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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: Sieg SC4-510
18/06/2022 08:32:44

An SC4 is an excellent upgrade.

I've had one for years and literally 1,000s of hours work, highly recommended!


Thread: Total cost + import for Tormach PCNC 440, and alternatives?
09/06/2022 18:12:56


I too have bought the book for my Kindle.

I'm looking forward to enjoying this on my holiday.


Thread: JB Weld
05/06/2022 13:28:02

I do watch Project Farm on youtube.

For what it's worth, I think that his tests are good, I don't know of anywhere else that you could see tests on everyday tools etc.

I think that the comment about "has to be made in the USA" is plain rubbish, watch the videos and then comment.

The other comment about "talking plain rubbish" I couldn't agree more.....


05/06/2022 08:09:29

I'm a very big fan of JB Weld.

It's fixed things that I really thought destined for the bin


Thread: Failed Miller Transportation
04/06/2022 16:55:10

Given that Mike is asking for advice/opinion, who packed it does matter.


04/06/2022 12:29:56

I agree with the poor preparation for transport.

I'd doubt that there would be zny compensation offered, as the before photos are far from ideal. As a minimum, I'd expect it to be bolted and properly strapped to a better pallet.


Thread: A mandrel for long narrow tubes
14/05/2022 11:44:32

I've had good results with just o ring grooves cut in a bar.

The resulting push fit was enough to restrain the tube for machining.

Good luck.


Thread: Re-boring Grind Wheels
13/05/2022 15:23:50

As others have said, I'd not bother messing with the grind stones.

The biggest improvement will be to make some new dished washers. If needed re-cut face they locate off.


Thread: Cheap stuff
30/04/2022 16:01:08

I never visit boot sales.

I suspect far too much of the stuff is nicked.

I've worked at places where toolboxes have been stolen Given the amount of engineering "bargains" at these places I think it naive to think its not dodgy.

Same goes further trades tools sold at boot sales


Thread: Workshop warming
28/04/2022 16:37:57

I run a 3kw radiator for 6 months of the year.

I'll spend the money while I have it.


Thread: Cheap stuff
28/04/2022 04:26:31

Well said Steve.

Keep making the videos!


Thread: Blobs on 3D print..
25/04/2022 18:14:23

Glad you got it sorted!


23/04/2022 13:20:15

Alan, they really are quite impressive!

Some general info on 3D print problems HERE

I'm guessing from the amount of blobs, you are running a very low layer height? If so dropping the temp 10 - 15° could help.

Good luck.


Thread: work slipping while threading ...
17/04/2022 08:13:12

Holding in a collet would be the most secure.

Threading with a die is much more pressure than a turning tool!


Thread: An ER32 MT5 collet holder
16/04/2022 07:41:02

For milling in the lathe, mounting the tooling in the spindle would, by far be the best method.

ER collets are designed to hold all tooling.

There are many, much more preferred methods of holding in industry, all though, I would not expect these in the home shop.


Thread: Cardboard Packaging ? A Cautionary Tale
11/04/2022 05:20:04

Having had issues with rust on seldom used tools, I now renew the VCI paper and oil tools annually.

Over the top maybe, but better than finding tinworm!


Thread: Rising costs of materials
08/04/2022 12:04:25

It's much worse in industry!

We are seeing constant rises in steel costs and huge lead times (as much as 12 months).

Material quotes are often valid for only a few days, but I have been told some prices are only valid if ordered immediately!


Thread: ER16 Collets from Ebay
08/04/2022 09:15:29

Shopapt **LINK** have them with different accuracy stated.


Thread: O rings
08/04/2022 03:40:03

Would "X" section rings be any use?


Thread: Vice - again
06/04/2022 17:56:34
Posted by old mart on 06/04/2022 15:41:40:

Colin, that ARC 125mm versatile is the one I bought for extra size, it is not perfect, but certainly very good value for money. Some people cut off the lip behind the fixed jaw which allows a little more Y axis movement, I haven't done this with mine, but see no reason not to if required.

I did this at the weekend!

Worth doing.


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