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Member postings for Tim Chambers

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Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
17/08/2019 00:07:08

Just ordinary mild steel (EN1 ?) I doubt that I'll ever wear them out frown.

16/08/2019 22:19:29

I found an old can of Duckhams 20/50 in the garage. All I did was heat it up until it went dark and dunk it in the oil.

16/08/2019 17:05:18

Had a go at hot oil blacking.


I'm quite pleased with the result. 

Edited By Tim Chambers on 16/08/2019 17:09:15

Thread: My digital calipersseems to give varying readings
13/08/2019 00:45:18

Change the battery (Ok I know I should call it a cell).

13/08/2019 00:44:58

Change the battery (Ok I know I should call it a cell).

Thread: Safety Glasses
09/08/2019 17:21:51

I have a pair of Uvex varifocal safety specs from Vision Express "That'll be £450 please."disgust Still I wouldn't be without them, the main concern was looking up from the work to look across the workshop to find tools,etc.

Thread: Collet Chucks out of true
04/08/2019 20:52:45

At the risk of teaching granny to suck eggs, you did throughly clean the morse taper in the spindle first?

Its very easy to just bop the chuck into the spindle and tighten the drawbar and forget to check if the taper has any swarf buildup.

Edited By Tim Chambers on 04/08/2019 20:54:51

Thread: Searching for an Off-The-Shelf, Light-Duty, Rack & Pinion
31/07/2019 21:10:35

Something like this perhaps?

linear actuator

Thread: IC engine tractor conversion query
31/07/2019 18:55:58
Posted by AdrianR on 31/07/2019 13:47:47:

If you want to be green, buy biofuel.

If you really want to go green ,buy a goat.wink

29/07/2019 17:19:16

Edited By Tim Chambers on 29/07/2019 17:20:34

Edited By Tim Chambers on 29/07/2019 17:23:44

Edited By Tim Chambers on 29/07/2019 17:26:51

Trying to embed with mobile is impossible.


Edited By Tim Chambers on 29/07/2019 17:27:56

29/07/2019 17:12:04

Plenty to see on YouTube

This firm are local to me but the website doesn't seem to have changed much recently.

Edited By Tim Chambers on 29/07/2019 17:17:28

Edited By Tim Chambers on 29/07/2019 17:28:53

Thread: Where's my Dykem blue gone - there's no need to read this
18/04/2019 08:06:04

Of course you know it will be in the last place you look!😊

Thread: Chinese dovetail cutter
08/04/2019 23:55:52

Dovetail Cutters

I know it says wood but they worked very nicely in mild steel when I made some toolholders for my lathe a few weeks ago.

Edited By Tim Chambers on 09/04/2019 00:02:38

Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
26/02/2019 19:23:36

Working in the garden this afternoon to the rasp of a Hartzell as a Harvard was doing aerobatics in the distance.

Thread: Warco Rotary Table - What Grease?
25/02/2019 15:10:48
Posted by Bazyle on 25/02/2019 12:05:15:

There is a sort of implication that not everyone has a tub of Castrol LM around as a matter of course. Possibly a reflection of how few people service their own cars nowadays.

Yeah but how many grease nipples are there on a modern car?

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
09/02/2019 08:59:33

I thought I would have a go at making a workshop video...

Thread: The UK Space Program (Its not NASA, its NONO)
22/01/2019 14:37:05
Funny how the Americans withdrew their offer to launch satellites for us just after it was cancelled.

Edited By Tim Chambers on 22/01/2019 14:37:40

Thread: An electric motor actuated vice
03/01/2019 00:20:21

You could incorporate a loadcell to control the clamping load.

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

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