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Member postings for J Hancock

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Thread: Recommended paint for a FLB redwood external door?
21/03/2019 07:48:17

For 'varnish', only one choice , Le Tonkinois.

Thread: Dore Westbury Mill
16/03/2019 18:16:32

That is a lot to ask for a DW and I have one !

Just make sure it is capable of doing the kind of work you expect at that price.

Not for nothing are commercial milling machines made to a different design to the DW.

Thread: Aluminium Firebox
15/03/2019 07:43:10

Any system made of dis-similar metals and containing an electrolyte ( 'water' is, essentially ,a battery.

It will deconstruct itself fairly quickly without intense care and attention .

Think 1960's cars , engine components, bodywork.

Thread: Firehole ring
12/03/2019 13:52:35

Are you sure that is copper and not a copper alloy ?

Thread: Myford Lathe on Ebay
10/03/2019 17:38:25

Less ebay/paypal fees , not much at all left for the seller.

Would have been more advantageous to advertise here !

Thread: Just Done Something Stupid!!
05/03/2019 18:24:31

The risk to be evaluated is how successful will the two reheats be ?

Is there any possibility of introducing steam, from another source , into the tube via a ''banjo' at the backhead ?

Thread: Can opener - the holy grail in engineering?
04/03/2019 08:47:44

Ultra-thin discs in an angle-grinder do it, every time.

Thread: My wife thinks I'm loosing it
24/02/2019 08:02:53

You might consider timing your visit to coincide with the steam specials stopping at Appleby in Westmorland

station or crossing the Ribblehead viaduct on the way to or returning from Scotland.

Thread: First loco
18/02/2019 07:41:35

No criticism but you have not chosen an 'easy' starter there !

If the frames are 0.056", that is how wide the slot needs to be.

And so on, throughout the build, it is close to watchmaking at that scale.

Thread: New coffee maker - disgusting taste!
14/02/2019 09:48:03

That was a ' blast from the past' Perko7, real humour.

Did tea ever taste better than when standing on the start platform of a big Sulzer, sweat dripping off your nose, 80degF + coming down the vents, served in a mug , with as many tins of condensed milk as you wanted ?

Thread: Single to 3 phase invertor and smart meters
10/02/2019 15:05:40

Thank you John Haine, I will go with that, £0.54 /annum/ consumer

Multiply that by a few million consumers , yep , I could live on that !

10/02/2019 11:20:27

As I see it, the Smart Meter you see, is separate from the main meter, which is powered by the energy provider.

It ( the SM) must have a power supply from somewhere, is it from the provider or consumer side of the main meter ?

If the latter, 'you' are paying for it.

Or can you physically switch it off ( disconnect , not standby )?

10/02/2019 09:32:09

Question on Smart Meters.

Has anyone been given a cost, by the suppliers, on how much they cost to run £'s/annum ?

They are supplied with energy from the consumers side of the meter I presume ?

Thread: Drilling Small holes in Gunmetal
01/02/2019 08:53:25

Whatever else, make sure the chuck is holding the drill dead centre, no 'wobble'.

Thread: Skyhooks - an overhead solution
29/01/2019 08:48:01

Nice idea.......but , ' King Harold' and ''Hastings' , keeps saying something to me........

Thread: Guidance on selling my late fathers machinery
28/01/2019 19:33:02

You are situated in prime buying position, as said, sell privately, on this ME site at a price you are happy with.

You have to do something awfully bad to those machines for them not to be worth lots of money !

Thread: Yet more confusion!
13/01/2019 17:15:49

From the old axiom that, ' move anything and the centre of gravity of the world changes' , I do wonder if the

spin axis has moved by the loss of the Aral Sea,Three Gorges project and many more big civil jobs in

the last two centuries. Coreolis effect and all that.

Thread: Ally Pally Exhibition advance tickets
03/01/2019 17:13:33

This item needs to be read , 'top of the pile' for while !

Thread: Model engineers - enlisted in war efforts?
02/01/2019 19:47:58

I think you have to remember that ,at that time, we were well set up for manufacturing just about anything

anyone could 'conceptualise' as a war-winning item.

Thread: National Grid
27/12/2018 16:38:12

As in Bazyle's premise , this 'energy' subject quickly becomes an insatiable monster, where 'free energy' in the form of electricity promotes even more release of ' fossile fue'l energy on leisure activities, ad infinitum.

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