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12-26-2008

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04-30-2017 4:49 AM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Getting back into it after a long forced layoff
  • Crewe, UK
  • Model engineering
  • Retired Aircraft Technician

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  • Posted in thread: Physical and mental assistance required on 04-29-2017 at 12:54 AM
    Two negatives make a positive Mark.We WILL succeed.John

  • Posted in thread: Physical and mental assistance required on 04-28-2017 at 11:47 AM
    I know Dave, but it does make me feel a bit of a failure when I have to call someone in to help
    me, as at one time, even with my maladies, I could cope most times.The physical, with a bit of
    thought a...

  • Posted in thread: Physical and mental assistance required on 04-28-2017 at 03:04 AM
    It looks like I have found a very generous gentleman to assist me, just need to get our timings
    into synch.Isn't it awful having to rely on other people to get things done?This should be the
    last proj...

  • Posted in thread: Physical and mental assistance required on 04-27-2017 at 07:59 AM
    Due to some rather bad news, my very good friend will not be able to help me get my shop back
    up and running for some time, if at all.I will tell what is required.I have a new 2HP 3 phase
    motor to be ...

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 04-27-2017 at 03:58 AM
    Thanks for the update F.From the looks of those rules, it seems that the elfin safety brigade
    have managed to get home shop steam builders eradicated unless you belong to an engineering
    club who have ...

  • Posted in thread: Help with a knurling tool on 04-26-2017 at 05:56 PM
    All I do Baz is once I get the video up and running on Youtube, all I do is copy the URL at the
    top LHS, and once you paste it into your post in it's own line, it should open it up like I did
    with the...

  • Posted in thread: Help with a knurling tool on 04-26-2017 at 08:28 AM
    You can never have enough tightening knobs ;)I wasn't trying to be awkward by showing those two
    videos of yours, just your links didn't work for me, so I made them universal.John

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 04-26-2017 at 08:18 AM
    Hi Pete,It is a debatable issue, some people think it is safe to use brass for fittings above
    the boiler waterline, safety vlaves, filler caps, steam take offs etc, and others think that
    everything co...

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 04-25-2017 at 06:11 PM
    Pete,Not nitpicking at all but just a safety question.Are ALL you boiler fittings made of brass
    or bronze.The reason I ask is because many years ago (about 20) I purchased a very well known
    copper boi...

  • Posted in thread: Help with a knurling tool on 04-25-2017 at 02:55 PM
    These should display better
    Baz[ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEJrenClW2U[/ame][ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N
    8BNzPGbMx4[/ame]John

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July 18, 2012  •  11:43 PM
John- I am just beginning my venture into metal working and have been reading all the wisdom here on this forum. I have looked forward to your posts as they are well written and very informative. I will miss you here and in fact the primary reason for my joining was to enjoy your writings. I would hope that if you could not continue here that you chose another venue to get your wisdom out to the novices out there just beginning and searching for information. It seems that the the manual arts are a dying breed and to have a person as yourself with all this knowledge to impart unto others just disappepear would be a great disservice to so many. Please let us know if you will be posting else where.
Tony
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