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Thread: Too ambitious or achievable?
18/01/2020 07:14:12

Turn the question around a bit, is there an IC engine which is very simple to make, probably quite inefficient, but at least would go pop pop.

Thread: Has anyone watched this Girl
18/01/2020 07:10:58

Not sure about those gloves though !

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020
14/01/2020 21:19:04

Here in France, the cost of rubbish collection / disposal has rocketed because China doesn't want our plastic and household recycling material. Apparently, they don't even want crushed aluminium cans, but why on earth are we trying to get rid of such 'precious' metals when we are importing it as well ?

Thread: Bending brass
14/01/2020 17:54:55

TIG welding brass is a bit specialised let alone having special breathing kit ?? I am for cleaning off the old soft solder and then make a silver solder repair, otherwise fabricate using silver solder and machine afterwards.

Thread: Magnetic chucks
10/01/2020 21:27:30

Do magnetic chucks attract all the steel swarf ? Not quite so bad in a grinding situation.

Thread: soldering stainless steel
09/01/2020 18:28:21

Jenolite rust remover - its phosphoric acid. (well it used to be).

Thread: All I want for Christmas ...
07/01/2020 16:12:09

This is more a case of what I was given for Christmas. My son works on track renewals and track development in SW Australia, based in Sydney. Obviously a busy time as the fires rage through the region. Whilst making a visit to one of the suppliers, he noticed a BIG pile of scrap iron in the corner of the yard and on asking was told that it had come from the Harbour Bridge constructed in the 30's, removed on a recent bridge repair contract.

This could have been a pile of 'gold' for collectors of memorabilia, so thinking of Dad's Christmas present asked for a couple of the rivets from the scrap pile. Attached is a photo of a 7/8" x 5" rivet from a butt strap joint. Just look at the way the head was set (the preformed head was lost when it was flame cut from the joint). And we model engineers look for perfection !

rivet syd bridge.jpg

Thread: Hello from Somerset
25/12/2019 07:13:37

That's a serious amount of work you have there Johnathon. You had better get cracking before your 'Kids" leave home and bring the grandchildren around !

Another way of posting if you have links like Drop Box. is to click on the little icon on the second line of the post box. You should see a GLOBE with a CHAIN in the icon, click on that and put the link in the URL box


You will only see the actua web addressl, but when it is posted, the link will be embedded in the posting.


Edited By Speedy Builder5 on 25/12/2019 07:14:24

Thread: A Question on Bench Blocks
24/12/2019 13:08:57

The ones for sale on Amazon don't have the offset hole!

"Jewellers Tools Staking Anvil Bench Block Round Toolmakers Hammer riveting Tool Hardened Steel"

Ha Ha, got it, have a look at the site. It something to do with "gun smiths" ??

Gunsmiths block

Click on the image with the guy with the hammer.

Edited By Speedy Builder5 on 24/12/2019 13:09:52

Thread: MR16 LED Spot lights
20/12/2019 07:38:29

Noteing what Dave said (SOD). I agree with the UK regs,

" For example, ordinary power sockets and switches are forbidden in bathrooms because wet contact greatly increases current flow. What's acceptable in the rest of a house isn't safe in bathrooms."

However, on the continent, power sockets are placed adjacent to the wash bowl in the bathroom so you can plug the hair dryer in. How easy is it for the hair dryer to fall into a bowl of water whilst you are sorting your hair out. These sockets are generally not fed by any special safety device in many older houses although newer installations would have a 30ma RCD in the fuse box and a 60ma RCD on the incoming supply. I am a bit of a newcomer here in France but have seen some pretty scary installations in the 16 years we have lived here. The attached photo passed an inspection prior to purchase !!

Apologies for hijacking the thread.


19/12/2019 19:46:46

Just found the AMAZON order:- Nb. Amazon France

Commande n° 171-824xxxxxxxxx
Effectuée le 23 mars 2018
Etat : Neuf
Vendu par PGTA
EUR 1,99
Sous-total des articles : EUR 7,96
Frais d'envoi : EUR 0,00

Montant total de la commande : EUR 7,96
Moyen de paiement sélectionné : Visa

19/12/2019 19:41:34

This is just one of the references for GU10 12 volt on e bay - there are plenty more, I looked for my original one, but it didn't crop up in the first couple of pages.  Select voltage first,  then GU 10, then wattage

GU 10. 12-24 volts

Its interesting that it intermates that they run on 240 volt AC or 12 - 24 volt DC. Anyone tried ordinary 240 volt LEDS on 12 volt DC ??

Edited By Speedy Builder5 on 19/12/2019 19:42:43

19/12/2019 16:25:05

I will concede that they are probably MR16, but they fit the same socket as a GU10

19/12/2019 16:18:25

And here we have some Scotch Mist.  Look at the drop down box where it says 3 Watt 12v DC:-


screenshot 2019-12-19 at 17.13.53.jpg

Edited By Speedy Builder5 on 19/12/2019 16:19:26

19/12/2019 11:14:34

Peter S - yep, I have them all over my garage which has no mains supply, just a battery and solar panel. Plenty on your favourite auction site or armazone !


19/12/2019 06:38:03

These are larger, but I use 12 volt GU10s - with the bayonet, they in effect lock into place.

Thread: Outdoor notice board
18/12/2019 16:33:01

Get hold of an old window and frame from your local whatever yard. Its 3/4 of the job done. If needed, replace the glass with 1/4" acrylic or toughened glass.

You may even get your local Double Glaze company to help you out. They often have scrap windows that have been made to order and got the size wrong !


Thread: 2nd Hand Hearing Aid Reprogramming?
17/12/2019 08:11:34

pop over to France - Not quite so fussy over here.

Thread: What is it
16/12/2019 13:37:46

Search results for: 101C031189

NSN 6105-99-622-2336, 6105996222336

Federal Supply Classification
FSC 6105 - Motors, Electrical
National Item Identification Number
NIIN 996222336
Codification Country
United Kingdom
Thread: myford grey paint
16/12/2019 08:10:16

What colour paint do you use for the oil stains -

Boxford user.

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