Here is a list of all the postings Steven Vine has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: TEC Strange wires|
This link should take you to the 'Thermistor' page in the TEC motors online catalog.
Steve (who really should be doing his tax return)
|Thread: Meddings MF4 drill electrics|
If the vfd control panel is very close to the cut out (or in line with it) then a soft clear plastic cover should do the job. Something like the flexible plastic on a see through umbrella, or fold up map cover etc.
|Thread: What Did You Do Today (2017)|
I'm around two miles from the exchange. There is fibre from the exchange to the green cabinet. The green cabinet is about 200m down the road. It is copper from the green cabinet to the house.
The computers are connected to the router/hub via Lan cabling, and I get 76mb download and around 16mb upload. I connect MY computer to the GigaBit socket on the router/hub, for max speed.
The wireless connection to the router is crap, and is around 3.5mb download and 4.5mb upload. It is usable at those speeds, but I do notice the lag.
Yeah, I'm paying BT about £45 for unlimited broadband and unlimited phone calls. I've had one problem in 20 years ... the Broadband went down one night, which was a nightmare; it was the worst night of my life!
I use the 'BT Wholsale Speed Test' checker
(Perhaps we need a broadband speed thread, because the only thing I did today was check my speeds)
|Thread: Cheap but decent Mini Tape Measure|
Please sir, is there a mistake in question number 1?
|Thread: Consumer units -how do they work?|
Aw Rick. Is that too harsh? I think I've learned all I need to know about consumer units and electrical equipment from this thread. I am now even confident enough to go change my consumer unit, in case it goes up in flames due to the rubber wiring. I plan to go down the local pub and pick up some more information and 'hearsay' from the drinkers before I start. I'll probably thumb through the Screwfix catalog as well, as it contains a wealth of information for potential installers! And of course I will wear thick heavy gloves as I dismantle the consumer unit, in case the rats get me. LOL. (Ps, I'll probably do it live, as I am one of those with a different immunity to electric shocks).
Edited By Steven Vine on 08/01/2017 11:18:37
Edited By Steven Vine on 08/01/2017 11:31:02
|Thread: removing the head/table from a meddings MF4?|
+1 on that. Once it goes, there is no way you can stop it! Been there and learned the hard way.
Mine is 2mt. No oil came out at all. I'm pretty sure it is greased. 19mm and 3/4AF spanner fits the head bolt.
I've been pondering on some mechanism to raise and lower the table (motorised threaded rod, modified bottle jack, modified scissor jack etc). Let us know what you come up with whenever you get round to it.
Edited By Steven Vine on 06/01/2017 17:34:47
I got hold of an MF4 last year. When I went to collect it the seller, a very nice guy indeed, helped out.
In case it is useful, this is how I did the move.
We took the motor off to reduce weight and prevent damage.
As Mike says, the column is substantial, and you have to be an animal to bend it.
At the other end I was on my own.
When the head is at the top of the column, it does get very top heavy, and awkward to move about.
The low speed gearing on it is an absolute god send when drilling large holes.
Good luck with the move.
|Thread: Latest Forum Posts box|
I marked you down on this occasion because I did not understand it when you said 'set your landing page to be the forum'. You also said you rarely even notice the 'Latest Forum Posts' box, and I took that to mean your start page was somewhere else in the 'forum'. Neil got the award because he was much clearer (ok, and because I was sucking up to be in with the boss as it could come in handy one day). So, I'm afraid I have to mark you down on this one, with a 'could do better, must try harder' comment at the bottom of your paper.
|Thread: Elbow joints for 4mm (OD) copper tubing|
RS do compression fittings. You could lose the compression nuts and solder the pipe to the fitting. You could even make the endfeed elbows yourself, out of small blocks of brass or copper, very easy to do.
|Thread: Latest Forum Posts box|
Why I did not think of doing that I don't know!
|Thread: BBC 4 - Flying Scotsman - no commentary|
I thoroughly enjoyed it. What a refreshing change from the usual garbage. I even surfed the Net afterwards, to learn what all the controls were about. That was an education.
And yes, no background music, no dark scenes, and no presenters. What a relief.
As Andrew says, the BBC could learn something from that presentation style.
On now 9pm, and no commentary!
Steve (in armchair)
|Thread: Latest Forum Posts box|
I was thinking exactly the same thing a few weeks ago. It is a minor inconvenience if there have been a lot of posts in one day. It would be good if the 'Latest Forum Posts' list was longer. But then I thought about the 'Support Our Partners' section just below it, and I concluded that it would be unfair to encroach upon that valuable space. I can live with it (it is what it is), but I see where you are coming from.
|Thread: A Christmas Clickspring Gyroscope Build|
Great presentation David.
When I saw the cosy fireside, I thought to myself,surely not ... he's not going to, is he? Then you did, and rightly so. Nice one
|Thread: Take a look?|
Lol. Communal armchair lynching. All the frenzy and thrills of a real life lynching, but from the comfort of your warm cosy armchair. It could be the new hobby for 2017. Guilty as charged!
... and the pressure test looks like it has exceeded the 60psi on the gauge. Surely that can't be good for the gauge (or the credibility of any test)? I feel another lynching coming on!
|Thread: Xmas in the workshop/shed|
I've got a week off. l Hope to make some progress and move the new workshop along a bit. I'm still at the build benches stage. I've been without it for a year.
I only hope Macdonalds is open Christmas day, so I can get some fast food, to save any hold ups.
|Thread: Machining Titanium on a Hobby Lathe. Is it a good idea?|
Wow. This forum is about sharing stuff.
|Thread: PRIMUS 8842 BURNER|
I just measured the male thread on the neck tube, and the male thread on the jet.
Mine are pretty old and worn so I get varying readings.
It looks like a 0.75 pitch.
The thread diameter measures just under 8mm (0.302inch to 0.31inch).
I think it is an 8mm x 0.75, but best to get confirmation.
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