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    06-18-2018, 04:56 AM
    Baz replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I think the restriction is to make it easier to download, handle and read for people with limited and expensive bandwidth and small screens. Some...
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    06-09-2018, 05:44 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Steam Engine and Machine Tools in General
    The wheel size is related to speed. UK locos tend to have larger looking wheels because there was a culture of speed within a smaller loading gauge...
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    06-09-2018, 05:24 PM
    I think these grinders with crude rests were originally designed for woodworkers to regrind a wood chisel after trashing the end on a nail or by...
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    06-08-2018, 07:31 AM
    Re the one in the link. If you clamp the tool in the fixture and set all the angles sure you can move it sideways but how do you advance it towards...
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    06-07-2018, 08:25 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Buying first lathe in General
    Slow down. Take 6 months to read around forums and look at youtube. Piles of stuff to keep you busy. The fact that you suggested turret lathes...
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    06-05-2018, 06:19 AM
    Why destroy a screwdriver. A piece of silver steel/drill rod drilled for the clearance hole, then file end to leave the two 'blades' which only...
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    06-02-2018, 05:17 PM
    I think the slow cooling might be of significance as it will alter the amount of carbon going in to solution or forming graphite. Which way it goes...
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    06-02-2018, 07:08 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Battery tab welder in General
    About 1970 we had a school trip to Oxford University physics department where they showed us the rig for supercondicting magnet experiments. To get...
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    05-31-2018, 01:40 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Nash/AMC Ambassador in General
    It must be 40 years since I developed a film but still have the tank in a cupboard. My father and I also did CR50 (I think) colour slide film...
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    05-31-2018, 08:10 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Nash/AMC Ambassador in General
    An interesting project. Don't just do straight up views of buildings though as that is not what real people see. They see the wide angle street view...
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    05-28-2018, 04:46 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Beautiful u bolt in General
    Good point boslab. I think a U-bolt would have a continuous round cross section all the way round perhaps with a change in section at the thread for...
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    05-26-2018, 07:03 PM
    Aren't the adverts just putting the key in the chuck to show it has one? Loads of drill chucks without one and 3-jaws with only the inside set. Why...
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    05-24-2018, 07:57 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Remote switch detection? in General
    If you want a single pulse of light use a capacitor changing over from being charged by the battery to powering the led. Else you could have the...
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    05-23-2018, 07:01 PM
    Not answering your question but shovel related. I remember reading something, probably in Model Engineer, where the recommended source of material...
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    05-20-2018, 06:30 PM
    I thought most of you guys were well, not kids. When I was a lad all shops closed at 5:30 and some Saturday afternoon and all were closed Sunday...
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    05-17-2018, 08:23 AM
    Baz replied to a thread clock winding ratchet in General
    And it doesn't even have to be 14 unless you are restoring an antique. !5 is an easier number to divide and you probably have a multiple of that as...
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    05-16-2018, 05:49 PM
    Blocked tubes common on self defrosting fridges, condensing boilers, air conditioners, and my MGBGT fresh air inlet.
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    05-15-2018, 06:06 PM
    When I was small it was 'normal' for children to be dragged to a Navy Day in my case in Plymouth and queue for hours to get round a few ships,...
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    05-14-2018, 11:20 AM
    Historically I believe cast brass sheet was preferred for clock plates. I assume as cast and not post rolled even a little. Any ideas as to what it...
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    05-13-2018, 02:16 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Drill index proportions in General
    I found in my junk an empty fold away fractional drill case. Decided to see what I had in various boxes and drawers as I normally use metric and just...
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    05-12-2018, 05:54 PM
    I like that kind of thing. In the first episode of 'Blake's 7' (1978 UK TV series) character Avon is depicted as having superior alien technology...
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    05-10-2018, 07:01 PM
    Baz replied to a thread OT: Favorite Movie in General
    When we were taken over by a marketing company that also owned a video/record shop we were all asked to name our favourite album and film. So we...
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    05-08-2018, 08:43 AM
    A router is feasible with a guide assembly made with lots of ball bearings, some to guide it parallel, one each side to ensure the depth, and top...
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    05-06-2018, 03:44 AM
    Looks like something that the lathe was used to make as part of its working life, but just not used. Possibly an inspection window for a high vac...
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    04-30-2018, 04:52 PM
    We still used core store in military equipment in the mid '90s. It ended when the only place in USA that could repair it moved to Mexico and the only...
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    04-29-2018, 06:19 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Inspiration for new air motor in General
    Am I the only person staggered to hear that such experienced engineers didn't know that taps come in sets of 3. BTW there is a slight difference...
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    04-27-2018, 01:15 PM
    Even better than a stopped clock, a level on a ship in water is frequently spot on ;) It is interesting that humans can tell level and vertical so...
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    04-27-2018, 09:06 AM
    Re large drill breaking your wrist: hold upside down so the reaction pulls it out of your hand. Keep thumb out of way as with car starting handle.
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    04-26-2018, 07:34 AM
    The problem comes from the gap. Just fill the gap with a wisp of cotton wool or thin plastic foam. Much less of a problem if you grow a beard as the...
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    04-26-2018, 07:30 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Tool Time, What is it? in General
    ok, now we need to see you using it ;)
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