Here is a list of all the postings Sean Cullen has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Watch servicing|
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|
Someone with the necessary power needs to check the For Sale and for Documents put on today.
|Thread: Hi from Portsmouth|
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|
Many thanks Brian, that's the beast. I even bought a new hacksaw today so now I have something to test it on 😊
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|
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?|
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 😊😊
Thanks for the replies. Bill, that should get me going, but will contact you if I get stuck as I am a relative newcomer.
Thanks George, that would be great
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?|
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|
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|
It depends on what June is doing at the time.....
I will get my coat
|Thread: Hi from Cornwall|
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|
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
|Thread: Fairground Gallopers|
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 ? ☺
Certainly did Brian. That's what I get for replying from the Kindle and not the laptop, auto corrupted again 😉
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|
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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