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Thread: Depthing and Bushing
06/07/2022 06:48:12

Just downloaded this [free to read on ‘Kindle Unlimited’]

**LINK**

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B098126469

Nicely illustrated with clear sketches

MichaelG.

Thread: Textbook
06/07/2022 05:56:26
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 05/07/2022 23:39:32:

..

Edit: __ don’t know when it was first published

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Looks like the first edition was 1969 … So I’m reasonably confident

**LINK**

https://www.worldcat.org/title/flame-and-combustion/oclc/33859574

MichaelG.

05/07/2022 23:39:32

Wild guess angel

**LINK**

https://www.betterworldbooks.com/product/detail/9780751401998?shipto=GB&curcode=GBP

MichaelG.

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Edit: __ don’t know when it was first published

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 05/07/2022 23:41:08

Thread: Time anomoly
04/07/2022 21:40:33

Perhaps that’s why they corrected the firmware

MichaelG.

Thread: Hardness tester
04/07/2022 21:16:17

Thanks, Clive yes

… I’ve just had a look through the Wikipedia page, and found this encouraging note:

”The 'Camera input' functionality allows users to take a photograph of a document, signboard, etc. Google Translate recognises the text from the image using optical character recognition (OCR) technology and gives the translation. Camera input is not available for all languages.”

Must have a play sometime

MichaelG.

Thread: Avoiding jitter when turning brass
04/07/2022 18:44:45

**LINK**

https://www.tiranti.co.uk/Products/white-metal--tin-alloys

… and, Yes

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 04/07/2022 18:45:30

Thread: Hardness tester
04/07/2022 18:35:24
Posted by Clive Brown 1 on 04/07/2022 17:08:28:

Google Translate should do the job for PC or Android devices.

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Please pardon my ignorance, Clive

Does that work from images … or would you need to transcribe the German text ?

MichaelG.

04/07/2022 16:21:38

Do you have an iOS device, John ?

If so … I would recommend getting this App :

**LINK**

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/photo-translator-translate/id1359014928

It is quite astonishingly useful

MichaelG.

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Edit:__ Here’s a quick OCR and auto-translate from your photograph

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Edited By Michael Gilligan on 04/07/2022 16:32:17

Thread: Simple Quiz... Missing Weight
04/07/2022 08:46:21

Yes it makes sense, Chris

… Tedious to do in practice, but quite logical.

MichaelG.

Thread: Anyone an expert in kitchen knives
04/07/2022 06:03:18
Posted by Dave Halford on 03/07/2022 15:09:59:
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 02/07/2022 22:35:31:

I believe, with a blade so thin, it would be called a ‘Ham Knife’

MichaelG.

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**LINK**

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 02/07/2022 22:40:41

Doesn't a ham knife have the dimples along the blade ??

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Some do, some don’t

MichaelG.

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Edit: __ Quoting verbatim from the page that I linked:

”The best ham knife is the one that effortlessly cuts through the ham without any meat sticking onto the blade. It can be quite frustrating to have to keep peeling off slices of ham from the knife every time you cut through the meat. One way to avoid this is to use a knife with a pitted blade

Traditionally, ham knives had smooth blades, but now you have the option of smooth or pitted blades.“

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 04/07/2022 06:14:06

Thread: Single point Whitworth Threads
04/07/2022 05:55:26
Posted by Georgineer on 03/07/2022 21:58:52:

Though I am reluctant to exhume a thread which died eight years ago, I feel it's important to correct some incorrect information within it to avoid misleading future readers of this thread

The original diagram comes from the website of the American firm Gage Crib Worldwide and […]

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Well done, George yes … I previously had no idea where that sketch originated.

I hope you don’t mind, but I am adding a link to the relevant page: **LINK**

https://www.ring-plug-thread-gages.com/ti-bs-Full-Form-vs-Truncated-Modified.htm

MichaelG.

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Despite his not referencing B.S. 84-1940 (Amendment No. 3, August 1945). I think ‘Wayne’ makes a pretty fair job of describing the truncation … if the source had been referenced in the opening post, this discussion might have been simpler.

Thread: Unusual Vice
03/07/2022 22:36:10

Thanks, Clive yes

I suppose it makes sense for them to be quite substantial but, oddly enough, I was thinking of something that would fit in the palm of my hand.

MichaelG.

03/07/2022 21:31:32
Posted by Thor 🇳🇴 on 03/07/2022 12:26:02:

Sorry David,

The wrong video appeared, don't know what happened, I hope I have more success with this:

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Wow … that thing is much bigger than I expected

… or has he got tiny little hands ?

MichaelG.

Thread: Dart Reverser nut
03/07/2022 10:42:28
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 03/07/2022 09:59:17:

Turning the studs from solid has advantages:

[…]

I'd follow the drawing in this example. Unusually, it looks like delivering the better result for less trouble.

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I agree completely, Dave yes

… I just assumed that Steve was asking because [perhaps] he already had the smaller material to hand.

MichaelG.

03/07/2022 08:46:35

Should be fine then

MichaelG.

03/07/2022 08:09:41

If you insert pins … what material would you use ?

Presumably the integral gunmetal ‘pins’ provide some sort of bearing.

MichaelG.

Thread: Issues with connecting a VGA cable to a computer monitor
03/07/2022 07:55:40

The first answer here: **LINK**

https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/344627/why-do-some-computer-power-cables-not-have-ferrite-beads-what-type-is-usually-u

… is quite succinct.

MichaelG.

Thread: Anyone an expert in kitchen knives
02/07/2022 22:35:31

I believe, with a blade so thin, it would be called a ‘Ham Knife’

MichaelG.

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https://www.houseofknives.uk/blogs/news/what-you-should-know-about-ham-knives

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 02/07/2022 22:40:41

Thread: Issues with connecting a VGA cable to a computer monitor
02/07/2022 22:24:51
Posted by Greensands on 02/07/2022 21:19:26:

Can someone please explain the significance of the integral filter unit found incorporated in some vga cables used for connecting a PC to a display monitor? […]

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This chap does a pretty good job of it: **LINK** https://youtu.be/LuMlM8zWQFk

… Shame some of his solutions are so hideous though surprise

 

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 02/07/2022 22:29:15

Thread: Used Myford S7 makes 8k at auction!
02/07/2022 09:02:38

Well, I sincerely hope the buyer is happy

That said … there does seem to be rather more ‘after-market’ kit there than I would have expected at that price.

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 02/07/2022 09:03:10

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