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: Shipping delays and costs|
The impact on industry looks to a major headache.
one of my roles is ordering tooling at work, one way or another this is from overseas and has gone from 1-2 days too 1-3 weeks!
Same story with materials, 1 month has turned into 2-3 months! (surprising how much is not made here now)
The knock-on effect of this will be far reaching and inevitably end up with higher inflation.
As a previous poster said, I glad I have a very well equipped workshop!
|Thread: How not to use a clamp|
Man that does, criticised by those that can't...
|Thread: Coronavirus death stats|
It would appear that some people really do think they know everything.....
As NDIY says, stay in your shed.....
|Thread: Yet another scam lathe sale on ebay to be aware of|
I'm sick of people like this!
I'm going to bid this to the celling!!!!
I'd say genuine seller.
Boxford man clearly scammer.
|Thread: Gloves and machine tools - my stupidity.|
I've had to wear nitrile gloves at work and at home for 25 years, after I got dermatitis. It took 5 months to clear up and has left me with hypersensitivity to oils!
I will say its nice to have clean hands!
These are for use with machinery.
|Thread: Threading Wires|
Excellent link, thank you.
|Thread: Have You considered getting a 3D printer|
I've had 2 Aldi printers for almost 2 years.
I keep a log of the prints (this started as a bit of fun, but can't seem to stop now!), so far the totals on both printers are-
in that time, I've used around 10 print mats, 20 bowden tubes/nozzles
I have probably had less than 10 prints fail.
Printed things range from workshop items (brackets, tubs, tools etc etc), house items (a surprising amount looking at the log), work items (makes it easier to quote parts when you can hold a physical item.
Mine get a check over once a month (oiled, alignment check and dust blown off).
If the wife would let me have another, I would get a dual extruder to add to the fleet.
Edited By jimmy b on 12/12/2020 08:16:48
|Thread: Drilling addition holes for gib screws has caused distortions in the slide|
I did this mod on my SC4, well worth the effort
|Thread: Workshop/Garage Insulation/Space Heating|
I just use a 2000W radiator.
|Thread: bore measurement|
A lot depends on the end use of the item!
i use one/some of the following, depending on the job
comparator (John Bull etc)
Slip gauges and accessory set.
Very much "horses for courses"!
|Thread: DRO errors, or are they??|
I'd use a drop clock and check against that,. At least then you establish where the error lies.
|Thread: Putting the clocks back|
Put mine back this morning
|Thread: Bought a cheap Chinese Digital Micrometer, here's a bit of a review -|
I got my fingers burnt on a cheap digital mic, it now serves as reminder above my shed door, not to but cheap metrology stuff!
It was within 0.0001" measuring smaller and smaller slips, on the return out, it gained .002" every time!
|Thread: Medical needles|
I buy my blunt needles, in quite a range of sizes, from ebay, along with syringes. very handy for oiling and gluing.
My doctor showed me the hypodermic trick fr getting splinters out 35 years ago, always kept some in my toolboxes since.
|Thread: Reaming Holes in Fixture Plate - What Type of Reamer|
If you drill through, you'll still end up with "blind holes" to gather and trap swarf, once located on a flat surface.
Safest way to get the swarf out, is to poke an extended airline nozzle through a plastic/paper cup, put nozzle in hole and hold cup against the fixture plate, a quick blast should clear the thread.
If i was to do this at work, I'd bore these to size.
Standard machine/chucking reamers will have a small lead, you will just need to chamfer the end of you dowels.
|Thread: Dressing a diamond wheel|
I use a soft, white stone (Norton brand), I just push it in to the wheel and it cleans all the rubbish out, restoring the surface.
Same thing as the above from Axminster.
Edited By jimmy b on 23/10/2020 19:25:27
|Thread: Milling attachment for Warco wm290vf|
I had a milling head on my SC4.
The powerfeed was great, but simply not solid enough.
I ended up selling it and putting the money towards a "proper" mill.
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