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The tools and supplies discussion.

Noisy Andrew
Jun 17, 2018

I came home form Hairy Forebears (Hare & Forbes, our local machinery shop) with 250kg of semi precision metal. I imagine the thing and I may have a initial problems communicating as it speaks Mandari
Jun 8, 2018

This is the classic drill/tap size chart from the venerable L. S. Starrett. Everyone should have this printed and posted in their shop. I see a lot of the more "famous" YT creators with large posters
Steve Maxwell
Mar 11, 2018

Having no three phase supply, I recently decided to convert a large pillar drill I acquired a few years ago, from three phase to single phase power. First of all, I went to a local motor rewind specia
Oct 10, 2017

Hi. I have learned from Mr. Apelton the usefulness of the Locktite 603 "permanent" locking/gluing /fixing/holding/mending/repairing/welding/soldering-like capabilities. However, having applied this st
Sep 13, 2017

After years of messing about with makeshift methods of tightening small nut sizes, the increasing complexity of my models, declining digit dexterity and the need to do multiple fit and disassembly poi
Aug 29, 2017

We only ever see close ups of Keith's metal band saw, would it be possible to show a full picture & give the make as I am intending to buy one in the near future. His looks to be eminently suitable fo
Aug 18, 2017

watched keith blowing out his engines after use using a compressed air oil mixture and wondered how he introduced oil into the airline.
Jun 17, 2018

In Keith's video ASSEMBLING A HIGH QUALITY MODEL STEAM PLANT - PART #16 he discusses a set of BA wrenches that are available from Blackgates. Living in the U.S.A. I have acquired a number of Engli
Jun 7, 2018

I am having a devil of a time trying to find anything ba or me here in the states. Im fairly new to the world of model engineering so I’m still figuring out where to source all the fiddly bits that ar
Aden Thie
Nov 4, 2017

Hello model engineers! Im over here in AUS and I am very interested in steam. I have inherited my great grandfather's steam engine which is a twin steam marine engine that he never completed as an eng
Sep 19, 2017

Hi, I have access to some "leaded steel". Easy to turn but not weldable. Have no knowledge about this stuff. What is it best used for? I'm thinking cylinders, instead og cast iron?
Aug 31, 2017

Your dad seems to like his 1 inch belt sander more than the 4 inch one. Why? Would a wood machine using 120 or 180 grit belts also work?
Aug 20, 2017

I am fortunate to have a 14x30 Hendy lathe. ~25 years ago I overhauled it, reground the bed, and fitted a VFD to replace the old thyratron DC tube drive. Although the DC drive worked exceptionally w