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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

Duncan,

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 .

regards

David

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 “ theoreticalmachinist.com , it’s packed with information

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

John,

Would you please pm me regarding the following,

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Regards

David

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.

Regards.

David.

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

Peter,

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 ? .

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best wishes

David

16/07/2020 19:20:57

Peter,

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 ,

Regards

David

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 .

regards

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 .

regards

David .

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