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    Small Weekend Projects

    Ah National Service! Best thing that was ever invented. Someone there discovered that I had an IQ of 135 and then someone offered me a Commission from the ranks. My parents were so poor and we couldn't afford it. I did find out my potential and it stood in good stead for the future. And I...
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    Small Weekend Projects

    Yes but for many it is not gift wrapped so that people find it unnecessary to think. A friend of mine and my self concluded that there was 50% chance of passing a school subject by ticking the appropriate boxes in today's exams. She and I were light heartedly reviewing the sad state of status...
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    Improving a Cheap Arbor Press and Adding Tapping Feature

    I have already mentioned that I have a George Thomas Universal Pillar Tool which was serialised in ME and then went as a separate book and is now in GHT 's Workshop Techniques. I also mentioned that it is possible to make the arms out of scrap con rods from say BMC A Series scrap engines i.e...
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    Cross slide bushes

    Maybe there is provision for checking with 2 sets of feeler gauges and when the gap is established, fit appropriate shims. The other possibility is the use of things like modern use of things such as Turcite and Moglice. When I put my old Myford in for slideways grinding etc, the worn saddle...
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    Home-made collet chuck and collets - some Q's

    Harry I've been trying to think. Are you actually raising questions on what might be called "ornamental turning?" I'm going back over the years to holding things in 'catspaw chucks- and resin chucks. I can recall Holzapffel and Tom Walshaw( Tubal Cain) in this. Oddly we , that is a couple or...
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    Small Weekend Projects

    Harry, it got more exciting when my consultant orthodontic dental surgeon daughter came in on her car phone to say that my son in law has just been offered a post as senior consultant heart surgeon-----in Sheffield. Yes, Sheffield in 3 months time. Notice ready to go into the Leeds Hospital...
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    Home-made collet chuck and collets - some Q's

    I think that you mean (rust)'resistant':) Callipers and things want care especially if they are not going to be used for some time. I use something called ARP, no, not Air Raid Precautions but Anti rust protection. I bought 5 litres from an oil supplier a couple of light years ago. As for...
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    Start Model Engineering

    John S or John Stevenson passed away some time ago. His brand of humour is much missed1 Norman
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    Small Weekend Projects

    Where, What and How? I have a George Thomas one to finish off but it will take me a tad longer than what is left of a weekend. I have a charity curry night tonight and a visit from my family nor part of it on Sunday- then a sort of social evening at the conservative club- with a very small c...
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    Modify an O-ring ???

    I'm having a daft thought or three! I seem to recall that readily available 'plumbers' silicone sealing stuff in tube form will withstand heat, oils and water. Yes, I do know that proprietary things such as from George Angus in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear still make oil seals. I have a silver...
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    Rotary Switch wiring diagram

    John Thank you, this what I will now use Cheers and Thanks Norman
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    Rotary Switch wiring diagram

    As my last posting, the thing has gone back. I did find that but it was cabling to the motor which wasn't ovious. I'm an old thick character but please accept my grateful thanks. N
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    Rotary Switch wiring diagram

    Thanks to both Dave and John for helping. No, neither circuit applies. This was a rotary switch quite different and this contained 'numbers' on the terminals - and nothing in the way of how the leads to the Crompton Parkinson motor. well, nothing that was clear to me:). I'm a bean counter and...
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    Rotary Switch wiring diagram

    Has anyone got a wiring diagram for Dewhurst - Klaus & Nainer C10 A210 rotary switch for a small single phase lathe motor please Thank you Norman
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    Coming up on 2 years still enjoying it!

    Amazing what this corn and oil does. S&F Norman
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