Here is a list of all the postings Ady1 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Dividing this would have been an interesting exercise !!|
Its a 1920s veg-o-matic insert
|Thread: Dore-Westbury Mill|
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|
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|
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|
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
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
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|
I thought you were showing us your kitchen
...your workshop is cleaner than my kitchen...
|Thread: Moving vice on mill table....|
I use the "wrong" system a lot with hex bolts, but they are made a specific length to fit properly
The nuts might be tight but are the right surfaces being pulled together
|Thread: New Lathe replacement for Myford|
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
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!|
The shed is dead!
Long live the shed!
|Thread: Cowells Lathes|
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 !|
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|
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.|
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"|
That corporal was only in charge for 12 years but he seems to have inspired 1000 years of TV documentaries
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|
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|
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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