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Shower hoses


February 21, 2018, 11:56 am

1/2 BSP is SBO, and tap / die set supplied by Tracy Tools by return. Unhesitatingly recommend them. Read more »

motor question


February 19, 2018, 10:21 pm

My new Boxford has a three-phase motor, rated 380V in star mode and 220V in mesh mode. I don't have 3 phase, so do I: a) buy a new single-phase motor or b) buy an inverter. Can I use an inverte... Read more »

Shower head screw thread?


February 17, 2018, 12:32 pm

What is the screw thread used in shower hoses, for, having got my knickers in a twist and over-ordered, it would be useful to string together the 21 feet (total! :-) ) to make a garden hose? Read more »

boxford - remove bed


January 24, 2018, 4:46 pm

I need to remove the bed of my new boxford AUD- any suggestions? I got the bolts out, but there is some sealant stuff which is very hardened! Tip - for the inside headstock bolt, cut the end off a... Read more »

London ME exhibition


January 19, 2018, 2:36 am

is this weekend. Any good? Anybody going? Peter Fairbrother Read more »

Robot Wars?


December 31, 2017, 7:26 pm

Just watching the New Year's Eve Robot Wars program, I wonder how feasible would it be to for us as a discussion group to design and enter a robot? eg, Peter Fairbrother seems to be an expert on h... Read more »

Pepper and Salt! (Condiments of the season) :-)

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December 21, 2017, 7:46 pm

A very merry and satisfying Christmas and a happy new year to all my readership. And, on the basis that I'm finally getting around to learning Cymraeg (Welsh), ... ... Nadolig LLawen! Read more »

Bargain at B & Q


December 10, 2017, 12:23 pm

Now , I know that we've all got hexagonal screwdriver inserts coming out of our ears, however ... masonry drills, wood cutting drills, ordinary (!!) drills, wood-cutting bits, and some of those pe... Read more »

metric/imperial question


December 2, 2017, 12:48 am

Do people work in metric, imperial, both? I work almost exclusively in metric, only buying imperial when really really needed - eg one tap or die for a special job - but what do other people use... Read more »

Auction of Railwayana


November 15, 2017, 3:17 pm

Full-size stuff, but might be of interest to somebody. https://www.twgaze.co.uk/auctions/catalogues-and-auctions/current-catalogues/the-peter-punchard-collection-of-railwayana/ -- Davey. Read more »

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Inverter VSD for Myford Super 7 attempting auto destruct

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Good Morning all, excellent start to my week! Turned on the S7 this morning to test all the new Harrogate goodies I bought yesterday and instantly plunged the house into darkness. Apart that is from ... Read more »

Harrison L5 Toolpost

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Hi all, I am looking for a quick change tool post for my Harrison L5. Arceurotrade are local to me, so I think I'll pop down there to get one of their model 100 or 200 ones. How do you know what size... Read more »

Combined Lathe / Mill

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We are currently looking at combined lathe / milling machine. The Clarke CL500M / Warco (seems to be the same machine as the clarke wearing different clothes). Also seen the Chester Model B Super. ... Read more »

Warco Mill trips RCD!

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Hello everyone, I recently was given a old Warco Milling machine in fantastic condition. I installed this into my workshop, (alongside my Myford super 7) plugged it in, switched on, and pludged the g... Read more »

Spares for Qualters & Smith power hacksaw

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Hi folks, My Qualters & Smith power hacksaw has stripped a thread in the vice. It's the larger, less common Qualters & Smith machine, sold as their heavy duty hacksaw. 8 inch capacity with serial n... Read more »

Tool and cutter grinders

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The recent discussion of HSS versus replaceable tip TC tools has reminded me that it is long past time I got myself a decent T&C grinder. Some time ago, I was quite tempted by the thought of buildin... Read more »

elliott 00 omnimill manual

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Anyone got an elliott 00 omnimill manual available??? Read more »

Oerlikon Mig Welder

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Looks like we will have bought an Oerlikon Solomig M260C Mig welder, mainly for home stuff. Does anyone have any experiences of these welders? Apparently they were made by a company called MaxWeld an... Read more »

Warco BH600G lathe discontinued ?

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Hi, Spurred by another thread I checked Warco's site but cannot find any references to the BH600G. This had a comprehensive series of articles on modifications in one of the ME mags and seemed to ... Read more »

buying advice

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Ok folks. I am still pretty new to model engineering, only been into it for 2 o 3 months. To start with I bought myself a mini mill, which has bee great so far. But now I am starting to realise the ... Read more »

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