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Member postings for jimmy b

Here is a list of all the postings jimmy b has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Why is my silver steel undersize
18/01/2020 19:23:24

I get mine from here they say h8 tolerance


Thread: Sent lathe back
17/01/2020 19:24:38

I know I'm a better engineer than electrician.....

17/01/2020 19:16:04

Simply looks like a missing cover.


Thread: Creality 3D For Christmas - Impressions so Far
15/01/2020 19:48:32

I'm now reading through Neil's book.

Quite a good read!


Thread: Best charts to find rod max / min diameters for BSW and Metric and BA
12/01/2020 18:56:30

All the thread info you could need

This a very good source.


Thread: The cultural status of engineers in the UK
10/01/2020 19:33:57
Posted by old mart on 10/01/2020 16:42:43:

In my book, an engineer is someone who has completed at least to university degree level.


Thread: Creality 3D For Christmas - Impressions so Far
03/01/2020 07:10:09

Andrew, I just had to have a go with my Aldi printer!

I drew up the same 25mm square with .4mm walls.

My Cura slicer (3.4.1, I'm happy with this version and have resisted updating), would not print the walls (I checked the layers, before printing).


I tried your tip of 0.39 wall and it worked! I have a wall of 0.4 to 0.5 thickness. Quite impressive for a printer that cost £150 (this one is Aldi's black Friday sale one, my other was full price).Printed with PLA filament (cheap stuff- see below)

I have found that filament is the biggest factor in getting good prints. I have bought some packs of 25 different colour samples of PLA (10M long, so good for most prints) and not had any problems. Some filament from 3DQF was that bad it went in the bin. I can recommend 3Dfilaprint for good quality PLA.


01/01/2020 18:54:43

I didn't know about it either!

On order now



Thread: Rear tool post for Sieg SC4 lathe
24/12/2019 14:14:14


Edited By JasonB on 24/12/2019 15:00:52

24/12/2019 13:27:33

Andrew, I have ran a rear toolpost on my SC4 for years. I'll sort a picture later.

I mainly used it for a production job, needing two tools.


Thread: Axminster/Sieg/Clarke lathe - all the same?
22/12/2019 05:41:31

Axminster do give a 3 year guarantee (parts and labour).


Thread: Conecutters to produce rough MT1 and MT2 shaped holes?
21/12/2019 16:37:25

I 3D printed mine.


Thread: Bandsaw woes.
21/12/2019 04:17:40

When I got my Chester H110 bandsaw, I had a lot of problems with the blade jumping off. The cause turned out to be the guide bearings!

3 out of 6 collapsed within 3 months, since then I have had no trouble at all!


Thread: Slip gauges
14/12/2019 11:33:50

I've ended up with a metric and imperial set.

A slip gauge accessory set is very worthwhile addition, as it turns the slips into an extremely versatile measuring tool.

Well worthwhile investing.


Thread: Silver steel - bizarre Zoro pricing.
14/12/2019 04:49:17

Robin, 333mm is a pack of 5.

Some smaller sizes are for packs of 25.


Thread: 3 in 1 Lathe/Mill for $139? Early chistmas present perhaps?
13/12/2019 16:00:47

Clearly a scam. Much like the ads on Instagram!


Thread: My new lathe a Warco 918
08/12/2019 08:02:01

I get my threading inserts from HERE


Thread: Why mostly manual cars in UK
07/12/2019 12:09:20

Volvo don't recommend an oil change, unless used as a taxi......


07/12/2019 10:20:32

I've been driving automatics for 30 years.

Modern auto boxes are quite amazing.

Why anyone would want to have to mess around with gears is a mystery to me......


Thread: Case Hardening
05/12/2019 05:05:03

I have very good results with that same stuff from ebay.

I really wouldn't bother making my own!


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