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: What Material for a rear tool post|
|EN1a should be fine. |
I've now got front and rear QCTP.
|Thread: Parting off - again, sorry|
|How far away from the chuck are you parting off? It looks to be quite away?|
|Thread: Quick change toolpost|
I use a "222" on my Chester Crusader (Ø300mm swing) and a "000" on my Sieg SC4. Both are perfect size.
I could have possibly got away with a "111" on the big lathe, but most of my tools are 16mm shank.
Going over to a wedge QCTP has transformed the tool holding.
|Thread: Carbide threading inserts.|
Very good point Jason!
I had some from Ebay a few weeks ago, total rubbish, clearly reject items!!
**LINK** are my choice for inserts usually.
|Thread: MEW 273|
That was bothering me too!
|Thread: Spiral taps|
Spiral flute are for blind holes and spiral point are for through holes.
|Thread: Rocol RTD shelf life|
I've just read the data sheet for it...
That said, RTD liquid is the best I've found for stainless threading. I do now use an extractor fan though, as the fumes are bit bad.....
|Thread: A Big Treat coming for Readers of MEW|
|Thank you Jason and Neil. I'm looking forward to trying this. |
Do you know what the cost of the package is?
That's got my attention!
|Thread: New Workshop|
|Well said Ron!|
|Thread: Better resealing alternatives to paint tins?|
Could you just buy some smaller empty tins?
|Thread: Extra axis on lathe?|
I'm very pleased with progress so far. I'm powering the spindle with a Makita battery drill for now. Its working very well!
Just need to sort out a spindle brake and indexing ring for the back of the spindle next.
I've just got back from Arceurotrade with **LINK**
|Thread: Simple Ball Turner Attachment for the Lathe|
I had thought of trying that on my Crusader, but .015" size difference put paid to that one....
|Thread: Dormer centre drill grind - effective or defective?|
Its not unheard of to get "duds"!
At work, we've had a fair few over the years.
|Thread: What are these drill inserts|
Bottom picture is of Iscar "multi-master", screw on inserts
Never liked using them myself.....
|Thread: Kempes yearbook, worth getting?|
Got my Kempe's book yesterday.
Better than I thought it.
Thank you all for the feedback.
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