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: Torx head variant or faulty batch?|
Its a faulty Torx.
I have had problems before with cap screws being under size/over size. I once even had some with out any hex at all!
When you think how big the batches must be (100,000??) having some bad ones slip through, can't be too much of a surprise.
I'm with you there Phil!
Some years ago, a work mate asked if he could borrow a pair of axle stands, an angle grinder and trolley jack.
I say, "sure thing, what do you want them for?", believe it or not, the answer I got was "I'm going to restore a car, I'll only need them for 6 months"!
Needless to say, I declined.......
|Thread: Black Oxide coating|
I usually just heat and dunk in some old engine oil.
This weekend I tried a 3 stage chemical blacking kit I got off Ebay. I must say it is far easier and quicker (and probably a lot safer) than heating things up.
|Thread: Is your spindle bore large enough?|
I will say that I have never wanted a smaller spindle bore!
|Thread: Safety Glasses|
I use varifocal safety glasses every day. I have no idea of the cost, as work pay.......
|Thread: 316 Stainless|
I machine a fair bit of 303, 304 and 316 stainless.
I use a small amount of Rocol RTD liquid **LINK**
If you are using insert tooling, you may not be taking a deep enough cut.
Slow and steady is the way to go.
I tend to use silversteel for hard wearing items (either hardened or in its natural state).
|Thread: chinese hit and miss engine|
Just because you bought something once that was no good, don't assume everything they sell is the same............................
|Thread: What lathes have you had?|
Mine in order,
Chester Conquest mini-lathe (sold)
SC4 (still got)
Chester Crusader (still got)
C3 (only one bought used,sold)
|Thread: How badly do I need a surface plate?|
I have had a variety of granite work top off cuts over the years.
Finally treated myself to a 450mm x 450mm x100mm one a couple of years ago.
It appears I now use all of them to gather dust........
Edited By jimmy b on 21/07/2019 11:11:20
|Thread: ALDI Printer Problem|
I had exactly the same experience with mine!
Problem turned out to brittle filament, breaking up. All I have done is switch to a different filament.
|Thread: Beta 1 case hardening any good|
Very good results!
I have used that stuff with very results.
|Thread: brass needed|
|Thread: WM18 Broken :(|
I had a similar thing happen to my Weiss mill. I bought 2 replacement gears, never had a problem since.
Take the hit in the pocket and know its the right item.
|Thread: Is this chuck too big/heavy?|
I went from a 100mm chuck to 125mm on my SC4.
The change was worth it for the extra capacity.
|Thread: What method do you use to find center height for your lathe bit?|
I use a cheap "thickness" gauge.
Works pretty well.
Edited By jimmy b on 29/06/2019 07:43:11
|Thread: Do you clean your workshop at the end of the day?|
If you are like me, low!
Comes and goes for me!
Sometimes i'm really good, other times, I just shut the door!
|Thread: What to do,what to do.|
I bought one last year (and three sets of soft jaws.....). Its been useful, but to be honest, I could live without it!
But, if you need one, you need one.
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