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: Cheap Milling Vice Question|
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.|
As Dave says.
|Thread: Scaling back forum activity|
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|
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)|
Bigger boring bar needed.
As Hopper suggests, a turning tool may have enough clearance.
|Thread: What does a tool look like?|
Right and Left tools are the opposite to above.
|Thread: Stainless steel|
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|
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|
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
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?|
I skim a face plate when I first mount it.
|Thread: First lathe|
DRO every time for me.
|Thread: Training school auction|
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|
HERE is a useful SC4 manual
|Thread: Sieg SC4 Carriage travel limited by collision with splash shield|
I've just a look at my SC4 and it clears the guard.
|Thread: What lathe tool for deburring holes?|
It's a very nice tool Ian.
If you have deep pockets, these could be of interest.
|Thread: cutting upholstery foam|
I use these people**LINK**
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|
Some wheels do have a "use by date".
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