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Chatterbox / Re: OT (I think): Getting Word for my MacBook Air....
« Last post by 10KPete on Today at 04:33:16 AM »
Ah Ha!  The pics go in after the text is pasted in!!!  So it sounds like I don't need anything except plain text.

Excellent! That solves the problem for 'build' posts.

You've saved me a lot of aggravation.

thanks, Tony. I'll give that a try/
One or more of the FETs in the power supply board are probably dead. Itís a fairly common problem with aging chinesum mini lathe/mill electronics. If youíre not good with electronics you can just replace the board. If I remember correctly LMS carries them. If itís not too bad, there are a couple of things you can do to keep running in the short term. Try turning it on with the speed dial set about midway. If only one FET is down they will usually start that way. If that doesnít work try manually start it with a flick on the chuck. It may stay running. In both cases that is a temporary fix. The lathe is down on power and if you push it to hard you will burn up the board the rest of the way.

From Plans / Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Last post by MJM460 on Today at 03:40:16 AM »
Hi Willy, good to hear that you are home.  You will miss the nurses, but itís never good to need to know them professionally.

Thinking about stuff, eh?  Obviously more thermodynamics.  But you might be able to do some filing indoors, or laying out parts ready for the first day out to the shop.

Hope that you are back to 100% soon.

Thanks for replying Don.  To clarify, both lights come on with the power switch and the fan in he power supply box comes on, but even with the lights on, the spindle speed control may or may not work, so I don't think it is the switch.  The switch is a double pole mechanism and all contacts are clearly visible if I open the cover,  They all look clean and bright.  There is a fuse in a cartridge holder and the first time I checked it, it looked good but the spindle ran when I replaced the cartridge holder.  I thought I had found where the problem was located but fiddling with the fuse holder has not worked since then.

I agree that electronic component failure is not usually intermittent unless related to heat.  This does not seem to be heat related. I may be able to work it for long periods without it failing.  It has never failed while in use.  It only fails to start from time to time.  To rule out a dead spot in the motor, I have rotated the spindle by hand when it is in a failed state with no response.

Getting into the power supply box is a bitch.  I have to unbolt the mill from bench and turn it around because is only inches away from the wall. Cables and plugs and outlets are all in good shape.
Chatterbox / Re: Just had to laugh
« Last post by Flyboy Jim on Today at 03:17:06 AM »
Makes you wonder what they really think at times  :noidea:


Now we know!  :lolb:


PS: Have you ever noticed how dogs want to follow you in front of you?  :-\
Chatterbox / Re: OT (I think): Getting Word for my MacBook Air....
« Last post by MJM460 on Today at 03:04:18 AM »
Hi Pete,

Pages in the iPad works fine for text for posting.

Most of my posts, including all the Thermodynamics ones are typed and edited in Pages, then simply copied and pasted into the forum reply box.  Then I add the attachments.

I believe the only thing to watch is not to do any fancy formatting, the forum system seems to prefer doing those in the forum reply box.  And donít add photos in your text.  Emojis are fine added in the reply box, I did find doing sub scripts and super scripts a bit of a pain, probably should have tried what happened if I used Pages, but was usually thinking of other things.  I donít know how it works for the host site links used to post photos.

Itís a good idea, as it means you always have a copy of your posts, especially any long ones.  The forum was having a few issues when I started, and it saved my bacon a few times.  All seems to be fixed now though, thank you Ade.

I suggest Pages and see how you go.  Formatting in Word wonít be very different I expect.


Vehicles & Models / Re: Pennsylvania A3 Switcher (Kozo)
« Last post by 10KPete on Today at 02:43:58 AM »
Those arch bars look really good, Kim. I've never built anything that didn't require tweaking, especially bent stuff. I'm eagerly awaiting the day those all go together!
 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:
 :popcorn: :popcorn:

Chatterbox / Re: OT (I think): Getting Word for my MacBook Air....
« Last post by Don1966 on Today at 02:43:28 AM »
Pete I donít think you will find words free but check your save options to see what formats you can save the document in. Most are compatible with words.

Regards Don
Captain Jerry you never said if the lamps are turning on or off when you operate the switch. From what your saying it seems to be the switch that is the problem. It is pretty rare for the electronics to operate like the problem your have, not to say that it canít but unlikely. If you have a fuse in the circuit check to see if it is loose in its socket. I would try replacing the power switch. I woul also check the wire connections from your power cable and to power switch.

Regards Don
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