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Thread: Extra Royal Mail Delivery Charges
28/05/2022 17:11:07

If Ofcom has sufficient evidence of wrongdoing they will get fined

In the USA using the mail system for fraudulent purposes gets you into deep doodoo

Edited By Ady1 on 28/05/2022 17:19:43

Thread: Getting old, selling lathe
28/05/2022 14:29:53

Hope plan B works out

There's tons of forgotten printed stuff out there from 100 years of ME etc issues which would still be interesting for more able bodied people to be reminded of for future projects

If you still have your eyes and your brain and your hands you can still do web based research stuff after your daily challenges of life have been overcome


Thread: Milling narrow slot on Myford lathe
26/05/2022 10:08:26

I would only risk an end mill for the final tidy up

If memory serves there are reinforcing/support systems, like home made collets, which only have the very tip of the cutter peeking out which make the cutter stiffer for tiny jobs

Thread: Best way to cut mild steel sheets
26/05/2022 09:49:35

That's why I got a plasma cutter from Lidl, while groaning "Not ANOTHER 150 quid fer gawd sake!"

But they cut up to 12mm of steel in any direction you want more easily and quickly than anything us home shop people have ever been capable of before

Thread: Nostalgic moment
24/05/2022 13:47:15

Interesting yes

I'm sure we all wonder what eventually happened to old pals from bygone decades, and whether of course they survived

Thread: The perennial question...
22/05/2022 23:50:56

The Drummond M is just a bit too heavy for most of us mortals but it's the next step up from weedy Myfords

You can strip off the head and tailstock, remove the banjo and flip off the belt then move it single handed if you're only going a few feet but it's a pretty big lift and a not-safe thing to do regularly

The head bolts into a tongue and the tailstock slides off

But it's like a mini South Bend, very capable and can do industrial rates of work, they were designed to be man moveable and go back together very easily and accurately, handy for installing in Maintenance Trucks, Submarines and Destroyers

Edited By Ady1 on 23/05/2022 00:05:11

Thread: Grease in oil lines
18/05/2022 08:49:28

Pump air through from an empty grease gun

light oil to dilute residual grease

Low pressure compressed air to blow the tubes through

It's annoying but only an inconvenience

Edited By Ady1 on 18/05/2022 08:49:49

Thread: Vickers Bl 8 inch Howitzer cannon of 1917
17/05/2022 13:10:48

I have often wondered what the machining solution for these things was but have never seen anything

...The obvious solution was to make a sliding breech block...

Thread: 3 phase query - for a charity project in Africa
13/05/2022 13:08:39

Small scale wind power 3 phase is possible

Baylis had a 3 phase wind up torch

Edited By Ady1 on 13/05/2022 13:10:02

Thread: Anyone know what these are called?
10/05/2022 06:29:49


Thread: Time to Say Goodbye
09/05/2022 08:52:56

I would reckon that with the post pandemic period going straight into a takeover situation subscribers will just have to be patient and wait for the new ME gang to sort themselves out, and that could take a few months

Thread: Small (9cm x 9cm) home-made CNC plasma table
08/05/2022 16:57:30

Excellent Bill thankyou

I think I'd be too busy fishing, canoeing and drinking beer at sunset to do much machining

Thread: Drummond m
08/05/2022 09:11:49

Pictures would help for getting advice

I've welded a few bits on my Drummonds, good quality cast iron seems to be pretty easy to glue together

Might not be Lloyds A1 stuff but it does do the job

Thread: Help identifying mystery steady rests - possibly Myford 4" Precision?
05/05/2022 17:06:19 may help

A lot of the old boys in here won't visit an unknown site that's in a first post

Putting your pictures in here will get a better response

Thread: Which beginners lathe is best
05/05/2022 08:59:45

Emcos or any other postable lathe are totally the way to start off, unimat SL etc

Then spend 6months using it, the dirt, the mess, the swarf in your fingers, the COST of it all

Then you really know where to go at that point, no more chicken and egg situation

1. Stick it in the post and take up birdwatching

2. Upgrade!

Thread: Smart & Brown model M bargain
04/05/2022 23:22:45

Very nice

Interesting to note the solid bronze bearings could do 1300rpm

(and they are BIG)

Edited By Ady1 on 04/05/2022 23:27:17

Thread: Vickers Bl 8 inch Howitzer cannon of 1917
04/05/2022 00:12:34

Hope he's ok

I found a booklet with 88mm details and I think the source site will have a lot of other historical military stuff for those people who are interested in militaria

Edited By Ady1 on 04/05/2022 00:13:11

Thread: Screw Jack Casting
03/05/2022 16:57:10

The people in here know EVERYTHING

Thread: Reversible Marine Engine
29/04/2022 08:45:24


Thread: Workshop warming
28/04/2022 13:58:49

I got a fleecy "snood" as an xmas present and went out to buy 2 more within a week because they are so good

Wish I'd known about them when I used to hillwalk, been wearing one practically every day since I got it

We don't get much global warming in Jockland

Edited By Ady1 on 28/04/2022 14:06:36

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