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by micktoon
01 Jan 2018, 23:45
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
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Happy New Year Stanley :smile:
It looks like you have got the sharpening of cutters sussed out now, your sharp pile is looking good.
Hope 2018 will be a fantastic year in the shed for you.
Cheers Mick.
by micktoon
18 Dec 2017, 00:08
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
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Hi Stanley, sorry to see your finger injured, best advice is dip it in cellulose thinners and it will be healed by the morning after :biggrin2: . Glad it was not worse than it is though on a serious note. It looks like you have more or less got the hang of the horizontal mill cutter sharpening anywa...
by micktoon
03 Aug 2017, 23:09
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
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Hi Stanley nice to see you busy and making good use of the castings, you have lovely finish on the valve chest lid. I was just thinking Johnand I have not done any casting this year but I dont think its ever not rained long enough to get any done as we need it nice and dry outside. Hope you havd a g...
by micktoon
21 Apr 2017, 22:08
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
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Hi Stanley, Sorry I have not posted for a while but I have been watching. Some real fiddly stuff been going on , you must be starting to get used to the little sizes now. I bet you will be wanting something bigger and less fiddly for the next project :grin: I am very impressed with the progress and ...
by micktoon
25 Mar 2017, 00:10
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
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Lots of quality progress Stanley, good to see and keeping you off the streets until the light nights and hopefully drier and hotter weather. I hope you got all your household jobs done today and you will back in the shed tomorrow.
Cheers Mick.
by micktoon
07 Feb 2017, 23:44
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
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Hi Stanley, looking great. I will ask John about the test bar as I think he was given a few he gave , me, Bob and David one each and did a give away with one so might be gone but I will ask. Bob sometimes gets similar bits of shaft from work so I will put the request out Stanley :grin:
Cheers Mick
by micktoon
06 Feb 2017, 21:30
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
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More good progress Stanley and good to see you are still managing to find everything you ever seem to need in stock lol. Glad you liked the DTI, I thought you would its proper old heavy bit of kit :grin: I am sure it could not have found a better home too. Things are starting to take shape now , goo...
by micktoon
02 Feb 2017, 11:56
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
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Hi Stanley , looks to be going great :grin: I love that rivet tool, lovely job of closing the rivet and you can just looking a proper bit of kit, shame it has no name on it eh, I bet it was used in an aircraft factory or somewhere like that. When you drilled with the long drill Stanley, did it drill...
by micktoon
26 Jan 2017, 23:39
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
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Hi Stanley, More fine progress being made and its all looking good, the gear looks just right too. The slitting saw blade did a nice job :grin: Did you ever find Jacks ball in the end ?
Cheers Mick
by micktoon
03 Jan 2017, 22:37
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
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Hi Stanley , more lovely work there. just looking at the spokes and the one spoke is cast and looks like its not been hit while turning. Do the spokes all get flattened off or will you be rounding off the others so they all look the same rounded edges ? I keep thinking this thing looks bigger in the...
by micktoon
01 Jan 2017, 02:05
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
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Views: 164732

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Hi Stanley more good work it looks like plans are getting used less as the build goes on lol. Happy New Year to you from up North, I hope you have many a project in the shed in 2017 and enjoy them all. All the best Mick :grin:
by micktoon
29 Dec 2016, 08:38
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
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Good steady progress Stanley :grin: it is certainly looking like an engine now. Keep up the good work.
Cheers Mick
by micktoon
06 Dec 2016, 21:18
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
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More good progress Stanley :grin: This engine keeps looking smaller every time I check on it !! At least any mistakes will not have wasted a huige chunk of brass anyway. I am sure you will be back to it as soon as other matter allow Stanley, I think you have the bug for it again :wink: Cheers Mick
by micktoon
02 Dec 2016, 20:46
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
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Fantastic work Stanley ! , You can really see how small the parts are in some of them photos, micro surgery :grin: . Glad the slitting saw worked well and I liked your method of cutting the small brass section while held in place too. Looks like this engine is doing its job of keeping you busy and y...
by micktoon
25 Nov 2016, 19:46
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
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Hi Stanley , Good to see you have survived black Friday without buying anything :grin: I did the same and did not join in with the idea. You are making good progress, it even looks fiddly on the photos and then things look even smaller when you see them in real life so even better you are doing so w...
by micktoon
15 Nov 2016, 00:27
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
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Hi Stanley , You seem to have the bit between your teeth now. Looks like good progress now too. It really showed how small the thing is on the photo where the nut drivers are in shot ! Keep up the good work, nice to see you enjoying yourself and I am glad that parting off tool is doing the job. Chee...
by micktoon
12 Nov 2016, 08:15
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
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Good morning Stanley, looks like you are making a lovely job and getting on well too, like you say watch making stuff going on, it's a good job you got your eyes sorted out or this would have been impossible.
Cheers Mick
by micktoon
02 Nov 2016, 21:50
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
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Hi Stanley, looks like you have made a good start and I think you have done the right thing going with your instincts and just doing what you think best. I am sure you will just work it all out as you go. At least you have plenty sharp milling cutters to keep you going :grin:
Cheers Mick
by micktoon
26 Oct 2016, 18:58
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
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Good to see you back in the shed Stanley, looks like you are making progress and you will have plenty sharp cutters to fall back on for a while too :grin: .Its getting dark real early now and will be an hour worse after the weekend, I hate the dark nights :sad:
Cheers Mick
by micktoon
21 Oct 2016, 22:48
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
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Hi Stanley, I am with Plaques it's a shame if not a crime to spoil that set of gears for the 1927 lathe, even if you wil never use they are there and part of the lathe now, plus soon as you use them for something else you will need them for the 1927 lathe for sure :grin: There is a place called HPC ...
by micktoon
19 Oct 2016, 21:44
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2566
Views: 164732

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Hi Stanley, I would blame the silly bugger that came up with the idea in the first place :grin: . I think once you get started you will just find ways around the problems as you go, I have every faith in you and am sure you find a way around any problems. I have been doing a bit more of Tommy so wil...
by micktoon
18 Oct 2016, 19:15
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2566
Views: 164732

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Hi Stanley, good timing , that lots looks like it will keep you busy for a while :grin: . They look like good castings from the photo.
Cheers Mick
by micktoon
12 Oct 2016, 22:26
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2566
Views: 164732

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Hi Stanley, looks like a good job and the mag base should be handy for not needing to swap dti over from place to place. You will have to have a practice with the new tipped parting tool :grin:
What's the next shed job then ?
Cheers Mick
by micktoon
09 Oct 2016, 22:09
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
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Hi Stanley, I like them old adverts too, I have a 1935 Buck and Hickman catalogue, its great to look through , I wish they had half the reange for sale now they had then. I also have an Elora socket set, as you say top notch gear I think mine would be from late 1980s, I got them used so no idea what...
by micktoon
05 Oct 2016, 11:18
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2566
Views: 164732

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Hi Stanley, Nice job on the drill gadget , I already have a joiners square so no good to me but glad it's survived and not got cut up :grin: . Thanks for the comments on the carving from Pan biker, I will just make the ammo box look more like battered timber and the base look like flag stones, I had...

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