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SteveI11/02/2013 10:17:55
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Good morning,

I am new to the hobby and also a new subscriber to ME and MEW. I'd like to suggest some ideas for possible future MEW articles. Please take these comments in the spirit that they are intended; a curious newcomer seeking guidance.

I've read on the forum that article content is repeated / refreshed once in a while. As a newcomer I welcome this as the hobby has a wonderful heritage to draw upon. However, one of the challenges for a newcomer that aspires to build some of the tools that have been written about is that things are slightly different now. For example:

Metric fasteners. Shoud I invest in BSW BSF BA, BSD, BSP taps and dies? Or should I modify designs for Metric fine and course threads?

Some suppliers to the hobby no longer supply full kits only castings.

Machine tools. The venerable Myford S7 go for quite a substantial sum second hand, cheaper options are available now that allow entry into the hobby. Unfortunately we lose access to the rich heritage of projects aimed at the myford. Or do we? Perhaps MEW could advise? Many articles are written with them in mind and so guidance on things to consider if you have other lathes would be nice for the novice as part of the content refresh.

Subscriber background. I have no formal practical mechanical engineering training. My day job is in computer engineering. I am not asking for articles written for the complete novice but perhaps MEW might consider some projects that have not been considered before perhaps because of their relative simplicity.

With all this in mind I'd like to suggest an article. That fits the profile. As far as I can see there has never been a build series for the Model Engineering Services Kennet tool and cutter grinder. This is now only available as a set of castings rather than a full kit. It uses a mixture of BA and BSF.

I am sure there are other projects out there that would be of great value to refresh in a manner to assist the newcomer to the hobby and also the long term subscriber. I'd welcome some suggestions.

Thanks,

Steve

David Clark 111/02/2013 11:07:40
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Hi There

I am sure the Kennet cutter grinder has been done.

Buy taps and dies as you need them. Imperial will be around for many years.

regards David

wheeltapper11/02/2013 12:09:31
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Well, this is a jolly new game. you give us the answer and we have to guess the question. cheeky

how did that happen?????

Roy

colin hawes11/02/2013 12:16:08
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I'm trying to figure it out too! Colin

David Clark 111/02/2013 12:39:20
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Hi There

As this is a first post it would be premoderated.

When the post has been approved all will become clear.

regards David

NJH11/02/2013 13:47:39
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Better hope that Wolfie parks up for a sarnie sometime soon then !wink

N

Ian P11/02/2013 14:01:22
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Brings to mind the Mastermind sketch done by the Two Ronnies!

Seriously though, I can see you want to moderate the first post from a new forum member. I am utterly and completely baffled why you would post a reply before the question?

Presumably you have aproved the new member (otherwise you would not have replied), so why not publish his question, then reply?

Maybe its something to do with the forum software, 'mytimemedia' being in its own time.

Ian

Bazyle11/02/2013 14:11:48
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Perhaps Wolfie is stuck in M******s delivering dodgy meat surprise (relates to current news item).

Following a few recent threads how about a series of articles "Everything you ever wanted to know about Bridgeports". 20 years from now they will still be circling round the second hand market and you can refer people to the back issues service.

Andrew Johnston11/02/2013 14:20:13
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Posted by Bazyle on 11/02/2013 14:11:48:

Perhaps Wolfie is stuck in M******s delivering dodgy meat surprise (relates to current news item).

Quite possibly, I'm sure his lorry has plenty of horsepower.

Andrew

David Clark 111/02/2013 15:15:24
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Hi There

I can see the post as a moderator.

As I no longer work directly for MyTimeMedia I try to leave any moderating duties to the employed web editor (Diane). I don't want to be seen as interfering.

regards David

Ian P11/02/2013 15:31:04
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David

Maybe its me, but I dont understand your reply.

I've read it several times but I still dont see why the answer precedes the question.

Ian

David Clark 111/02/2013 15:34:30
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I have just approved the post.

Now you can see the question.

regards David

Michael Gilligan11/02/2013 15:47:28
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Searching this site [via the search box on the home page] only returns two results for the word Kennett. Presumably this thread will appear there in its own good time; but can anyone identify any other information please?

MichaelG.

 

EDIT .... Sorry, should have searched for Kennet 

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 11/02/2013 15:49:26

David Clark 111/02/2013 15:52:15
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Hi Michael

I found 3 pages of results for Kennet.

Try dropping the last t off.

regards David

Michael Gilligan11/02/2013 15:56:05
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Thanks David

Your advice crossed with my edit

MichaelG.

Diane Carney11/02/2013 16:47:21
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Posted by David Clark 1 on 11/02/2013 15:15:24:

Hi There

I can see the post as a moderator.

As I no longer work directly for MyTimeMedia I try to leave any moderating duties to the employed web editor (Diane). I don't want to be seen as interfering.

regards David

David

As you have retained admin rights, despite not being employed, please feel free to approve first posts. The above was quite obviously a ridiculous situation.

Diane

Ian P11/02/2013 18:13:11
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Diane

Please may I enquire as to what you considered a 'ridiculous situation'? as I feel it is open to interpretation, and I would like to know I have come to the right conclusion.

Ian

David Clark 111/02/2013 19:44:15
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Hi There

I will do if you are happy with that.

regards David

Wolfie11/02/2013 20:13:04
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Hi all I generally only get web access during the evening so David feel free to muck in

Diane Carney11/02/2013 23:31:51
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Posted by Ian Phillips on 11/02/2013 18:13:11:

Diane

Please may I enquire as to what you considered a 'ridiculous situation'? as I feel it is open to interpretation, and I would like to know I have come to the right conclusion.

Ian

Hi Ian

The fact that earlier in the day David had replied to a post that nobody else was able to see, causing subsequent readers to be perplexed.

FYI, anyone posting for the first time has to be 'pre-moderated' - in other words the initial post has to be read by one of the moderators before it is allowed to become public. (Apologies if you already understand this. I repeat it mainly for those who don't realise this is the case.)

Diane

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