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Thread: Dividing this would have been an interesting exercise !!
15/08/2021 10:50:25

Its a 1920s veg-o-matic insert

Thread: Dore-Westbury Mill
13/08/2021 13:09:19

Get cheap collets to hold the cutters and use solid carbide cutters about 6mm to buzz through the work at high spindle speeds


Thread: Hoover AC Motor and Dewhurst forward/reverse switch wiring
13/08/2021 09:08:19

Lucky you, a dewhurst AND a good Hoover motor!

Mine is on a Higgs motor and is in a super-hard access place so I will try some pointers

There are only 2 contacts which need changed for reversing a motor

I did an AEI here

Most important of all is to put it onto a RCD circuit plug, my old unit started fine when I picked it up and shorted out when I set it up back at home

Thread: Hole diameters for single point threading
12/08/2021 22:50:27

Depends what its for

I just go for 0.5 or 0.25 each side if its general stuff

If its important I go for zero error/perfect bespoke fit which takes longer

The threads that always impressed me the most were gun breeches

Edited By Ady1 on 12/08/2021 22:55:21

Thread: Broken keyless chuck
12/08/2021 13:18:54

utube is your pal here, someone somewhere will have done your type so hunt about

They are clever little things and well put together

I did one here and the only thing I would stress is point it up the way to get the hood off, with the body in a fixed vice and the hood being used as the "nut" part

Thread: GigaFactory
08/08/2021 07:49:42

Most people don't even realise that its going on all around them 24/7

This is a pile of seaweed ripped up by a trawler near dunbar, tons of healthy seaweed in a 300 yard strip

The rest of that beach is clean sand


Habitat annihilation to put a packet of fish fingers into a fridge near you


its a climate emergency, now buy our approved fish fingers

Edited By Ady1 on 08/08/2021 07:54:09

08/08/2021 07:26:32

Climate change: Time running out to stop catastrophe! sez climate chief

sooo.... how many reservoirs are we constructing before time runs out?

how many trees are being planted to make life tolerable as we move around outside... before time runs out??

on the other hand...

how fast are they trying to get you to buy stuff like electric cars

how fast are your power bills going up


time is running out, it's the big time-is-running-out-buy-stuff-sale

Thread: Worktop suitable for small mill
07/08/2021 19:38:48

I thought you were showing us your kitchen

...your workshop is cleaner than my kitchen...

Thread: Moving vice on mill table....
06/08/2021 12:33:00

I use the "wrong" system a lot with hex bolts, but they are made a specific length to fit properly

06/08/2021 10:51:04

As mentioned

The nuts might be tight but are the right surfaces being pulled together

Thread: New Lathe replacement for Myford
06/08/2021 07:46:17

With a 10k budget I'd probbly look at CNC instead of manual

Buy a 1k clunker for manual stuff for him to get the feel for it etc

Look at 9k for the CNC route

Myford will give you a refurbished metric for 4k btw

While manual machining is nice the future for youngsters is computers/CNC/printed parts/CAD

With 10k you can also kit out a workshop with a good manual lathe + mill + bits

....decisions decisions...

On ebay today if you put in "metal lathe" and "UK only" there is only one machine in the entire country costing more than 10k

Edited By Ady1 on 06/08/2021 08:00:45

Thread: The shed may not be dead!
06/08/2021 05:46:17

The shed is dead!

Long live the shed!

Thread: Cowells Lathes
05/08/2021 13:15:31

A Top quality machine fitting into a tiny space always has its uses, and can easily be sold on nowadays

I got my ok example for 250 about 7 years ago, I actually hesitated over it for about a day

The "big money" is in the bits, which mine lacked

A cowells mill I would think would be even more desirable

edit: I wouldn't ever consider selling it because its potentially too useful and decent examples are hard to find

Edited By Ady1 on 05/08/2021 13:17:41

Thread: Pythagorean Triples in Babylon !
05/08/2021 10:58:33

A lot of the problems early civilisations had seem to stem from the number systems they used and the amount of brainpower required to translate and visualise those number signs into meaningful information which could be used to generate even more meaningful information into processes and conclusions

Coding for computers has the same issue and various attempts have been made to simplify the visual result of all the bits of electronic lego in a coding structure, I suppose electronics had/has similar issues

Once you simplify it into the correct format the average human brain fairly romps through the subject matter

A simple example

They are both base 10

compare doing long division or multiplication in roman numerals and decimal numerals

Edited By Ady1 on 05/08/2021 11:03:37

Thread: Leveling machines
04/08/2021 20:10:13

Posted by not done it yet on 26/07/2021 16:50:51:

Questions: Are boats level, when at sea? If they needed to be precisely level to the planet Earth surface, how did the navy cope with all those Drummonds during the war?

Aha! A Drummond question/matter

Drummonds are self leveling cantilever beds, just bolt that suckah down


If we look at a standard drummond M it has a 3 hole bed but if you look at the longbed its a bit of a monster with 5 holes and won't be very stiff with so much bed waving about in the air, so it will be light cuts only


and I like my conflates with milk no sugar

Edited By Ady1 on 04/08/2021 20:12:30

Thread: Progress No1 Pillar Drill.
31/07/2021 19:31:19

If you buy one of those Lidl Aldi bench drills for 70 quid you get 2x 3 or 4 step pulleys plus a bunch of other bits

Alternatively you can buy a single 4 step pulley for 20-30 quid from ebay

Thread: Milling machine identification - "Deutsche Waffen Und Munitionsfabriken"
31/07/2021 10:15:31

That corporal was only in charge for 12 years but he seems to have inspired 1000 years of TV documentaries

30/07/2021 17:59:47

Probbly liberated by the victors as spoils of war reparations

The British chap who got the post WW2 volkwagen factory going had to beat them off with a stick to stop the place being stripped bare

Edited By Ady1 on 30/07/2021 18:01:10

Thread: Death of a scammer
30/07/2021 17:56:22

He probbly called a DVLA number and died waiting for them to answer

"The world has enough for every mans need but not every mans greed" : Ghandi

Thread: Samsung smart phone 25
30/07/2021 12:59:28

I got a couple of brill items for buttons on ebay, just a case of waiting for a yuppie to get rid of it

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