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Thread: Need a pen to draw the "finest possible" lines?
17/04/2022 16:22:16

Draw 2 x size and photo reduce to size.

or these ??  You would have to test suitability and availability in the UK

mapping pens

Edited By Speedy Builder5 on 17/04/2022 16:25:40

Thread: Before calculators
17/04/2022 13:16:47

The advantage of a slide rule was that when you made a calculation, you could see at a glance the next whole number either side of the calculated result. No tapping of keys, clearing accumulator etc etc. However, not so good for addition and subtraction !

Thread: UK DRIVING LICENCE [ 2022 issue ]
15/04/2022 11:53:26

Bob. take out a court judgement against the DVLA ?? Even if it gets thrown out, it should elicit some sort of response from the DVLA ??

Otherwise carry on driving, get a ban, keep on driving etc until you get a prison sentence - cheaper than an old folks home.

another Bob

14/04/2022 20:44:33

My French driving licence photo is very feint yet the Carte de Sejour (or permit to reside in France) is so dark, you can't see where my pullover starts and my neck stops.

Thread: Thread with steep helix angle?
13/04/2022 11:41:33

Glass bottle threads are probably the coarsest "popular" thread especially the ancient ones. After that, Eddison light bulb threads. Nowhere near a rope twist though!

Thread: Blobs on drawings
12/04/2022 08:26:20

Back of a fag packet I used just a slash, proper drawing, arrow heads. Do they use a double dot (Like the double arrow) to indicate that the drawing did not show the full length of the component ?

Thread: Wiring and connectors
08/04/2022 12:17:34

There are also some epoxy products for sealing electrical joints.

Thread: Hello from Cornwall
08/04/2022 12:13:11

Hi Tim, that is a bit odd, however, round parts can be held in a chuck from a lathe and the chuck clamped to the milling table. BUT the milling vice may have been used on a drilling machine and become separated ?? Large components are often clamped to the table as they are too large for a vice.

Which model Southbend lathe have you inherited ?


Thread: Source of brass treblet tubing as used for making a whistle.
07/04/2022 06:36:11

I found an old trumpet for 50 centimes at a car boot that had suffered damage when it had been driven over by a car. There was enough straight section for a couple of LBSC whistles. Have a look for wind instrument makers / repairs ??


Thread: Adept Hand Shaper
05/04/2022 11:41:39

I bought one when I was younger, soon got fed up with pulling the lever back and forth. There are various designs to motorise them, have a look and see if a future project would make one of these machines a little more acceptable.

Thread: M 1.4 threaded steel rod
02/04/2022 07:29:13

If its for the harpsichord, they used short lengths about 3" long I seem to remember. I had to make a few many years ago in brass for a friend. I believe they were used for the connection between the keys and the "pluck". So apart from wastage, short lengths would be OK


Thread: Clutch pedal
01/04/2022 13:28:57

I think Martyn is trying to make the pedal as shown on bottom right of the sketch. The 20mm collar supports the clutch release coiled spring.

gearbox 1.jpg

Thread: April questions---for one day only.
01/04/2022 09:33:05

My drill won't fit into my chuck, the battery and motor stick out too far - what am I doing wrong?

I Diot

Thread: Where to sell my Austin 7?
01/04/2022 06:52:48

Good morning Lee, You could make contact with

Cornwall Austin 7 club

They are a friendly bunch and could probably help you find an honest buyer.


Thread: Why aren't carbide chop saws used?
31/03/2022 06:21:08

I have an EVOLOUTION chop saw for metal. Fantastic for stuff like steel angle, 1/2" diameter bar, flat bar sections etc, BUT you can easily damage the teeth when cutting 1" dia bar and over. I certainly would not attempt cutting a bit of steel where the section of blade contact was more than 1". Of course, it does cut other metals, wood etc but again, HTS like reinforcing bar does not improve the blade although with care will cut it.

It is fast, noisy and the chips fly off and safety goggles, face mask and gloves are "mandatory" - even wearing overalls and ear muffs!! However it is compact, portable and reasonably priced.


Thread: Repairing a Myford 4 jaw chuck.
30/03/2022 20:08:21

Depending upon size etc, could you use a 1/2" socket set extension as "stock" material to make a new screw, or perhaps a large hex head socket screw. Ie re-purpose some other tool with an existing socket to fit your chuck key.

30/03/2022 15:10:07

Perhaps you should use a BIG ' C' spanner, but never seen one used on a screw on chuck.

Thread: Coming Soon : The shutdown of 3G
29/03/2022 06:18:56

Appaently, TELEX is still used in some financial exchanges. Years ago, late 70's, I wrote a program to punch TELEX tape for all overdue purchase orders. The TX operator had a fit when we presented her with 900 ft of tape and a few hundred TX numbers to dial up.


Thread: Rolling a 5" gauge copper boiler barrel
28/03/2022 19:34:08

I am surprised that (Unless Peter has has a personal message) nobody here has offered to roll Peter's barrel.


Thread: Coming Soon : The shutdown of 3G
28/03/2022 19:27:32

Anyone remember FAX ?? FAX Group 1 (1974) transmitted an A4 document in about 6 minutes. By the time Group 4 arrived, transmission speed came down to about 1 minute.

Today, who even uses FAX.??


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