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Ian Johnson 117/07/2019 00:32:58
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Michael Gilligan17/07/2019 06:43:50
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Posted by Ian Johnson 1 on 17/07/2019 00:32:58:

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But did you actually follow-up on my recommendation, Ian ?

... made yesterday morning at 06:54:33

MichselG.

Ian Johnson 117/07/2019 09:30:18
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 16/07/2019

Given that you have "checked it again" and and found another unlikely size; I think it advisable to try measuring once more ...

There is, of course, no obligation upon Aldi to use any standard thread; but if they have tried to follow convention, the most likely choice would be 5/8" x 11tpi.

MichaelG.

Thanks Michael but there is no need to, it is a very sloppy M16 x 2 (which I haven't got any taps or dies for) so I'll re-cut the thread to something I have got. Something like 1/2"UNC / Whit, then make an adaptor to suit. It needs a chunky thread because it's cheap plastic rubbish and if I make mess of it, it goes in the bin! It only cost £3.49 after all. Bit of a bargain I think.

Ian

Michael Gilligan17/07/2019 09:35:08
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Thanks for the confirmation, Ian yes

MichaelG.

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P.S. Bargain status 'seconded' 

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 17/07/2019 09:38:54

Neil Wyatt17/07/2019 19:28:47
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Posted by RMA on 15/07/2019 23:27:58:

Neil makes a comment about my username,,,,why? It's not a posting.

Just humorously pointing out the irony ..

But the forum seems to have had something of a humour bypass. There seems to be something in the air these days.

Neil

Frank Gorse17/07/2019 20:09:17
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What this thread is short of is a bit of pedantry so may I point out that it’s only an acronym if the letters form a word,such as UNESCO,RADAR etc. Otherwise it’s just a TFLA (three or four letter abbreviation) You’re welcome.

Daniel17/07/2019 20:47:09
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 17/07/2019 19:28:47:
Posted by RMA on 15/07/2019 23:27:58:

Neil makes a comment about my username,,,,why? It's not a posting.

Just humorously pointing out the irony ..

But the forum seems to have had something of a humour bypass. There seems to be something in the air these days.

Neil

Perhaps a bit too much sun,

Posters have become very grumpy, recently

Ian Johnson 117/07/2019 23:25:59
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My 'Threadlocker' photo didn't work very well did it! laugh

David Standing 118/07/2019 08:27:34
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 17/07/2019 19:28:47:

But the forum seems to have had something of a humour bypass. There seems to be something in the air these days.

Neil

Isn't that a fact Neil! sad

Read, and move along if you don't like it, is my mantra.

mark costello 118/07/2019 16:11:53
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271 thread locker is supposed to be the permanent one.

Ian Johnson 118/07/2019 22:10:34
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Not permanent enough it seems! This thread just refuses to die!  laugh (edit: I forgot the emoji) 

Edited By Ian Johnson 1 on 18/07/2019 22:12:52

Michael Gilligan18/07/2019 22:27:05
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Posted by Ian Johnson 1 on 17/07/2019 09:30:18:

... it is a very sloppy M16 x 2 (which I haven't got any taps or dies for)

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Ahah !

That's probably why the thread won't die devil

Mark Rand18/07/2019 23:16:51
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Just a little niggle from a little way back:- Why would one assume that camera and telescope mounting threads are UNC? They were in use a long time before Unified threads were decided upon.

Please use the correct (Whitworth) thread form for your tripods!

Oh, and 5/8" x 13tpi is probably a DD Holtzapfel thread. cheeky

Michael Gilligan18/07/2019 23:28:04
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Posted by Mark Rand on 18/07/2019 23:16:51:

Just a little niggle from a little way back:- Why would one assume that camera and telescope mounting threads are UNC? They were in use a long time before Unified threads were decided upon.

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Tripod threads were Whitworth ... They are now UNC [and have been for some years], specified to a sufficiently loose fit that they are 'compatible' with Whitworth.

It's all there in the standard.

https://www.iso.org/standard/55918.html

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 18/07/2019 23:35:35

Mark Rand18/07/2019 23:53:32
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Bah! Humbug! Revisionist history!

 

Edit to add smiley. laugh

Edited By Mark Rand on 18/07/2019 23:54:30

Michael Gilligan18/07/2019 23:54:58
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Posted by Mark Rand on 18/07/2019 23:53:32:

Bah! Humbug! Revisionist history!

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laugh Goodnight.

MichaelG.

andrew lyner19/07/2019 00:01:35
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Posted by Mark Rand on 18/07/2019 23:53:32:

Bah! Humbug! Revisionist history!

Edit to add smiley. laugh

Edited By Mark Rand on 18/07/2019 23:54:30

Trouble is that camera equipment has been used for years and there's no reason (as far as photographers are concerned) for changing that thread standard. I would think that most photographers are not DIY people and they just buy stuff. So the standard continues. I use both sizes of thread because the small thread is not strong enough for very heavy lenses (= modest sized refractor telescopes).

The available adapters are at least as expensive as that now famous cheapo laser level.

Ian Johnson 119/07/2019 00:22:44
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 18/07/2019 22:27:05:
Posted by Ian Johnson 1 on 17/07/2019 09:30:18:

... it is a very sloppy M16 x 2 (which I haven't got any taps or dies for)

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Ahah !

That's probably why the thread won't die devil

Has anybody got any spare sloppy taps and dies? Preferably sloppy UNC though!

Ed Duffner19/07/2019 00:40:29
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I bought one of these laser levels from B&Q many years ago for about £30. I think I've used it twice so far. For finding levels in the garden to add a railway sleeper, low retaining wall and to check and level the ceiling timbers in my living room when I knocked the hall through. I was surprised to find the timbers had a difference of as much as 7/8" or ~22mm lowest to highest point. !!!

I find levelling the base of the tool to be a bit tedious.

Ed.

andrew lyner19/07/2019 00:42:22
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Wassamadda you lathe owners? You don’t need taps and dies - just a bit of time and some gears.

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