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Thread: ME Club silent auctions
06/07/2022 22:19:05

Our ME Society holds a bring and buy event each year , members bring goods of all sorts , though mainly items useful in the workshop , and one of our number acts as auctioneer! .

All proceeds go to the Society.

Without question, this is one of our most well attended and fun evenings in our calendar, no one goes home without at least a smile on their faces , but then the member doing the auctioning has been doing it for a good few years and conducts the process with immense humour.

05/07/2022 22:28:19

I made the small pipe bender that was the subject of a forum topic on here not so long ago .

To make the formers , I made a tangential holder , simple vertical vee with a slight forward slope and a clamp , which held twist drills of varying sizes . By grinding the shank end to get the clearance angle , perfect grooves of varying sizes were produced to match the tube required to be bent (but they have to be decent quality drills ).

Of course no damage was done to the drill flutes , so cost saved on buying drill rod pieces to achieve the same , some may say I am Tight as a ***** **** , and I would have to agree ! .

Thread: Material for wheels
09/04/2022 22:20:09

Michael, Can I ask , what part of the country do you reside in  ? . And what diameter piece of cast iron are you needing to make the wheels ? .

Edited By D.A.Godley on 09/04/2022 22:21:58

Thread: Bargin at MS
16/03/2022 16:48:00

Whilst visiting MSC yesterday to purchase some carbide slot drills , I picked up one of their offer sheets wherein I found that they were doing 5c collets at £3.74 each .

I am not naive enough to imagine that if I paid several times this amount , my standard of work would reflect it , I am however happy to produce something that works for me , so I bought a few .

Just thought others on here may share my thinking and would wish to take advantage .

i have no connection with the company , other than as a customer, occasionally! .

Edited By D.A.Godley on 16/03/2022 16:49:09

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2021
12/04/2021 22:18:34
Posted by duncan webster on 12/04/2021 18:14:19:

Got my version Of Stuart Hall's grasshopper engine going, now to find a way of making realistic flagstones. Even SWMBO thinks it looks well


Have you come across “Bromley Crafts “ , ? , my wife uses their product to create the brickwork and floor effects for he dolls houses .

Bromley sell a stencil and material which is like mortar , which when applied looks amazingly realistic.

Thread: Water Gauge tapered cock details
22/03/2021 17:21:14
Posted by Brian Abbott on 22/03/2021 16:29:58:

Hello D.A.Godley.

I think Paul has set me off in the right direction so hopefully i should be ok.

Unfortunately i don't take Engineering in Miniature, if there an article ?

There is an article by Doug Hewson , I have tried to upload photos to a folder but failed . If you pm me an email address, I will forward it to you .



22/03/2021 16:20:23

Would a look at Engineering In Miniature ( Mods please excuse) Dec 2005 page 176 help you at all ? .

Thread: Bolt circle without DRO
21/03/2021 22:11:51

You could do worse than look up “ , it’s packed with information

Thread: BSW 1 1/2 x 6
21/02/2021 22:33:04


Would you please pm me regarding the following,




Thread: Wild Rose SM32 by Dave Watkins
26/01/2021 22:25:04

I am in the process of building four at the moment ( 3 for grandchildren + 1 for me )

They will be gas fired from underfloor tank .

Have pressure tested boilers at home but awaiting opportunity to have club tester do job officially,

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 ,



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