Here is a list of all the postings Bandersnatch has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Lathe controls position|
I located the Electronic Halfnut that I built for the AutoArtisans ELS down at the tail;stock end. Seemed more natural there.
(OTOH the remote controller box for the Motor VFD is at the headstock end - albeit farher over than the spindle - it seemed more natural there).
|Thread: Telescopic bore gauges|
Might be better if you change the link to one that goes to Arc ..... rather than Ikea
|Thread: How to get that high end paint finish|
I've found that the paint flattens and brush-strokes level out over a period of some weeks and what you might have considered a bit ho-hum initially looks much better.
|Thread: Black Holes|
This was the best explanation I saw.
|Thread: Changing Broadband|
This is exactly why I never let anyone dip directly into my bank account or credit card. What do I get out of it? Convenience (they tell me) - insignificantly perhaps. What do they get out of it .......?
|Thread: Just desserts|
.... presumably the raison d'etre for the Tea Room in the first place.
Unfortunately a few people seem to interpret this as anything goes, anywhere in the forums.
|Thread: model engineers workshop|
Philip, if those questions are not rhetorical, you're asking the wrong person. I didn't create the original situation, I was just explaining it as I understand it.
That said, I don't think people are unhappy about any imagined loss of download option (they never had that in the first place). They are unhappy with the loss of print option in the online viewer because they lose the print-to-pdf route.
The digital issues were never billed as "downloadable". They were for viewing on line using the Flash viewer - which did allow printing, individually, of the odd page or two ..... the fact that some used that facility to print the whole shebang to pdf notwithstanding.
|Thread: Looking to purchase a new 4 jaw chuck|
It very likely is. Don't forget that when actually holding something in the chuck, the jaws may (will) extend out past the chuck body and it is that which will limit the maximum size of chuck you can use rather than the chuck diameter per-se. (Or, conversely, the maximum size of part you can hold in the chuck.)
|Thread: Will we be able to see Asteroid 2019 EA2 when it passes earth on March 22nd.|
Martin, I would guess that what matters is angular speed relative to the observer ..... and If my ageing brain were up to it I could probably estimate it from the numbers you give. As it is, I think I'd need to leave that to someone else.
Edited By Bandersnatch on 16/03/2019 17:32:40
|Thread: Windows Update (Again)|
Without stating the Windows version, it doesn't really mean much, Adam.
Are you saying that you received an email with a button to press to update Windows? If so, it certainly wasn't from Microsoft - they don't serve updates that way.
Moreover, the litany of problems that you experienced suggest that what you receive was malware. Microsoft updates do, occasionally cause the odd problem on some systems but not to the extent that you are describing.
Edited By Bandersnatch on 16/03/2019 15:05:49
|Thread: Is a hand chamfer worthwhile?|
It's the offset (cranked) geometry that does it for me on the Noga style hole deburrers. Perhaps because I have reduced feel/grip in my dominant hand due to nerve and circulation damage and I can rotate the whole hand rather than "twiddling" the tool with my fingers.
I too use the Noga tools. I have a couple of internal versions and an external. Wouldn't be without them. To my mind they're cheap enough (and good enough) that I wouldn't bother with kludged-up substitutes.
|Thread: Myford Lathe on Ebay|
That's true - eBay listings are Dutch Auctions - but if *everyone* does it that way, as far as I can see the bidding would rapidly run through each person's bids, cancelling each other until the maximum overall bidder (not necessarily max bid) was reached. (Which I think happens at lower bidding levels). Which tells everyone what they have to beat - at that point.
Maybe I'm talking out of my hat, Brian because I never do it that way on eBay.
Edited By Bandersnatch on 11/03/2019 23:59:02
I used a sniping program this last weekend - for something not relevant here. Set it up 6 days prior, when I first saw the listing; decided what my personal, reasonable maximum was; then walked away. I was quite surprised to find out late Saturday that I'd won since I'd more-or less forgotten about it and had, in any case expected it to go for significantly more than my bid. Other examples most certainly have.
Yes, I was trying it on .... and it worked. My feeling is that, if I had made the same bid "in good time" so to speak, someone would have taken the opportunity to beat it at the price.
Still got the "battle of the snipers" to go.
.... oh, I see its ended. What you get for living out of time zone
Edited By Bandersnatch on 10/03/2019 16:24:36
|Thread: Laptop batteries|
~ £20 up on amazon.co.uk fwiw.
|Thread: Myford Lathe on Ebay|
I was told - years ago - by someone who sold a great deal on eBay (old cameras etc) that, one reason why some (including him) listed things at way below their real value (with no reserve), was that it got a lot of people interested and bidding. Almost inevitably there would be a "bidding war" on some level as people got carried away, driving the price up often beyond what he privately valued it at.
Listing for the higher price initially usually meant that few people actually bid and the final price would be little above the listing price (or reserve) if , in fact, there were any bids
|Thread: Precision division plates|
Or doing it directly using a digital readout (which most seem to have these days) on the mill. If the drilling is carefully done that should be pretty accurate in its own right. Might take a little longer but it's not going to be a short job anyway.
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