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  1. All images should be transferred to Amazon cloud now. Let me know if you spot any broken images.
  2. Yes we already have an auto-welcome for each new user and we actually encourage people to introduce themselves in that welcome message. So it's by design Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  3. many images now broken. Please know that it will take several hours to complete, but it's going well so far.
  4. You may have noticed a few changes - I have removed the Gallery section and the CMS pages app from the site as it costs too much to 'rent' those modules with comparatively very little use by members - it just did not make sense to keep them going. I apologise if this inconveniences or annoys anybody but I think it is better to keep the core of this website to be a discussion forum. The WRT website is costing me a lot of money per month to run and I am making a few changes to help with that - there is a little income from eBay affiliate ads but not enough to cover the cost of hosting and some help from Patrons and for this we are very grateful. The site has over 30GB in uploaded media now!!! And the notification emails generated is quite high too - I have to use a separate company to handle this so that the site doesn't get email black-listed. One of these services suddenly and without notice stopped our service a few months ago and it was a few days before anybody even noticed (password reset emails were no longer working). I did manage to find a new email provider and things have been running smoothly ever since. Getting back to the uploaded media, as mentioned it's over 30GB and this covers images in topics going back several years. I do back this up every night and I backup the site database every hour in order to protect the content should we ever have a disaster I have a Synology NAS here in the office which has a full backup on and I also keep a backup offsite on a cloud service. I have also decided to use Amazon Cloudfront to host all the uploaded media. I am in the process of migrating this content over and you may notice broken images for a very short period during the migration. But ultimately this will maintain and even improve performance of the site. Anyway, all being said, this is a fantastic community and I am fully committed to continuing with it's administration, keeping our little corner of the net alive - Just a little update to let you know what's happening -
  5. Absolutely - thats the one. So far I have had a few issues with it but noting major. The gib in the compound slide was bent - easy fix but I need maybe add a couple more gib screws to make it more smooth and it came with an extraordinary amount of grit on the lead screws and ways. This is common with chinese lathes I think but didn't expect it with "German quality" - lesson learned I would like to install a thrust bearing too, to minimise backlash. But the parts I have made so far are quite accurate not bad for a light duty lathe. Not unhappy.
  6. @oldhippy Sorry for late reply. It's a mini bench lathe made by a company called Optimum. A relatively new addition to the workshop along with the mill. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  7. Banned - Ref:SMTP2GO

  8. Before my time Play school and Rainbow with bungle and zippy. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  9. Agreed Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  10. Aha. Explains the music vids on your channel [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  11. Wow, I thought my having 3 was excessive Where do you keep them all? Under the bed? Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  12. Yikes - bagpuss. Now that's a blast from the past! Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  13. Editing a video on the construction at the moment. Need to reset the pallet stones in a vostok which was loaded up with too much shellac. Unfortunately my pallet warmer is missing - searched high and low - I suspect it's in pallet warmer heaven. So I made a new one. Hopefully this will be an interesting video for some. In fact - I made two. Will do a giveaway to a winner for one of them. Details will be announced in my next video which will show how I made these and the video after that will the Vostok restoration where I will demonstrate how they are used. In the meantime - if anybody wants to build one themselves, I have attached the plans to this post. If you do make one then post pics Pallet Warmer Plans.pdf
  14. It's possible you're being over sensitive. There was no problem with your post at all - you asked a question and you seemed to be getting some help from another member. But it was turning into a sales post and we prefer people to do this either off the forum or via private messaging. If this was not clear them please accept our apologies but please also understand why we dont want sales to be public on the forum it's been a rule here since the start several years ago and we have always maintained that rule. Best wishes Mark Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  15. 'nor me since! Some silly sod's attempt at securing a loose fitting hand. Granted about 15 odd years ago but silly stuff sticks in the mind
  16. Well, A cutting broach will, of course, make the hole larger and so if you wish the hand to still fit the pivot then smoothing broach is the way to go, depends on if you want to remove material or not but be careful, even though they are smoothing broaches they may still bind in the hole as you turn and you run the risk of breaking the hand.
  17. Please be patient - there's a lot of work to do. I will announce when ready for sure!
  18. No problem. Our new house is not far from the old. Let me know when you're coming next and I'll get Fon to cook you up some nice Green Curry. But I will be travelling to the UK on the 22 July for 2 weeks. You have my Line. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  19. I will. Thanks for the suggestion. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  20. Its inset into the coding. I regret that this cannot be changed. I have a feeling its measures to help mitigate double posts. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  21. I wouldn't say no Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  22. I have not personally reviewed their course content but one of my customers has contacted me and told me their content is useful. Never seen anything negative about them so it could be a good addition to your learning arsenal.
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