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Member postings for Robert Butler

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Thread: Gemini Alarm Key Fob Battery
01/05/2021 21:28:38

The Instructions give the impression it slides apart - Arrows!

Robert Butler

Thread: Soldering Electrical Connections to NASA standard
23/04/2021 22:25:01

So much doom and gloom is attributed to the use of lead in its various guises and I have yet to see scientific evidence to support these assertions. How many deaths in wildlife and humans have a direct and proven link to lead ingestion or poisoning.

Robert Butler

Edited By Robert Butler on 23/04/2021 22:25:41

Thread: Identifying a Parker Hale thread size.
19/04/2021 18:45:42

Parker Hale threads are bastard size and form, i cannot be any more helpful than that I'm afraid.

Robert Butler

Thread: BSP tap needed
14/04/2021 18:21:32

Where are you based, I have a selection of BSP taps.

Robert Butler

Thread: Myford Super 7 spanner sizes
09/04/2021 23:08:47

If you are looking for Ring Open End spanners try instead for Combination spanners, ring at one end open ended at the other, Each spanner only fits one size.

Robert Butler

PS the ex Myford fitter who serviced my lathe advised Myford used the cheapest spanner sets available

07/04/2021 21:45:46

And use ring spanners where ever possible.

Robert Butler

Thread: Replacment oil can spout
06/04/2021 11:17:31

Try Googling Wesco Oil Can Spouts - from £2-00 upwards

Robert Butler

Thread: ER 16 / 20 or JT2S, JT33 and JT6 Straight shank tooling
30/03/2021 18:00:18

Dear Martin

I think I have managed to send you a message!

Robert Butler

Thread: Was Draw Filing ever a chargeable offence in the RAF?
24/03/2021 21:17:27

I doubt it, when in the RAF where else would you put your filing other than in Drawers!

Silly humour time for which I apologise.

Robert Butler

Thread: Raglan 5 inch lathe
19/03/2021 16:34:46

There are change wheels on HW 16DP 7/8 bore and 3/8 thick.

Robert Butler


Edited By Robert Butler on 19/03/2021 16:35:17

Edited By Robert Butler on 19/03/2021 16:36:33

Thread: Helical pencil sharpener blade replacement
14/03/2021 23:14:26

Jakar - well know auction site spares listed. Caran d' Ache helical cutter replacement on Amazon UK (should I have mentioned this) Google make of machine as above and add spare parts. I obviously don't know if they will fit but with the sentimental attachment worth a punt and may be capable of modification to fit.

Robert Butler

Thread: What does this thing do?
10/03/2021 11:22:49

Gentlemen to shatter a possible illusion, I remember well my woodworking lessons over 50 years ago now. Regrettably not much time for woodwork now. Dovetail squares (now there's a contradiction in terms) permit striking out using a proper marking knife with the unsharpend edge of the blade resting against the square thereby preventing wavy lines.

Robert Butler

09/03/2021 22:08:40

Or reverse the the direction of application of the knife which is only sharpened on one edge.

Robert Butler

09/03/2021 21:27:47

It must also be noted the joints were marked out with a "marking knife" - never pencil although the marked lines could be highlighted with pencil and the waste also marked with pencil.

Robert Butler

09/03/2021 20:02:50

If it is a dovetail jig it can only be used for marking out, who would risk fine dovetail saws or chisels using it as a guide for cutting the joint?

Robert Butler

Thread: Help needed, can't release cast iron wheel
06/03/2021 17:19:15

Is that a screw slot immediately above the puller screw 12-00 o'clock? does the item on the end of the wheel then unscrew? both would serve to locate the cast iron wheel and when the wheel is removed may also reveal a key?

Robert Butler

Thread: Is this a daft idea please?
05/03/2021 21:28:26

Make sure you have enough headroom for the draw bar once installed particularly if the collects/chucks benefit from metric and imperial threads!

Robert Butler

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2021
28/02/2021 21:27:55

Iain - drain the compressor EVERY time you have finished using the compressor.

Robert Butler

Thread: Generator model
26/02/2021 22:55:46

I think the contact breaker kicked in!

Robert Butler

26/02/2021 22:26:21

That should rectify the problem

Robert Butler

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