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Member postings for Roger Williams 2

Here is a list of all the postings Roger Williams 2 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: 'Maybe'of interest to some. (pic heavy)
06/04/2016 17:43:16

Excellent pictures !.

04/04/2016 23:40:05

Hello all, my daughter has met him twice at the TT, and said what a lovely bloke he is to talk to.

Thread: Another BBC4 series
29/03/2016 12:37:08

James May, yawn.......

Thread: Couple of things at Lidl
26/03/2016 09:51:34

I bought a cheap digital caliper from Lidls about 2 years ago, still working on the same battery !. The food seems a lot better than it used to be as well.

Thread: C4 Guy Martin - Wall of Death
26/03/2016 09:44:20

Michael, same view here. Glad he's not in the TT this year, he'll only end up hurting himself or worse. Brilliant bloke.

Thread: BBC 2 at 7pm
26/03/2016 09:39:31

Finest aviator in Britain's history, that should read world's history. Interviewing heartless sadistic lunatics like Himmler, Goring, Grese, etc, never troubled him much either. Amazing bloke.

Thread: Free Elliott 14m,16m Handbook.
13/03/2016 16:24:38

Hello all, the handbook has thankfully got a new home !.

13/03/2016 13:58:15

Hello all, was about to bin this shaper handbook but then thought perhaps it may be of use to someone. A bit tatty. First one to PM me with their address, can have it.

Edited By Roger Williams 2 on 13/03/2016 13:59:01

Thread: Quick Change tool post advice
11/03/2016 13:39:55

Iain, if your lathe has a leadscrew, why don't you motorise it a with small motor (wiper motor), controller, DC power feed etc at the RH end of the bed ?. I converted an ML7 with the same kit having got the idea off the net. Worked a treat. Just a thought. Have a look on Utube.

Thread: What Did You Do Today (2016)
28/02/2016 19:56:39

Bob, lovely bike there !. Brings back memories, I bought a new blue one from Premier Motorcycles in Birmingham in 1965. Wish I still had it. indecision

Thread: Daft question (maybe)
08/02/2016 13:03:01

Hello, pgk pgk mentioned Hardinge for a lathe for model engineering !. In my opinion, because I own a HLVH, and as superb as they are, would be hopeless for making models on, for a number of reasons. The tailstock is too heavy to keep pushing up and down the bed, the saddle is too wide, meaning work up near the chuck , awkward. Worse, with the standard 2 speed motor set up, the lowest RPM is 125,, which is too high for certain jobs. Just my 2 cents worth !.

Thread: Black Ice
19/01/2016 10:40:39

Hello Nigel, any chance of some pictures of your engine and some information on it. Sounds an interesting project. Cheers.

Thread: Toolmaker builds his own flood defences
30/12/2015 13:12:42

Douglas, + 1. Climate has been changing for millions of years, nothing we can do about it but put up up with it. Much of North Africa was green 1000 odd years ago, trees , vegitation, rivers and lakes etc,then the wind changed, and everything dried up. Then the morons in government say we must do something about climate change, like what ?.

Thread: Trouble with Rotary Phase Converter
29/12/2015 20:37:21

Speedy and John, thanks for the advice.

John, I might need to pick your brains if I get stuck ! Many thanks all.

29/12/2015 15:31:59

Hello Kwil, yes, thats the odd one out. Whether that brown ring is normal or faulty, Ive no idea !. Its certainly different to the rest.

29/12/2015 13:45:38

Hello all, using the lathe yesterday running off the RPC, when a funny noise came from the converter, best described as a muffled fart (sorry). Lathe still running OK, but thought I'd better have a look inside it. Slight burning smell, with one of the capacitors different to the rest. Its a Boost Energy made converter, bought second hand and probably seen a lot of use.

29122015184.jpgQuestions, does it look like the capacitor is toast, and is this common with the age of the unit ?. Also, would some other fault have caused this to happen, or will I get away with a new capacitor if it is indeed u/s ?.Thanks in anticipation, and a happy and healthy new year to all.

Thread: Steady rest - metal or roller bearings ?
09/12/2015 13:37:24

Emgee, your right, that's what I should have said !. Perhaps DSG thought the same by not fitting the steady with roller bearings.

08/12/2015 18:20:55

Capnahab, looks very much like a DSG steady you have there !. I've heard it said that roller bearing ones are more susceptible to chip ingress than your type.

Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
06/12/2015 09:50:48

Thaiguzzi, very nice job you've done there !.

Thread: What is the most useful workshop tool that you have made?
18/11/2015 20:22:35

Sort of a workshop tool !!. Definitely the most useful thing Ive ever made, a folding beam woodsplitter, or one of em. I must have split many tons with the one at the back. Only about 7 ton splitting pressure, but gets through most things.

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