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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 »

MT2 Jacot Drum?


February 4, 2019, 3:56 pm

Anyone have one for sale? Read more »

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arboga um400

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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?

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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 »

re-cutting a 5mm thread?

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This is kinda OT, but this group has more knowledge of small threads that any other I can think of. I have a fairly-stripped, threaded hole (mudguard fitting eye, if you care) on my bicycle. If I tig... Read more »

What to do with a Dyna CNC mill?

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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 ½ 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

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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 »

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