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Thread: 8mm harden rods 16 1/2" long. any suggestions??
02/06/2019 08:37:27

I'm have another tidy up in the shed.

I have 6 off Ø8mm hardened rods, 16 1/2" long. They are left over from my old 3D printer. I only found out they were hard, after trying cut them down....

Can anyone suggest a use for these? Or are they any use to someone?


Thread: ALDI 3D Balco printer
29/05/2019 18:43:23

I got one a few weeks ago.

Really pleased with it, done around 40+ prints, most over 3 hours and the only failure has been old filament.


Thread: Do you wear a mask grinding HSS tool bits?
28/05/2019 07:35:11

Interesting question!

I'll be honest and confess to never bothering.


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!!


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!


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


This is a good guide to Loctite stuff


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!


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

iscar try here


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?


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


I think it would compliment my shop clock nicely!


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!


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


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

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


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

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

Good luck.


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.


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



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!!


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!!


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



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.



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



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

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