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Neil Wyatt19/01/2017 19:27:57
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Posted by HOWARDT on 19/01/2017 16:55:30:

After a week of on and off in the workshop finally finished the parts for fitting taper gibs to the saddle on my Sieg C3. Also added locking screws to the cross slide and compound. I used Rick Kruger's drawings as the basis for the gibs and retainers but had to adjust the dimensions to suit.

The difference is nothing short of astounding. I have now parted off through 50mm and 32mm diameters with a 3/32 x 1/2 parting off blade without breaking it or the saddle trying to climb over it.

Now whats next?

Howard

Writing it up for MEW? Assuming Rick Kruger is happy for you to do so.

Neil

Curtis Rutter19/01/2017 22:08:53
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Just done these.....not much but I'm pleased with them, first time boring and trying to do anything accurate instead of just making swarf ....p.s how do you rotate photos??

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Edited By Curtis Rutter on 19/01/2017 22:10:20

Neil Wyatt19/01/2017 22:10:44
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Posted by Curtis Rutter on 19/01/2017 22:08:53:

Just done these.....not much but I'm pleased with them, first time boring and trying to do anything accurate instead of just making swarf

Good practice, but I thought that was what we were meant to do

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: "Make it so, Mr Swarf"

Hacksaw19/01/2017 22:21:26
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Bought 2 Michelin tyres online from Kwikfit , promo offer -bargain price , had them fitted today at local kwikfit .. they're dated  49 14 ...older than my worn out ones !

Edited By Hacksaw on 19/01/2017 22:23:49

Michael Gilligan19/01/2017 23:10:40
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Posted by Curtis Rutter on 19/01/2017 22:08:53:

....p.s how do you rotate photos??

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I'm afraid it probably depends what you're uploading them from.

If you're using an iOS device, I may be able to help.

... Other devices probably work in different mysterious ways.

MichaelG.

Curtis Rutter19/01/2017 23:25:45
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 19/01/2017 23:10:40:
Posted by Curtis Rutter on 19/01/2017 22:08:53:

....p.s how do you rotate photos??

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I'm afraid it probably depends what you're uploading them from.

If you're using an iOS device, I may be able to help.

... Other devices probably work in different mysterious ways.

MichaelG.

Yes using an iPhone

Michael Gilligan19/01/2017 23:34:14
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Posted by Curtis Rutter on 19/01/2017 23:25:45:
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 19/01/2017 23:10:40:
Posted by Curtis Rutter on 19/01/2017 22:08:53:

....p.s how do you rotate photos??

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I'm afraid it probably depends what you're uploading them from.

If you're using an iOS device, I may be able to help.

... Other devices probably work in different mysterious ways.

MichaelG.

Yes using an iPhone

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Have a look at **LINK** on the App store.

Photogene ⁴ by Omer Shoor
https://appsto.re/gb/7ECQv.i

It works beautifully on the iPad, so should be good on iPhone too.

Rotation, cropping, re-sizing, etc. etc.

MichaelG.

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MW19/01/2017 23:42:35
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Posted by Curtis Rutter on 19/01/2017 22:08:53:

p.s how do you rotate photos??

 

I had this problem a while back,

If you are using windows the solution is quite straight forward, when you get your photos from your device, don't use the windows auto/ cropping "image viewer" software,

the computer generates information that changes the photo for you, but not for anyone else, hence when you upload it to the internet, it's still sideways.

So open the file with paint, change anything you like to it, rotate/crop it if it needs it, sometimes it doesn't, and just either save, or save as jpeg and when you upload the paint edited/saved version, it will show it the right way up.

PS; just noticed you're using apple, so ignore that, but could be used as a method by anyone on the windows boat.

 

Michael W

Edited By Michael-w on 19/01/2017 23:47:34

John Stevenson20/01/2017 00:08:08
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Well working away quite merrily today and got a text at 4:30 from the Delectable Debs

"Your dinner is done "

So jumped into the Donald drove 110 miles up the M6, M56 and M53 and went and got me dinner as ordered, had a nice cuddle and drove back, another 110 miles but at least this was downhill.

She does a nice dinner but an even better cuddle.

Actually the dinner and cuddle was nice but real reason was to swap the Donald over for the car as it's wanted in the garage for MOT tomorrow and a bit of specialist work.

So tomorrow night it will be a repeat performance so she has the car at her end.

Neil Wyatt20/01/2017 14:37:43
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Posted by Hacksaw on 19/01/2017 22:21:26:

Bought 2 Michelin tyres online from Kwikfit , promo offer -bargain price , had them fitted today at local kwikfit .. they're dated 49 14 ...older than my worn out ones !

I had to buy two for my car, I took it in for a balance and fair cop both bald on the inner edge Keeping your tracking OK is pretty much impossible with Staffordshire road maintenance standards, I think they have rebranded the Highways department Holes 'R' Us.

Still I got a decent life out of them for budgets and the two back ones bought at the same time still have 6mm of tread on.

Then an hour and half to do the ten minute drive home because of this - jack-knifed lorry on the A38:

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Neil

John Hinkley20/01/2017 17:22:48
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Just come in from a cold garage to take a couple of photos for the Worden build album. Happy with the progress so far. It's taking me a long time to do, but I'm getting there! Only time will tell if my mods to the original design will turn out to be improvements, or not.

The lefthand side The righthand side

On the left is the (appropriately) left hand side of the business end. I've changed the traverse mechanism in terms of materials as well as the means of actuation, which now includes a locking device. Right hand photo is the other side, showing the revised arrangement for traversing the table. The screw has been changed for one with a 1mm pitch and the whole is moved with a graduated handwheel from Arc Euro Trade. On to the motor mount and wiring, next, I think.

John

Eric Cox21/01/2017 09:54:13
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I've been drawing the parts for an Austrian Railways Duplex loco in 3 1/2" gauge. With frames over 20" and the front buffer beam 6 1/2" long I think I'm about to launch a behemoth. How the prototype ran being such a size God only knows.

Chris Evans 621/01/2017 10:07:44
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Neil, I guessed it was something on the A38. I live on the A513 and it took three quarters of an hour to get from Alrewas to Kings Bromley, about three miles.

Michael Gilligan22/01/2017 16:24:55
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I have just spent a happy half-hour at the microscope, examining a slide of the spinnerettes of a Cross Spider [Araneus diadematus] ... I can't hope to do justice to this construction with a conventional photograph, so here are a couple of links to generic SEM images.

**LINK**

http://sciencenordic.com/how-spiders-make-their-silk

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http://animals.howstuffworks.com/arachnids/spider3.htm

With a 40x objective and 6x eyepieces, I can clearly distinguish the construction of the individual spigots, but not the surface texture ... The SEM images reveal the true beauty.

dont know Our 3D printing nozzles look awfully crude by comparison.

MichaelG.

Neil Wyatt22/01/2017 17:23:17
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 22/01/2017 16:24:55:

I have just spent a happy half-hour at the microscope, examining a slide of the spinnerettes of a Cross Spider [Araneus diadematus] ... I can't hope to do justice to this construction with a conventional photograph, so here are a couple of links to generic SEM images.

**LINK**

http://sciencenordic.com/how-spiders-make-their-silk

**LINK**

http://animals.howstuffworks.com/arachnids/spider3.htm

With a 40x objective and 6x eyepieces, I can clearly distinguish the construction of the individual spigots, but not the surface texture ... The SEM images reveal the true beauty.

dont know Our 3D printing nozzles look awfully crude by comparison.

MichaelG.

We demand a sketch of your own

Ed Duffner22/01/2017 17:38:00
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Amazing - many of the wonders found in the animal kingdom. If you could contain the chemicals used in spider silk and set them up on a 3D printer, you'd possibly have a new materials and fabrication industry without the need for metals or plastics.

Ed.

daveb22/01/2017 17:48:25
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Amazing stuff, spider web, if you walk face first through a web, it stops you in your tracks, just goes to show how strong it is! In the early 60s we used to use it for cross hairs on old telescopes, it was delivered wound on small cardboard frames. The foreman told me it was produced on a spider farm and the spiders would only produce for a short time before they went insane due to spinning for hours and not getting anywhere. I asked what happened when they went mad, he said you stamped on it and got another spider. He may have been pulling my leg.

Dave

JA22/01/2017 17:55:12
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I have just bought an iPad and have spent the afternoon trying to work out how to use it. I can now take photographs with it and use the internet. I have failed to work out how I can download photographs from a camera or PC to it without sending myself an email.

It has a thing called a Lightning Connector. The cable with the mating connector has a USB2 connector on the other end. This mates with the charging equipment and I guess will connect successfully to a PC. I have not tried that yet but I hope it works.

JA

Clive Hartland22/01/2017 19:06:29
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Re the spiders web for telescope reticles, they starve the spider and if they do not the resultant spiders web will have small dots of faece's on them. The reason to use spiders web is that resists the recoil shock of the gun firing.

So today after a bit of negotiation I bought an Airedale bitch 12 weeks old, I will name her 'Tess', This will be my 5th Airedale since I was 7 years old during the war years. Most of the negotiation was about my age and would I be able to keep up with her! I have so far today. Tomorrow I have to go to the Vet with her to get her vaccinations done.

Clive

Edited By Clive Hartland on 22/01/2017 19:09:08

Geoff Theasby22/01/2017 20:41:02
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JA, I'm working on that just now. The Apple connector is waterproof (Why?) and very expensive. I am getting a videocamera to interface with a PC, laptop, domestic tv, my smartphone and the internet. So far so good. I am so glad that standardised connections have been agreed., or adapters available to connect one to t'other.

My Android smartphone has a camera icon. When selected, a switch allows stills or video, then a single press on the shutter icon sets it off.

Geoff

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