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mechman4811/10/2018 16:40:17
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Some beast; going to take some cleaning & renovating... smile o

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Neil Wyatt11/10/2018 16:42:49
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Posted by V8Eng on 11/10/2018 10:39:54:
Posted by Ian P on 11/10/2018 10:22:49:
Posted by V8Eng on 11/10/2018 10:03:30:

By 'start of something' presumably you mean placing 'Wanted' ads in the For Sale section!

I was thinking of what happened on some other Forums which became swamped with unrelated adverts at times!

Just extra work for the poor, horny-handed sons of toil who are the moderators

Bazyle13/10/2018 23:44:07
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Cleaned up parts of a bandsaw in the Men's Shed that our electrician doing PAT testing had declared obsolete and unmaintainable. As in needs a new blade and some guides readily sourced from ebay. Put some new wire on the NVR switch so he has no excuse next time. Will have to write up a training schedule for it.

Despite the 2 days of howling gales the nearby small wind generator set up by the local school I suppose for 'greenery' education has been steadfastly idle.

Mark Rand14/10/2018 00:36:21
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Drove 180 miles with the lad, me in one direction, him in the other. Picked up a pair of loudspeakers for the shed, so we can hear uncivilised music at the end where the lathe and milling machine are. The existing setup, gets drowned out by the sound of tortured machinery and metal and I didn't want to resort to Bluetooth headphones or move the existing speakers from the 'refined' end of the shed!

Sam Longley 114/10/2018 08:22:08
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Loud speakers--- The work of the devil

One of the things I like about my shed is to get away from the wife's b..dy radio. Why on earth do people feel the need to have endless racket going in the background with intermittent twaddle spoken every so often. My wife will be in one room with the radio in another. She cannot possible hear, properly, what is being transmitted, but insists on having it on.

It is like the TV. Sometimes we will scroll through the menu & there is nothing of interest. My immediate move is to turn it off. She then moans & turns it on. But "why" i say. "Well we have to have something"- "No!! we don't"

As I write this she has just got up. What has she done? turned the radio on to be told by some twat that there is " the rythm of the night" ( whatever that is) &  a traffic jam on the A13-- but we are not going anywhere today so who cares  !!!!

 

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Neil Wyatt14/10/2018 10:50:39
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Posted by Bazyle on 13/10/2018 23:44:07:
Despite the 2 days of howling gales the nearby small wind generator set up by the local school I suppose for 'greenery' education has been steadfastly idle.

Better ones have an automatic brake to stop them overspeeding.

Neil

Bazyle14/10/2018 11:19:42
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Will be going for a walk (cricket club fundraiser) this afternoon and from the top of the hill we will count the working ones and idle ones. Apparently too much electricity around in this wind !

Sam, I'm like your wife. Always have something on from getting up to bedtime, but at work I can totally 'zone out' the chatter in the open plan office. Silence is unnerving.

Sam Longley 114/10/2018 11:42:54
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Posted by Bazyle on 14/10/2018 11:19:42:

Sam, I'm like your wife. Always have something on from getting up to bedtime, but at work I can totally 'zone out' the chatter in the open plan office. Silence is unnerving.

But, I bet if I asked you what the DJ had said 50 seconds earlier you possibly could not remember. Likewise if I asked you what the last but one record was you would not know. In other words you were not listening to it. You were ( possibly, I do not know about you in particular) just hearing a warbling sound in your ears. Sometimes a song that you might like triggers ones hearing senses for a minute or two but then one switches off. In many cases it is just useless rubbish. So it begs the question WHY????

When I did work in an open plan office I dd zone into some chatter because in a "team" one needed to know what was going on around one. Apart from that a bit of banter added to the atmosphere. But that was more relevant to one's interest at the particular moment.

Edited By Sam Longley 1 on 14/10/2018 11:44:06

Bazyle14/10/2018 13:01:57
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Why - I guess it is company as I'm alone but unlike a wife whose utterances require attention and an answer the radio makes no demands so is stress free and can be ignored without danger. The banal comments of the DJ and adverts can be annoying but make me feel connected to the world. I rarely put on a record/cd just to listen to the music itself.

Mick B116/10/2018 20:28:59
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More pipe unions for airpumps - I think for the Polish tank engine or the US S160 locos. Somebody's busted the worm drive on the divvy head for the Bridgeport clone, so I had to cut the hexes using the location pin only, but it worked OK. They're threaded 3/8" BSPP.

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Colin Heseltine16/10/2018 21:05:29
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Yesterday went with friend of mine to assist him with delivery of a Myford Super7 he had sold to a buyer in Sheffield.

Lovely wet day to load onto and tie down on trailer, lovely wet drive up the A38 and M1, nice and wet to unload on a sloping wet road then get up a rough concrete path into garage.

All went well, didn't drop it, no injuries and buyer very happy. Engine cranes, pallet trucks and chain hoists all came into their own.

Now got Midland Show to look forward to on Thursday

Colin

Mark Rand16/10/2018 22:26:34
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Making the second of a pair of Polly-V pulleys to replace the worn ones in the Beaver milling machine. 'Twould be far more effecient to start with castings, but the foundry isn't finished and I had a large lump of ally. In order to avoid more burns all over my arms and head, I've been using improvised chip guards. The photo is posed, due to the need to use a hand to drive the phone/camera, but the setup works very well. Catches 95-98% of the chips into the chip tray, rather than on me or the floor. I'm now on my third black plastic bin bag of chips sad.

Mark Rand17/10/2018 16:14:53
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We has pulleys! smiley.

The original A section V belt ones, with back gear, give 80 to 3,000 rpm in eight steps. The new 5 groove J section Poly-V ones should give 90 to 4,300 in ten steps. I'd originally calculated that a 5 groove belt would be the right size, but I chickened out and went one size larger. The new ones are the same height and maximum diameter as the old ones, so they should fit easily.

The original pulleys are severely worn, apart from having broken sides. The new ones should make belt changing much less of a hassle because the grooves and belt are so shallow.

Now I can start making a replacement hollow splined shaft for the spindle drive.

 

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John Collingwood17/10/2018 22:39:52
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What have I been doing today? Jobs around the house for "HER THAT MUST BE OBEYED" As I have managed to get transport to Midland Exhibition on Friday? Earn the Brownie points whilst you can wink

mechman4818/10/2018 12:41:17
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Posted by John Collingwood on 17/10/2018 22:39:52:

What have I been doing today? Jobs around the house for "HER THAT MUST BE OBEYED" As I have managed to get transport to Midland Exhibition on Friday? Earn the Brownie points whilst you can wink

Me too; puts me in mind of an old adage... 'Doesn't matter how many attaboys you get, it only takes one 'oh sh1t' to wipe them all out... surprise

George.

Bob Mc18/10/2018 13:15:45
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During a tidy up session I found the jars of brass turnings I had saved over a number of years...and I have quite a lot of brass bits & bobs & offcuts ... was hoping to melt them down and cast something but it seems to me quite a dangerous and involved process... do the scrappers take brass turnings...?

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Neil Wyatt18/10/2018 14:16:43
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Posted by Bob Mc on 18/10/2018 13:15:45:

During a tidy up session I found the jars of brass turnings I had saved over a number of years...and I have quite a lot of brass bits & bobs & offcuts ... was hoping to melt them down and cast something but it seems to me quite a dangerous and involved process... do the scrappers take brass turnings...?

It's not difficult actually, a propane torch is adequate and you can use an old stainless steel pan or even the 'cup' off the top of an old flask as long as you don't expect it to last forever.

Melting temperature is good red heat, some insulation is helpful but you don't need a full furnace.

make sure your mould is dry.

I've had fun results using 3D printed 'lost PLA', this is about an inch high.

Neil

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Bob Mc18/10/2018 14:34:14
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Thanks Neil...

You are making me think now...!

..Bob..

Michael Gilligan18/10/2018 15:43:41
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Posted by Bob Mc on 18/10/2018 13:15:45:

... do the scrappers take brass turnings...?

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Yes, but you will be doing well if you get £3 a Kilo.

Probably best to use them as a bed for blueing steel.

Edit: or, of course, follow Neil's guidance.

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 18/10/2018 15:46:08

mechman4818/10/2018 17:27:06
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Finished refurbing the garden seat; SWMBO was of the opinion ' take it to the recycling centre & we'll get a new one' … surprise smile o… no way methinks, so I set to a couple of days ago & after taking the accessories off went at it with my 4" grinder & flap wheel, got all the old stain & dried out varnish off the slats revealing nice solid teak slats, followed up with a rubdown & new coat of teak stain.

Today a wire brushed the CI end frames to get rid of some mould & loose flakes of original paint plus giving it a key.I had bought some Rustoleum metal paint from Boyes ( usual disclaimer ) that was a match for the original paint, boy that stuff goes off quick, similar to Hammerite, & gave it a severe coating, I resprayed the slat supports with black satin finish auto spray & once dry reassembled it all back together, fitted all new screws & bolts, voila ! now who says we need to get another new one face 20 … Am I due some brownie points ?... yep! … will I get them … I doubt it … crying

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