Here is a list of all the postings Gary Wooding has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Cheap Calliper which holds reading|
I wouldn't buy another M&W calliper ever again. I bought one less than 3 years ago. It was used possibly 5 or 6 times a week, certainly no more, and it just stopped working, showing 5.04 instead of 0.00 when returned to zero. A big waste of money in my opinion..
|Thread: TurboCAD Query - Copying Between Drawings|
What version of TCAD are you using? Copy-&-paste between different drawings works fine on my (old) V21.2 ProPlat system.
|Thread: HSS parting blade 1/2"|
+1 for the Chronos T type blade.
I've got a bin-bag full of the stuff - mostly stainless steel. But I live in the Midlands.
|Thread: Multi-dimensioned Drawings|
Same people do an Android version **HERE**
|Thread: MEW#32 Nice try, but no cigar|
Whoops! My issue arrived yesterday and I hadn't seen the other thread.
The pull-out chart page containing DRILL SIZES from #42 to #53 has been printed twice, but #69 to #81 has been omitted.
SORRY. Title should be for issue 302, not 32.
Edited By Gary Wooding on 30/03/2021 14:54:43
|Thread: Milling machines - western-made s/h recommendations up to £2k|
Don't forget a Centec 2B with a FH. If it's good enough for Cherry Hill it should be fine for you.
|Thread: Whicht "Fonts" were used on th e Somerset & Dorset Joint Rlwy??|
I found a photo of what I think you want, and then searched a few hundred fonts for a match. Here are the best matches I could find - any use?
Edited By Gary Wooding on 28/03/2021 13:41:38
|Thread: Fake or real|
I don't share your enthusiasm for M&W - see my post in the thread called Digital Calliper - again
Edited By Gary Wooding on 26/03/2021 16:04:43
|Thread: Broken Electric motor Junction box|
I'd make use of a 3D printer.
|Thread: That little elf under the workbench again|
Apart from ME stuff I make jewellery. Some years ago I made my wife a pair of gold earrings. After about 4 years she confessed that she's lost one, so I made a replacement. Quite a few years later and a month before her birthday (in April) she tearfully admitted that she'd lost one of the earrings, so I said I'd make her another for her birthday. She was quite adamant that I shouldn't make it 'cos she was sure it would turn up.
Fast forward to Christmas that year and I decided to make another earring as a surprise present. She was delighted with it. That year we were invited to a Boxing Day lunch with other friends, and it snowed. An old university friend of my wife stayed with us and she and I took things to the car whilst my wife was preparing other things.
When I got to the car, the friend picked something up from the snow and said "Look, she's lost it already". It was the earring I'd made. When my wife came out we chastised her for her carelessness. She immediately put her hands to her ears and demonstrated that she did, indeed, still have both earrings.
Now here's the thing. The car is always kept on the driveway, and had been used almost every day that year. The earring was undamaged, had been covered in snow, and had been found close to the car. I can't explain it, nor could anyone else. It was clearly a Christmas present from the Elf.
|Thread: Windows for the scrap bin?|
I suspect that the main cause is the startup drive. When an operating system starts up it needs to load lots of code from the startup drive. This takes time, quite a lot of time if the startup drive is a normal hard drive. Hard drives (also known as HDDs) have a disk inside that spins. The speed of reading data from an HDD is limited by the speed at which it spins. If you swapped the HDD for a solid state drive (known as an SSD), you can read data much faster, because it doesn't spin. SSDs are typically 5 to 10x faster than HDDs. When I replaced the HDD with an SSD in my computer, the boot time reduced from about 3 minutes to around 25 seconds!
Smart phones have a startup drive analogous to an SSD, but even then they take a long time to boot - witness how long it takes to do a complete restart.
|Thread: HydroVane PR303E question|
Thanks for your responses guys.
I haven't asked, but judging by the price of the one on eBay (£650), I don't think the seller would co-operate.
I originally posed this question in another thread, but got no response. Quite simply, I've got a PR303E but cannot find a user manual for it. In the photos, I think 'A' is the oil filler cap, but don't know what 'B' and 'C' are. Can anyone help please? Does anybody have a copy of the user manual?
|Thread: Bandsaw overhang|
I've had the same problem many times - the movable jaw swivels when attempting to clamp short bars. No need to modify the jaw at all - just get a piece of flat bar the same length and width as the fixed jaw, and drill and tap a hole for a suitable length of threaded rod. Adjust the length of the threaded rod to hold the short bar as shown in the photo. It works perfectly.
|Thread: Compressor questions|
Noel, do you have a user manual for it? I've had no luck at all from searching the internet. I'm guessing that 'A' in the photo is the oil filler cap, but don't know what 'B' and 'C' are.
|Thread: Silver Soldering Flux?|
The water (or other liquid) that it's mixed with has no effect on it's efficacy, it's just used to hold the powder in place until it melts. I just grind it up and add some more liquid as required.
|Thread: Compressor questions|
I also have a little HydroVane compressor that I got for a song. I use it for blowing swarf, its too small for much else - except airbrushing. But it is certainly very quiet - little more than a gentle purring.
Thanks Dave and Noel, I'll leave it alone.
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