Here is a list of all the postings J Hancock has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: This looks an interesting small milling machine|
It is a Dore Westbury.
|Thread: Did i make the right choice buying an old banger Myford lathe.|
How folks can live without one, I do not know.
|Thread: New computer possibly required|
My Satellite Pro £350 (2006) packed up in 2017. Bought similar 2nd hand one off ebay £60 from some
outfit near Gatwick , absolutely perfect.
|Thread: Why does everyone disagree with you|
Ref Ady1 , I would have loved to have seen a 'debate' between someone like LBSC and Jim Ewins over
valve gear design !
After reading all the gory details of tanks hit by AP rounds in ' Taming the Panzers', reading this has
really cheered me up.
|Thread: Does solder seep into copper plate ?|
Why not create the conditions you describe on a similar piece of scrap copper plate.
Then silver solder your test piece to it.
You will soon see what happens if there is too much soft solder left around !
|Thread: Silver Soldering Brass|
Just thought but you may get a better idea of how hot your item is by doing the job 'in the dark'.
ALL of it needs to be at least a dull red , NOT bright red , that is too much, before touching the silver solder to the work,
Practice will soon improve your success rate.
|Thread: Bending brass|
The very fact that it has failed like that says quite a lot of 'vibration' stress occurs at that point.
Looks like a spider crack is running towards the centre boss too.
|Thread: Looking to pay for someone to finish an engine|
The 'value' of any finished model is very dependent on whether or not the boiler has passed a proper inspection and hydraulic test.
With that done, you can assess just how much you wish to spend on completing the model.
|Thread: Have a look at this, view from the chuck|
I thought I was getting out of bed again.
|Thread: Watch servicing|
Worth a visit if anyone passes by is the 'watch/clock making ' workshop in the Lier Tower (South-east of Antwerp)
Belgium. All one man's work ! No batteries used.
Which 'kind of ' moves the original question on, to what is it that we want of a watch ?
Like a Moore and Wright micrometer to measure things accurately, or a Lidl version which can double up as a G-Cramp now and then ?
Very definitely, a case of 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' , servicing a good working watch is not going to make it better.
|Thread: A reminder to take care with aerosols...|
The joys of LPG, where I used to work, the potential worst case scenario had a fireball of 1mile in diameter.
Hence the 'joke' that we needed to evacuate to at least three fields away , in our case, Huddersfield.
|Thread: Anyone know what is the protective plastic film on brass sheet made of?|
Yes but...........that is the benefit from a forum like this which has some very informed people on it.
|Thread: Star to Delta|
I refer you back to a post on 8/11/19, Star to Delta.
It is all explained there.
|Thread: Inverters and stop switches|
A 'proper switch' definitely, placed somewhere that your last uninjured limb can reach, quickly.
|Thread: What to do with a stationary engine|
Fantastic, love to see that at Cadwell.
|Thread: Boiler making problem.|
I am no relative but if you are building a locomotive boiler, IMO there is only one book , by Alec Farmer (try abe).
|Thread: Not really an engineer from NW England|
The only difference I'm told, was that 'engineers work to 0.001", carpenters ' hetta be ' exact.
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