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In the news today!


August 5, 2021, 2:02 pm

Actually, it's my green flag and I was standing behind the photographer ... https://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/19493627.back-track-neville-great-bulkington-railway/ Read more »

Raised eyebrow; from a 6-year old!


July 23, 2021, 11:00 am

Was assisting today at a birthday party at The Great bulkington Railway (we raise money for the air ambulance) and got a look of incredulity from a 6-year old lad when I discussed the bogies unde... Read more »

HUAQI tools


July 7, 2021, 12:05 pm

Any good? I'm looking for a 1/2 socket set with ratchet, drive bars etc. Suggestions? Ta Peter Fairbrother Read more »

Boxford 280 T. electrical fault


May 4, 2021, 9:18 pm

I have converted this lathe with the help of members to run on 240v about 5 years ago and it’s run fine ever since but after using it all morning I switched it on this pm and blew the RCD .I now ... Read more »

Boxford 280 T. electrical fault


May 1, 2021, 5:19 pm

I have converted this lathe with the help of members to run on 240v about 5 years ago and it?s run fine ever since but after using it all morning I switched it on this pm and blew the RCD .I now can?... Read more »

Sandpaper woes


March 25, 2021, 11:51 pm

I have quite a lot of sandpaper, including some expensive stuff, and it is getting a little tatty. I thought I should buy something to keep it in, so I bought some not-so-cheap Really Useful boxe... Read more »

Anybody here?


February 10, 2021, 4:14 pm

A belated Happy Christmas and a better 2021. Anybody got any ideas for high temperature seals? I want to build a small vacuum annealing furnace, up to about 1150C. The inside will be 4x4 steel bo... Read more »

Any recommendations for an edge finder?


November 6, 2020, 10:53 am

I've been trying to decide whether to get a wiggler (probably not), a split cylinder type or an electronic type for edge finding. How repeatable are the no-name electronic types that are on eBay ... Read more »

Name a screw type


October 21, 2020, 5:17 pm

I have a need to find a replacement screw Luckily thread is nothing esoteric M4 x 8 If a Phillip head .... but the head is fairly wide ~10mm and pretty thin. Anybody know if there is a name for ... Read more »

DivisionMaster


October 21, 2020, 1:57 pm

3 or 4 years back, not sure which now, I purchased a DivisionMaster kit, which has remained unassembled just as it came. I wanted it as the first step to setting myself up for cutting horological... Read more »

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Advice needed on Rapidor Saw

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Thanks to Bob Minchin I have recently acquired a nice Rapidor Major power hacksaw at a bargain price (thanks again Bob). However, having stripped and reassembled it, I'm now puzzling over how it is i... Read more »

knurling kit.

rating: 5

This will test your patience. The nice chap at Hemingway has sent me very quickly a lovely collection of materials and instructions to make a knurling tool. I have seriously underestimated my abiliti... Read more »

Dore Westbury milling machine guard

rating: 5

I have a Dore Westbury milling machine a bit like this one:- http://www.wokingprecision.f9.co.uk/machine/we11/light_vertical_milling_machine.jpg and like this one mine has no guard round the pulleys ... Read more »

sheet metal shears and cutting 3mm aluminium

rating: 5

I have in mind to buy, possibly pre-owned to meet my budget, sheet metal shears that will cut 3mm aluminium. I'm after the type that you bolt on to a bench and it will have a fairly long handle. I me... Read more »

Sensible Flycutting Size

rating: 5

Sometime in the next few weeks I may have a need to do some fairly wide flycutting on some Aluminium plates. Depth of cut won't be really large, just enough over a few passes to get it quite flat. ... 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 »

Myford ML7 Headstock bearings

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Hi, I just bought a ML7 and the spindle had a giant play. when I removed the bearings caps I found two shims made of paper stuffed along the metallic shims. I measured the shims with a dial capiler a... Read more »

taig and sherline mills to the UK

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Hey everyone, After looking around some more, I decided I am going t invest some money and buy a mini cnc mill. UK prices are high as alway so I have been looking to import from the US. The best deal... Read more »

HUAQI tools

rating: 5

Any good? I'm looking for a 1/2 socket set with ratchet, drive bars etc. Suggestions? Ta Peter Fairbrother Read more »

Making injection pump spindles?

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I need to sort out a poorly Crossley diesel injection pump. I have 3 spare pump bodies at my disposal, one with the pump plunger seized in place (don't yet know how badly), two with no plunger. The o... Read more »

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