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Thread: Metric Fine Grub Screws
16/12/2020 18:50:29

As a customer , I have always found “Spalding Fasteners ltd “, very helpful, they carry a good range of product , but perhaps not metric fine .

At the very least , a chat with them might help , even if only to point you in the right direction .

I have absolutely no connection with them ,other than an occasional buyer of fasteners .

Thread: Help & Guidance. , Please ! .
16/11/2020 10:09:05

Thank you to those who responded , and I will take account of the suggestions , however , I have serious doubts about my ability to make the cutters . Understanding the geometry of the various drawings and diagrams of cutters which I have discovered on the Internet is quite daunting, let alone actually making one .

A little more ( as in A Lot ) of reading is called for I think ! , and perhaps some experimenting? .

12/11/2020 19:29:12

i have , for many years , wanted to construct a clock , however , I allowed myself to be sidetracked and have , as a result , spent a lot of years building locomotives.

Recently ,whilst visiting an Abbey, I was taken by the relative simplicity , but beauty, of its clock design and movement , which stirred the past longings .

In consequence of the above , I have copied the series by Alec Price detailing the Half size Turret Clock( E in M. 2001 ) , lodging this as my next project ( when other items are completed)

My initial request for help revolves around the several pinions which are required , specifically, 8 tooth pinions . I understand that for pinions with only 8 teeth , a special cutter is required at , for a novice likely to have a problem while machining the item , Costly ! . There are , I am sure you experienced constructors will know , very economically priced cutters available, but only cutting down to 10 teeth , which brings me to the burning question , Is it possible to use one of these to cut the 8 tooth pinion somehow ? .

Thread: Broken Verdict DTI
30/10/2020 22:42:39

Joking , Me ? , Well of course I was joking , glad some spotted it , but only about the Stick welding !

I’m quite sure it could be silver soldered .

26/10/2020 20:55:44
Posted by David Colwill on 26/10/2020 11:50:26:

Just out of curiosity. Has anyone used the guy mentioned in the Doubleboost videos on youtube?

Just asking as I have a couple that could do with TLC.



Yes , I have used him to repair a broken DTI , he was very good and , I thought , very reasonable £ wise .

Still recon it would weld though ! .

Edited By D.A.Godley on 26/10/2020 20:57:09

24/10/2020 21:51:13

Don’t you think a careful bit of stick welding will overcome the problem ? OK : I just thought I would ask .

Thread: Dressing a diamond wheel
23/10/2020 17:06:06
Posted by Oily Rag on 15/10/2020 15:37:32:

For cleaning the diamond wheel - try a school rubber (for our North American cousins I should quickly point out, before you get the wrong ideas about the state of the 'edukshun' system in the UK, that this is an 'eraser' in your terminology )

Oily Rag ,

Many thanks for your tip as above , I had been asking about cleaning the wheel for a while now , but had not heard of this solution , which worked perfectly,

Thread: Bench filing machine
23/10/2020 16:59:07

Chris ,


Have you had a look at the filing machine detailed in Vol 0. Issue 4 ( very early MEW ) .

Its not a kit , however , it’s small as in suitable for bench top , and by the look of it , fairly simple to construct , designed by Stan Bray , so it also has pedigree! .


Edited By D.A.Godley on 23/10/2020 16:59:56

Thread: centec 2a halfnuts
19/07/2020 16:55:25


Just a thought , do you have a copy of the handbook as per this photo (it’s 17 pages ) , also , in another leaflet I have , The Centec Co are advertising a High Speed Router . I am wondering if this may be an independently driven unit which would fit into the aperture on the unit you displayed in an earlier post ? , maybe some other forum member has seen such a thing ? .


best wishes


16/07/2020 19:20:57


How very disappointing; as you say , we should have run a few checks before committing the parcel to the post .

If it’s no great imposition, then yes , please return it , I will only spend hours looking for it , having forgotten in short order that I had found a new home for it , and I do hope your back up plan works , you certainly appear to be very capable with the CAD ,



14/07/2020 19:29:20

Avon, (Peter),

I had a dig around my “ may come in useful some day” box , and found the half nut .

It is now packed and awaiting posting ( which will likely be on Thursday, since our trips out are extremely limited just now ) , but it will be on its way this week.

I think we should mark this one down as a ; thank you for giving me the opportunity to do a good turn for someone .


David .

14/07/2020 19:29:19

Avon, (Peter),

I had a dig around my “ may come in useful some day” box , and found the half nut .

It is now packed and awaiting posting ( which will likely be on Thursday, since our trips out are extremely limited just now ) , but it will be on its way this week.

I think we should mark this one down as a ; thank you for giving me the opportunity to do a good turn for someone .


David .

13/07/2020 22:44:39
Posted by Avon on 12/07/2020 19:33:26:

Hi DAG, I know this thread is quite old, but wonder whether that half but is still available (for a reasonable consideration 😊 I have a 2A which has a solid nut fitted and I’d like to get it back to the original state?

All the best.



I had quite forgotten that I had posted that photo , and yes I still have it ( somewhere) .

If you let me have your address , through a pm , I will get it to you ,

regards ,

David .

Thread: Homemade cutting fluid
09/06/2020 22:08:49

I don’t use a great deal , but what I find works exceedingly Weil is Angels Breath !

1 part genuine Turpentine

2 parts White spirits

3 parts Olive oil

Not only does it work well but it has a nice aroma.

Thread: Macc Models Updates ?
16/05/2020 22:32:10

Over the last couple of weeks I have had two orders completed within days of placing them , whatever the problem , I am sure you will get your goods , but as Mark said , give them a call , there is bound to be a reason for the delay !

With Macc models , I really don’t think you need to worry!

Thread: Description required
05/05/2020 22:21:13

Perhaps it’s meant to expand into a tube , such as a bobbin , from a weaving machine , either in the weaving process , or the loading of yarn onto the bobbin ?

Thread: End mill relief
11/04/2020 22:57:24

There is also a very illuminating article by “ George Pruitt “ about end mill sharpening , includes some photos which are most helpful.


11/04/2020 22:11:31

Bob ; Have a look at “ Brook Cutting Tools “ Milling cutter user guide , it will give you all the guidance you are looking for .



Thread: Torx Grub Screws?
22/01/2020 19:02:23
Posted by Vic on 22/01/2020 13:49:37:

I would like to use some Torx socket set (grub) screws for some projects but can’t seem to find a supplier. There


At the recent London MX , I noticed that one trader had a range of Torx screws being sold individually , from what I recall , it would have been MA Tooling 07973843142 , or possibly Peak Tools , Of Hope Valley , Derbyshire .

I am sorry I can’t be more definite as to which it was , but the image of the tray at the end of the stand is very clear in my recollection, and if it helps anyone else remember , the stands were close to the displays of boats .

Hope it’s of some help

Thread: Metric Flat brass bar
21/01/2020 22:16:05
Posted by Old School on 21/01/2020 16:24:12:

Where can I buy metric sized flat brass bar I need the following two sizes.

8mm x 2mm

10mm x 3mm

i need about 600mm of each.

i have tried milling brass plate to size but it ends up bent.

Old School ,

John Keatley in Birmingham carry stock of brass of the thicknesses you require , further , they frequently have off cuts from which they may well , if you ask nicely , shear these to the width and length you need .

If you ring and ask Lynley , he will help , I am sure 01212364300

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