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by 10KPete
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boilers and anodes
Replies: 22
Views: 831

Re: Boilers and anodes

What he said! One of the best examples I can think of concerning aluminum/stainless steel things in salt and fresh water is the older Volvo-Penta outdrives. We've got tons of them around here and a lot of them are still giving great service. Like most marine drives, the housings are alloy castings (...
by 10KPete
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Min-Its center finder
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Min-Its center finder

That is a really great idea! All the bits in one tool, only a few seconds to put in and go!
Wow.

Pete
by 10KPete
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Old lincoln buzzbox quit
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Re: Old lincoln buzzbox quit

I had one of those for about 30 years also. A friend now has had it for 10 years. Still going strong! They are really simple and what you've done should have found the problem. However, I think that fan is 120 VAC and if so it takes it's power from only one leg of the 220 to the neutral. If you've l...
by 10KPete
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floating reamer holders
Replies: 21
Views: 4095

Re: Floating reamer holders

John is correct about those old ones if you can find one. The Hemmingway unit seems to be correctly designed, and I may purchase their plans as I find I'm needing one again and the design is a bit simpler than the one I did over 30 years ago!

Thank you, RSG, for pointing out Hemmingway's!

Pete
by 10KPete
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floating reamer holders
Replies: 21
Views: 4095

Re: Floating reamer holders

I'll pitch in late. Floating holders seem to have two designs: those that allow the reamer axis to float while remaining perfectly parallel to the headstock axis and those that don't. Avoid the latter as they only allow angular motion. The good ones float axially and angularlly. This axial is achiev...
by 10KPete
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 3 jaw chuck
Replies: 29
Views: 8959

Re: 3 jaw chuck

Thanks, guys, for filling in the gaps!! :oops:

Pete
by 10KPete
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 3 jaw chuck
Replies: 29
Views: 8959

Re: 3 jaw chuck

If the chuck scroll is worn, each different size piece chucked will come to a different center. If the jaw gripping surfaces are worn, changing the size of the part will not change which jaw shows high/low. Most new 3 jaw chucks aren't going to get better than about .003" TIR overall anyway unless o...
by 10KPete
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lathe leveling
Replies: 8
Views: 2509

Re: Lathe leveling

Remember to take in to account the wear on the bottom of the saddle. On most lathes it will be 4 or 5 times more than is what is seen on the bed. The saddle is short compared to the bed and travels the bed, so.... And the left operator side will have the most wear. I will long remember when that dis...
by 10KPete
Tue May 14, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Phoson 0 brazing rod
Replies: 13
Views: 10260

Re: Phoson 0 brazing rod

Bill, I think you meant Cadmium , not Chromium.

For future followers of the thread. Which is great!

Pete
by 10KPete
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: FRUSTRATED with threading tubing
Replies: 18
Views: 5926

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: 3772

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: 1605

Re: Benchmaster milling machine.

Benchmasters have an MT2 spindle.

Pete