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by 10KPete
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 139
Views: 16069

Re: Woodinville Shops

Well done, Glenn! Now the real fun starts!

Pete
by 10KPete
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: An "OH SHYTE!" moment!
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: An "OH SHYTE!" moment!

At least the shellac dissolves in alcohol! The new stuff I haven't had much luck finding a solvent for.
Yuck!

Pete
by 10KPete
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spring making, coils folding over... help?
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: Spring making, coils folding over... help?

For most things, especially winding, wire must come off the reel/coil as a straight line, not off the end like a Slinky. Otherwise the twist will catch up with you!

Pete
by 10KPete
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Micro torch?
Replies: 28
Views: 1986

Re: Micro torch?

Please report back on your experiences with it!

Pete
by 10KPete
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Eye protection for silver soldering?
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Eye protection for silver soldering?

Dianne, you want a filter of the density used for gas welding, no denser. I have a face shield with a green ... well, shield... I use for gas welding and brazing. I wear spectacles so this is easiest for me.

Pete
by 10KPete
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Things they dont tell ya when you start casting. :)
Replies: 23
Views: 1728

Re: Things they dont tell ya when you start casting. :)

Lazz, you might like the moulding bench Mr.Pete made:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_7eRBzTGLo

Pete
by 10KPete
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 'soft' silver solder...
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: 'soft' silver solder...

The silver bearing solder you want is 95% tin, 5% silver. The hardware store stuff is 95% tin, 5% bismuth, or something like that, and is crap to use. The commercial names are Harris Sta-Bright, All State 430. Especially for brass or sstl, the liquid acid flux sold with those should be used. That al...
by 10KPete
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 2657

Re: Whistle advice?

With steam whistles, longer makes a lower note, bigger diameter makes more volume.

Pete
by 10KPete
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is MSC Totally Useless?
Replies: 45
Views: 4618

Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

and around $165 for the fractionals. How the hell do they get away with charging five times that!! I bought mine from Suncoast... Never ceases to amaze me... Pete MSC is $169.56 for the fractional set. I went back a few posts and see where the p/n thing was sorted out. Some of the prices are still ...
by 10KPete
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is MSC Totally Useless?
Replies: 45
Views: 4618

Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Holy flying hot chips!!! IIRC I paid like $71 for my number drills (10-24-17) and around $165 for the fractionals. How the hell do they get away with charging five times that!! I bought mine from Suncoast...

Never ceases to amaze me...

Pete
by 10KPete
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is MSC Totally Useless?
Replies: 45
Views: 4618

Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

SteveHGraham wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:34 pm
MSC wants $474 for the set Suncoast sells for $229.

This will be a difficult choice.

Thanks for the drill bit review, Pete. No one wants to be the first guy to jump off the cliff.
Well, the price is what got me and the recommendations clinched it. :D

Pete
by 10KPete
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is MSC Totally Useless?
Replies: 45
Views: 4618

Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

I signed up again. I found I had a set of stub length drills in my cart. Not a bad deal. Hertels, 118-degree for $278. That got me wondering, so I went to Suncoast Tools and found Rocky Mountain Twist Drill bits with 135-degree tips for $229 plus $10 shipping. I bought a set of Rocky Mountain stubs...