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Member postings for Thor 🇳🇴

Here is a list of all the postings Thor 🇳🇴 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Internet/Organisation
24/06/2022 09:50:27

Hi John,

You are far more organised than me, I let Firefox take care of passwords, if there are several different users you can create a primary password. It is a good idea to make a backup of the Profile folder.


Thread: Antivirus and VPN
24/06/2022 07:25:33

I too use Microsoft Defender for antiviurs protection on my Windows 10 computer and has never had any problems.


Thread: Toyo ML-1 bearings
22/06/2022 07:09:02

Hi Neville,

Do you have a manual for the lathe? If not, check, they have an instruction book that may help you.


Thread: Is there an alloy that looks like copper but isnít?
19/06/2022 07:22:51

Hi Simon,

Bob is right, Beryllium should not be inhaled as it can cause serious lung condition and may also be carcinogenic. Beryllium copper is strong, can be hardened and is non sparking so can be used to make tools for use in explisve environments.


Thread: Edge finder lubrication
18/06/2022 08:41:06

Hi David,

I haven't experienced the oil on my edge finder turning into gunk (may be I use it more often than you?). I use a light (ISO 32) hydraulic oil on mine.


Thread: Blacking aluminium
16/06/2022 16:25:30

There is "aluminium black" available, I don't know how good it is but wouldn't anodising be better if blue is OK?


Thread: Cheap Tom Senior Rotary Table
14/06/2022 17:29:30

The rotary table certainly looks much better now, well done.


Thread: Silver Solder Storage
13/06/2022 05:52:22

Good idea, I don't store my silver solder that way as they comes in boxes like this:



Thread: Files,hacksaws etc
12/06/2022 14:15:43

Hi Andy,

I use my Dremel as well as files or a hacksaw, depends on what I want to do. A surface grinder is on my wish list but so far I have to make without one.


Thread: Recommended vice for Warco WM14
12/06/2022 07:11:04

Both Warco and Arc has 80mm milling vices, that you may suit your needs. You can remove the swivel base if needed.


09/06/2022 07:26:05

I too get the same error as Jason when trying to upload a photo to my Album.


Thread: Building the Stent Tool and Cutter Grinder
09/06/2022 07:08:49

Hi Stephen,

There is some info on the Gadgetbuilder site that you may find helpful.


Thread: Good morning
07/06/2022 13:05:17

Hi Michael,

Welcome to the forum.


Thread: Finally able to get good finish on mild steel
03/06/2022 12:56:06

Carbide inserts wants enough Depth Of Cut to cut well. A small nose radius on the insert is best when DOC is shallow and generally also give better chip breaking. More about choosing inserts for the job at hand here, (yes, intended for industrial use).


Thread: facing mill insert - what radius ?
31/05/2022 06:44:25

My experience is the same as yours, that inserts intended for aluminium work well for finishing cuts on mild steel, I use 0.4mm tip radius inserts most of the time. A sharper insert should give a lighter load on your FB2. Sandvik has some guidelines here, they are for industrial machines.


Edited By Thor 🇳🇴 on 31/05/2022 06:46:51

Thread: Paintwork
30/05/2022 09:10:46

Hi Geoff,

I too struggle getting a good finish. Years ago when my eyesight was better I used both a rattle can and air brush, now I have trouble, so I often use a paintbrush. My best option is to ask a younger friend to the job.


Thread: Nut Making
29/05/2022 07:50:09
Posted by not done it yet on 29/05/2022 07:37:39:
Posted by Thor 🇳🇴 on 29/05/2022 07:29:52:

HSE not quite what I'm used too.

That is why indian and chinese offerings are a lot cheaper the made in Britain.🙂

Also why the quality is more variable, too?


29/05/2022 07:29:52

HSE not quite what I'm used too.

Thread: Emco Compact 5 - complete newbie
28/05/2022 16:31:09

Hi Brett,

 Welcome to the forum. I have a PDF of the manual if you are interested.


Edited By Thor 🇳🇴 on 28/05/2022 16:50:11

Thread: What are the best quality needle files?
27/05/2022 05:32:16

I too have found Vallorbe the best quality needle files. The oldest one I have is several decades old and still cut well.


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