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Thread: Anyone with a surface grinder near Leeds?
06/01/2020 22:27:06

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
29/12/2019 19:54:06

Ah, that'll be them that I saw ..I hadn't seen that report .

29/12/2019 19:36:10

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
25/12/2019 16:21:38

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...sad

Thread: Long bed lathes affected by the tide
29/11/2019 20:24:24

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 ...." smiley

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29/11/2019 16:32:00

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 cheeky

29/11/2019 14:14:53

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
26/11/2019 21:24:48
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 24/11/2019 16:16:12:
Posted by Grindstone Cowboy on 13/11/2019 18:54:11:

I'm quite impressed by his modelling skills!

Elsewhere I commented that he obviously has a fine eye for colour.

(At the risk of upsetting some, all his best stuff was done with the Faces, Jeff Beck etc. )


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 (does that work , i'm a bit rubbish at P.C. s ?)
24/11/2019 17:39:01

The Faces and The Who were renowned for wrecking hotel rooms.. but that's ok ,its rock n roll

Thread: 5 speed Hacksaw
11/11/2019 22:35:28

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 it was replaced with the gear knob from an Austin d

Thread: portable LED floodlight , power source ?
26/10/2019 17:07:19

Thanks chaps , i know you'd have milled out a perfect flange to slide and lock the battery pack on .

I'm a cowboy, so i made it from wood, polymorph ,banana skins and bogies...but it works cheeky tesco nos 010.jpg

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24/10/2019 23:08:50

M.B , D.W . and F .I. thanks for the info on the constant current requirement .. yes


I have , (by re - using the circuit board bit ) and reconnecting the wires , hooked it up to a 16v drill battery ....And it works !! laugh .. And the drill battery recharges in only an hour !


I've chucked the old battery pack on the its nearly Guy Fawkes night anywaydevil

Edited By Hacksaw on 24/10/2019 23:11:17

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24/10/2019 22:46:14

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.. enlightened

24/10/2019 22:31:55

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 !

24/10/2019 22:14:38

I took it apart a while ago..having had a rummage i've found the battery ..cells are 3.7v ,i don,t know if they are in parallel or series ...and it unwrapping it reveals yet another i.c.!

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And the other end !   

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24/10/2019 21:00:58

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24/10/2019 20:55:42

Evening gents . A couple of years ago i bought 2 of those yellow portable rechargeable led work lights . A cheap one from Screwfix , and a fifty quid one from the newly opened Led lighting shop.. Guess which one still works ? Yep ,the cheap one !! The other one doesn't charge properly , or runs out of juice quickly anyway.. So rather than chucking it away , and assuming the "bulb" is ok , I thought maybe i could run it on a cable, to another battery ..but what voltage ? About 3v innit for leds ?? After a little dismantling , there's a circuit board in it too. surprise

There's a red wire and a black going to the "bulb" , but connecting them to two AA cells doesn't make it work !! ? Does it need "special electric" from that board bit ? I'll take some photos in a minute .


Edited By Hacksaw on 24/10/2019 21:15:46

Thread: Confession Time!
18/10/2019 17:55:08

Also great for when you go out to the dustbin ...and the door slams shut in the wind.. and the keys are in the lock the other side.. Ask me how i know blush

Thread: How many Hammers
28/09/2019 17:59:16

One of my favorite drawings from "Keep your VW alive" laugh


Thread: Startrite Drill Press(benchtop) - stuck chuck
24/09/2019 19:33:30

And kids shoes...

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