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Thread: Weeds in a 'lawn'
21/06/2020 18:20:07

I find leaving the clippings helps the grass thrive

Not too long or short, grass seems to love cannibalism

Thread: What’s best glue for joining wood to PVC pipe?
21/06/2020 18:12:08

I just use pinkgrip for everything

Thread: hammers refurbish
20/06/2020 01:23:39


They look too nice to use now wink

Thread: Posting PDF documents
19/06/2020 12:09:09

Everything that's uploaded here is jpg

If you open up a pdf you can take a picture of a single page in the document with the camera icon

click the icon

click the page you want, (you get a camera click noise)

open up windows paint

paste the picture into windows paint

save the picture as a jpg in a place you can find it

This page can now be uploaded


edit. The quality isn't too bad

Edited By Ady1 on 19/06/2020 12:11:57

Thread: Fly cutting puzzle WD40?
18/06/2020 17:47:08

Faster is not always better when fly cutting

Fly cutting a big bore has the same issues, speed and feed can make a big difference

Thread: Colchester Bantam MK1 Help Needed (Shipping Disaster!)
18/06/2020 17:41:02

I always pay for bigger stuff with a credit card if I can

it gives you more protection because the credit card companies won't touch the dodgy guys

Thread: My Morgan SCARA coming together
18/06/2020 17:17:35

I'm going to have to look this one up....



looks lovely btw

Thread: Pesky Government Announcement!
18/06/2020 08:51:43

If you get a radio with a TV type remote you can use the mute button

Thread: Concrete Garages, Shelving and Catastrophe
16/06/2020 23:07:14

We recently had a bathroom wall removed and it was basically cardboard egg carton with a skim of plasterboard

3 hammer blows could smash right through from one room to the next, it's pathetic

Yet there is a huge wall cupboard full of tins and dishes hanging from this piece of garbage wall in the kitchen which must weigh 100 kilos plus for the last 10 years

The way they did it was the obvious screw it to the battens bit but that's nowhere near enough for the weight being carried here, the internal verticals are like 3x3

The sneaky bit was the kitchen tiles, they are about an inch thick and support the bottom of the cupboard along the wall and transfer most of the weight down towards the floor

The other flats at my bit (3 of us) only have corner cupboards to the ceiling

Edited By Ady1 on 16/06/2020 23:26:01

16/06/2020 22:02:54


I jammed / braced the top of my shelves along the roof space with wooden beams

You can get shelving from ebay

No "fixing to the walls" required

God knows how much weight they all have now, its a lot


Edited By Ady1 on 16/06/2020 22:05:30

Thread: Brexit No Deal - WTO duty on EU machines/tooling?
16/06/2020 16:44:57
Posted by duncan webster on 16/06/2020 14:08:00:

When I last imported something from the USA the duty was about £2 but the handling charge was £20. Needless to say I didn't pay it.

This is the elephant in the corner

If The Donald gets his way postal subsidies will cease and the cost of single items from china etc will rocket

So grab that gadget while you can, "you've never had it so good" could be about to disappear for postal charges

The end of July 2020 looks like when these changes are starting


"The agreement means the US and other high volume importers can set their own rates for delivering mail from abroad. "

= postage taxes

Edited By Ady1 on 16/06/2020 16:48:54

Thread: LEBLONDE REGAL LATHE how many out there
14/06/2020 22:49:54

Out of 2700 pictures of machine tools I pulled from ebay in 2017 only one was a leblonde

There are plenty of manuals about on t'internet if memory serves though, a french site has squillions of pdfs

14/06/2020 15:03:03

I use a medium sized drop saw with a circular cutting disc which should cut 100% straight every time

but it doesn't

The reason as it turned out was too much pressure on the disc as it cut, backing off the cutting pressure made it run true again

Just a thought

Thread: Not so environmentally friendly after all
13/06/2020 22:01:41

I'm not much of a tree hugger but I do like the new tech and was aware of the rare earth metals industry being 90% plus in the hands of the Chinese

Turns out that rare earth metals are everywhere, but getting at them relatively cheaply to keep the cost of electric cars and mobile phones down is a seriously messy business

We don't have this industry in the west because to bring it up to our own standards would make the cost of our tech goods prohibitive

A bit depressing but worth a read


Edited By Ady1 on 13/06/2020 22:02:44

Thread: A very nice 2.5cc control line speed engine
13/06/2020 08:15:54

1 BHP = 750 watts


Thread: Gadget for capstan tooling
12/06/2020 19:37:34

Considering the amount of old tooling out there from the 50s and 60s I'm surprised there's not a bit more of a cottage industry putting it all to use on more modern hobby platforms

Thread: Drilling very long holes
12/06/2020 07:39:16

on that video at 24,50 the chap is using some sort of D cutter made of round hss or silver steel which would give you a fabulously straight start to a long hole

A good metal will make things much much easier to drill, all my stuff is scrap-crap like building site rebar

Edited By Ady1 on 12/06/2020 07:44:18

12/06/2020 07:22:05

Just did a 200mm x 5mm one a week or two ago in 40mm steel

Came in from each end and it was slightly out for a push rod so will have to ream the middle

Take your time and use good drills and plenty of lube and lots of clearing out, swarf is your enemy

You can HEAR and feel by hand if a long drill is going on the wander, you can also test them by eye before drilling since the point and shaft should be rock steady when it spins and you should be able to spin the inserted drill with your fingers with minimal resistance

I used a 6mm mill to flatten the spindle face, then a 7mm long spot for a good start, then a good normal size, then a good extended drill

Will hunt for a long 5mm file to ream gently

Always a bit twitchy when that eureka moment is coming, even if you know its gone well

350 mm is a lot, lol


Edited By Ady1 on 12/06/2020 07:30:42

Thread: Drill sharpening?
11/06/2020 15:58:15

Tried my picador for about 10 mins

...then went back to doing it by eye

If you have a good drill that really does the biz then eyeball it, or put it to one side as a permanent reference

Thread: Any other Barker lathe owners out there?
09/06/2020 16:22:38

Detailed photos of stuff like a working gearbox would be pretty rare and interesting

Perhaps you could do a swap with Tony, a bunch of photos for his site for a Lathe manual if he has one kinda thing


Edited By Ady1 on 09/06/2020 16:23:33

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