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Thread: Hello from Teesside
03/07/2020 10:44:04

Hi Geoff

Welcome,where about in Teesside are you based I'm based in Marton just south side of 'Boro'


Thread: My new Sieg SX3.5DZP problem
30/06/2020 13:13:23
Posted by Dave Halford on 30/06/2020 11:52:11:

Halfords used to do that service.

They matched up the Colour of my last car perfectly, I just took a copy of the Colour number from the label on the car door & they made up 2 rattle cans for me,I believe they still do it.


Thread: Vickers Bl 8 inch Howitzer cannon of 1917
29/06/2020 13:50:32

Amazing what you find inside a lump of metal 'innit. I can recall a couple of times I've found a crankshaft inside two pieces of metal.. wink . Looking good Mal.


29/06/2020 13:42:01

Been there, done it, got the Tee shirt/s. there's another tool that should be included on that list.. A prick / centre punch... used by the prick that can never get the centre pop to mark out the intersection of two lines, always seem to end up being off set at any point of the compass enough to make it annoying & having to 'tap' it back, usually ending up the other way.


Thread: Vickers Bl 8 inch Howitzer cannon of 1917
27/06/2020 13:46:43

Hi Mal

Any other updates on your howitzer build, been looking forward to seeing latest, did you manage to find a gearbox in that lump of metal? your work on the gears looks superb.


Thread: Press Button Oilers?
27/06/2020 13:31:43

Richard Marks; thanks for the info, will look see.


Thread: West Yorkshire Police
25/06/2020 16:44:21

A Lamborghini with a mechanical failure 20 min out of the dealers, says a lot for Lamborghini don't it!. Maybe it was either a Monday morning or a Friday afternoon job off the line. I was under the impression that a car of that class... & all new cars, were given a thorough PDI before they left the dealers showroom.


Thread: Press Button Oilers?
25/06/2020 16:30:03

I have a similar problem with the cross slide oiler on my WM250 VF. I've tried to drill it out & use an easy out... not so easy out !... the spring came out & now I am left with the shell & a ball bearing in the hole, fortunately it is kept in place by a neat sized neodymium magnet that fits the hole so I can keep the sh1t out. Does any one have the diam. for these oilers as I have some on my eBay 'save for later' wish list but would rather make sure of the correct size before buying possibly the wrong size.


Thread: What fuses Warco lathe and Chester mill
24/06/2020 23:06:48

My WM250V-F lathe has 10 amp fuses in both headstock electrical fuse holders, my WM 16 mill manual doesn't show what the fuse rating is but I suspect it has 10 amp as well as per the Grizzly manual.


Thread: Useful Tapping Drill feature
24/06/2020 14:49:33

Just had a look & I have 2... 1980 &01995. According to Amazon latest revision is 2008 @ £5.20. some reviewers have stated they have 2010 & 2020 version ??.

R Johns; if its of help ... scan of a chart ME tapping sizes

me tapping.jpg


24/06/2020 11:58:35

Hi R Johns, I was apprenticed fitter/turner back in the 60's.Have you got a Zeus book, it has all the necessary tapping info plus other handy info in it. IIRC it was priced at 2/6d.


Thread: Digital angle gauges
22/06/2020 10:39:04

I have a clone too a 'GemRed' of Sino origin of course, it serves me well with good battery longevity, I replaced the batteries back in Jan this year & it is still going strong. I made a set of angle gauges earlier this year using trigonometry & used mine to validate my calculations,glad to say I was within acceptable limits... 0.1*

home made angle plate 45 deg (4).jpg

homemade angle pl;ates 70.20 (1).jpg


Thread: Constantly Having To Log In To The Website
22/06/2020 10:16:11

Same probs on my laptop; only happens with this site, not on any other site / forum. What is it with MTM ?


Thread: Odd Screw on Boxford Tailstock
21/06/2020 20:42:22
Posted by Howard Lewis on 21/06/2020 18:42:58:

A K A "Senior Moments", or lapses of concentration.

Now, where did I put that 6" rule?


What's a 6" rule... I have a calibrated tea stirring tool, It's 19 mm wide x 155 mm long with imperial & metric markings to tell you the height of liquid in your cup... dont know

Thread: Posting PDF documents
19/06/2020 11:49:43

IIRC this website will only post jpeg pics; any pics I have posted I have had to convert / save as jpeg before I can place in my album.


Thread: Jacobs morse taper chuck.
19/06/2020 11:46:24

I have used the wedges to remove a chuck from my bench drill when changing from keyed to keyless chuck, they are awkward to get started but not difficult, I used a large 'G' clamp to push them together, they work efficiently, having checked on ArcEuro it seems that they no longer supply them, mores the pity as they were cheap enough, a couple of quid iirc, usual disclaimer applies.


Thread: Pesky Government Announcement!
18/06/2020 12:49:12

I have to admit to having an old cd player / radio in the garage / mancave but it is set on FM for my local radio station. this is usually set on the local presenters programmes at a regular time every day & volume is set loud enough to provide background music. I can also claim to have selective hearing ( ssh; don't tell SWMBO wink ) so when I have my eyes & hands on the lathe / milling machine my brain goes into radio silence so I can only predominantly see & hear what the machines are doing. So apart from catching the main news items every hr on the hr it suits me fine.. nerd wink.

Thread: Milling power feed
14/06/2020 23:14:23

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Thread: Hermes Parcels
09/06/2020 23:06:14

My experience of Hermes... angry 2 angry 2 angry 2 !!, trouble is you cant tell the seller which courier to use.


Thread: Warco wm250 - wiring issue
08/06/2020 19:18:03



Edited By mechman48 on 08/06/2020 19:18:48

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