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Member postings for Sean Cullen

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Thread: Watch servicing
06/01/2020 08:26:08

There is a horology degree course at Birmingham University where they learn actual physical skills. My nephew is in the second year where he has to service a wide variety of watches having chosen to study watches rather than clocks. Seeing a ladies watch reduced to its component parts I know my eyesight would not be good enough. In the third year they have to make replacement parts themselves.

Thread: For sale ad
08/12/2019 12:20:47

Someone with the necessary power needs to check the For Sale and for Documents put on today.


Thread: Hi from Portsmouth
30/09/2019 15:18:44

Greetings Charles, I am over the hill, living in Widley. I have been a volunteer at Hollycombe for a very long time and since retirement to at least one day a week so I don't spend all my time in the shed on my own.


Thread: Adjusting DRO scale
26/09/2019 16:46:58

Many thanks Brian, that's the beast. I even bought a new hacksaw today so now I have something to test it on 😊


26/09/2019 15:18:23

Having been given a set of DROs for my milling machine I find 2 are slightly too long. I didn't fancy having them overhanging, is it ok to cut them down to the correct length? They are the ones with remote readout from Arc.


Thread: A Very Nice Freebie
10/06/2019 17:47:49

Far better than throwing them in the skip. I was given something the other day, a glass surface plate dated 1944. In a fitted wooden box. Looked on tinternet and it said glass surface plates were made during the war to save using metal.

Thread: What is this?
09/06/2019 12:06:54

I've no idea if the piston rod is guided by the extension on the cover! It may have been the "chucking boss" on the casting that I decided to machine in that way.


You were obviously being creative John.

I now have the plans so bad better start sorting out what I have, interrupted by the annual trip to Le Mans from Wednesday 😊😊


08/06/2019 20:35:17
Posted by 34046 on 08/06/2019 19:39:25:

John, that is an interesting version - never seen one with the extension on the top cover before .

Looks good.


I wondered about that. I don't have the end covers so will have to turn from bar. Does the piston for fit up there? A photo of the other side would help if you can


08/06/2019 10:49:30

Thanks for the replies. Bill, that should get me going, but will contact you if I get stuck as I am a relative newcomer.

07/06/2019 21:54:22
Posted by George Jervis on 07/06/2019 21:50:12:

Hi Sean,

I was given one identical to that one with all the parts for it, I haven't got around to making it yet. I have some plans for it I'll try and find them out for you


Thanks George, that would be great


07/06/2019 21:40:57

I have been given this in a box of assorted bits from a friend, can anyone identify it please? I know it is an oscillating engine and this is all I have of it. Would anyone have a drawing so I can complete it? Would make a good little project I think


Thread: Mini-Lathe setup for an absolute beginner?
21/05/2019 16:36:58

If you want to keep the domestic authority happy, maybe have a pair of slippers/maccasins/crocs/shoes which you only wear in the workroom and take them off as you exit to save walking swarf through the flat

Thread: National Trust and Gift Aid
17/02/2019 08:09:16

At Hollycombe we used to charge the extra for gift aid, but have found it far more effective to go the free return admission for a,year. More people with up for that and and returning visitors increase income in the cafe and shop.

Thread: Neil's Irrelevant Press Release Thread
08/02/2019 09:48:44

How about starting a movement based on this list called 'Stop it June'.


It depends on what June is doing at the time.....

I will get my coat

Thread: Hi from Cornwall
07/02/2019 12:20:56

There is a model engineering club in St Teath, they exhibit at the Exeter garden railway show in October. They have a web site, but I cannot copy and paste the address here in my kindle.


Thread: ARC's Adventures in China 2019
21/01/2019 15:25:40

Fascinating, thanks for posting that. I am still trying to work out why, once the video had finished the suggested next one was a Dick Emery milkman sketch indecision

Thread: Fairground Gallopers
03/01/2019 22:23:09

There is 1 Walker centre engine, 1 Rodman centre engine with organ engine and 2 Savage centre engine with organ and at Hollycombe. Who remembers Top Trumps ? ☺

03/01/2019 13:47:42

Certainly did Brian. That's what I get for replying from the Kindle and not the laptop, auto corrupted again 😉

03/01/2019 11:36:12

To begin, gallopers is a British name for roundabouts which revolve clockwise with horses which go up and down as it turbs. Carousel revolve anti-clockwise and are American or European.

You might like to check Doug Foreman Engineering website as he sells plans for fairground rides in various scales.

If you are within reach of Liphook in Hampshire I could arrange to let you examine the set at Hollycombe where I have been a volunteer for a very long time and drive the gallopers.

I look forward to following your progress


Thread: Workshop headphones
02/01/2019 17:42:17

I have a pair of radio ear defenders which I use at car racing, especially Le Mans, for the commentary. work well and let enough of the car noise through to not feel totally isolated. I have a bluetooth speaker in the workshop which has a DAB radio and can take an SD card or USB stick so I can choose what I want to listen to. This afternoon it was Sandy Denny and the Incredible String Band

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