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Thread: Recent conversions of Warco WM18 to CNC?
03/04/2020 01:47:01
Posted by Ronald Morrison on 02/04/2020 23:05:57:
Posted by Bandersnatch on 28/03/2020 15:34:09:

OK, I'll ask the question ... how do people "machine the table". Second mill? Take it to a friend?

i've seen people mention using a mounted stone with their Dremel tool to enlarge the pocket on the table to hold the ball nut.

The heavymetalcnc instructions that Nick Hughes referred to above suggest that too .... but then point out that you need to machine (really machine) the saddle.

Thread: 3D printer recommendations
03/04/2020 01:36:47

Nice going, Tony! have you considered doing two at a time (if printing area permits) by positioning them so that the leg of one is positioned in the loop of the other?

Should take a bit longer than printing one but not as long as printing two separately.

(it might be possible to do more than two).

Edited By Bandersnatch on 03/04/2020 01:38:34

Thread: Machinery's Handbook
03/04/2020 01:31:02

I still have my 18th Ed from the 60's .... complete with large coffee stain.

The company I worked for had some top-brass visiting and we all had to (a) be at our desks and (b) completely clear the desk except for the piece of paper we were working on. To create the "right impression" (huh?).

So I did this, except that I had a cup of coffee as well. I opened the right filing drawer to check something. It wasn't there so I opened the left filing drawer as well.

And the desk tipped over spilling the coffee all over my 18th Ed.

02/04/2020 22:40:48
Posted by John Baron on 02/04/2020 20:42:31:

The download is also a dangerous PDF file. I feel sorry for Wins users.

What's your basis for that, John?

I downloaded it and scanned it here with AVG and Bitdefender .... negative.

I then had it scanned with multiple engines at VirusTotal .... negative.

Thread: Machinery's Handbook
02/04/2020 22:10:30
Posted by Chris Evans 6 on 02/04/2020 20:30:41:

My copy is from around 1912, has much changed since then ?

When I bought my 28th Ed. (Desktop) it came with a reprint of the of the 1914 First Ed (which I presume is what you have). It's interesting to browse.

Thread: Problem with LED lights
02/04/2020 22:06:58
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 02/04/2020 19:13:33:

All rather impressive.

Yes ... very. Bit expensive for normal workshop use ..... although someone who was heavily into an activity which needed it might go there. Or at least set it up in a corner somewhere.

Thanks for the links !

02/04/2020 18:36:50

Bob, I've come to the conclusion that people either love the daylight LED lights or hate 'em. My wife hates them with a vengeance and i didn't get along well with them.

It may also depend on actual lighting levels though. I had rather a lot of lighting in the form of fluorescent strip lights when I changed mine and that may have been too much when I switched to (daylight) LED tube replacements. Under those circumstances, the warmer LEDs might have worked better.

Possible it also depends on type of bulb (strip-lights or round bulb).

Thread: Machinery's Handbook
02/04/2020 18:29:35

Depending on your age/eyesight the large-print desk edition is well worth considering.

(Makes a great device for flattening documents on a copier too !)

Thread: Problem with LED lights
02/04/2020 17:15:51
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 02/04/2020 17:01:21:

The really fussy will want to search out LEDs with ‘High Colour Rendering Index’

Which might not be "over-fussy" at that, in a workshop setting (painting models etc).

Never seen or heard of them myself actually ... might be over-taxing on the pocket?

02/04/2020 16:55:26

My experience with "Daylight" LED's in place of fluorescents was poor too and hard on the eyes ... to the extent that I switched back to fluorescents for the main ceiling lighting. If I went LED again I'd definitely go for the "Warm Light" type.

Thread: Ebay screen
02/04/2020 01:19:34

Ha! Now I see the actual extent of the problem (thanks Michael !). There are whole parts that are displaced.

It looks fine on my Firefox (68.6.0esr) and I'm running ad-block and several other add-ons.

I'd still suggest you try Help > "Restart with Add-ons Disabled" as a first step to eliminate those as the problem.

(One slight caveat. I'm looking at that page from Canada and eBay tailors their pages slightly depending on viewer's location. Potentially that could be enough to affect the wraparound)

Edited By Bandersnatch on 02/04/2020 01:22:40

01/04/2020 18:34:36

Might be helpful if you could add a link to the page so that others could try.

31/03/2020 15:09:51

(Addressing the problem with eBay - not the one about posting pics here).

Are you using an ad-blocker?

Better yet, in Firefox, go to Help > "Restart with Add-ons Disabled" and see if that fixes the problem (with eBay).


Actually, I just looked at your pic, Peter. For the most part the page looks OK. It might just be an actual problem on the eBay Page. Have you tried changing your text size (CTRL-Scrollwheel)?

Edited By Bandersnatch on 31/03/2020 15:44:54

Thread: Which is the most popular
31/03/2020 15:03:44
Posted by Ian Parkin on 31/03/2020 11:29:18:

Whilst the full archive isn’t on Magzter i can see issues back to jan 2015

Can you save them / print them

Thread: New design of mains plug?
31/03/2020 01:45:25
Posted by ChrisH on 30/03/2020 23:58:32:

My question is, if we have to have a fuse in a plug in the UK, why are there no fuses in any plugs on French electrical equipment? (Or is this another one of the one rule for us and another for them and to hell with standardisation across the EU?)

As an outsider, my guess would be that to standardise across the EU would mean such expensive changes and upheaval to entrenched national systems that no nation would agree to it. So they agree to differ instead.

Just a guess though.

Thread: Inverter failure guidance
30/03/2020 15:22:07
Posted by Jeff Dayman on 28/03/2020 17:14:42:

Electrical contact cleaner spray will not damage anything and will remove dirt and oily muck as well as remove some light oxidation. It will not remove heavy caked on white / blue / green oxidation muck.


Just make sure it's quality stuff and not some cheap brand from who-knows-where which will dissolve plastic.

Ask me how I know.

Thread: Connectors for multiple LED lamps
29/03/2020 17:24:38

As an alternative suggestion Rod, have you considered setting up a switch panel and simply hard wiring to that .... eliminating all the connectors? Simple single-pole switches are all that's required (and perhaps a master switch to turn everything off at the end of the session).

I have a series of these above my lathe, mill and two benches, all wired with speaker wire to a central control switch-box and it works out very well for me.

Thread: On a lighter note - Are you an interior or an exterior type.
29/03/2020 00:34:33
Posted by Georgineer on 29/03/2020 00:15:25:

Anyway, I've been told that if you have a cat it is wise to hang the tail of the loo roll against the wall, as the cat can't so readily unspool it all.

Not to mention small kids (who strike it downwards not up).

Thread: Last Night's Astro Image
28/03/2020 15:36:57

Nice stuff Neil! "Amateur" astrophotography certainly has come a long way over the last few decades. Decent CCDs I guess (?)

Thread: Recent conversions of Warco WM18 to CNC?
28/03/2020 15:34:09

OK, I'll ask the question ... how do people "machine the table". Second mill? Take it to a friend?

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