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Member postings for Nathan Sharpe

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Thread: My Faircut Lathe
18/08/2019 22:32:32

Andy, that's a nice looking machine. Have you looked on Tony's site for the photos of original set up ?

Steve, that looks repairable to me if you use modern/ trad methods. Clean the crack, drill for "pinch bolts", epoxy in the crack and wind it together. You would need to check for circularity on bore and make a new plain bearing but not scrap as it is. Nathan.

Thread: electric paint sprayers
11/08/2019 00:08:35

Manny, like JohnF I've had good/excellent results with quality electric spray systems. You need to look at HVLP units. I started with an Apollo 400 many years ago and now use a Fuji machine for every finish, including cellulose on cars and two pack with "disposable" sprayguns. Just find a cheap gun that fits your system if spraying two pack. Last job was an MGB GT in mid blue, no problems, no "spatter" no runs. Just take your time to learn before using in anger!! Avoid,at all costs, the solenoid operated guns like the " Burgess" and it's modern equivalents. N.

Thread: Another scam
07/08/2019 17:06:56

Yesterday I opened my email inbox to find three messages supposedly from The National Lottery. All related to tickets that I had not bought and for draws I do not play. All were for tickets from June draws. I was expected to sign in to my lottery account direct from the email . The scammers look to be taking the remaining cash from the accounts they access but I have no idea how . All three deleted. Nathan.

Edited By Nathan Sharpe on 07/08/2019 17:10:10

Thread: Using a brake cylinder
25/07/2019 00:04:56

Mike, I was thinking about a traction/steam cylinder. Much modification but is it possible? N

24/07/2019 23:15:18

Just a general question. Has anyone used or thought of using a vehicle brake cylinder in their modelling? Nathan.

Thread: Tyres for bandsaw
24/07/2019 12:25:11

Gary, if you're going to use the tape as I did you must make sure that the wheels are clean and abraded. I used two separate layers with the joints 180* apart on the wheels. Hope it works for you. Nathan.

24/07/2019 10:38:22

When I replaced the tyres on my 14" wood bandsaw I used self amalgamating tape as used by electricians. It's still on after 10 years. Others have used Plasticote and Plastidip, both available from online suppliers. Nathan.

Thread: T nut slot channel
08/05/2019 22:58:16

I suggest you go to the "8020inc" store on ebay to find your extrusion and then look closer to home. Nathan.

07/05/2019 23:52:08

It looks like the link provided by MichaelG is for end supported loads given that they show a deflection. In practice, Unistrut provides support for much greater weights, given that you fix to horizontal substrate (ceiling) or vertical substrate (wall), at the correct fixing spacing. In a concrete building (modern Hospital) , I'm happy for suspension of 200mm/8" heating main to be suspended from Unistrut at 1Mtr centre. In reply to postings as to the nut fixing, it is not a tee nut, it is a Cam nut which aligns two slots/grooves to the rail therefore applying both inward and downward pressure as the fixing screw is tightened. Nathan.

Thread: Harrison L5 "HELP Please"
15/04/2019 22:24:13

I should have said that it can take some time to correctly adjust but that is time well spent. That same adjustment is also giving you safe braking so take your time and do it several times if needed. I could copy and PM you the relevant pages if you wish? Mine was a pig to do the first time but now is easy. Nathan.

15/04/2019 22:18:22

Have you checked the clutch components? Do you have the manual? If so then follow the instructions to adjust your clutch, usually just cleaning components and retensioning the spring but occasionally you will need to remove one or more of the shim washers on the shaft. Harrison state that disassembly and cleaning should be carried out at six month intervals. If you don't have the manual then buy one from Tony at Lathes etc. Nathan.

Thread: Waterproof cabinet / box?
13/04/2019 19:25:25

How about a plastic coal bunker? Cheaper than the Adept cabinets and larger. My 500kg bunker is approx. 600 x 1200 x 1000mm, keeps the fuel dry so should keep your RC dry. N

Thread: Harrison L5 chuck datum
14/01/2019 22:09:04

Fizzy, I think that Tony (Lathes) stocks them or you could do as I did for my small (150mm) 4 jaw and buy s/hand catch plates. Remove the pin, face it and then machine to suit. Works for me and has done for 6 years now. Nathan.

Thread: Windows 10 again
01/12/2018 10:52:31

Thank you all for your efforts. Brian, I'll try those two surge protectors.,Danny, I think your suggestion is the only positive method if you know a storm is coming. SOD, I'm in the tropical bit of North Wales about 300 mtrs altitude and not more than a mile from the Zip World attraction. That unit from RS might not be too expensive when you consider the replacement costs for phones and PC. Hugh, thank you,I'll PM my details . Nathan

Thread: Tungsten Alloy
30/11/2018 21:25:46

Duncan, have you thought of Tungsten darts as your material source? Wrong shape but prices are low. With your skills you could find a workround? nathan.

Thread: Windows 10 again
30/11/2018 20:25:53

I should point out that by "satellite" I mean phones that are slaved to the base station. In no way I could afford or justify owning a satellite linked phone!! Nathan.

30/11/2018 20:21:28

Rik, they are plugged into a surge protected 4 way trailing socket. My feeling is that we're also getting it through the phone line. We've lost two phone base stations this year and are now running a mis- matched trio of phones. The satellite phones are always ok. Is that because they are not connected to the phone line or is it because they have less sensitive electronics? Nathan.

30/11/2018 19:34:38

Thanks' everyone. I'm considering a Dell 780/790 SFF from Morgan Computers. it comes pre loaded with W 10 64 bit and 4GB of memory. I'll upgrade to 16GB and fit a larger HDD, if I can find affordable PCI low profile graphics and sound cards they will also be fitted. Drivers for my printers are available so that's not a problem and I may just upgrade from CS2 which was a freebie anyway. Nathan.

Is there a way of protecting routers and cordless phones from nearby lightning strikes, apart from unplugging everything?

29/11/2018 23:08:34

I should have said that I'm working from a cheapo Viglen tablet via wifi. I hate it as a primary machine!! nathan

29/11/2018 23:06:31

Today we suffered a close hit during a very short thunderstorm. The router,my pc motherboard and the ethernet cable between the two, plus the PCI ethernet card suffered damage.It looks like my HDD and 2 external drives are ok. OS is Win 10 32 bit. The cheapest option seems to be to buy a refurb PC. Should I stick with 32 bit or move to 64 bit? The only progs I need are CS2 and Paint shop X9, both of which are legal. All of my MS progs should be O/K. Any advise would be welcomed. Nathan.

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