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12-26-2008

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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: Nose thread on early BSO dividing head. on 01-21-2017 at 11:48 PM
    If it has the data in it that I am after Norman, then yes it would be very handy.If it is the
    standard booklet, the first couple of pages show a front and side view, plus across to the left
    it says wh...

  • Posted in thread: Cheap DRO on 01-21-2017 at 11:40 AM
    I'm confused here - the listing itself says the scales are glass and the correct length has to
    be specified when ordering. Is this incorrect and they're lying in their description? Al,As I
    stated abov...

  • Posted in thread: Cheap DRO on 01-21-2017 at 04:20 AM
    Al,I wouldn't worry too much about the quality or reliability, most of the ones in your local
    shops and distributors come from China now.The only thing you have to look out for what
    features there are...

  • Posted in thread: 3 in 1 Fabrication machine for sale on 01-20-2017 at 03:16 PM
    This machine is now definitely sold, thank you so much and sorry to those who inquired about
    it.John

  • Posted in thread: Hubbard Marine Engine on 01-20-2017 at 03:05 PM
    Coming along really nice now Dave, and a good write up as well, I can understand everything you
    are doing..John

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 01-19-2017 at 07:40 PM
    Pete, Because it is ali and brass you do have to take it steady.I would start off with a tiny
    bit of valve grinding paste, but the very fine one. I would use that until you very nearly get
    to a full l...

  • Posted in thread: Nose thread on early BSO dividing head. on 01-19-2017 at 10:48 AM
    Al,The first link won't allow me access due to it being US based, I think they are worried that
    secrets from most probably the 1920's are still too sensitive for the rest of the world to
    comprehend.Th...

  • Posted in thread: Nose thread on early BSO dividing head. on 01-19-2017 at 04:33 AM
    Baron,I have two Vertex dividing heads, the very first one I bought has this problem thread on
    it, my new one has a standard Myford nose, the one you mentioned that all my mobile chucks
    fit.I can't re...

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 01-19-2017 at 04:04 AM
    Pete,After making many dozens of this type of control valve, maybe I could give you a couple of
    pointers that 'might' give you a leak free valve.If possible, lap the two faces together so
    that you get...

  • Posted in thread: Nose thread on early BSO dividing head. on 01-18-2017 at 11:29 AM
    Norman,I contacted Vertex first, as usual no reply.I searched for ages on the net for info
    about B&S threads and couldn't find anything. There must be something somewhere about them.I
    have measured th...

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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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