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by Magicniner
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 1981

Re: metric drill set explained?

BadDog wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:22 am
Several nominal metric size fasteners have 3, 4, or more pitches in fairly common use.
So you've never encountered 1/2" UNC, 1/2" UNF and 1/2" UNEF and variants in the same size? :D
You should get out more ;-)
by Magicniner
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 1981

Re: metric drill set explained?

The problems are not with measurement systems, the shortcomings lie with the users who can't cope with basic maths or make stupid assumptions. The ship example above just shows that not everyone understands Cumulative Error :D I have to work with a mix of metric and imperial fasteners and I find bot...
by Magicniner
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 1981

Re: metric drill set explained?

That said, I'm sure living in a nominally metric country would provide a higher hit rate, but again, that doesn't speak to the superiority of the metric fastener system. As far as I think I understand, if I had a home shop there, and wanted the same "on hand" coverage I currently enjoy with my "sta...
by Magicniner
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 1981

Re: metric drill set explained?

I have a Dormer metric set covering 1mm to 6mm in 0.1mm steps and another cheaper set covering 6mm to 10mm in 0.1mm steps.
by Magicniner
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: tooling plate
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: tooling plate

It's easy to cover unused holes, I use teflon baking sheets cut for my regularly used fixtures, masking tape for one-offs.
by Magicniner
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Brazing Brass
Replies: 42
Views: 3209

Re: Brazing Brass

Bronze Wire, Argon, MIG, Job Done.
Check Sif Bronze for wire specifications and pick what suits you.
by Magicniner
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: unique water pump
Replies: 55
Views: 3054

Re: unique water pump

Tesla was a rubbish businessman, Edison was a ruthless git and a great businessman who stole and patented the inventions and ideas of others, and wasn't above spending money to rubbish the ideas and careers of the competition, that's why you read about Edison not Tesla, not some Nutjob conspiracy th...
by Magicniner
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: unique water pump
Replies: 55
Views: 3054

Re: unique water pump

tornitore45 wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:34 pm
You can save money on direct marketing starting with a Bernard Madoff customer list.
With a name pronounced Made-Off I'm surprised he wasn't sussed earlier! ;-)

I'm not sure I need the list though, I already have 2 marks on this thread :D
by Magicniner
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: unique water pump
Replies: 55
Views: 3054

Re: unique water pump

My Anti-Gravity and Inertia Neutralisation machines are nearing the end of development promising faster than light travel for almost no cost, I'll be publishing full plans at just $100 ;-)
by Magicniner
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: unique water pump
Replies: 55
Views: 3054

Re: unique water pump

Nicola Tesla was working on wireless transmission of generated energy, not free energy, that's an unfounded nutjob's fantasy.

Come back when you have one working, if they don't whisk you off in the White Blazer with the Optional Long Arms first :D
by Magicniner
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: unique water pump
Replies: 55
Views: 3054

Re: unique water pump

found an interesting design for a water pump, supposed to deliver plenty of volume and pressure with very little power consumption, the figure I can find is 30 GPM at 250 psi with 250 watt input. The resulting water flow can be used to generate power with a pelton turbine and end up with a good bit...
by Magicniner
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machining Setup's with Few Comments
Replies: 72
Views: 14822

Re: Machining Setup's with Few Comments

Build or buy a Roller Box instead, a couple of 1/8" long test cuts on your chosen stock to set the roller box up and then the job is a single pass, for as many parts as you need from the same stock ;-)