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Member postings for JimD

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Thread: Hello from Chester
21/08/2019 07:19:07

Morning and welcome Kevin.

I'm new here too but so far seems like a pretty great community.

Kind regards,


Thread: Grinding your own lathe cutters
19/08/2019 08:43:36
Posted by Martin Hamilton 1 on 18/08/2019 21:48:48:

Doug i have been using the cheap aluminium inserts from China for a while now on small lathes, i find they are a delight to use on most materials. They make such a clean crisp accurate cut with very little tool pressure on the work piece needed, which is what small low powered lathes need.

Morning Martin, do you have a link to the Chinese Aluminium inserts? Pm me if its classed as advertising here.


Edited By JimD on 19/08/2019 08:44:01

Thread: Flash player
16/08/2019 14:13:00

Brilliant, that works a treat. Thanks Adrian.

16/08/2019 13:44:21

It's not blocked by chrome, and newer issues of the mag work ok. Not sure really, was just bringing it to your attention.


16/08/2019 13:14:46

Cheers Jason.


16/08/2019 13:04:22

Hi all, not sure if this is the same for everyone but I cant view any of the archived issues from 277 back. I get an Adobe Flash error saying that it isn't up to date but the newer issues work ok.

EDIT: Apparently this is only on Chrome browser. Internet explorer seems to work ok.


Edited By JimD on 16/08/2019 13:06:09

Thread: Hello from Northampton
16/08/2019 10:44:51

Hi Tony

I will try and organise a visit soon, just had a baby so free time is like gold dust at the moment.


16/08/2019 06:45:16

Morning Graham, Howard,

Thanks for the warm welcome.

Howard, do they have a website or anything?


Thread: Good YouTube videos
15/08/2019 16:51:44

I think you have all named everyone I watch.

Watching their videos does however fill me with a sense of ability that I quite clearly don't have yet but practice makes perfect.

Thread: Meddings M4 Spring
15/08/2019 15:53:48

Hi John,

Thanks for the reply.

Its the belt drive with 2 speed gearbox version.

Ok, next payday I will order it up and get it done. Its the last piece to the puzzle so may aswell do it right!


Thread: Hello from Northampton
15/08/2019 15:51:23
Posted by Brian H on 15/08/2019 15:36:58:

Hello Jim and welcome to this wonderful forum. Now that you have the machining capability, what ae you intendng to do with it?

Don't forget, any questions just ask on here.


Hi Brian,

I have been thinking about doing some spinning tops in brass and stainless.

I think I will get some practice in first though.


15/08/2019 15:02:27

Hi everyone, new here.

My names Jim, from Northampton and I currently have a Boxford AUD lathe and a Medddings MF4 drill press.

Been a fan of machining for quite some time but now finally have a change to get into it properly.

Thread: Meddings M4 Spring
15/08/2019 14:55:22

Hi Guys,

I have just refurbished a Meddings MF4 drill press but the quill spring, as is a common thing, is broken.

Meddings would like £30 for a new, old stock replacement. I think this is rather pricey and was wondering if anyone has any experience with the ebay versions and which one I would need to replace my damaged one.


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