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  1. No selling services on this forum please. The rules are very clear on this! Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  2. Very interesting you should post this. I was thinking the same thing. Off camera I started with my shellac flakes which I prefer but I had the same problem. Soft but not melting - was quite frustrating. Changed over to the stick and it was perfect. I have a huge bag of flakes but I fear they are now useless. Fortunately its not an expensive product. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  3. As mentioned, brand new GR mainsprings do not usually require lubrication. You have observed my videos on YT where I apply a little grease to automatic watches to the barrel wall. As has been mentioned above, this is braking grease. The mainspring also has an extremely light (and I mean extremely light) application of 8200 along it's length also. I do not film every aspect of what I do as some tasks are a royal pain in the rear to film. This is one of those tasks. Although I do cover this in the video course. The videos on YT are usually a 30 minute give or take condensing of a job that may last hours I cannot film everything. If you look hard enough you may notice many places seemingly not lubricated - this doesnt mean those friction points were not dealt with. My YT videos are there for entertainment purposes and whilst many find them extremely useful as a learning aid, they are not comprehensive breakdowns of a full service, that would make them hours long each., my course on the other hand is a full breakdown of all steps required to effectively service a watch. I hope this clears things up
  4. Moving to the appropriate section, and may I politely ask you not to make every subject you post with the same title I will rename this one "Krippl watch" Thanks for your understanding.
  5. Moving to the appropriate section.
  6. All images for this website are now hosted on my Amazon S3 cloud account. This speeds up the site considerably as Amazon detects where you are geographically located and serves you the media from the nearest data-center to you. There is nothing you need to do your end, it's all automatic. This is doubly convenient as 30GB is a lot of data to move should we want to change hosting providers. I hope this explains things. I will close this thread now as the announcement has served it's purpose
  7. Please go to the post and report the post. Enter that you want to delete the post in the reason. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  8. Not sure what you mean??? Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  9. All images should be transferred to Amazon cloud now. Let me know if you spot any broken images.
  10. 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
  11. many images now broken. Please know that it will take several hours to complete, but it's going well so far.
  12. 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 -
  13. 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.
  14. @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
  15. Banned - Ref:SMTP2GO

  16. Before my time Play school and Rainbow with bungle and zippy. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  17. Aha. Explains the music vids on your channel [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  18. Wow, I thought my having 3 was excessive Where do you keep them all? Under the bed? Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  19. Yikes - bagpuss. Now that's a blast from the past! Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  20. 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
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