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: Case Hardening|
I have very good results with that same stuff from ebay.
I really wouldn't bother making my own!
|Thread: Breaking bandsaw blades|
I can't help with any advise, other than to say I leave my bandsaw tensioned all the time, with no ill effects.
|Thread: Recommend a Small Parts Lathe for £2k.|
The SC4 has been a more reliable machine and has done a lot of work for me.
The Crusader (mine is the deluxe) is a more capable machine. The DRO fitted to this is very useful.
I have found that the two lathes actually compliment each other very well.
As for reliability, the SC4 has done thousands pf hours of work and not really gone wrong, on the other hand, the Crusader has given me enough trouble with the motor, to push me in to spend on a VFD and new motor.
If I was to but one from business use, I'd seriously consider the Chester Variable speed 415v version.
I have both the SC4 and Crusader lathes.
Very happy with both.
|Thread: which lathe?|
I have machined Olite bearings a few times. Re oiling is not a problem and actually standard practice link
|Thread: Long bed lathes affected by the tide|
I have heard this. Could well be true.
Some very highend machines have to have their own "slab" so that other machines vibrations don't interfere with them.
We once had trouble on CNC lathe with surface finish, eventually traced to a big mill at the bottom of the shop!!
|Thread: LPG heater- fumes|
I just use an electric radiator. 2.5kw heats 10' x 8' shed for about a fiver a week.
|Thread: ARC Catalogue No.11|
Mine came today, nice to have a look through and get some ideas.
|Thread: 1.1kw motor iffy|
That could explain a lot!
I had endless troubles with my Chester Crusader motor. I changed the run and start capacitors several times, but the motor just kept playing up.
I've now got a VFD on the lathe and easily double the power.
I now suspect that the motor was not to clever!
|Thread: 3D printer recommendations|
It all depends on your budget.
I'm now using the Balco one from Aldi. £250 and worth every penny, to me.
I use Fusion360 (for free) to design things.
|Thread: My new lathe a Warco 918|
I get my CCGT inserts from SHOP-APT.
You can get inserts in packs of 2.
|Thread: Quorn MK3!|
I have just seen the Quorn Mk3.
This could be the unfinished project I need!!
|Thread: Inverters and stop switches|
As I don't fully understand VFD's I'm just enjoying the "new" lathe mine has given me!
I have just installed the remote pendant and made a mechanical "interlock" cover for the switch, that covers the srtart button unless the chuck guard is down (to prevent accidental starting).
|Thread: Chuck backplate mistake|
a or b.
I made one of my back plates oversize to the register to allow for fine tuning of run out.
|Thread: Cutting stainless steel rod. Bandsaw or chopsaw?|
I have quite a lot of 304 and 303 stainless on my Chester saw.
M42 blades and going slow are the secret!
|Thread: Moore and Wright Micrometer|
They are a press fit.
|Thread: The wonderful world of gauge blocks|
I was happy with an inch set, right up to the point I saw a rally nice metric set!
Just wait until you discover how use full gauge block accessory sets are!
|Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019|
Fitted a cheap digital tachometer to the crusader today.
Since fitting the VFD, I've been a bit lost with speeds!
|Thread: Slideways oil|
I use proper slideway 68, I possibly use a 1ltr a year between two lathes and mill.
Not worth using anything else.
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