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Thread: Adhesive Storage?
17/05/2019 16:13:02

I had some very expensive glue that had to stored (once opened) in the freezer.

All ok, until the wife sorted the freezer and chucked it!!

Jim

Thread: The Chocolate Fireguard as designed by Mercedes Benz
11/05/2019 11:47:59
Posted by Kiwi Bloke 1 on 11/05/2019 10:34:59:

I still don't understand where all the extra electricity is going to come from, nor how it will be distributed at the currents required for mass quick charging without rebuilding the entire grid.

I guess that people said the same about petrol, when cars started being sold!

Jim

Thread: Loctite minefield
11/05/2019 10:11:54

**LINK**

This is a good guide to Loctite stuff

Jim

Thread: Turning Cast Iron question - Health & Cleaning Up
07/05/2019 18:53:28

In my younger days, I spent a few years grinding cast iron. In those days you got a pint a milk to help with the dust!

Even now, I hate working with the stuff!

Jim

Thread: insert identification
07/05/2019 18:29:44

iscar try here

Jim

06/05/2019 16:18:13

They are GIP inserts.

Did they come in a box? The bottom picture looks to show a damaged insert?

Jim

Thread: Workshop Clock
02/05/2019 18:31:58

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I think it would compliment my shop clock nicely!

Jim

Thread: Threading 1/8 stainless steel
02/05/2019 05:32:35

I have cut a massive amount of M6 threads in 304 and 316 stainless.

I have found the only cutting to work for me is Rocol RTD liquid.

I only use "spiral entry" HSS dies (any GOOD supplier of dies will know what these are, they do not need backing off).

I would also only use bored soft jaws or ER collet to hold the stock.

I'd guess at 200 rpm if I was to have a go at 1/8" in stainless.

Good luck!

Jim

Thread: The Chocolate Fireguard as designed by Mercedes Benz
28/04/2019 17:10:34

Nice to see Volvo's are not on the list!

I'm a "stick it N and foot brake on" man. NIDY, feel free to stick high beam on, I have auto dimming mirrors yes

Jim

Thread: The cheapest DRO ever?
26/04/2019 15:37:21

I've done this on one of my lathes. It works very well!

Jim

Thread: Wentworth woodhouse
22/04/2019 20:38:27

I'm sure its going to be a real labour of love!

Good luck.

Jim

Thread: Cheap DRO for Mill
22/04/2019 16:30:17

There are some much better instructions for the "Sino" type DRO units.

I can't paste PDF here, but if any one wants them, message me your email.

Jim

Thread: Presumably this is done using CNC... but even so its impressive
20/04/2019 21:26:05

Impressive!

Jim

Thread: Aldi 3D printer
19/04/2019 14:30:35

My new Aldi printer came today.

To say I'm impressed is an understatement! After having to build my last Fisher one from scratch, I was very happy to printing withing ten minutes!!

Jim

Thread: Impressive Workshop in Germany
14/04/2019 19:21:08

I'd have cleaned up the workshop and cleaned the machines, if John was coming to film me!

Sour grapes indeed!!

Jim

Thread: Knurling Tool for Mini Lathe
13/04/2019 13:40:34
Posted by andrew lyner on 13/04/2019 10:35:05:
Posted by not done it yet on 13/04/2019 09:00:23:

He might be living in Australia for all his profile tells us!

 

I just got back indoors from feeding the kangaroos and read this. Usual sloppy thing about filling in my profile but I do worry about the dangers of this new fangled internet. Risks and benefits, you know. Essex is where I live, since moving back from Wogga Wogga - I really miss those dingos.

That RGD tool in the link does look a bit flimsy and the ones on eBay here, look more substantial and a bit bigger. Has anyone tried one of those? The useful gap seems to be a bit under 40mm, which would be good if it's not too wobbly. It has the right size shank for me and there are extra wheels. The 50mm Warco one looks less substantial from the picture but someone mentioned the problem with relying on pictures.

The Ebay one looks worth a chance

 

Jim

Edited By jimmy b on 13/04/2019 13:51:11

13/04/2019 09:24:35

Axminster and £ are a give away that he lives in the UK.

 

I'd be inclined to go for the £31 Axminster one, if the capacity of 25mm is enough.

 

**LINK**

The main failing of the cheaper ones is a flex, due to the thin shank.

 

Jim

Edited By jimmy b on 13/04/2019 09:24:53

Thread: Kant Twist clamps
10/04/2019 18:12:17

I got a few pairs from MSC over Christmas.

They are often in the sale flyer for half price

Jim

Thread: Sending of heavy items
09/04/2019 08:40:31

We've been metric/imperial for years.

Cars are a prime example!!! Mix of inch and mm on tyres.

Jim

Thread: A close shave or why safety glasses are a must
09/04/2019 08:38:00

First thing I do is put my safety specs on.

Nearly lost my eye 12 years ago at work! (long story, 5 operations to save the eye)

Jim

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