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tube / pipe fit over scaffold tube


November 7, 2019, 6:20 pm

Hello all I've asked on a couple of newsgroup during the last month, but not their thing... I want to find a tube / pipe, readily available, which will slide over a scaffold tube. For making jig... Read more »

Hobbymat tumbler reverse instructions


August 3, 2019, 1:48 am

Hi, Does anyone happen to have a copy of the instructions for the Hobbymat tumbler reverse add-on? I have a partial copy (the first page) dated 5.11.89 (C.I.) but need the rest. Regrettably my hou... Read more »

ball milling media


July 29, 2019, 7:57 am

Anyone know where to get some ~3mm ball milling media, preferably alumina? Thanks. Peter Fairbrother Read more »

Name for lozenge head screws


July 28, 2019, 1:02 am

I have a small FJ Edwards guillotine likely for jewellers as the blade is about 6.25 wide and I have just made a guide to suit the T slot to keep the sheet square to the blade. The T slot has bli... Read more »

Pedersen milling machine vpf31 Electrical Drawing


July 13, 2019, 2:43 pm

_I Desperately Need Above Model Electrical Wiring Diagram https://www.polytechforum.com/img/6f Read more »

Waste Suds


March 18, 2019, 6:09 pm

I have a bucket of emulsified cutting fluid some of it is liquid some jelly like. How do I dispose of it sensibly without paying silly money to a specialised contractor. Richard Read more »

Compressors- leaving under pressure?


March 17, 2019, 2:51 pm

I have a portable compressor- one of the ones Machine Mart sells (or sold about 8 years back, I expect the still sell similar models). It has a storage tank etc and does all I need. (The air pu... Read more »

Thread Naming / Designation


March 11, 2019, 10:36 am

Not really model engineering related but I suspect someone here may have the expertise or have come across this: In modern motorhomes/caravans, the LPG regulators are mounted on the vehicle, rat... Read more »

Paint for cast iron gutters - Hammerite smooth?


February 25, 2019, 9:30 am

I've recently replaced the one 6m length of PVC gutter bodge on the house with cast iron to match everything else (a slightly tough job, single handed; where are the off-spring when you need them... Read more »

Where to get brass BSW screws?


February 21, 2019, 2:09 pm

I need some 3/16 BSW brass, raised head, countersunk screws, either 7/32 or 1/2 long. Can anyone suggest a supplier? Read more »

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arboga um400

rating: 5

another one of my long shots. has any one got tucked away in their work shop any accessories or parts for a ARBOGA UM400 miniature combination machine. See pictures of the sort of thing i am after at... Read more »

Green Paint for Manchester Rapidor saw?

rating: 5

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 »

Barrier hand cream

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For years I have used US made DX88 barrier hand cream and Gent-L-Kleen hand cleaner which I bought from Brown Brothers. Now I need some more of both I discover that both Kingfisher, the UK importer, ... Read more »

What to do with a Dyna CNC mill?

rating: 5

Some time ago I bought a s/h Dyna DM2400. After some effort and expenditure the mechanics were fine, but the electronics (not my area of expertise) were dead. After 2 years with an 'electronics w... Read more »

Chinese Lathes

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I was looking at the Warco 918 and Chester DB10G as a potential buy (the lathe has to be benchtop and these are the biggest that will go on my bench!), but the lowest spindle speed is around 125rp... Read more »

Hobbymat tumbler reverse instructions

rating: 5

Hi, Does anyone happen to have a copy of the instructions for the Hobbymat tumbler reverse add-on? I have a partial copy (the first page) dated 5.11.89 (C.I.) but need the rest. Regrettably my hou... Read more »

Meccano bolts

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I guess this is the right newsgroup for this one. Its not quite Sieg v Myford but you can't get more uk.rec.models.engineering than meccano..... My 7 yr old has one of the (French manufactured) mec... Read more »

MEC super Brown saw

rating: 5

I am convinced all MEC brown saws, of any age, make that awful grinding/vibrating/knarling sound when cutting steel. A bit like the gearbox is about to fall into pieces, new blade or not, makes lit... Read more »

Chris Heapy's website - back from the dead?

rating: 5

That clever chap Ishimura in Japan, who make lots of his own bits and pieces has put Chris Heapy's entire website out on his own web space. No idea if it was done with permission, but I hope it stays... Read more »

Colchester Lathe forum

rating: 5

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 »

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