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Thread: Myford ML4 change gear modification
15/05/2022 23:39:28

The pin works ok on thousands of Drummonds and a smaller pin on thousands of RanAs. For most people drilling a hole is easier than milling a keyway. Take your pick.
If you need a safety feature fit a brass pin?

Thread: Almost 4BA but not quite
12/05/2022 19:37:59

If the die is a good quality one that actually cuts rather than a modern cheap junk one that sort of squashes the material into submission you can use it a a thread chaser by opening it out and interposing some plastic shim under one set of 'teeth' to push the bar over or some rod into the holes to push the rod off-centre.

Thread: Code of Conduct
11/05/2022 15:07:24

My apologies to Mr Orwell in miscrediting his work, I had started writing on a different book and got muddled.

11/05/2022 10:22:09

This is just censorship which is just a form of control and dominance that is part of the human psyche. Any group from a small gathering of a club, a village community, church, religious sect, social media forum, company, has a number of individuals who wish to impose their ideas and 'standards' onto the rest and censure those who do not comply. These people can become pressure groups and activists and gather greater powers. They always have an excuse - HSE, your protection, provide you with personalised content etc.

At a wider level this is seen in institutions such as the BBC, and of course is fundamental to government which is entirely about control and dominance of the general population. When it goes 'bad' you get the KGB and the Stasi looking over your shoulder, reading your correspondence, hiding round corners and listening in to find ways to subjugate you and force compliance.
Epitomised in the book 1984 by A.Huxley even before the internet entered every home and provided an embryo of the two way screen to spy on you, the population.

Won't happen in the UK? We have just seen, in Parliament no less, that activists snooping on someone's private phone then mobilised activists to destroy their victim's career. Tacitly approved by your elected representatives. Be afraid, be very afraid.

Thread: Lang Junior Lathe
09/05/2022 23:08:36

The original poster Chris says he has a manual. He hasn't posted since Sept 2019 so hope he is ok and a PM might reach him, or the moderators might have a way of contacting him. It seems he moved on to a Karger lathe only a few months after getting the Lang.

Thread: Crates to transport Meddings MF4/5 ?
06/05/2022 21:25:19

Either start with a good pallet sawn to the best size and secure the head to that really well before putting a basic box over it or maybe ask around your local industrial estate for something, Check whether the movers will be stacking stuff on it.There is an ideal lathe transport box of 1in real planks in one in Watford at the moment.

Thread: Another CAD challenge
06/05/2022 17:34:28

Why don't these tools just let you 'pick up' item one, twiddle it round to be upside down, and push it down onto roughly the right place on item two. Then press a special button "use your megadoodles of computing power that cost me and arm and a leg and join these bits". Like a drag and drop editing in Word manages to put the words into the sentence with spaces not splodge them on top of each other.

Thread: Emergency Radio Format
03/05/2022 21:50:14

So if destroying the LW transmitters has a nasty side effect it behoves our enemies to make sure Rugby is not damaged. I'm going to look for a small holding as close as possible to the Tx, plant a coppice for fuel and some shatterproof greenhouses with filtered air. cheeky

Thread: Oliver Evans Beam Engine
02/05/2022 17:07:04
Posted by David Caunt on 04/03/2021 18:12:57:

I am surprised that nobody else has built this although ME4159 was a long time ago.

Phew, only 2001. I was thinking from that statement it was a pre-WW2 design. This is like a few weeks ago to most of us so haven't got round to it yet.

Thread: Suggest a repair method for broken aluminium alloy casting
02/05/2022 12:03:35

As this is Al can this kind of job be done with simple propane rather than acetylene or is the heat too diffuse?

Thread: making spindle bearings
02/05/2022 11:14:15

The MD65 has taper roller bearings which 99% of people would consider preferable. Plain bearings would only be chosen nowadays for ultra smooth no play bearings for a watchmaker or precision lathe.

Are you planning parallel bearings? How will you adjust them after splitting within the design of the Hobbymat head casting?

For readers not familiar with the MD65 spindle see this website

Thread: Rexon Bench planer
29/04/2022 19:00:01

Or scroll down to the bottom of this page and find the link 'get woodworking' then find their forum.

Thread: Flamemaster Torch
25/04/2022 16:45:18

The problem with methane is that it burns more slowly and needs more air relative to the volume of gas. Therefore in an old Bunsen burner the flame will rise up above the end of the tube when you turn the throttle up as it win't burning as fast as the gas was coming out of the tube. As the gas spreads out at the end of the tube it slows down which is why it was able to burn fast enough a little above the end of the tube. The flame is then susceptible to drafts and can blow out.
So the burner end is modified with an additional ring fed by holes so some gas can slow down and ignite just above the end of the tube. This part of the flame is able to reignite the main jet.

It may just be a case of finding the design of the replaceable brass nozzle bit.

24/04/2022 16:50:00

Could be valuable in a few years when they convert the gas main to hydrogen and propane/butane has been outlawed.

Thread: Ambiguous words
24/04/2022 13:44:05

Kind of in the opposite direction I remember listening to Voice of America news read in 'Special English' - a vocabulary of just 200 words but sufficient for the task.

Thread: QR codes
22/04/2022 15:41:18

My father could read punched telex tapes. It is just pattern recognition so you could learn it - we just happen to have learned the squiggles we call written English. Arabic, Korean, Chinese just completely different squiggles. Like reading Morse code by sound or vision.

I would be possible to bring up a child so they thought verbal communication was done in Morse code and reading was barcode or QR code.

One thought is how long the standard will persist in our rapidly changing digital world. Will these go the same way as VHS tapes and be a problem to read in ten years? NFC tags are an alternative.

Thread: Ambiguous words
22/04/2022 14:03:07
Posted by pgk pgk on 22/04/2022 08:31:46:

the local Spar shop uses. "There for you", They aren't there, they're here and not for me but for their profit.

They must be there for you unless you come over here to my local shop, or so I hear.

Can we have 'curate' and 'optics' back too.

'Pure' - look up Victorian slang meanings.

Apparently lots of people are dog walking these days, no wonder there are so many puppies around. Well, must go and cover my horse (with a blanket - what were you thinking Michael as you are perhaps the only one to know the alternative meaning).

Thread: Excel 16 mm budget bench drill
21/04/2022 12:52:04

Ah, I didn't realise you were looking at a new one, thought the company had faded away not having seen them for decades at an exhibition. I'd look to get a used one that has less plastic and fewer corners cut. We tend to get one or two come up in the club from member's estates or just packing up the workshop. EDMES were just given one (??make) a couple of months ago.

20/04/2022 22:53:16

Isn't it the same as multiple other ones, just with different paint? Mine is a Nutool and about 30 years old.

The bearings are fine but the quill has free play and there has been at least one solution in ME. And the return spring on the handle rather than the quill itself is less than ideal. It is a bit of a pain changing the speed if there isn't enough movement in the motor plate to make the belt loose so I really should do something about that in the next 30 years.

Thread: Flexispeed main bearing replacement
20/04/2022 17:08:56

Cast iron and mild steel are a bit of a special case. Cast iron is steel with so much spare carbon that it makes flakes of free carbon or graphite as we all know. So you have steel rubbing on steel except that carbon gets in there and provides emergency lubrication when the user doesn't provide any.

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