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  1. Scouse

    Pillar Drill Restoration.

    Gosh, this takes me back! Been away for a while and only just seen this! Well, from what I remember, the spring was weak on all of the 4 or 5 drills I restored, and I simply replaced it with a modern alternative. I seem to recall that the feed rate was controlled by how fast you turn the main...
  2. Scouse

    Pillar Drill Restoration.

    The main crank wheel just slides out and into the lower hole or the hole within the gear, as in the picture above. I've done a few of these now and it is common for the wheel to need some encouragment to come out, with a rubber mallet for example. After cleaning and lubricating it comes out...
  3. Scouse

    You cannot be serious?

    ebay is becoming a royal pita to sell on; I sold a few bits a while back and after I had paid the final value fee, fee on the postage and paypal fee, I was close to giving the stuff away.
  4. Scouse

    Greg Rutherford's long jump...

    Ok, this is playing with my head. So 8.41 metres is 27 foot 6 inches give or take according to Google. We have a through room from the front to the back of the house 24 foot long (13 + 11 for the two rooms if split). So did he start at our front window, clear the entire length of the house...
  5. Scouse

    What does green tea taste like?

    I use Twinings green tea too, but add fresh root ginger, a cube about half an inch, peeled and crushed with the flat of a knife and just dropped in. Leave it in, clears your head. Lovely.
  6. Scouse

    Car boot finds.

    I used to do the boot sales twice a week and regularly post finds up on here, but for the last couple of years a few things seem to have happened, possibly one as a result of the other. First, ebay tool dealing seemed to become very trendy. I used to pick stuff up at the bootsale and use a bit...
  7. Scouse

    Dual head hammers

    +1, great minds and all that... Heavy enough, while gentle on delicate chisel handle, bless 'em.
  8. Scouse

    Brace drilling. ... are-video/
  9. Scouse

    Which Bandsaw

    I bought the Jet JWBS-16X from Axminster a year or two ago and its been a great machine, gets more than 6 hours use a week and hasn't had any problems. Single phase, 13 amp plug, £1300 with free delivery. Happy days.
  10. Scouse

    Axminster AW106PT2 Planer Thicknesser

    After 25 years of hand plane stock prep, I appear to have slowed down a bit. I am a bit swamped and needed to find a way of cutting some time out of the process. So, I have just pulled the trigger on one of these With 200 quid off the price and reasonable reviews I couldn't resist. I do feel...
  11. Scouse

    Yankee Doodle Dandy

    Gosh, you reminded me! I've finished the drill now, but there are so many pictures I need to filter them down and haven't had the time, I will try for this week, sorry for the delay!!!
  12. Scouse

    Richard Maguire workbench

    My bench is a Maguire Workhorse, although it was bought in 2010 and I think he has tweaked the design a bit since then. Mine is 7 foot long and has a 24 inch double screw vice as opposed to the leg vice and doesn't have the central flip stop. He didn't make the wagon vice at the time, and it...
  13. Scouse


    That's good news Bob; I can't imagine how relieved you must both be. El.
  14. Scouse

    Stainless steel tenon saw

    If you were trying to win the auction would you still have asked the question on here? As has been pointed out before with regard to ebay listings, a more respecful course of action might be to wait until the auction has closed to ask a question, in order not to advertise the item to a large...
  15. Scouse

    Record 050 purchase.

    umm.. To skate or not to skate... This might have a very obvious answer, and I understand with regard to the 043, because it is mono-skated, but how do you use a 050 with one skate? I only ask, partly because it had never occurred to me, partly because I can't be bothered trying for myself...
  16. Scouse

    How much?

    Thanks for the replies. It would appear that it might be covered under the warranty, assuming it is the flywheel; won't know for certain until it's in bits, but worth a punt. Actually, I appear to have made the car gods angry this week; while the Focus has been off the road I've been pottering...
  17. Scouse

    How much?

    The clutch has gone on my 2007 Focus 2.0 tdci. Just had a quote of £1167 to supply and fit. I politely enquired if my hearing was also beginning to fail, at which point I was told it's not just a clutch but a 'dual mass flywheel assembly'... Well why didn't he say that in the first place? Now...
  18. Scouse

    So you think you could make a musical instrument?

    Genuinely impressive: (Posted from my phone so the link may not work; I'll check tomorrow)
  19. Scouse

    Adjustable mouth and plane sole flatness

    I think that from a manufacturing point of view, it's probably easier than you think. Seventy or so years separate my LN jack and my no18 knuckle joint block and they are both flat and stable, but, as noted by Vann, the machined surfaces need to be kept clean.
  20. Scouse

    Form, function or price

    Everyone will give you a different answer to this, and most likely will be evangelical in their conviction in telling you what to buy; just look at the twenty page thread on knockoff tools! Eight or nine years ago, I replaced my entire professional workshop with LN and never regretted it. That...