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by Al_Messer
Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hudson Honey
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

Hudson Honey

After having been away for nearly a year, I am curious: is "Hudson Honey" still doing that great work with her mini machines?

Al
by Al_Messer
Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tales of Woe!
Replies: 12
Views: 1741

Re: Tales of Woe!

I bought some 1/4" CR rods from Tractor Supply that were very difficult to thread, so I went back to square one and measured them. Behold!! They were several thous over-sized! Guess I learned my lesson about always needing to measure stock before trying to thread it!

Al
by Al_Messer
Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane burner suggestions for 6" vertical boiler
Replies: 26
Views: 3123

Re: Propane burner suggestions for 6" vertical boiler

How about the burner out of a Turkey deep fryer?

Al
by Al_Messer
Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Cannon Barrel
Replies: 31
Views: 9662

Re: Cannon Barrel

Does Barney's Cannons still supply cast barrel blanks?

Al
by Al_Messer
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: worthington pump
Replies: 380
Views: 55035

Re: worthington pump

When do we get to see the Dress and Heels??

Al
by Al_Messer
Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: worthington pump
Replies: 380
Views: 55035

Re: worthington pump

I am constantly amazed at your skills and you don't even have a Hardinge EE in your Kitchen shop! Will wonders ever cease? Good work and good luck!!

Al
by Al_Messer
Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: making gun barrels in the lathe
Replies: 52
Views: 45650

Re: making gun barrels in the lathe

As I have said before: "Good on yer, Mate!!!" I think that you've got a winner!

Al
by Al_Messer
Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: .22 Hornet Revolver
Replies: 12
Views: 6538

Re: .22 Hornet Revolver

O.K., how about the differences in case length and consequently, cylinder length?
by Al_Messer
Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: .22 Hornet Revolver
Replies: 12
Views: 6538

Re: .22 Hornet Revolver

O.K.--what would be the advantage of a .22 Hornet in a 6 inch barrel vs, a .22 Rimfire Magnum cartridge in the same length barrel? BTW_Frank DeHaas had a bunch of .22 wildcat revolver cartridges to his credit. See "Guns" magazine, April 1960.
by Al_Messer
Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carrier Turns Bandsaw Over in Truck
Replies: 21
Views: 2150

Re: Carrier Turns Bandsaw Over in Truck

I was in the freight business for over 20 years, most of the time as a claim agent. Things have really gone to pot since Congress de-regulated the industry. It seems to me that nowdays, any thing goes and to heck with the customer. I'm glad that things worked out in spite of all the trouble and I ho...
by Al_Messer
Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: My new Cannon
Replies: 4
Views: 3211

Re: My new Cannon

Great looking job! Congratulations on your fine workmanship. Not being too nosey, but what did you have to pay for a hunk of Brass that size?

Al
by Al_Messer
Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: balanced poppet valves for steam
Replies: 3
Views: 1528

Re: balanced poppet valves for steam

The now defunct(I Think) magazine "Light Steam Power" had over the years lots of experimental engine articles. It would contain a wealth of info if you could lay hands on some bound issues. Good luck! Also, check out the work of Abner Doble.

Al