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BobJ

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  1. A small upgrade to the locking lever, a bit easier on the hand and can be parked in whatever position you like. About 15mm longer than the original. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07MXC1512/ref=pe_3187911_185740111_TE_item
  2. Ingenious Roger, nice bit of precision fitting with the tracks. Always satisfying to come up with your own designs beating the commercial suppliers and saving money to boot!
  3. Old thread disappeared ?, here's a new one. My Four:
  4. Here's an old mic someone gave me years ago, I'm guessing it's close to being antique. A few others I've picked up along the way. An early digital vernier that I've had from new in 1981. Still working perfectly.
  5. Yes it's bloody annoying paying a premium for being a 'hobbyist'. I've got a plumber mate over the road from me who has taken me with his large van to pick up 8 x 4 sheet material in the past but I hate asking tbh. Got the Shuko plug cut off the pillar drill today, replaced with the best plug Screwfix had. Luckily the wiring is as UK colour coding.
  6. Similar price to Wickes where I got mine, (needed 8 metres ) gulp!! Dread to think what state a 2m length would look like if bought online and posted. I always pick up timber in person now after having garbage delivered from builders merchants in the past.
  7. Very nice Roger. Have you managed to find a supplier for your aluminum angle with reasonable prices? It was the most expensive part of my trolley build.
  8. Same as clamps.you can never have too many...
  9. Ade is indeed a character. Amazing what he gets done in that tiny shed of his, especially has he now owns a Mill. I sent him a magnetic swarf wand a few months ago that he featured on one of his videos. Do you have any engineering firms near you? might be worth asking to rummage through their scrap bins for off-cuts.
  10. Thanks, that's something I will have to listen out for. I half expected to have to get the sticky back foam out to quieten the pulley cover which is a usual place for rattling but it's a good tight fit when closed and no rattle.
  11. In case you haven't seen him, check out Ades workshop on Youtube. He has lots of instructional and project videos using a Warco 180 lathe. Hoping to get one myself in the next few months.
  12. You have been busy, very nice indeed. I'll wager that tap handle is older than both of us!. I've done the same in the past using a drill as a lathe. A small bench lathe is next on my list of major purchases. I could fit a Warco 180 on my end bench but would prefer shoehorning a 240 in there.
  13. Assembled my new drill press (as Rogers) today. Not much to report other than said by Roger. The 13amp adaptor plug is a bit of a lump which I may change in the future, plus my retired engineer neighbour gave me a 3-16 keyless chuck which fitted the B16 taper. A nice upgrade from my old one, now recycled.
  14. Only just seeing this post, (I've followed the sub forum in notifications now to catch future posts.) I like the fact it's portable, can be stashed away and used outside. Even with extraction I've found they can cover the garage in dust in seconds! Any problems with the acrylic melting whilst hole sawing?
  15. So when are you making me one then? You've done a cracking job there Roger. Extending the crank handles from the pillar has got to be better than slotting the table weakening it. I'm surprised the outlet for that crank in the casting isn't 90 deg to the table? as is the opposite locking handle. Excellent project
  16. Yes it's a great free program with plenty of instructional videos on Youtube. I'm mainly using the heal tool at present to wipe away scratches, bend lines, and rips. Hell if I get more advanced I may have a go at colourising a few.
  17. I'm going to have a go at cleaning up a load of old family black and white photos that we scanned onto a hard drive years ago. I've already downloaded GIMP and had a go at a couple, it's taking me hours to do one. I'll be plenty busy.
  18. Looking forward to it Roger. A few problems with my garage (building) has held up my purchase of any new machines or doing any work in there for a few months but all sorted now. Ordering my Drill press this week.
  19. Yes Alan, very bad form indeed. Rest assured the offending item has been disposed/replaced. Thank you.
  20. No, I have 'notification list' ticked, just appears to be you that doesn't show up mate!(& Jot ) I'm not on your banned list am I ? I'll keep checking back here in case you reply.
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