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Has anyone got a manual for a Wicksteed Hacksaw 8"?

June 8, 2017, 12:53 am

As per Subject, seemingly a rare beast! -- Mike Perkins Video Solutions Ltd www.videosolutions.ltd.uk Read more »


May 12, 2017, 3:25 pm

Gauge OO GRAFAR SR carriage 2 x Graham Farish Pullman car 2 x Different Pullman (dining?) car All in original packaging. Now I wish I still had those Graham Farish locos I had when I was a pre... Read more »

Shipping Mill from the USA

April 10, 2017, 6:46 pm

Hi, I am thinking of buying a Tormach pcnc 770 mill, does anyone have any i dea of shipping costs/time and if anyone has done something similar a rec o f a shipping agent. Going for the Tormach in... Read more »

Any of the old crowd still here?

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April 6, 2017, 9:00 pm

Time was when this was quite an active newsgroup, with a few very regular contributors, but anno domini has taken it's toll - we lost both Mark McGrath and Tim Leech to the big C but I suspect th... Read more »

skimming brake drums

March 27, 2017, 10:44 am

I need to get a set of brake drums (8 not huge ones) There is a lip inside each and need to get rid of this before I install new shoes, and reassemble Anybody know of anywhere in S.Wales that do... Read more »

Melting Alumina tube

March 27, 2017, 1:04 am

I want to be able to seal the ends of several alumina tubes, for thermocouples, maybe 6mm OD x 4mm ID, by melting the end into a blob, using oxy/acetylene. Did some trials, but my shade 5 goggle... Read more »

speed change

February 22, 2017, 1:14 pm

I'm currently working on a Herbert No4 Preoptive and am having a problem with the Speed changer when the button is pushed no change happens I can't see how this device works the top has been removed ... Read more »

"Burping" induction furnaces

January 4, 2017, 4:57 pm

Does anyone know how this is done? eg: 8:34 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ScLXI5s6HM 4:06 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTx6d-wb6j4 the metal has melted, and they mix it somehow by pre... Read more »

Happy Christmas to all our readers

December 25, 2016, 4:25 pm

.... that is if there are any :) Happy Christmas anyway even if you're not here to read this ! Andrew Read more »

Plastic beads

December 6, 2016, 4:00 pm

Hmmm. An earlier post reminds me that I want several kilos/5 gallons of clear, preferably UV stable plastic beads, either solid or with a hole, the latter is preferable but not necessary. By sma... Read more »

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Denford Orac CNC lathe rating: 5

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I have the chance to aquire and old Denford Orac CNC lathe. An information on its capabilities would be apreciated. Archi -- amcne --------------------------------------------------------------------... Read more »

Kress router collet removal rating: 5

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A Kress woodworking router may seem off topic at first, but the subject is relevant. I am looking for ideas to ease the removal of the collet which jams in the holder so tightly that I have to tap it... Read more »

APE Microball Height Gauge rating: 5

I've just bought an APE Microball 12 Vernier Height Gauge. (Reads to 0.001 in 0.500 steps.) Does anyone know whether it's possible to adjust the zero setting ? Or is it always used in a difference ... Read more »

1/16" bms rod rating: 5

Does anyone know of a source of 1/16 bms rod? I need some but can't find a supplier. The material needs to be straight, not coiled, and in (preferably) 3ft lengths. All I can find is silver steel ... Read more »

Arc welding electrodes rating: 5

Where does one buy manual metal arc welding electrodes in the UK - in particular, East London? The likes of B&Q, and Machine Mart, just seem to sell Welding electrodes. Graduated in how thick they ... Read more »

Harrison Milling Machine Manual rating: 5

Can anybody scan me the page(s) from the manual for the Harrison milling machine that gives details of the power feed? Ideally both the instructions and an exploded parts list drawing. Thanks Charles Read more »

Warco VM16 User comments rating: 5

Has anybody got experience of one of these machines. I'm looking for a new machine which i can get in my workshop which is in a cellar! Is the VM16 rigid - the weight of 216LB seems quite small Iva... Read more »

Mastercam V9 users? rating: 5

Anyone here use mastercam version 9 ? Help needed with milling tool offsets if possible please. Cant seem to set them. Bob Read more »

Adjusting a Chester Metal Cutting Bandsaw to cut square rating: 5

I have a small Chester H110 metal cutting band saw which periodically decides to cut less square than I would like. When I first bought it, it cut decidely squint, but the cause was obiously work s... Read more »

Model Engineering & Practical Engineering Magazines rating: 5

Following magazines are available for sale, email (stephen.raptor at bt open world dot com) for further information. Digital images of the magazine can be viewed at http://www.bankaholics.com/ebay/20... Read more »

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