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Member postings for jimmy b

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Thread: Cheap Milling Vice Question
27/09/2020 12:42:42

I've got a bigger version of this, a good vice.

Got rid of the silly handle and 3D printed a "speed" handle. Being able to move the jaws to the extremes of the vice has got me out of trouble more than once.

My other vice is a "K4" type and still gets used.

Neither has ever had the swivel part fitted.


Thread: Anyone recognise these.
24/09/2020 19:08:49

As Dave says.


Thread: Scaling back forum activity
12/09/2020 11:52:20

I've left a few forums over the years, just stopped posting. Very easy to do.

Never understood the thinking behind this sort of thing.


Thread: Hermes Parcels
07/09/2020 18:44:42

Ebay ran a promotion for a couple of months. I was sending stuff with Hermes for £1.45, same parcel would have been over £4 with Royal Mail.

Not had a single problem.


Thread: Boring chatter (on the lathe)
06/09/2020 06:22:16

Bigger boring bar needed.

As Hopper suggests, a turning tool may have enough clearance.


Thread: What does a tool look like?
05/09/2020 16:42:34

Right and Left tools are the opposite to above.


Thread: Stainless steel
27/08/2020 17:15:13

I think the "nearly empty cartridge" is just an urban myth.

The money is made out of the repeat buying of ink, much like a lot of consumer products.


Thread: The most practical steel for my application
26/08/2020 12:24:41

Hi Chris,

I just use silver steel for anything that needs hardening. I've had good success with case hardening powders on other metals.

As links are being removed, search ebay for "case hardening powder"


Thread: Chamfer Block
26/08/2020 05:09:48

This is a (very small) modern version of the machine I worked all those years ago.

This one uses milling cutters, not a grind stone, but the principle is easy to see.



Edited By jimmy b on 26/08/2020 05:11:13

25/08/2020 18:11:33

I spent a few weeks of my apprenticeship chamfering gear plates on a grinder that did just that!

the plates were offered up from above. Quite boring and too easy to chamfer the edge that didn't doing!


Thread: How good is a good faceplate?
15/08/2020 07:10:43

I skim a face plate when I first mount it.


Thread: First lathe
08/08/2020 20:45:34

DRO every time for me.


Thread: Training school auction
06/08/2020 19:12:15

Thank you for the link. I'll be having a few bids on things.


Thread: Cleaning up new Sieg SC4 and how to remove apron
02/08/2020 18:05:16

HERE is a useful SC4 manual


Thread: Sieg SC4 Carriage travel limited by collision with splash shield
02/08/2020 16:18:18

I've just a look at my SC4 and it clears the guard.


Thread: What lathe tool for deburring holes?
01/08/2020 18:54:31
Posted by Ian Parkin on 01/08/2020 18:24:22:

Jimmy that is a nice tool

maybe look for a sh one

It's a very nice tool Ian.

Very tempted!


01/08/2020 17:52:17

If you have deep pockets, these could be of interest.



Thread: cutting upholstery foam
31/07/2020 16:38:34

I use these people**LINK**

Very good!


Thread: Jobs
30/07/2020 17:48:47

Its a bit like those idiots that buy over priced metal and spend years making something that they don't need/won't use on a tiny lathe.

Live and let live.


Thread: Today's delivery
29/07/2020 17:30:56

Some wheels do have a "use by date".


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