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Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-23-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,387
Posted By Richard Lennard
Im about to drill my welding table with a mag...

Im about to drill my welding table with a mag drill.
What accuracy should I expect?
Ill be marking out as accurate as possible, auto centre punch, then pilot for mag drill bit centre to make...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-21-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,632
Posted By Richard Lennard
First you need to grasp actions and effect. All...

First you need to grasp actions and effect.
All the old school (not me, im useless but learning) will tell you hand tools before power etc.
A bowl is a classic case of the above.
First you need...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-16-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,014
Posted By Richard Lennard
I think the theory is that at point of impact on...

I think the theory is that at point of impact on the tuck, hammer and dolly momentarily grip metal as tuck closes.
IMHO just make a mess of surface and nothing else happens.
Bought a pair by Snap...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-01-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,018
Posted By Richard Lennard
My personal preference, which hasnt failed (well...

My personal preference, which hasnt failed (well not yet anyway ;) )
I clean head of screw with flapwheel, ie bare steel.
I then hold washer around head of screw, nice snug fit, but keep just off...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2020, 03:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,780
Posted By Richard Lennard
I will try this method, makes more sense than...

I will try this method, makes more sense than sand.
Only (small) advantage that I have found with sand, heat to ease bending.
Its done the job but never very tidy (more pilot error than function)...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-11-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 27,578
Posted By Richard Lennard
Beautiful work. Talk about "Spoilt for...

Beautiful work.
Talk about "Spoilt for equipment", and more to the point "The skill to use it"!!!
Forum: Introductions 01-10-2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By Richard Lennard
Well done.

Well done.
Forum: Introductions 01-03-2020, 02:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By Richard Lennard
Its ALL here!! Exeter, UK

Its ALL here!!
Exeter, UK
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,887
Posted By Richard Lennard
Definitely not chinese!! They would be amused /...

Definitely not chinese!! They would be amused / angered if there was a chinese suggestion. Andy Kissack really knows his stuff!!
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2018, 01:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,727
Posted By Richard Lennard
Sounds like a simple strike and oil? Standard...

Sounds like a simple strike and oil?
Standard air chisel stuff?
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-02-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 130,104
Posted By Richard Lennard
I see, the etching is done around the stick on...

I see, the etching is done around the stick on letters, ie the letters remain proud once plastic removed.
Stupidly I thought the etching was all within the letters, ie lower.
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-02-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 130,104
Posted By Richard Lennard
Probably asking / stating the obvious but I will...

Probably asking / stating the obvious but I will ask it anyway!
I assume once printed, you then cut out the relevant bits, stuck it down and used as a stencil?
Forum: Introductions 11-18-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By Richard Lennard
Welcome Calvin There are now several Devon...

Welcome Calvin
There are now several Devon based metalshapers, all have hugely benefited from this forum. If you spend the time, like we do, then its all here.
Some of the professionals that give...
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 11-14-2017, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,020
Posted By Richard Lennard
Bead roller drive unit etc

https://www.banggood.com/220V-Brushless-Servo-Motor-400W-Energy-Saving-Mute-for-Industrial-Sewing-Machine-p-1210251.html?currency=USD&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc_elc&utm_content=mario&utm_campa...
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-06-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,403
Posted By Richard Lennard
I repaired numerous Sprites and Midgets inc...

I repaired numerous Sprites and Midgets inc Frogeye into the 90s when they were more normal run arounds rather than the classic status that they now enjoy.
In the nicest possible way, I think the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-03-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,774
Posted By Richard Lennard
Lovely work, Im envious. Best bit of info for...

Lovely work, Im envious.
Best bit of info for me, 1/2" x 3" CNC cut to profile.
Mate got the mill, Ive got the Pullmax and the steel.
Happy days!
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-15-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,424
Posted By Richard Lennard
Youre correct, be careful how you use the term!! ...

Youre correct, be careful how you use the term!!
However their treatment is the same!!
Tee hee, please remove if inappropriate. :lol:
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-28-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,424
Posted By Richard Lennard
Thank you, that is one of the best recent posts...

Thank you, that is one of the best recent posts Ive seen!
It gives us lesser mortals a fighting chance with the correct equipment used in the correct manner.
I enjoy the equipment and can make...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-20-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,172
Posted By Richard Lennard
I use loads of those cheap air tight poly bags,...

I use loads of those cheap air tight poly bags, put item in + drop of WD40 or equivalent, squeeze all the air out and seal.
You dont lose any space in the toolbox and whatever only needs a wipe off...
Forum: Tutorials 05-27-2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 86,239
Posted By Richard Lennard
To save everyone looking for it - would this be...

To save everyone looking for it - would this be the offending item.
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,808
Posted By Richard Lennard
I bought my Sunbeam Tiger in 1976. I decided to...

I bought my Sunbeam Tiger in 1976.
I decided to "Restore it" in 1978.
I was a long way off with the necessary skills.
I learnt some of the skills doing everyone elses jobs.
I then thought i could...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2017, 02:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,808
Posted By Richard Lennard
IMHO, you are over thinking your situation. The...

IMHO, you are over thinking your situation.
The one thing that the "Experts on this forum" have made clear to me is that, initially, you dont need all the desirable gear.
In fact it is detrimental....
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-19-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,474
Posted By Richard Lennard
Is there a link re Router and curves anywhere?

Is there a link re Router and curves anywhere?
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-04-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,804
Posted By Richard Lennard
My sentiments exactly, but at a 1 it was...

My sentiments exactly, but at a 1 it was definitely an interesting conversation piece.
I will try it, just for the hell of it and report back.
As Ive said before, the old school "stuff" holds...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-04-2017, 01:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,804
Posted By Richard Lennard
Thats spot on. Followed the links, seems like a...

Thats spot on.
Followed the links, seems like a good bit of kit.
Looks I might be able to do that - maybe :lol:
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