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Member postings for paul rayner

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Thread: No reply to personal messages
15/11/2021 22:14:02

Hi all

Only time I log in is when I want to make a post or offer my opinion/service in anyway, also when I need help or advice. (I'm probably what is termed as a lurker.)

I have found though, when I have made a post, or if someone messages me, the system does email me, so I do know to logon and reply.

merry christmas everyonesurprise



Thread: Gage block lapping?
27/05/2021 21:28:18

The Mitutoyo was interesting reading Michaelyes

Thread: Anyone intersted?
27/05/2021 20:23:55

How about the thompstone being serialized at the moment.

going to have a bash myself when I get the time. The last one Jason did (muncaster) was excellent enjoyed making that and learned lots of machining skills taboot.



Thread: Can one buy pliers with parallel jaws that lock like mol
26/05/2021 19:00:23
Posted by Anthony Knights on 26/05/2021 16:32:43:

Personally, I think this guy is a wind-up merchant who's extracting the urine. He has come up with objections for every sensible suggestion made by people on this forum. If he's that desperate and genuine about what he wants, he should design something himself. How about this?

mini vice.jpg

If he replies, there's bound to be something wrong with it.


Thread: A new 'take' on Finite Elements
01/04/2021 18:07:01
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 01/04/2021 17:29:41:

Looks like nobody’s much interested in the fact that they modelled the dynamic behaviour of nearly 20,000 individual rings.

Oh well sad


I am, Just been working for a change, (need to earn some pennies). So I have not been logged on for awhile

You always seem to come up with interesting stuff, keep it up. Off In my shed now



Thread: O ring design & installation video
19/03/2021 22:09:18
Came across this video on the tube makes interesting viewing.
Thread: Jacobs Chuck run out
15/02/2021 19:15:59

Hi Geoff are you sure it is the chuck?

I had the same problem, turned out to be the stub was out that I had pressed it on to.

If you have the tackle try measuring it on a surface plate in a v block with a piece of silver steel in the jaws.

if you measure the silver steel with the arbor on the block and rotate it. see what you get.

then take the arbor off, put the silver steel in the v block and indicate the inside of the abour bore.

I found mine was cock on. I then rotated my 2mt spindle in the v block up against a stop with an indicator on the stub, and it was bloody miles out.

so you could try that it may or may not be that.

thats my own personal experience. good luck , let us know how you get on



Thread: ME magazine late again
04/01/2021 13:59:38

mine arrived on Saturday

Thread: testing stepper a motor
02/01/2021 20:34:44

Hi all

thank you for your reply's.

I' did test it and it was ok. re installed it and the gear train would turn with fingers (it wouldn't before).

Turned on the power and it did it's thing like they do and there was a bit of a clunk!!!!

same error code came up so I guess it is the sensor.

anyway To remove it I will have to take 3/4 of the printer in bits (I'm not going to do that)

I've spent all day on it and you have to draw the line somewhere.

So it's going on ebay, with the spare cartridges I have, as they are £100 a pop new.

thanks for all your help



02/01/2021 16:06:52

Hi all

I have a poorly printer and according to the manual the fault is a stepper motor or a sensor.

How do you go about testing a stepper motor? In idiots terms would be appreciated as I've no idea how to go about it.

I do have a multimeter

Pics of motor below


It is from a HP laser printer and the part is (after a quick search) a bit thin on the ground in the UK, but there seems to be quite a lot about in the USA. Which could end up being quite expensive with the shipping.

Thanks in advance for all reply's



Thread: Delay to Issue 299
18/12/2020 12:52:36

Hurray, It's just dropped through letter box.

17/12/2020 12:34:05

Hi all

ME 4654 just dropped through the letter box, but still no sign of MEW 299.

are they supplied by the same shipping/printing company? seems a bit odd.



15/12/2020 22:38:44

I still have not received my 299 of MEW issue either,

I have only just received my copy 4653 of ME today!

I'm only in yorkshire not in the back of beyond.

should I get intouch?

Thread: edge finder speed
06/12/2020 14:54:13

just out of curiosity what speed do you run your edge finder at and why.

I run mine at either 600 or 1000 rpm, seems to flick off better at 1000 rpm, it's a vertex made unit, and my mill is a warco super major, so only 6 speeds,

Reason I ask is I have noticed on youtube there are some videos that appear to run them slower than this and others much much faster.

Interested in your thoughts I,m NOT an engineer by the way, just a man with a shed that likes to playsmiley


Thread: Good YouTube videos
22/11/2020 14:47:49

max grant

emmas spare room machine shop

steve summers

randy richards in the shop


david wilks

mr factotum



go create hobby machine shop

just a few for you to be going on withcool

Thread: Interesting video about skinner governor
07/08/2020 22:53:01
Interesting video on the skinner steam engine governor if anybody's interested.

Edited By paul rayner on 07/08/2020 22:55:00

Thread: stuart no 4 drawings
18/07/2020 07:03:35

Jason B

yes I know, but I didn't want to pay £14 + vat + postage just for the measurements for 3 components. I just thought somebody on here could help, If I have to then that's the route I may well have to go.



17/07/2020 19:58:11

Hi all

I bought an old battered stuart no 4 a while ago that needs a lot of tlc, as a bit of a learning project. has anybody got the old imperial drawings that i could borrow/purchase as I need the correct dimensions of the con rod, eccentric & strap.(these seriously need remaking)

I have the drawings for the no 9 which I'm lead to believe are essentially the same engine albeit horizontal, so I'm assuming the rest crank, cylinder etc will be the same. but I don't think the con rod & the eccentric strap would be.

thank you



Thread: Copper boiler plate flanging, or not?
09/07/2020 19:51:35

as is happens I've just been watching this guy building his boiler, fittings etc

doing a good job too (in my inexperienced opinion)




Thread: hardinge 5c collets
04/07/2020 11:43:53

I've spent a couple of hours in the shed this morning faffing about and I removed the key. There was a small burr where the key protrudes into the cavity? I removed this with emery cloth, and tried the offending collets again, same results as before. although with 4 of them with a little bit of wiggling & waggleing I managed to get them in far enough for the screw to engage and pull the collet in. So it seems Pete Rimmer is right and my draw tube is tight.

On reflection of this, I'm coming to the conclusion it's not worth my while to mess about altering the chuck as all my other collets are fine. And I don't think altering the offending collets to suit would be something I could do. I may as well just buy some more imperial ones from arc or wherever, just for the very rare occasion I may use them.

plus my back stop won't fit as it's a different thread

Unless somebodies got an Ideaidea they are always welcome

thank you for all the replys



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