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Thread: citric acid
23/09/2019 20:35:12

If it tastes mouldy it probably is

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
22/09/2019 00:11:24

I pulled a carpet size piece of "wet and dry " type abrasive 100 grit out of a skip ! Barely used too. 15 ft x 4 ft surprise I guess its for one of those door sanders , where the whole door goes through under the sanding belt... It had a small nick in it ,so i suppose it wouldn't be any good to use .. What to do with it ? Flatting cylinder heads ? smiley Good score though eh ? I did ask before i took it

Thread: Why are insert toolholders so expensive?
11/09/2019 00:03:43

Slightly off topic , what are those lathe tools that are bent downwards for ? You see them on secondhand tool stalls , usually the last thing to sell , as they're massive industrial size .. They look like they have huge negative rake and would just scrape metal away

10/09/2019 22:56:19

If you run out of inserts you can just grind an edge on the holder ,if it's a hardened one , and carry on....blush

I wouldn't ever do that though. wink

Thread: Need a lot of help from you good people
19/08/2019 23:19:43

Yeah but it was a 3 litre capri battery , not a 1300 one laugh

Thread: This weeks offer at Lidl
19/08/2019 22:35:52

well it's still "new" but i did look anyway and they're fine . It's the i.c. boards i'm sure ..

19/08/2019 22:03:39

The Lidl angle grinder failure .. Having bypassed the revver upper bit ..(assuming it was dead) Still it wouldn't work .. I was expecting it to run at full speed..lidls grndr 001.jpg

I checked the cable and fuse , they were ok . Spinning the motor by hand generated up to 35 volts on my cheap digi meter , so i assumed the motor was ok too .Which left the on /off switch.

lidls grndr 002.jpg




I wasn't going to test it with mains electric , so i flicked the tester to ohms and hooked it up to input and output.. The neutral side didn't register anything upon pulling the trigger...but the live did.. So a switch fault ?? I removed it from the housinglidls grndr 003.jpg


And pulled out the switch bit ...lidls grndr 004.jpg


I took it apart , to fix it ... it'll be a simple 2 pole ....And I'm afraid it's beyond me , as that's full of electronics stuff...!!! Soft start and quick stop circuit I suppose ? lidls grndr 005.jpg


Would i buy another ?  Absolutely !  I have three others and they're great .. but i won't be running them on a genny. I know i could take it back and they'd refund me, there's 2 years warranty on them but I'll keep this one for spares for the others should  I burn one out..

Edited By Hacksaw on 19/08/2019 22:28:51

19/08/2019 15:17:10

Well chopping the wires to the variable speed and joining them up, resulted in a still non functioning grinder !! Cable has continuity..fuse is good .. Got to go out now , i'll test the switch and windings later !

18/08/2019 20:04:46

Umm ...I've read that the electronics in mig welders dislike being run from a generator , or rather the generator needs to be a much larger kw for it to work ? Well , today i used my newish Lidls variable speed 1200w angle grinder with my Honda EX500 genny...( 500w ) It ran it ok to start with, I didn't overload it , as obviously it wasn't making much power running on 500w ..and i was only using a 1mm disc to cut off a 8mm bolt so i wanted it to keep spinning fast . When i went to cut off a second bolt , the grinder wouldn't work.. Nor on mains .. Fetching my second Lidls grinder , that worked ok with genny power and i finished the job .. Do you think i've damaged the variable speed board ? I can't see that I could have burnt out the motor windings...

Thread: Remembering Apollo 11
16/07/2019 22:44:36

Eclipse of the moon time !laugh

Thread: Easy Button Die Storage Solution
20/06/2019 10:26:21

And the steel stains the oak...

Thread: Silver soldering cast iron?
18/06/2019 21:20:05

Later , less well made Suffolks have a pressed steel clutch drum...interchangeable.. Might have one somewhere

Thread: Hi I am Mick and am very interested in the Aveling & Porter Roller
11/06/2019 23:49:26

He smokes around in it at the shakes , and the dog goes potty when it goes past..angry  It actually goes at a fair old lick !

Edited By Hacksaw on 11/06/2019 23:52:47

11/06/2019 23:31:22

There's one not 50 yards from me right now , at the top of my road ! laugh


Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
21/05/2019 18:05:29

That's nice. When i was a lot , lot younger , and had hair , and a mum , i built a kit car...a Burlington SS , that looked a bit like a Morgan ..and Morgan drivers used to wave at me ,and i didn't ever wave back, as mine was a fake!! blush Me mum loved going in it , me wife hated it ..I put a 2.5 Triumph engine in it and drove it like an idiot and frightened her ...I gave it away to a school mate .. I'll find a picture... smiley




Edited By Hacksaw on 21/05/2019 18:08:08

21/05/2019 17:45:21

Hardly engineering or model engineering .Made a stainless steel horse shoe for a friends daughters wedding posy..

That's knackered my tools a bit . Hard to forge, is stainless steel... I did sweat a little! Cripes, digital picks up every blemish and micro scratches .forge 006.jpg

Thread: T nut slot channel
12/05/2019 17:55:56

Ahh. Probably not what you're looking for,but ..

I was standing under a 30mph road sign last night, and looking up at it .. on the back face is an ally extrusion , with T nuts holding it to the post ..

And I thought of this thread !! smiley

Thread: Printing small parts for car restoration
15/04/2019 22:24:06

Look at polymorph..? But not for places that get hot !

Thread: Smart and brown lathe
15/04/2019 17:03:16

I've got a model M laugh

Thread: An electric motor actuated vice
02/01/2019 07:22:02

Homemade one here

Edited By Hacksaw on 02/01/2019 07:23:11

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