Bit quiet, so I suppose everyone is busy on top secret projects.
So, in the absence of any meaningful discussion, I thought you might
like this little snippet.
I bought a bit from RDG on e-bay the other day, and when it arrived,
it came with a nice free 7" steel rule (thats right, 7"). Engraved on
the back it said " A little extra with RDG"
That was nice.
I found something like that, actually three somethings in various sizes,
down at my local tip a few years ago when I was chucking stuff away. They
didn't have the DRO of course. I picked them out of the pile of scrap and
when I was walking back to the car some thick jobsworth ran up and said "you
can't take those, that's stealing from us." Like they don't sell everything
that's remotely saleable and pocket the cash themselves anyway. Each tool
was actually buggered in one way or another so basically it was about 5 lbs
of scrap steel at 4p a pound and about twice that to cart them away but of
course that's of no concern to a government jobsworth. If they just let
people skip dive like they do in the states they'd end up with half the crap
to cart away.
Super idea, but two decimnal places seems a bit much, surely one place
would be enough!
BTW what do you need Stilsons for, apart from baillif bashing, risk
assesment assaulting and H&S slapping?
A colleague of mine was on site in the USA a couple of years ago and
trying to get our machine guidance system working correctly.
Jet-lagged and tired he spent a day trying to calibrate the system
from their Imperial measurement to our metric - getting absurd
Eventually after looking directly at the scales and deciding they
looked 'odd' he checked carefully with a plastic ruler, only to find
they were using 'deci-feet' ie 10 x 1.2ins = 1 foot !!
I understand he wept......
OK, not very exciting or secret, but this is what I was doing this
The casting is a 'chimney collar', basically a roof flange for a flue
pipe. Although supplied with an angled flange, in this particular case
the angle was nowhere near enough but there was just enough meat to
'adjust' the angle. It's actually held in a 'universal'
angle-adjustable indexing head, though of course no indexing required
- just a handy way to hold it an an angle.
Not precision stuff, nor model engineering, but it would have been
awfully tedious trying to do a decent job with an angle grinder.
It was part of this job, which has kept me out of mischief for a
couple of days:-
The clerestory section of the boat roof contains the water tanks, the
old loose-fitting timber top had rotted away and the leakage was
causing the steel below to rot. The new top, 24' long, is rolled and
folded 2.5mm steel, with the seams between plates welded, and the
flanged edges secured with about 150 M6 stainless machine screws
tapped into the existing 5mm upstand. I only broke one tap doing the
150 holes freehand, not sure whether to be proud or embarassed ;-)
On Fri, 14 Mar 2008 20:30:42 +0100, Michael Clarke
Not an issue in this particular case, and the same system has been
used occasionally, and successfully, on narrow boats for at least 50
years. Its great advantage is that it provides gravity feed.
I can see stability might become an issue if it was used on a boat
with a very heavy steel cabin, 5mm or even 6mm as is sometimes used.
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how are all these messages going to make sence...in the years to
come.......... if you have your replies removed Tim
all the best.mark
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