Here is a list of all the postings Journeyman has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Memlo lamp transformer/switch|
A quick search on-line reveals that Memlite made many different models from desk lamps to machine lights. Some would appear to be low voltage driven from a transformer bolted to the wall others for mains use. So the answer to the original question is perhaps! Without knowing the model etc would be difficult to say. Might be 240v to transformer might be 110v or possibly mains. They do however fetch good prices on the 2nd hand up-cycling market saw one listed at £475!
Whatever it is it may well need re-wiring if of vintage origin. Perhaps sell it and buy a nice new LED one
Edited By Journeyman on 17/05/2020 10:11:09
|Thread: Gifted a Bandsaw|
This one perchance?
Link *** HERE *** no longer available it says.
|Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020|
Today I've mostly been painting the workshop with some red jollop.
Somewhat akin to painting a sponge as I have not done it for a few years. Still should last another year or so now. Noticed that the T&G boards on the door have shrunk quite a bit and the door has bowed out, another job for another day
|Thread: Where do you put your chuck key?|
Made this simple tray from a bit of MDF with drawer liner on the inside.
Use at the headstock end for changing chucks or at the tailstock end for keeping rules, mikes, spanners etc. Sometimes even keep the chuck keys there although they normally reside on the headstock tray.
|Thread: Stepper Motor Flexible Coupling.|
Thanks, no original thinking by me. Based on Carl Wilson's article in MEW 249. Works well although I haven't used it much.
That's exactly what I did, used the same coupling see Journeyman's Workshop
Amazon, where else?
|Thread: Blot On The Landscape|
I know this post is a little long in the tooth but I was out again today on the trusty velocipede and rode past this:-
This truly is HS2 works under way for the construction of the South Portal to the Chiltern Tunnel. The site is MUCH larger than the one I erroneously started the thread with.
|Thread: inland seagulls|
Good job you couldn't blast it. For some unknown reason all gulls are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. My opinion is that they should be classified as vermin and removed accordingly!
|Thread: Facebook Location Problem|
I don't use Facebook but might hazard a guess you have managed to log in or create a page as though you were based in the US. If you log in from the UK you should end up with an address in the browser box someting like:-
Don't know how you would change it once an account is created though. This page might help:-
Edited By Journeyman on 29/04/2020 14:51:39
|Thread: Delrin adhesive type.|
Would it be possible to press the nut in hot? Delrin melts at quite a low temperature and hot forming is used to make leadscrew nuts which are then a perfect fit for the screw. It depends rather as to whether the delrin tube is pre-existing or can be manufactured. With a hole smaller than the nut, the nut could be heated and pressed in forming an exact mechanical match. To stop the nut exiting a slightly larger disc could be heated to deform more plastic over the top of the nut. It may even be possible to make the nut/delrin as an insert and heat or friction weld it into the tube.
Edit: Add link
Edited By Journeyman on 29/04/2020 09:39:59
|Thread: Garden Spray Head Nozzle|
Ah, missed that, sorry, looked at the picture which is similar to mine and thought it was all plastic.
|Thread: Lathe newbie in East Midlands|
Posted by David George 1 on 28/04/2020 10:56:58:
... There are quite a lot of vintage motorcyclists on here. ...
Is that motorcyclists with vintage bikes or really old motorcyclists? I guess on this forum possibly both
Edited By Journeyman on 28/04/2020 11:06:48
|Thread: Garden Spray Head Nozzle|
Whilst the metal detector might make an interesting project it is unlikely to find the spray nozzle as it will be plastic! Try looking *** HERE *** for some ideas. Might be able to re-engineer the end of a domestic cleaner spray bottle.
|Thread: Old steam boiler|
Well this it what it should look like:-
A Mamod SE3 twin. normally filled by removing the safety valve. I think the plug on the boiler end is removed to act as an overflow to prevent over filling.
Edited By Journeyman on 26/04/2020 16:55:51
|Thread: Blot On The Landscape|
Oh dear. I must apologise to readers of this thread for posting "fake news". The image in the first post has, I'm afraid, nothing to do with HS2. An error on my part as my unerring sense of direction had indeed erred and trying to verify that the site was part of the HS2 project, the remaining aged brain cell misread Hollow Hill Lane (where there will indeed be an HS2 compound) for Hollybush Lane (where the picture was taken).
The scene of devastation is in fact being carried out for a good reason. It is remedial work to properly cap an old landfill site, active from 1950 to 1990, where the site was badly run and the covering has failed allowing the content to come to the surface. The current scheme aims to cover the old tip with some 2m of inert material mainly chalk and clay. Re-contour the land, install proper drainage and return the land to agricultural use. Protection of the 3 nearby SSSI's is written into the planning consent, which document I eventually found.
My apologies once again for the duff info but the ensuing discussion regarding the merits or otherwise of HS2 was very interesting. In mitigation, it may even be the case that some of the tunnelling spoil from HS2 gets used at this site in the future.
The Luddites are still about but now we call them Unions
It was indeed a bit of a shock stumbling into this huge embryo construction site. What also surprised me was the distance it was away from the actual HS2 line. The line at Denham / Harefield is elevated above old gravel workings, now large lakes, and a suitable site for construction equipment would indeed be limited. I found the local South Bucks District Context Report just to check that this was in fact part of the HS2 project. It makes interesting reading and shows the scope of construction works and mentions in passing things like re-siting electricity substations, water pumping stations and re-routing the River Colne.
The document also manages to sneak in some information about re-siting the Heathrow Express Depot from Old Oak Common to Iver, very local to me, which is all part of the HS2 scheme.
With HS2, The Heathrow Express Depot and the third runway at Heathrow all within a few miles I am feeling oppressed. I will have to get a larger "Nimby Hat"
Yes and straighten out some of the bends, improve signalling, electrification, better timetabling, improve point layout, double up on tracks where space permits. Probably a lot more simple stuff like developing a decent leaf-blower, better station facilities. I am sure the railway buffs on here can think of many more small improvements.
The question being, is it really progress? I can't help thinking that a fraction of the cash could have been used to upgrade what is already there and provide similar benefits. The railways need a lot of work to make them viable again. A few years ago I found it was cheaper to fly to Manchester rather than take a train! I doubt whether the pricing structure has improved.
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