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Thread: Surface/ Marking out plates
20/01/2021 19:52:12

Lapping plate; sometimes come in circular shape.

George.

Thread: Flash Removal Tool
20/01/2021 18:45:40

I have just tried my access to MEW digi subscriptions having renewed my 'paper & digital' subs. In MEW I can get back to # 278 Mar. 2019 & no further, going into 'Pocketmags' I can access Issue 213- Mar 2014. does this mean I have paid for digi' issues I can no longer have access to!.

George.

Thread: Stuart 10V Build Log - Complete Beginner...
16/01/2021 16:07:33

Superb finish, nice running at all psi's well done.

George.

Thread: Digital Height Gauge Recommendations?
16/01/2021 13:10:22

I have one of these, the 8" version. I used to have one made from a dial Vernier caliper but the rack had problems so I ended up getting the digital one.

**LINK**

George.

Thread: Back issues & Flash plugin
16/01/2021 12:04:32
Posted by JasonB on 15/01/2021 16:55:38:

Gene, you have to have a digital subscription and need to enter your 10digit subscriber number.

J

PS sorted out Georges formatting.

That's what I had to do, thanks for sorting formating.

Geo.

15/01/2021 16:40:17

Similar probs today...

Have found it; issue 251, the problem is that Adobe flash is not supported any longer & I cannot open digital issue to retrieve dwgs. This is a flaming nuisance! Is MTM going to address this point?. My renewal is due soon, am I to no linger to be able to access long time back digital issues, if so what is the point of renewing subscriptions if I can no longer refer to back issues. Can moderators look into this?. Does anyone have access to issue 251 & possibley down load article & forward via mail.

George.

Sorted, have to go through 'Pocket mags' web site, sign in to registered MEW a/c then can access digi back issues; convoluted way of going about it !

George.

Edited By JasonB on 15/01/2021 16:52:50

Edited By JasonB on 15/01/2021 16:54:15

Thread: Socket/thread sizes
15/01/2021 16:09:01

+1 for Elora & Gedore, have used these makes in my previous life as a 'clanky'. I can also vouch for 'Stahlwille' brand, I have literally bent one of their spanners using a little extra leverage without it breaking. Add 'Bahco' to that list.

George.

Thread: My compact workshop
15/01/2021 15:56:56

Welcome Roger, looks like you've got a 'compact' set up there. looking at some of the pics of models you've made I would say in the NVQ L3 parlance, you're more than 'Technically competent'.

George.

Thread: Wishbone Drill Sharpener
15/01/2021 15:28:33

Sorted, have to go through 'Pocket mags' web site, sign in to registered MEW a/c then can access digi back issues; convoluted way of going about it !

George.

15/01/2021 14:48:26

Have found it; issue 251, the problem is that Adobe flash is not supported any longer & I cannot open digital issue to retrieve dwgs. This is a flaming nuisance! Is MTM going to address this point?. My renewal is due soon, am I to no linger to be able to access long time back digital issues, if so what is the point of renewing subscriptions if I can no longer refer to back issues. Can moderators look into this?. Does anyone have access to issue 251 & possibley down load article & forward via mail.

George.

15/01/2021 13:49:41
Posted by Oldiron on 15/01/2021 13:32:35:

A description of the Wishbon 2 and some usage instructions Here

regards

Seen this; link to purchase doesn't 'open Link', have sent pm to originator for updated link.. I seem to recall a long while back there was an article in MEW on construction of this. with drawings.Will trawl through back index .

George.

15/01/2021 13:29:36

Phil P... 'My wishbone sharpener arrived at work today, and just out of curiosity I borrowed a vernier protractor to measure the frame angle.

Have looked on eBay for this sharpener but nothing like it appears apart from the 'Picador' 'Spiralax' type, can you provide a link for this 'Wishbone sharpener'

TIA
George

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2021
07/01/2021 18:56:25

Finished off my pair of Kant clamps; now need to find a project where I can use them..thinking

kant clamps (7).jpg

kant clamps (5).jpg

George.

Thread: Stuart No 10 drawing help
07/01/2021 13:12:59

If I read it correctly the only dimension you should concern yourself with is the over all height from the bottom of the feet to the top of the cylinder flange - 211/16. As it is a casting the bottom face between the legs can be dresseed & left as is. IIRC on my S10 I only dressed the bottom to remove the rough casting. Others may have differing comments.

George.

Thread: A finished project - at last!
05/01/2021 12:35:11

Superb work Tug; it's obvious the time & effort gone into it would take the 3 years, it puts my small engines leaving a lot to be desired. My trouble is I tend to be impatient with a 'must get it done' approach which tends to lead to mistakes, redo's, & oversights.

George.

Thread: WM16B Draw Bar
03/01/2021 14:17:41

...Incidentally I find that a 7/16" af hex.socket fits the square nicely, which speeds up tool changing by allowing the use of a ratchet.

Same here with my WM16; have used socket with a 1/4 drive ratchet, 6" long handle, no need to apply 'ooomph' with any potential to kinetic energy transformer, & only tighten with the lightest of 'nips'

George.

Thread: The Workshop Progress Thread 2020
31/12/2020 13:44:20
Posted by Ian McVickers on 30/12/2020 18:48:54:

Nice clamps. 1m looking at making a few of them myself soon for some welding aids instead of G clamps. I have the frames drawn on cad so far. Are those the papacad drawings?

Yes they are Papacad drawings.

George.

30/12/2020 16:01:16

Have put the beam engine on the back burner 'till the new year, just can't seem to get it right. have started on making up some Kant clamps to supplement my clamping tools...most of the bits are from the scrapbinium box apart from the side frames which were cnc cut, many thanks to member Geoff Adams down in Hampshire...

kant clamps (2).jpg

Decided to use brass hex instead of knurled MS... bit of blingy look..

kant clamps (3).jpg

kant clamps (4).jpg

Frame spacers to make, brass grippers to make..

George.

Thread: warco WM 12 or Amadeal XJ12-300
30/12/2020 13:36:50

Hi Jose; I can concur with Mike & Chris comments; I have the WM16, bought as a package along with a WM 250V-F from Harrogate exhibition back in 2012, both having served me admirably since. I would have gone for the WM18 but at the time the difference in price allowed me to 'tool up' to a certain degree.

You also have to factor in tooling, it can soon rack up the same cost as the mill by the time you buy a set of hold down clamps, machine vice, collet set ( certainly worth it ) slot & end mills, DRO's for X & Y axes ( certainly helps with ignoring backlash ), plus many other 'nice to have' items.

George.

Thread: Tool identification help please..
30/12/2020 12:33:46

Links won't open; all I get is.. ' about blank # blocked' I can usually open any sort of link.. but today??

George.

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