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by squandt
Fri May 10, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Darkening / "bluing" brass?
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: Darkening / "bluing" brass?

If you can not find it near you try Brownells.com this is the largest supplyer gunsmith supply,they have all kinds of stuff to color metal.
by squandt
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Big machine tools that will blow your brains out
Replies: 7
Views: 1156

Re: Big machine tools that will blow your brains out

you should see the size of the tools used to make the gun that went on Battle ships, steam powdered hammers to forge gun tubes, the mills to make the breech, the shaper to make the mount, the lath was so long a man rode the tool holder to watch the cut. Town I grew up in had a company called YUBA in...
by squandt
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: small amounts of o-rings s/s balls etc
Replies: 9
Views: 1114

small amounts of o-rings s/s balls etc

Hello all,I am looking for a suppler that sells small amounts of supplies O-rings, s/s balls etc. I know that I can get stuff from McMaster Carr,I do not need 100 or more, I have looked on line for small sellers in hardware(o-rings etc) no luck. Any help would be great.
by squandt
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE tube for steam?
Replies: 18
Views: 2126

Re: PTFE tube for steam?

worked in the plastic thermoforming industry were we had oven's that ran at 900deg's plus, used the stainless wrapped ptfe as air line's that supplied air at 120 psi to hold the sheet material in the clamp frame to heat anywere from 2 to 10 min. Never had any blow out or melt, so steam is no big dea...
by squandt
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil firing in 1" scale
Replies: 15
Views: 3137

Re: Oil firing in 1" scale

on the IBLS web site you will find under the steam engine parts heading an artical by Gordon Corwin about using oil to fire a 3/4 scale engine. You may find it usefull in your quest.
by squandt
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Broken Drill Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 3394

Re: Broken Drill Removal

if I recall ,there are several other post's on how to do this, I removed a broken tap using acid (battery) from a brass casting. Worked very well, took 2 days, acid was cut with water, casting is now finished pump( water).
by squandt
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: fire door openning( right /left)
Replies: 12
Views: 2746

fire door openning( right /left)

Hello all, which way should the fire door swing? I see most hinged from the right,coal burnners seem to be the one's I see that way, I am going to use LP. does it matter? Being right handed,seem's that the door would get in the way of the stuff on that side.
by squandt
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: welding boiler
Replies: 13
Views: 3148

welding boiler

Hello to all, I have a question about MIG welding a boiler. I have read that you should not use a MIG welder to weld your boiler. Why is this? As I have seen a boiler welded with a Mig welder for use in the food canning industry. the boiler working psi was 350 lbs. It was gas fired and ran 24/7 at t...
by squandt
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: nuts and bolts in scale
Replies: 20
Views: 5149

nuts and bolts in scale

I am looking for scale nuts and bolts,all the place's in the past I got them from seem to be gone. Any one out there have a special place to get them?
by squandt
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WRENCHES!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 3176

Re: WRENCHES!!!!

Try any supplyer of computer building tools, as there are many small nuts and bolts used to mount motherboards and other parts to the frame of the housing.
by squandt
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Little engines project
Replies: 8
Views: 2656

Re: Little engines project

what scale?You don't state.
by squandt
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: brass sales in the Cleveland area
Replies: 3
Views: 1252

brass sales in the Cleveland area

Hello all, I am trying to find a supply house in the Cleveland Ohio area that sells to our hobbie.Found one that sells steel, alum, and s/s that you can go pick up.Have not found one for brass or bronze that do not want an arm and leg to ship ( know it is ups that set price). If an one knows of one ...