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Thread: Tiny brushes
23/08/2011 21:10:19
Thanks Sam,
the plan is to first use a drill bit by hand then spray some 'Tool Cleaner' in the hole, blow this out with air then a final sweep with the brushes. Shafts out of course. The 'Tool Cleaner works well but there always seems to be something left.
I never would have thought to go to the chemist for engineering tools.
22/08/2011 22:11:48
Hi Sam
Absolutely brilliant Sam.I am doing a 'wheels up' rebuild on a Douglas 10" Shaper at the moment and these will be perfect to clean out the oil holes.
Wondered how I was going to do that
Problem solved.
Thread: deleting old thread
19/08/2011 22:48:15
Hi David,
I appreciate you understanding and I am in full agreeance with what you say.
Many thanks.
19/08/2011 20:40:29
Hi David Southwell,
Recently on the digital TV thread I made a rather pointed statement. I apologise if this statement has caused you or any other 'posters' any consternation. In my opinion David Clark responded in an appalling way which i have explained in a private message to him.
I hope there isn't any fallout over this for you. That was not my intention either
Thread: digital tv switchover
18/08/2011 22:40:23
Apologies to all.
David deletes and I get the blame..
You have singled me out beautifully on this one considering I was only making a point and not demanding the thread be erased!
As I said before David, "well moderated"
You have to love a 'knee jerk' reaction
I don't mind taking the fall on this one...someone has to.
18/08/2011 20:33:53
Oh I get it, we can talk about this crap which has nothing to do with model engineering but we can't talk about 'Gulliver' on this site, to the point where it was suggested that 'Gulliver was told to go somewhere else.
Well moderated David!!
Smells like Hypocracy to me.
Thread: Subscription Loyalty Reward?
05/08/2011 14:16:00
Hi David,
I apologise if you thought I was having a go at you in my previous post, I assure you I wasn't.
I will now though.
Last time I looked, Australia was surrounded by water and hence for anyone who wished to visit would have to at least travel over-seas. And still no free gift to us 'overseas' in Australia.
I am confident I had my 'facts right' apart from what clearly has been a rash statement on my behalf which seems to have forced you to assume I meant everywhere overseas. I already know that the US and Canada get the freebies because it was only recently on another thread you told me so.
No smiley face!!
04/08/2011 20:29:14
If you lived overseas Paul, there is no free subscription gift...problem solved.
Sorry david but this is becoming an old chestnut for me
Thread: Overseas distribution
22/07/2011 23:19:29
after all that I hope the answer to your initial question is satisfactory, "Just takes time". Pffft great answer David and I noticed you got a shot in about subscribing too. (insert smiley face here). I still have trouble with those!
Keep up the good work David and please don't forget us.
22/07/2011 10:48:29
Hi David,
Excellent news. If talking to the office doesn't work try yelling at them. That might not work either but it makes you feel better.
Don't forget about us as it is quite disheartening knowing we are paying the same money to you and not getting all the benefits the others get.
As they say"All or not at all"
Kindest regards,
21/07/2011 21:52:36
and again
Why David (Clark), is the free gift not available to overseas subscribers.
Just wonderin'
20/07/2011 20:55:53
Hi Graeme,
I subscribe and I am from Australia. Like you I found it odd that it took 2 months to arrive.
Don't be fooled with the free gift that is regularly offered in the constant emails to subscribe as it is only for the UK subscribers.
Even though I have asked why the free gift is only for UK subscribers I have as yet not received an answer.( I will keep asking until I do)
Subscribing is the way to go, (and a bit cheaper with the exchange rate) with a lot of good stuff included.
I also receive the hard copy after about a week or so.
Thread: Rust and how to remove it.
16/07/2011 20:54:00
Try a mix of Molasses and water ( half and half) in a plastic bucket with a lid.
Environmentally friendly and the rust still hasn't come back after 15 years
Thread: How to clean a bandsaw
15/07/2011 22:37:03
Hi John,
I have just done the same as you after endless hours with a hacksaw. I managed to pick up a secondhand bandsaw that needed a little TLC and promptly undid every nut and bolt I could find. The previous owner kept breaking blades so gave up on it and left it sitting behind his metal polishing buff for the next 20 odd years. Upon strip down I located the reason for this and repaired/modified the offending component. I went to 'Big W' and bought an environmentally friendly degreaser to clean the parts with. Suffice it to say, after several goes with this I reverted to the Aussie way and used Kero and a pressure washer (outside the workshop). I hope you enjoy, as I do, watching the saw do all the work.
The blade on mine is a 14 tooth Bi-Metal no name brand and I have a spray bottle with the appropriate mix of cutting oil for coolant.
I am also running the slowest speed possible and all is going well.
ps I began in the morning and was cutting steel that night too
pps I will try and upload some photos of the project
Thread: Subscriptions access and free gifts
09/07/2011 21:26:56
At least you qualify for a gift. I am still getting emails to subscribe and receive the free gift but on reading further it tells me the gift is for UK subscribers only
Why is that???
Thread: John Stevensí skeleton clock
08/07/2011 08:53:53
This is all a bit bizarre.
Sam, I am very confident that the address is one and the same as when I was a lot younger Chris was picked up from his house for a school excursion or maybe we were going on a school camp (it was a long time ago). Chris and I were in the same class in high school.
John, I can remember the Tudor style house but not your name although the Seymour name definitley rings a bell
Chris lost his leg in a horseriding accident around about 1975 if that helps.
I moved from the Yarra Valley in about 1988 and now live in Ballarat Victoria or perhaps I have moved to bizarro world...who knows
Once again I apologise for not using this thread for your clock Sam but this is all a bit incredible
ps My last name is Thorn
07/07/2011 21:01:22
Incredibly John, the Parslow name brings back yellingbo memories for me too. Chris Parslow was a good friend of mine. My formative years were in Hoddles Creek.
Apologies for this not having anything to do with clocks.
Thread: Making this site easier to user suggestion
30/06/2011 20:30:17
Like you I right click and 'open in new tab' and agree it is painful not having each tab with its own title but if you look to the left of the very first tab there is a drop down box. You can use this drop down box to go to any tab you want even though each tab is labelled 'Model Engineer' except the 'Home of Model engineer and Model Engineers Workshop' tab. At the very left of the drop down box is another box with four squares in it. If you click on that it brings up a graphic of whats under each tab.
It may help until an individual heading for each tab can be sorted.
Also you can change the setting to bring up the latest post first in 'My Account'. Only thing is it doesn't work when you 'Open in new tab'

Edited By blister on 30/06/2011 20:57:38

Thread: Oil or Grease?
28/06/2011 22:47:59
Many thanks gentlemen for the response(s)
I think I know what you are referring to and it is rather odd what we normally call sellotape. It does though conjure up a vision that you just need to get rid of.
Clearly it is time to get my eyes tested. You are right, it is Kopr- kote
I will see (after I get my eyes checked of course) if the Molyslip Liquid Grease is available locally.
Bloody obvious really when you think about it.
thanks again
28/06/2011 21:05:41
Does anyone know if 'Copaslip' is the same as 'Kopa-Kote' in Australia
I use Kopa-Kote on everything I assemble including high temperature and in harsh environments.
Just wonderin'
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