Here is a list of all the postings Alan Vos has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
Local anaesthetic only for me.
The only thing I would criticise the surgeon for is his choice of music. One piece was a requiem.
|Thread: Electronics for the Cognoscenti|
There are reports of poor quality counterfeit versions of the main book.
|Thread: My wife broke the internet|
Did enybody ever actually manage to exceed the REN limit and experience an adverse effect ? From what I recall, the stated limit was 4. The daftness was that no device was allowed to state less than 1, even if, as mentioned above, it was seperately powered and put very little load on the line.
Hopefully you will be given the option of whether you want the implant suitable for reading, long vision, or something in-between. I opted for long vision. Stereo vision was restored as soon as I took the dressing off.
|Thread: Buying first lathe|
There again, it could be a good sign. Some people include a reference colour sample for the same reason others include a ruler.
|Thread: Can summer car tyres be used in winter?|
A few years ago, when the original Hankook tyres on a car wore out, following an icy winter, I replaced them with Michelin CrossClimate. My thinking being that as those are certified for winter use, they ought to cope better with the worst British weather. I never found out. It failed to snow the next two winters. Then I sold the car. They did behave very well through standing water. The tendency to pull to one side was greatly reduced.
|Thread: Arduino /C++ Questions...|
Something I found. The URL to the code does still work.
All theory to me. I don't have an Arduino.
I would be considering an arbitrary precision integer maths library.
|Thread: Look what I Found|
Rawlplastic, and slivers of wood, have an advantage over plastic plugs when the hole is in slightly the wrong place. Enlarge the hole and insert the packing offset so that the 'hole' is where you want it.
The star drills that started this are also great for starting holes in glazed ceramic tiles. Tap away gently until you are through the glaze. You can tap at angle to steer the hole. Then get out the power tools.
|Thread: Aircraft General Discussion|
I knew it was proposed to make syy writing legal again in the UK (since 1960). Now with added computer control.
|Thread: Arc Euro Trade - Quality?|
I am a happy repeat customer of Arc. The only dud was a set of thread gauges. The smallest pitches were all poor.
So I bought another set elsewhere. Exactly the same. Conclusion, there was factory somewhere in China in need of new tooling. In practice, the gauges have always been good enough for what I actually need.
|Thread: SX2P Mill - Birds Nest?|
On mine, the key for the R8 taper fell out, to the outside of the spindle. This led to worrying noises. Try taking off the cover around the bottom of spindle and see what you find. Those are parts 100 and 102 here: **LINK**.
|Thread: How to store boiled linseed oil so that you can re-open the bottle at a later date|
I have a bottle of boiled linseed oil. It is a typical DIY store thin clear plastic bottle, with a safety cap. After the first use, this is, being polite, somewhat difficult to open.
I am thinking I should decant into a more sturdy bottle, Then remember to wipe the cap and the neck of the bottle before closing.
Does anybody have any tips to prevent the bottle cap becoming glued on by polymerised oil ?
|Thread: Internet crash|
I am the IT department for my employer, I have spent most of the week scurrying around to arrange working-from-home for people who were not expecting to need it. There are some hardware shortages. Internet bandwidth is not proving to be a problem. To paraphrase the Openreach representative interviewed on Radio 4 a few days ago, leisure time use of Netfiix etc is what creates the heavy load, home working is easy to handle.
Instead of the usual 5 or so VPN clients, today I had aounrd 30.. No performance issues reported. The 100Mbps internet connection remained mostly close to idle, just the usual brief peaks when somebody or something moves a large lump of data.
Earlier in the week there were signs of stress on business services such as Microsoft Teams. These will not affect domestic internet connections.
|Thread: Cylinder bore measuring|
Ok, I'll take the bait. This is 4 point. All the new bore gauges I see on sale are 3 point. Does anybody know enough about measuing holes to compare and contrast. I note CCCP on the paperwork.
I like being able to measure things far more closely than I need, but even budget brand bore gauges are !!! expensive.
|Thread: Temporary oil conundrum|
For a few days you could probably use lard. Or be seasonal and upgrade to goose fat.
|Thread: Stevensons original collet blocks & Arc Euro 6" grinder|
The set I ordered arrived as a collection of individual square blue plastic boxes. A discount for bulk-buying. No special packaging.
Those plastic boxes are now packed open-ended on a square grid in a wooden box that originally contained cutlery.
|Thread: Rotary Table|
I tried using a hex key to rotate the 0-360deg ring. It worked, just. I could only move the ring a small distance by hand. I was able to get it the whole way round by wedging the hex key on a clamp bolt (no clamp) and using the handwheel for some mechanical advantage.
If anybody knows a way to get some lubrication in there without talking the table apart, please advise. Other than this ring, it works very nicely out of the box. I am reluctant to risk disturbing that.
Thanks. I had not considered using the grub screw as a lever. I will persevere.
I have the 4 inch version. That 0-360deg ring looks like it might move, but I have never managed to shift it. Is there a trick? Maybe the 4 inch does not have this.
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