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by shild
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine stand
Replies: 16
Views: 2687

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: 2543

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: 2543

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: 2543

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: 2543

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: 2543

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: 2543

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: 1761

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: 3114

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!?!
by shild
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Running a live steamer "1930s style"
Replies: 29
Views: 6352

Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

Hello My Friends Very cool John, track and film. But wait, shouldn't film of 3/4" engines be black and white? Oh, I guess it's not film these days, it's video. Just a confused old guy! Too much fun! Wish I could have been there. Jack If he lets me go I can take care of that. I just don't have a liv...
by shild
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Running a live steamer "1930s style"
Replies: 29
Views: 6352

Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

JohnK wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:11 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6SpOCNAtaI

Here is Frodo, running in the rain.
Was hoping you'd put another vid up. Looks like you're working on a switch now? Did you ever get the track to stop slowly walking toward the fence?
by shild
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Are 7/8" R8 collets worth having?
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

Re: Are 7/8" R8 collets worth having?

Thanks for the replies everyone! From my experience I had a contract for drilling and reaming a 3 1/2 deep hole. Drill was 63/64 taper shank drill cut and turned to 7/8" Reamer was 1" carbide tipped with a 7/8" shank. The hole was welded solid with Esab ER70s wire. I would average 125 holes drilled ...