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Thread: Last Night's Astro Image
28/03/2020 08:49:11

Well not quite at Neil's level but last night my 11 year old and I went out to take a photo of Venus and the crescent moon with an SLR and a 50mm lens. It wasn't that spectacular but what we did get was a busy night for satellites. Just about every other photo we took had one or more satellites on it. On the first two they show satellites moving close together and on a parallel track. Do you think this could be space junk? Maybe a satellite and nose cone for instance. Top right corner in the first photo.




Thread: Record no 1 vice jaws seized - removal?
27/03/2020 09:06:22

I got the stuck screws out of my number 1 with heat on the casting and a hammer impact screwdriver.

Thread: Any ideas please
25/03/2020 19:46:29

I bend the spike on the trap over slightly so it's a little bit hooked. Then push a nice raisin or sultana on there for them. The mice round here love them and they can't slip it off carefully.

Thread: What are you reading?
19/03/2020 21:32:42

Pace yourself Pete. At that rate your going to run out!

19/03/2020 20:23:47

I have just finished Les Miserables. You certainly need to skim some of it as its not relevant to the plot. Otherwise its a brilliant story.

Also last year I really enjoyed reading all the Sharpe stories by Bernard Cornwell. They are based on the Napoleonic Wars but Mr Cornwell drops his character in to take all the glory! They can be found very cheaply on ebay or amazon.


Thread: Tech Support
17/03/2020 13:16:50


If anyone is thinking of getting into CNC conversions I have just had some great tech support from CNC4you when my home switches just wouldn't work. You don't get that when you buy bits from China.



Thread: Sieg SX3 Mill Oiling the Z axis Nut
26/02/2020 18:45:31


Has any SX3 mill owners worked out a way of oiling the z nut? It seems to me you have to take the black electronics box off the back just to get at the nut. Is there any clever mod' anyone has done to be able to lubricate this easily.



Thread: What sort of things DO NOT inspire you
22/02/2020 13:59:47


Thread: What sort of things inspire you?
22/02/2020 09:00:53
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 21/02/2020 17:37:27:

Saw this old breech loading coastal gun from Drake Island on the BBC news website today, woudl make a great model:

What sort of things get you contemplating new models?


Neil you will like what's on my drawing board at the moment then.

Thread: camlock back plate
21/02/2020 07:19:43

Nice job. How about filming that big shaper you have.

Edited By Buffer on 21/02/2020 07:20:14

Thread: Did i make the right choice buying an old banger Myford lathe.
14/02/2020 20:43:52

The stupid plain bronze bearing as you put it is actually really good as you will always be able to adjust its fit with the two nuts on the other end.

Thread: What is This?
06/02/2020 22:14:40

Do a search for Pat Pend get her email and ask her. It's an unusual name you might get lucky.

Thread: New Nimrods arriving
04/02/2020 20:27:08

Yes and if nicola sturgeon manages to winge her way out of the UK we can have another massive bill to move them down to England.

Thread: The Workshop Progress Thread 2020
04/02/2020 07:57:02

I suppose you could use the torque setting to measure if you cant find your ruler.

03/02/2020 21:50:31

Finally got the coal doors fitted to my tender


Thread: Milling machine & Shaper query
28/01/2020 13:27:54

Mine shoots swarf across the garage that leaves a very satisfying trail of smoke lingering in the air like shooting stars. Apart from this its a bit of a pain to set up as I find it much quicker and easier to use a spinning edge finder on the mill. And a decent fly cutter on my mill using a lathe tool seems to make a flat surface just as well but in a fraction of the time.

Thread: Scraping a magbase
24/01/2020 07:34:12

Are you scraping away all the blue? I think you need to start breaking the blue up into smaller pieces each time. Do a rub on the plate and put up a picture.


Thread: Fly press weights.
21/01/2020 15:35:33

Float from a toilet valve in sand then pour in molten lead.

Thread: Lathes as bling!
17/01/2020 17:54:54

If you go and pap ducks for fun, seriously how often are you going to look a the photos.

Thread: The cultural status of engineers in the UK
10/01/2020 08:09:14

Was it Das Boot

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