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: Mini Sewing Machine Restoration.|
My advice, restore it, and quickly pass it on to some 'lucky little lady'.
|Thread: Antiques Roadshow|
the drawings I saw had ph
Drawings segment around 13.30 - Audley End 2
Edited By Steven Vine on 12/09/2016 10:29:03
|Thread: security Wheel bolts|
You mentioned Mcgard. Here's a Mcgard I did. A bit of lathe work and lots of heat was involved. If it is the same type then this method will cost pence. I also had to do the Peugeot security bolts when I lost the special socket. Doh.
To save the guessing the type, have you got a picture of said bolt, or do you know the make of said bolt for sure?
|Thread: Will they add the drill or tap you most often break ?|
Definitely not under the pillow!
I see they do a Durex button! What a mad world.
|Thread: Hinkley C|
In my shallow thinking, I have been regarding the term 'renewables' as energy production that is not depleting the earth of natural resources. I have totally disregarded the word renew and what it appears to mean.
Wind = renewable Tide = renewable Solar= renewable Coal = not renewable Oil = not renewable.
Once its gone its gone.
(I could do with one of Johns armchairs, once he starts production)
Edited By Steven Vine on 04/09/2016 12:02:11
|Thread: Is CNC cheating|
edit - removed post
Edited By Steven Vine on 03/09/2016 04:33:49
|Thread: Amadeal Lathe|
Out of interest, is that right, that the fan is on the shaft the wrong way around? That orientation looks correct to me (though I have not seen the cowl arrangement for this assembly). That orientation is how they are on all the motors I have attended to (and that is quite a lot). Mind you, I have never dealt with a sewing machine motor.
As I understand it (and correct me if I am wrong) ... the plain shaped bladed fan is normally used in conjunction with a cowl. The air is drawn into the cowl and into the center of the fan. The air is then 'flung' away from the center of the fan, and the cowl then directs the air flow down the side of the motor. The fan blades are simple as they are easier to make, but they create more noise being that shape.
It looks to me that the motor in question could do with a cowl. But I suppose, as long as it is moving air near the the motor then cooling will take place, although less efficiently.
Maybe the holes in the blade have something to do with airflow?
Edited By Steven Vine on 31/08/2016 10:42:12
|Thread: What would you ban and why? (Definitely tearoom!)|
Crikey. I don't know about a Tea Room, but I think we need a Therapy Room for sad old gits. I'll be in that queue, I need to get my blood pressure down. There's so much I want to ban.
mobile phones at checkouts
If I ruled the world I would ban the stupid Sunday opening hours. I want to shop 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. I've no time for church, Sunday lunch, or listening to sing something simple..
Edited By Steven Vine on 21/08/2016 09:28:08
|Thread: Decoding Abbreviations on a Technical Drawing|
Wow, you draughtsmen sure know how to lay into something don't ya.
Apart from Julius's non conventional way that does not adhere to the TD standards you have known and have loved for all these years, I reckon they are quite readable and quite easy to understand. Take part 33 for example: if the 3d image was not there then I would have scratched my head over that for a lot longer than I did. Having the 3d image there I was very quickly able to determine what the drawing for that part was all about. I looked at a few other components on that sheet, and again, all pretty intelligible.
I think the info you need must be all there. Once you get your head around (and into) his methods of presentation you should be ok I guess. Yeah, if they landed on the desk of any serious engineering company then they would be laughed at, I can see that,. But for home hobby use, they look like they would get the job done.
I've been seeing his drawings for quite a few years now, they are all over the internet. I'm sure if I found an error on one of his and reported it, then he would correct it quite quickly. This can't be said for many of the model engineer drawings that are kicking about and which are continually getting sold over and over again with the same mistakes in them, never corrected even though the errors are much talked about.
So, bearing in mind this is a hobby drawing, and apart for the unconventionality of JDWs drawings, what is so bad about them? Why is the drawing in question so disgusting and only fit for bog paper?
Edited By Steven Vine on 17/08/2016 18:55:50
|Thread: super glue|
A video from a detailer on you tube recommends nail polish remover. The acetone goes to work on the glue.
|Thread: Odd and amusing ebay listings|
Lol. The bit that got me, with the lathe attachment, was that the unsure charlieonechop was able to determine it was in 'g/condition' (is that good, great or grubby?). I'll hang around and see what it goes for.
Edited By Steven Vine on 12/08/2016 22:08:39
|Thread: Postage zones in the UK.|
Just had 5ltr of Quartz 7000 diesel oil and an oil filter delivered, about 5kg all up. Postage was £3.95, and that was from Dublin, with water in between, and it was flown over!
I can understand high charges for the Scottish islands, but mainland, come on, it's 2016 for gods sake!
|Thread: Windows 10 forced upgrade|
I appreciate your concerns. I can't see that I will come to any harm if Siri or Cortana made use of data relating to my internet activities (and they can get pretty sordid I can tell you!). As long as they don't harvest my login details for the bank and paypal etc then they can do what the hell they like with my browsing history etc. It is not going to bring my world crashing down around me; I'm still unscathed after 30 years of internet-ting. If my personal data adds to the overall statistics then so be it. As I stated before, any software on your machine can harvest data and phone home, and you probably won't even know about it.
Talking of Cortana. She's hyped up to be the next best thing since your ex girlfriend, but she's pretty useless really. On my Tablet, I wake her up with "Hey Cortana", then instruct her to "go to 'www.model-engineer.co.uk'. All she is capable of is starting me off in a browser search for the model-engineer. She's too dumb to go directly to a website. She just leaves me there and expects me to do the single click. How useless is that. She can readily tell me what the weather will be like in Milton Keynes, or remind me when I will next need the bathroom visit, but I'm not interested in that rubbish.
Steve (slightly disillusioned with Cortana, and with a bit of time on his hands)
Edited By Steven Vine on 01/08/2016 16:04:17
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