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  • Birthday 04/28/1957

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  1. CA glues

    My 2 bits worth. Nothing beats tying the knots properly. A dab of CA to stiffen the rope end or keep in place. I used to use these 2 types below - here in Aussie.. However they clogged up as the glue stays in the nozzle. The UHU (superstrong super fast ?) seemed to not dry as quick as the QuickFix did. HOWEVER Then found this Selleys QuickFIX dispenser. It controls the amount of CA glue coming out by the "black" squeeze handles on the sides. When you let go of the handles, the glue "sucks" back up the nozzle a bit. The instructions say to "tap" the bottle down on it's base to help the glue go back inside. I use the pointy end of a long pin to dab a small amount onto the spot. It works. But the best I find is to wipe the nozzle end, every time I use it. I get full use out of the bottle and nozzle this way, If too much is on the spot/rope, I wipe the excess quickly with tissue or tip of finger so I don't get a "shinny" finish. But, I agree with MTaylor, 50/50 white PVA/Water mix over the rope, soaks in to seal the lot.
  2. Hi Steve, To add my experience of lathe work, esp. with small diameters. The dowel in the picture you originally posted(above), exhibits a twist in the longitudinal direction. This in MHO is caused by too much torque, either at startup or even when the motor is suddenly powered down at end. Meaning their is not enough dowel diameter to resist the rotational(torque) pressure on the dowel. A variable speed motor I have read should be used at startup to slowly rotate the work piece up to speed, then slowly reduce at end. I had several disasters after shaving down to a couple of mm. But my Lathe does not have a variable speed motor.
  3. Hi All, Up in BrisVegas. Had similar slow connection/page response yesterday 8th Feb18'. However this morning, usual good response times to pages. On the NBN, but seems no diff to ADSL2 in HO. And yes one has to wait till the post(after Submit Reply) is completed, comes up as a post before moving on.
  4. Hullo from Melbourne, Australia

    Welcome on board Martin(Aussie). I have found the site extremely helpful with lots of information and members seem to pop up to offer excellent advice on all sorts of building topics. Stick with it. Dave R
  5. IMG 1820

    Very smart work indeed Mr Barbossa.

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