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Member postings for Nathan Sharpe

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Thread: Timing Belts
06/10/2016 19:51:40

Hi Bruce, try looking at power tool parts lists (Dewalt/Elu/Makita etc) lot's of them use urethane toothed belts for power transmission on planers/sanders/thicknessers. My cheapo belt sander, my Dewalt thicknesser and several other tools use easily available belts. Nathan.

Thread: Sweating Plastic
24/09/2016 18:34:31

Well I finally got round to contacting Tesco who , as expected , were more interested in proof of purchase than anything else . When I mentioned that I was worried that the "leachate" could be toxic/carcinogenic they started to listen. Their "service engineers" answer was that it was the fire retardant in the plastic casing sweating out and that I should just wipe it off and forget it . I have told them to escalate the incident to an "over 12 months assessment" and to get me the safety data on the "fire retardant" . I'm not going to let it drop and will go via Trading Standards if required to find out what is going on . No hard plastic should degrade to this extent in 5 years in a domestic situation. Nathan.

11/09/2016 11:52:32

No sweaty plastic explosive or kids!

11/09/2016 11:50:15

Michael W, It contains nothing and is "just" the rear cover for the TV.

Geoff, Nothing exuding from any of the circuit boards in fact there is no sign of any staining or liquid anywhere apart from this cover .

It's not food or drink of any type, could the plastic be breaking down? Nathan.

11/09/2016 11:15:31

Do any of you have experience of plastics exuding liquid? I moved the TV yesterday to do some work on the wall behind it and found my hands were wet with a brown sticky liquid a bit like spilt Coke. Thinking is was Coke I removed the rear casing from the TV and washed it with water/bathroom cleaner, rinsed it and left it to dry overnight. This morning I found the "Coke" stains had returned and it was sweating from what appear to be blisters in the material, both inside and outside surfaces are affected. I suspect that Tesco will not want to know now that the set is 5/6 years old. Could it be dangerous/toxic ?


Thread: Adobe/Photoshop/CS2
05/09/2016 20:29:32

Thanks for your interest John . I am finding it more than capable of doing what I ask from it . The job for swmbo was just a batch of notelets personalised for each recipient ( family who made our trip great ) after the second visit to a family she only discovered last year after many years searching through paper relics and eventually a "final attempt" trip. So, only a job of minor importance ! The last contact ( in what was East Germany) was is 1958 and the search was based on a photograph showing a young family member born in 1940 .

Thanks to all for your help/suggestions.


04/09/2016 21:46:54

Thanks to you all for your input. The problem no longer exists, I uninstalled CS2 and started to use a free version of PSP 6 which has just been upgraded to PSP 9 FOC ! Not quite as good as CS2/Photoshop but easily good enough for my use. Don't ask where I got PSP 6 from because I just cannot remember, I just launched it and got the "enter your product key" page which it populated without me doing anything,it then restarted as PSP 9 full install ! This happened after looking at buying the software and during a Win 10 update in the background. Now I'm wondering what would happen if I look at my bank account during a Win 10 update!


03/09/2016 23:29:51

Hi Francis and thanks for the reply. I have the full version of CS2 etc which I downloaded from a legal source by following a link posted here. My problem is remembering where the license key was obtained (legally) , it all used to work until I transferred it to my archive drive and then removed it from my main hard drive !

I may have to buy a newer version.


03/09/2016 22:53:46

Can someone point me at the posting on here giving a link for the Free version of the above? I saved mine to an archive drive and cannot remember how I got hold of a license key or how I activated it. As you'll gather from the above I don't use it very often but I need it now to help swmbo !


Edit to correct spelling mistake.

Edited By Nathan Sharpe on 03/09/2016 22:54:59

Thread: chain sharpenening. jig
02/09/2016 20:00:41

Tell him to get down to Lidl tomorrow, I bought one this morning for £19.99. It's a rebadged Grizzly and may last a few years.


Thread: What Did You Do Today (2016)
31/08/2016 22:02:41

Posted by Roderick Jenkins on 30/08/2016 22:04:28:

Posted by Muzzer on 30/08/2016 20:18:52:
...Gone are the days when a rectum analyser would cost more than your house....

There has to be joke in there somewhere but I just can't seem to bottom it out...

Roderick,,you just haven't anal ised it yet !

Spent today as the previous few days, removing the top 2mtrs of growth from leylandii by hand at 10/11mtrs height. We should have thought for longer 40 years ago before planting them but the Goldcrests and Long Tailed Tits love them. Many trailer loads of foliage to the council yard and some mediocre fire wood for us later this winter. I ache ! Dr Beam is on standby after I've showered.smiley


Thread: Inverter Tripping RCD
09/04/2016 23:39:04


Class B is best described as SLOW rise (Amps) fast trip, Class C as FAST rise slow trip. So Class C can allow for the initial start current on single phase motors which is generally high but safe. Class C is usually called/remembered as Motor Rated and Class B as Domestic rated. Nathan.

Thread: Does anyone use the 'My Friends' feature of this forum?
08/03/2016 23:26:35
Posted by John Stevenson on 08/03/2016 22:58:58:

I've got one friend.....................

More than I used to have!

Because of the surname interest (my very late Mothers) I've logged in and checked who is/was online every time, and have today remained logged in and refreshed my connection frequently but, he does not appear nor does he have a public profile.

He could be an older family member or not.I don't know her family as they disowned her. I suppose I could also be paranoid about who is looking for me and what info they could gain from public forums. Thankfully they can gain the knowledge that I don't do facebook or the like and have never been anything other than me ( quiet,arrogant,self effacing,loudmouthed etc) and these are just the terms in which SWMBO describes me on a daily basis!

I suppose he'll get in touch sometime, won't you Cliff Sweeting?


08/03/2016 20:27:20

Very strange, had a friend request on here 06/03/16 . I replied asking where he was and why the request but the message remains unread . The surname was of interest to me which was what surprised me . IF he reads this perhaps he should open his inbox.

No one has asked to be my friend since I was a five year old !


Thread: What Did You Do Today (2016)
06/02/2016 20:55:21


Welcome to the club ! Take it easy for a few weeks and avoid lifting . I will agree with your sign off statement , as I recall I felt the same and still do.


Thread: Power rating on switches. AC v. DC
20/05/2015 00:09:49

John, have you looked at the switches that are incorporated in the battery terminal? They are also available on ebay at the same ratings.


19/05/2015 22:37:20

Why not use a proper battery isolator switch ? Plenty on ebay rated at 200 amps for about £6.00.


Thread: What did you do today (2015)
24/03/2015 23:45:27

Clive /oompa lumpa,

I,ll back up Grahams opinion of the Hogan, on my Webley Raider 10 (pre 2006) at 11.7ft/lbs all I can hear is the hammer spring! I doubt the rats hear anything before.

I'm also playing with K baffles just for fun and in the past have used the "hair curler" with scotchbrite type material to good effect.


Thread: Woodwork Router Advice
06/03/2015 23:24:56


Template and bush for hinges IF you have a lot to do, otherwise mark up and cut by hand .

For mouldings in situ use a bearing guided bit.

For accurate repetition use a router table.

I use various cheap routers handheld for in situ work like cutting purfling grooves in acoustic guitars (bosch pof, power devil and B+Q) but a Triton 3.5 hp ( I think) in the router table combined with an Incra Jig for repetition work.

Look on Youtube for instruction.


Thread: An electrostatic mystery ...
06/03/2015 23:06:59

black silk and white silk sheets

At least you're not suggesting fifty shades of grey..

How would you see the spark if you're wearing the blindfold?


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