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  • Posted in thread: Universal motors... on 03-19-2017 at 05:24 PM
    Hi Pete,Remember the smell of the old wax caps when they shorted?Yes you bet I do, and the
    stink and mess when the electrolytics went bang.

  • Posted in thread: Universal motors... on 03-18-2017 at 07:51 PM
    Hi Pete,Yes on double insulated tools there would not be an earth connection. I don't think
    that there is any point in having C3, the schematic could be wrong, its not a notation that
    I've come across...

  • Posted in thread: Universal motors... on 03-18-2017 at 04:42 PM
    Hello Pete,There are only two capacitors on that motor ! The motor body should be earthed and
    where you have drawn a capacitor to the motor body is not a capacitor, it is actually the
    common wire from...

  • Posted in thread: Tap advice on 03-14-2017 at 05:58 PM
    I have used ordinary hand soap before now, particularly if there isn't any thing else handy.

  • Posted in thread: Toolmakers clamps on 03-14-2017 at 05:48 PM
    Hi Barry,Very nicely done. I have a pair of Moore & Wright ones and a pair that I made about
    thirty years ago. Nowhere as nice are yours though.

  • Posted in thread: Right place for this question? on 02-25-2017 at 10:37 AM
    Hi, it seems that the problem is probably the capacitor. It would be interesting to find out
    what the motor people have to say about it.

  • Posted in thread: Hoglet one way clutch on 02-25-2017 at 10:31 AM
    Hi Mauro,Thank you for your concise explanation of the Hoglet. Not knowing what a Hoglet was, I
    didn't understand the reason for the one way clutch. Now that you have explained it I agree
    with your re...

  • Posted in thread: Hoglet one way clutch on 02-24-2017 at 03:47 PM
    Hello Mauro,Whilst I have never seen a "Hoglet" ! Based on your description you need to drive
    the chain at some point so it seems logical that even if you put your one way clutch on the
    crankshaft you...

  • Posted in thread: Can anyone ID this Traction Engine plan? on 02-22-2017 at 08:36 PM
    Hi Thad,Unless I need spectacles all the dimensions are on the drawing. :eek: The values in
    brackets are in "mm" with the inch equivalents at the side. I agree that it doesn't explicitly
    give a dimens...

  • Posted in thread: Making small pipe fittings. on 02-22-2017 at 08:09 PM
    Lovely engine. Thanks for the video.

Regards: Baron.

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