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December 5, 2018, 8:11 am

I'm trying to solve a problem. One possible solution involves using Aluminium section but it needs to be of a particular type. Imagine a rectangular section, perhaps 15mm long side, 10 mm short s... Read more »

The Great Model Railway Challenge


November 9, 2018, 8:54 pm

Watching this serial on Channel 5, the baseboards seem to be constructed from a wooden meccano set. Any information on the product, please? Read more »

Filter success


October 19, 2018, 5:59 pm

This is to let this newsgroup know I have successfully set up a filter in Thunderbird to eliminate all messages from a certain crazy spammer who who insists on cross posting to many newsgroups fr... Read more »

Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition


October 18, 2018, 6:07 pm

Car park very full today and long delay at the roadworks just before Stow-on-the-Wold. The excellent full breakfast available until 11AM is to be recommended! Read more »

Re: Paging Brian Reay !!!


October 17, 2018, 11:11 pm

Gareth's Downstairs Computer G is for galoot. -- STC / M0TEY / http://twitter.com/ukradioamateur Read more »

Sheet Roll bending machine


October 12, 2018, 6:44 pm

Found a few surplus bits of 20mm round linear rail and thought I'd have a go at building a sheet roll-bending machine. It's for light ally. Had a look, and there seems to be several roll placement... Read more »

reamer question


October 9, 2018, 2:15 pm

I have to cut some 22mm diameter pockets for bearings. They have to be a fixed to press fit fit, ie not moving around any under load but still separable with a puller or a mallet. Normally I'd c... Read more »

Centec Milling Machine Forum


October 2, 2018, 8:34 pm

Since Yahoo changed, the Centec Forum seems to have died. I know there are other Centec owners on this group and I wondered if they have any idea of what is happening to the Forum? John H Read more »

shop air quick connects


September 7, 2018, 8:29 pm

Just got some air tools, I think I should only use one type of quick connector if possible throughout the workshop. So, which is better, vertex/pcl or euro? Price isn't a factor with the small ... Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

Using Thread Parallels

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Anyone an expert on using Thread Parallels? Presumably they need a table of sizes, or at least a constant thickness to add to get the target size. Is it just a case of putting the root one and the c... Read more »

Myford Lever Operated Collet Chuck

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Does anyone in the group have a Myford lever operated collet chuck? I ask because I'm renovating an old chuck, and I need some help understanding the design.. In my rather battered example, the hinge... Read more »

equivalent oil to Vitrea 37

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Vitrea 37 is no longer listed - what are suitable equivalents? 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 »

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