+1 for me too
|Thread: Any one used a digital microscope for micro turning on a lathe|
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
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
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|
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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