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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 »

soft vice jaws

January 11, 2019, 12:54 pm

Are soft vice jaws generally hardenable? If so how would one go about hardening them? Thanks, Peter Fairbrother Read more »

Is there a special name for...

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 »

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Warco WMT300/1 Instructions

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Hi, For my sins I've got one of these machines. I bought it on Ebay a couple of years ago but the seller had lost the instructions. I've been giving it a clean up and lube today but I don't know if I... 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 »

Manual for milling machine Vilh. Pedersen VPF-1

rating: 5

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

rating: 5

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 »

kblc 240d schematic?

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Has anyone got a schematic/circuit diagram for a kblc 240d, a motor controller used in many small lathes and mills? I have one, but it's unreadable :(. Apparently there is/was another one about, but... Read more »

Running a 3 speed motor from a converter

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I'm trying to get a Holbrook C10 running on a 3.7kW Transwave converter; has anyone managed to get multi speed motors working OK on a converter? The C10 has a 3 speed (2860, 1430 and 925 RPM) 2HP mo... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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