Here is a list of all the postings Hacksaw has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Making a cast of a blind hole|
|Thread: Salvaging Useful Parts from Printers|
That lovely bar of free cutting steel in the dead printer you always have to prise out before throwing it away ? It's now just a thin wall tube.... 2 motors was all i " saved " .
However , the smaller one , hooked up to a solar panel battery maintainer , gives amazing torque ! I was then thinking what could it power in the garden this summer ? A water pump for the water butt ? A fan in the pergola ? A RTP aeroplane ? A RTP car on the patio ? A fake beam engine in the middle of the lawn ? Watch this space !!
Any other ideas ?
Edited By Hacksaw on 01/06/2020 22:37:12
|Thread: Whatever happened to...|
Morrissons started stocking Lemon puff biscuits last year remember them? 60p..I was buying 6 packets at a time .
Even the older biddy on the till said " Corr i haven't seen those for years ! " If you leave them open they go all sticky and more lemony ...lovely ..
Then the price went up to £1.20 over night , and has been ever since , so sorry Mr Morrisson , i'm not paying that much no matter how nice they are..
Edited By Hacksaw on 22/04/2020 19:11:20
Wild bat meat !
|Thread: Tuna Can Blower|
|Thread: Electric motor ratings|
A 100w Marshall amp is more powerful than a Fender 100w because the knob can go to 11... fact
|Thread: Anyone with a surface grinder near Leeds?|
Quick question from the side pls... what machine could re face my anvil . Would a surface grinder throat accommodate 18" or so ? What machine is used to deck a car engine block ? The anvil has a hardened face , but not particularly hard.. 2 1/2 cwt anvil maybe 1 /8" hollow in the middle of the face...
Edited By Hacksaw on 06/01/2020 22:30:24
|Thread: Satellites going over Kent Sussex|
Ah, that'll be them that I saw ..I hadn't seen that report .
I was outside having a fag , and a string of satellites went over ,about 18.30 tonight .. one after the other , for around 10 minutes . Not as bright as the space station , but easily visible . Not seen them before , what are they for then ?
|Thread: Archiving old data|
I can see a hell of a lot of personal photos / images which will one day be historically important / interesting to someone just lost and forgotten...
|Thread: Long bed lathes affected by the tide|
The friend was based in Southampton , I assumed Vospers were there too. We were actually talking about thread cutting on a lathe , 2 start threads and stuff .. Disappearing indoors , he came out with a 1" dia bolt and nut , in bronze .. "I made this as a test piece when i was at Vospers" says he
It was a 4 start, one turn, over about 4" length acme threaded bolt .
"When it's oiled and clean , the nut will descend slowly down the thread under gravity ...."
Edited By Hacksaw on 29/11/2019 20:39:23
Edited By Hacksaw on 29/11/2019 20:40:05
I'll avoid using my lathe then ,if the river is bursting it's banks in the valley down below . It is most likely why bits i make on it are a bit rubbish
Seeing the seismic thread reminded me ...I was talking to a friend of mine , he had a decent apprenticeship with Vospers in the 70's . Their long bed lathes , really big stuff here , he said, only turned (say a propshaft for example ) accurately either when the tide was in or out ? And certain jobs would have to be fitted in around the tide .. Is that true ?
|Thread: Rod Stewart's Model Railway|
Quite right Neil , and also utterly off topic , I found this on youtoob.. Rod Stewart & Dennis Law , Angel.
They do look alike ? Jeff beck lives in the next village from me and drives a blue 32 hotrod
The Faces and The Who were renowned for wrecking hotel rooms.. but that's ok ,its rock n roll
|Thread: 5 speed Hacksaw|
Funny thing i've just read ! . On another forum I frequent , a member was wondering what became of his fathers " 5 speed hacksaw " .
It was just an ordinary hacksaw , but the wooden handle had broken ...so it was replaced with the gear knob from an Austin Maxi...
|Thread: portable LED floodlight , power source ?|
Thanks chaps , i know you'd have milled out a perfect flange to slide and lock the battery pack on .
M.B , D.W . and F .I. thanks for the info on the constant current requirement ..
I have , (by re - using the circuit board bit ) and reconnecting the wires , hooked it up to a 16v drill battery ....And it works !! .. And the drill battery recharges in only an hour !
I've chucked the old battery pack on the bonfire...as its nearly Guy Fawkes night anyway
Edited By Hacksaw on 24/10/2019 23:11:17
Edited By Hacksaw on 24/10/2019 23:12:21
But the light only runs for an hour or so on the cells and then it's 8 hrs charge ! A 12 v lead acid would run it for ages..
They are bright , no doubt about it , but it's a horrible cold light .. The warm white gu10 led in my kitchen is a much nicer light . I want ideally , to have it on a lead , with croc clips to attach to a 12v lead acid , Just not sure what voltage the bulb would be ..I didn't want to pop it trying !
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