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: Safety Glasses|
I use varifocal safety glasses every day. I have no idea of the cost, as work pay.......
|Thread: 316 Stainless|
I machine a fair bit of 303, 304 and 316 stainless.
I use a small amount of Rocol RTD liquid **LINK**
If you are using insert tooling, you may not be taking a deep enough cut.
Slow and steady is the way to go.
I tend to use silversteel for hard wearing items (either hardened or in its natural state).
|Thread: chinese hit and miss engine|
Just because you bought something once that was no good, don't assume everything they sell is the same............................
|Thread: What lathes have you had?|
Mine in order,
Chester Conquest mini-lathe (sold)
SC4 (still got)
Chester Crusader (still got)
C3 (only one bought used,sold)
|Thread: How badly do I need a surface plate?|
I have had a variety of granite work top off cuts over the years.
Finally treated myself to a 450mm x 450mm x100mm one a couple of years ago.
It appears I now use all of them to gather dust........
Edited By jimmy b on 21/07/2019 11:11:20
|Thread: ALDI Printer Problem|
I had exactly the same experience with mine!
Problem turned out to brittle filament, breaking up. All I have done is switch to a different filament.
|Thread: Beta 1 case hardening any good|
Very good results!
I have used that stuff with very results.
|Thread: brass needed|
|Thread: WM18 Broken :(|
I had a similar thing happen to my Weiss mill. I bought 2 replacement gears, never had a problem since.
Take the hit in the pocket and know its the right item.
|Thread: Is this chuck too big/heavy?|
I went from a 100mm chuck to 125mm on my SC4.
The change was worth it for the extra capacity.
|Thread: What method do you use to find center height for your lathe bit?|
I use a cheap "thickness" gauge.
Works pretty well.
Edited By jimmy b on 29/06/2019 07:43:11
|Thread: Do you clean your workshop at the end of the day?|
If you are like me, low!
Comes and goes for me!
Sometimes i'm really good, other times, I just shut the door!
|Thread: What to do,what to do.|
I bought one last year (and three sets of soft jaws.....). Its been useful, but to be honest, I could live without it!
But, if you need one, you need one.
|Thread: HSS hire 500 kg folding engine crane|
Wise words Nick. Better to spend a small amount than have a nasty accident!
I was in a similar situation a few years back.
Due to the time scale of moving the lathe etc I would have needed the hoist for over a week.
Solution, I bought a hoist off ebay for £100, kept it a couple of months and sold it on ebay for about £80!
Certainly worth thinking about.
|Thread: Easy Button Die Storage Solution|
Nice solution to a problem.
The negativity is no surprise from certain quarters......
|Thread: Cheap Carbide Lathe Tools|
I've had some, in my opinion, good quality HSS is a better bet.
|Thread: Carbide inserts tool holders.|
You sure can! I've done this plenty of times.
Cheaper holders will be easier than high end ones though.
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