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David Caunt18/03/2021 19:16:10
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Have just received issue No302

Always happy to get it.

It appears that the Data Book on page 35 has 2 A5 lists which are identical.

Not that it detracts unless it should have included lower than a number 29 or higher than a 68.

It appears I've headed it No301 instead of No302. It doesn't let me edit that. Doh!

 

Edited By David Caunt on 18/03/2021 19:16:53

 

Edited By David Caunt on 18/03/2021 19:18:26

Frances IoM18/03/2021 20:58:43
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can't get the proof readers these days
David Caunt18/03/2021 22:37:25
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Yes Frances.

It can be amusing and understandable. We all do it.

. "Stewart Hart explains that to get the best from these useful devices you need a little preparatory work is needed"

In the article on "How to Set Up a Spin Indexer" Stewart has re written the header (or perhaps it was the editor himself or even the printer).

We all know what it should say. My reason for the original post was to hopefully ensure that the omission of the correct sheet would be rectified later.

In Scribe a line. Neil said that Bernard Towers Lantern Chuck drawing would be published in MEW302. Should have been the next issue.

Obviously someone corrected my post title for me or did I miss how I could have corrected it?

Frances IoM18/03/2021 22:50:17
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well I guess we could commiserate with the editor on seeing his photo on the front cover - working himself to the bone yet still going round in circles.
Oily Rag18/03/2021 23:24:34
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AndI thought this thread was about Woodruff cutters!

Nicholas Farr18/03/2021 23:58:47
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Hi, in the original release of this data book, there are 13 pages of drill sizes, the ones printed in MEW 302 are; two of page 3, page 1 and page 4. Page 1 should have been printed on the left hand duplicate, when looking at the two duplicates in the reading position. In the original run, there were a few misprinted ones like this, but I can't remember which ones they were, but all were reprinted correctly in the end, so there may be a few more that get printed incorrectly if the original files have been used.

Regards Nick.

Hopper19/03/2021 05:45:50
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Posted by David Caunt on 18/03/2021 19:16:10:

It appears that the Data Book on page 35 has 2 A5 lists which are identical.

There will be no extra charge for the extra copy, sir.

Hopper19/03/2021 06:01:25
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Posted by David Caunt on 18/03/2021 22:37:25:

Yes Frances.

It can be amusing and understandable. We all do it.

. "Stewart Hart explains that to get the best from these useful devices you need a little preparatory work is needed"

In the article on "How to Set Up a Spin Indexer" Stewart has re written the header (or perhaps it was the editor himself or even the printer).

.

Certainly not the printer. It's all done by computer these days. The editor hits the print button in his office, or living room these days I suppose, and miles away at the print centre a thin aluminium laser-etched printing plate comes gliding out of a small machine just like a page out of an office paper printer. That plate is wrapped around the press roller without a glance and off it goes.

Once upon a time there was a squad of crotchety old print compositors making up the plate with eagle eyes, and an even crotchetier squad of final proof readers slavering at the mouth to point out any errors the compositors missed in their ignorance and incompetence. Now there is just Neil in his living room playing the Lone Ranger.

It's interesting to look back at old 1940s to 70s ME mags and see the cast of thousands, well a dozen or so anyway, that made up the editorial department and the editorial advisory team. Full of names like GH Thomas, Ian Bradley, Prof Chaddock and Claude Reeve etc. The editor had at his disposal a gang of pendants that would put the ME forum's most particular enthusiasts to shame.

JasonB19/03/2021 07:11:02
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Given that it was produced while Neil was moving house and workshop hardly surprizing a few errors may have crept in particularly if they were there in the original which suggests you could not get the staff back then either.

J

PS Was me that changed the title.

Nicholas Wheeler 119/03/2021 08:53:25
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Posted by Hopper on 19/03/2021 06:01:25:
It's interesting to look back at old 1940s to 70s ME mags and see the cast of thousands, well a dozen or so anyway, that made up the editorial department and the editorial advisory team. Full of names like GH Thomas, Ian Bradley, Prof Chaddock and Claude Reeve etc. The editor had at his disposal a gang of pendants that would put the ME forum's most particular enthusiasts to shame.

Presumably the pendants hang around until someone makes a mistake?

Proof reading your own text really isn't easy.

Michael Gilligan19/03/2021 09:00:27
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Posted by Nicholas Wheeler 1 on 19/03/2021 08:53:25:

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Proof reading your own text really isn't easy.

laugh

... as evidenced by this:

b623a85a-2c9b-4929-99fa-3d54fd875f25.jpeg

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... Graphic design beats spelling !

MichaelG.

Hopper19/03/2021 10:30:49
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Posted by Nicholas Wheeler 1 on 19/03/2021 08:53:25:
Posted by Hopper on 19/03/2021 06:01:25:
It's interesting to look back at old 1940s to 70s ME mags and see the cast of thousands, well a dozen or so anyway, that made up the editorial department and the editorial advisory team. Full of names like GH Thomas, Ian Bradley, Prof Chaddock and Claude Reeve etc. The editor had at his disposal a gang of pendants that would put the ME forum's most particular enthusiasts to shame.

Presumably the pendants hang around until someone makes a mistake?

Proof reading your own text really isn't easy.

laughlaughlaughlaugh Exactly. There you go. That's what you get for relying on spell checker instead of crusty old proof readers.

V8Eng19/03/2021 10:39:51
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Never wear pendants when operating machinery.wink

Nicholas Wheeler 119/03/2021 10:46:13
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Posted by Hopper on 19/03/2021 10:30:49:
Posted by Nicholas Wheeler 1 on 19/03/2021 08:53:25:
Posted by Hopper on 19/03/2021 06:01:25:
It's interesting to look back at old 1940s to 70s ME mags and see the cast of thousands, well a dozen or so anyway, that made up the editorial department and the editorial advisory team. Full of names like GH Thomas, Ian Bradley, Prof Chaddock and Claude Reeve etc. The editor had at his disposal a gang of pendants that would put the ME forum's most particular enthusiasts to shame.

Presumably the pendants hang around until someone makes a mistake?

Proof reading your own text really isn't easy.

laughlaughlaughlaugh Exactly. There you go. That's what you get for relying on spell checker instead of crusty old proof readers.

You can't blame the spell checker, as pendants is spelt perfectly.wink

David Caunt19/03/2021 15:15:15
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Thank you Jason.

Peter Greene19/03/2021 16:20:12
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Posted by Nicholas Wheeler 1 on 19/03/2021 10:46:13:
Posted by Hopper on 19/03/2021 10:30:49:

laughlaughlaughlaugh Exactly. There you go. That's what you get for relying on spell checker instead of crusty old proof readers.

You can't blame the spell checker, as pendants is spelt perfectly.wink

..... which is kind of his point.

noel shelley19/03/2021 16:31:53
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ALL PENDANTS SHOULD BE HUNG !!!! Noel.

Nick Clarke 319/03/2021 16:32:01
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A little poem I have used to show people, both adults and secondary age children, the importance of proof reading. Silly I know.

Eye have a spelling chequer,
It came with my pea sea.
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss Steaks I can knot sea.

Eye strike the quays and type a whirred
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am write oar wrong
It tells me strait a weigh.

Eye ran this poem threw it,
Your shore real glad two no.
Its vary polished in its weigh.
My chequer tolled me sew.

A chequer is a blessed thing,
It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
It helps me right all stiles of righting,
And aides me when eye rime.

Each frays come posed up on my screen
Eye trussed too bee a joule.
The chequer pours o'er every word
Two cheque sum spelling rule

 

Edited By Nick Clarke 3 on 19/03/2021 16:33:46

David Caunt19/03/2021 20:11:55
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Hats off to Neil. How he manages to get through it all beats me.

Hope the move went without a hitch and his workshop is back up and running soon.

Dave

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