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Member postings for Tim Chambers

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

Thread: Toolholders & Inserts
14/11/2018 14:18:14

Here you go,I bought these this summer and have been very pleased with them.


Thread: Evenings all
11/11/2018 10:53:30

Hello John, Taunton you say, thats just ten miles from here.

There is a pretty active local club if you are interested

I'm not a member at the mo due to other commitments.

Edited By Tim Chambers on 11/11/2018 10:54:10

Thread: Deburing holes
18/10/2018 20:08:07

When I was an apprentice at Westlands in the 70's (I did'nt finish the course so I'm not an engineer sad) standard practice for deburring holes was a couple of quick twists with a larger drill bit hand held. On the lathe we used a triangular scraper made from a file. The scraper end was used for internal edges and the file part was for the outside.

Thread: Micro drilling
18/10/2018 00:15:25

This is an alternative way;


Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
21/09/2018 22:20:18

During the testing of the Mosquito prototype DH experimented with "saxophone" exhaust pipes that gave the aeroplane an extra 8 mph but they added a lot of extra complication so they were not used in production aircraft.

I remember an article in Pilot magazine about a pilot who owned a company making performance exhaust systems for cars and motorcycles. He realised he could improve the performance of light aircraft engines with a carefully designed exhaust system (quieter too).But if you fit a different exhaust to a Lycoming, its no longer a Lycoming, it becomes an experimental engine in the USA.

21/06/2018 21:19:02

I heard an Atlas approaching while I was out in the workshop today,noisiest bloody thing in the sky I reckon,even the Merlins flying over the farm are'nt that loud. Any way I popped outside to watch it and was suprised to see the moisture in the air above the wings was condensing over the trailing edge.Thats on an aircraft cruising along at a guess about 5000 ft.

Thread: Chinese Electric Cars
23/08/2017 10:33:44

I suspect that they will bring in road charges based on ANPR cameras to collect tax revenue in future.

I can't see why they don't incorporate RFID into the charging socket to automatically charge for the charge iyswim.

21/08/2017 12:18:00
An interesting take on EV's.
09/07/2017 01:02:04
Posted by Howard Lewis on 08/07/2017 20:40:39:

An Electric car is not viable: Firstly, the problem is range.

Thread: The right tool for the job
30/04/2017 23:46:57

Buy HSS tools and a cheap bench grinder like this one

Edited By Tim Chambers on 30/04/2017 23:48:32

Edited By Tim Chambers on 30/04/2017 23:49:16

Thread: Need milling tools/cutters
13/01/2017 19:54:05

You could try these, I've got some and they seem pretty decent.


Thread: Is it possible to make a hot bulb Diesel engine from a petrol lawn mower engine?
13/01/2017 02:28:49

Has nobody on here heard of Find Hansen?

Thread: Last Night's Astro Image
04/12/2016 19:43:03


Thread: My first attempt at a crankcase
13/06/2016 21:30:52

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I'm beginning to think that this might actually work.

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Edited By Tim Chambers on 13/06/2016 21:31:42

08/06/2016 13:13:25

Erm, ahh, I suppose you could call it a Chambers mk1 laugh.

08/06/2016 12:18:31

I'm having a go at making a small two stroke glow plug engine, what could possibly go wrong!?laugh


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Edited By Tim Chambers on 08/06/2016 12:22:41

Thread: What Did You Do Today (2016)
05/06/2016 07:42:26
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 04/06/2016 19:12:32:

Had to evict a workshop visitor... yep, at least 1 1/2" long!

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Found one of those in my bed last night!

Thread: Mercury Transit
11/05/2016 22:44:40

I was hoping to have a look but the weather was socked in all day.frown

Thread: Flying Scotsman's schedule to be kept secret
10/05/2016 17:14:07
You mean like this:
Thread: Has anybody built the flame eater "Nick"?
23/03/2016 16:36:22

"As piston/ cylinder fit are absolutely critical with vacuum / flame lickers."

Well that must make me an absolutely jammy sod then, because my scratch built flame licker runs like a treat and I cannot say that it is built with any great precision.

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