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Thread: Copper Plating
26/02/2020 20:49:11

After soaking a great many boilers in my Suphuric acid bath pretty much everything I put in there comes out with a liberal coating of copper without any additional charge being added. It can make an old manky boiler look like an absolutely new one after a couple of days! I have a plating bath and over the years have plated lots of things. A mistake many people make is too many volts and amps. Low volts, low amps and plenty of time works for me. I used to use an aquatium water heater to help things along but turns out thet arent acid proof for long.

Thread: What sort of things DO NOT inspire you
26/02/2020 00:22:48

people who tell you that you have to manufacture a gap when silver soldering...absolute cods!! last thing you ever want to do".......and I should know

Thread: Coal being phased out
21/02/2020 16:26:40

Pendle Steam Boilers are developing an ell electric stationary steam boiler at the moment....doubt it will save the planet though!

Thread: Mini pipe bending
20/02/2020 08:51:07

I have several different benders but the Dubro is by far the best for small sharp bends.

Thread: Purchasing an unknown build
19/02/2020 10:27:49

Chap brought me a boiler for a 3.5 gauge which he said had a small leak and could I fix it...and if I couldnt he was going to put a car radiator sealant in it to get it through test. The boiler looked very nice, new and well made. On test it leaked from everywhere. I dont know what had happened during soldering or what it had been soldered with but I couldnt make one do that if I tried. Needless to say it didnt get fixed, it got cut up. Ive still got the bits in case the customer wanted them back. On cutting it apart to see what had gone wrong it was noted that there was almost no penetration on any joint. Looks can be deceiving!

Thread: Locked out of computer
15/02/2020 08:59:47

If it wont even start to boot its not good. Probably the power supply failed but could be any number of things.

Take it to repair shop but if its more than 12 months old it will probably be cheaper to buy a new one. Good news is that your existing hard drive should be ok with a new machine, again depending on how old it is.

Thread: Anyone in NW UK able to offer simple Fusion 360 help?
14/02/2020 16:00:56

Thanks all again. This forum has is so good for help.

14/02/2020 09:08:19

Thanks all. Bob, this is my exact remit. I only want to get gcode to run in mach3 for my mill, and then only basic shapes. I have produced gcode using other software but you need three different programs to get to the end point whereas f360 should do it all...any help most welcome.

13/02/2020 21:31:02

Hi. Im trying to get into fusion 360 but there are so many youtube tutorials that I dont know where to start. So far all seem to assume that we already know the basics of F360, which means I am falling at the first hurdle. Can anyone advise of a simple guide or better still offer some one to one help. This is for hobby use, not work related. Thanks.

Thread: silver solder rods
10/02/2020 14:06:22

Thats way lucky...old type with Cadmium so take care with ventilation....a £500 tip and a good deed done for the day, definately a win win.

Thread: Clarke cl 500
04/02/2020 21:11:09

For less than £100 delivered you can get this - just bore the pulley and file the keyway and its done **LINK**

Thread: milling crankshaft on cnc mill using A axis
02/02/2020 17:28:52

that would make life simple...if only I ever dared to fit my 4th axis. Why not go the whole way and cut to size with a flat tool? Surely a good finish is possible? My cnc computer got filled with dust and went pop earlier in the week so had to drill 300 holes by hand, awful job! Time to build a decent enclosure for the pc and driver box so it doesnt happen again. Theyre great when they work!

Thread: Old Computers - why do people bother
31/01/2020 13:59:48

The psu on my cnc computer expired yesterday, got to have serial port and xp to run my version of Mach3. £20 including postage for replacement pc off ebay....thats why some of us still need old computers.

Thread: Argos Warranty
26/01/2020 14:09:12

shop warranty 12 months, they last me about 18 months so should be worthwhile.

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26/01/2020 10:29:52

MichaelG - it is covered for any breakdown for three years from purchase date. I have never had one last two years (and never had extended warranty) so for £11 extra im sure I will get my monies worth. Ive now got 78 warranty policies.

Thread: Preston's Oscillator.
26/01/2020 08:19:46

very nice - any idea how much the PS item is - must be over priced if its been there so long?

Thread: Argos Warranty
26/01/2020 08:02:22

Im currently getting a new one every three minutes. I rang them - they said someone musy have pressed a wrong button. Well if thats the case theyve been up all night and are still pressing it

26/01/2020 00:18:55

And so it continues.......

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25/01/2020 20:31:18

Now at 28 and counting. Me thinks there is a tiny fault somewhere in their software!

25/01/2020 17:33:51

I bought a new Dremel yesterday and opted for the extended warranty - so far they have sent me 18 extended warranty policies, each one a different number. I hope they arent billing me for these! If any of you work for Argos...what?????

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