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by jlakes85
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 699
Views: 86221

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Sounds good. I eventually came to that conclusion as well unless you use an even bigger disk with tapped holes to toe clamp on the peripheral of the gear, which I definitely wasn't looking forward to
by jlakes85
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 699
Views: 86221

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Hi Tristan,

I was looking at page 27 to get ideas for machining the large gears. One question I have is how did you turn the 4.000 countersink/lip without running into the heads of the clamp bolts? Thanks again.

-jlakes85
by jlakes85
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector steam out
Replies: 7
Views: 1217

Injector steam out

Hi all,

The feedwater lines on my shay are 1/4 not. The injectors I'm using are for 5/16 od tubing. I got 5/16 to 1/4 steam rated compression fitting adapters from McMaster. Is there any issue with the feedwater output going from the smaller 5/16 tubing to the 1/4 pipe?

Thanks,

Jlakes85
by jlakes85
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Foundry Pattern Making
Replies: 25
Views: 3368

Re: Foundry Pattern Making

Hi Dave,

Which BCC urethane repro system do you use? I was watching the cylinder and driver pattern videos and couldn't narrow it down exactly..there's more than a few gray ones. Thanks again

-jlakes85
by jlakes85
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CBN cemented/insert tooling
Replies: 1
Views: 366

CBN cemented/insert tooling

Hi All,

Has anyone used these before? Seems to me like these are the holy Grail for hard turning and other difficult applications. Quite expensive, though.

-jlakes85
by jlakes85
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mounting Water Glass
Replies: 30
Views: 3391

Re: Mounting Water Glass

Hi Marty

Sounds good. Believe me I know it's ugly and I'm guessing the length of top piping is causing issue. The first few go around with rigid piping were a flop. Just ordered some more stuff from pm research and mc master
by jlakes85
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mounting Water Glass
Replies: 30
Views: 3391

Re: Mounting Water Glass

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Hi all,

Here is a temporary piping arrangement with 5/16 copper tube. Am I asking for trouble with this?
by jlakes85
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Emery Ohlenkamp SB 9" lathe
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Emery Ohlenkamp SB 9" lathe

Hi All,

I've been reading how EO had a 9" SB lathe bolted to an 800 lb steel plate (billet..?) Is there a picture of that machine floating around somewhere?

-jlakes85
by jlakes85
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Is the live steam hobby in decline?
Replies: 58
Views: 5001

Re: Is the live steam hobby in decline?

Don't forget Keith Fenner. I think he was one of the first to go on YT as a professional (after tubal Cain was practically the first machinist on YT to begin with), using no-nonsense equipment. Seeing up close for the first time what can be done with carbide insert tooling and a geared head 7.5 HP l...
by jlakes85
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Big News
Replies: 16
Views: 1896

Re: Big News

Come to Jersey..you know you want to..
by jlakes85
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Silver Soldering O/A tip size
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: Silver Soldering O/A tip size

Bill,

Sounds good. I picked up a #2 to go with the #0 that came with the set. I figure a soft 6 inch flame should be more than enough for an O/A only joint. I don't want to go broke constantly changing tanks on joints l that clearly require propane preheat😂 BTW, who sells seivert in the US now?
by jlakes85
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Silver Soldering O/A tip size
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: Silver Soldering O/A tip size

I was watching Dave scalavi on YT silver solder some smokebox piping that was 1/2 copper, using a soft flame. Something around that size