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Thread: Coronavirus
02/06/2020 06:34:45

It's the sort of thing all generations have to live with at some point but "times have changed" where life expectancy is concerned

My grandparents would be in the spanish one in the 20s and my mother caught the asian one in the 50s which decked her for a while

c'est la vie

Edited By Ady1 on 02/06/2020 06:37:31

01/06/2020 19:27:46

Do a lot of dog walking and was struck by the social disparity tonight in the park on an almost perfect evening

Loads and loads of youngsters, almost zero oldies

It looked like one of those dystopian films where everyone over 30 gets sent away

Thread: internal grooves for o rings
01/06/2020 19:23:40

It's a bit of a pain but maybe a pointy 3mm first, then a round 3mm after would reduce stresses


Thread: Stressing over numbers
26/05/2020 10:05:20

It's all practice and experience

"measure twice cut once"

But getting there is a pita

I multi-measure a lot because those digi calipers can be a bit wayward

I also judge the cut manually by eye and "feel" because sometimes the gadgets just don't give you the bigger picture

Edited By Ady1 on 26/05/2020 10:07:10

Thread: Hydraulic Motor
26/05/2020 09:40:57

Hagglunds lol

We had their hydraulic cranes on one ship, omg

26/05/2020 09:38:26

They always cost an arm and a leg 'dem things

You may get lucky and find a good ex-employee/tradesman, like with roofing/plumbing etc who charges sensible prices

Maybe if you you look for "refurbished" motors

Thread: IXL lathe restoration
26/05/2020 07:36:01

Welcome to the nuthouse dude

If you put your lathe pictures into your personal album space you will get more responses



Thread: Repair advice, please!
25/05/2020 14:35:33

As a rank amateur stick weilder I have used both the Lidl transformer and the inverter welders

The inverter welder gives off almost no smoke compared to the transformer one and is far more reliable

The transformer one tripped quite a lot, the inverter hasn't missed a beat

They were like night and day for me

Sparking up seems to depend a lot on the rods, I always do a pre-heat sparkup because most of my runs only last a few seconds and I need a first time start

Thread: Contacts in a Parkside Charger from Lidl's.
23/05/2020 13:20:26

I have two different parkside chargers under my pooter desk and both are the two contact type

Thread: Mild steel wheel blanks
22/05/2020 19:16:02

If your lathe is up to it, backgear and a 5% cobalt tool (M35)

Thread: Bumblebee behaviour
22/05/2020 13:54:49

One of my neighbours now has a plastic front garden

plastic lawn, plastic flowers

They must hate me, I like the chaos of nature and my lawn is wonky

The sparrows were feeding their fledglings on it when I got back from the dogwalk today

Edited By Ady1 on 22/05/2020 14:01:02

Thread: Send Them Packing
22/05/2020 08:49:48
Posted by Tony Pratt 1 on 21/05/2020 17:06:18:

I know a lady who started at Amazon as a packer due to recent redundancy, she reckons they want her to pack 100 items per hour but she can only do 80 ish, maybe that explains the perceived lack of care smiley


American companies always treat workers badly

If a US company is about to take your company over the best policy is to quit the Friday before, before they get at your pension pot

Then ask them to rehire you as a new slave on Monday AM

Thread: Long Square Stock
21/05/2020 22:48:01

"Turning between centres" is one of the most difficult things you can do on a hobby lathe

Square stock makes it even more awkward

All I can say is for roughing down use a live centre but you MUST use a dead centre for those critical final accurate cuts

I sometimes use an extended dead centre at the chuck end, it projects just far enough forwards to push stock away from the chuck surface, then I secure the dead centre at the tailstock end, then with the stock locked between the two dead centres, I close the chuck jaws


Thread: The innocence of youth
21/05/2020 14:18:12

Some of those jokes sites are hilarious

Search for mathematics jokes, statistics jokes etc

Thread: The sneering detractors
21/05/2020 14:11:33

I never really notice much negative in here, it's very civilised and tolerant in this place

Out on the netty it's a jungle, I ceased all contact with any human in any manner or form on the world of tanks site within 24 hours of joining and starting to play

That was well over a year ago, I still play every day though

omg they're horrible to each other, it's like primary three stuff meets lord of the flies

Little boys are made of frogs and snails and puppy dogs tails

Edited By Ady1 on 21/05/2020 14:19:26

Thread: Mount St. Helens
20/05/2020 14:05:37
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 20/05/2020 12:15:26:

I remember seeing moving footage by a journalist who walked to safety through a literal hell of hot ash. He was convinced he wouldn't make it but kept going.

I can't find the footage.


The one I remember was some final pictures from someone who didn't make it as the ash flow approached at speed

Thread: 3D CAD software - what do you use?
19/05/2020 08:34:50

All very complicated and a big jump into the dark for a new user

I downloaded gigabytes of stuff and tried it out before opting for the freebie Designspark Mechanical



Thread: New Steel Boiler for under 200
18/05/2020 08:50:53

Inspirational stuff fizzy

16/05/2020 09:51:19

Looks fantastic, a fantastic job

Well done you

Thread: Tig Welder recommendation
14/05/2020 01:00:55

Still using my 80A Lidl inverter stick unit

Its seems to penetrate to a couple of mill with a 1.6 stick and welds steel to decent quality cast iron

I wouldn't use it for life or death stuff lol but for model engineering scale stuff it seems to be sufficient for glueing metal together

I've tried to justify getting a sooper dooper welder but it's been really reliable for doing basic jobs and I don't need high penetration for any of the stuff I do, at least not so far anyway

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