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: General Question|
I think 3 months is way too long.
My purchases from china are usually around 4 weeks, best 6 days, over 6 weeks they are gone!!!
|Thread: Good Evenin' all|
Sounds like a good workshop you've got there!
|Thread: Help choosing a Chinese lathe please|
+1 for Sieg lathes.
If you could stretch to a SC4, they are extremely capable, otherwise I would highly recommend an SC3, I feel the SC2 could be too small for your 300mm centre distance.
|Thread: Dumb question from a none driver|
The DVLA do check if an MOT and insurance are in place.
I would trust the online check over a post office employee any day of the week.
When I tax my vehicles online, insurance and MOT are checked by the DVLA.
|Thread: Equity release!|
Sounds like a plan!
|Thread: Torx head variant or faulty batch?|
Its a faulty Torx.
I have had problems before with cap screws being under size/over size. I once even had some with out any hex at all!
When you think how big the batches must be (100,000??) having some bad ones slip through, can't be too much of a surprise.
I'm with you there Phil!
Some years ago, a work mate asked if he could borrow a pair of axle stands, an angle grinder and trolley jack.
I say, "sure thing, what do you want them for?", believe it or not, the answer I got was "I'm going to restore a car, I'll only need them for 6 months"!
Needless to say, I declined.......
|Thread: Black Oxide coating|
I usually just heat and dunk in some old engine oil.
This weekend I tried a 3 stage chemical blacking kit I got off Ebay. I must say it is far easier and quicker (and probably a lot safer) than heating things up.
|Thread: Is your spindle bore large enough?|
I will say that I have never wanted a smaller spindle bore!
|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|
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