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Member postings for jimmy b

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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

Thread: Sending of heavy items
08/04/2019 16:33:30

I use Hermes for up to 15kg.

Much cheaper and they collect.

Jim

Thread: Lathe Carriage Stop
03/04/2019 18:09:16

Nice!

Jim

Thread: Smoke detectors
24/03/2019 09:51:32

After a shed fire a few years ago, I have two smoke alarms.

Not sure what type they are, but they will go off if have carried away with cutting oil! I take that as the reminder to switch on the extractor!

Jim

Thread: 15mm and 7/16" diameter HSS tool steel bar
09/03/2019 18:44:02

I misread!

I buy drill blanks from MSC when I need HSS blanks

 

Jim

Edited By jimmy b on 09/03/2019 18:45:27

09/03/2019 17:21:39

I've just had a look and they list both sizes. I use them for my silver steel now.

Jim

09/03/2019 17:19:58

Try groundflatstock.com

Jim

Thread: The Frrankenlathe
09/03/2019 08:58:01

surprise

Jim

Thread: AutoCAD substitute
06/03/2019 09:04:03

They don't check, but you will need new email address to any used with Autodesk before.

And have to completely remove any software.....

Jim

Thread: Greetings!
23/02/2019 08:22:21

Welcome Justin,

I'm a long time follower of yours!

Looking forward to your input.

Jim

Thread: 3 Jaw self centering ER chuck
20/02/2019 10:45:30

I just used to hold an ER collet chuck in some soft jaws.

I really can't see an advantage to how this is shown.

JIm

Thread: Hello from Hinckley
19/02/2019 18:32:22
Posted by Old School on 19/02/2019 14:11:12:

Hi Mike I live near Market Bosworth, and like you I have interests in engineering currently running tether cars in Europe but for how much longer I don't know but anything fast interests me.

locsl ME club is the North West Leic,s Model Eng Society.

Funnily enough, I'm only a couple of miles away from Bosworth!

Jim

Thread: Lathe Identification
16/02/2019 18:56:02

Good luck.

Jim

Thread: Anyone fitted a DRO to Sieg SC4?
10/02/2019 05:14:08

Alan,

That's a neat set up!

There has been some good ideas on this thread thanks to everyone that has replied.

I'm still undecided!!

Jim

Thread: KX1 CNC Mill Clearance Offer
09/02/2019 18:59:19
Posted by JasonB on 09/02/2019 18:09:03:
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 09/02/2019 17:46:36:

Just to say I'l looking forward to the KX1 (but not to making space for it...)

You are not the only one with that problem and the KX3 is bigger!

I did say to Ketan that I may have to stick that old SX2.7 out in the garden under a tarp to get some bench space backdevil

I'll give it a good home wink

Jim

Thread: Batch turning small parts to tolerance
23/01/2019 17:10:20

I'd just bore some soft jaws.

Jim

Thread: New Products from ARC
12/01/2019 18:04:45

Treated myself to the 160mm self centring 4 jaw and some soft jaws....not sure what I "need" them for....

Jim

Thread: Anyone fitted a DRO to Sieg SC4?
12/01/2019 04:33:37

I've still not progressed with this project!

I'm using a modded tyre tread depth gauge on the cross slide and a modded caliper on the saddle.

Every time I revisit this, its the cross slide that stops it!

Jim

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