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Member postings for J Hancock

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Thread: This looks an interesting small milling machine
16/02/2020 19:24:48

It is a Dore Westbury.

Thread: Did i make the right choice buying an old banger Myford lathe.
14/02/2020 09:24:08

How folks can live without one, I do not know.

Thread: New computer possibly required
31/01/2020 16:22:25

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
27/01/2020 10:06:55

Ref Ady1 , I would have loved to have seen a 'debate' between someone like LBSC and Jim Ewins over

valve gear design !

Thread: Dementia
20/01/2020 17:17:45

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 ?
16/01/2020 17:26:29

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
15/01/2020 16:05:05

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
14/01/2020 17:11:03

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
09/01/2020 08:28:36

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
09/01/2020 08:15:16

I thought I was getting out of bed again.

Thread: Watch servicing
07/01/2020 11:18:55

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.

06/01/2020 11:56:34

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 ?

05/01/2020 20:41:36

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...
16/12/2019 19:57:10

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?
24/11/2019 12:41:02

Yes but...........that is the benefit from a forum like this which has some very informed people on it.

Thread: Star to Delta
15/11/2019 11:15:21

I refer you back to a post on 8/11/19, Star to Delta.

It is all explained there.

Thread: Inverters and stop switches
07/11/2019 08:50:50

A 'proper switch' definitely, placed somewhere that your last uninjured limb can reach, quickly.

Thread: What to do with a stationary engine
27/10/2019 06:40:39

Fantastic, love to see that at Cadwell.

Thread: Boiler making problem.
22/10/2019 12:53:50

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
21/10/2019 18:45:51

The only difference I'm told, was that 'engineers work to 0.001", carpenters ' hetta be ' exact.

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