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by 10KPete
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Bygone Era
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: A Bygone Era

Yup. Can't add to that...

Pete
by 10KPete
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wendy suspension vs. 'normal' springing.
Replies: 24
Views: 1850

Re: Wendy suspension vs. 'normal' springing.

That's sorta what I've been thinking Kimball. As I think about the way these small four wheelers run and track I think that what you've said makes more sense than trying to fabricate a suspension system.

Pete
by 10KPete
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wendy suspension vs. 'normal' springing.
Replies: 24
Views: 1850

Re: Wendy suspension vs. 'normal' springing.

Scotty, I haven't started a real build yet. Doing a lot of designing and head scratchin' plus working on clearing out the shop. Lots of 'junk' to clear out. Projects and 'other' hobbies need to go or be minimized, etc....

Thanks for checking in!

Pete
by 10KPete
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10" southbend
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: 10" southbend

You have the big bore heavy 10. There are lots of backplates/chucks out there for that thread. Do some serious looking around before you put time into making one.

Good machines.

Pete
by 10KPete
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Screw drivers @#!$!!
Replies: 18
Views: 773

Re: Screw drivers @#!$!!

I've had the big set from Wheeler Engineering, made for armorers, for over 10 years now and I love 'em. 99% of the sizes I need, which is a huge range, I can find there. Otherwise I make 'em.

40 years ago the Stanley 100 was the one to beat...

Pete
by 10KPete
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bearing Fits?
Replies: 29
Views: 1111

Re: Bearing Fits?

It depends upon materials, length of brng, thickness of brng. All affect the tension developed in the ring/bearing when pressed on. And that determines the force required. But, life is easy these days. Almost all the bearing manufacturers, and many distributors, have all the technical information yo...
by 10KPete
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Band saw blades
Replies: 11
Views: 500

Re: Band saw blades

Interesting you mention that, Stephen. The blade that came with my almost new, second hand, standard old Chinese saw cut everything I threw at it for a long time. It died, and I cried, when I stupidly set it to work on an old cast iron sash weight with out checking for hard skin. Skinned the teeth r...
by 10KPete
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to find large morse taper drills?
Replies: 19
Views: 683

Re: Where to find large morse taper drills?

Look for spade drills. Shank that takes a HSS flat insert that's easy to sharpen. As big as ya' want. Any shank.

Pete
by 10KPete
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Band saw blades
Replies: 11
Views: 500

Re: Band saw blades

Lenox is about the best you can get. Take the time to read about matching blade to material on their web site. Price is not an indicator of quality. The good makers make blades for different purposes but for most of our uses the blades are at the low cost end 'cause they're not exotic.

Pete
by 10KPete
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Engine not selling # 2 ****SOLD****
Replies: 9
Views: 936

Re: Engine not selling # 2

It's like selling a boat... wait for early spring.

Pete
by 10KPete
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT maybe......Stainless clips for plating Nickle...
Replies: 2
Views: 274

OT maybe......Stainless clips for plating Nickle...

I know copper, steel, etc. can't be used in a nickle acetate bath because of contamination. What about stainless steel clips and wires??

Thanks,
Pete
by 10KPete
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: steam engine need help!
Replies: 26
Views: 1464

Re: steam engine need help!

Steam engines are run with steam oil that is selected for it's ability to, among other things, stick to metal. Cast iron quickly develops a 'seasoning', like a cast iron frying pan, that I swear is water proof. Now, my experience is with marine engines but I suspect the same is true of any cast iron...