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Thread: CE marking and Brexit
04/08/2016 14:33:43

I am lost a little, Great Britain is leaving the EU to take matters in its own hand, they should set there own (higher) standards to which all imports must comply and refuse all import with CE and other standards. Niko.

Thread: UNC Nuts - Large!
30/07/2016 12:20:32

Another supplier **LINK** Niko.

Thread: tap, die charts
28/07/2016 19:01:18

Here is another **LINK** direct from the continent so should be OK. At the bottom of the page you find a link to metric fine threads.

I must add that below 10 mm diameter I still use the 0.8 x diameter formula which I learned many years ago, it works fine for me.

Till recently you could still buy drill sets in steps of 0.5 mm but with 3.2 and 4.8 mm added as extra. Niko.

Edited By speelwerk on 28/07/2016 19:01:55

Thread: Wales 3 - Belgium 1
01/07/2016 22:34:06

I thought Wales voted to leave Europe?


Thread: CE mark
25/06/2016 21:58:31

I am very sad the UK is leaving the EU and if it is realy happening, I and many others with me, will minimize buying Uk made goods. I will have to pay import duties and buying from a EU based firm I support employment in that part of the EU. Niko.

Edited By speelwerk on 25/06/2016 22:00:08

Edited By speelwerk on 25/06/2016 22:02:57

Thread: Soldering cast iron with silver solder.
14/06/2016 11:52:11

The few times I soldered cast iron I sandblasted the workpiece to clean it. Niko.

Thread: Thread pitches on small parts.
11/06/2016 19:42:22

The original one has a diameter of 2.44 mm, I used M 2.6 for the one I made certainly not the correct thread but it has a much better fit than the original one and that without forcing it. Niko.


11/06/2016 18:57:47

I do not see the problem, why do you want to know the pitch with 3 digits behind the decimal for such a short thread, be practical, M 2.3 has a pitch 0.4 mm. Make the type you want and if it fits it fits. I have done the same for the one I have. Niko.

10/06/2016 17:25:29

projecting microscope would be a good way to do. Niko.

Thread: Broken drill bit soaked in Alum : it is not working
07/06/2016 16:40:05
Posted by Brian John on 07/06/2016 14:33:04:

I might give that a go tomorrow. I did not want to muck up the hole as it is to be tapped for an M2 screw.

1.5 mm is a bit small for M2, minimum for me is 1.6 and others will even go to 1.7, anyway you have enough material to clean up the bore before tapping M2. Niko.

07/06/2016 13:03:08

Do not have much chemical knowledge so cannot tell why it is not working, but since you know where it is on the otherside, place a 1 mm punch on it and hit that with a hammer, should work very quick. Niko.

Edited By speelwerk on 07/06/2016 13:03:27

Thread: Stuck brass screws
22/05/2016 18:25:19

Drill them with a drill about half the diameter of the screw as good as you can in the middle. Then if you have an old 5 side clock reamer you break that so it just fits the hole you drilled and turn it anti clock wise until the broken of screw starts turning. It is the reason why you you do not throw away your old broken reamers. Niko.

Thread: program for simple drawing
18/05/2016 22:06:36

Thanks Gary, it looks much better, I will try to free up time to get to grips with a simple program. Niko.

18/05/2016 17:38:20

Thanks Gary, send you my mail address.

18/05/2016 11:57:11

It is an article for the MBSGB **LINK** warmly recommended to become member of. Niko

18/05/2016 11:31:07

Thanks for all help, I will gladly make use of Gary Woodings (or anyone else) offer to make the drawing for me, I already made one by hand, scanned it and then placed text in it with windows paint, but it is not to my liking, its in my album.

 The letters, especially where the lines cross are to small, if the picture is reduced in size for printing they become very difficult to read. Many thanks, Niko.

Edited By speelwerk on 18/05/2016 11:32:45

18/05/2016 10:19:57

I know it has been asked many times but I need a very simple to understand program to make a geometric drawing for an article I am writing. It consist of 3 concentric circle sections and a few intersecting lines and angles. I do not want to spend 2 days trying to understand how it works it just needs to do what I want. Thanks, Niko.

Edited By speelwerk on 18/05/2016 10:21:24

Thread: Thornton Miniature Gear Cutters
25/04/2016 15:01:41

I see no problem with there website, agree not many suppliers are left, I know **LINK** but they certainly will not be cheaper, you also have Bergeon Tecnoli cutters but do not find them very accurate. Niko.

Thread: Basic Clock Design
24/04/2016 23:00:51

A small pin at an angle to guide the wire after the first turn is enough to make it wind correctly on the barrel. Niko.

21/04/2016 10:33:31

Posted by James Alford on 21/04/2016 07:14:28:

Someone commented that using an 11 tooth pinion is not a nice number: there is no 11 tooth pinion in the train. The same post mentions that a 10 tooth pinion is a bad choice. Why?

When using a 10 tooth pinion with an 80 tooth wheel makes that any (dividing) error in the wheelwork stays at the same place with every revolution the wheelwork makes. If you would use a 10 tooth pinion with a 79 or 81 tooth wheel any error is spread over all the teeth. Niko.

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