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Tools / Re: Another interesting machine video from Gena in Ukraine
« Last post by awemawson on February 19, 2023, 06:38:56 AM »
Tools / Re: Another interesting machine video from Gena in Ukraine
« Last post by Kjelle on February 19, 2023, 05:14:22 AM »
Member Videos / Re: My week this week, my workshop videos!
« Last post by hermetic on February 18, 2023, 11:10:11 AM »
Hi All,
Volvo V70 mot work, fitting new steering  column U/J which everyone seems to think you need to lower the subframe to get the lower U/J bolt out, you don't, it is just accesible from under the wheel arch but  you will need a good fitting 10mm socket and two 12" extension bars! Having not worked on cars since I was in my twenties this weeks work left me with aches in places I never  new I had! Conclusion and back onto the Holbrook next week! Welcome aboard to all the new subs, and thanks to all the old ones!
Phil, in almost springlike East Yorkshire
Software Tools / Re: Moving from Windows 7 to windows 10 - testing 1-2-3
« Last post by sorveltaja on February 18, 2023, 08:13:09 AM »
There's odd thing, that I noticed after installing W10 to my pc, after several hours of  fiddling with settings, my eyes began to feel like they were bleeding.

I have a monitor with max resolution 2560x1440. With W7, I've used 125% scaling, so text and other stuff are easier to see, and it has worked very well and display is 'crisp'.
But with W10, when using same resolution, same 125% scaling, there is certain 'blurriness' in some programs. And I'm not the only one, who has noted that. There are plenty of pages on the net, of how to "fix" that.

However, there is a simple a solution:

There it says:
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 Change the application's high-DPI scaling mode

In the High DPI scaling override area, select Override high DPI scaling behavior, and then try one of the following options:

    Application Ė Disable all Windows scaling settings and only use the app developer's setting. This option was called Disable display scaling on high DPI settings in previous versions of Windows.

    System Ė Overrides the programís DPI settings and makes it run like it would on a low-DPI display. On a high-DPI display, this will make the program appear blurry.

    System (Enhanced) Ė Windows will try to use enhanced DPI scaling for this program. As a result, some programs will display with crisp text on high-DPI displays. This won't work for all programs.
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So, by going to programs compatibility settings --> Change high DPI settings, and selecting  'Override high DPI scaling behavior' with 'Application' option seems to do the trick.



I guess this has to be done separately to each program that has this issue.
Tools / Re: Picked this up today
« Last post by Dell on February 17, 2023, 01:03:54 PM »
Checked runout on the ER collet with my verdict 0.0005Ē and it didnít quite reach the first increment so I presume thatís a bit less than 1/2 thou.
A nice chap Phil sent me a message saying have I seen the ML10 steadies , I hadnít but I have now as I have purchased them, fixed & travelling for £110 , canít normally get the travelling steady for that, ( THANKS PHIL ) , tangential tool holders finally arrived from Australia today, ordered Multifix from PeWe tools in Germany so getting there, restored a couple of clocks while I have been waiting for bits to arrive.
My wife asked if she could start spending some money, I said thereís none left   :lol:
Tools / Re: Picked this up today
« Last post by Dell on February 16, 2023, 01:58:26 PM »
Well getting closer to using the lathe collet holder turned up today, fitted to spindle nicely havenít checked runout yet, ordered PeWe tools Multifix because the QCTP that is on there is next to useless, greased headstock oiled everything else as I donít know how long itís been stood or when it was done last ( better to be safe ).
Tools / Re: Picked this up today
« Last post by Dell on February 14, 2023, 02:25:31 PM »
Finally got lathe setup and getting workshop back together, got a backlog of clocks to repair.
The collets from apt turned up today just waiting for the chuck .
New from Old / Re: Resurrection of a CFEI 100 KVA Induction Furnace
« Last post by awemawson on February 13, 2023, 06:39:28 AM »
This morning I found a suitable offcut of 3"x3" angle iron, drilled a few holes and bolted it to the foundry structure as a support for the 15 kg balancer. A bit crude as it's not triangulated and only held in place by a single M12 bolt but I think it's adequate.

Seems to work OK

Tools / Re: Picked this up today
« Last post by Dell on February 13, 2023, 02:28:13 AM »
Will have to check when it gets here.
Tools / Re: Picked this up today
« Last post by awemawson on February 12, 2023, 04:51:05 PM »
Depends what era. Myford changed hands a few years back, and I think RDG own them now.
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