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Member postings for jimmy b

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Thread: Chinese postal charges
10/01/2019 11:52:46

all of my recent purchases from China have been reposted in the UK. Interestingly the CN22 customs form has also been filled in honestly too!


Thread: Split die cutting undersize
09/01/2019 17:02:05

Have you checked the die against the bolt?

Don't try opening up or closing the die too much, they can split, don't ask how I know....


Thread: What did you do Today 2018
28/12/2018 16:27:22

Treated myself to some new clamps!

These are the first set of Kant Twist clamps I've had. Just like the look of them!



Thread: 2.05mm or #45?
13/12/2018 16:55:07

actual minor for M2.5 is 2.013mm to 2.138mm

Ø2.1 would be my choice


Thread: Arc Euro ER16 runout
09/12/2018 17:56:35

Its common practise in industry to clock reamers in ER collets, if they are out, slacken SLIGHTLY and tap true and re-tighten.

You can pay a staggering amount for precision collets....


Thread: Getting priorities right
09/12/2018 06:19:36
Posted by Andrew Evans on 08/12/2018 21:46:40:

Maybe smoking is the only thing she enjoys?

Maybe you could be put in charge of what people are allowed to do. What would be on your list of things a poor person couldn't do - smoke, drink and have children obviously. Could they have a TV? Probably only up to a certain size or else it would be "a massive TV".

Well said.


Thread: Anyone fitted a DRO to Sieg SC4?
08/12/2018 07:18:05

I'm giving some thought to fitting a DRO to my SC4.

I have been using a modified tyre tread depth gauge for the cross slide and a modified digital caliper on the carriage. This is fine for single tool use, but starts to get a bit involved if you are using more than one tool and a rear toolpost.

I have looked at the Chinese ones on Ebay, but they are a bit on the bulky side.

Has anyone fitted anything else or had thoughts on this?

Thank you, Jim

Thread: Getting priorities right
07/12/2018 15:48:42

I'm not going to judge any one.


Its far too easy to get on a high horse.


Live and let live.



Edited By jimmy b on 07/12/2018 15:53:55

Thread: Thread Wires.
04/12/2018 10:26:48

nidy are these the ones you refer



04/12/2018 09:55:12


These are what you need!

I've got a spread sheet that works everything out if you put in the effective thread diameter. If you are interested, message me your email and I'll send it you.


Thread: Interests other than Model Engineering
04/12/2018 07:36:10
My wife and kids
Thread: Cheap carbide inserts - where's the market?
29/11/2018 17:54:45

its a proper coating!

It can take some getting through with a diamond wheel!

When I found this I went through all my recent purchases from China, found 6 dud inserts (two in one box).

I'm happy to take the chance on the quality. Typically a box of ten DCMT070204 inserts cost around £3, so the risk is worth it in my book.

I did once buy some drills that were painted................


29/11/2018 15:16:28

I have had quite a few dodgy ones lately!!


I suspect poor quality rejects!!!!!

I just reground the top with a diamond wheel, worked ok.


Thread: Engine hoist in the Birmingham area,
25/11/2018 05:51:22

When I needed one, it worked out cheaper to buy!


I sold mine after a couple of months and only lost a tenner!


Thread: What did you do Today 2018
04/11/2018 19:39:28

Used my Hemingway wobble broach today, with great results!

I made the kit last year, used one broach and than put it away! I needed to broach an 8mm hex in some stainless today. Very impressed with the results I must say (once I'd managed to stop the tailstock "walking" back under whilst cutting the broach.



Thread: An alternative to parting-off
04/11/2018 18:55:21




Thread: Beautiful QCTP
03/11/2018 06:18:54
Posted by not done it yet on 02/11/2018 22:47:14:

Anyone any ideas of how it should read?

‘Add on”? “and a nice”?

I guess it should have read "Aloris" **LINK**

Very popular in the USA


Thread: For discussing the merits of alternative 3D CAD programs.
28/10/2018 09:43:34

The main reason that I'm keen to try this Alibre, is that I hoping that LESS options etc will make it easier to use. I'm OKish with Fusion, I struggle with full Autocad (just too advanced for me).

I'm going to wait until the paper copy of MEW arrives before I have a go!


Thread: Strangest tap I've ever seen!
27/10/2018 16:58:11


Not seen one like this before!


Thread: Hemingway Hacksaw
21/10/2018 20:14:02

Keep up the great work!


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