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Ian Skeldon 220/06/2019 19:25:32
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I don't know a great deal about guitars but that bass looks great now you have cleaned it up Neil.

Raymond Sanderson 222/06/2019 09:04:15
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Mate who's into Blacksmith asked me to make some new handles for his selection of scored hammer heads.
His request was for handles to suit each head and his large hands typical handles fly across the floor as they are often to small.

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Anthony Knights22/06/2019 18:25:03
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The pump saga continues. Insulation reading still bad so cut the top off the motor housing. Cut off the mains cable and the motor checked OK. Checked the cable after cutting a foot off at the motor end and the earth fault cleared. Still reading 1.5 megohms between live and neutral. I cut the cable in half, checked again and binned the faulty half.

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Reconnected the good cable, glued the housing back together and finished off with a double layer of fibre glass Made sure the cable entry was well sealed Now just waiting for the fibreglass to set and I can change the fish pond water.

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Neil Wyatt22/06/2019 19:57:25
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Posted by Ian Skeldon 2 on 20/06/2019 19:25:32:

I don't know a great deal about guitars but that bass looks great now you have cleaned it up Neil.

Thanks, it sounds good too. Very much a 'precision bass' sound If this works!):

Neil Wyatt22/06/2019 19:58:05
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Posted by Raymond Sanderson 2 on 22/06/2019 09:04:15:

Mate who's into Blacksmith asked me to make some new handles for his selection of scored hammer heads.
His request was for handles to suit each head and his large hands typical handles fly across the floor as they are often to small.

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Nice work Ray!

Ian Skeldon 222/06/2019 20:26:41
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 22/06/2019 19:57:25:
Posted by Ian Skeldon 2 on 20/06/2019 19:25:32:

I don't know a great deal about guitars but that bass looks great now you have cleaned it up Neil.

Thanks, it sounds good too. Very much a 'precision bass' sound If this works!):

Yep sounds very good, nice to have the skill to re-build it and play it.

OldMetaller23/06/2019 08:27:59
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Posted by Ian Skeldon 2 on 22/06/2019 20:26:41:
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 22/06/2019 19:57:25:
Posted by Ian Skeldon 2 on 20/06/2019 19:25:32:

I don't know a great deal about guitars but that bass looks great now you have cleaned it up Neil.

Thanks, it sounds good too. Very much a 'precision bass' sound If this works!):

Yep sounds very good, nice to have the skill to re-build it and play it.

My first bass was a Westone Thunder 1A, the active one, bought after I'd restored a left-handed Westone for a friend. I really loved it, but the sheer weight of it made me chop it in for a Japanese-built Fender Precision. I eventually outgrew that, and now have a '90's Bass Collection, again Japanese, but in my opinion, as good as a Warwick or a Status.

I hope that hasn't offended anybody, just my personal opinions, you understand!

I still think that the Westone looks stunning, I'm glad you didn't decide to over-restore it, Neil!

John.

Circlip23/06/2019 10:13:17
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Posted by OldMetaller on 23/06/2019 08:27:59:
Posted by Ian Skeldon 2 on 22/06/2019 20:26:41:
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 22/06/2019 19:57:25:
Posted by Ian Skeldon 2 on 20/06/2019 19:25:32:

I don't know a great deal about guitars but that bass looks great now you have cleaned it up Neil.

Thanks, it sounds good too. Very much a 'precision bass' sound If this works!):

Yep sounds very good, nice to have the skill to re-build it and play it.

My first bass was a Westone Thunder 1A, the active one, bought after I'd restored a left-handed Westone for a friend. I really loved it, but the sheer weight of it made me chop it in for a Japanese-built Fender Precision. I eventually outgrew that, and now have a '90's Bass Collection, again Japanese, but in my opinion, as good as a Warwick or a Status.

I hope that hasn't offended anybody, just my personal opinions, you understand!

I still think that the Westone looks stunning, I'm glad you didn't decide to over-restore it, Neil!

John.

How many times do we need to repost the same post?????

Are so many too dumb just to reply with quotation marks around the words?

Post numbers would always have helped save bandwidth but sadly cheap website designers haven't the capability - ANOTHER old chestnut

Regards Ian.

Michael Gilligan23/06/2019 11:44:07
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Posted by Circlip on 23/06/2019 10:13:17:

How many times do we need to repost the same post?????

Are so many too dumb just to reply with quotation marks around the words?

Post numbers would always have helped save bandwidth but sadly cheap website designers haven't the capability - ANOTHER old chestnut

 

Regards Ian.

 

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I see that you are following the trend, Ian

MichaelG.

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Edit: ... and also posting your comments within what you are quoting. ... Oh dear !!

 

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 23/06/2019 12:15:18

Bazyle23/06/2019 22:35:48
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Dropped in on the Cambridge MES as I was passing although it was not their public or visitor running day. As usual with model engineers they were most welcoming and I soon had a mug of tea in my hand. It was more of a track maintenance day than running although a couple of engines were in action. It must be over 30 years since I have been there and recently they have made a major extension to their track. I was able to have a good chat and pick up some great ideas for my own clubs. Thanks guys.

Circlip24/06/2019 11:41:04
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I reiterate from another post I replied to Michael, irony doesn't only apply to Ferrous objects.

Regards Ian.

Saxalby24/06/2019 12:56:46
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Finished my geared bending rolls. Made to the design of GHT. I already have some 12" rolls that I used when I was making a boiler, they are to heavy and cumbersome, so made a set with 5" rolls. More useful for the small work I now do.bending rolls 2.jpg

Emgee24/06/2019 13:06:17
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Nice looking rolls, should do some good work.

Emgee

Michael Gilligan24/06/2019 16:16:50
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Posted by Circlip on 24/06/2019 11:41:04:

I reiterate from another post I replied to Michael, irony doesn't only apply to Ferrous objects.

Regards Ian.

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Oh ... is that what it was !?!

I thought you were just whinging

MichaelG.

Nigel Graham 224/06/2019 17:13:22
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Fine work there, Saxalby!

What's their thickness capacity? The sample looks to be about 1mm thick.

What's finish on the steel-work? It looks darkened, as if some form of protection, or is the effect just photographic?

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"Irony"? I thought that describes laundry-work quality....

Neil Wyatt24/06/2019 17:19:45
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Posted by OldMetaller on 23/06/2019 08:27:59:
Posted by Ian Skeldon 2 on 22/06/2019 20:26:41:
 

My first bass was a Westone Thunder 1A, the active one, bought after I'd restored a left-handed Westone for a friend. I really loved it, but the sheer weight of it made me chop it in for a Japanese-built Fender Precision. I eventually outgrew that, and now have a '90's Bass Collection, again Japanese, but in my opinion, as good as a Warwick or a Status.

I hope that hasn't offended anybody, just my personal opinions, you understand!

I still think that the Westone looks stunning, I'm glad you didn't decide to over-restore it, Neil!

John.

 

My brother had a 1A a long time ago. Yes the Thunder 1 is well heavy, but I got it for nostalgia (it was very cheap) and was delighted by the sound.

I need to take a new group shot of my collection. Three on the left are Indonesian, two on the right (and the Westone) are Japanese. As I'm sure you know, experience suggests the average Japanese bass is better made than the average American one...

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 24/06/2019 17:21:36

OldMetaller25/06/2019 05:34:55
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You'll soon need a panoramic camera if you keep buying basses, Neil! laugh

My local guitar shop has an Epiphone Thunderbird going for £139. angel

John.

Saxalby25/06/2019 09:39:38
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Nigel.

Yes the sample is about 1mm thick and I have used it on 1/16" anneal copper which is about the thickest I shall be doing. The darkened metal is just my bad lighting in the workshop. Although I do intend to blacken the steel to give a bit of rust protection.

Barry

Neil Wyatt25/06/2019 21:36:38
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Posted by OldMetaller on 25/06/2019 05:34:55:

You'll soon need a panoramic camera if you keep buying basses, Neil! laugh

My local guitar shop has an Epiphone Thunderbird going for £139. angel

John.

Don't I know someone who is threatening to sell em one for even less than that!

C'mon Neil... get a grip!

Nigel Graham 226/06/2019 21:22:24
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Still tottering about on crutches but I managed, with great care not to put any load on my "done" leg, I moved enough rammel around in the workshop to put an adjustable medical-type stool in front of the lathe.

So hopefully I might be able to make a bit of swarf in the next few days or so!

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