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by 10KPete
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: FRUSTRATED with threading tubing
Replies: 18
Views: 1247

Re: FRUSTRATED with threading tubing

Collets. Make one to fit. 1/2" rod. Drill hole to fit tube. Slit one side with a hack saw. Joe's yer nephew!

Pete
by 10KPete
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Petroleum Jelly (aka Vaseline) shelf life
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: Petroleum Jelly (aka Vaseline) shelf life

I have a small jar of it that's been in the shop since the late '60s. It's darkened slightly but is still good. I don't think the highly refined grease will deteriorate much in a hundred years sealed in the jar.

Very handy stuff !

Pete
by 10KPete
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Benchmaster milling machine.
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: Benchmaster milling machine.

Benchmasters have an MT2 spindle.

Pete
by 10KPete
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Benchmaster milling machine.
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: Benchmaster milling machine.

I have a Benchmaster vertical. It's a small machine but nicely built. The major drawback, compared to larger machines, is that the quill is fixed. It doesn't move in a drill press fashion so drilling/spotting holds is done by raising the knee. The other unusual thing is that the knee screw extends t...
by 10KPete
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Brand new old school south Bend 10” lathe!
Replies: 16
Views: 1970

Re: Brand new old school south Bend 10” lathe!

That 10K is a brand new machine with most all the tooling. It has a hardened bed. It's built better than any lathe it's size on the market today. It's got a couple of life times of home shop use in it and then there is more than enough left to rebuild for another lifetime in someones shop. You won't...
by 10KPete
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: steamin10 (Big Dave)
Replies: 47
Views: 4807

Re: steamin10 (Big Dave)

Gonna miss him. Good man.

Pete
by 10KPete
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 456
Views: 62302

Re: 12" working railroad

Ehhhh. That's the PNW. If ya don't like the weather, just wait a bit.

Pete
by 10KPete
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: steamin10 (Big Dave)
Replies: 47
Views: 4807

Re: steamin10 (Big Dave)

Tell Rose that we're all praying for the best.

Pete
by 10KPete
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Phoson 0 brazing rod
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: Phoson 0 brazing rod

Absolutely correct, Russ! Makes changes causing brittleness.

I used to do a lot of fabricating with Sil-Fos, gas and tig, and it can't be beat for how handy it is compared to actually welding copper, which takes loads more heat!

Pete
by 10KPete
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are these things?
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: What are these things?

Long ago I had some Somma tooling and a catalog. I remember those and, they are cut-off tools. They mounted on a shank like the pre-formed 60* threading tools that looked similar...

Make a shank and use a good stout bolt,,

Nice find!

Pete
by 10KPete
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Vintage Craftsman Drill Press
Replies: 10
Views: 1404

Re: Vintage Craftsman Drill Press

Yep, folks think the old is no good and the new is best. Very ignorant! With the old machines there is enough material and correct design to allow one to re-build to new. The new one's hardly have enough material there to hold them together!!!

Cheers!

Pete
by 10KPete
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Vintage Craftsman Drill Press
Replies: 10
Views: 1404

Re: Vintage Craftsman Drill Press

You should post an intro. first so we know who we're talking to... :D

Picture? I have a couple of oldies (one from the middle '30s) and like them more than the new ones. So in my mind they are quite valuable!

Pete