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by shild
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need help using alumalloy. Never used it before.
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: Need help using alumalloy. Never used it before.

DavidF wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:43 pm
Is that an anodized finish you trying to work on??
Yes but I scraped it off around area I'm trying to join.
by shild
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need help using alumalloy. Never used it before.
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: Need help using alumalloy. Never used it before.

Incase anyone is wondering, yes that is an upside down Barbie scooter I'm trying to recycle into something else. Maybe it's acting too much like a heatsink?
by shild
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need help using alumalloy. Never used it before.
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Need help using alumalloy. Never used it before.

I got some of those alumalloy rods to try to join a couple pieces of aluminum. Not having much luck. First tried a propane torch, then tried a map gas torch, then tried putting pieces of concrete on top of what I was trying to join to retain the heat better. The Alumalloy rod is bending from the tor...
by shild
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine stand
Replies: 16
Views: 3109

Re: Engine stand

Harbor freight products are awesome! Is that the same red the Central Machinery mill/drill, lathe, bandsaw, drill press and other products typically are? I'm trying to find a matching spray can because it's wearing off my machines.
by shild
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Can I get away with knurling over rust?
Replies: 20
Views: 2816

Re: Can I get away with knurling over rust?

Greg_Lewis wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:37 pm
A trip to the hardware store for a short piece of copper pipe will yield enough material for some jaw wraps.
Already have a 5/8" diameter piece. Will that do? I'm thinking do a single straight cut lengthwise and unroll it to a sheet.
by shild
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Can I get away with knurling over rust?
Replies: 20
Views: 2816

Re: Can I get away with knurling over rust?

Alright, guess I'm going to spend some time at the bandsaw cutting some aluminum to wrap around my jaws then. Thanks Harold!
by shild
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Can I get away with knurling over rust?
Replies: 20
Views: 2816

Re: Can I get away with knurling over rust?

And yes I am using a live center to hold it but I can't take all the jaws out of the 4-jaw and reverse them so I can compress the part up to something hard in the chuck with the live center. It just slides in the tape when I crank the tailstock wheel hard. Maybe the 3-jaw will work?
by shild
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Can I get away with knurling over rust?
Replies: 20
Views: 2816

Re: Can I get away with knurling over rust?

Things are not going too good for me right now! I did the stick method with the 2 knobs I needed on that stick. The knurl's came out very satisfactory, but then I had to put it back in the 4-jaw holding it by the knurl. So I wrapped several layers of masking tape around the knurl to protect it from ...
by shild
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Can I get away with knurling over rust?
Replies: 20
Views: 2816

Re: Can I get away with knurling over rust?

Alright thanks guys! Got another question, how fast is too fast when knurling? The piece of stock is 1" diameter and seems to be cold rolled. Was playing it really safe and only going about 100 rpm but it's safe to go much faster isn't it?
by shild
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Can I get away with knurling over rust?
Replies: 20
Views: 2816

Can I get away with knurling over rust?

Going make some knobs from round stock with some surface rust. It's already indicated in a 4-jaw. Do I have to do a pass to get rid of the rust or can I get away with just knurling the rust off?
by shild
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 14 ga. Steel Material cutting
Replies: 11
Views: 1884

Re: 14 ga. Steel Material cutting

When possible for smaller pieces, I'll run them in my mill/drill with smallest endmill I have. Once I bore a hole through I drop the head low as I can so it wears a part of the endmill that rarely gets used. So more even wear on my endmills.
by shild
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3 1/2 ha riding car drawings/ for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 3310

Re: 3 1/2 ha riding car drawings/ for sale

I want that riding car but currently all out of angle iron! Hmmmmmmm, maybe I'll chop my bedframe up and put the bed up on cinder blocks!?!