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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: How the crisis in container ships could ruin Christmas
22/08/2021 09:48:39

The shipping problem in China, will effect all of us. It's not just "cheap Chinese tat", that comes from China!


Thread: Interfering with fits?
15/08/2021 20:36:55

I have to agree with Loctite,

I'd go for a .001/2" thou clearance, as suggested by Old Mart,

Be sure to true the bore, after drilling, with a boring bar, before reaming.


Thread: Use Chequer (Tread) Plate as Roofing Sheet?
05/08/2021 18:44:37

When my felt roof gave up, I went with corrugated zinc sheets.

Best thing I ever did!


Thread: Anyone know what this is
01/08/2021 08:00:15

I can't help on this one, but have seen carbide drills with 2 extra "flutes" to give additional strength.

Any chance of some close up pictures of the flutes?


Thread: Advise to turn a thin router guide bush adapter
31/07/2021 05:46:53

Holding on 2.5mm with soft jaws would be fine.


Thread: Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition 2021
19/07/2021 16:58:41

Sad to hear this, but fully understand why.

Hopefully next year will see normality return.


Thread: Samsung mobile phone reset
18/07/2021 15:21:09

My wife had the same trouble last week (S10+).

Even the 3 button method wouldn't work. Trouble appears to have been the phone number, preset in the phone (not the sim). She had to call Samsung to get it sorted!

Good luck.


Thread: Mobility scooter spares
18/07/2021 12:42:20

I had a similar experience buying new batteries for my scooter.

Ended up buying some Lucas branded ones at good price and higher capacity.


Thread: Tool post height
06/07/2021 17:49:25

I've not had any trouble with tooling.

If I need to reduce the height of any tooling, I take it from the bottom of the tool, leaving the head as is (this part of the tool is not in the toolpost).


Thread: Milling machine in the (wood floored) workshop
03/07/2021 15:04:32

I had a similar problem when I put my Crusader lathe in the shed.

In the end I had to cut through the floor and poor a concrete base for it.

Good luck.


Thread: Which grade of stainless steel
27/06/2021 09:22:02

303 stainless has Sulphur in (0.15-0.35%), 316 has 0.03% max Sulphur content.


Thread: Cheap Boxford anyone?
26/06/2021 18:19:58

For that money, I'm tempted to make space!


Thread: Lack of material and prices
11/06/2021 15:25:33

This not a UK issue, the whole world is in the same situation.

As will always happen at times like this, companies are stock piling, which is making things worse.

Add in the lack of skilled and willing labour, this is going to take a long time to sort out!

There will, inevitably, be a price we all pay for this mess.


11/06/2021 04:30:13

At work we are now experiencing huge increases in price and lack of availability of materials.

Some stockists are only having quotes valid for 24 hours and lead times are unbelievable. 2" mild steel is on upto 3 months, from next day.

I'll continue to keep stocking up on the bar ends out the scrap bin!


Thread: Interpreting hex nut description
04/06/2021 19:38:46




Thread: What are these morse taper collets for?
01/06/2021 17:58:42

These are for holding taps. I have used them in the past at work.



Thread: New EBay payment regime
27/05/2021 18:13:30

Once ebay say the item has sold and been paid for, you can ship.

In the agreement with eaby, they can take money for disputes that go against you (£17.60 I think) as an admin cost.

I find it much easier than paying upto £100 selling fees...


Thread: Lathe Motor running Lumpy :-)
15/05/2021 16:57:16

I feel your pain Mark!

My Crusader got through 5 or 6 capacitors before I bit the bullet and got a VFD set up. I can honestly say it transformed the lathe!

The VFD unit is 2hp, but it feels like 3 times what it was before.


Thread: MT end mills slightly corroded
08/05/2021 07:43:18

I've had some fantastic results with an ultrasonic cleaner on some old taps and dies.

Evaporust is also very effective.


08/05/2021 07:43:17

I've had some fantastic results with an ultrasonic cleaner on some old taps and dies.

Evaporust is also very effective.


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