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speed change


February 22, 2017, 1:14 pm

I'm currently working on a Herbert No4 Preoptive and am having a problem with the Speed changer when the button is pushed no change happens I can't see how this device works the top has been removed ... Read more »

"Burping" induction furnaces


January 4, 2017, 4:57 pm

Does anyone know how this is done? eg: 8:34 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ScLXI5s6HM 4:06 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTx6d-wb6j4 the metal has melted, and they mix it somehow by pre... Read more »

Happy Christmas to all our readers


December 25, 2016, 4:25 pm

.... that is if there are any :) Happy Christmas anyway even if you're not here to read this ! Andrew Read more »

Plastic beads


December 6, 2016, 4:00 pm

Hmmm. An earlier post reminds me that I want several kilos/5 gallons of clear, preferably UV stable plastic beads, either solid or with a hole, the latter is preferable but not necessary. By sma... Read more »

Removing Loctite fixed screws


December 6, 2016, 3:21 pm

I need to undo 4 x CSK stainless steel screws 3/8x24 UNF These are screwed into 7000 series anodized billet aluminium. Fixed by a Loctite (or similar) thread lock The heads are imperial allen soc... Read more »

Fitting a DRO to a round column mill drill


December 6, 2016, 1:07 pm

I have a round column RF25/ZX25 clone mill drill to which I fitted a cheap Chinese vertical digital scale to the quill some years ago which works well apart from the display not being very clear. ... Read more »

large washers


December 2, 2016, 11:12 am

I want to buy/make some large washers in 3mm stainless, about 85mm OD and 30-75 mm ID. Any suggestions as to how to go about it? I was thinking boring head in a mill, but that would be a right p... Read more »

Casting machine material


November 28, 2016, 2:05 am

I am trying to build a vacuum investment casting machine for lost wax casting of high temperature materials (inconels and other nickel superalloys). The heater will be induction, either a ready-... Read more »

sourcing engineering plastics


November 26, 2016, 12:21 pm

I need some 50mm diameter engineering grade plastic rod - which I could get machined to my needs. Came across: Performance Plastics contacted them.. as I only wanted 100mm long he was happy to c... Read more »

Screw fitting to plastic moulding


November 18, 2016, 8:23 pm

I have an injection moulded device .. which is to be fixed by self tapper screws. The unit has no ?pilot? holes just ?shallow dimples? to allow screws to start. http://tinyurl.com/zfg6l2d The ... Read more »

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Hi, I'm looking to have the Flywheel magneto re-energised for my Villiers 9... rating: 5

Hi, I'm looking to have the Flywheel magneto re-energised for my Villiers 98cc 4F but I am unable to find a servicing company here in the UK, any help would be much appreciated. Launceston. Cornwall. Read more »

Colchester student fault rating: 5

Hi I have just purchased a Colchester Student lathe the old round head type 1956 when connected to a three phase supply it will run for a few minutes and then cut out It is as if a coil is heating ... Read more »

Fitting VFD to BH600 lathe rating: 5

Hello all, I decided to break the bank and bought a NewtonTesla VFD system for the BH600. Has anyone else fitted one, and if so, where and how did you fit the control box, and do the connections into... Read more »

WARCO customer service rating: 5

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Is this an oxymoron? A couple of weeks back I ordered some sanding discs and linisher belts from Warco. Neither item was flagged as out of stock and the transaction went through on my credit card. ... Read more »

Meccano chain rating: 5

Hi all, I'm looking for anyone who has used the small meccano ladder chain and sprocket. The question I have is that any newer chain I order for it from the meccano dealers seems like it doesn't fit ... Read more »

arboga pilllar drill rating: 5

hi am looking for information on the arboga e100s pillar drill, have searched the internet for a manual, or a service manual. hopefully somebody may have a copy i can borrow or buy for beer tokens !... Read more »

Solid Works. 3D design rating: 5

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Hi, Does any company or employee in the southeast of England eg Kent,Sussex,Surrey,Essex have a requirement for SolidWorks 3D design. This is a massive tool for designing anything from a resistor to ... Read more »

Drill Sharpening rating: 5

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I am fed up with blunt twist drills, and poorly designed, awkward sharpening attachments. Feedback on dedicated sharpening machines welcome. Advice to build a Quorn . . . is not ! I see Warco list a... Read more »

Sieg spares rating: 5

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The leadscrew nuts on my Sieg X0 mill's X-Y table are worn out and I can not find any for sale, not even from Arc Euro Trade who supplied the machine. Any suggestions chaps? Cliff Coggin. Read more »

Oil-cooled welders rating: 5

Hi folks, I'm pondering the question of whether I need a bigger welder. I currently have a Cytringan Bantam 180 A oil-cooled machine. It's almost identical to the more common Pickhill and Oxford Ba... Read more »

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