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welding indoors

August 18, 2018, 3:49 pm

I want to do some welding indoors, stick and TIG, and want to build a welding station. I have slightly dicky lungs, and need clean air. Has anyone used a downdraught station? eg http://www.airbe... Read more »

tapping very short blind hole

August 6, 2018, 7:06 pm

I want to tap a blind hole about 4mm deep in 5mm aluminium plate, without disturbing the other side. M5 thread, or so. Any ideas how to go about it? ta Peter Fairbrother Read more »

Copper shot?

July 15, 2018, 11:23 am

Hi, I'm looking for some round(ish) copper balls, about 1/4 dia. Any suggestions? I'll need about a litre, it's for a TIG atmosphere box, eg: http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/purge-box-part2.... Read more »


July 5, 2018, 1:32 pm

There having been no responses, I have bit the bullet and bought a small kit, to be faced with the disappointment that came with a Meccano set 0, so little in the box for the money. However, also... Read more »

Thread form/type for plastic.

July 4, 2018, 8:50 pm

I'm trying to determine if the screws used in plastic -metal screws into 'hard' plastic, typically found on things like TV cases etc. I'm thinking of the screws that don't go into metal bushes- ... Read more »


July 2, 2018, 8:00 pm

In scientific and engineering programmes on the telly, KNEX seems to have displaced Meccano and Lego. Any comments, experiences? Read more »

stepper motor question

June 15, 2018, 12:35 pm

hi chaps (if anyone is still here) When you turn a stepper motor with no current flowing it resists turning. Anyone know what that property is called? Also, is there such a thing as a stepper mot... Read more »

The Eureka Clock

May 13, 2018, 8:53 pm

Please can someone point out to ne the editions of ME that had construtcion details for an Eureka clock? Having switched fro 16mm narrow gauge to horology it's the one type of electric clock that ... Read more »

Colchester Lathe forum

March 26, 2018, 10:31 pm

The Yahoo Groups Colchester lathe forum was quite busy until a couple or so years ago, but more recently the Yahoo groups seem broken and posts have dried up. Can anyone recommend a forum for th... Read more »

EXE surface grinder

March 23, 2018, 7:08 pm

I acquired an EXE surface grinder last year and am looking to get it up and running soon but I don't have any information about mounting the grinding wheel or the procedure and tools for removing... 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 »

Green Paint for Manchester Rapidor saw?

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I have a good Manchester Rapidor power hacksaw, and I would like to make it even better with a lick of paint. Trouble is I can't find a source of matching green hammer paint. The Hammerite brand st... Read more »

Manual for milling machine Vilh. Pedersen VPF-1

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Do some of you know where to find or get a copy of such a manual ? I have tried PEDERSEN Værktøjsmaskiner here in Denmark - no luck ! Regards KS, Denmark Read more »

Meyer & Burger/ Astoba UW 1 multi-purpose machine tool

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I have made a website about these wonderful machines, AND I have a couple for sale: http://www.xs4all.nl/~hanf/pub/astoba/index.html Hans -- This is a non-profit organization; we didn't plan it that... 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 »

Adcock & Shipley 2ES looking for a (new) home

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Thanks to Mark Jones, we seem to have procured a nearly new horizontal milling attachment for the Beaver mill, so the 2ES is going to be redundant. We would like to see it go to a good home if possib... Read more »

Bridgeport DRO problem

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A manual Bridgeport with standard DRO fitted has a problem on the X axis readout. Basically, it doesn't work, tried swapping the connection at the back of the Heidenhain readout box, no difference.... Read more »

Tool Holders for Tripan 211 QCTP

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Does anyone have any spare tool holders for a Tripan size 2 quick change toolpost, please? The holders will have numbers like 231, 232, etc stamped on the top. I only have four holders and it's dri... Read more »

Bridgeport Head swap

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Just posting this for Vince across the road: He has two turret mills, one is an A&S with 2J Bridgie Varispeed head, R8 taper. The other is an Induma Bridgeport clone with Int30 head. Vince would like... Read more »

Boxford Cross Slide

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Still trying to refurbish the Boxford AUD. The Cross slide has several thou of movement, mainly in the middle of the travel. The entire slide including the leadscrew can be pulled backwards and forwa... Read more »

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