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Thread: Workshop Break in
30/12/2013 18:52:04

The police did say they need a very good description form any defects like missing bolts , cap or hex cracks and scratches ser No and quirky things . when they do a raid on someone's house you stand a better chance of getting it back as there data base searches for the info you have given them

I has a 3 page statement just for the compressor

ty Kevin

I'm sorry to say this but don't get your hopes up.

I had several pieces of equipment and machines stolen. I gave the police the serial numbers, and actual photos of the stolen items they were also etched & marked with the ultra violet pens in hard to get/see places and they still didn't turn up.

in my opinion best thing you can do is make it as difficult as possible for them to get and have some visible deterrant but not too much (you don't want to place an advert)

also you can put a stout bar/scaffold pole about 2' away from the door & 6'' up from the floor painted black so as to be unseen by intruders in the dark (if they trip and fall over this onto machinery they may well injure themselves and leave some form of DNA ie blood)



Thread: Adept No.2 Shaper
30/12/2013 16:04:21

hello Dave

no its not the one but thanks anyway

here are some pics

one thing I did notice is as well as a good clean it will need its gibbs adjusting does anybody know how to do the cross slide ones without having to strip half of the machine down!





29/12/2013 13:13:28

hello MichaelG.

yes it is motorised, I've only had it running to see if it works thats about it, the motor its self is from a washing machine i presume as it has a hoover on the plate, it stands on a home made trolly

​It's going to be awhile before I get round to using it as I'm new to this model engineering lark and i'm only just getting to grips with my lathe. Just started to machine my 1st engine (stuart 10v) a bit of head scratching going on but it's a learning curve.

If i get chance later i will take some pics and try and post them



27/12/2013 22:16:29

well done

i hope you will keep us informed as to how you go on with it

there was a serial in me or mew recently but i just haven't had time to read & digest it

i too have an adept no 2 powered shaper but i haven't had chance to "have a play" with it yet

i have also come to the conclusion that i got a bit of a bargain when i bought it , as i understand they are quite rare ,and mines in fantastic condition. infact i did a lot of uming & arhing before i bought it. glad i did now



Thread: Increasing Costs
30/10/2013 20:25:10

I never go to b&q they always have been rip off merchants

homebase are even more expensive

it allways pays to shop around

Thread: Adjusting the ML7 spindle bearings (New bronze version)
26/10/2013 17:33:28

I too am in a similar position to you

I've even considered ringing the ex myford setup boys. but personally I think the best way to learn is by doing it yourself. alas i'm still struggling but getting there slowly (I hope)

The main thing for me is belt tension, If too tight & it pulls the test bar out of true. Too slack and the belts slip

even under very little load. My machine is old and well worn though might even be me expecting too much of the old girl.

hopefully there may be some informative replys

Thread: Paint removal
01/09/2013 13:32:16

I used some spray on mr muscel cleaner and sealed it in a airtight plastic box

had to do it twice but they came up a treat


Thread: mystery castings
01/09/2013 13:29:17

thanks Ady1

It would be nice to know how you did it

I was head scratching for ages and still couldn't do it



31/08/2013 22:12:56

Hello all

can anyone identify the aluminium castings i have posted in my folder

I aquired these in a box with a stuart beam engine and ive no idea what they are

(sorry in advance for not posting pics here as i don't / can't seem to do it hopefully someone will let me know how to)

many thanks in advance


Thread: Another silver solder question
09/08/2013 22:18:32

Hi Keith

thankyou for the link

it has made very intresting reading now added to my favorites


Posted by CuP Alloys 1 on 09/08/2013 15:04:57:

Hi Bill,

Use "hot rodding" as a means of adding extra flux to a joint already fluxed.

Home made flux coated rods are not recommended for the model engineer because

  • the amount of flux is limited,
  • the flux is not as active as a "factory made fluxed rod, and
  • it invariably pushes the engineer to using a heating technique more akin to welding.
  • Result lack of penetration onto the joint.

Heat the joint and let the silver solder get its heat from the joint - not the torch.

Use the thinnest rod practicable

More advice on


PS Thanks Matt for your comments

Thread: glass engine
15/07/2013 22:11:43

found this on you tube while having a browse
Thread: Bender mount Question
15/07/2013 21:21:47

mount the machine on some heavy duty L shaped brackets then bolt the brackets to the bench or the wall

Thread: governor resorces
29/05/2013 23:39:54

thanks guys but ive allready seen those sites as you can see theres very little infomation

phil its not the engine at markham grange by any chance?

ive just visited there today! and same as you taken a few pics well worth visiting.

if you are intrested they have a nice example at the nmes


29/05/2013 22:23:51

Hi guys

does anybody know of any online resorces regarding governors

especially "lumbs governors (made at persiverance works in elland)"

ive had a trawl through but there seems to be very little online

Thread: Help Needed Please
23/05/2013 21:04:09

hi dave

look in your messages

Thread: Harrogate show
08/05/2013 22:44:25

does anybody know if you can pay at the door as I'm not sure if I can make it

I've had a look on the web site but it says nothing about paying on the door

thanks in advance


Thread: LED Work lights for milling machine
05/03/2013 22:58:19

hi john

looks to me like you bought the wrong ones they look like t-lights to me

have a look at the start of this thread sombodys put a link on

i got 6 and i have'nt wired them up yet but i have got my sunglasses out ready

Thread: spiders
07/01/2013 21:37:32

Hi all, Is it me or does everybody suffer an abundance of spiders and there pesky webs in there workshops? reason I ask this as I've just painted the walls and floor in my workshop over the xmas period and I seemed to spend more time sweeping and vacuming the walls than actually painting. Apart from conkers (which don't work in the house) can anyone come up with some idea which would discouage them

Thread: Antique Machinery Engravings
29/12/2012 21:40:49

thats fantastic, ive just put it in my favoritessmiley

Thread: Rusted, Busted and Worn Out
24/09/2012 18:55:00


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